50+ Full Body Stretch & Core Strength (on Mat), Full class

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May 18, 2020


Join Jeanette and Judy for a full body stretch on the mat, that will not just lengthen your muscles and connective tissues but will calm your mind and whole body. We'll do a blend of basic stretches, yoga, some core-strengthening, and a guided, relaxing meditation at the end. This is almost a full hour class, all done on the mat. You could divide it into 2 or 3 shorter classes, if you prefer.

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New Class: InterPlay! (Non-competitive Play is Essential for Wellness)

Posted by: Jeanette |

October 11, 2017


Relax, Laugh, and Come Alive in Community Through Play!

~Trust, Value, and Express Yourself~
Come spark your soul, celebrate your gifts and be a part of an amazing community! InterPlay is devoted to fun. It teaches the language and ethic of play in a deep and powerful way. If you are convinced that seriousness is the path to inner wisdom, then you might want to look elsewhere. If you would like to become a “recovering serious person,” then InterPlay might be for you! 

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After 50 Movement, Poetry for the Soul

Posted by: Jeanette |

January 25, 2015


Movement is my favorite natural medicine and therapy. I love many forms of uplifting movement including dance, play, exercise, walking, and stretching. Even when I'm sitting for awhile, I'm always shifting and moving around. I feel so much more alive and open when I do. Expressive dance is one of my passions. It puts me in touch with my inner wisdom and helps me open a channel to higher wisdom as well. Some of my best insights and creative ideas have come to me shortly after free-form dancing or playing without purpose. Here's a poem I wrote at the end of a wonderful day of play and dance. I hope it inspires you to get up and do something you love to do! Blessings to you.

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I See Something In You

Posted by: Jeanette |

November 7, 2014


The world champion of Toastmasters 2014 Public Speaking Competition really touched me with this most beautiful presentation. His uplifting words are at times playfully humorous and very profound. Watching this 7 minutes video is well worth your time. Important message for seniors, boomers and ALL AGES! Life can be kind to us, but it also sometimes tears us apart on the inside, and we may forget how unique and special we each are. Can we put ourselves back together?
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Video: Gentle Qigong Exercise for all Ages, Part 2

Posted by: Jeanette |

October 23, 2013 |

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Support active aging and vibrant longevity through the regular practice of the ancient art of Qigong, (pronounced 'chee gung'). It is a beautifully flowing movement meditation that will cultivate within you an increased sense of well being, calmness, mental alertness, inner/outer balance, as well as strengthen all the systems and organs of your body. For seniors, it is especially helpful to those with arthritis, hypertension and mobility issues. This session can be done standing or sitting. Allow yourself to breathe deeper, move gracefully, focus your intention and feel your natural aliveness! 

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What is the Ancient Art of Qigong? (Pronounced Chi-Gung)

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July 1, 2013 |

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Support active aging, inner peace and vibrant longevity through the practice of Qigong, a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. Qi means energy and Gong means skill. Qigong (also spelled Chi-Kung) is the art and science of using rhythmic breathing techniques, gentle, slow repetition of movement and and a calm mindful state to circulate life energy, or Qi, throughout the body's energy pathways called meridians. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is thought that if the flow of qi is blocked or unbalanced at any point on a pathway, we may become ill. When the qi flows freely in a balanced fashion, health is restored, and disease prevented. 

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Video: Gentle Qigong Exercise for all Ages, Part 1

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June 30, 2013 |

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Support active aging and vibrant longevity through the regular practice of the ancient art of Qigong, (pronounced 'chee gung'). It is a beautifully flowing movement meditation (similar in some ways to Tai Chi) that will cultivate within you an increased sense of well being, calmness, mental alertness, inner/outer balance, as well as strengthen all the systems and organs of your body.  For seniors, it is especially helpful to those with arthritis, hypertension and mobility issues. Join me for this rejuvenating, gentle session that only takes 5 minutes and 35 seconds to do and can be done standing or sitting. Allow yourself to breathe deeper, move gracefully, focus your intention and feel your natural aliveness!

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Guided Relaxation Video with Nature Scenery

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August 22, 2012 |

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For this video post, for variety, I've decided to create a relaxation experience for you instead of the usual exercise theme. Truly, our wellness is a result of balancing the many facets of living. Our bodies do their best healing when we are deeply calm and relaxed. Watch this video and go on a peaceful journey into your own self nurturing for stress release, harmony and balance.

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Time for You. Take A Pause.

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February 1, 2012 |

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Have you checked in with yourself today? How are you feeling and what are you thinking? What are you focusing on in this "NOW" moment? Are you feeling good because you're tuned into what you want in life and enjoying your life pursuits, or are you feeling down because you're tuned into what you don't want (such as negative circumstances and issues) and therefore lacking inspiration? 

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True Commitment is a Powerful Thing

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January 22, 2012 |

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True commitment sets in motion a momentum of support that extends beyond what we can accomplish on our own. When we pursue something with a deep devotion, then the challenges that we may face along the way don't stop us in our tracks for very long-if at all. Solutions to our problems can sometimes show up in the most unexpected ways.

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Small Change

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March 9, 2011


I love inspirational stories! Here's an endearing one that pulled my heartstrings.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. He asked, "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents, replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

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Tap Into Unknown Strength

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December 13, 2010 |

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One of my Favorite Inspirational Stories about Strength
A girl and her mother were walking along a road when they came across a large stone. The girl said to her mother, "Do you think if I use all my strength, I can move this rock?" Her mother answered, "If you use all your strength, I am sure you can do it." The girl began to push the rock. 

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Effective Breathing For Better Vitality

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September 14, 2010 |

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Many people don't recognize how enjoyable deep breathing can be. They are either completely unconscious about their breath, or they breathe mechanically because they are trying too hard to do it right. They may see it as a part of their exercise program, but not necessarily something to incorporate into their daily life. Breathing feels good just for its own sake because it affirms and strengthens the life force that flows through us and that IS us. We feel more energetically uplifted as we tune into our breath and allow it to flow more freely through us. The more we breathe in the gift of life the more alive we feel.

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