Jon Kabat-Zinn has inspired me for decades — since I discovered him in 1992.

You might know that he began a Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. He combined a little yoga and simple meditation.

Doctors sent patients who were not responding to the usual medical protocols — the patients with whom they didn’t know what to do.

Soon the doctors began showing up to classes too because their patients were often healed, even cured by the 30-minute experience of gently moving, breathing, resting.

Insurance companies reimbursed him for his work. In the 1990s!

I remember Jon telling a story about how he and a friend rented out a church in Boston awhile back to offer two hours of yoga followed by two hours of seated meditation.

He found it so strange that the people who came to the meditation class often sneered at the people who came to the yoga class, and vice versa.

Only a few participated in both and explored themselves and their habits in new ways.

Wisdom comes when we step outside our usual ways, yes?

I felt something similar when I embarked upon Movement Intelligence / Bones for Life training in 2014. I was a proud yogi & tai chi enthusiast and I was a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner—I thought I knew all there was to know about movement and life.

The first few minutes of Bones for Life training helped me to discover just how much of myself, my world, my understanding of movement I’d been missing. The discovery came gently, easily…because Bones for Life uses the ‘wild intelligence’ humans cultivate since birth to navigate our gravity-rich world.

Maybe you’d like to explore with us through a free Bones for Life webinar offered by Cynthia Allen of Future Life Now:

tomorrow / Wed, May 27 at 6pm

Monday, June 1 at 12 noon

click here to find out more and to register

So many wonderful VITALITY friends have embarked on this Movement Intelligence / Bones for Life self-discovery through gentle, easy movement — and they report how much their lives have so positively changed!

You too?

Come, see!

The training Cynthia and I will offer together begins soon, and we have 3 work-scholarships available through the Emmaus Fund created by the Maggini, Newman, and Tew families!

Imagine your future as a teacher of this great work!

Brian Shircliff
program director

PS Our usual Wednesday night 6pm class will not meet this week so we can participate in the webinar. Some of us might need to leave the webinar early to attend Mary Duennes’ Capacitar class at 7pm.