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      Qigong & Tai Chi with Nick Loffree at Backyard SJ in San Jose

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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      15 Fountain Alley
      San Jose, California

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      Qigong & Tai Chi with Nick Loffree at Backyard SJ

      Overview This class will enhance balance, coordination, leg and foot arch strength, posture, and proprioception all while still delivering the main benefit of Qigong: Stress reduction and mental calm. Instructor: Nick Loffree Instructor website: What Else is On: From 9:00am - 4:30pm: Specialty Coffee will be available for sale from our local vendor SPRO: Coffee Lab. Logistics: Wellness Classes are free to enjoy. Capacity is limited to 20, please RSVP here or on the Backyard SJ app! If there is space available for no-shows it will be offered on a first come first served basis. This space is located outdoors so please be conscious of the weather. Backyard is in a repurposed parking lot at 35 S. Second Street between E Santa Clara St and E San Fernando St. There is a paid parking lot for $6/hour, or we are also right on the VTA Rail Santa Clara Station Stop. Partners About Nick Loffree Nick Loffree is your guide into mindful movement and self-healing. He discovered and synthesized the practices shared here through his own experiences losing and recovery his physical, mental, and spiritual well being.  The journey began in adolescence, when Nick found a plethora of creative ways to destroy the health of his brain (party drugs, alcohol, irresponsible psychedelic use, poor diet, concussions, etc). The mainstream medical solutions wound up suppressing the symptoms in his brain, but created a host of new health issues throughout the rest of his body, which in turn led to new symptoms of illness in his brain. Quickly seeing that this process wasn't going anywhere good, he resolved to take healing into his own hands.  He embarked on a deep, years long journey into meditation and yogic practices. He read and studied every related book/podcast/article he could find, from neuroscience, to Buddhist/yogic conceptions of mind, to nutritional science, to traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, looking for answers to why he was in a state of dis-ease. He went on meditation, yoga, qigong, and taiji retreats and trainings, and experimented with many different dietary, herbal, and otherwise "alternative" therapies. Eventually, a diagnosis from a powerful qigong "wizard" (who could literally electrocute people with his "chi") revealed that the root of the problem was a congestion of "Liver chi" (and a congested liver in general), after which point the healing process became much simpler and more direct.  The whole story is much more complicated than that, but Nick now enjoys his renewed vitality by living out "The Canadian Dream" in the beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz, California, just outside of Silicon Valley. There he teaches plenty of weekly movement classes around the community when he isn't traveling to teach at corporate events, retreats, and festivals.  ​Besides doing his own thing, Nick is a Senior Instructor and Teacher Trainer for the internationally recognized school Holden QiGong, and is a movement arts teacher at the incredible 1440 Multiversity. About Backyard San Jose Backyard is a project from the We Company’s cities team: a group dedicated to exploring ways to help strengthen the urban fabric. We're excited to be co-creating this space with the city of San Jose. To prepare for launch, we reached out to 150 local organizations, seven city departments, and 1,400 residents near Fountain Alley, and continue to ask for feedback to make Backyard a space that everyone can enjoy.

      Categories: Health & Wellness | Religion & Spirituality

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