"Present results do not predict future reality. We create the future by our current thoughts, feelings and actions." Anonymous
Happy 2016! Who or what are you currently creating with your present thoughts? With every passing year we learn new things, realize who we are and where we're going, and decide to take action to get there. Sometimes we fall off the path, and that's ok; you can pick up where you left off at any point in the year, not just January 1. Change and growth are constant, and just remembering to live in the moment keeps us moving in the right direction.
Part of our change and growth at Iron Root in 2016 is the addition of Tai Chi. The instructor, Kris Winkler of Marietta Tai Chi and Qi Gong, has this to say about the upcoming class:
"Learn true relaxation of your body and mind through the ancient discipline of Tai Chi. The benefits of this art are unparalleled and include:
- increase whole body suppleness
- release tension of the neck, back and all other joints through real relaxation
- strengthen core muscle groups responsible for better posture
- release stress through one-pointed focus of the mind
- boost energy levels through an increase in blood flow, Qi circulation and endorphins
- help to increase body awareness and promote better sense of balance
- increase bone density and strengthen joints, ligaments, tendons and core muscle groups
If you're looking for a way to reduce stress and feel healthier, consider Tai Chi. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing."
Interested? Me too! Come check out the free intro class on SUNDAY JANUARY 24 from 1-2p.
Part of the other exciting news is that we made it through our first year...YAY! To celebrate, we are throwing a party and I hope you will stop by. On SATURDAY JANUARY 30 from 3-6p we will be ringing in the new year, and our first year, in style. There will be a craft market featuring local handmade goodies you can buy yourself or a loved one (Valentine's Day is right around the corner!) like soaps, candles, body scrubs and lotions, greeting cards, pottery and more. At 4:30p we'll have local band Chu Victoria (http://www.chuvictoria.com/) stop by to play us some ditties. And of course there will be refreshments to enjoy. Please come by, say hi, dance a jig and start the new year off right.
One last noteworthy item is our NEW YEAR, NEW YOU special. For the month of January only we are offering a discount on our 12 month membership: $140/month (originally $160). That's a pretty good saving over the course of the year (over $200!), so get in while you can!
We at Iron Root Studio hope your 2016 is off to a great start, and we hope to see you soon!
Onward and upward!