Go Green with Rubbo Art of Energy! Donald and Cheryl Lynne Rubbo's Annual Rubbo Art of Energy Retreats 2008

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The shift toward environmentally friendly--or "green"--activities is impacting where people are choosing to exercise. Rubbo Art of Energy, based on ancient Asian martial and healing arts with a modern understanding of profound systems of transformation, has offered its classes, workshops and retreats outdoors in parks, sacred sites and power spots since 1980, and has been international since 2003. Newest retreats to take place in California, July 18 to 24, 2008 and Switzerland on September 28 to October 4, 2008.

Donald Rubbo

Rubbo Art of Energy is the creative process of cultivating, controlling and expressing energy for the attainment of the profound. Within that, all of the arts can find true expression

The shift toward environmentally friendly--or "green"--activities is impacting where people are choosing to exercise. Rubbo Art of Energy, based on ancient Asian martial and healing arts with a modern understanding of profound systems of transformation, has offered its classes, workshops and retreats outdoors in parks, sacred sites and power spots since 1980, and has been international since 2003.

"You can fight climate change, get fit, healthy and happy and live an authentic, limitless and fulfilling life with the 'eco-therapy' of Rubbo Art of Energy," says Elizabeth Meloney, Program Director.

Green Exercise refers to physical activities that give participants the benefits not only of exercise but also of direct exposure to nature. A growing body of research shows that interacting with nature can positively impact health and well-being, relieve stress, promote concentration and clear thinking and actually increase happiness.

"Rubbo Art of Energy is the creative process of cultivating, controlling and expressing energy for the attainment of the profound. Within that, all of the arts can find true expression," says president and co-founder Donald Rubbo. "By emphasizing the importance of the mind in effecting change in body, mind and spirit, Rubbo Art of Energy is in the forefront of mind-body medicine."

"Rubbo Art of Energy focuses on transformative learning, the process of becoming mindfully aware of how and why assumptions have come to constrain the way people perceive, understand, and feel about the world; how to change these structures of habitual expectation to allow a more inclusive, discriminating, and integrating perspective; and, finally, making choices or otherwise acting upon these new understandings," says co-founder Cheryl Lynne Rubbo. "We believe that in order for our clients and students to change their meaning structures, beliefs, attitudes, and emotional reactions, they must engage in critical reflection on their experiences, which in turn leads to a transformation of perspective. And we know from scientific and medical research that when this type of work is done outdoors, the positive life-changes are much more profound and longer lasting. "

Rubbo Art of Energy USA Retreat date:
Marin County, California, U.S.A. July 18 to 24, 2008. Mt. Tamalpais, Phoenix Lake, Muir Woods, and other sacred sites and power spots around Marin County.

Rubbo Art of Energy USA Workshop dates:
Marin County, California, U.S.A.
BreatheStrong, Extraordinary Breath Meditation. Transformative breathwork with Donald & Cheryl Lynne Rubbo. By emphasizing the importance of the mind in effecting change in body, mind and spirit, Rubbo Art of Energy is in the forefront of mind-body medicine.

Rubbo Art of Energy Europe Retreat date:
Ticino, Switzerland: September 28 to October 4, 2008. Casa Santo Stefano, a beautiful 18th century retreat hotel at the foot of Monte Lema, in the center of a rustic and romantic hiking region. For information please visit http://www.5Tigers.ch or email Mail@5Tigers.ch.

Rubbo Art of Energy Europe Workshop dates:
Trogen, Switzerland:
Free Healing . Friday evening, October 10, 2008.
2-Day Workshop: Five Element Balancing Qigong. October 11-12, 2008.

Basel, Switzerland:
Free Healing. Friday evening, October 17, 2008.
2-Day Workshop: Spinal Qigong. October 18-19, 2008.
For information please visit http://www.5Tigers.ch

Some of the systems of transformation offered at Rubbo Art of Energy Retreats:
•Primordial Qigong. A three-dimensional physical mandala, encompassing all of the primary aspects of Taoist philosophy.
•Five Element Balancing Qigong. This system quickly brings body/mind/spirit into harmony by balancing each component of our bodies with its relationship with all aspects of nature.
•Healing Hands Qigong. Recommended for martial artists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physiotherapists and anyone who uses healing techniques to benefit others. Uses intention to cultivate the energies of Earth, Environment and Heaven, and transform them into healing energy to send out the palms of one's hands.
•Spinal Qigong. Exercises to stimulate the spine, the nervous system and the circulation of the entire body, promote self-awareness and self-healing for all levels of back and spinal problems, as well as increasing overall general health.

Also offered at the retreats are Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kungfu, BreatheStrong Extraordinary Breath meditation and Taoist Yoga.

Recognized as trusted authorities on healing with the mind, Donald and Cheryl Lynne Rubbo are passionate proponents of self-directed healing, the process of applying self-awareness and intention to bring healing to body, mind and spirit. Since 1980, acclaimed healer Donald Rubbo, with his vision of healing on a global level, has been a pioneer in transformational practices, teaching movement arts and healing modalities.

Rubbo Art of Energy was founded in 1980, and offers classes, workshops, retreats and private appointments for those who want to look within, and with mindfulness shift their paradigm of health, happiness and fitness. Several of the workshops offer CEUs for acupuncturists.

Further information about Rubbo Art of Energy may be found online at http://www.CultivateChi.com

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