Tea, Cake, & Conversations About Death
Death Cafes are opportunities to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences about death and dying with other people just like yourself in a comfortable, agenda-free environment. Death Cafes began in Europe about ten years ago and have been growing in popularity here in the United States as we are beginning to understand that talking about death can make us more able to make thoughtful, empowered decisions regarding life, death, and the dying process. The Loudoun County Public Library System has been sponsoring Death Cafes for the past year throughout the branches in the library system. Each one has been completely unique but the conversations are always intriguing and inspiring. Plus, there is usually some laughter and always tea and cake! If you think you may be interested but are hesitating, please join us! For more information about Death Cafes, please visit www.deathcafe.com.
Upcoming Death Cafes
Qigong, Tai Chi, and Stress Management
You can always visit www.peaceabledragon.org for a comprehensive list of Tai Chi and Qigong classes offered throughout the northern Virginia area.
Also, please note that I am available to teach small groups in your home or office. Please call me at 703-623-8340 and together we can create a class with a theme to suit your needs.
Qigong, or “Energy Cultivation” classes generally include meditation, breathing practice, self-massage or acupressure, and meditative movement. The focus of the class may be general, such as Stress Management, relate to the current season of the year with its gifts and challenges, or cover a variety of cultivation methods to address a chronic health concern, such as headaches, back pain, or menopause.
In 2013 I completed a three year training in Medical Qigong through the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and the International Institute of Medical Qigong. My classes therefore draw heavily upon the meditations, exercises, and other practices learned through this extensive training. In addition, I am honored to be certified by Francesco Garripoli and Daisy Lee to teach Organ Cleansing Qigong.
Tai Chi Classes
While Qigong often employs individual movements that are repeated, Tai Chi typically strings together Qigong-like movements into a more choreographed meditative dance. I am certified by the Tai Chi for Health organization to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes. I have also completed training as a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.