"The air is crisp, the skies are blue
everything is coming back to life
The trees are greener, the flowers are growing
and the feeling is just divine
Here, amidst the colors of the season
It's as if you're dreaming
The landscapes are painted by Spring
The wind feels like a caress,
and so I must profess
This is nature's beautiful offering."
Every month we are fortunate to be able to offer thought-provoking and cutting-edge classes. Our instructors know their stuff and are excited to share it with AFP's patients. But in May, we have some extra-special classes we just have to spotlight.
Click on the graphic below to see a short video by Dr. Ted Plimpton and Dr. Kate Atkinson talksing about the Supporting Anxious Children series!
Below is an interview with Haiying Conover, LMT and Charles Milch, PA-C about their upcoming Taichi series, starting May 4. There is still time to register!
AFP: Why should our patients consider Taichi?

Charles: I feel if you're looking for a way to reduce stress, improve your balance, ease chronic pain and overall improve your athletic ability consider taichi . Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction, improved balance, chronic pain and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

AFP: Why are you only focusing on six (6) forms?

Haiying: The form we are teaching totally is 24 movements—24 simplified forms. But we only teach the first 6 movements (if the group is comfortable, we will teach more movements. It depends on group adaptility) in first 6 weeks. In the future we will continue to teach the rest of this whole form. We also will teach 1)some anatomy knowledge such as iliopsoas, gluteal muscles etc and how to properly use them. 2) some wonderful acupuncture points such as allergy points during allergy season. 3) defending and offending meaning in each movement.

AFP: What do you enjoy about TaiChi?

Charles: In my practice I learned that each move comes from me being in contact with the earth and the energy I derive through concentration and each form which begins  from my contact with the earth traveling up through my body through my chi.

For the complete interview, visit our Blog!
For the entire complement of our classes for May, see the flyers below. Classes are at no charge for AFP patients (except where noted) through the end of June. For questions and to register for any class, contact
April 29 2021
April 29 2021