MIND-BODY RECOVERY TECHNIQUES and WALKING MEDITATION
MIND-BODY RECOVERY TECHNIQUES (Integral Qigong and Tai Chi)
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Addiction Medicine Department, 1505 N. Edgemont St, 3rd Floor. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00PM. (First time only, there is an orientation at 6:30PM. Interested? Call 323.783.7932.)
Schedule (Subject to change. Watch here for updates!)
Classes will meet on the dates indicated below:
January 7, 14, 21
28 No class
February 4, 11, 18, 25
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Hospital, 4867 Sunset Blvd., Healing Garden (or Conference Room 20A, depending on weather). Most Thursdays, 6:45AM Instruction, 7:00-7:30AM Walking Meditation.
FREE, as part of Kaiser's Healthy Workforce Program.
Any visitor to the hospital may join us! Get visitor tag for the 2nd Floor Healing Garden at the security desk at the hospital's main entrance. Proceed up the staircase to the right. Glass doors will lead you to the Healing Garden (with neighboring conference rooms).
January: on hiatus
February 6, 13, 20, 27
April 2, 9, 16, 23
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18 (25 TBD)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22
(1-week break: Thanksgiving)
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
URBAN WILDERNESS QIGONG + NATIVE HABITAT RESTORATION
Select Saturdays or Sundays (month-by-month schedule below). By donation or barter or "time dollars" or pay-it-forward (details below).
10-11AM Integral Qigong and Tai Chi session
11AM-12PM. Optional native habitat restoration (details below)
12-1PM. Optional zero waste potluck picnic.
Location: "Paper street" segment of Adelbert Avenue (See directions below.)
General public: By donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
As an alternative to a cash donation, please consider helping me with some native habitat restoration project, immediately following the Qigong session. This could be simply weeding out non-native invasive plants and grasses that compete for resources with natives. I will have a list of tasks, from easy to strenous. (There's a LOT of work to be done month by month!)
Members of any neighborhood chapter of the Arroyo S.E.C.O. Network of Time Banks will pay 1 "time dollar" to the Silver Lake Time Bank account for the 1-hour Qigong session. Any member who stays afterward and helps with native habitat restoration will be paid "time dollars" equivalent to the number of hours worked.
Any participant via Trade School Los Angeles (an organization that offers barter-based classes) will bring any one of the following items as barter:
Hügel-making material, such as a log or branch or bag of raked leaves (please don't use gas-powered blowers!) or newspapers or cardboard boxes with labels and tape already removed (none with glossy finishes, please)
a bag of mulch
a jar of whey (the liquid left over after straining organic yogurt overnight in muslin cloth)
Recommended directions: Meet me, Lee Conger (Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher) in front of the Ortiz Taylor House (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #1144), 2650 Lake View Avenue, Los Angeles (Silver Lake), CA 90039 at 9:45AM sharp. I will lead everyone to the hard-to-find "urban wilderness" location on the "paper street" (unpaved) segment of Adelbert Avenue.
Otherwise, follow these directions: From Silver Lake Blvd. behind 365 Market, turn uphill on India Street. Take the first left onto Silver Ridge Ave. and park right away. On foot, proceed uphill to the first left (also Silver Ridge Ave.) (Please do not park on this level stretch of Silver Ridge.) Keep walking straight, following Silver Ridge downhill. The pavement ends. Keep walking straight ahead onto a grassy / muddy footpath. You will be on the "paper street" (unpaved) segment of Adelbert Avenue. You will be walking high above and parallel to Fletcher Ave. In about 500 ft., you will find us in a sycamore and yucca grove, practicing Qigong.
Optional picnic potluck at 12PM. Bring enough to share. Zero waste, please: Bring reuseable containers and utensils! No styrofoam, no single use plastic or paper.
December 29 (Sunday)
January 25 (Saturday)
February 9 (Sunday)
March 22 (Sunday: TBD), 29 (Sunday)
April 12 (Sunday), 26 (Sunday)