Tag Archives: Tai Chi

Watercourse Way III

Tending Body, Tending Soul This retreat is an invitation to an experience of engaged spirituality. A time to anchor one’s self in a specific time of extended mindfulness practice, set in context and exploration of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. … Continue reading

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

First developed by Chinese monks in the 8th Century, Qi Gong and Tai Chi practices are known for their attention to slow, graceful, movements that improve balance, regulate blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system. (Ref: Tai Chi and Qi … Continue reading

The Wisdom of the Body: Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

8th Annual Cedar Tree Institute Tai chi Retreat The Wisdom of the Body Tai Chi for Health & Wellness Introduction to and review of Tai Chi Overview of Body Mechanics Introduction to the concept of Chi (Qi) Body Awareness Exercises … Continue reading

Tai Chi Sword Episode 1

Tai Chi Sword Episode 1 is the first installment in our new video series. It’s all about finding balance within extreme contrasts. We hope to inspire you to find balance in your life. The first episode takes place in Marquette … Continue reading

Winter 2016 Ecotone Newsletter

“Mukwa” is its Anishinaabe name, buried deep in indigenous language of the Great Lakes Basin. “Black bear” is the English translation. I’ve come to call my two recent encounters with these elusive creatures of the forest “The Visitations.” The first … Continue reading

Movement as Medicine: Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

7th Annual Cedar Tree Institute Tai chi Retreat Movement as Medicine Tai Chi for Health & Wellness Increase body self-awareness Reduce physical & emotional stress Body structure for balance & strength Range of Motion Flexibility Regulate the immune system Dates: … Continue reading

Tai Chi Workshop with Larry Wall

An introduction to the mind/body practice of Tai Chi Chuan November 21, 2015 Grace United Methodist Church. 927 W Fair Ave. Marquette. No prior experience necessary. 9:30 A.M. – Noon Special guest presenter, Larry Wall from Houghton, Michigan. Larry was … Continue reading

Fall 2015 Equinox Newsletter

A few weeks ago, four days after the fall equinox, the earth tilting in delicate balance between darkness and light, my wife and I strolled one early evening across a parking lot, returning from a student art show at our … Continue reading

Watercourse Way New Mexico

November 5-8, 2015 Join us in New Mexico for The Watercourse Way, a three day retreat on mindfulness practices, Tai Chi Chuan, and the writings of Thomas Merton. Some of you may be aware that this is the 100th commemoration … Continue reading

2015 Janus Project Autumn Seminar: Navigating Uncertain Seas

The Cedar Tree Institute in cooperation with Bell Hospital presents: 2015 Janus Project Autumn Seminar September 9-12, 2015 Palliative Care & the Treatment of Chronic Illness A colloquium for Medical Professionals Working with End of Life Care A three-day kayak … Continue reading