May 12th is the International Day of Awareness for chronic immunological and neurological diseases (CIND). These include chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities; in other words invisible illnesses.
Millions of people are missing from their families/careers, jobs, school, sports and communities, and many too sick to raise awareness, let alone participate in life.
I intend to promote the day through the media and social media and invite people who suffer or know of someone suffering from an invisible illness to donate a pair of their shoes to be placed on our property.
A note about them or a name can be added to the shoes.
Shoes will be donated to charity at the end of the day.
Please pass this on.
Drop shoes of to 26 Homebush Drive, Junortoun on or before May 12th.
Karin Herrmann Mob.0428 663 489
There is no child minding at this premise, however, under certain circumstances, babies &/or children can come if the class size is small and prior approval has been sort. Contact Karin for more information.
Friendly, socialized dogs can come and play with "Fritz", the resident Schnauzer, in the dog run at the back of the property.
Karin is available to run workshops: short duration, half day, full day or weekend workshops on a variety of topics.
Workshops can be run for men, women or children, carers, various health groups, women’s groups etc.
Cost is negotiable.
Karin will travel to your venue and can provide equipment where necessary.
Workshops / Presentations conducted in the past:
Backcare, Fitness and Flexibilty Programs run in business (in house) at Bendigo Brick, Centrelink, Empire
Talks and Presentations for Bendigo Health, Bendigo City Council, Employment Agencies –VECCI and Best - Zonta, Rotary, Inner Wheel, Bendigo Developmental School, Secondary Schools for staff and students, Health Expos in Bendigo and Dunolly, Wellsford Yoga Retreat, MS society, Heartbeat, Occupational Therapists at the Anne Caudle Centre, Girls' Brigade etc.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
THE MYSTERY OF THE MANDALA AND SYMBOLISM
Mandalas are "painting like patterns" within the boundary of a circle. The outer border reflects the psychological boundary that separates us from the outer world or other persons, while the contents of the Mandala lead us onwards and inwards to the center – to the heart of our being. The mandala is a map of this journey depicted in the pattern, form, colour and shape - all of which are significant symbols to guide us to that inner core.
Karen Scott has a long history with the art of mandala and the language of symbolism.
Join her in a ‘hands on’ workshop discovering how symbolism plays a major role in self-awareness and discovery.
Karen has worked specifically with art for well-being, personal discovery and healing for 20 years and is widely travelled. She shares her extensive ‘art experience’ to support you through the creative process to access the language of our unconscious self.
This was a full day workshop combining Yoga, Meditation and Mandalas.
Each term we have one or two social events organised for all the class participants to attend. We will often go for a meal in one of Bendigo's fine dining eateries. Sometimes we organize to go for a walk/ stroll and chat beforehand. We have met in Rosalind Park on a Sunday morning and collectively performed our Wu Tao dances in the presence of the magnificent trees and bird life in the summer break. We have had picnics in the park and stretched and danced our way to good health.
The next Social Events will be held on:
The Woodhouse 101 Williams Street, Bendigo 3550 (website) 5443-8671
Lazy Moes 94-98 Mitchell Street, Bendigo 3550 (website) 5441-6949
Come along, have a meal and a pleasant chat to other fitness enthusiasts.
Sign up in the gym. You can always email if you can't get to gym.
(If you book then need to cancel, please let the venue know.)
The two social events this term (term 2 2013) were a gastronomical delight, especially dessert at the Axedale Tavern, and even better was the camaraderie and friendship that was amongst those who attended. Thank you for a most enjoyable time.
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Karin's Favourite Sayings
Fire Dance - has its emphasis on cleansing and purification. Governed by the Heart, Small Intestine, Heart Constrictor and Triple Heater Meridians. Fire is the season of summer, colour of red, emotion of joy and sound of laughter. Fire energy is what gives rise to our passion. The ability to radiate our essence and also transform the dross of our ego/mind into a true reflection of our spirit.
Wood Dance - uses the motivational power of anger to energize and strengthen. Governed by the Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians. Wood is the season of spring, colour of green, emotion of anger and sound of shouting. The wood element gives us the raw vital energy to create and express our potential and purpose into the world. Through this dance we embody flow, vitality, self- expression and purpose. We also allow ourselves to simply be who we are, be true to our selves.
Water Dance - deals with fear through surrender and acceptance. Governed by the bladder and Kidney Meridians. Water is the season of winter, colour of dark blue/black, emotion of fear and sound of groaning. The water element is responsible for building and storing our energy or Qi.
Air Dance - acknowledges grief, encouraging release and transformation. Governed by the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians. Air is the season of autumn, colour white, emotion of grief and sound of weeping. The air element relates to how well we are able to deal with the past, release what no longer serves us and open to new life and the present moment.
Wu Tao Dance - aims to liberate and balance the flow of Qi, the life force energy, through the body. Based on the Oriental Medicine principle of the five elements that make up our physical universe, the dances celebrate air, water, wood, fire and earth. Each dance works specific meridians in the body and addresses a dominant emotional component.
Makko Stretches - Specific shiatsu stretches use the body's own weight, applying pressure to the meridians as you lean this way and that way. By stimulating meridians, shiatsu stretches may assist in freeing up blocked energy and drawing it toward areas of weakness, thus releasing tensions and limbering you up.