What we're about

Hello All,

The purpose of this group is to offer ongoing Health and Wellness education, workshops, weekly classes and community events for women. It is my desire to offer a space of nourishment, reconnection to the self, recharging and refueling of our vital energy, so that we, as women, are empowered to be loving and generous with all those in our lives- especially ourselves.

If you want to be a beacon of warmth, kindness, inspiration and positive growth for yourself, your family and your community, this group is for you.

If you desire radiant health and wellness on all levels of your life- mental, emotional, physical and relational, this group is for you.

Classes and events are designed to offer you nourishment and encouragement, as well as accurate reporting of the state of your real life. My desire is to offer reinforcement for where you are already strong, and illumination where you could improve the quality of your life and the tools to do so. My background is as a bodyworker for over 16 years, a licensed acupuncturist for over 8 years, a craniosacral and polarity therapy practitioner for over 15 years, a student of mindful movement and vital energy cultivation for over 12 years in the dance and qi gong communities. My intention is to to offer the best of the best, that I have encountered in all my years of complementary medicine study and life experience, to support and expand your radiant health in a simple, applicable and easy to understand way.

These wellness classes and events are born out of my desire to offer my acupuncture patients, bodywork clients, and you an all encompassing wellness program you can personally tailor and implement in your daily lives. The result? You living the life you were meant to live- and enjoying it all- all the challenges and all the successes that come with your life path. Some of my classes and events are donation basis, or complementary, others have a fee to support the locations and environments conducive to the work. I make every effort to make classes, events and programs available at varying levels of cost so that there is something for everyone.

Blessings, Love and Light on the Journey.

Warmly,

Star Urmston LAc

Upcoming events (5)

Qi Gong 8m-9am, Tuesdays

Online event

You are warmly invited to join us in these ancient and health promoting breathing and slow moving exercises. Cultivate mental focus, relax and expand your breath, build leg strength and balance, coordinate your movement with awareness of your feeling state, circulate your vital energy. Beginners: learn qi gong for the first time. Seasoned practitioners: further cultivate, share and refine your energy. This wonderful class is a community wellness offering from my Acupuncture office. It is my joy to share this fun, health building practice with you. Who: Anyone interested in practicing moving meditation, No prior experience required. Anyone can learn. When: Tuesdays 8am ~ 1 hr Where: Zoom and in person at Bill Botts Park after quarantine is lifted. Zoom Registration Info: Step 1) go to this link to sign up and register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcocOCsqTwtwuL7ldcH1qJfBi69bQ3ZRQ Step 2) Once registered Zoom will send you a link to be able to join the class- this is what you then use to link to our Tuesday 8am qi gong class. (Meeting ID:[masked]) (Password:[masked]) Notes: You will need a simple space for standing practices- you should be able to freely move your arms and legs. Via Zoom only if RAINING, no outdoors group class with rain. PAYMENT: This class is currently donation basis only to offset meet up and organizational costs. ~ please do not let lack of funds deter you from participating. If you wish to make a donation for your class you can find me at: Venmo: Star-Star Paypal: [masked] PRE-REQUISITES: must be able to stand for 1 hour, no other coursework is required CAUTIONS: This class is for fun, health building purposes. Please always listen to your own body- and respect any injuries, limitations, or pain signals you have. Instructions given are guidelines only. please ask for help if you have pain or injuries, and need modifications. When in doubt for your own body, go with the spirit of the exercise: which is to awaken, circulate your aliveness and breathe..... you cannot harm yourself breathing, so please exercise common sense and adapt exercises for your own body and unique needs that day. We cannot be liable for any instructions or recommendations given or injuries sustained. Keep in mind you are participating freely and this class is to simply share in fun morning awakening. MeetUp Group Background: I am a Culver City local, acupuncturist and owner of Gentle Way Acupuncture, Star Urmston LAc. I have a deep love for the sweetness of the Culver City Area, as well as the ancient art of qi gong.... so why not combine the two? Ever heard of Tai Qi? Well, Qi Gong is very similar. It is breathing and moving practice rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Martial Arts and Taoist - Chinese Medicine. It is a way of refining and cultivating oneself and, most of all, enjoying the incredible beauty of the present moment. The purpose of this group is to share basic qi gong exercises in a natural setting, as is traditional. You are invited to gather with us in the park and enjoy waking up and cultivating your energy. I will provide qi gong instruction in a playful, free form way to connect to the energy within and all around us. I will also give traditionally rooted instruction in the wonderful and foundational qi gong practice called "The Ten Pieces of Silk," and advanced Meridian Cleanse Exercises. This is a superb daily practice for working with basic health promoting breathing and moving exercises. Hope to see you here : ). Warmly, -Star Urmston LAc

Qi Gong 8m-9am, Tuesdays

Online event

You are warmly invited to join us in these ancient and health promoting breathing and slow moving exercises. Cultivate mental focus, relax and expand your breath, build leg strength and balance, coordinate your movement with awareness of your feeling state, circulate your vital energy. Beginners: learn qi gong for the first time. Seasoned practitioners: further cultivate, share and refine your energy. This wonderful class is a community wellness offering from my Acupuncture office. It is my joy to share this fun, health building practice with you. Who: Anyone interested in practicing moving meditation, No prior experience required. Anyone can learn. When: Tuesdays 8am ~ 1 hr Where: Zoom and in person at Bill Botts Park after quarantine is lifted. Zoom Registration Info: Step 1) go to this link to sign up and register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcocOCsqTwtwuL7ldcH1qJfBi69bQ3ZRQ Step 2) Once registered Zoom will send you a link to be able to join the class- this is what you then use to link to our Tuesday 8am qi gong class. (Meeting ID:[masked]) (Password:[masked]) Notes: You will need a simple space for standing practices- you should be able to freely move your arms and legs. Via Zoom only if RAINING, no outdoors group class with rain. PAYMENT: This class is currently donation basis only to offset meet up and organizational costs. ~ please do not let lack of funds deter you from participating. If you wish to make a donation for your class you can find me at: Venmo: Star-Star Paypal: [masked] PRE-REQUISITES: must be able to stand for 1 hour, no other coursework is required CAUTIONS: This class is for fun, health building purposes. Please always listen to your own body- and respect any injuries, limitations, or pain signals you have. Instructions given are guidelines only. please ask for help if you have pain or injuries, and need modifications. When in doubt for your own body, go with the spirit of the exercise: which is to awaken, circulate your aliveness and breathe..... you cannot harm yourself breathing, so please exercise common sense and adapt exercises for your own body and unique needs that day. We cannot be liable for any instructions or recommendations given or injuries sustained. Keep in mind you are participating freely and this class is to simply share in fun morning awakening. MeetUp Group Background: I am a Culver City local, acupuncturist and owner of Gentle Way Acupuncture, Star Urmston LAc. I have a deep love for the sweetness of the Culver City Area, as well as the ancient art of qi gong.... so why not combine the two? Ever heard of Tai Qi? Well, Qi Gong is very similar. It is breathing and moving practice rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Martial Arts and Taoist - Chinese Medicine. It is a way of refining and cultivating oneself and, most of all, enjoying the incredible beauty of the present moment. The purpose of this group is to share basic qi gong exercises in a natural setting, as is traditional. You are invited to gather with us in the park and enjoy waking up and cultivating your energy. I will provide qi gong instruction in a playful, free form way to connect to the energy within and all around us. I will also give traditionally rooted instruction in the wonderful and foundational qi gong practice called "The Ten Pieces of Silk," and advanced Meridian Cleanse Exercises. This is a superb daily practice for working with basic health promoting breathing and moving exercises. Hope to see you here : ). Warmly, -Star Urmston LAc

9pm Mondays~ Healing Sounds Cultivation Practice

Online event

It is my great joy to share with you one of my favorite internal cultivation practices ~ a beautiful, short and sweet 1/2hr Healing Sounds Practice. This practice is a core part of my Acupuncture Wellness Offerings. WHAT: Healing Sounds- Internal Cultivation Practice: In this class we focus on the 5 Yin Organs and will be focusing on the silent healing sounds, as the silence emphasizes building strength and refueling the internal organs. Practice is enriching and cumulative. This practice is done seated and laying down, fantastic to be done right before bed to enhance sleep, cultivates mental focus and internal organ health as well as lung capacity. SET-UP: Have a comfortable chair where you can sit upright, and a place to lay down at the end. WHEN: Mondays ~ Starting 9:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) WHERE: ZOOM.com 1) Register in advance for this meeting by clicking below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu6prz8uGNyjDMUr4BHlujR6CAU3TJU5 2) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (Meeting ID:[masked]) (password:[masked]) NOTES: Zoom Meeting will be on “Mute” during class, so please text me questions, or requests to work with, before and during class to my cell phone:[masked] you may also post class related questions in zoom chat box PRE-REQUISITES: none PAYMENT: This class is currently donation basis, to offset costs of maintaining a meet up site and organizational costs. ~ please do not let lack of funds deter you from participating. If you wish to make a donation for your class you can find me at: Venmo: Star-Star Paypal: [masked]

Qi Gong 8m-9am, Tuesdays

Online event

You are warmly invited to join us in these ancient and health promoting breathing and slow moving exercises. Cultivate mental focus, relax and expand your breath, build leg strength and balance, coordinate your movement with awareness of your feeling state, circulate your vital energy. Beginners: learn qi gong for the first time. Seasoned practitioners: further cultivate, share and refine your energy. This wonderful class is a community wellness offering from my Acupuncture office. It is my joy to share this fun, health building practice with you. Who: Anyone interested in practicing moving meditation, No prior experience required. Anyone can learn. When: Tuesdays 8am ~ 1 hr Where: Zoom and in person at Bill Botts Park after quarantine is lifted. Zoom Registration Info: Step 1) go to this link to sign up and register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcocOCsqTwtwuL7ldcH1qJfBi69bQ3ZRQ Step 2) Once registered Zoom will send you a link to be able to join the class- this is what you then use to link to our Tuesday 8am qi gong class. (Meeting ID:[masked]) (Password:[masked]) Notes: You will need a simple space for standing practices- you should be able to freely move your arms and legs. Via Zoom only if RAINING, no outdoors group class with rain. PAYMENT: This class is currently donation basis only to offset meet up and organizational costs. ~ please do not let lack of funds deter you from participating. If you wish to make a donation for your class you can find me at: Venmo: Star-Star Paypal: [masked] PRE-REQUISITES: must be able to stand for 1 hour, no other coursework is required CAUTIONS: This class is for fun, health building purposes. Please always listen to your own body- and respect any injuries, limitations, or pain signals you have. Instructions given are guidelines only. please ask for help if you have pain or injuries, and need modifications. When in doubt for your own body, go with the spirit of the exercise: which is to awaken, circulate your aliveness and breathe..... you cannot harm yourself breathing, so please exercise common sense and adapt exercises for your own body and unique needs that day. We cannot be liable for any instructions or recommendations given or injuries sustained. Keep in mind you are participating freely and this class is to simply share in fun morning awakening. MeetUp Group Background: I am a Culver City local, acupuncturist and owner of Gentle Way Acupuncture, Star Urmston LAc. I have a deep love for the sweetness of the Culver City Area, as well as the ancient art of qi gong.... so why not combine the two? Ever heard of Tai Qi? Well, Qi Gong is very similar. It is breathing and moving practice rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Martial Arts and Taoist - Chinese Medicine. It is a way of refining and cultivating oneself and, most of all, enjoying the incredible beauty of the present moment. The purpose of this group is to share basic qi gong exercises in a natural setting, as is traditional. You are invited to gather with us in the park and enjoy waking up and cultivating your energy. I will provide qi gong instruction in a playful, free form way to connect to the energy within and all around us. I will also give traditionally rooted instruction in the wonderful and foundational qi gong practice called "The Ten Pieces of Silk," and advanced Meridian Cleanse Exercises. This is a superb daily practice for working with basic health promoting breathing and moving exercises. Hope to see you here : ). Warmly, -Star Urmston LAc

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