Energy Matters Qigong

Energy Matters Acupuncture and Qigong, located on Piedmont Ave, offers Qigong classes to the community.  “Qigong is a style of gentle exercise designed to promote health, well-being, and longevity by enhancing the flow of qi (life-force energy) in your body.” 16-week sessions of Wild Goose Qigong are $255, with a free intro class and a 10% discount available for advance payment. They also have a “Gentle Qigong” drop-in class for $15.  See their website for more information.

Sign up to get a CSA Box at OAP Grand!

We are really excited to team up with Shooting Star CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We have recently become an official dropsite for their bountiful weekly produce boxes delivered from May through November. Just imagine leaving OAP, blissed out from acupuncture, with your arms full of wholesome food!  For more information and to sign up check out their website: shootingstarcsa.com.  You can also contact them by phone at 707-207-0548, or email shootingstarcsa@gmail.com.

“Our mission at Shooting Star CSA is to provide our customers with nourishing, nutritionally dense vegetables and melons that are the best they’ve ever had.”

Trager Bodywork with Deirdre Hormel

Deirdre Hormel offers Trager bodywork in the same building as our Grand Ave clinic.  The Trager approach offers “psycho-physical integration” through movement education.  Gentle rocking movements are used to explore your range of motion and stimulate the brain to a greater awareness and knowledge of how to move muscles more easily.  The result is freer and easier body movement and reduced pain.  This approach can be especially beneficial for neuromuscular conditions and is widely used for stroke rehabilitation, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and disc injuries as well as general pain relief and relaxation. Trager is new to me, but I can report that after my first session I definitely noticed increased ease and joy in movement, and I’m curious to explore this modality further as a way of becoming more present in my body and recovering that innate love of movement that I had as a child.  Call Deirdre at (707) 529-2819 to schedule an appointment!