Our Community Spotlight: Feel better with Beata Macias.
“Leave people happier than you found them, and the world a better place than you found it.”
Words to live by from a holistic wellness professional, occupational therapist, mind-body
movement specialist and life-long learner who has over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings with diverse populations and diagnoses.
This is Beata Macias, instructor of a brand-new class at The Community House called Qi-gong pronounced “chi gong”. This ancient practice was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being.
“My mission, Beata says, is to elevate regular fitness and wellness classes and offer more cost effective, evidence-based and client-centered classes led by a healthcare professional. I am aspiring to create a supportive community where people can obtain comprehensive tools and solutions to make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives, promoting self-healing, preventing disease and increasing longevity, so they can simply feel better.”
Qi-gong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, body movement and posture. This holistic, evidence-based and person-centered class is led by a healthcare professional and is designed to encourage positive changes in every aspect of life.
Each class will incorporate the practice of qi-gong/tai-chi, meditation, breathwork and therapeutic movement with the goal of raising vital energy, rewiring your brain, and healing your body. At the end of the workshops, participants will demonstrate increased knowledge of what a healthy lifestyle is and will develop better coping skills through a positive mindset which will improve relations with others and self.
“Beata has great energy, says Jillian Spizzirri, Active Adult Recreation Supervisor. Whether it be positive and energetic or calming and self-centering, her positivity and enthusiasm for holistic health and wellness is contagious. I am excited for her to bring her wealth of knowledge, professional experience as a healthcare professional and person-centered approach to our community.”
Beata’s Qi-gong class begins September 19. A free trial class is available on September 12 at 1:30 PM.