Adam first started to practice yoga and qigong (mindful movement, sometimes referred to as “Chinese Yoga”) in 2008. He wanted to become more flexible. He was surprised to discover that these practices held healing benefits that went far beyond the physical. Meditation also became a central focus on his journey of self-discovery and service.
After serving 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Adam went on to college to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). He is currently a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of North Carolina.
While still in PT school in 2012, Adam immersed himself in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts (where he met his sweetheart Laura). This was a life changing experience for him. It opened him up to so much more of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. He learned how to tap in to a whole new level of wisdom and compassion.
Adam engaged in many trainings while practicing as a PT in various parts of the country. He became certified in TaijiFit, Rehabilitative Qigong and Tai Chi, and Healer Within Qigong. He loves to blend the best of both Eastern and Western Medicine to promote healing as well as vitality, energy, and wellness. His intention is to empower each client and student to learn how to activate their own “healer within” and be an active participant in their health and wellbeing.
Adam lives with his amazing wife Laura, his daughter Annora, and his dog Jax. Adam loves spending time with his family, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and doing yoga and qigong (especially with little Annora!).
Bamboo Fusion: Tai Chi & Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:45 pm
This class fuses the strength and flexibility of yoga with the graceful flowing movements of tai chi and qigong using the TaijiFit method. Class begins with the breath as we center ourselves and arrive in the present moment. We then awaken our energy using qigong, tai chi, and yoga movements to open up the energy pathways in our bodies, deepen our presence in the moment, and tune in to our bodies’ true wisdom. You may find yourself moving your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Tai Chi masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. This method helps us get into the flow state which promotes a deep state of harmony, balance, and relaxation. Finally, we finish with heart opening movements which cultivate loving-kindness. It is important to remember that there is no routine or choreography to memorize or “get right.” Beginners are welcome. There is no prior experience required and no need to memorize any of the tai chi movements. Just follow along and enjoy the journey. Class will be led in the standing position. There will not be any need to get up and down off the floor. Chairs are available for people to sit if needed.