- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
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.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
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.
Tamara has been ice skating since age 2, roller skating since age 3, rollerblading since 1994, and urban street skating since 1999.
Assisting the awakening & strengthening of conscious connection and sychronization of energy systems for practical & empowering use throughout day to day life and throughout great challenges & successes. Teaching privately, and holding workshops and series' throughout the country since childhood: Chicago IL '15 - '17 & '99 - '07 (Privately & Workshops at Live Work Yoga, Rogers Park Beach & Thrive Arts Studio[Chicago], In-Home & Oak St.Beach), Taos, NM June-Sept '16 & '12-'14 (Privately & Series & Workshops at Thrive Arts Studio [Taos Location], Metta Theatre, and Privately @ The Incubation Station in STAR), Brooklyn NY '14/'15(Workshop Series' at Daya Yoga and RockAway Beach), Petrolia, CA '11 (Privately @ Mattolle Beach), Gainesville, FL '10/'11 (Privately, Workshops & Series' at Serendipity), LosAngeles (Privately in China Town Park & Santa Monica Beach), Harrison Twp. / Detroit & Kalamazoo, MI '86-'99 (Privately & Groups).+ Read More
225 hours in Yoga Teaching Instruction, including anatomy, asanas, proper alignment, pranayamas, meditation, mudras, bandhas, and various yogic philosophy influences.
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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!+ Read More
Excellent in every way