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.
My name is Lucy. And over 20 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
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.
This certification training is for anyone who has already received their Certification for Level 1 or Level 2 and is looking to complete their work in learning the entire 16-movement form.
For those who have taken the Refresher in April, or my Level 2 course, you will be given a 25% reduced cost.
There will be a good review of all movements, plus access to detailed online instruction that previous training did not offer.
If you are interested in teaching deeper levels of Taiji For Balance, click on the link below to read more information!
Taiji For Balance Level 2 Certification
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
MAY 22 & 23
The 5 Elements are part of an ancient on how to live in harmony with the aliveness around us. It's guidance on how to be, rather than how to do.
We're headed into the element of Fire for my next "Broaden The Path" series! Fire is full-on yang energy! It's bringing the planning, creativity, organization of the Element of Wood and showing its fruition!
This is the end of planning and the show going on!
When we're having such a good time during the show, we have to temper the Element of Fire because it can quickly turn into mania, overexcitement, and issues with the cardiovascular system, the small intestine and sensing our rootedness.
Explore the wonders of Summer and the Element of Fire with me in mid-June through July. Click the link to read more about the course.
JUNE 19 - JULY 10
So, do you already have your Level 2 Certification? Well! This free webinar is for you!
Last month we had a refresher for the first level, now it's time for the second!
Join me for a refresher on Taiji For Balance: Level 2 and feel confident going back to the classroom, whether it's live or virtual, inside or out!
You must have your Level 2 certification to join this webinar.
We will go over:
1. Warmups including acupressure, massage, joints, multi joints, shift and lift
2. The Second 8 Postures
3. Taiji Walking
4. Teaching Methods
And there will be ample time for questions and answers!
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Qigong clears stagnation whether it's in the mind, heart, body, or spirit - or frankly all four! If you're looking for a practice that brings some flow to your life, that is easy on joints while easing stiffness, this is a great practice to start.
June 7 - July 12
It also includes access to my online course that includes Almost 50 lessons that cover warmups, meditation, presentations, learning videos, practice videos, and downloadable information.
To learn more or sign up, click the button below!
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.
“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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