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Cooking Retreat with Shoko

IMG_1153 (2)Mom, Sister, & Shoko

Sunday February 26 @ 10:00 am – February 28,  4:00 pm

Many of our retreat participants have been asking me to show them how I cook those great meals during their weekends here at the Sanctuary.

Well It is finally happening!

Enjoy the weekend cooking with me in the retreat kitchen.

“Let’s cook and eat delicious food together!”

I will be incorporating impromptu Alexander Technique lessons and or Spontaneous Taiji and Qigong practice during the retreat.

You may even leave with a few good recipes and improved use of time in the kitchen.


Alexander Technique and Taiji Principles Intensive

Instructor: Shoko Zama

February 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

“In Alexander Technique the quality of how we ARE in the moment  is more important than the quantity of what we DO in the moment.”

Often, we go about our daily lives unconsciously letting our habits get in our way.

The principles of both Taiji / Qigong and Alexander Technique help change our lifetime of habits in a constructive way.

In a gentle inclusive environment participants will examine their own use of themselves using the movements of Taiji / Qigong, or any other daily activities of their choice.

(No experience of Taiji or Qigong is necessary. This is a great introduction for a beginning student )