We’ve laid the groundwork for Kai Chi Do to go wide, and we’re seeking invitations to bring Kai Chi Do to large groups.  Our experience has taught us that the only way to receive these invitations is through our relationships.  For example, it was our dear friend Howard Makler who got us invited to Bhaktifest years ago.  He knew the organizers of the festival and specifically asked them to bring Kai Chi Do to their participants – and it was a blast for all of us, especially when they gave Kai Chi Do the space around the pool!

Have you heard of the “small world study” in 1967? You may not know of the study but you’ve probably heard of six degrees of separation  Study participants were assigned the task of getting a folder to a specific Alice.  It was a study of the strength of social networks (before the internet).  Just how far apart are any two people?  Social psychologist Stanley Milgram found that the average number of social connections it took to get the package to Alice was – yes, you guessed it – six!  According to Milgram, people are an average of six degrees of separation from anybody else.  Then of course there was the Kevin Bacon variation, when a group of college students tried to prove that Kevin Bacon could be connected to every other actor in the entertainment industry by no more than six degrees of separation.  You get the idea.

That’s basically what we’re looking for.  Who do you know, who knows somebody, who knows somebody, that would invite Kai Chi Do to engage a large group?  We’re ready.  The world is in such need of unity, the need to set aside the stories and opinions that divide us.  We help people let go of their fears and worries and self-doubt and struggles, even if it’s only for an hour, and experience the feeling of peace.  That is some powerful medicine.  And the world needs it.

Who do you know, who knows somebody, who knows somebody, that would invite Kai Chi Do to engage a large group?  Tedx conference?  Yoga festival?  YogaWorks Hollywood? Retreat center? Omega Institute? Esalen Institute? Music festival?  Musician open to a collaboration engaging the audience in Kai Chi Do?  Qi Gong group?  Martial Arts event – where we can offer this beautiful non-martial art?  Please talk with your friends, and friends of friends, and ask them to Contact Us.  We’re only six degrees of separation from bringing Kai Chi Do to more of this hungry world.

Thank you!  And Blessings!

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photo by Tess Avaramidis

Celebration of Breath Workshop
Conscious Connective Breathing Experience
Music Breath and Projective Art Interpretation

“Breath is the bridge which connects Life to consciousness,
which unites your body to your thoughts.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

My wife Susan and I were first introduced to Breathwork about 25 years ago, through Leonard Orr‘s rebirthing technique. Doing the circular breathing method, we discovered that our breath was able to bring closure to unresolved memories and feelings – directly – without us trying to figure out the why, without trying to undo the past. Leonard’s work introduced us to the power of the breath (but it had long been known to yogis as pranayama – Prana, meaning breath, vitality, life force). Many people have told us that the Breathwork helps to calm their minds and enter a heightened state of awareness.

This 3-hour workshop is designed to open into the experience of Breathwork and have the opportunity to activate and integrate sticking points or Anchors in our consciousness. The workshop also helps to gain greater levels of awareness into the relationship between the mind and the spirit. The breath provides a bridge between the inner and outer world experience.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: solTERRA Wellness Center and Bliss Store
1017 Illinois Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, USA
Blessings: Charles Robinson LMHC

Fee: $45
**Pre-registration requested, via this Breathwork Paypal Link
Or pay by cash or credit card at the door.

Please review and sign our Breathwork Waiver and Release.

 

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A Message from Angel Davis

Hello to my beautiful Kai Chi Do family!

I would like to ask a favor. Could you please add an intention to call upon the rain to shower the fires in Florida and all other active fires in different states during your Kai Chi Do circles or do a personal guided Rain Dance?

At first I searched for Sacred Rain Dance songs to make a playlist to send out to all but then it was clear to me to let each person listen to their inner guidance and do what felt right from their heart and this sharing would unite and be sent out with love. Perhaps we could also share this intention with friends as well on this quest. I have added some Rain Dance songs to my playlist and will continue to hold the vision of the rain showering the Earth where needed and hope to encourage others to do the same as well.

PilaMaya — (Thank You)

Blessings of Love and Peace to all of you in all moments from my Heart to yours!

Love Beyond Measure
Angel

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“Breath is the bridge which connects Life to consciousness,
which unites your body to your thoughts.”
— Thich Nhat Hahn

Breathwork SolTerra

Photo by Tess Avramidis: Charles Robinson leading meditation at SolTerra

The 10 Session Breathwork program with Charles started last week at SolTerra in Palm Harbor, Florida. And it is transformative!  The Breathwork program helps you experience the benefits of using the breath and guided imagery meditation to reduce stress and resistance which arise in response to day-to-day obstacles and demands.

Two Saturdays a month from 2-5 pm, from October 2015 through February 2016.  (Three Saturdays in January). The fee for each participant is $45 per session.

Feel free to attend any one or more of the sessions – you don’t need to sign up for all 10. Each week explores a specific emotional response and how to use breathing combined with guided suggestions to facilitate relief.

SolTerra Wellness is offering CEUs to licensed massage therapists for this program. 3 CEUs per session.

Teaching Schedule
1) Embracing the Breath (Coming into the world) (Reducing Fear) October 3, 2015
2) Finding Connection with the Inner Teacher (Reducing Guilt) October 17, 2015
3) The seven gates of Liberation (Chakra System) (Reducing Existential Angst) November 7, 2015
4) Embracing the mother (making peace with our female nature) (Allowing and receiving life) November 21, 2015
5)Embracing the father (making peace with our male nature) (Projecting our life purpose) December 5, 2015
6) The Breath within the Breath (Inside the Mind-Body relationship) (Reducing Anxiety) December 19, 2015
7) Confidence in our Breath (Reducing Struggle) January 2, 2016
8) Messages from the Elders (Family Teachings) (Redefining our history) January 16, 2016
9) Finding the Authentic Self (Self-Soothing Techniques) January 30, 2016
10) Resolutions (Integration and review of Basic Principles) February 13, 2016

Recommended Course Reading:
Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy by Stanislav Grof
Celebration of Breath: How to Survive Anything and Heal Your Body by Sondra Ray
Rebirthing in the New Age by Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray
Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by Deepak Chopra MD

Pay by cash or credit card at the door (we accept credit cards via our Paypal swipe gadget).
Or pay in advance via this Breathwork Paypal Link (enter the number of weeks you plan to attend).
Please review and sign our Breathwork Waiver and Release.

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get_your_do_onKai Chi Do is in the news!

Special thanks to Betty Norlin for her beautiful article about Kai Chi Do in the Pinellas Reader!

I love all the quotes and photos she included, like this quote from Tina Snook:

“To me, Kai Chi Do is like attending a wedding of someone you dearly love, surrounded by the most important people in your life.”

You got that right!

The article also mentions eEvolve, the new health and wellness center in Clearwater where Charles offers Kai Chi Do as part of the daily program.

Feel free to stop by for a tour!  The address is 2120 Range Road, Clearwater.

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