My therapist recommended the Mindful Maus course. I’m on Week 5 and have enjoyed each class. Each class challenges you in a different way, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Our group is small, comprised of individuals who have varying degrees of experience/knowledge around meditation and yoga. Despite these differences, Julie, the facilitator, somehow makes the classes suitable for all of us. She also remembers details about each participant, and is adept at interweaving our input into her lessons, thus personalizing them. The classes integrate mindfulness practices, yoga, and, classroom-style discussion, and some academia. Well worth the cost.
Ellen Hussey, PT discovered tai chi and qigong while attending a continuing education class for physical therapists. She immediately recognized the health benefits these ancient Chinese exercises offer including the promotion of calmness, improved balance, increased strength & flexibility and the stress relief offered by a mind-body connection. Ellen earned certifications through both Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute and Tricia Yu’s Tai Chi Health. She teaches both non-traditional and traditional Forms and incorporates qigong in every class. Ellen owned a tai chi studio in Wisconsin until 2020, when she and her husband, Brennan (also a practitioner at Namasté Healing & Wellness) moved to Evergreen. Her studio was filled with “players” ranging in age from teenagers to upper 80’s. Ellen professes the “ABC’s—Always Be Comfortable and her training includes modified Forms for those who prefer seated or standing with support. She is excited to share her love of the flowing, continuous movements, which are often called meditation in motion.