Tai Chi for Seniors

This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each class will begin with a longevity joint lubrication qigong, followed by form practice and fundamentals. If you want to register by mail, print this form and send it in with your check, or you can also bring it with you to your first class.

More information and registration via PayPal at: http://wise-orchid.com/event/tai-chi-for-seniors/?instance_id=18451

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Tai Chi for Seniors

Senior Tai Chi with Wise Orchid Martial Arts

Senior Tai Chi with Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong

Open to new and continuing students, this 10 week class is focused toward balance and improved coordination. In this class we will work fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each class will begin with a longevity joint lubrication qigong, followed by form practice and fundamentals. If you want to register by mail, print this form and send it in with your check, or you can also bring it with you to your first class.

Dates: July 3rd to Sept 11th, 10:15am to 11:15am (No class Aug. 21st)
Location: 2002 E. Union St., Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: $120, $15 drop-in

Click this LINK to register online!

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Wise Orchid led a Seattle celebration of World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2016 in May

Wise Orchid led a Seattle celebration of World Tai Chi Qigong Day 2016 in May

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The army of local yoga studios are getting some competition. Paralegal-turned-Tai Chi teacher Viola Brumbaugh has opened her own Tai Chi studio in the Central District, in the space recently vacated by children’s toy and clothing store Magpie.

Wise Orchid Tai Chi opened for business at 2002 E Union with a series of free classes on the Fourth of July and has been up and running since then. While Central Seattle has no shortage of yoga studios, Wise Orchid is one of just a few Tai Chi centers in the area. Continue reading

Seattle’s first kombucha brewery, CommuniTea opens the taps at 21st and Union

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CommuniTea’s Joyner (Images: CHS)

“We want to have kombucha that a babushka in Russia would recognize…”

Seattle’s first kombucha brewery and cafe has turned on the taps, albeit just a trickle so far, in the heart of the Central District. While production hums along, CommuniTea Kombucha’s 21st and Union cafe is still in its infancy. Currently, customers can buy bottled kombucha at the shop Monday-Friday (closed weekends) from 10 AM-5 PM. Kombucha is currently served in the cafe from 3 PM-5 PM at $3 per six-ounce glass.

Owner Christopher Joyner said the cafe will soon expand its weekday hours and open on weekends when the cafe will also start offering a small selection of fruits and cheeses. “We’ve had to go slow. This is a realistic schedule,” Joyner said.

CommuniTea showed off its new base of operations during its grand opening on April 2nd. Like its coffee and beer counterparts, CommuniTea’s interior is a mix of industrial and bar vibes. Tables and chairs, buckets and crates.

Kombucha production had already been underway at the brewery before the public-facing component opened. CommuniTea supplies several restaurants and shops with its pro-biotic rich fermented tea. The drink is also slightly alcoholic, coming in around 2% ABV, meaning Joyner had to obtain a liquor license to open the cafe. Continue reading

Capitol Hill food+drink | Peloton at center of bicycle cafe pack coming to Pike/Pine, 12th Ave

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Team Peloton: Dustin Riggs, Mckenzie Hart, Paul Dano, and Aaron Grant

IMG_2809A tightly packed group of businesses combining passion for the bicycle with food, drink, and repair and maintenance services is pedaling its way around Capitol Hill. As the yellow jersey in the race of big city trends, you’re probably not going to be surprised to learn that the streets of Capitol Hill and the Central District will soon be home to not one, or two, but three bicycle cafes.

“Many cyclists kind of pick up the sport and it leads to a rabbit hole,” Dustin Riggs tells CHS. “There is a lot of culture around it.”

Riggs and his partners hope to clip into that two-wheeled enthusiasm as they prepare to open Peloton at 12th and Jefferson by early October.

“The coffee and the beer and the bikes. It’s just a lifestyle kind of thing,” he said. Continue reading