The Resiliency Center: Your Place for Healing, Education & Community in Ambler, PA
BLOSSOM into SPRING with the Dance of QIGONG
Did you experience Spring fever in the first few weeks last month?
Although the premature warm weather gave us a Spring preview with blossoms on the shrubs and trees and bulbs in bloom, now we are officially in Spring, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is associated with the Wood element. There is a sparkle in the air, we are ready to play baseball, watch the butterflies flutter with light-hearted images of young lovers and love bursting all around us. 
Practicing, dancing Qigong, we can transition and follow the Seasonal changes with grace, as we adjust our bodies and unblock our meridians to align body, mind, and spirit to find peace and harmony towards optimum health. Qigong is more than a set of flowing movements; it is an attitude that works to restructure one’s perspective on life, leading to balance and harmony with the world around us.
In every culture, sages are revered for their ability to live in harmony with Nature and with themselves. The outward reflects the inward.  It was the great, ancient sages, the Taoists, who discovered the acupuncture meridians, the principles of Qigong, as well as the healing qualities of herbs. The ancient Taoists of China saw living according to the Tao, the Natural Way, as both sociological and ecological, the dance of life as being all-encompassing. 

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Karen Steinbrecher is a Qigong Practitioner at the Resiliency Center. Classes are only $10 and are offered on Thursdays at 2:00 pm and 6:15 pm. To learn more and register for a class, contact Karen at 215-836-7184 or
Upcoming Events & Programs
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 10 am

Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast,
Wednesday 4/4, 9 – 10:30 am

Healthcare Professionals Practice-Building Program Series
Six Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am, beginning in April
> Learn more by calling Elizabeth, Resiliency Center Director at 215-542-5004.

The Creative Writer’s Group, Wednesday 4/11, 7 – 9 pm
Women’s Personal Growth Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9:30am – 11am
> For more info or to inquire about joining a morning or evening group, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or
Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
Thursdays at 1:30 pm for 12 weeks
> Contact Jeff Katowitz, LMFT at or Elizabeth Venart, LPC at to learn more

The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop, Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
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Morning Meditation, Mondays, 8:30-9:30 am
Evening Meditation, Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm

Qi Gong Classes, Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:15 pm
Knitting Circle, Second Saturday 4/14, 10 – 11:30am
> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.
Inspirations: A Book Club to Enhance Your Spirit and Promote Resiliency
Monday, 4/23,  7 – 9pm
This Month: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“This book is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation!” 
Do you love finding meaning and inspiration from what they read? Enjoy being able to hear about different perspectives? Take some time for yourself and join our monthly book discussion group on Monday evenings. Each month will focus on a new theme providing a lens for the book discussion. Themes covered include creativity, empowerment, transformation, intuition, and joy. 
One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better.

The book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, taken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is touching and transcendent, resonant with the confusions of existence, and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.
We look forward to hearing your insights and perspectives. Admittance to the book club is free! You need only bring your own book - and add your two cents to the dialogue.  A fabulous opportunity for learning, connecting in community, and enjoying a stimulating conversation.

Enrollment is limited, so RSVP early.
> RSVP here 

Opportunity for Practitioners
The Resiliency Center currently has both full-time and part-time office space available for healthcare or healing arts professionals interested in joining our community.  

Acupuncturists, those trained in infant massage, and other practitioners of integrative wellness approaches encouraged to inquire. To learn more and/or to schedule a meeting to see the space and talk with practitioners in person, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or

Resilient Quote
There is only one heroism in the world; to see the world as it is, and to love it. ~Romaine Rolland
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