A Tao Woman Retreat Experience

with Heather Chalon, MPH
Healing Tao  Senior Instructor
March 1-3, 2019 Limited to 25 participants

A Playground for us all to play in, where love,
joy, creativity blossom and grow.

Feel Your Qi

Feel Your Qi

When
March 1-3, 2019

Where
El Rancho Robles, Oracle, AZ
Conveniently located near Tucson & Phoenix

About
Heather Chalon, MPH, Healing Tao Senior Instructor, Master Trainer TCHI, presents the fundamental practices of the Healing Tao System as taught by Grandmaster Mantak Chia and other Qigong/Tao Meditation Masters.
Learn the ‘secrets’ of ancient Taoist practices for deep healing of spirit, mind, and body. Open your natural source of wellness. Leave with daily rituals for self-care, feeling nourished and rejuvenated.


May you breathe deeply in the fresh Spring air, be inspired by the beauty of nature, luxuriate in the hospitality of the Historic El Rancho Robles, as you:

Experience the healing power of the fundamental Taoist meditations – Six Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Micro Cosmic Orbit. 

Play qigong, including 5 Animal Frolics, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Swimming Dragon.

Exercise the muscle of soul, awaken the muscle of the spirit with Tao Y’in (gentle yet powerful Chinese yoga); Renew the senses and radiate natural beauty with Qi Self Massage; Delight in the theory of Five Elements, and learn how to nourish your whole Self.


Schedule

  • Friday 3/1: Check in 2:00pm
    • 3:00 – 5:30pm, Intro to 5 Elements, Qigong, 5:30-6:30 Dinner,
    • 7:00 – 9:00pm Tao Yoga and Meditation.
  • Saturday 3/2:
    • 7:00 – 8:00am, morning practice,
    • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:30 – noon, 5 Elements in Action, Qigong, Tao Meditation,
    • 12:00-1:00 Lunch,
    • 1:00-2:30 Relax, Reflect, and/or practice
    • 2:30- 5:30pm, 5 Element Nutrition, Tao Meditation,
    • 5:30-6:30 Dinner,
    • 7:00 – 8:30pm  Sacred Dance of the Elements
  • Sunday 3/3:
    • 7:00 – 8:00am Morning practice routine.
    • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:15-Noon   Review,  Q&A,  Qigong and Tao Meditation.
    • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch.   Networking,  Next Steps,  Closing Ceremony
    • 2:00  Departure.

Pricing

  • All inclusive:  $365
  • Payments:
  • Mail a check,  to Heather Chalon,  1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728
  • On-line with a credit card  (Pay Pal,  Send Money option,  to heather@heatherchalon.com)

Includes

  • 7 Retreat Sessions
  • Luxury lodging
  • 6 nutritious gourmet meals
  • Snacks/tea breaks
  • Certificate of participation
  • 8 hours of credit toward Healing Tao Associate instructor certification

Important Dates:

  • Space is limited.
  • Registration deadline, with payment:  January 15, 2019
  • After Jan 30, as space permits, contact Heather.  events@heatherchalon.com
  • 50% cancellation fee after February 15
  • 75% cancellation fee after February 22

El Rancho RoblesThe Venue:
El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch offers an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a romantic wild west experience with the perfect mix of   adventure and relaxation. The ranch is located in the historic town of Oracle, Arizona – nestled at the base of the magnificent Santa Catalina  Mountains. Whether you are warming up by the campfire or enjoying the cool mountain breeze in the ample shade of the oaks,  El Rancho Robles is a beautiful refuge.

Accommodations: Luxurious standard rooms, deluxe suites, and casitas. Shared occupancy.  Most with private bedroom. Requests for  private room will be taken at an additional cost, after January 15, 2019. As this is a gathering in the spirit of sister-hood, and opening to universal love, we are encouraged to participate with a spirit of community, and togetherness.


While you’re in Oracle

  • Visit the The Patio Cafe and Market 
  • Life Under the Oaks, Lavender Farm
  • Biosphere 2…an Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. Its mission is to serve as a center for   research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. 520.838.6200
  • Oracle State Park …set in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains. This park covers nearly 4,000 acres of diverse forest and desert terrain, offers incredible views of surrounding mountain ranges, and serves as a wildlife refuge.  Enjoy 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, take a guided tour, or visit the Kannally Ranch House Museum and gift shop.
  • AZ Zipline Adventures …AZ’s longest eco-zipline tour.  Experience the beauty and majesty of the desert as you’ve never seen it before!  Easy short hikes and exhilarating zipline rides combine for an  exciting day of thrills and fun.  520.308.9350

September is National Fall Prevention Awareness Month

Exciting things happen in September as we ease into Fall,   in honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Month.    2018 was a great line up of events throughout Arizona.   Where ever you live,  it is a great time to reach out to State and local  organizations, especially Falls Prevention Coalitions and Area Offices on Aging to take part in 2019 events.

Included in the awareness events:

I appeared on KGUN9  Morning Blend TV show,  September 6, watch now

I am presented at the Arizona Aging Well Conference in Phoenix,  September 21.  As well as in the evening at the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition’s vigil for those who have succumbed to falls – “Light Up the Night”

Our team of certified Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention (TCAFP) instructors were on-hand to answer questions and offer TCAFP demonstrations at numerous events in collaboration with Southern Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition, including:          click for   Falls Events Flyer

October continues the awareness raising.

October 26, 2018,  Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition hosts STAND UP to FALLS  Sypmosium and Community Event.  Keynote CDC Speaker:  Dr Janice Mark.   Co-sponsored by Master Trainer Heather Chalon, MPH/ Arizona Tai Chi for Health Institute community – offering a demo class and info table. Register Now

Culminating in hosting Dr Paul Lam,  Founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute,  World Leader in Tai Chi for Health Programs – joining us from Sydney Australia to lead two Tai Chi workshops.   October 26,  Enhancing Sun Style 73 forms.  October 27-28,  Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention.  Details.

Heather with Dr Paul Lam, TCHI Founder and Dr Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General

Dr Lam coming to Tempe (Phoenix) AZ October 26-28 for two workshops. register for Dr Lam workshops

Thanks to our Sponsor Arizona Department of Health Services, and partner Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (azstopsfalls.org).

Read more:  Falls are NOT a natural part of the aging process.  Programs such as the evidence based,  Tai chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention program,  endorsed by the CDC, National council on Aging,  Arthritis Foundation, and more,   help millions of people every day to gain strength, balance, mobility, and friendships.   Locally instructors offer weekly classes designed to be safe, effective, and enjoyable.  Ask Master Trainer, Heather Chalon, MPH how you can participate in classes,  learn how to become a practice leader or instructor,  bring the program to your location.   heather@heatherchalon.com

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk.

Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall.

Every year on the first day of fall, we celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day to bring attention to this growing public health issue. To promote greater awareness and understanding here are 10 common myths—and the reality—about older adult falls:

Myth 1: Falling happens to other people, not to me.

Reality: Many people think, “It won’t happen to me.” But the truth is that 1 in 4 older adults fall every year in the U.S.

Myth 2: Falling is something normal that happens as you get older.

Reality: Falling is not a normal part of aging. Strength and balance exercises, managing your medications, having your vision checked and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall.

Myth 3: If I limit my activity, I won’t fall.

Reality: Some people believe that the best way to prevent falls is to stay at home and limit activity. Not true. Performing physical activities will actually help you stay independent, as your strength and range of motion benefit from remaining active. Social activities are also good for your overall health.

Myth 4: As long as I stay at home, I can avoid falling.

Reality: Over half of all falls take place at home. Inspect your home for fall risks. Fix simple but serious hazards such as clutter, throw rugs, and poor lighting. Make simple home modifications, such as adding grab bars in the bathroom, a second handrail on stairs, and non-slip paint on outdoor steps.

Myth 5: Muscle strength and flexibility can’t be regained.

Reality: While we do lose muscle as we age, exercise can partially restore strength and flexibility. It’s never too late to start an exercise program. Even if you’ve been a “couch potato” your whole life, becoming active now will benefit you in many ways—including protection from falls.

Myth 6: Taking medication doesn’t increase my risk of falling.

Reality: Taking any medication may increase your risk of falling. Medications affect people in many different ways and can sometimes make you dizzy or sleepy. Be careful when starting a new medication. Talk to your health care provider about potential side effects or interactions of your medications.

Myth 7: I don’t need to get my vision checked every year.

Reality: Vision is another key risk factor for falls. Aging is associated with some forms of vision loss that increase risk of falling and injury. People with vision problems are more than twice as likely to fall as those without visual impairment. Have your eyes checked at least once a year and update your eyeglasses. For those with low vision there are programs and assistive devices that can help. Ask your optometrist for a referral.

Myth 8: Using a walker or cane will make me more dependent.

Reality: Walking aids are very important in helping many older adults maintain or improve their mobility. However, make sure you use these devices safely. Have a physical therapist fit the walker or cane to you and instruct you in its safe use.

Myth 9: I don’t need to talk to family members or my health care provider if I’m concerned about my risk of falling. I don’t want to alarm them, and I want to keep my independence.

Reality: Fall prevention is a team effort. Bring it up with your doctor, family, and anyone else who is in a position to help. They want to help you maintain your mobility and reduce your risk of falling.

Myth 10: I don’t need to talk to my parent, spouse, or other older adult if I’m concerned about their risk of falling. It will hurt their feelings, and it’s none of my business.

Reality: Let them know about your concerns and offer support to help them maintain the highest degree of independence possible. There are many things you can do, including removing hazards in the home, finding a fall prevention program in the community, or setting up a vision exam.

6-Steps-to-Prevent-a-Fall

Help Spread the Word: Flyers for Tai Chi and Qigong events

Thank you for downloading and distributing through your own email list or posting in social media and/or printing flyers to help us spread the word about upcoming local events.  These are just a few of the events I am leading.   If you would like a flyer for an event listed on my calendar but not posted here,  please let me know by emailing events@heatherchalon.com

National Public Health Week, UofA College of Public Health & Confucius Institute host Chinese Health Day. Demos and Info.  Flyer: Flyer for UA Health Day 2018 for public

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day  Saturday April 28.

Tucson Flyer: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 – V2,   Map:   Tai Chi Reid Park-V4

Bullhead City Flyer:  

Tai Chi for Health Skill Builder May 5,  flyer: Skill Builder May 5 2018

Dr Lam in Phoenix Enhancing Sun 73 October 26, Depth of TCAFP October 27-28.  Flyers coming soon.

Tai Chi for Health: A Community Approach,  info sheet.  Share with anyone seeking collaboration in bringing evidence-based, CDC recommended Falls Prevention,  Chronic Conditions prevention and maintenance programming to their community.  info sheet: Tai Chi for Fall Prevention A Community Approach 2017

Find a instructor,  for handing out at classes and public events.   email me if you would like the word file to customize for your community. flyer: Find an instructor events flyer Alz Assoc

 

 

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