tuina medical acupressure massage, qigong energy healing cultivation, traditional oriental medicine, acupuncture, martial arts sports medicine, cupping, trigger point therapy

Steven J. Rendina, MTS, LMT, LICDC-CS

Tuina Medical Massage / Qigong Healing Exercises

Three Tunings - Body - Breath - Mind

For those individuals who would like to fine tune their health and well-being through a balanced approach to healing utilizing tuina medical massage, qigong energy cultivation exercises, and other methods of holistic and traditional Chinese medicine.

Qigong for Health and Self-care
Jun
15
to Aug 31

Qigong for Health and Self-care

This introductory class is designed for anyone who wishes to have regular opportunities to learn and practice a variety of helpful qigong techniques.  These gentle exercises have sometimes been referred to as “Chinese yoga”.  Qigong is typically translated as “energy cultivation” and the exercises involve learning effective breathing techniques, improving posture and our capacity for flowing, elegant movement, as well as tuning the mind to feel uplifted, centered, and grounded by deepening our connection to nature and our own spontaneous creativity. 

We will explore the foundations of Chinese medicine, Daoist philosophy, and the basis of the more well-known moving meditation practice of tai chi.  In this series of classes you will receive training to direct qi (life energy) to improve health and vitality.  You will feel stronger physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  This class includes a complete workout with standing meditations, coiling, stretching, tendon, and sinew strengthening techniques.  We will focus on the first section of Dr. Lee’s Modified Tai Chi for Health as well as a set of crane exercises - one of the most beautiful and transformative of the five animal frolics shamanic qigong system.  My purpose is to introduce participants to both tai chi and qigong.

Every Friday morning at 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

beYoga and Wellness

info@beYogaColumbus.com or 614-578-4746

 

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Self-Healing with Qigong Ongoing Class
Sep
4
to Dec 18

Self-Healing with Qigong Ongoing Class

  • Thompson Community Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This ongoing class is designed for anyone who wishes to have regular opportunities to learn and practice a variety of helpful qigong techniques.  Explore the foundations of Chinese medicine, Daoist philosophy, and Qigong energy systems.  In this series of classes you will receive training to direct qi (life energy) to improve health and vitality.  You will feel stronger physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This class includes a complete workout with standing meditations (zhan zhuang), self-massage (dao yin), coiling and stretching (chan si), tendon and sinew strengthening (yi jin jing), and one of the most efficient and effective qigong exercise sets the eight brocades (ba duan jin).  A basic handout is available in the link below:

Basics of Daoist and Classical Chinese Medicine

Every Tuesday Evening 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Thompson Community Recreation Center

Only $5 per class!

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Taiji for Health Ongoing Class
Sep
6
to Dec 20

Taiji for Health Ongoing Class

  • Thompson Community Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be learning Dr. Lee Ying-Arn's Modified Tai Chi for Health. 

Lee Ying-Arng was one of the earliest teachers to communicate the art of tai chi into the English language. His original text "Lee's Modified Tai Chi Chuan for Health" was first published in 1968. In the introduction according to Dr. Fred M.A. Wu, PhD:

"This new form of Tai Chi Chuan developed by Master Lee is actually the essence of the well-known Yang style, but its sequence of movements is organized in a different way. Some of the outstanding features of this new Tai Chi Chuan are as follows:

The sequence of body movements is so well organized and brief that it is much easier to learn and memorize than the classic Yang style.

It accomplishes and harmonizes the philosophy of Yin and Yang from Tai Chi by developing the left and right forms for the individual movements. The classic Yang style, however, does not offer this balance of opposites. For example the Yang style contains only one form - either the left or the right - of 'Single Whip', 'Snake Creeps Down', 'Needle at the Sea Bottom', 'Raise Hand Like Fan', 'Stork Spreads Wings', 'Step Up to Form Seven Stars', etc. In this new system, both left and right forms of each individual movement are incorporated in the smooth and well balanced sequence."

Every Thursday Evening 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Thompson Community Recreation Center

Only $5 per class

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Balance and Mental Intent – Slow Walking Qigong and the Taiji Form
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Balance and Mental Intent – Slow Walking Qigong and the Taiji Form

In this workshop we will use the techniques from Mind-Intent Boxing (yi quan) to develop purposeful awareness of our body movement and balance.  We will be exploring this great system of exercises – they are more accurately described as a way of being in the world – through awareness of energy, direction, pressure, balance, health, power, and so much more.  Learn to walk as softly as a water strider, stand as tall as a redwood tree, and move as fluidly as a kelp forest.  These are the basic walking techniques found in various qigong exercises and will be applied to Lee’s modified yang style taiji form for health.

 Led by Steven J. Rendina, MTS, LMT, LICDC-CS

Qigong Research and Practice Center Certified Master-level Teacher

$75, $70 for members

Saturday, March 10, 20189am-4pm

Register at:

https://www.fpconservatory.org/events/balance-and-mental-intent/

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Coiling Silk - The Clouds Should Know Me By Now
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Coiling Silk - The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

Start the new year right!  For this one day workshop we will learn a complete set of coiling silk (chan si) qigong exercises to unwind fascia and unravel tension. Apply the three dynamic principles of continuity, circularity, and complementarity (polarity) to your daily life.  This is the foundation of the Cloud Hands movement found in tai chi.

Coiling Silk emphasizes movement that unlocks joints, creates spirals and the circular flow of vital force or qi throughout the entire body. Increase flexibility, agility, concentration, and freedom of movement without pain or strain. Decrease stress, tension, and improve the relaxation response.  

Additionally, we will explore a few mountain Taoist meditations and poetry to help us face the challenge of retreating from the world vs. engaging and changing it.

Registration at:

https://www.fpconservatory.org/events/coiling-silk-qingong/

 $75 / $70 for members of Franklin Park

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Good Vibrations - Meditations, Massage, and Healing Sounds
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Good Vibrations - Meditations, Massage, and Healing Sounds

  • Franklin Park Community Garden (map)
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One of the key principles of qigong exercises is translated as “three tunings” - body, breath, and mind (or heart). In this workshop we will explore fine tuning ourselves through using the six healing sound method (liu zi jue 六字訣)) to breathe life force into and toxic energy out of the major organ systems and energy paths of the body. We will combine the healing sound method with an introduction to zang fu 脏腑 vibrating palm/organ regulating massage techniques.   Additionally we will explore several unique meditation practices using these healing sounds/vibrations and visualizations of color and light.   

Registration at:

http://www.fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Classes/For-Adults/Health-and-Wellness

 $75 / $70 for members of Franklin Park

 

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STEVEN J. RENDINA, MTS, LMT, LICDC -CS

(614) 284-0100

Contact me for an appointment .......... srendina@gmail.com