January 1 – 3, 2022
$190, plus meals and lodging
Jan 3- 4: Teacher Training Certification $190
Start the New Year by simply tuning in and toning up gently in rhythm with your breathing…
From Finland, the Christine Center welcomes back Margaret Vainio, on her second tour to the US to introduce this new universal approach to movement meditation and body mindfulness – Asahi Nordic!
Introducing a new universal approach to movement meditation and body mindfulness.
Discover a mind-body health practice designed to meet the modern medical recommendations for healthy physical activity. Anyone can practice Asahi Nordic, or Asahi, for short, regardless of age or physical condition and without any mat or extra equipment.
Who can practice Asahi?
Anyone can practice Asahi, regardless of age or physical state of health. Asahi restores balance and gracefulness for every body type. The method improves coordination, muscle tone, concentration, lowers stress and blood pressure and relaxes the mind. It has been designed to offer everyone the possibility to experience the healing effects of combining movement and breathing. No previous experience is necessary! Those who have practiced Asahi know that each Asahi session gives you deeper self-understanding, so this is not just for beginners. Asahi meets you at whatever physical level you are at, so come as you are and let Asahi move you into the New Year!
THE ASAHI STORY
In 2004, four of Finland’s foremost martial arts teachers were concerned about injuries they were experiencing. They decided to develop a method with the same health benefits as Eastern traditions, but without any health risks, any religious or cultural ceremony, any competition or martial aspect, and to create something that would be easy, inexpensive and accessible for all. The result was this streamlined mind-body practice Asahi, designed for the modern world. Since one of the developers was a geriatric specialist and internist, he made sure everything about Asahi can be explained by modern medical science. The result is a fun, safe and simple way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
*STAY AN EXTRA DAY FOR TEACHER TRAINING – Jan. 3-4 (Extra fee for training and certification $190)
Since Asahi is a simple method, becoming an Asahi instructor is also quite simple. By participating Jan. 1-3 and then staying an extra day, you can finish the teacher training requirements and become certified to start your own local Asahi group. You really start to learn it by teaching it to others! Asahi is the teacher, you are just the facilitator. What better way can there be to spread health and wellbeing to the people around you? Teaching a class also insures that you continue this good Asahi habit you have picked up in the course! Register separately for this extra day:
Everyone can participate –
standing, sitting, or in a prone position!
- Those who have never exercised before
- Seniors, for balance and mobility
- Those in recovery from illness or injury
- Athletes, as a warmup or restorative practice
- Children, to improve concentration and agility
Asahi is also safe for people with health issues:
- Joint replacements, osteoarthritis, arthritis
- Neck, shoulder, and back problems
- Respiratory ailments / Heart, circulatory problems
- Problems with balance
- Weight issues
- Performance anxiety / Depression
- Fibromyalgia / Parkinson’s
From body flow to soul expression!
Doing Asahi helps creativity flow more freely, so you may want to visit the painting studio, which will be open every day during the course, Bring the energy flow of the movements to paint and paper, and let your soul speak with brush and color in our new Hildegard Studio anytime during your stay! Or take advantage of the beautiful nature trails. Take time for yourself at the start of this New Year!
To register for teacher training, please contact our office at 715-267-7507 or email@example.com
Margaret Vainio, MA
A2 Certified Head Coach of Asahi and Founding member of the Nordic Health Institute
Margaret Vainio, MA in Music, choir director, singer, linguist and yoga teacher was first drawn to Asahi as a versatile choral warm-up. She has studied over ten years with three of the original developers of Asahi. Margaret spent the last six years bringing Asahi from Finland to Greece. Her first US teaching tour ended with a course at the Christine Center in October 2021 and her second Asahi teaching tour will start with this New Year’s Reset here at the Christine Center! www.asahimovesme.com
In Margaret’s Words…
Doing Asahi isn’t a strict art, so it’s fine that everyone’s version looks a little different.
The essential thing in Asahi is following the breath and relaxing freely into the flow of the movement.
This gives the busy mind a well-needed rest!