Nov
4
to Nov 5

A Day of Waking Up

Waking Up Together

A Day of Mindfulness

We will gather on this day to celebrate our lives by awakening our bodies, hearts and minds in a gentle day of meditation. Deepening our practice together is very powerful.  Practices include guided meditations, walking meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation and mindful eating.  Let us pause from our busy lives to tend the garden of our hearts and nourish our bodies and minds as we mindfully release tensions, concerns and habits.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck offering for lunch, a water bottle and any special cushions you need.  Blueberry Gardens has no kitchen but has yoga mats, chairs, & blankets.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017
              9:30am - 3:00pm (registration 9:00am)
 BLUEBERRY GARDENS
            $45 individuals/ $75 couples     

   237 Ashton Rd, Ashton, MD20861 near Rt 108/New Hampshire Ave, only 9 miles north of 495.  http://www.blueberrygardens.org for directions and Patrick and Joann at dayof mindfulness@gmail.com for more information and registration.   We have been practicing various forms of meditation for over 25 years, are ordained members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and are certified Qi Gong teachers.

Individual registration of $45

Couples Registration @$75 here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
18
to Nov 29

Waking Up Together

Waking Up Together is a Mindfulness based approach to relationships that deepens awareness of ourselves and our partner, fosters communication and awakens joyful energy. By utilizing mindfulness meditation practices and simple Qi Gong exercises, couples will learn ways to nourish the positive elements in themselves and one another.  We will offer exercises in listening and compassionate speech. The class will meet for four 90 minute sessions, every other week.  No experience necessary, just an open heart. Wear comfortable clothes, as there will be simple movements offered.

Our opportunity to deepen our connection, communication and caring will occur in the Azeala Room of the Takoma Park Community Center on Wednesday from 7:00 until 8:30 pm (10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29.)  Register here beginning August 15th.  Class size is limited.

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Oct
10
to Dec 5

Five Animal Play Qi Gong

Five Animal Play Qi Gong is one of the most ancient continuously practiced healing exercise systems in the world.  Enjoy peaceful movements modeled on the movements of the Crane, Bear, Monkey, Deer and Tiger.  Participants will develop more strength, grace, flexibility, balance and healing in a relaxed group setting.  You will feel the effects in your body, mind and spirit as you find more harmony with nature and yourself. No experience necessary.  Instructors: Patrick Smith and Joann Malone.

The class will meet in the Dance Studio of the Takoma Park Community Center located on 7500 Maple Ave in Takoma Park, MD.  Class runs from 7 to 8 pm on Tuesdays from October 10 until December 5, 2017 with no class on October 31 so students and families may enjoy Halloween.  The fee for this 8 week class is $95 for residents of Takoma Park and $105 for non-residents.  Register here beginning August 15th. Class size is limited.

Let your practice of Qi Gong move you onto new states of health, joy and freedom. 

Remember Your Health is in Your Hands.

 

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

Energize Your Kitchen

In a well run kitchen, nothing is ever wasted, it is only transformed. 

August Escoffier Le Guide Culinaire

Last year Patrick offered a 90 minute keynote address to the 21st , and both he and Joann offered a 60 minute Qi Gong training.  We are happy to announce that the feedback received by the MD/DE/DC Chapter has led to an invitation to return to give an address on Monday, October 2.   Patrick will share experiences of how applying Mindfulness Practices and Qi Gong enhance not only our personal lives, but also how these practices can be applied to the workplace, leading to greater health and well being.  We will assist participants in developing practical reminders from the daily work life of a professional CDM to help us wake up and connect to the present moment.  Active participation in simple flowing Qi Gong exercises will offer all of us ways to cultivate and transform our personal energy.

Join us for the 22nd Annual Conference By the Sea October 1 -3, 2017 at the Grand Hotel in Ocean City, MD.

 

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

The Sun Warms My Heart

A Day of Mindfulness

With Patrick Smith and Joann Malone

Camp Rehoboth

Saturday September 30, 2017

37 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
        9:30am - 3:30pm (Registration 9:00am)

Enjoy a day of meditating, relaxing and nourishing body, heart and mind.  We will awaken joy in our hearts through guided meditation, simple Qi Gong movements, deep relaxation, mindful walking, eating and sharing.

Please bring a lunch for yourself, a water bottle and any special pillows, mats or blankets you need for meditation and deep relaxation.  There will also be chairs available in a carpeted space.  Patrick and Joann have been practicing various forms of meditation for over 25 years, are ordained members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and certified Qi Gong teachers.

The fee for this event is only $45

     Or email us at dayofmindfulness@gmail.com for other options.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Free Introduction to Qi Gong

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Your Health is in YOUR Hands

Join us on Tuesday September 12 at 7:00pm for a FREE QI GONG class at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Ave.  No experience necessary to learn simple movements that will increase your agility, improve balance and connection with the energy of healing in all of us.  If you have been interested in learning about Qi Gong here is your opportunity for a brief introduction to these healing movements that have been practiced for thousands of years. Please respond to dayofmindfulness@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

We will also offer an eight week Qi Gong class in the Dance Studio at Takoma Park Community Center beginning Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00-8:00pm.  Five Animal Play is one of the most ancient healing exercise systems in the world based on the movements of the bear, monkey, deer, tiger and crane.  Register with Takoma Park Rec Department here. 

This class will fill up so please do not delay.

 

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Garden of the Mind - A Day of Mindfulness

Pull A Weed          Plant a Flower

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF REFLECTION
    caring for the garden of our mind, heart and body.

We will nourish our happiness in a day of mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation, walking meditation and sharing our experiences in a beautiful setting. Each day a new beginning. An opportunity to let go of negative feelings, plant positive attitudes. A day to meditate together, grow in peace and love. Please bring a vegetarian potluck offering for lunch, a water bottle and any special pillows you need.  Blueberry Gardens has no kitchen but has yoga mats, chairs, and blankets.

             SATURDAY May 20, 2017
        9:30am - 3:30pm (registration 9:00am)
            BLUEBERRY GARDENS
                      $45 suggested

237 Ashton Rd, Ashton, MD20861 near Rt 108/New Hampshire Ave, only 9 miles north of 495.  http://www.blueberrygardens.org for directions and Patrick and Joann at dayof mindfulness@gmail.com for more information and registration.   We have been practicing various forms of meditation for over 25 years, are ordained members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and are certified Qi Gong teachers.

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Apr
4
to May 23

Sunlight Qi Gong

Sunlight Qi Gong is a powerful, beautiful series of movements designed to increase the practitioner's connection to the vitality, warmth, heart - energy and joy of the sun. As spring wakens flowers and beckons us outdoors, Sunlight Qi Gong helps us access our vital "Qi" energy within ourselves and in nature, balancing the Yin of winter with the bright, active Yang energy of Spring. No experience needed.

Tuesdays: April 4 through May 23, 2017 at 7 pm in the Takoma Park Community Center Dance Studio

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New Beginnings - A Day of Mindfulness
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

New Beginnings - A Day of Mindfulness

       The Day of Mindfulness has been postponed until March 18th due to the Women's March on Washington.  We will be participating in Mindful Activities for this event. 

  Join us in welcoming the new year and nourishing our happiness in a day of mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation, walking meditation and sharing our experiences in a beautiful setting. Each day a new beginning. Each mindful breath a new beginning. A wonderful opportunity to meditate & grow in peace & love. Please bring a vegetarian potluck offering for lunch, a water bottle and any special pillows you need.  Blueberry Gardens has no kitchen but has yoga mats, chairs, & blankets.

             SATURDAY January 21, 2017
        9:30am - 3:30pm (registration 9:00am)
            BLUEBERRY GARDENS
                      $45 suggested
237 Ashton Rd, Ashton, MD20861 near Rt 108/New Hampshire Ave, only 9 miles north of 495.  http://www.blueberrygardens.org for directions and Patrick and Joann at dayof mindfulness@gmail.com for more information and registration.   We have been practicing various forms of meditation for over 25 years, are ordained members of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and are certified Qi Gong teachers.

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Moon Light Qi Gong
Jan
10
to Feb 28

Moon Light Qi Gong

Jan 10, 2017 to March 13, 2017 (8 weeks)*
Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Takoma Park Community Center
Facility: Dance Studio
Price:
Resident: $75.00
Non-resident: $85.00

Moonlight Qi Gong enhances the quiet, gentle, peaceful yin side of our energy in the winter months, balancing the warm, active, bright sunlight yang energy. These six beautiful movement forms strengthen and align the body, focus the mind, reducing stress and tension while bringing body and mind, together in the breath. No experience necessary. Instructors: Joann Malone & Patrick Smith

* One week in February we will not meet.

Be good to yourself- sign up here today!

 

 

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