Dear Community,

Fall is upon us and so is the opportunity for taking better care of ourselves.  My heart goes out to those of you who have been impacted by the recent wildfires.  The devastation from these fires has distilled what’s most important.  When all else falls away, what’s left is our love and care for one another. Coaching support is available here.  And see a free mind-body class below for support with self-care.

“As warriors in training we cultivate the courage and flexibility to live with uncertainty, with the shaky tender feeling of anxiety and nothing to hold on to – and to dedicate our lives to making ourselves available to every person, in every situation.”  – Author unknown

This powerful quote speaks to the challenges of meeting multiple needs.  It also raises the question about how does one best manage the impact of trauma?  In Dr. James Gordon’s new book The Transformation:  Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma he shares a model for relieving biological and psychological trauma, decreasing anger, improving sleep, mood and enhancing hope. 

He states: “Self-Care is the True Primary Care.”
If you are looking for support for recovering from what has been a challenging time, enjoy this wonderfully uplifting resource!

Sustaining Your Health 
The fall can be a restorative time for reflection and slowing down.  Balancing moving with sitting is essential for our vitality.  Holden Qigong is a mind-body practice that is a practical tool for maintaining health and building your immune system.  Join me for a new seven week class combining 5 Aspects of Whole HealthTM and Five Element Qigong.  In Qigong for Sustaining Resiliency learn health concepts and mindfulness tools for calming for your mind, relaxing your heart and replenishing for your body.

Complimentary Offerings

Wednesdays:  Qigong for Sustaining Resiliency
October 7 – November 18, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, (PST)
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To register go to
 Zoom Meeting Link

Fridays:  Weekly Qigong Practice
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM, (PST) 

Zoom Meeting Link  

Thank you for your ongoing support!

If you are experiencing benefits from these Holden Qigong practices, donations welcome!
(Suggested donation, $10 per class)

Venmo:  @Teddy-Gardner
Checks:  Can be mailed to the footer address below

“As we learn to accept and embrace rather than flee from or numb ourselves to trauma’s challenges, we can discover, that our greatest pain can teach us the most important truths about ourselves:  who we are and how inextricably connected we are to one another, what gives our lives Meaning and Purpose; and how we can live with greater wisdom, compassion, joy and love.”
-James Gordon, MD