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Reeling Silk - Learn to Defend Against the Stress of Life: Part 2

Mollie Busby from Yoga Hive Montana is bringing Tod Lonergan to the valley!

This course is a two-part introduction to the practice of the ancient internal arts.

These are the training of the mind, or the art of self-healing, the training of the body, or the art of self-defense, and the training of the spirit, or the art of self-transformation. These three arts can be developed harmoniously through one simple practice.

In the internal martial arts we refer to this practice as the "art of silk reeling."

There are many forms and postures in the internal arts but they are all governed by the same principles.

The proper application of these principles in even the simplest of movements is difficult to attain, so many students of the internal arts become mired down in complex theories and choreography and abandon them.

However through the daily practice of a few simple techniques these principles can be reawakened in the body and in the practice of any of the internal arts. By cultivating both the internal energy and the higher function of the connective tissue of the body, we will learn to heal ourselves, to evolve ourselves, and to defend ourselves from any attack, whether physical, emotional, or energetic in nature. The course will be presented in two separate segments.


The second segment will introduce the principles of proper interaction through the practice of "t'ui shou", or internal sparring. This is often called the art of self-defense but it is designed to protect us from harmful interactions of any kind, not only physical attacks.

Silk reeling exercises from the first segment will be applied in solo and group practice to introduce the principles of self-defense, known as proper listening, proper yielding, and proper neutralization. This will allow us to maintain integrity and proper movement in the face of all obstacles and interactions, and to continue our practice unabated in even the most adverse and stressful conditions.

The focus of this segment will be on safeguarding the body from physical emotional and energetic damage from interaction with others.

Students of all levels and ages are welcome to attend, although attending the first segment is recommended.

$45 for one workshop or $75 for both β€” attendance at either gets you a FREE 15 minute one-on-one healing/consultation with Tod. Attendees can also schedule a 90-minute session with Tod during the week following the workshops at a discounted rate (Note from Mollie: A healing with Tod is an INVALUABLE expereince... seriously life changing!)

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