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Yin Yoga and Qigong

Jade Integrated Health on Munjoy Hill in Portland believes in providing its clients with services to promote comprehensive health and wellbeing. To this end, they are currently offering a two new classes.; Yin Yoga and Qigong.

What is Qigong?  Qi, pronounced "chee", means life energy.  "Gong" means work. So "Qi Gong" means working with the energy of life!  Qigong is the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is over 7,500 years old.
•The benefits of Qi Gong include:
•Energy, stamina & well-being
•Health, vitality & wisdom
•Serenity, peace and quality life
This series will be instructed by Kelcey Hart, of Integrated Performance.   Kelcey is a nationally certified and licensed trainer, coach and instructor.  In addition to directing a number of fitness initiatives and organizations, he has coached student and professional athletes as well as individuals seeking to dramatically improve their fitness and wellness.  The series starts October 16th at 11 am will last 6 weeks.  Cost is $85.

Yin Yoga is performed to stretch the connective tissues of the body. Primary connective tissues include the hips, thighs and lower spinal area. This type of practice is beneficial for a wide variety of people from those with chronic pain or injury, to athletes or avid yoga practitioners who want to improve flexibility and deeply open muscles and joints. There will be  room for questions and you will receive a handout with practices you can do at home.  The class is taught by Jessie Challmers, an experienced yoga instructor who currently teaches classes at Maine Medical Center for cancer patients as well as community classes and workshops throughout Portland.  This series starts October 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., and last 6 weeks.  Cost is $85.

About Jade Integrated Health

John Charlebois is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA of Science and Rehabilitation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. John then attained his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na AOBTA Certification, National Certification in Herbology at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas.

Nancy Charlebois is a licensed physical therapist and massage therapist. She graduated in 1996 from Springfield College with her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. Nancy has worked in a variety of treatment settings, from a neonatal intensive care unit to nursing homes during her 14 year career. Since moving to Maine, she has developed a strong outpatient orthopedic focus working with patients experiencing pain. She also specializes in women's health physical therapy.National Certification in Herbology at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas.

For more information about Jade Integrated Health, visit http://www.jadeintegratedhealth.com/. To schedule an interview with John or Nancy Charlebois, please contact Thom Scheele.


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