Ongoing Qigong Series at Cioffredi & Associates with Peter Payne

Peter Payne Demonstrates Qigong Movements
We are pleased to announce the continuation of our Institute Qigong series, led by Peter Payne of Tools for Empowerment. Peter will continue to offer “Bodymind Health Practices for Daily Life,” a series of Saturday Qigong* classes, in our Etna Road space from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Read on and learn more about the benefits of this practice, which is designed to fully integrate with your everyday life, requiring no extra time to perform!

New participants are welcome at any time. Preregistration is requested at 603-643-7788.

VIDEOS of Peter’s Practice

WHAT IS QIGONG?

Peter Payne has been studying and teaching Bodymind practices for over 50 years, and has developed these practices specifically for the busy Western lifestyle. Born in London and educated at Harvard University, Peter lives off the grid in Strafford, Vermont.

ABOUT BODYMIND HEALTH PRACTICES

In Peter’s words…

“They feel great, and will make you feel younger! They may even add years to your life. You will find yourself more able to do the things that are important to you, like taking care of yourself and your loved ones, being creative, being active in society. In fact, they will help you find more meaning in life!”

They have been scientifically proven to improve health of mind and body alike.

This practice has been validated through clinical trials conducted by Peter and his colleague, Dr. Mardi Crane, at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve endurance and coordination, reduce chronic inflammation, balance the autonomic nervous system and reduce anxiety.

ORIGINS OF THE PRACTICEQigong Pose Demonstration 1

*Based on Qigong (Chinese Yoga), as well as the Alexander Technique and Mindfulness, these practices fully integrate with your everyday life and require no extra time to perform!

SIMPLE & ADAPTABLE:  The practices are simple yet profound; very easy to learn, and there is always more to discover. Each practice can easily be adapted for any age or level of fitness, and there are lying down, seated, standing and moving practices.

Unlike Tai Chi or conventional Qigong, there are no long complicated sets of movements to learn; Payne has distilled the essential simple postures and motions to teach the basic principles, which can then be applied in all aspects of daily life.

INTEGRATE INTO DAILY LIFE:  Unlike Yoga postures, which have to be practiced at a special place and time, these practices can be done anywhere, right in the midst of your daily life. You can do these practices while:

  • walking down the street
  • driving
  • waiting in line
  • sitting at a computer
  • getting to sleep
  • chatting with friends
  • at work meetings
  • opening doors
  • pushing, pulling or lifting anything
  • public speaking
  • meditating or doing yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, martial arts…
  • running, skiing, playing basketball, football…

 

EMPOWERING BENEFITS:  These practices will help you place less stress on your body and your mind, and will help you recover from injury and make injury less likely. They can help your performance of your sport or craft.

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS

What?              90 Minutes of guided movement and instruction.
Where?            112 Etna Road, Lebanon, NH (Cioffredi & Associates)
When?             9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturdays
Details:            Pre-register by calling 603-643-7788 or by email to scheduling@cioffredi.com.

Extended QIGONG SERIES

The Qigong series “Bodymind Health Practices for Daily Life,” with Peter Payne, takes place on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., at 112 Etna Road (Cioffredi & Associates).

Cost Information and Registration

Single 90-Minute Class: $30

Prepaid Package of 6 Classes: $150 ($25/Session)

Prepaid Full Series of 12 Classes: $240 ($20/Session)

For registration and payment, please call Cioffredi & Associates at 603-643-7788, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Use our event registration form to request more information.


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