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The Power of Play & the Wonder of Wandering with Karen Joy Fletcher

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Do you miss play in your life?  Play is as essential for our wellbeing as sleep and in a culture that places high value on busy-ness and “productivity”, time for play, wonder and wandering are lost arts. Yet, these things, especially when done outdoors, fill our body with happy feelings, the abundant Qi of Nature, and the sense of awe and enchantment we were born with. They are keys to our creativity, aliveness and our soul’s purpose. Through simple qigong, outdoor play and a culminating quest , a solo “wonder wander” (with its roots in Chinese medicine), we will reclaim the power, vitality and joy innate to us all!

Karen Joy Fletcher, MPH, anthropologist, writer and qigong instructor, loves sharing her passions of qigong, outdoor play and wilderness connection with people around the world. She is a personal student of ZY Qigong Grandmaster Xu Mingtang, has trained with him at Shaolin Monastery in China and traveled with him worldwide. Inspired from extensive training with Mick “the Barefoot Sensei” Dodge, she offers qigong and earth-based movement programs, including at retreat centers such as Omega Institute in New York. Karen also leads Qigong, Tea & Nature Retreat trips in Western China.