Chen Style T'ai Chi Chuan – Weekend Workshop (Boise)

This weekend workshop will be devoted to learning the 19-movement form of Chen T’ai Chi in its entirety. This is a simplified form developed by grandmaster Chen Xiaowang to serve as a powerful introduction to the ancient Chen style T’ai Chi Chuan. Chen style is characterized by spiral movements and combines soft, energetic flow with sharp explosive power.

Troy Lentell has been a student of Bill Helm’s for 6 years.

Caring for Cancer – A Wholistic Approach (Portland) – CLASS CANCELLED

Join us for a weekend covering the important supportive role Wholistic healthcare can play in the recovery of cancer. A Wholistic approach can help people with cancer preserve greater quality of life, lessen side-effects from Western treatments, increase patient’s ability to sustain a stronger immune system during chemotherapy and radiation treatments and help rebuild and recover greater health post Western cancer treatments. The latter may be the most important role and may lead to longer cancer-free recovery.

Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (Portland)

This class focuses on the founding principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and their relative importance to Wholistic Nutrition. Topics include wholistic vs. reductionist thought, the concept and principles of Qi (energy), causes of disease, Yin/Yang theory, an overview of the TCM concept of the Organs and their functions, the Five Elemental Energies and their correspondences, the generation of Qi and its areas of influence, the transformation fluids (Jin -Ye) and the function and production of Blood (Xue).

Fundamentals of Healthy Living – Western Nutrition Part II (Portland)

This is the fourth offering in the Fall Fundamentals of Healthy Living classes in Portland and second part of a two-weekend class. Part two of the class series will dive into the intricacies of the politics of food and the impact of this at the individual level. This class also explores the personal and psychological components of eating. Students look at the role of nourishment as it applies to developmental models, eating disorders and obesity.

Fundamentals of Healthy Living – Western Nutrition Part I (Portland)

This is the third offering in the Fall Fundamentals of Healthy Living classes in Portland and part of a two-weekend class that focuses on the evolution of the modern day diet. Consider this Nutrition 101 for real people! Part one of this two-weekend class will explain all you need to know to understand the importance of food and nourishment through the study of Fats, Carbohydrate and Proteins. Evaluate the pros and cons of the dietary models in existence today as you gain a clearer understanding of the building blocks of nutrition and their importance in understanding individual nutritional needs.

Fundamentals of Healthy Living – Western Anatomy & Physiology – Digestive System (Portland)

Did you ever want to know what exactly a duodenum does or the role the pyloric sphincter plays in digestion or where the heck these are even located? Then this is your class! In the second Fundamentals of Healthy Living class you will cover the location, structure and function of digestive system organs and accessory organs. Discover how malfunctions in organ structures and/or functions can lead to pathological conditions. Learn the role nutrition plays in both the healing and healthy maintenance of these structures and functions.

Return to Kidney Qigong Class (Portland)

This Qigong form originated from Taoist Master Share K. Lew, graduate of the Yellow Dragon Monastery of the Lo Fo Shan Mountain in Guangdong province, China. The Qi Gong exercises were part of his training in the traditions of Taoism. They emphasize developing a balanced and harmonious circulation of Qi throughout the entire body. Rylen Feeney has been teaching this Qigong form for over 10 years to students and clients alike to share its positive health benefits.

Eat to Live I – Life Phases (Boise)

Whether you take the class offered in Boise or Portland this promises to be an informative and exciting weekend workshop focused on exploring healthy eating during the life cycles. Instructors will lead active class discussions on special dietary needs for pregnancy, lactation, infancy, children, teens, adults, adult and the elderly. Additional areas such as fertility and libido will also be covered as well as the nutritional needs of athletes, vegetarians, and vegans. This is great as a standalone class as well as one of the courses included in our school’s nationally recognized Wholistic Nutrition Program.

Fundamentals of Healthy Living – Eat to Live I – Life Phases (Portland)

Whether you take the class offered in Boise or Portland this promises to be an informative and exciting weekend workshop focused on exploring healthy eating during the life cycles. Instructors will lead active class discussions on special dietary needs for pregnancy, lactation, infancy, children, teens, adults, adult and the elderly. Additional areas such as fertility and libido will also be covered as well as the nutritional needs of athletes, vegetarians, and vegans. This is great as a standalone class as well as one of the courses included in our school’s nationally recognized Wholistic Nutrition Program.

Daily Dose I (Portland)

As part of the Wholistic Nutrition Program, this course prepares the wholistic health practitioner to guide clients to integrate the safe and effective use of simple remedies and vitamins, minerals & supplements into their practice.  We will study various vitamins and minerals including details on their uses, sources, safety, cofactors, synergists and contraindications. It’s a great class for anyone wanting to learn more about vitamins and minerals whether it’s for personal use or to layer onto an existing practice.

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