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Meditative Strength Training®

At Webb Fitness and MMA and coming soon to Royal Striking

 

 

Meditative Strength Training International Coach® (MST_IC)™

Iron Gump has been trained in Kung Fu internal and external arts by Master Keith Mazza for over ten years and has been Certified Yoga teacher for 7 years training and teaching in Maui, Hi – Nicaragua – Costa Rica – Dominican Republic – Nigeria – Philadelphia and NYC.
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Combat Yoga is a Meditative Strength Training® (MST) program that integrates the body and breath awareness of Kung Fu and Yoga. Like the monks at Shaolin temple or India’s wrestling schools, conditioning of the body via prescribed movements is a huge part of training and moving with more efficiency through alignment and the breath create a better understanding of how to use the body.  The key is the breath and connecting it to the body so that your physical exercises become moving meditations.  Continue reading

Iron Yogis_Combat yoga

Meditative Strength Training®

At Webb Fitness and MMA and coming soon to Royal Striking

 

 

 

Meditative Strength Training International Coach® (MST_IC)™

Iron Gump has been trained in Kung Fu internal and external arts by Master Keith Mazza for over ten years and has been Certified Yoga teacher for 7 years training and teaching in Maui, Hi – Nicaragua – Costa Rica – Dominican Republic – Nigeria – Philadelphia and NYC.
YogaShoot360
Combat Yoga is a Meditative Strength Training® (MST) program that integrates the body and breath awareness of Kung Fu and Yoga. Like the monks at Shaolin temple or India’s wrestling schools, conditioning of the body via prescribed movements is a huge part of training and moving with more efficiency through alignment and the breath create a better understanding of how to use the body.  The key is the breath and connecting it to the body so that your physical exercises become moving meditations.  Continue reading

Upcoming Journeys in Sound.

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Monday October 26th 7-9:00 pm, $15-$30 sliding scale
Healing Arts Collective
Tuesday October 27th 7:30-9 pm $20-$40 sliding scale
welcomes Iron Gump and Sean Hoots with their ambient project:
Raise The Dead Language….
on the eve before the October full moon and the eve of the full moon:
Raise The Dead Language guides you through waves of consciousness and into the depths of the subconscious.
Through the vibrations/sounds of Native flutes, crystal bowls, guitars, gongs and other modern and acoustic instruments, you will be guided into a space of exploration and imagination.
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Please arrive on time so that the journey may begin and flow.

About Iron Gump:
For the last 5 years Iron Gump has been travel/living in Maui, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Philadelphia. Spontaneously connecting musically with different artists on his travels, he has learned more about conversing through sounds rather than words. His connection to sound has become his passion and his way of opening space for people to see beyond the idea of “the self.”
soundcloud.com/iron-gump
be1being.wordpress.com facebook.com/1irongump

About Sean Hoots:

Amazing self taught musician with a humbling and soulful presence. He has performed across the country with a Folk band he and  friend Andrew Grey formed in 2005 Hoots and Hellmouth and now looks to expand his depths of music with his new project Raise The Dead Language in which he has invited Iron Gump to be apart of..
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thekey.xpn.org/2015/04/03/sean-hoots-raise-dead-language
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Understanding your gut.

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Link: Down Dog Healing cafe Philadelphia, PA

Understanding your health starts in the gut. The intestines are the largest organ in the body and are a key part of a complex system of digestion. This article’s information is for a better understanding of the internal processes and how candida (yeast-like fungus) can create blockages due to improper eating habits. Continue reading

Getting enough Protein in your Diet?

Our obsession with health leads us to different trends that continue to appear. “This is good for that. That is goo for this.” This too often creates imbalance in the body and mostly in the mind. We can’t seem to figure out the magic formula for perfect health. The trying to figure it out part is the confusing part. We should look to simplify our thinking about food and look to eat a balance of all things without being obsessive of how much of each we need to intake daily. Try to allow your body to adjust to the changes that it goes through daily and you will/may begin to feel it tuning itself to its natural state. Take what you need not what you want and you will see changes.

Here’s a great article i found that may answer a few questions for ya or give you a little more insight on what you may be consuming.

How much food do we really need?

Have you ever seen one of those documentaries of people in third-world countries and saw the small amount of food that they eat? They have no concept of overeating. We feel sorry for them, but we’re the one’s suffering! Our nation has become so greed stricken and money hungry that food has become nothing more than dollar signs to the large food corporations, and we’ve become they’re food addicts. So much is centered around food. It’s advertised everywhere. Here you are driving home thinking of the chores that you need to complete and there’s a billboard for ice cream. You think to yourself, umm, a bowl of ice cream would be good after dinner. You stop by the store for ice cream. You get home and wonder why you have so many bags of groceries. You had to get cookies to go along with the ice cream, and you also decided that you haven’t had a banana split in a long time so you buy everything that goes into making one. Soon, your single idea of having one treat has been blown out of proportion.
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Partnership

Krystle and Gump work at their apartment during their recent project in the Dominican Republic.  Photo by Krystle Marcellus

Be1Vision and Be1Being are complimentary projects that work hand in hand together.  My name is Krystle Marcellus and I am a photographer and founder of Be1Vision. Be1Being’s mission is to create balance through awareness while Be1Vision’s goal is to create awareness through communication.  I aim to empower under-documented communities like that of the Haitian population living as slaves and now displaced peoples in the Dominican Republic. Empowerment is found in doing.  Our Be1 projects focus on just that; putting power in the hands of the people through education. In the process Gump and I support each other’s programming on many levels.

It is a deep calling for both of us to use our professional skills to reach areas beyond those who traditionally receive exposure to alternative learning. I am inspired by the connection I have made with Gump in this life and use that energy that we create together, to continue moving forward. I appreciate your support for Be1 and hope you enjoy the photography work on Be1Being.com, as it is a part of my personal photography work.  More documentary stories like this can be seen on my website at www.krystlemarcellus.com.

New beginnings.

  We all walk our own paths in life, sometimes forgetting that we all walked off the same road to get to these paths. Our journeys as different as they may seem are all rooted in the same place, the heart. Continue reading

Just let go and you will see.

photo: Krystle Marcellus krystlemarcellus.com

I entered the  classroom the next day with a clear mind. I had thought long enough about how I was perceiving things and then remembered what Djimy said about that’s just apart of life here sometimes. So I let go of any doubts I had and just began to teach. More people showed up as the sun beamed through the cracks in the room and the heat intensified as we moved through our practice.

The price of Change.

What is the cost of helping those in need and for what reason do we offer this help? Can we really make a difference that is long term or are we just creating more short term problems?  There are many things to consider when making a choice to help. What is our true motive? Is it temporary self gratification that we can hold onto in thought and remember the time when we helped that person or those people? Or did we think it through and come up with a plan that they can sustain?

The social structure of the people in need should be analyzed carefully and all things should be considered before we offer help. Communication needs to be clear and there should be an understanding within the entire community whether they want to be involved or not. A lot of things can be misunderstood if left unspoken. These communities have seen people with grand ideas come in, offer temporary help and then leave plenty of times before. Even if we plan to stay forever we must still respect what we do not know and realize we have not and never will walk in their shoes. So we must really think all things through and try not too get emotionally involved to our work. It’s difficult but this attachment will only damage all that we want and need to do.

Not knowing the cost of change will sometimes bring about a heavy price. Continue reading