One of the greatest rewards of embarking on a journey of exploration within any of the classes we offer here at Manitou is the opportunity to do some mindful, engaged growth. What we do is more than simply “work out”. The thing we are doing here is building sustainable life practices to shape the way we each interact with and within the various contexts of our lives. Whoa, what journey!
The premise is this. We are all the walking, talking contexts that we carry with us into all of the situations of our lives. Sure is a nice thought to have a sustainable handle on how that shifting context shapes our perception and how our perception shapes our reality. Why? Well, I think of all the days where I am “stuck in my head” not really interacting directly with my environment, but rather interacting through the veil of the mental baggage I carry into the day and project onto everything I perceive and interact with. At this point, you may be wondering…what does this have to do with Kung fu? Why try Yoga or Nia? Why take the time to meditate?
The idea is that each of these practices gives you access to a part of yourself. Perhaps, even more to the point, these practices give you the ability to fully access the physical and mental aspects of your being in a context that helps you to deal with the complicated relationship between self-perceiving self (ego) and the rest of what is…We don’t want to tell you what to be, or how to live your life. Rather, we would like to give you access to some tools that can be utilized to help you to be a better you…as you determine that to be. We welcome everyone and hope through our engaged community of learning that everyone is able to sustain meaningful personal growth and share that forward.
Big deal. Sort of. Train your body and mind daily! We want to help you discover the impact that can have on your life.