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October 19 and 26, 2014
Spiral Anatomy™ Biomechanics and Energy Clinics.

9:00am-noon 2-days $95 Get ready to dance, run, hike, ski or bike!
Experience more fun and more freedom with better biomechanics, alignment, and whole-body integration. Have more speed, endurance and relaxation with less effort and pain. Take your movement art to its highest level--blend heart, mind, energy and spirit in movement. Check the new Chapter on Power Stretching as well as Tai Chi and Mind-Body Integration in Sports and Martial Arts and Subtle Energy Body pages to preview the kind of information taught by Susan Matthews in this workshop.

Classes and Seminars in the Four Corners with Susan A. Matthews, M.S., N.D.
Saturdays ne
w time: Regular Tai Chi and Qigong Classes 10am-11:15am
New Regular Tai Chi In The Park (behind high school S. Chestnut and 7th) 5:30pm Thursdays

Millennium Center, 20 W Main Street, downtown Cortez.

Beginning and Advanced instruction is a blend of training from Chen Style Tai Chi, Wu Style Tai Chi, Bagua, Xing-Yi, Tongbei, Tibetan Tai Chi, Lan Shou Quan, and Tibetan and Taoist Qigong. Susan Matthews gives special classes for rehabilitation for chronic pain, brain injury, mobility disorders and the symptoms of aging. Classes and workshops focus on: Basic and Advanced Tai Chi and Qigong, Push Hands, Strength and Flexibility, Senior Health, Balance, Posture, Hands, Arthritis, Joint and Point Massage, Parkinson's Rehabilitation, Walking, Women's Health and Empowerment, Daily Breast Massage™, Bone Density, Mind-Body Integration for Athletes, Spiral Anatomy™, and Brain Workshop™ Training to enhance brain function and rehabilitate brain injury.

December 13-20, 2014. 
Join Susan Matthews and Geraldine Menez in an amazing and unique opportunity for energy and spiritual awareness, mind-body integration, rest and regeneration.
Nosara, Costa Rica, Tibetan Cranial and Tai Chi Retreat

Brain Workshop DVDBRAIN WORKSHOP™ Tai Chi for the Brain
Brain Workshop™ videos  | Brain Workshop Seminars  |  Theory  |  Private Consultation  |  Current Schedule

GUIDE to Reading These Pages

By following this guide you can read almost all the pages in section 2) in a logical way and build knowledge on specific concepts. Pages in section 2) offer video clips and suggestions for dvds that focus on many topics for home practice or you can check out all the videos in the catalog. Best wishes and kind regards, Susan. Feel free to write me (allow 1-2 weeks sometimes for response.)

1) Home Practice is encouraged by providing materials and lessons on DVD. Over 50 titles are in the video catalog. Check out Qigong and Tai Chi videos with Susan Matthews, George Xu, and many great Chinese Internal Martial Arts Masters. Learn by watching the very best. Recommendations and links to suggested videos are found on the pages below. See links in sidebar at left for George Xu home Page and Schedule.

2) Read the following pages about topics and specific conditions that can be addressed by practicing Tai Chi and Qigong and join a class, come to a workshop , schedule a private lesson or Skype lesson, buy some dvds. Each one of these pages represents a potential workshop. Email or call for recommendations:

What is Tai Chi and Qigong?  What are the Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong?
Rejuvenation and Longevity

Begin with Relaxation and Meditation.
Guidelines for Practicing Relaxation Mindfulness Meditation in Motion with Tai Chi and Qigong. Mindfulness, Tai Chi and Qigong to Relax, Sleep, Reduce Stress, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia. Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous system. Practicing Qigong to Increase Circulation, Tai Chi and Meditative Walking.

Tai Chi Exercise and Nutrition.
5 key elements of nutrition and 5 key elements of exercise that effct all body systems. Fundamental Qigong Energy and Blood Circulation Practices. Fundamental Power Stretching Exercises. Body Balance, inflammation, minerals and vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants. Diabetes, digestion, bones, osteoporosis, lymphatic circulation, skeletal and muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems.

Guidelines for Pain Relief.
Arthritis, chronic pain, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, inflammation, joint pain, tendon pain, neuralgia, foot pain, posture.

Power Stretching.
Power stretching essential for whole-body or one-unit connected, loose, relaxed, spiraling power in all styles of internal martisl arts. Power stretching is an amazing gift from the Lan Shou System.

Mind-Body Integration for Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Sports, Spiral Anatomy™ Training.
Spiral Anatomy™ biomechanics, spiral training, silk reeling, Mind and Energy Movement in Taijiquan dvd, grounding, rooting, dantien energy, yin-yang universal movement, Spine Energy Structure and Biomechanics, athletes, skiing, running, walking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, hiking, rock climbing, golfing, tennis, kayaking

Cultivating the Subtle Energy Body in Tai Chi and Qigong
Mind-Energy-Physical Integration, Visualizations for Sensing Energy, Zhong-Ding Central Equilibrium Line, separation of Yin-Yang, Spiral power stretching, whole-body unified kinetics, George Xu predator theory, space energy

Brain Workshop™ & Tai Chi for a Healthy Brain and Nervous System.
Theory on Brain Workshop™ by Susan Matthews. Mind and Movement Principles for Enhanced Brain Function, Healing, and Conscious Evolution
Nutrition for the Brain · Brain Workshop™ videos
Nervous system, balance, memory, aging, brain injury, Seniors, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, PTSD, ADHD, stress, depression, sleep, inflammation, neuroplasticity, Dancing with Chi™, nutrition, fall prevention, meditation, relaxation , instructor certification.

Breast Health.
Breast Massage DVD

Exercise, qigong, fibrocystic breast disease, lymphatic circulation and massage, lumps, cysts, nutrition, pregnancy, lactation, inflammation, cancer, visualization, mindfulness meditation. FREE ebook on Breast Health.
Tai Chi and Women's Health and Empowerment

3) Come to Colorado for a Tai Chi or Rehabilitation Vacation Retreat. Practice Qigong and Tai Chi in the mystical Canyons of the Ancients, in the spectacular San Juan Mountains, along pristine rivers. Custom tours. Combine your visit to the Southwest with a Brain Workshop™ Seminar or a China Masters Seminar. Email Susan for details. (Susan was also a practicing archeologist in Southwest.)

4) Receive PRIVATE CONSULTATION. In Durango, Cortez or via Skype.
Get your questions answered.
Let me help design a custom program based on your specific needs, physical condition and goals.
Email Susan for details.

5) Further Research: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's collects medical research on Tai Chi & Qigong, and places it in an easy to use search base, so that you, your loved ones, your students if you teach, can look up any health issue and find emerging medical research that can show how Tai Chi or Qigong may help them. World Tai Chi Day Medical Research Database*








Explore and design a custom program in a private consultation based on your specific needs, physical condition and goals. NEW! Online consultation via Skype!

Susan A. Matthews, M.S. N.D. offers Integrated Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Private Consultation for Chronic Pain, Neurological, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Postural Correction, Sports Performance Training, as well as Orthopedic Integration Training for Professionals.

Susan Matthews believes health and wellness includes approaching health in all its aspects. Meditation, relaxation, breathing training, and mental practice along with life purpose, goal setting and intention training sets the path and reduces stress. Qigong exercises for qi circulation and blood circulation to the internal organs gets vital energy to the tissues along with nutrients provided in whole foods. Spiral Anatomy™ movement training not just for muscles but for brain training, joint health, flexibility, balance, bone density, and strength is the signature of Susan Matthews.