Big November

Loads of action lined up to keep the blood warm for the upcoming season. New workshops, programs and classes – including Kung Fu for Kids!!
*Redefining Qi Workshop*

Saturday, November 13th from 6:30-9:30pm.
Pricing: $40
Location: Parkdale Prana Room
1273A Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1L6

This 3 hour workshop will address the concept of Qi in terms of health and the effect that it has on your life. Participants will be challenged to think critically and personally about the significance of Qi Theory. This workshop will also give people the opportunity to practice various forms of movement and stillness based on cultivating, circulating and harmonizing Qi.

*Call ahead to book your seat.

Parkdale Prana Room will also be hosting weekly Meditation Classes every Thursday from 4:45-5:45pm. I will be one of 3 other teachers that will be rotating once a month.

*Balanced Breathing Programs*

On Mondays and Tuesdays, I am now offering private courses on the importance of breath work at King West Chiropractic. These courses are set up as a package of 4. Training will be broken down into 30 minute sessions.

From stillness to physical exertion, proper breathing can bring balance and composure to your life. Learn to use your breath to relieve tension and anxiety.

*Kung Fu for Kids*

I am now offering Kung Fu Classes for Kids on Saturday Mornings. For inquiries please contact me by phone or email.

Below is a bit I wrote in response to our need of measuring our growth as practitioners.

Supposed to Be

In every discipline we have the comparison effect. We compare our experience with others and develop an idealistic way of thinking within ourselves; a falsified image of what we think we should be.

We train, we strive, we achieve but then we compare. An inevitable consequence of the desire to succeed. How do you rank amongst your peers? How are you evaluated by that voice in your head that tells you where you should be?

Maybe we get sidetracked. Maybe we jump ship only to find ourselves always reaching for something beyond ourselves.

We cannot be like the ones who taught us, and we can not be like the ones that taught them. All we can be is ourselves. Comparisons can confuse us into thinking competitively instead of introspectively.

Training is personal and a discipline requires diligent observation of ourselves and of our truth. But to discuss one’s personal experience as principle and truth only cheats others. Here is where the we fall into the downward spiral that is the comparison effect.

Insight is one’s own and an understanding can’t be taught. It has to be experienced. For the individual, a discipline is about understanding freedom within structure.

In our training, we are where we are supposed to be. This is about acceptance. Good and bad become not so important. Perspective and growth shape our understanding.

There is no supposed to be.