Tamara Stackpoole

Tamara S.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

Qigong

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching QiGong since 2006.
One of several foundational techniques will be concentrated upon for several or more sessions with practice expected in between. The technique will be decided upon based on the student's needs and intentions. Qi Gong is a life force energy practice that's been used by healers and warriors for over 5000 years in China. Well cultivated and regulated Qi (life force energy) is the mystical power behind the "karate chop" that breaks a brick without harm to the Practitioner, the mystical power of hands on and remote healing, and much more. One is a beginner to Qi Gong for many years. After 10 years of practice one may reach an Intermediate level of experience, understanding, and cultivation of skill. Whether you come for one session or for many you will walk away from each session with a QiGong practice that you can do safely on your own.
Half hour sessions are limited to the internet due to travel time. To see reviews go to Thrive Arts Collective on FaceBook.
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About

Tamara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1986

INTERNAL ALCHEMY meditation is an intuitive life-force-energy practice that Tamara has been utilizing and teaching since 1986. Basically, It's practiced to balance, clear, unify, strengthen & uplift mind-body-spirit. While it is TECHNICALLY Qi Gong = Life Fore Energy Practice, it is not of Chinese lineage, and is not to be confused with 5000 year old practice, Nei Gong. This Internal Alchemy is rather an intuitively granted practice that Tamara began receiving as a child outside of Detroit Mi in the 80s, a time and place where only the tangible was considered valid. Tamara utilized the work to heal of severe chronic illness and broken bones with out meds, surgery or pain killers.. Internal Alchemy is strung subtly through all of Tamara's teachings and practices. It's taught as primary focus to those who are seeking to open the powerful mystery school within and whom are willing to do the internal work and practice on their own. It is a way of SelfActualization and deepened conscious connection to Source.

FLEXIBILITY, YIN YOGA & VINYASA
Tamara trained in dance (ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical) from 1985 - 2003 and performed, choreographed and taught for several years. This has cultivated strong experiencial understandings in the ways of proper alignment and safe building of flexibility.
Tamara began practing yoga in 2005 and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center in NC - 2009.

QI GONG
Tamara began practicing Chinese QiGong in 2003 after discovering it's similarities to her intuitive practice, Internal Alchemy. She was strongly intrigued by this energy practice with over 5000 years of passed down teachings. Tamara soon trained at Kun Yu Shan Academy of Martial Arts in China in 2006. She then studied the rudiments of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Dragon Rises College, 2009-2010.

SKATING
Tamara has been ice skating since age 2, roller skating since age 3, rollerblading since 1994, and urban street skating since 1999.

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Experience

Instructor, Guide & Counselor; Intuitive Energy Work
Sep 1986 - Present
Thrive Arts Collective

Assisting people in deepening conscious connection with and sychronization of their energy systems for practical empowering use in day to day life as well as through out and beyond great challenges and successes.

Education

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010
Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
Yoga Teacher Training
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Asheville Yoga Studio
Qi Gong
Jul 2006 - Aug 2006
Kun Yu Shan Academy of Martial Arts, Yantai, China
Advanced Free Fall Program; A License
Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
SkyDive Chicago
Theatre Performance
Sep 1997 - May 1999
Western Michigan University

Certifications

Yoga Teacher Training
Sep 2009
Asheville Yoga Studio

225 hours in Yoga Teaching Instruction, including anatomy, asanas, proper alignment, pranayamas, meditation, mudras, bandhas, and various yogic philosophy influences.

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Mar 2013

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Yoga Alliance
Sep 2009

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Photos & Videos

Acro Yoga warm-up video of Brian Greenwald and I; originally made (May '16) to invite a good friend to come do acro with us in Wicker Park.
Photo by Randy Batista after he bought my diabetic friendly banana bread!  (Inside the basket)
Early Spring 2011

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Following bliss at Rockaway Beach, NYC
Summer 2015

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Yoga at Machu Picchu.

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A still from an easy Qi-play demo-video for my 3 year old niece.  CHILDREN GET IT QUICK!  It's awesome!
Feb. 2017

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All you need are wheels to fly!

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Rest and inspiration between practice.
Kun Yu Shan Academy of Martial Arts, Shandong Province, China.
Aug., 2006

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Spent nearly 3 yrs. in this lectro-free hermitage in the high desert of NM. Qi Gong, Meditation, Yoga.
Early fall 2014.

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My last day in the NM off-grid hermitage. QiGong, Yoga, Meditation.
Next Destination: NYC
Oct. 1st, 2014
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2 Reviews

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Leah Nov 6, 2017
Yoga · In home

I went to Tamara for Yoga to just feel more present and to become more flexible, but I got so much more. A problem with my neck and shoulder I had for so many years that I forgot it was always there , is now gone. It was locked up for years & it's now loose. It gets stiff on occasion, and when it does I now know how to release it. And it works! It took time and practice, but it got there! It's more like a therepeutic, transcendental session of magic wherein I'm learning how to do the magic on my own. So good!

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Jon Sep 27, 2017
Yoga · In home

Excellent in every way

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