This class focuses on the cultivation, direction, and movement of your innate life force energy called Chi or Qi.
Through various Yin postures (Asanas), gentle movement, breath work, mental focus, and meditation, this practice will help to unblock, strengthen, revitalize, and heal the body, mind, and spirit.
This class is based on the foundational principles of 5 elements yoga and Qigong as taught in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to feel relaxed, energized, and more in touch with your vital energy!
Paul David Shea has been a practitioner, student, and teacher of the Asian healing and contemplative movement arts for the past 30 years. He has studied in China, Los Angeles, and New York. He has taught and lectured at various locations throughout the greater South Shore, Cape Cod, Florida, and Los Angeles. Paul also founded and developed the Tai Qi program for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has taught Tai Qi, Qi Qong, and Mindfulness Meditation to MS Patients and caregivers at the Hanover YMCA and Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA.
He is currently working with Compassionate Care ALS in developing a similar program for caregivers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is a practitioner of Oriental Bodywork Therapy specializing in Shiatsu, Thai, and acupressure and is an enthusiast of herbal medicine. In addition, Paul is also an internationally registered Somatic Movement Therapist, certified in SomaSoul Somatic Expressive therapy and Shake Your Soul: The yoga of dance. He presently has a private bodywork and teaching practice in the greater Plymouth area and is the co-founder of Breathing Lotus Living Arts.