And you can read more of my story here.
But even better, I'd love you to try the practice of Taiji and see if you notice your own shift.
Here's how this practice drops you right into the center of your life. Try this movement with me. Notice the subtle shift that takes place. If you can do it in this short video, you can do it in the rest of your life.
A meaningful practice goes beyond the physical movement. You have to be moved in every way - physical, emotional and mental - in order for your spirit to thrive. Join me and connect to your own inner quiet and wisdom that comes from the full depth of a mindful movement practice.
Join me and explore the full Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan form! These are easy 30-minute drop-in classes every Wednesday and Friday.
For students who have learned Taiji 64, this is an exploration beyond the movements. Sense qi, settle the nervous system, relieve stiffness and stagnation in the body, and watch it release in relationships, at work, and at home. This is the work that will open places of deep holding, and create freedom and access to joy. And as you find peace and balance in difficult postures you will begin to live those practices feeling ease and contentment in everyday life.
Advanced Guang Ping Yang
Oct 11 - Dec 1
16 Classes - $80
20% Discount for SWL Membership Holders
This practice is virtual.
ALL CLASSES WILL BE RECORDED AND ACCESSIBLE TO ENROLLED STUDENTS
*Registration Closes Tuesday, October 10
This 16-movement form is a great introduction to the foundational practices of Tai Chi. Taiji for Balance is rooted in the 64-movement form of Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan and was developed by Lucy Bartimole originally for fall prevention, buy many practice it for life balance.
Join our group of practitioners! Continue or begin your practice of mindful, meditative movement.
What you'll learn:
If you have never taken a taiji (tai chi) class before, wear loose comfortable clothing. You may practice taiji without shoes, just make sure what you stand on is free from anything that might harm your feet!
If you wear shoes, let them give enough space for your toes! A shoe with no heel and a wide toebox is preferable.
Taiji For Balance
November 14th - January 2
11a - 12 noon
8 Classes - $80
Free for SWL Members
*Registration closes Monday, November 13th
They holidays?! Already?! Are you kidding me?
They come fast and furious my friends.
I always fell out of sync with my practice during the holidays. Classes weren't always available because enrollment was low or weather was bad.
So, this virtual class is available to get us through this time without giving up what we love.
I call it a bridge class!
These are open, student led classes (bring questions, movement requests, philosophical ponderings) where we all drop in and enrich ourselves in this ancient art.
It doesn't matter if you study Guang Ping Yang or Taiji For Balance, we will be diving into both, since they are rooted in the same soil.
It also doesn't matter if you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. This loosely structured class is for experiential exploration!
We will all learn together with the questions we all bring to the table to move through.
Special Taiji Holiday Bridge Classes
November 26 - December 17th
Due to the topics we discuss, this class has a "soft" ending. I want to give topics of discussion enough time and space.
This is a virtual class that will be recorded. All recorded classes are accessible for 3 months with the option to download.
I am now able to offer a monthly membership to all of my online courses!
Try it for free for 30 days! You won't be charged unless you stay with us.
With a monthly membership you'll have 24/7 access to Taiji For Balance - Levels 1 and 2; Baduanjin Qigong; Meditation, Select Workshops Recordings, and future courses!
The work we do to transform our lives cannot be done alone in isolation. We are rich resources that can learn, rely and share with each other. This is what the SWL Community is all about.
This is a free-access online place to explore taiji (Tai Chi), qigong, meditation, and a special place for teachers.
I hope you join me there.
My name is Lucy. And over 25 years ago, Taiji saved my life.
It shifted my perspective and brought awareness, clarity, and love. I am forever grateful.
I now teach these practices to anyone longing for genuine openness, ease, and a fulfilling life.
My guided meditations, easy to follow videos, understandable philosophy will gently shift you away from anger and guilt, releasing behavior that no longer serves you.Taiji For Balance: Learn More
“Lucy Bartimole changed my life. I initially came to Shift to work with Lucy for the physical benefits of tai chi, specifically balance and strength - both of which have increased over the past 3 years. However, along the way, I really began to learn and appreciate the other aspects of tai chi, specifically the mental and emotional aspects of tai chi. Learning how to pay attention to my breathing and listening my body has brought me mindfulness, an ability to choose to react (or not), and a sense of peace and connectedness to the world.”
-Mary Jo Burkhardt
Sometimes it helps to be reminded that you're not alone on this path to being fully present in your life. Stay connected with simple practices, reminders and humor that come in my monthly newsletter.
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