Mindful Tai-Chi Classes can help you:
Mindful Tai-Chi Classes begin with a brief meditation that calms the mind and a gentle warm-up that relieves muscle tension in our neck, shoulders and back. We then transition to a series of fun, easy to learn, nature based, tai-chi movements. There are no long forms to remember, just a simple series of movements connecting our breath, body and mind (with the peaceful imagery of nature). We close with a short group discussion of ways we can continue to relieve stress throughout the day. Robert Rivest has a wonderful way of simplifying and sharing key elements of Mindfulness and Tai-Chi with people who have never practiced, tried or even heard of them before.
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is deliberately paying attention to what is going on in the present moment. It is a non-judgemental "wakefulness" that allows you to be fully aware of what is happening both inside yourself (in your body, and mind) and outside yourself (everything around you.) It is a sate of "calm alertness" that can be improved with practice.
What is Tai-Chi? Tai-Chi: (Pronounced Tie-Chee) Means "The Great Ultimate". It is an ancient chinese soft martial art form that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both mind and body. Benefits include: reduced pain and stiffness, better balance, improved coordination and flexibility, deeper sleep, and a greater overall sense of awareness, calmness, and well being.
"Robert was such a deeply peaceful presence . . . His Tai Chi was original, very easy to follow and very nourishing to do. I was really amazed at all the life that was called out of me and the whole group that day." Mark D. Mariner, JD, MA The Mariner Center For Human Development
"I have never seen my husband and fellow teachers so relaxed!" Teacher's comment, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
"The mindful exercises my class learned are things they absolutely love. We have incorporated Robert's warm-up into our morning session and I am seeing positive differences in individual moods and attitudes." Helen Morandi, Teacher, Bennington School
"Rivest's mindfulness in motion workshops have been a valuable tool in helping cardiac patients recover from heart attacks, open heart and by-pass surgery. Individuals who did not respond well to other aspects of rehab. Found the natural movements and expressiveness to be most beneficial." Dr. Reed Shnider, former Director of Preventative Cardiology and Wellness, Baystate Medical Center
"Robert's spirited blend of movement and mindfulness is a joy to experience. He conveys his material in a playful, loving manner that invites everyone into the practice with ease. This creative work allows us to be transported to a place of mystery and magic with Robert's skillful guidance. Sheila deMagalhaes, owner/director Heartsong Yoga
If you would like to bring Robert Rivest's stress relieving wellness program to your group, business, or organization contact him at:
Email Robert Rivest Phone 413-747-5004
Upcoming Mindfulness & Laughter Training/Seminars/Events with Robert Rivest
Prerequisite: You must be a Certified Laughter Yoga LEADER (2 Day Training) in order to take the 5 Day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.
5 day Laughter Teacher Training info: https://www.robertrivest.com/laughteryoga/laughteryogateache/
September 14-27 Robert Rivest Japan Tour!
17-19 September 2016: Kyoto 3 Day Robert Rivest Method Retreat
22 September 2016: Kyoto Robert Rivest 1 Day Seminar
23 September 2016: Nagoya Robert Rivest 1 Day Seminar
Spring 2017 Europe Tour (Germany, England, Italy, France . . .)
Contact ROBERT RIVEST for More information
Mindful Living Retreat Mount Kõya, Japan
Peace, Laughter & Joy seminar, Kyoto, Japan
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Tokyo, Japan
Laughter, Expression/Mime & Tai-Chi seminar Tokyo, Japan
Led Laguna Laughter Club, Laguna Beach, California
Co-led Contemplative Play half-day retreat w/ Rebecca Foster, Johnston, RI
Co-lead Yoga, Tai-Chi, & Laughter Yoga w/ Lynne Miller to welcome new year Enfield, CT
Peace, Laughter & Joy - University of New Hampshire, Durham
Student & Staff Laugh Stress Relief - Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Laughter & Stress Relief Seminar University of North Carolina,
Peace, Laughter, & Joy Workshop Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Laughter Yoga & Stress Relief, Yale University, New Haven, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT. Laughter Yoga for All Ages
Laughter Yoga for Geriatrics with Dementia, Hamden, CT
Mindful Tai-chi & Laughter Yoga for Seniors, Ludlow, MA
15 Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings @ Heartsong, East Longmeadow, MA
20-30 Staff Stress Relief Programs per year
40-60 Themed Library Programs per year for children, families and adults
120-180 Literacy, Health, Stress Relif and Comic Mime school assemblies per year
Spreading health, happiness, peace, laughter & Joy :)