Sponsored Events

Graduate Student Collaborative Sponsored Events at the SUNY Empire Wellness Retreat

Sponsored by the SUNY Empire Graduate Student Collaborative

Where:  Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St, Albany, New York 12207

When: Friday, April 15th

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 1

The Mind and Body Connection and Slowing Down to Speed Up: A Holistic Approach – Room: Chambers
Julio Cortes, Integrative Life Coach/ Trainer

By understanding better the mind/body connection and using cutting edge research, you can achieve more by doing less. In this workshop we will explore how slowing down actually makes us more efficient, while learning simple/practical ways of applying this knowledge to our daily lives.

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 2

Tai-chi – Movement for Power and Self Awareness –  Room: Chambers                                         Julio Cortes, Integrative Life Coach/ Trainer

Tai-chi is an internal martial art that is now mostly used for its meditative and healing aspects. It is also a very complex form of chi kung, a kind of Taoist Yoga, and, as such can be practiced by anyone (old, young, disabled, sick, etc.) with many great results. Some of the benefits are increased flexibility, strength, stamina, sensitivity, breathing capacity and overall sense of well-being. In this class, participants will learn the basis of the form, do some solo and partner practices, and feel more open, aware, energized and pleasantly exercised. It is good for all age groups, physical conditions and body types, as it can be adapted to the participant’s body and temperament. Please come in loose or comfortable clothing if possible, with an open mind and a willingness to move.