Author Archives: Garnett

Waltz Lessons for the Therapeutic Community

I love working with the people with disabilities and offer group classes through Charlottesville Parks and Recreation during the fall, winter and spring. The classes combine two of my favorite activities – waltz and the Alexander Technique. Constance Wyant named … Continue reading

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Summer Special!

Summer Series & Get Fifth Lesson Free To celebrate that I have moved my office, I am offering a summer special. Come visit and take a series of five lessons. Start your summer series before May 1 and get the … Continue reading

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June/July/August Offerings

LUNCHTIME OM QIGONG June 4 935 2nd Street, N.E., Charlottesville, VA 229012 at IX Building Fee: $5 RSVP: To Garnett at garnettmellen@embarqmail.com. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE GROUP CLASSES On going Sundays drop-in class. Hosted through Cville Parks and Recreation 1:oo – 2:oo … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Offerings

LUNCHTIME QIGONG AT IX Every Other Thursday noon to 1:oo pm #935 IX Building, OM Collective Headquarters Fee $5 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE GROUP CLASSES On going Sundays drop-in class. Hosted through Cville Parks and Recreation 1:oo – 2:oo pm Smith Aquatic … Continue reading

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Knees!

To understand the knee cap (the patella), first it helps to picture of the movement of the knee joint. Watch this cool animated xray. Now to explore the patella. Try this — stretch a leg out long and relax. Now … Continue reading

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Current Happenings

Qigong HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Come cultivate health and vitality with this ancient Chinese movement form at the IX Building’s OM Vocal space. + Thursdays starting again in March, 4pm, $5. For directions, send an email to garnettmellen@embarqmail.com. Thanksgiving – no class … Continue reading

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Eight Piece of Brocade

Eight Pieces of Brocade Ba Duan Jin Propping Up Heaven Drawing the Bow Left & Right Separating Heaven & Earth Turning Inner Vision Returning to the Source Extinguishing the Fire Life’s Purpose Stimulating Life

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Qigong at the Stonefield Grassy Green

ACAC and The Shops at Stonefield hosted Qigong on the grassy green. The group practices cultivated chi and explored tools of the Alexander Technique. And it was fun!

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Six-week series starts Sun March 30 at Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center. Time: 2:15-3:15 PM. Residents $45/NR $68. Explore the form the Ba Duan Jin / the Eight Section Silk Brocade. Learn this traditional Chinese mediative dance form which cultivates … Continue reading

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Waltz Class News

The last waltz class had fun. One last session this spring. The next  6-week class runs March 27 thru May 1 from 7:oo-8:oo pm. Garnett teaches with assistance from friends like Rick Martin and Ken Mann. Register at www.Charlottesville.org/ParksandRec. The … Continue reading

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