JANUARY  -  2108    #91
COMMUNICATIONS 

NEXT HEALING CIRCLE
JANUARY 10, 2018

PLEASE RSVP SO THAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL
BECAUSE OF SNOW OR EXTREME COLD 
I CAN CONTACT YOU
  


You are welcome to attend 
the next Healing  Circle on Wednesday, JANUARY 10,  2018
FROM 6 - 9 PM 
at  Asbury Tower, 
1701 Ocean Ave.   Apt. 23 H 
in Asbury Park, NJ.
 
PLEASE RSVP. Since the space is limited, I will need to know if you are coming. You can do this by e-mail [WASTEVENS@AOL.COM] , phone 732-284-9990, or text.

If I cannot accommodate everyone who wants to come on the date announced, I will offer a second date to those who call.
 
This is an opportunity to gather with other practitioners and share what is going on, ask questions, and receive support. It is also a time for both meditation and receiving Reiju and, of course, this is all followed by an exchange of Reiki. 
 
Hope to see you there.

Click on the link below for directions and give me a call if you are having any problems.

There is a parking lot used by surfers and fisherman as well as others, opposite the front entrance of Asbury Tower, to the left of the boardwalk, which you can use FREE. 

There are also parking spaces all around the building 
which have parking meters.  

Also a block down any side street, there is open parking. 
 
It is a couple of blocks north of 404  5th Ave.  where we use to have it and you can easily see the tall building from there. 
 
 Feel free to call me if you are having any trouble.  (732-284-9990)
 
Just touch the #1 when you come into the main entrance and the security guard will let you in. Take elevator to 23rd floor.
 

HEALING CIRCLE DATES: 
 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
(No healing circle in February)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018






UPCOMING REIKI CLASSES IN ASBURY PARK 

Taught by Bill Stevens

Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level I (Shoden)

SATURDAY -  APRIL 28 ,  2018  9 - 5 PM

Please make your  intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.  Call 732-284-9990



Usui Reiki Ryoho - Level II [Okuden]

SATURDAY -  JUNE 2, 2018   9 - 5 PM

Please make intention to take class known to Bill, two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990




Usui Reiki-Ryoho - Level III [Shinpiden]

Saturday/Sunday June 23/24, 2018     9 - 5 pm
[Need to attend both days]

Please make intention to take class known to Bill two weeks prior to class.   Call 732-284-9990

 

UPCOMING CLASSES AT BROOKDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES 
WITH BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALL 732-224-2315 

REIKI LEVEL I TRAINING

Saturday - March 17,  2018
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register 732-224-2315


  REIKI LEVEL II TRAINING

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 - 5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register  732-224-2315


REIKI FOR PETS
Saturday,  April  7,  2018
10 -  5:30 pm  $159
LINCROFT CAMPUS
Call Brookdale College to register   732-224-2315

TAI CHI EASY/QIGONG CLASSES

MONMOUTH MALL - EATONTOWN - CALL 732-542-1326

TUESDAYS     2 - 3  PM   
(CLASSES WILL RESUME IN THE SPRING, 2018)

TAI CHI EASY AND THE TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION  

The human system produces the most profound medicine naturally within.  Qigong and Tai Chi are time tests tools for activating this incredible human capacity.  In the park every morning in China, millions of people practice forms of Tai Chi and Qigong that are very simple, and targeted toward basic energy enhancement and healing.

In this 8  week class we will continue to introduce and review the five movements of Tai Chi Easy and incorporate the ten phases of Qi cultivation into these classes.

 
 FITNESS CENTER        LINCROFT, NJ  

Lifelong Learning Program

FRIDAYS     2 pm

APRIL 20 -  JUNE 22, 2018

To register call 732-224-2315

THE NINE MOVEMENTS OF TAI CHI EASY
AND TEN PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION
AND INTRODUCTION INTO PRIMORDIAL QIGONG
 
These classes  will focus on simple practices to restore and nurture a healthy balance throughout the body, enhance vitality, strengthen and calm the nervous system, still the mind and rejuvenate the mind and body. 
 
Tai Chi Easy is carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.  The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24,36,42) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.

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Consensus Report

In November 2005, a panel of more than 30 nationally and internationally recognized experts in Qigong and Tai Chi, physical activity and aging and biomedical research gathered to explore and recommend key strategies on issues related to providing accessible and widespread Qi Gong and Tai Chi programs.  

You might find it interesting to glance through the report.

ASBURY PARK SENIOR CENTER 
1201 Springwood Ave    732-988-5252
10:30 AM    

[NO CLASSES SCHEDULED]

TAI CHI EASY - 9 MOVEMENTS
AND 10 PHASES OF QI CULTIVATION


Bill Stevens is a graduate of the 200 hour Teacher Training Program of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi.  [IIQTC.org]







MESSAGE FROM MY TEACHER, DR. ROGER JAHNKE


WHEN JESUS, BORN AGAIN TODAY, came to represent the rebirth, within oneself, of Universal Spirit Embodied - it was a Solstice and stars and planets aligned to create an auspicious bright star. There were no shopping centers and the moment was rich to support the birth of a beautiful Qigong story. Jesus learned to cultivate energy - Qi or the Breath of the Universal God. He also practiced something like Tai Chi, or at least was portrayed in a Tai Chi posture. 




 
OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCE



Some of you are aware of Christian Brothers Academy administered by the De La Salle Brothers in Lincroft, New Jersey.  On the grounds of the Academy they also have a Nursing home for their brothers.  I was speaking to Brother John McMahon not too long ago, who is on the staff there. We had a common interest in Reiki and he asked me if any of my past students would be interested in offering Reiki to the brothers who are at the Home.  I said I would share this invitation with you.  It is a good opportunity for those of you looking for experience (and you would be in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere).  

So if you feel drawn to find out more about this, set up an interview with Brother John.  He can be reached at 
732-580-2361.

De La Salle Hall 801 Newman Springs Road   Lincroft, NJ 


LISTEN TO A LIVE TELECAST OF AN INTERVIEW 
WITH KATHLEEN PRASAD ON FACEBOOK

Want to learn more about the depths of healing that Reiki can create for your animals and  experience the healing of Animal Reiki Meditation? Just a few days ago, I had the fun experience of doing a Facebook live with my friend Amanda Ree of  Sama Dog , a bright and beautiful kindred spirit and healing light for animals. In case you missed it, you can watch the replay.  We talked about Reiki for animals, and I also led a peaceful animal Reiki meditation for healing you and the animals you love. 


New York | 
Shinpiden Reiki III 
June 1 - 3, 2018 



Online preparation course is included in your course fee. 
9.00am-5.00pm each day




Venue
Reflections, New York 
227 East 24th Street 
New York, New York, USA

Shinpiden is the Japanese word for 'mystery teachings'. It is aimed at Level II practitioners or established Reiki Teachers who wish to continue their personal journey, a journey that is ongoing long after you complete the Shinpiden course. It is therefore not just about teaching and is even suitable for those who wish to simply develop their personal Reiki practise and occasionally teach those around them.

Self-empowerment is attained in Shinpiden through a strong energetic connection to the source of Reiki. It is also the result of the confidence you will feel as a result of your thorough knowledge of Reiki - how it works, what all the variations on Reiki actually are, where Reiki stands in the world today, the Japanese shirusi (symbols) and jumon (mantras) and their connection to Japanese philosophies and what the origin of Reiki's spiritual nature is.

One of the major focuses of this course is to tap into the sense that you are, and always were, a great, bright light - this is achieved by working with the fourth shirushi and jumon. 

The Power of Qi: Accessing Your Life-Force Energy 






There are numerous practices that help you attune your awareness so you can discover the subtle energy of Qi-the energy of your life force. One of the most ancient is Yi Quan, a foundation method for cultivating Qi and accessing benefits for mind, body, and spirit.

Yi Quan means "mind skill" or "mind boxing," as you must "box" with the mind to get it to quiet. 
 Yi Quan standing meditation benefits your posture and balance, increases inner body 
 awareness, and builds stamina.

While outwardly there is no movement, inwardly the deep relaxation of the Qigong state triggers both physiological and psychological benefits. It strengthens the mind-body connection, reduces stress, promotes serenity, and improves circulation, enhancing your overall health.

Yi Quan Standing Meditation

1. Begin by aligning your body in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with your feet hip-width apart. When you initiate your practice-whether it's Qigong, Tai Chi, or yoga-by creating conscious alignment, it sets the tone and intention for your experience.

2. Stand with your shoulders relaxed, arms at your sides. Knees are slightly bent, the bowl of the pelvis is upright, and the head balances gently on top of the spine and shoulders.

3. Imagine that, as you stand in Tadasana, you are opening to the influences of Heaven, pouring down through you like a healing waterfall while the grounding influences of Earth rise through your feet.

4. Don't try to  do anything during this practice. Just notice what you feel in your body without creating thoughts or judgments. If you start to feel uncomfortable, focus on your area of discomfort and adjust your posture, moving gently and breathing easily. Be aware of your attitude toward your practice and your body, and treat your body with loving-kindness.
The Tao Te Ching says, "Like a lake, the heart must be calm and quiet, having great depth beneath it." Yi Quan practice calms the heart as well as the mind and allows you to create and cultivate inner stillness.

Start with five minutes of Yi Quan practice a day, and build your endurance gradually. You might notice that your body begins to move spontaneously while doing this standing meditation practice. Allow the spaciousness of the sky and the solidity of the earth to meet within you, creating a powerful charge of life force that allows the body to release and dissolve any tension that arises.

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NOTICE FOR UPCOMING QIGONG CLASS WITH MAXINE GUNTHER

*You can sign up easily by sending me an e-mail and indicating which class time you wish to register for. 

*In this Winter Series, the 1:00 Class will focus on EVERYDAY QIGONG & SOME FAVORITE FORMS.   This class is open to EVERYONE - beginners and experienced students.  

*The 2:30 Class will focus on  PRIMORDIAL QIGONG.   This is for students who have taken Qigong for Good Health classes.  
On April 21st, Dr. Roger Jahnke will be teaching 
a one day workshop on Primordial for those who learn this form.

*If you already registered, kindly disregard this reminder or send it on to a friend who might be interested in the profound benefits of  Qigong.

* Qigong for Good Health

WINTER SERIES   Begins Tuesday,  JANUARY 16, 2018

Winter is a time for reflection & slowing down, a time to return to your inner wisdom.

TWO CLASS TIMES:     1:00 PM   or  2:30 PM  
with  Maxine Forster Guenther, M.A.
 Certified  Instruc The WINTER Series of  Qigong for Good Health  begins TUESDAY, 
JANUARY 16, 2018

 1:00  PM   EVERYDAY QIGONG with THE PHASES OF CULTIVATION & THE GREAT SPIRALING DRAGON
Open to experienced and beginning students.

2:30    PRIMORDIAL QIGONG

This class is recommended for students who have some experience with Qigong practice.

If you are new and are coming to the 1:00 Series of  Qigong for Good Health ,
  please arrive by 12:30 PM
on the first day for an introduction  to these classes.   No extra charge.  
Take 1 class, then decide if you wish to sign up for the series.  If not, that one class is $15.00.

Place:           Unitarian Universalist Meeting House       (for directions: uucmc.org)
                     1475 West Front Street, Lincroft, NJ

Cost:           $90. for 9 sessions         

For a partner in the same household, the 2nd person's fee is $45.  A few people decide to take both classes.  

If you are so inclined, the 2nd session is $45. for the 9 week series.

To Sign up for a Winter Series of Qigong for Good Health

Please register via e-mail and *let me know  which class time you prefer. 

You may pay at the first class or s end a check to Maxine Forster Guenther at
P.O. Box 2015, Red Bank, NJ 07701

If you cannot afford the cost of the series, 
 please call me at 732-842-5074. 
I am happy to make an adjustment for you. 

ALL  are welcome!   D eepen your Qigong practice or join us as a beginner.