We offer a variety of heart, mind, and body practices to enhance wellness and well-being. These programs take place at Healing Circles Langley and at Soundview Center.
Online Mindfulness Meditation
8:30 to 9:15 am
This free meditation offering continues on Friday mornings indefinitely. Please contact Sarah Manchester to receive the link.
Healing Circles Langley and online
This circle offers an opportunity to meditate with others in person. There will be a short talk at the beginning, guidance on how to meditate, a meditation period, and time to share about your meditation experience at the end. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.
Kate Davies is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher who has had a meditation practice for about twenty years.
For more information, please contact Kate
Second and fourth Sundays
1 to 2 pm
Healing Circles Langley
Bring more joy and well-being into your life, increase energy, boost immunity, reduce stress, benefit all bodily systems, and foster creativity and social confidence with laughter yoga, the world’s happiest and most gentle workout!
You can expect gentle stretching and breathing warm-up; fun group laughter exercises that simulate and stimulate laughter; and simple guided relaxation.
For more information, please email Tere.
9:30 to 10:30 am
Healing Circles Langley
“I myself stand in need of the arms of my own kindness and care.” Ram Dass
This class is a balancing of doing and being in self-care.
Yi Ren Qigong is a system of Qi exercises developed by Dr. Sun. These exercises activate One’s Qi body, transform and harmonize our internal Qi, and develop internal connections with Universal Energies.
For more information contact Akbar.
Tai Chi class
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Tai Chi is a series of slow, graceful martial arts movements, called a form, which is continuously flowing, always the same, gradually gaining in complexity, taking 15 – 20 minutes to complete. This free, drop-in class is accessible to a wide range of physical abilities, Tai chi promotes strong body awareness, strengthening balance, coordination, concentration, healthy breathing, posture, core strength, and flexibility. Practicing the graceful flow of Tai Chi also creates a meditative interlude from the thoughts of everyday life. There is very little attention given to martial arts; it’s all in the form. For more information contact Stanley.
Waking Into Aging
Mondays, May 8th-June 19th (no class on Memorial Day)
This wellness program is a gentle self-care practice. We will focus on simple movements, balance, strength, resilience, and breath to support our minds, bodies, and hearts as we walk through the aging process. Each session will integrate gentle movement, focus, breathing and Qigong (energy cultivation) practices. Open to all abilities and ages. Chairs will be used to help adapt movements and energy needs. This will be a six-week series. Attendance to all sessions is recommended.
Offered by: Akbar and Catherine. Akbar is a certified Qigong instructor in the Yi-Ren tradition. Catherine is a certified Qigong instructor with Institute of Integral Qigong & Tai Chi and a gentle movement/alignment based yoga instructor.