Chaplaincy

Capacitar Wellbeing

Capacitar Tai Chi drop-sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 13:10 -13:50 both in person in The Chaplaincy Auditorium and online via Zoom.

Capacitar tai chi is a wonderful way to feel grounded and calm and gives us an opportunity to connect to the healing energy of nature around us. For details on how to join these weekly Capacitar Tai Chi drop-sessions please go to our Events page here or here

Our weekly Capacitar Tai Chi drop-ins take place both in-person in the Auditorium at The Chaplaincy Centre and will also be streamed online using Zoom for anyone who wants to join online. Please note that places are limited in the Auditorium and are on a first come first serve basis.

Please click the link below to access joining details for these sessions, a UoE login is required. 

Online Joining details for Capacitar Tai Chi

Our two facilitators are June Adamson and Glen Cousquer. 

June Adamson is the senior instructor at Sport & Exercise, currently teaching fitness and yoga, Capacitar Wellness practices, training Instructors, and directing the University Dance Performance each year.

 
Capacitar Tai Chi 

This video of a Tuesday session, filmed just before lockdown, gives a taste of what is involved in a Capacitar session. 

Video: Rev Ali Newell: Capacitar
Rev Alison Newell demonstrates some Capacitar techniques. Created for the course Innovative Approaches to Health Challenges Across Disciplines

Here is the Capacitar website (body practices for trauma healing and transformation) www.capacitar.org

Capacitar, meaning to encourage and empower, is a grassroots organisation, founded by Dr Pat Cane. It is an international network of solidarityand empowerment working in over 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Capacitar is especially committed to communities affected by violence, poverty and trauma. At present many are accessing the Capacitar practices on line, through video or through Zoom as people in this grassroots orgnisation support each other through the pandemic. I include 2 blogs about the Capacitar and its life giving resources. 

https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these/attending-to-the-body-during-difficult-times

https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these/capacitar-and-wellness-practices-in-this-time-of-c

 

Capacitar Tai Chi Wellness Workshops at The University

The Chaplaincy is not currently running any Capacitar Tai Chi courses but there are courses available elsewhere in the university. One of our facilitators, June Adamson, will be running two courses during Semester 1 21/22. Click here to view more details.