Now in the second year, the free monthly online 30-minute Pathways sessions are for caregivers and care professionals who welcome help, and would like to improve your ability to manage your energy, motivation, and perspective— for your own wellbeing—and in order to better provide the quality care that you desire to achieve.
February 7, 2023
09:00 - 09:30
Stillness as Core Care
Following a short welcome by Rahzeb Choudhury of Lifelong Inspiration, each session starts with a 15-minute Stillness block, where Professor Emeritus, Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon, shares insight on the use of stillness as a tool for our core care. Gary guides us through simple relax-into-stillness movements that everyone can practice, and that you are encouraged to incorporate into your daily life— no matter how demanding your schedule.
The movements are gentle and involve simple breathing techniques that simultaneously help you to become more aware of how to stay relaxed under prolonged pressure, while also helping to calm your nervous system.
Each Stillness session includes a simple movement that you are invited to practice regularly before the next session, to cultivate your ability for stillness, and add to your repertoire of movements. The result is that — with continued practice that only asks for a few minutes of your time each day— your resilience is improved and your spirits are lifted.
Breathe better, Feel better
Each month we introduce new techniques, often with internationally invited guest speakers, which can be used by you as standalone tools after the session and serve as inspiration to start learning more about a particular skill.
The way we breathe influences every moment of our lives. Unfortunately, most of us don’t use the full capacity of our breath. Being more aware of our breath enables us to breathe more consciously, which improves mental, physical, and emotional well-being. We experience less, anxiety, or build-up of chronic stress and lack of energy. By fully opening our breathing we improve the quality of our lives.
In this session, breathing and movement specialist, Erik Winkelmann, guides us through a short seated routine we can all use from to time to help us be systematically more aware of how we are breathing.
First Tuesday of the month at 09:00 - 09:30 am EST
The Pathways Series is organised by Lifelong Inspiration (the Netherlands) and Person Centred Universe (Canada).
Host and Speakers
Founder, Lifelong Inspiration
Rahzeb is the founder of the platform company Lifelong Inspiration, which focuses on ideas, services and solutions to advance a person centred agenda.
Dr. Gary Irwin Kenyon
Author, Tai Chi Teacher and Gerontologist, Pathways to Stillness
Gary is founding Chair and now Professor Emeritus, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Awareness Through Movement
Erik is a Feldenkrais, kung fu, qi gong, and tai chi teacher. He helps people from all walks of life to breathe and move more mindfully. Erik is also a professional musician. For the last 25 years, he has been a solo bassist for the multi-grammy-winning Metropole Orchestra.