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Dr. Monique WhiteTai Chi & Qigong with Suzanne Norton

Wednesday, April 26
3-4:30 pm
Carnahan Quadrangle (rain date May 3)

Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise system based on breathwork and movements that cultivate qi, or energy. Qigong consists of gentle, flowing movements that are good for the joints, help develop balance and body awareness, increase focus and peace and calm. The exercises which still the mind and bring awareness to the body are done standing in a circle, cultivating a unified energy.

Tai Chi is a moving Qigong, a martial art, and a philosophy for life rooted in Taoism, which focuses on the polarities of life, or yin and yang. A sequence of slow, controlled movements. Experience both Tai Chi and Qigong demonstrations and then join in practice in this unique presentation.

Suzanne Norton lives in Columbia, Missouri where she teaches and performs Qigong and Tai Chi in a variety of settings. Ms. Norton holds classes in public and private schools, at festivals and retreats, for employee wellness programs and events, and leads community classes in the Mid-Missouri area.

Ms. Norton began her instruction with her current teacher, Master Kenny Greene, in 2006. She has received instruction from Dr. Fred Weaver of the Tao Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, and Master Arthur Du, of China, currently providing instruction in St. Louis. Suzanne received recognition for her contribution to the Martial and Healing Arts in 2015. Ms. Norton’s style has been described as lighthearted, inclusive, and graceful. She also teaches yoga, mindful writing, is a practitioner of therapeutic cranial touch, a performer of Acroyoga, poetry, and Tai Chi.

To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.


nature hike imageMindfulness in Nature Hike on Saturday, April 15

Time: 3-5:30 pm
Saturday, April 15
Gans Creek Trail

Join us on a mindful hike on Gans Creek Wild Area Trail. Either join the carpool leaving from the MU Student Center parking lot at 3:15 pm, or meet us at Gans Creek Trailhead at 3:30 pm. Carpool will return to the MU Student Center parking lot after the hike. Join us for mindful hiking, meditation & companionship with Breathe members. No experience necessary. Sturdy shoes recommended. To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Suzanne NortonQigong with Suzanne Norton

Wednesday, March 1
6-7 pm
Stotler Lounge II, Memorial Union North

Monday, March 20
3-4 pm
Peace Park (rain date March 22)

Gentle standing exercises provide a unique, meditative experience. Sometimes referred to as Chinese yoga, Qigong is a time-tested practice.

Qigong can help improve:

• Mental clarity, peace & calm
• Balance & coordination
• Muscle tone, flexibility & joint mobility

 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Monique WhiteThe Three Ts of Stress - Toxins, Thoughts & Trauma

Wednesday, Nov. 16
6-6:30 pm
Contemplative Practice Center (Newman Center lower level)

Dr. Monique White’s mission is to restore and promote health through a holistic, multi-dimensional approach. As a professionally practicing chiropractic physician, she’ll break down the effects of chronic stress, address various physical, emotional and biological triggers and give insight on how to help ease the preventable causes of stress.

Her goal is to bring awareness, create mindfulness and start to help improve the health of the college-age students.

Dr. Monique is a second generation chiropractic physician. She conducted her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri, then attended chiropractic school at Logan University and returned to Columbia to practice in her hometown.

To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.

 

 

 


 

nature hike imageMindfulness in Nature Hike on Saturday, Nov. 5

Time: 2-6 pm
Saturday, Nov. 5
Three Creeks Conservation Area

Join us on a mindful hike through Three Creeks Conservation Area. Either join the carpool* leaving from the MU Student Center at 2 pm, or meet us at Three Creeks Conservation Area at 2:30 pm. Carpool will return to the MU Student Health Center after the hike. Join us for mindful hiking, meditation & companionship with Breathe members. No experience necessary. Sturdy shoes recommended. To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.

*Carpool seating is limited. Please email to reserve your seat.

 

 

 

 

 


 

breathe do as one eventMindfulness in Nature Hike on April 9, 2016

Time: 12-2:30 pm
Saturday, April 9
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Join us on a mindful hike through Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Either join the carpool* leaving from the MU Student Health Center at 12:15, or meet us at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park at 12:30 pm. Carpool will return to the MU Student Health Center at 2:30 pm. Join us for mindful hiking, meditation & companionship with Breathe members. No experience necessary. Sturdy shoes recommended. To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.

*Carpool seating is limited. Please email to reserve your seat.

 

 

 

 


 

breathe do as one eventMeditation & Back Rubs on Feb. 22, 2016

2:30 - 4:30 pm
Monday, Feb. 22
KC/STL Rooms, MU Student Center

Start your week off with an afternoon of relaxation with two Student Health Center organizations, Breathe and Stressbusters. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


breathe do as one eventBreathe As One on Nov. 11, 2015

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Contemplative Practice Center

Celebrate unity, oneness and love by breathing in synchrony with people around the world. Breathe meets at the Contemplative Practice Center, Newman Center Lower Level (map).

There will be tea, treats and togetherness starting at 5:30 pm before we join the world for an 11-minute breathing meditation at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

breathe do as one eventMindfulness in Nature Hike on Oct. 17, 2015

11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 17
The Pinnacles
(gathering to carpool at the parking lot behind MU Student Center)

Join us on a mindful hike through The Pinnacles. Either join the carpool* leaving from the MU Student Center parking lot (map) at noon, or meet us at The Pinnacles at 12:20, hike starts at 12:30 pm. Join us for mindful hiking, meditation & companionship with Breathe members. No experience necessary. Sturdy shoes recommended. To learn more about Breathe events, connect with Breathe on OrgSync.

*Carpool seating is limited. Please email to reserve your seat.

 

 

 

 


 

breathe tea and cookiesMeditation, Tea and Cookies on Oct. 5, 2015

5 - 6 pm
Monday, Oct. 5
Contemplative Practice Center

Join Breathe for our weekly meeting. We'll begin with a 15-minute sitting meditation followed by tea and cookies at 5:30 (while supplies last). Breathe meets at the Contemplative Practice Center, Newman Center Lower Level (map).



 

 

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