Teen Martial Arts*Yoga*Fitness Camp 2017!
Jul
24
to Jul 29

Teen Martial Arts*Yoga*Fitness Camp 2017!

Teen Summer Camp 2017!


Ages 13-19

  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Fitness Conditioning 
  • Life Skills
  • Mindfulness & Breath Control

$200/week per child
sibling discount: $100/week per child after the first child at full price
(Large Family? Contact us!)

*$100 non refundable deposit is kept for any cancelations*
Pre Registration Due by June 1st

Dates: 

July 24th-29th Golden Harmony Fitness, Culpeper

Monday-Friday
9AM-1:30PM

Saturday
10AM-12:45PM

10 Person Minimum
25 Person Maximum 

*Fresh fruit & protein/granola bar is provided, as well as water from cooler or bottled for sale*
Bringing Bottled Water as well as any healthy snack is suggested

Equipment:
Parents must provide or purchase Gloves, Wrist Wraps, Mouthguard, Shin Guards for participation

$120/all inclusive equipment bag from Golden Harmony Fitness is available
$20/Yoga Mats are also available for sale, though they will be provided for class during the camp.

What to Wear:
Shorts & T-Shirt
Compression under shorts as well as compression tops or sports bra for girls recommended. Personal protection is optional but recommended. Head gear is provided when needed.

 

Monday-Friday

  • 9AM: Yoga
  • 10:15AM: Break, Water & Fruit Snack
  • 10:30AM: Interval Training & Conditioning 
  • 11AM: Water Break
  • 11:05AM: Kickboxing & Striking Skills
  • 12PM: Break
  • 12:05PM: Ground Skills
  • 1:15pm: Cleanup
  • 1:30PM: Pick Up

Saturday

  • 9AM: Yoga
  • 10:15AM: Break
  • 10:30AM: Warmup
  • 11AM: Sparring & Rolling
  • 12PM: Clean Up & Break
  • 12:15PM: Review & Closing Ceremony
  • 12:45PM: Pick Up

All are welcome and we gladly accept youths with cognitive & physical challenges. Please contact us for the specific needs of your child.

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Youth Summer Camp! (ages 4-12)
Jun
26
to Jul 1

Youth Summer Camp! (ages 4-12)

 Yoga* Martial Arts* Fitness 

Ages 4-12

  • KAY (Kidding Around Yoga)
  • Songs
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Agility and Exercise Fun!
  • Life Skills & Martial Arts

$200/week per child
sibling discount: $100/week per child after the first child at full price
(Large Family? Contact us!)
*$100 non refundable deposit is kept for any cancelations*
Pre Registration Due by June 1st

Dates:

June 26-July1st at Golden Harmony Fitness, Culpeper 

July 10th-July 15th at Stonewall Abbey, Sperryville 

Monday- Friday
9AM-1:15PM
Saturday
10AM-12:30PM
(Family FUN Fitness Day for the whole family!)

10 person minimum
30 max

*Morning Fresh Fruits & Water are provided* 

*Parents must provide lunch for children*

What to Wear:
appropriate exercise clothes
(No shoes inside)
 

Monday-Friday

  • 9AM: SHMAT & Find Your Mat!
  • 9:05: KAY YOGA
  • 10AM: Break, Water & Fruit Snack
  • 10:10: Games & Crafts
  • 10:40: Water Break
  • 10:45: Agility Course
  • 11AM: Tumbling & Evasion/Escapes techniques
  • 11:30: Lunch!
  • 12PM: KickBoxing
  • 12:50: Meditation
  • 1PM: Clean Up
  • 1:15PM: Pick Up

Saturday

  • 10am-12:30pm: Family Fun Fitness Day!
  • 10AM: Karma Camp
  • 11AM: Family Fun Fitness Class
  • 12PM: Closing Ceremony

 

All are welcome and we gladly accept youths with cognitive & physical challenges. Please contact us for the specific needs of your child.

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Walk With Courage: "Initial Reactions" Mini Defense Workshop
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Walk With Courage: "Initial Reactions" Mini Defense Workshop

Walk With Courage is a complete Self Defense System designed to give women the best opportunity to learn, practice & hone their personal defense tactics & techniques. Not only is WWC a self defense system, but it is also a full mind/body preparatory course for handling yourself & dealing with conflict. Whether it be a physical assault or bullying in the workplace, Walk With Courage provides you with the tools to be alert, focused & powerful in any situation.

This "Mini Workshop" will be focused exclusively on initial reactions to aggression and/or violence. You will learn the fundamental principles of surviving violence through basic, proven techniques that will cover a variety of situations and will take you through the 5 stages of escalation, ranging through precence, verbal command, physical restraint & escapes, non lethal force & lethal force.  

$15 per person

 

Bring a partner! 

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Daniel Schroder: Energy Healer
Mar
24
to Apr 2

Daniel Schroder: Energy Healer

You must contact Monique to reserve your place. Limited space, so reserve today! 

540-987-8852/arnicadoc@gmail.com

 

Monique Maniet, DVM presents Master Daniel Schroder from Belgium. Two intensive weekends devoted to the study of Energy Therapy to heal physical & emotional problems. 

Daniel Schroder is a Belgian Health practitioner well known throughout Europe for using Energy Therapy to successfully treat people with emotional and/or physical problems. His more than 30 years of experience in Energy Healing has shown him how to use his hands, only a few inches away from the body, to realign the “subtle bodies” (energy fields) and bring back a state of Health and Wellness. 

In these intensive weekend courses you will learn how to see and touch those Energetic bodies, how to feel the chakras and the organ’s energy fields (Souffle), how to connect yourself to the Earth and the Heavens and much more! 

Dates:

Level One:

  • Friday March 24th  7-10pm
  • Saturday March 25th 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 
  • March Sunday 26th 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

Level Two:

  • Friday March 31st 7 to 10 PM
  • Saturday April 1st 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday April 2nd 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Prices:

  • Friday only $50
  • Friday and Saturday only: $175
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $275

You must call to reserve your place. Limited space, so reserve today!

Call Monique @ 540-987-8852 

 

Private sessions will be available during the week

… Do not miss this unique opportunity …

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Walk With Courage
Mar
10
to Mar 12

Walk With Courage

Walk With

Confidence   Competence   Courage

A Comprehensive Course in Women’s Personal Defense, Empowerment & Healing

 

The WALK WITH COURAGE (WWC), USA PROGRAM has developed confidence in situational awareness, effective & simple self defense techniques, mind/body development & deep self healing with women for over a decade.            

Designed with life saving martial arts skills, sports medicine based conditioning & optimal nutrition plan, personal wellness through yoga & qigong, WWC provides an accessible approach to these essential practices for todays living.

This is much more than self defense; this is a complete system of personal development presented in a safe and effective manner to give YOU the strength to WALK WITH COURAGE every day!

This weekend training seminar will offer:

  • Vinyasa & Dao Yin Yoga
  • Qigong (chee-gung) breath control & moving meditations 
  • Interval training conditioning workouts 
  • Health & Wellness discussions
  • Staple Diet for Optimal Nutrition 
  • Situational & environmental awareness, threat identifiers and prevention
  • Martial arts training on the ground, close quarters & with impact weapons

Dates:

Orientation: Friday March 10th 6pm-8pm

Practice: Saturday March 11th 9am-5pm

Practice: Sunday March 12th 9am-5pm 

Limited to 20 participants ages 13+

$120/per person

$90/per person for 1 Day (Just enter coupon WWC1DAY, upon registering)

We offer family & corporate discounted rates! Contact us at goldenharmonyva@gmail.com 

 

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Balance & Inversions
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Balance & Inversions

2 Hour Yoga Workshop with Ashley Osburn

Stonewall Abbey Yoga & Qigong

44 Main Street Sperryville Virginia, 22740

February 25th 11-1pm

$35/per person

 

Ashely Osburn will guide you through the necessary progressions to safely and effectively increase your balance and turn your yoga practice on its head! 

In this 2 hour workshop we will break down more advanced asana including but not limited to crow, side crow, eight angle pose, headstand, forearm stand, handstand. Getting into these poses can be scary for beginners and challenging for dedicated practitioners, but no worries! Ashley will show you safe and accessible progressions to begin to add these fun poses into your yoga practice. For the more advanced practitioners there will be fun transitions and supplementary exercises to take your practice to the next level. This will be a playful workshop where we will breathe, sweat, and fly together! As always we approach our workshops with a fun and interactive atmosphere where you can feel confident asking questions and working to your ability. This class will be open to all levels!

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Tui Shou Seminar: Four Posture, Four Ounce Push Hands
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Tui Shou Seminar: Four Posture, Four Ounce Push Hands

L O C A T I O N:

Golden Harmony Fitness Studios
120 West Culpeper St. Culpeper VA, 22701

PRICE: $150

Join Golden Harmony Kung Fu & Fair Trade Tai Chi for a weekend workshop dedicated to exploring Tai Chi’s Push­ Hands exercise w/ Ti Fang (gentle uprooting), lead by Stephen J. Goodson, long time student of Mr. Robert W. Smith & co-author of "Concepts for TaiJi Partner Training- Da Lu"  

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Qigong Opening: 9:00am- 9:30am

Session 1: 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Lunch/Break: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Session 2: 2:30 pm—5:30 pm

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Session 3: 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Lunch/Break: 1:00 pm—2:30pm

Session 4: 2:30 pm—5:30 pm

Book Signing: 5 :30 pm

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Special Guest: Francesco Garripoli
May
31
to Jun 5

Special Guest: Francesco Garripoli

World renowned instructor Francesco Garripoli will be here to share with us deeper insights into our Wuji Hundun Qigong & Bagua Xun Dao Gong practices, from May 30th-June 5th.

Join us for Regular Qigong Class times:

9am on Tuesday & Thursday Mornings @ Stonewall Abbey Yoga & Qigong, Wuji Hundun Qigong w/Francesco & Gordon (regular class pass fee + $10)

5:45pm Tuesday & Thursday Evenings @ Golden Harmony Fitness Studios, Wuji Hundun Qigong w/Francesco & Gordon (regular class pass fee + $10)

9am Sunday June 5th @ Stonewall Abbey, Yoga w/Francesco & Susan (regular class pass fee + $10)

Day Seminar with 5hour Certification of Completion for CEU's as recognized by the National Qigong Association  

This all day intensive on Bagua Xun Dao Gong  qigong system is Saturday June 4th, 9am-3pm, with hour lunch break (12pm). The seminar is $99, Golden Harmony & Stonewall members get the Master Classes fees included with sign up (that's a $50 savings!)

 

Francesco 'Garri' Garripoli is the Chairman of the Board of the Qigong Institute, past Chairman of the National Qigong Association, an author of two books on Qigong: Qigong Essence of the Healing Dance and Tao of the Ride, an Emmy Award winning television producer, Qigong practitioner and wellness advocate. His documentary Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century (watch a 10 minute version), aired on PBS Television, where he has produced programs for 20 years. Francesco teaches Qigong workshops around the world and through www.wujiproductions.com, and formerly with Daisy Lee through their not for profit, Kahuna Valley in Kaua'i. Together they produced the worlds most recognized & popular Qigong Series on DVD through Gaiam: Qigong for Beginners, Qigong for Cleansing & Qigong for Stress Relief. 

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Master Daisy Lee @ Golden Harmony Fitness
May
9
to May 15

Master Daisy Lee @ Golden Harmony Fitness

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Radiant Lotus Qigong w/ Master Instructor Daisy Lee:

1 week Teacher Training Course & Self Healing Intensive

Dates: May 9th-15th

Times: 9am-5:30pm


There is nothing like taking a class from world renowned educator and healer, Sifu Daisy Lee. Long time instructor & friend of Sifu Gordon Wicks, Daisy hails originally from Canada, but has spent the better part of the last 20 years traveling the planet ceaselessly, learning, teaching, sharing and healing. Her Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong flows from her experience, providing a very deep and personal practice for self love, nurturing and wellness. Passed down to Daisy by her teachers in China, Tibet and the West, this rejuvenating Qigong system has helped female practitioners from all walks of life to reclaim their health and empowerment. RLWQ is for women who are fit and desiring optimum health and also for those facing serious health challenges. Founder Daisy Lee has certified 100 women in 12 countries to share this simple, natural, yet profound system of self-healing.

Click here to view Daisy's website: RADIANT LOTUS QIGONG

THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS WHO MAY ATTEND:

1. Teacher Certification: $975 USD* (please read pre-requisites below)

2. Self-Healing Intensive: $925 USD* (no pre-requisites needed – for personal, in-depth study only in a supportive environment)

$300.00 deposit required. 

* prices do not include food or accommodations

Teacher Certification allows qualified female graduates to teach the RLWQ, Level 1 Program. The ‘Teacher Certification’ program is the same as the ‘Self-Healing Intensive ‘ which practitioners can use for their personal healing or in-depth study, but those coming for Certification must fulfill the following before receiving their Instructor’s Certificate:

1. Do an oral group presentation on the final day of the program.

2. Be able to capably demonstrate the techniques in the Level 1 program.

3. Commit to an additional 100 days of practice at home.

4. Pass an online exam after the 100 days of practice.

5. To ensure quality of instruction, certified instructors will be required to verify their teaching is current by one of two ways:  a.  submit a registry with the total number of hours and students they have taught every other year… OR… b.  Submit a video of themselves teaching every other year.

6.   Certified instructors are required to attend an RLWQ update weekend every 5 years or certification with RLWQ expires.

 

TEACHER TRAINING PRE-REQUISITES:

1. A solid foundation of Qigong knowledge, with at least 150 hours of documented training in this or another system of Qigong.

2. Teaching experience in Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga or another “movement and energy-based” modality.

3. Two (2) years of personal Qigong practice.

4. Candidates who have not had the opportunity to learn this system from Daisy directly must have taken a class with one of her certified RLWQ instructors or, if classes were not accessible, practiced with the ‘Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women, Level 1′ DVD for at least 30 hours.

After completion of the week, the program accounts for 50 national certification hours set by the standards of the NQA (National Qigong Association).

Recommended accommodations: AirB&B or the Holiday Inn Express. 


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Thorin Blanco: Fundamental Drills for All Martial Arts & World Qigong Day!
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Thorin Blanco: Fundamental Drills for All Martial Arts & World Qigong Day!

Saturday April 30th, 2016

9am-10am: 2016 World Qigong Day Practice with Sifu Gordon Wicks (FREE to the PUBLIC)

10am-2pm: Fundamental Drills for All Martial Arts with Sifu Thorin Blanco 

$45/per non member person

$35/Golden Harmony & Sage Arts Members 

Thorin Blanco has been immersed in the martial arts since he was a child. Since 1989, he has consistently and diligently learned martial arts. He has formally studied Tai-Chi, Hsing-I, Pa-kua Chang, Krav Maga, Kajukenbo, Silat, and Filipino stick and knife fighting systems. In 2001, Thorin opened his first studio in Fairfax, VA and taught Krav Maga (he earned a high level's instructor status). At that time, he began deeply researching, exchanging, developing, and creating his own Art.

Balancing out his martial arts, Thorin is also a healing practitioner. Becoming a massage practitioner in 1991, he has apprenticed in Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and Tui Na Massage. He has also taught massage, anatomy, physiology, and other alternative therapies.

Sifu Thorin Blanco has utilized his martial arts skills as a bouncer, bodyguard, security agent, and a reserve deputy sheriff. Thorin brings his unique background, kinesiological understanding and love of teaching others to all his classes.

In this day workshop, Thorin will present a unique template of drills that provides the basic fundamentals to any martial art. These highly adaptable two person exercises create an indispensable keystone to practice any style, technique, or method of attack or defense in a usable real world format.

You will be able to practice any technique you already know in an easy relaxed co-operative  manner, or if you so choose a more competitive combat oriented style as in kickboxing.

This workshop will cover a wide range of various techniques in empty hand, sticks, and knife in a completely integrated and easy to remember format.

Interested in functional training? You do not want to miss this want unique opportunity to experience a comprehensive overview of all martial arts methods!

 

 

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WORLD QIGONG DAY!!
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

WORLD QIGONG DAY!!

Join us for a blissful Saturday morning practice as we celebrate World Qigong Day! Starting at 9am this FREE hour long practice is open to the public, so bring a friend and join the 11 million people practicing this vitalizing breath control & fluid movement worldwide! 

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Walk with Courage: Women's Self Defense
Mar
12
to Mar 13

Walk with Courage: Women's Self Defense

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Walk With Courage

Women's Self Defense Tactics

2 Day Seminar

March Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th

1-5PM both days

$99/Single participant    $150/for a family couple    $199/3+ families

$50/ Returning Graduates of Walk With Courage

This weekend Seminar is for females 13+ who wish to learn basic life saving skills for potentially violent altercations. 
Ingrain the basic skills of preventing and surviving conflict. Utilizing your natural fear
reflex, we will refine your reactions to effective, life saving techniques to keep you safe and remove you from danger as quickly as possible. More importantly, we will
develop the proper mind set and awareness needed to recognize and assess
danger to keep yourself from potential threats. This course is offered in a friendly
and comfortable setting, and consists of lectures, technique drills, pad work, basic weapons training, partner work and situational practice.


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Walk With Courage Mini Work Shop on Escapes
Nov
28
to Dec 19

Walk With Courage Mini Work Shop on Escapes

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Walk With Courage: Women's Self Defense Mini WorkShop on
Escapes

Saturdays November 28th & December 19th
1PM-3PM both days
1 class: $10/ per person, $15/ family couples

At Golden Harmony Fitness Studios (Studio A) 

Learn proven skills of escape in a safe, fun, and empowering atmosphere! Taught by Head Instructor Gordon Wicks  

We will cover:

  • Awareness practices: avoiding unwanted physical contact
  • Dealing with aggression
  • What to do once released from an assailants grasp

Defense against:

  • Arm and Wrist Grabs
  • Clothing & Hair Grabs
  • Bear Hugs and Holds
  • Being Pulled or Pushed
  •  Groping & unwanted touching
  • Chokes 
  • Being pinned on the ground
  • How to control the assailants body through non lethal pain compliance techniques  
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A Day with Mr. Stephen J. Goodson
Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

A Day with Mr. Stephen J. Goodson

Ti Fang Tai Chi's '4 Ounce' Technique Seminar

Saturday November 14th

 9AM-11:30AM/ 1PM-3PM

 

Co author of 

Concepts for Taiji Partner Training - Dalu: The Four-Corner Push-Hands Training Method,

Stephen Goodson studied Taiji, Bagua, and Xing Yi with Robert W. Smith (martial arts author & student of Cheng Man-ch'ing) from 1981. Stephen holds a degree in Chinese, and is a former board member of the National Capital Area Skeptics. Adding to his knowledge of physiology and anatomy; Stephen has been certified as an EMT, and as a hypnotist, and studied acupuncture at the Maryland School of Acupuncture. 

Stephen will be joining us for a day of "Sensing Hands" (Push Hands) training basics as well as intermediate and advanced concepts of the 'Using 4 ounces to repel 1,000 pounds' technique.

This Seminar is for All LEVELS of proficiency in Tai Chi Chuan, including first timers. 

Pay online with the links below and reserve your place today!

 

Seminar Outline

9:30a.m.-11:30a.m. Part 1 

-Introduction to Tai Chi and Tai Chi Classics
-Boxing and Physics and how Tai Chi Differs
-Introduction to the Ti Fang Exercises

11:30a.m.-1p.m. - Break for lunch

1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. - Part 2 

-Introduction to Ti Fang and Physical Reflexes
-Ti Fang with Options
Set 1: Elevation, Azimuth and Timing
Set 2: Rear, Middle and Front-weighted
-Ti Fang within the Tai Chi System
Ti Fang within Push Hands
Ti Fang within Dalu and San Shou
-Conclusions
- Book Signing 

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Youth Yoga & Kung Fu Camp!
Jul
20
to Jul 24

Youth Yoga & Kung Fu Camp!

This exciting 2hour, 5 day camp engages youths minds and bodies with stretching, balance, coordination & strength exercises, drawing from Indian Yoga & Chinese Kung Fu disciplines. The youths will start each morning by setting the intent for their day, Yoga breathing and warm up stretches and move into balance and strength poses over an hour. After a short break, the participants then begin to engage in dynamic exercises based on the famous  & ancient art of Shaolin Kung Fu. Through forms of kicks, strikes, blocks, leaping, crouching and balanced movements, partner drills and games the youths will learn self defense applications, full body awareness and control as well as getting a great full body workout!

In our YOGA CLASS, students will learn poses, breath work, team building skills, partnership work, meditation and a little non-competitive ball skill work! This class is taught by Susan and Paige.

In the KUNG FU class, we will super charge your child's dynamic physical fitness with the ancient discipline of Shaolin Kung Fu with Master Gordon Wicks. 

AGES: 6-16

FEES (FOR BOTH PROGRAMS): 

$100.00 per child

$180.00 for two children

$260.00 for three children (ask about discounts for more than three)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY!

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