Tai Chi with Françoise
Every Tuesday morning, patients who come to the Espace Mieux-Etre can benefit from a weekly one-hour tai-chi session. The classes are taught by Françoise and take place outside in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, which is conducive to rekindling strength and energy.
What is tai-chi?
It is overall energy-focused exercise which involves making a series of slow, precise, continuous, and circular movements in a set order.
The extremely slow movements help to detect blockages and to feel the energy flow. In addition, awareness of transferring the weight of the body, in a slow and precise manner, from one leg to the other and the interplay of the arms and legs perfectly capture the Chinese philosophy based on the dynamic balance of the Yin and Yang forces. This practice also places focus on breathing which must be slow, deep and regular.
Each session begins with warm-up and flexibility exercises for twenty or so minutes. Then the teacher may include a few Qi Gong moves to rebalance body posture and to channel energy. The rest of the session consists of learning the tai chi movements and carrying them out slowly in sequence.
Charity Lunch in Monte-Carlo Golf Club
A charity lunch was held at the Monte Carlo Golf Club on Tuesday 10th May 2011 in aid of our association “Ecoute Cancer Réconfort”.
On the initiative of Ms Sophie Rey, a charity lunch was held at the Monte Carlo Golf Club on Tuesday 10th May 2011 in aid of the association “Ecoute Cancer Réconfort”. The event was honoured by the presence of Miss Charlene Wittstock.
Welcomed on her arrival by Mr Henry Rey, President of the Monte Carlo Golf Club and Ms Adeline Garino, President of “Ecoute Cancer Réconfort”, Miss Wittstock joined the guests on the terrace of the Club where a welcome cocktail was served. Ms Garino warmly thanked all those in attendance to whom a presentation on the association’s goals and activities was given.
To accompany the lunch, a prize draw took place to select the winner of the magnificent watch donated by Ms Caroline Jame, director of the Christian Dior jewellers in place Vendôme.
The steel, diamond and mother-of-pearl watch belongs to Dior’s “d” collection.
At the end of the day, all the generous benefactors were given an orchid and were photographed together with Miss Charlene Wittstock, a photo which shows how pleased the ladies were to meet for such a noble cause.
This token of generosity will enable the activities implemented on a daily basis for cancer sufferers and their families to be continued more efficiently and with greater peace of mind by the association “Ecoute Cancer Réconfort”.
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