If You Train You Will Change

Mind and body are one. Kelley Graham's UnCarved Block Program is the result of a lifetime of deep inquiry into the human condition. The best Chinese esoteric methods meet Western neuroscience. Safely learn Meditation and Tai Chi Chuan. These mind-body practices are fully endorsed as effective for health by mainstream medical professionals. Look over our curriculum, then call for an intake interview. Train to be more comfortable in your own skin.

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Do You Have Ranking or Belts?

Ranking and belts, no. My UCB Program has 5 levels of accomplishment. Students can display their membership and level, optionally, on training shirts or street clothes. On the left sleeve is a low contrast UCB logo, indicating membership. Level of accomplishment is on the right. New students have a blank right sleeve. Only members can wear the logo.

Each level is denoted by a simple vertical bar. Levels are:

  1. Standing
  2. Stillness
  3. Pearls
  4. Bones
  5. Emptiness

Instructors receive a circle. That's it.

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UCB Program 8 Week Intro

Breathe->Stretch->Move. Train to be more comfortable in your own skin. This core 8 week introductory course will help you breathe better to stand better and stand better to move better.


Intro To Standing Meditation

We all experience stress. Over time we develop painful habits to compensate. Learn to undo these painful habits.


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Unbreakable Center

There is no avoiding stress. What if stress made you stronger? Our mind-body training is designed to help you meet the demands of modern life. Keep your Unbreakable Centertm.


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What Do You Mean By 'Natural Power & Grace'?

Q.

"I've been thinking about 'grace'. 'Grace' (capitalized) represnts some kind of spiritual experience; 'grace' has something to do with harmoniously integrated movement... what do you consider to be 'Natural Grace', is it both of these or one?"

A:

Yes to both. I chose that word carefully. I feel that the purpose of training is to enrich all aspects of life's experience. For those on a spiritual path, the method is useful, for those who are not, still equally useful. Concepts like insight and truth are non-denominational. :) 

My methods emphasize the ability to engage and develop the parts of the brain associated with intention, will, restraint, discipline, empathy, compassion and insight. These this arise from deeper awareness. The result of this process is that a person strives to behave well and in accordance with the highest standards in any context. Professional, personal, private, spiritual, physical... Whatever the context, 'grace', is apparent.

'Natural' means arising from our genetic and cultural inheritance. The work is to discover these relations for ourselves. The joy is in the expression of these relations through thought and action. Hard work results in profound insight. 'Grace' connotes dignity and composure under stress. especially when taken in context with 'power'. 'Power' is central to complete and nuanced understanding of the phrase. This is a big topic.

Good question, thank you.

Mind-Body Basics

This authentic practice invigorates the body while calming the mind. Each class is 1/3 seated meditation, 1/3 standing meditation and 1/3 moving meditation.


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