Check Out Our Upcoming Classes at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2016
    5:30PM-7:00 PMRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor: Joy Black

    5 Parts on January 7, 14, 21, 26 & Feb 2 from 5:30-7:00pm Cost per Person $129.00

    ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, flowing form that gathers powerful energies from earth, heaven, and the four directions. It can be used as a celebration, a moving meditation, an exercise or a spiritual practice. It is also called Wuji Gong, and Tai Chi for Enlightenment. It encompasses the Wuji, Bagua, Yin/Yang and Torus concepts. Qigong movements are looser/more free-form than Tai Chi movements. Learn this easy form to enjoy for the rest of your life—on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard or living room.

    Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, using it to cleanse and heal the body. There are practices to store the Qi, and others to emit Qi to help heal other people.

    The slow, gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most traditional programs do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

    The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

    People do Qigong to maintain their health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. There are limited seats for this class which starts on Thursday January 7th.

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Happy Gut

    Instructors: Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, LDN, CNS & Dr. Bridget Casey ND

    How nutrients effect mental health and the brain. Get an in-depth nutritional look into how the foods we eat play an important role in our emotional health. We will discuss what food choices can support our brain, gut and emotional wellbeing.

    Did you know that several of your mood hormones are manufactured in your gut (not your brain!)?

    This makes the importance of maintaining a healthy gut (and a healthy diet) critical in supporting one's healthy emotional state. Many of our neurotransmitters (messenger molecules produced by nerve cells to communicate and control almost every function) are made from amino acids, which we can only obtain from foods (like tryptophan, lysine, taurine, phenylalanine, leucine etc). Without these amino acids from our food, we would not be able to produce our essential mood hormones such as dopamine, nor-epinephrine and serotonin. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter associated with feelings of wellbeing and happiness, while dopamine is the pleasure and reward neurotransmitter.

    In our Keys to Optimal Gut Health, we will also talk about the hot topic - Inflammation - and how this contributes to our production of various mood hormones, together we will explore steps we can take every day to decrease inflammation through our food choices, and offer healthy lifestyle approaches to reduce stress. A big take away from this class will be how our nutrition choices will contribute to the production of excess inflammation, or help tremendously to prevent it!

    For an in depth look at what to expect, take a look at our previous blog post on how nutrients effect mental health and the brain!

    Price: $45.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Mature woman meditating

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Wed
    27
    Jan
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Fear and anxiety can hold you back from achieving your deepest desires, but they don't have to.  Now we will never be able to fully eliminate fear.  The human body is wired more to avoid things than approach them.  What we can do is demystify fear and gain a clearer understanding of what it represents.  We can learn to harness fear and anxiety and use them to our advantage, to propel us forward.

    Please join us for an interactive, open-hearted discussion, where we will explore mindfulness, meditation, and other soothing techniques that can be used to ease fear and anxiety.

    Class will include a discussion around how the body physically reacts to fear and how we can alter our perception around faith, choice, and failure to persevere even though we are scared or anxious. 

    "Don't move they way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move." Osho

    Price: $30.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016
    5:30pm-7:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructors: Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, LDN, CNS & Dr. Bridget Casey ND

     

    Get to know the in's and out's of modern day herbal medicine, safety considerations and how to use herbs at home. During the class we will also discuss what to research when treating your own acute illnesses and or herbs that benefit your long term well-being!

    Price: $45.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    9:00am-12:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    So what is Lymphatic Massage You Ask? Well, lets talk about this wonderful technique and how you can learn it and help improve your health! Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post surgery, high blood pressure, headaches, fibromyalgia, autoimmune, and even cellulite.

    Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body.
    Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body.

    Dr. Leah Hollon ND and Heather Cronin CMT are your instructors for RNM’s Exclusive Lymphatic Massage Class on Saturday February 13th.

    The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. The lymph system both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins. Lymph massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements. By stimulating the lymphatic system, light massage helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.

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    Dr. Leah Hollon ND MPH and Massage Therapist Heather Cronin CMT

    When working with alternative therapies and support, patience is a virtue. One thing that connected me to lymphatic massage is the immediate results associated with it. If done correctly, results of feeling the movement of fluid can be achieved. I have found a lot of success with lymphatic massage and my clients. I often find myself explaining to them, how to do manual lymphatic massage on themselves. Because we believe in empowering our clients and patients at Richmond Natural Medicine, Dr. Leah Hollon ND MPH and Heather Cronin CMT, developed a lymphatic massage class in an effort to empower those interested in achieving optimal health in the comfort of their own hands. In this four hour course, we provide an in-depth look into the history of lymphatic massage, what exactly the lymphatic system is, and some hands on practice.

    Cost is $119.00

    Only a few seats left Sign Up Today!

    See what past students of our class have said:
    “The information was fascinating! I love learning and this was so helpful and will be of good use for my body. Love the handout and present!”

    “Great class! Very informative! The first part of explaining the lymphatic system laid a great foundation for the class.”

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga Instructor

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Thu
    25
    Feb
    2016
    3:00pm-4:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor: Joy Black

    Daytime Class: Thursdays 3:00p-4:30p Feb 25th-March 17th

    The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, flowing form that gathers powerful energies from earth, heaven, and the four directions. It can be used as a celebration, a moving meditation, an exercise or a spiritual practice. It is also called Wuji Gong, and Tai Chi for Enlightenment. It encompasses the Wuji, Bagua, Yin/Yang and Torus concepts. Qigong movements are looser/more free-form than Tai Chi movements. Learn this easy form to enjoy for the rest of your life—on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard or living room.

    Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, using it to cleanse and heal the body. There are practices to store the Qi, and others to emit Qi to help heal other people.

    The slow, gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most traditional programs do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

    The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

    People do Qigong to maintain their health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. There are limited seats for this class.

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    Register here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor: Joy Black

    Night time Class: (5) Thursdays 5:30p-7:00p March 3rd-March 31st.

    The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, flowing form that gathers powerful energies from earth, heaven, and the four directions. It can be used as a celebration, a moving meditation, an exercise or a spiritual practice. It is also called Wuji Gong, and Tai Chi for Enlightenment. It encompasses the Wuji, Bagua, Yin/Yang and Torus concepts. Qigong movements are looser/more free-form than Tai Chi movements. Learn this easy form to enjoy for the rest of your life—on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard or living room.

    Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, using it to cleanse and heal the body. There are practices to store the Qi, and others to emit Qi to help heal other people.

    The slow, gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most traditional programs do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

    The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

    People do Qigong to maintain their health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. There are limited seats for this class.

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    Register here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    Register here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2016
    10:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Photo on 3-24-14 at 1.14 PMEvery day, our organ systems go through a complex and thorough ritual of clearing and cleansing in order to stay properly filtrated and functioning. With a holistic diet and lifestyle, the body is usually functioning perfectly, with each organ system and the digestive tract running like a well fed machine. However with a not so fantastic diet (i.e a diet high in processed or fast foods, inflammatory inputs or highly fattening foods) the body can become sluggish and somewhat toxic, making it more strenuous for the body to filter through all of the “junk” that’s coming in. Along with a healthy lifestyle and decreased stress, whole foods play a huge role in how well the body can cleanse itself, and with a thousand “cleanses” on the market to choose from, dietary inputs and whole food nutrition is probably the absolute best and most well tolerated option.

    My approach to cleansing with whole foods is to first look at the season: what is the energetic of the season, how can we balance our internal environment with the external environment, and also what is in season to eat. This changes every few months, as should a healthy whole food cleanse. Second, I like to focus on setting a good intention for a cleanse, like to better connect with my body and mind, or to enhance my digestion/re-start my digestion after a time of struggle, or to just take part in a small ritual at the turn of the seasons. Third, I take my individual constitution (also called Prakriti) into account when choosing appropriate foods for my body type. Finally, I like to incorporate supportive herbs into my cleanse that enhance digestive function, gently detoxify the liver and support the other organ systems in combination with all the good foods I’m putting in.

    With all of these inputs and areas of focus, every single person’s cleanse might look different - and that’s the way it should be! Piking up a boxed cleanse form the health food store may be an easier option, however it is often nonspecific and not tailored to the individuals unique body type and digestive needs. This is where creating a personal whole foods cleanse is an excellent option.

    Offered for the third consecutive year, I will be offering my seasonal Cleansing with Whole Foods & Herbs class for the second year at Richmond Natural Medicine on Saturday, March 19 from 10:00am-12:00pm. During this community class, we will address all of the above inputs to a cleanse, review ideal foods and recipes to incorporate into your cleanse and also get really specific about supportive herbal medicine for each person in the form of teas or tinctures. Early spring is an ideal time to cleanse and reinvigorate your body for this new energetic season. Coming out of a long winter, the sluggish, downward energy of winter is being shaken off to greet the upward, colorful energy of spring, and the body can use an extra hand in this transition.

    What you’ll learn:

    • How to choose a cleanse that’s right for you
    • How to make a tailored cleanse that fits your needs
    • Which foods will balance the body
    • Which foods will detoxify the body
    • Foods that will match your personal energetic and constitution
    • How to stock the pantry to keep your health plan sustainable
    • The major differences between common diets and cleanses
    • 10 major herbs to support every organ system in the body all year long

    Register here or call our office at (804) 977-2634.  Last year's class sold out so sign up soon if you are interested!

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    $10 Per Class Registration Required.

    Eventbrite - Small Group Yoga

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    mindfulness word cloud in white chalk on a vintage slate blackboard

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Research has shown that on average we have somewhere between 40,000-60,000 thoughts per day.  Often times, these thoughts center around second guessing what's happened in the past and worrying about what the future holds.  As a result we find ourselves feeling anxious, afraid, and ill at ease.

    Please join us for an interactive, open-hearted discussion, where we will explore mindfulness, meditation, and other soothing techniques that can be used to ease anxiety and fear.  Class will include a discussion around how the body physically reacts when afraid or anxious and how to enact the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which is in charge of keeping us calm and relaxed.  We will also discuss what it means to be mindful and how present moment awareness can lead to peace and happiness.  The class will conclude with a guided meditation.

    "Don't move the way fear makes you move.  Move the way love makes you move.  Move the way joy makes you move."  -Osho

    Register here or call the office at (804) 977-2634.

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    $10 Per Class Registration Required

    Eventbrite - Small Group Yoga

     

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    2:00pm-4:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor: Joy Black

    4 Part class: April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 2:00-4:00, Total cost per Person $129.00

    ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, flowing form that gathers powerful energies from earth, heaven, and the four directions. It can be used as a celebration, a moving meditation, an exercise or a spiritual practice. It is also called Wuji Gong, and Tai Chi for Enlightenment. It encompasses the Wuji, Bagua, Yin/Yang and Torus concepts. Qigong movements are looser/more free-form than Tai Chi movements. Learn this easy form to enjoy for the rest of your life—on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard or living room.

    Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, using it to cleanse and heal the body. There are practices to store the Qi, and others to emit Qi to help heal other people.

    The slow, gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most traditional programs do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

    The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Qigong also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

    People do Qigong to maintain their health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

    Eventbrite - Learn Primordial Qigong movement form

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. There are limited seats for this class which starts on Thursday April 7th.

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    $10 Per Class Registration Required

    Register Here!

     

     

  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    $10 Per Class Registration Required

    Register Here!

     

     

  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016
    9:30am-12:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

     

    Sleeping alone in her bedroomInstructors:  Dr. Bridget Casey, ND, Lindsay Kluge, M. Sc., LDN, CNS, Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Richmond Natural Medicine recognizes the vital role sleep plays in supporting and maintaining one’s health and emotional well-being. For this reason, we are committed to helping our clients achieve sufficient quantity and quality of sleep.

    Many of us struggle to attain consistent, quality sleep and all of us know how difficult it can be to wake after a restless night of tossing and turning.  Not only does this make crawling out of bed seem unbearable, but our lack of sleep can follow us throughout our day, hanging over us like a heavy cloud. It can affect how well we feel, react, work, and get along with others.

    The good news is, you don’t have to struggle.  Sleep enhancement techniques go well beyond just counting sheep these days!  During our Sleep Workshop, we will equip you with tangible, sustainable ways to fall asleep, stay asleep, and awake feeling rested and ready for your day.

    Here is what you can expect to learn and take away...

    • The physiology behind proper sleep
    • Foods/herbs that induce restful sleep
    • Foods/herbs to avoid before bedtime
    • How to prime your bedroom for optimal sleep
    • Morning rituals that will energize you and set the tone for your day
    • Evening rituals that will prepare the body for tranquil sleep
    • Gentle yoga poses that energize and calm the body will be demonstrated 
    • Class will include a brief guided meditation
    • Morning and evening tea samples will be provided
    • A complete, comprehensive guidebook of the material will also be provided
    • A gift basket full of goodies will be raffled off at the end of class!

     


    Please join us Saturday, April 30th, 9:30-12:30 for our class, Sleep Soundly:  A Comprehensive Workshop On How to Achieve Restorative Sleep.

    Register here or call our office at (804) 977-2634.

     

     

  • Thu
    05
    May
    2016
    Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    1:00pm-2:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Seated Qigong Movement_woman in pink

    Instructor: Joy Black

    4 Part Class-May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 1:00-2:30

    Total Cost per Person-$99

    ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    Description: This is one of the Sheng Zhen Gong forms. Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qigong of Unconditional Love, is a  graceful system of moving and non‐moving qigong forms that strengthen and relax the body, dissolve negative  emotions, clarify the mind, open the heart, and ultimately elevate spirit. This form consists of eight simple  movements, all done while seated comfortably on a chair. If you want to feel deep relaxation and inner peace in  about 15 minutes, learn and practice this form. If you work at a computer or hold your cell phone or tablet in  front of you for extended periods of time, you can restrict the energy flow of your heart’s and related meridians.  If you rarely lift your arms or move them above your head, you create the same restrictions. Practicing this form  will instantly make you aware of tightness in those energy meridians, and will open that flow and you’re your  heart, resulting in a very peaceful state.  

    What to wear: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers.

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. There are limited seats for this class which starts on Thursday May 5th.

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    11:00am-12:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, Yoga and Meditation Teacher

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    $10 Per Class Registration Required

    Register Here!

     

     

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    10:30am-11:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

     

    Lunge pose
    May 14th, 2016
    10:30-11:30am
    Only $10.00 Per Class
    We spend much of our lives rushing from one meeting to another, lost in thought about what's next on our schedule, what's next on our to-do-list.
    Very rarely do we give ourselves the chance to enjoy the present moment.  By cultivating present moment awareness, regrets or doubts from the past can fall away and worrying about what may occur in the future begins to diminish!  When we step onto our mats and move our bodies in tune with our breath, we are able to find peace and joy within ourselves.
    Please join us for a small group gentle yoga and meditation class in our community room down the hall from our office.  The class is designed with all body types and levels of experience in mind.  Mats and blocks will be provided.
    What to wear: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers.  

     

     

  • Wed
    18
    May
    2016
    5:00pm to 6:15pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    The class date has been modified from 5/11 to 5/18!

    Instructor:  Joy BlackWoman doing qi gong tai chi exercise

    Cost:  $50 per person

    Only 6 spots available!

    Description: You will be given an overview of many facets of Qigong and leave with a deeper understanding of how this ancient Chinese healthcare system can benefit your health. This is not a martial art. Learn some basics about working with your life-force energy to help bring about positive changes to how you feel – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Much of Qigong is very adaptable to different restrictions of the body and mind – it can be enjoyed by most anyone. Topics include, but are not limited to: standing, seated, and floor Qigong; Tai Chi and Qigong movement; following Nature’s path; how to breathe for improved health; the

    importance of releasing; the concept of The Universe Within; the mind-body connections of the Inner Alchemy practices; yin and yang; grounding and rooting to Mother Earth; meditation; and more. Handouts are provided to support the instruction, and experiential exercises add depth to the learning.  

    Register today!  Only 6 spots available and classes have been filling up fast!

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    10:30am-11:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    yoga, body, mind, soul and spiritYoga is an art and science created to unify the body, mind and spirit. This ancient, 5,000 year old practice from India has gained much popularity with Westerners over the last few decades due to it’s healing properties. It encourages one to find peace through present moment awareness, self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of the laws of the universe.

    Along with breath control, bodily postures, and simple meditation, an emphasis is placed on a right way of living (otherwise known as the 8 limb path), where ideologies such as loving kindness, truth, and discipline are explored.

    Our classes are appropriate for all levels. Whether this is your first yoga class ever or you have an experienced practice, you will feel the benefits of light movement and concentrated breathing.

    Each practice will begin with a meditation, using either a mantra or breath technique to quiet our minds. Following the meditation, we will begin a series of postures designed to sequentially open the different lines of the body. This thoughtful approach will allow you to practice in a safe and sustainable manner.

    Throughout class, we will explore different concepts and ideologies such as self-love, patience, compassion, and the act of letting go. These are lessons which can be applied both on and off the mat.

    All levels welcome.  Blocks and mats are provided.  Please wear comfortable clothes.

    Click Here To Register...

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others.  To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016
    10:00am-11:00amForest Hill Park-Meet at Stone House front steps

    Woman doing qi gong tai chi exerciseInstructor:  Joy Black 

    Location: Forest Hill Park, at 4021 Forest Hill Avenue-Meet at the front steps of the Stone House

    Cost:  $10 per Person

    Description: If you took the Primordial Qigong class with Joy at any time in the past, this is your chance to refresh your practice, recall movements you may have forgotten, and put it all together with like-minded individuals in the natural beauty of Forest Hill Park. Come join us to do the Primordial Qigong form at the park!

    Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  If it is raining at class time, we will not meet for that class and a refund will be issued.

    Register Today

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016
    5:00pm-6:00pmForest Hill Park-Meet at Stone House front steps

    Instructor:  Joy Black yoga

    Location: Forest Hill Park, at 4021 Forest Hill Avenue-Meet at the front steps of the Stone House

    Cost:  $10 per Person

    Description: If you took the Primordial Qigong class with Joy at any time in the past, this is your chance to refresh your practice, recall movements you may have forgotten, and put it all together with like-minded individuals in the natural beauty of Forest Hill Park. Come join us to do the Primordial Qigong form at the park!

    Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  If it is raining at class time, we will not meet for that class and a refund will be issued.

    Register today!

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016
    10:30am-11:30amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Mature woman meditating

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher

    Yoga is an art and science created to unify the body, mind and spirit.  This ancient, 5,000 year old practice from India has gained much popularity with Westerners over the last few decades due to it’s healing properties.  It encourages one to find peace through present moment awareness, self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of the laws of the universe.

    Along with breath control, bodily postures, and simple meditation, an emphasis is placed on a right way of living (otherwise known as the 8 limb path), where ideologies such as loving kindness, truth, and discipline are explored.

    This small group yoga class is appropriate for all levels.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    10:30am-11:30amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Instructor:  Lindsey Wrable, 500 HR Registered Yoga Teacher

    YogaOur classes are appropriate for all levels. Whether this is your first yoga class ever or you have an experienced practice, you will feel the benefits of light movement and concentrated breathing.

    Each practice will begin with a meditation, using either a mantra or breath technique to quiet our minds. Following the meditation, we will begin a series of postures designed to sequentially open the different lines of the body. This thoughtful approach will allow you to practice in a safe and sustainable manner.

    Throughout class, we will explore different concepts and ideologies such as self-love, patience, compassion, and the act of letting go. These are lessons which can be applied both on and off the mat.

    Mats and blocks will be provided.

    Price:  $10 per person

    To register online click here or call our office at (804) 977-2634

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016
    10:30am-11:30amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Through yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    Price: $10.00 Per Person

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

     

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others.  To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    10:30am-11:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    yoga, body, mind, soul and spiritYoga is an art and science created to unify the body, mind and spirit. This ancient, 5,000 year old practice from India has gained much popularity with Westerners over the last few decades due to it’s healing properties. It encourages one to find peace through present moment awareness, self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of the laws of the universe.

    Along with breath control, bodily postures, and simple meditation, an emphasis is placed on a right way of living (otherwise known as the 8 limb path), where ideologies such as loving kindness, truth, and discipline are explored.

    Our classes are appropriate for all levels. Whether this is your first yoga class ever or you have an experienced practice, you will feel the benefits of light movement and concentrated breathing.

    Each practice will begin with a meditation, using either a mantra or breath technique to quiet our minds. Following the meditation, we will begin a series of postures designed to sequentially open the different lines of the body. This thoughtful approach will allow you to practice in a safe and sustainable manner.

    Throughout class, we will explore different concepts and ideologies such as self-love, patience, compassion, and the act of letting go. These are lessons which can be applied both on and off the mat.

    All levels welcome.  Blocks and mats are provided.  Please wear comfortable clothes.

    Click Here To Register...

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others.  To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2016
    Richmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Classes will be held July 18th and July 25th from 3:30-5:00pm

    Cost: $25 for both classes

    ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    Instructor: Joy Black

    Description: The slow, gentle, guided movements of Tao Yin, performed while lying on the floor on a yoga mat, are a different way of doing Qigong. They are suitable for most anyone. Tao Yin focuses on the internal alchemy of the body and on the Chinese Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood), which correlate to our vital organs and meridian energy flows. It also serves to develop flexibility and strength in the whole spine and in the Psoas muscles deep within the lower back. Students receive an enjoyable, stress-relieving, muscle-relaxing weekly class. Content is mostly the same week-to week so that one learns how to release stress more easily, and the spine and Psoas muscles become stronger and more flexible over time.
    To register click here!

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Seated Qigong Movement_woman in pink

    This is a FOUR CLASS SERIES

    Meets: July 20th, 27th, August 3rd,and August 10th, 3:30-5:00 in community room

    Total Cost per Person-$99 for 4 sessions

    ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    Instructor: Joy Black

    Description: This is one of the Sheng Zhen Gong forms. Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qigong of Unconditional Love, is a  graceful system of moving and non‐moving qigong forms that strengthen and relax the body, dissolve negative  emotions, clarify the mind, open the heart, and ultimately elevate spirit. This form consists of eight simple  movements, all done while seated comfortably on a chair. If you want to feel deep relaxation and inner peace in  about 15 minutes, learn and practice this form. If you work at a computer or hold your cell phone or tablet in  front of you for extended periods of time, you can restrict the energy flow of your heart’s and related meridians.  If you rarely lift your arms or move them above your head, you create the same restrictions. Practicing this form  will instantly make you aware of tightness in those energy meridians, and will open that flow and you’re your  heart, resulting in a very peaceful state.  

    What to wear: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers.

    Register Today for Our Upcoming Class on Qigong at Richmond Natural Medicine. 

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016
    10:30am-11:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Yoga Sun Salutation. Young woman doing yoga by the lake. Toned imageWho should do yoga?  Everyone! Krishnamacharya once said, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.” Breath control is the cornerstone of any yoga practice.

    Yoga is not about being flexible or learning how to do handstands. It is about stretching and strengthening your body, focusing your mind and relaxing your spirit. It is a personal practice which can and should be tailored to each individual.

    Please join us for an all levels friendly class designed to open your heart and your muscles!  Blocks and mats will be provided.

    Click Here To Register...

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others.  To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2016
    10:30am-11:30amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Mature woman meditatingThrough yoga one is able to create balance and harmony between the mind, body and spirt.  Together we will use light movements and concentrated breathing to still our mind and welcome peace into our hearts.  This practice is designed to relax your body and rejuvenate your soul!

    Modifications for certain poses will be offered and all levels are welcome.  Blocks and mats will be provided

    To register online click here or contact our office at 804-977-2634.

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others.  To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    10:30am-11:30amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

     We spend much of our lives rushing from one meeting to another, lost in thought about what's next on our schedule, what's next on our to-do-list.  Very rarely do we give ourselves the chance to enjoy the present moment.
     By cultivating present moment awareness, regrets or doubts from the past can fall away and worrying about what may occur in the future begins to diminish!  When we step onto our mats and move our bodies in tune with our breath, we are able to find peace and joy within ourselves.
     Please join us for a small group gentle yoga and meditation class in our community room down the hall from our office.  The class is designed with all body types and levels of experience in mind.  Mats and blocks will be provided.
    What to wear: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers.  
    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorLindsey is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM.  She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others. To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.324.3451.

     

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    8:30 amRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    This is a FOUR CLASS SERIES

    Attractive mixed race woman doing restorative yogaDate(s): Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 Mondays)
    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Cost: $50

    Class Description:  The slow, gentle, guided movements of Tao Yin, performed while lying on the floor on a yoga mat, are a different way of doing Qigong. They are suitable for most anyone. Tao Yin focuses on the internal alchemy of the body and on the Chinese Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood), which correlate to our vital organs and meridian energy flows. It also serves to develop flexibility and strength in the whole spine and in the Psoas muscles deep within the lower back. Students receive an enjoyable, stress-relieving, muscle-relaxing weekly class. Content is mostly the same week-to-week so that one learns how to release stress more easily, and the spine and Psoas muscles become stronger and more flexible over time.

    Click Here To Register....

    Joy-newRichmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.

  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    This is a FOUR CLASS SERIES

    Date(s): Aug. 17, 24, 31, and Sept. 7 (4 Wednesdays)

    Cost: $99

    Seated Qigong Movement_woman in pinkClass Description:  This seated Qigong movement form will strengthen and relax the body, dissolve negative emotions, clarify the mind, open the heart, and ultimately elevate the spirit. It consists of eight simple movements, all done sitting comfortably on a chair. If you want to feel deep relaxation and inner peace in about 15 minutes, learn and practice this form. It will increase your awareness of tightness in your heart energy meridians and will help to open that energetic flow to and from your heart, resulting in a very peaceful state. Especially helpful to those who work at a desk or on the computer a lot.

    What to wear: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and dress in layers.

    Click here to register for class

    Hear from Joy Black about her upcoming class at Richmond Natural Medicine

     

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Human OrgansOnly 6 Spots Available!
    Cost: $40
    Class Description:  Approximately 5,000 years ago, very observant Qigong masters discovered that a healthy organ vibrates at a particular frequency. They found six sounds with the correct frequencies to keep each organ in optimal condition. To support the sounds, they developed six body postures to activate the acupuncture meridians, or energy channels, of the corresponding organs.

    The stresses of daily life can cause excess heat to build up and become trapped around our organs, causing energy blockages and illness. The vibrations of these sounds and the accompanying body postures redistribute this excess heat to the cooler parts of our bodies, stimulating and balancing our chi energy and restoring health to our organs. Regular practice of the Six Healing Sounds promotes optimal health for the organs, emotional balance, and the prevention of illness. This practice also minimizes the discomfort of hormonal hot flashes, and hot flushes caused by some medications.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASS...

    Joy Black 2Richmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.

  • Mon
    12
    Sep
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Only 6 Spots available!

    Date: Monday, September 12
    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Cost: $40

    Class Description:  Learn self-care practices to enhance your happiness and well being as each new season comes around. Discover unique characteristics of the seasons of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood - and how these elemental energies affect your mood, emotions, energy, dietary and sleep needs, and more. This is a fun and experiential class that will help you explore how the seasonal Chinese Five Elements affect all aspects of your life.

    To Register For Class Click Here....

    Joy Black 2

    Richmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.

  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

                          "Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space." -Sri Ravi Shankar

    Pleasant girl practicing yogaTime:  5:30pm-7:00pm

    Cost: $30

    Description:  Buzzwords such as meditation and mindfulness are common place in today's society, but WHAT are these ancient healing practices really all about? Perhaps you've asked yourself, "HOW do I get started with a meditation/mindfulness practice and once I do, how do I know if I'm doing it right"?  You may even wonder WHY you should be meditating or applying mindfulness to your daily routine.

    The beauty of these practices is that they free, accessible to all, and can be quite transformational.  Please join me for this experiential class where we will explore the concepts of meditation and mindfulness through discussion and a hands-on practice at the end of class.

    Click here to register....

    Lindsey Wrable, RNM Yoga InstructorInstructor Lindsey Wrable is a 500 HR RYT and offers small group yoga and meditation as well as private sessions at RNM. She is passionate about providing relief to anyone who suffers from compulsive thoughts, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and a feeling of disconnect with self and others. To schedule an appointment with Lindsey Wrable, our Yoga and Meditation Instructor, please contact the office at 804.977.2634.

  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    Only 6 Spots Available!Microcosmic Orbit

    Cost: $40

    Class Description:  The Inner Smile Meditation is an ancient Chinese healthcare practice that focuses gratitude and joy on the internal organs to resolve the physical and mental tensions that can lead to illness. Negative emotions like anger, sadness, depression, fear, and worry, are seen as low-grade energy that causes chronic disease and steals our life force by creating energy blockages. The internal awareness caused by this practice flushes the organs of poisonous negative energy in order to nourish the entire body with positive life-force energy. Transform your stress into vitality and healing with this practice.

    The Microcosmic Orbit practice circulates Chi, or life-force energy, in a loop through the body, to balance both Yin and Yang energies. The Orbit is like a large chi reservoir supplying nourishing chi to the whole body. Experience the flow of chi in your own internal orbit.

    TO REGISTER CLICK HERE....

    Joy Black 2Richmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.

     

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room
    Outdoor Tai ChiThis is a FIVE CLASS SERIES
    Date(s): Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2 (5 Wednesdays)
    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
    Cost: $129
     Class Description: The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, slow-moving form that gathers powerful energies from the earth, the heavens and the four directions. Its loose, free-flowing movements encompass the boundless Wuji, the eight-sided Bagua, and the duality of Yin and Yang. This is an easy form to learn. It will enhance your breathing, stamina, overall flexibility and energetic balance. Register for this class and enjoy the benefits of Primordial Qigong movement for the rest of your life – on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard.
    Joy-newRichmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.
  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016
    5:30pm-7:30pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

    Cost:  $45

    img_2827Description:  The change of the season is often the ideal time to embark on a gentle, food based, supportive cleanse of the body. At some point in the year, we all have reasons to start a “cleanse” or change our health plan for a new direction, There are now SO many ways to do this, it’s difficult to know which “cleanse”, which “diet” or which “health plan” is right for you. This class will focus on essential questions to ask before embarking on any new health/diet plan, provide steps to accomplish a sustainable, who food based cleanse, and offer guided recipes and tips to make it as healthy and enjoyable as possible. We will also discuss essential herbs to incorporate to support every organ system in the body on a daily basis. Emphasis will be placed on creating a gentle, cleansing diet that is nourishing and building to the body, rather than a harsh "detox" that breaks the body down over a short period of time. Building, nourishing, grounding and individualized are the areas of focus for this class.

    What you’ll learn:
    How to choose a cleanse that’s right for you
    How to make a tailored food based cleanse that fits your needs
    Which foods will balance the body
    Which foods will detoxify the body
    Foods that will match your personal energetic and constitution Ayurvedic focus
    How to stock the pantry to keep your health plan sustainable
    The major differences between common diets and cleanses
    10 major herbs to support every organ system in the body all year long

    To register, click here...

    Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDNLindsay Kluge has been a practitioner with Richmond Natural Medicine since 2013 where she has helped clients as a Licensed nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist. She received her Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, MD. She offers one-on-one nutrition appointments, with Grocery Tours and even help with cooking and meal preparation.

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    5:30pm-7:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room

    THIS IS A FOUR CLASS SERIES

    Date(s): Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28
    Cost: $75 for all 4 classes

    ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

    Attractive mixed race woman doing restorative yogaClass Description: The slow, gentle, guided movements of Tao Yin, performed while lying on the floor on a yoga mat, are a different way of doing Qigong. They are suitable for most anyone. When we do Tao Yin we focus inside. We connect our minds and bodies through intentional breath work, the energy of light, and the Chinese elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. This releases tightness, tension and stress from our organs and increases energy flow in the meridians. Next, we warm, soften and relax the Psoas muscles deep within our lower backs and hips, and all of the spinal muscles. From there we gently strengthen and flex the spine, bringing deep relaxation to the whole body. We end with a brief, guided meditation. Join us for this mind-clearing, stress-relieving, muscle-relaxing weekly class.

    To register, click here....

    Version 2Richmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.

  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room
    This is a FIVE CLASS SERIES
    Date(s): November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and December 7th (5 Wednesdays)
    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
    Cost: $129
    Outdoor Tai Chi
    Class Description: The Primordial Qigong movement form is a joyful, slow-moving form that gathers powerful energies from the earth, the heavens and the four directions. Its loose, free-flowing movements encompass the boundless Wuji, the eight-sided Bagua, and the duality of Yin and Yang. This is an easy form to learn. It will enhance your breathing, stamina, overall flexibility and energetic balance. Register for this class and enjoy the benefits of Primordial Qigong movement for the rest of your life – on the beach, at the mountains, or in your own backyard.
     
    Joy-newRichmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Nei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients and clients of Richmond Natural Medicine.
  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016
    3:30pm-5:00pmRichmond Natural Medicine Community Room
    Woman hands in light teal knitted mittens are holding beautiful a entwined vintage red heart on snow. Love, St. Valentine conceptTime: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
    Class Capacity: 5
    Cost: $25
    Class Description:  Learn several simple ways to calm holiday stress and anxiety with Qigong. We will do Qigong practices involving movement, mind/body connections, intention, breathing, guided meditation, posture, self massage, and more. We will be standing, sitting and lying on the floor so dress in loose, comfortable clothes. Expect to feel balanced, relaxed energy and a renewed focus on the pleasures and meaning of the holidays.
    Richmond Natural Medicine is happy to have Joy Black as a practitioner and an instructor. She offers Medical Qigong and Energy Work therapies including Chi Joy-newNei Tsang, Healing Touch, Reiki, and more. She also teaches several classes, including Qigong, to patients