Six Degrees of Separation

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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One Day Retreat: Miami April 12th

We hope you can join us for an energizing and uplifting One Day Retreat with Charles Robinson in Miami on April 12, 2014.April 12 final flyer jpg resized

And stay to Party after the Retreat with Club Divine!

Please sign and fax to us the Agreements for the Kai Chi Do One Day Retreat, or sign them at the door on the day of the Retreat.

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One Day Retreat October 19th 2013

FIND YOUR BALANCE IN THE WORLD
Kai Chi Do, Breathwork, Lecture, and Discussion

One Day Retreat/ The First Element: Root

One Day Retreat October 19th 2013Saturday, October 19th, 2013
9am – 5pm
Bring your own lunch
Bring a yoga mat and pillow

Root represents our Connection to Life Energy, or Source.  This Connection creates safety and security as we navigate our physical world.  Our Root Connection establishes stability and balance. Root grounds us in the present moment, helping us to release our attachments to the past and worries about the future. (What a relief!)

In Kai Chi Do we experience Oneness through connection to the Divine Life Energy that flows in all of us, through appreciation of the Self that is the unique individual manifestation of Life, and through connection with one another, the experience of authentic community.   

We hope you’ll join us!

Location:
Unity of St. Petersburg
Fellowship Center
6168 1st Ave. N.
St. Petersburg  FL 33710

Program fee: $100
Complete the Retreat registration form and fax to us at 800-272-4311
Click “Add to Cart” button to make payment.





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Root Chakra image © JKerrigan at Dreamstime

 

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Kai Chi Do with the Chicago Police Youth Summer Program

Instructor Francine Brown brought Kai Chi Do to the Chicago Neighborhood Youth Corp, a Chicago Police Department Summer Youth Program, and the results were amazing.  The Youth Corp is designed to break down barriers and encourage trust, build community, and inspire service.  Those goals are in perfect harmony with the purpose of Kai Chi Do – to help people to experience the feeling of Connection, to Source, Self, and others.

I think participant Shavell Franklin said it best when she described the value of the Youth Program, “It unites us and that’s what our city needs the most.”

We are so proud that Kai Chi Do was a part of this program!  Thank you, Francine!

Take a look!

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Kai Chi Do in the News

Wisconsin State JournalAmber Arnold at The Wisconsin State Journal did a fantastic photo series on Bhaktifest including a few pics of Kai Chi Do!  Thanks, Amber!

Click for the full slideshow!

Charles leading Kai Chi Do in the first slide and Tina in the last slide.  And hey, is that Biana in that photo too?

The next Bhaktifest is in Joshua Tree, California on September 5-8, 2013 and Charles will be there to teach Kai Chi Do.  Hope you’ll join us there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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