Qigong/Tai Chi for Rest and Relaxation at Ebster Recreation Center

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Decatur residents Neil Norton & Steve Dorage, and their colleague Drew Bracewell of Clarkston share 60 years combined experience in Qigong/Tai Chi in Decatur. They started their first class at Decatur Recreation Center ten years ago. A new Qigong/TaiChi class is being offered on Wednesdays at the Ebster Recreation Center at 12 pm, taught by Neil Norton. Neil, a twenty year plus cancer survivor, shared, “I wanted to give an opportunity for people with more flexible schedules to relax in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, often when we need a breathing practice the most.”

Steve started Tai Chi 4 L.I.F.E (Longevity, Increased Balance & Strength, Flexibility, and Energy) in 2014 with the hope of creating a community of Tai Chi practitioners similar to what you might see in China. Steve shares his vision, “We would love to see a Decatur park full of community members moving together on World Tai Chi Day on April 25th, 2020.” Last year Tai Chi for L.I.F.E. had over 20 people including 6 instructors at Legacy Park. With busy schedules and stress around every corner, Drew believes, “we need a time and place to be just be present to help balance out our busy lives with breathing and gentle movements.”

Steve, Drew, & Neil share a teacher, Dr. Michael Jamison for whom they have been training with for 20 years. In addition to Tai Chi training, several times a year they organize all day Dao Yin workshops at the Decatur Recreation Center with him. Dao Yin is a practice mostly on the ground that cultivates internal energy that Qigong and Tai Chi are derived from.

Neil and Drew work as Arborists, and Neil is the Executive Director of Georgia Arborist Association, while Drew has expanded his interest in wood and Tai Chi through the construction of Tai Chi swords. Both have practiced other types of martial arts with a focus on Tai Chi and Qigong over the last 20 years. Steve worked in the health care industry and recently retired and now focuses on his family, practice, and Tai Chi 4 L.I.F.E. He has been practicing Tai Chi for over 30 years. Steve states, “Similar to saving money for retirement, Tai Chi benefits compound as you age, the earlier you start, the greater the return.”

Relax & Restore Qigong at Decatur Active Living Starts October 13th

Dr. Michael Jamison,

Dr. Michael Jamison

Relax and Restore Qigong – An opportunity to learn a simple set of skills that can lead to optimal wellness!

                                          October 13, 2013 (Sunday)

                                          November 16, 2013 (Saturday)

                                          January 2014 – TBA

                                          All Seminars:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030

Restore and Relax Qi Gong is about learning how to tap into your own relaxation response and then direct your ‘R&R’ back into your body doing targeted work on your brain and cardiovascular, immune, and digestive systems.  You learn how to use your own R&R to create a healing synergy that transforms your whole body and state of being.

There will be lecture, demonstration and movement to help you acquire state of the art skills to work your healing potential. Notes will be provided and material will be recorded to help you retain your learning experience. We will be doing some floor work so bring a mat or blanket for your comfort.

Sessions are led by Dr. Michael Jamison, http://www.innerkeyhealthcare.com/ .
Cost:  $65 per session if paid 10 days in advance of each seminar; $75 per session if later.  At the door participants discouraged, due to materials, snacks and beverages preparation created before the start date.

$175 for series (all 3 seminars!) if paid by October 10, 2013

Pre-registration is required and credit cards are accepted.  Please contact Neil Norton at 678-243-0263 or nilo@mindspring.com to register (or send a check to Neil Norton, P.O. Box 526, Decatur, GA 30031) no later than October 10th, 2013.

Qigong and Tai Chi at Decatur Recreation Center

 Tai Chi 2 Style 24Looking for something new to keep in shape? We have some fun classes starting up that might be of interest. Be sure to register by July 6; classes begin the week of July 8.  Registration is on WebTrac – use the registration numbers below.

 Qigong
Instructor: Steve Dorage

 On Monday evenings (July 8 – August 26) from 6:30 – 7:30pm an Introduction to Qigong will be presented.  This class is for beginners and those looking to improve their balance, stress/tension relief, and overall health improvement.  Goals for the eight weeks of class (depending on student input/output) could be: improves balance, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress and releases anxiety, reduces chronic pain of arthritis and Fibromalgia, reduces pain from digestive disorders, improves self-esteem, increases energy, improves breathing and increases physical strength and flexibility. 

 Online Registration Information
Reg. #: 143010-08
Registration deadline is July 6th

Tai Chi
Instructor: Steve Dorage

 On Thursday evenings (July 11 – August 29) from 6:30 – 8:00pm and Introduction to Tai Chi – Yang-style 24 form – will be provided.  This is for beginners and intermediate level students.  Emphasis will be on the health and longevity benefits of Tai Chi practice.  Goals for the eight weeks of class (depending on student input/output) could be: improves balance, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress and releases anxiety, reduces chronic pain of arthritis and Fibromalgia, reduces pain from digestive disorders, improves self-esteem, increases energy, improves breathing and increases physical strength and flexibility.   

 Online Registration Information
Reg. #: 143010-09
Registration deadline is July 6th