May 25, 2017


 Upcoming Workshops

Sunday, March 12th, 1:30-2:45 pm ~ Swimming Dragon Qigong
Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA


The Swimming Dragon is an ancient Chinese Qi Gong exercise that comes to us through the Taoist tradition. This one-minute Taoist form is unsurpassed for its grace and economy of movement.
Imitating the serpentine movements of a dragon swimming in the sea and flying up into the clouds, it is reputed to be the best Qi Gong for balancing body weight.
When practiced from 5 to 20 minutes daily, the form massages the internal organs, moves blood and mobilize fats into lymphatic drainage. It helps balance the hormones, slenderizes the waist, regulates appetite, and promotes inner peace, with the main benefit being the production and circulation of Qi, leading to longer life and increased vitality.
And finally, it is a moving meditation that calms the mind.


Saturday, March 18th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm ~ Meridian Yoga and Ear Acupuncture to Shake Off Winter
Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley, MA


Just as the crocuses push through the frozen earth we too will emerge from our winter’s slumber come springtime.

Join Daniel Orlansky and acupuncturists Lynda Danzig and Ilana Margalit for a two-hour Spring Equinox workshop where we will shake off winter and move the energy in the direction of fresh possibilities. In Chinese medicine, spring is the wood element, ruled by the liver and gallbladder meridians. By allowing the wood element to flow through us, we acquire flexibility, and the clarity of vision to see our true direction.

Beginning with gentle breath work, meridian stretching and Qigong, students will finish in a restorative yoga position to receive an ear acupuncture treatment specifically designed to enhance the wood element, helping us grow to our full potential by balancing our energies.

The ear or auricular acupuncture treatment will last about 20–25 minutes. Ear acupuncture is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem of the entire body. This idea originates from Ancient Chinese texts, and was developed more fully in the 1950s by Dr. Paul Nogier of France. The treatment offered at this workshop will use the points that calm the nervous system (Point Zero), relax the mind (Spirit Gate), and support emotional balance (the Auricular Liver Point.)

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost: $49  Limited to 16 students, but currently sold out.
Email Daniel Orlansky to be put on the waitlist ... 


Acupuncture is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can be traced back to at least 2500 years ago, playing a pivotal role in preventing and treating diseases for thousands of years in China. Numerous types of research have shown that acupuncture can regulate nonspecific immune functioning.
QJM,  An International Journal of Medicine


Lynda B. Danzig, L.Ac., M. Ac., is a practicing massage therapist and acupuncturist. She received her massage therapy training from the Institute of Therapeutic Studies in Santa Ana, CA, and her master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2000. Lynda has been providing massage therapy and acupuncture in a variety of settings including her own private practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Osher Clinical Care Center, and collaborating with allopathic and allied health partners. There have been unique opportunities as well, such as the L.A. marathon and clinical observations in the City Hospital in Wuhan, China and in Tibet. Lynda is currently at MCR Chiropractic and Rehab, formerly Cancro Chiropractic in Newton Highlands, MA.



Ilana Margalit, L.Ac., M.S., is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Nourishment Counselor. She obtained her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and also studied at the Zhe Zhiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. In private practice since 2004, she treats a variety of conditions, neck pain, back pain and anxiety are some of the most common. In addition, Ilana works with perinatal and menopause issues. As a nourishment counselor Ilana strongly believes that food is the one medicine we take every day, and that making wise food choices can have profoundly positive effects on our overall physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


Sunday, March 19th, 1:30-2:45 pm ~ Qigong for Spring: Fresh Growth Emerges
Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA

In Chinese medicine, spring is the wood element, ruled by the Liver and Gallbladder meridians. Shake off the winter with a Qigong set designed to enhance and balance these meridians, giving support for increased light, wakefulness, and vitality.



Sunday, March 26th, 1:30-2:45 pm ~ 18 Form Shibashi Qigong,
Down Under Yoga, Brookline, MA

Qigong with Daniel Orlansky

Eighteen Form Qigong is one of the most popular Qigong sequences practiced throughout the world.

Shibashi means 18 forms/movements. Created in 1979 by the Professor Lin Housheng, former director of the Qigong Research Institute at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this Qigong is a series of simple, yet highly effective exercises which are accessible to all ages and physical abilities. Because of that it is one of the most popular Qigong sequences practiced throughout the world and will leave you relaxed and fully energized in less than 20 minutes.


Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, The Full Dimensions of Yoga: A New Perspective
A Three-Day Workshop with Doug Keller, Arlington, MA

Combining modern science and contemporary language, Doug Keller, one of the world’s foremost yoga therapists, takes a fresh look at the therapeutic value of yoga practice, with a new perspective that is at once profound, yet accessible and practical. By using a multi-layered approach to enter the inner world, you will discover a new experience of yoga through the foundational practices of asana, breath, and meditation.

The main theme of this three-day workshop is our relationship to our nervous system in yoga practice and philosophy, and its vital role in our physical, mental, and emotional wellness. To highlight this theme, each of the five sessions will be organized around one of the five ‘Vayus.’ Vayu’ is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘wind’ or power of the life force or Prana and is an aspect of the nervous system which governs the functioning of the mind and body.

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Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for over thirty years, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these workshops, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals, and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy. He is also, in addition to his traveling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Visit Doug at