January/February, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year! 

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” - T.S. Eliot

The Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a holiday which celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, January 22 with celebrations concluding on February 5. Celebrations and festivities historically begin the evening before the New Year up until the Lantern Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the new year.

This new year brings in the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. The element for the year is Water. The Year of the Rabbit is also considered a Yin year, which is about receiving more and striving less. In Chinese Astrology, the Rabbit brings peace, hope, and harmony. It brings a much gentler energetic expression compared to 2022's Tiger, which means this is a good year to focus on what is really important, slow down, and make recharging ones own energy a priority. 

Whether or not you officially celebrate, you may take a cue from the traditions described below to hold your own personal observance: 

  • Enjoy a reunion dinner with family and friends. In Chinese culture, the New Year's Eve feast is a "must do" dinner with all family members reuniting. A wonderful excuse to gather with loved ones if you haven't connected with them in awhile!
  • Clean the house. This may not sound too celebratory, but Chinese people carry out a thorough ‘winter-cleaning’ of their houses during this time. They refer to this as, "sweeping away the dust," and it represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year, and welcome in the New Year.
  • Listen to (or ring your own) New Year bell. A bell is a traditional symbol of Chinese New Year, and Chinese people believe that ringing a large bell can drive away bad luck and bring good fortune.  

No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope this Year of the Rabbit brings you happiness, luck, prosperity and above all, good health. 

Be Well,
Your friends at Healer Within Foundation

Tiny Art, Big Hearts Online Auction: February 1st

We welcome you to participate in our first annual, "tiny" art auction for the benefit of Healer Within Foundation (HWF). Browse beautiful works, along with experiences, donated by generous supporters and talented artisans from the Healer Within community. While the majority of these one-of-a-kind works are not large in size, they are BIG on originality and beauty. Bidding begins Wednesday, February 1 at 8am PT/11am ET and ends on Saturday, February 4 at 2pm PT/5pm ET. 

Beginning on Monday, January 30th, you may Click HERE to go to the auction site for item preview!

All proceeds directly support the programs and outreach of Healer Within Foundation (HWF). HWF has been in existence since 2002, championing individual and community-based, mind/body/spirit practices such as Tai Chi and Qigong. Our Vision: A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality. 

Remember, items can be previewed beginning Monday, January 30th, with bidding beginning February 1st, HERE. Below are just a few of the amazing items which will be up for bid: 

NEW Course: Four Energies Tai Chi

Join instructor, Vince Sauter (pictured below), for a powerful 6-hour interactive presentation and discover the first 4 of the 8 energies of Tai Chi. 

Peng, Lu, Ji and An are explored in this simple Tai Chi form. We will explore how these same principals can be applied to QI Gong to allow you to use the healer within to improve your health, reduce stress and find more focus in your life. 

By the end of this workshop you will have learned a short practical Tai Chi form, Perfect for the person who thinks Tai Chi is too hard to learn, or for the practitioner who wants to expand on what they know and enhance their experience with moving meditation.

Course will be held Saturday, April 1st and begins at 9am PT/Noon ET. 

Investment for this 6-hour workshop is just $129

Click Here For More Information/Registration

Join Us For Empowered Relief On March 18th

Join instructor Josie Weaver (pictured left), on Saturday, March 18th  at Noon PT/3:00pm ET, for a powerful 2-hour LIVE interactive presentation focused on relief from chronic pain. Josie will feature Qigong breath and movement exercises rooted in the Empowered Relief™ pain skills course developed by Stanford University pain scientist, Dr. Beth Darnall.

Click HERE for an informative article entitled, Empowered Relief: Meeting the Needs of a Nation in Pain, written by Dr. Darnall and featured in Psychology Today.

If you are alive, you will at some point experience pain in your life. How you think and feel about pain will, in many ways, determine your pain experience. This presentation will explain why this is so and provide you tools to handle pain or support others in your life, who may be experiencing prolonged or chronic pain. 

Cost for this informative and empowering presentation is only $47. Course space fills quickly so please click HERE to register today!

 Breath: Your "Medicine In The Moment"

Breath is the most critical physiological function, one of the most transformative forces in life, and one of the most powerful medicines on the planet.

According to Jessica Dibb, founder of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance, and Dr. Dan Siegel, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, breath is our “medicine in the moment.” It is right there, always - just waiting to be breathed by us.

Yet, many of us are not consciously accessing this power. So how do we tap into this superpower already with us?

On Saturday, February 4, join Jessica and Dr. Siegel in a complimentary online event where you’ll learn how to use conscious breathing to access deep awareness and insight stored within.

You may register HERE for The Unifying Function of Breath: Breathwork for Awakened Consciousness, Enhanced Wholeness & the Harmonious Integration of Self.

In this transformative hour, you will:

  • Discover how breathwork can enhance wholeness, integration, and presence
  • Understand how breath can support your emotional regulation - and how to use it to instantaneously change your internal state
  • Explore the concept of breath as love, medicine, and nourishment for human potential
  • Serve as a “tuning fork” for humanity to develop the capacity for conscious breathing

Dr. Siegel will introduce the plane of possibility and share how the breath is integral to tapping your human potential in alignment with your highest self through presence and integration.

Jessica will then guide you through a breathwork practice in which you’ll discover the plane of embodied presence in action - from practical self-care to awakened consciousness and self-actualization.

You’ll recognize that you can optimize every moment of your life by accessing the vitality and intelligence within by embodying your breath, which is connected to everything around you.

RSVP with no cost HERE. Enjoy!

HYBRID Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Training: Roslyn, NY!

Have A Wellness Program You Would Like To Share?

Have you authored or do you lead an educational self-care and/or wellness course? Offer a unique presentation or class related to Tai Chi, Qigong or other body-mind-spirit practices? Maybe you are in development of such a curriculum and are seeking a partner to help get your course in front of potential students? If so, the HWF Programs Team is currently calling for Educational Program Proposals and would like to hear from you!

Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis. Proposals submitted by the 15th of each month, will be reviewed by the end of that month.

The Healer Within Foundation MissionHealer Within Foundation advances Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body/ mind/spirit practices, through collaboration with individuals, and organizations to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, HWF strives to produce accessible, engaging and effective educational content which may assist individuals in achieving improved health and well-being.

HWF Educational Program Goals:

  • Dissemination of effective Self-Care and Wellness Programs/Presentations
  • Alignment with HWF Mission
  • Identified Audience/Need (e.g. children's health, general health & wellness, chronic pain, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Competitively-priced offerings of high quality with feasible implementation cost

Access the Program Proposal Form at:

The HWF Programs Team welcomes your application submission and look forward to reviewing your program offering SOON! 

ALL The Designs!

Did you know that ALL HWF apparel designs are available on demand? This means you can order any shirt...anytime! Several styles and colors available for each design. 

Click HERE to see ALL the HWF designs available through Bonfire and order yours TODAY!

Thank you for your support! Be well!