Class Schedule and Workshops 2018

No classes Monday Feb. 19 as we celebrate Presidents Day.

* Outdoor Class  (no class if it is raining or very windy)



Qigong for Optimal Health:  10:00-11:00 (ongoing)

Louise Lowry Davis Center
1232 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara  CA, 93101
(805) 897-2568 or 805-705-3426

Tai Chi Easy:  11:30-12:30 (begins Jan 22)

Wake Center: 300 N. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Center for Lifelong Learning  registration required

* Sunset Qigong/Tai Chi at the Beach:  4:15-5:15 

Linden City Beach at the Lifeguard Stand, Carpinteria *


Tai Chi Easy 9:30-10:30

Villa Caridad, Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA (open to residents)

Inner Power Qigong:  11:00-12:00 (begins Jan 24)

Wake Center: 300 N. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111   Center for Lifelong Learning. Begins Jan 24, registration required

Tai Chi Easy Level 2:  3:00-4:00 (begins Jan 24)

Schott Center Tannihill Auditorium: 3101 W. Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105   Center for Lifelong Learning. Begins Jan 24, registration required


Tai Chi Easy: 10:00-11:00 

Women's Club of Carpinteria:  1059 Vallecito Road  Carpinteria, CA 93013

Inner Power Qigong: 2:30-3:30 (begins Jan 25) Cosmotion  2343 E. Thompson Blvd. #A, Ventura, CA 93003

Vibrational Healing + Meditation: 3:45-5:00 (begins Jan 25)  Cosmotion  2343 E. Thompson Blvd. #A, Ventura, CA 93003


*Tai Chi /Qigong at the Beach: 10:00-11:00am

Linden City Beach at the Lifeguard Stand, Carpinteria *


*Tai Chi /Qigong at the Beach:  9:15-10:15 

Linden City Beach at the Lifeguard Stand, Carpinteria *

Class Descriptions

Qigong and Inner Power Qigong classes concentrate on optimal health, longevity, vitality and healing the body and emotional mind. The exercises reduce stress and improve the practitioners' overall health and sense of well-being. Exercises can be done seated, standing or lying down, thus, they are an excellent practice for those who are recovering from surgery illness or injury as well as those who want to maintain and improve their health.

Tai Chi Easy™ classes combine movements with meditation, bringing balance, harmony and alignment to the body and mind.  The Tai Chi Easy™5 movement form and the 9 Movement Integral Form are carefully developed methods and approaches to Tai Chi that makes it easy, beneficial and fun -- right away.  Students learn beautiful movement practices designed to emphasize the cultivation of inner strength, improve balance, calm the mind and restore the body to its natural state of health. We also practice 5 Element Tai Chi and Wudang Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Easy Level 2:  We add 4 more movements to Tai Chi Easy to practice Tai Chi 9.  We also practice Wudang Tai Chi, a beautiful 18 movement form from the Wudang Mountains, the birthplace of Tai Chi.  Not recommended for people who have no Qigong or Tai Chi experience.

Qigong/Tai Chi classes are a relaxed combination of the best of Qigong and simple Tai Chi forms.

Vibrational Healing + Meditation:  Create vibrations in your body by practicing Qigong Healing Sounds for your organs.  Much like chanting an "om", we chant specific sounds for our lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and more.  This is followed by a Tibetan Singing Bowl healing that creates external vibrations that are absorbed by your body. Our organs are aligned and we feel a sense of balance and peace.  Then we practice different meditation techniques, which include Buddhist, Taoist, Breath and guided meditations.

Workshops 2018

All workshops, unless specified differently, will take place at the the Center for LifeLong Learning, Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike, Santa Barbara, CA


Saturday, February 03, 2018  10:00-1:00

Happy Heart: Dance to Free Your Emotions:    Combine joyous Nia movements with healing Tai Chi energy work to dance your life story and free yourself emotionally. Utilizing guided suggestions, gain confidence to walk a new path and re-write your story.  Explore uplifting, easy-to-follow Nia steps and intentional Tai Chi movements to remove obstacles that are keeping you from reaching your true potential. Happy Heart Dance will deliver delight to your heart and peace to your spirit.  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus  Room: 14 Tannahill Auditorium Registration is open at Center for Lifelong Learning

Friday, February 09-February 11  09:00 —5:30

Teach Tai Chi: Tai Chi Easy Certification Training  3 days/25 hours

This 3-day training empowers individuals to learn for themselves and share with others compelling, fun and accessible evidence based self-care practices. Tai Chi EasyTM blends a simple medical Qigong technique with carefully chosen Tai Chi exercises that can be done in bed, while seated, in a stationary standing position, or combined with Tai Chi Walking. Help yourself and others manage stress and pain, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, mood, balance, and stamina.Workshop takes place in Carpinteria CA, 93013. Discounts on hotels available.  Learn more by clicking here.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM — 12:00 Qigong: Accessing the Medicine Within:  We will go over all of the exercises from Dr. Roger Jahnke's book, The Healer Within.  Learn how to let go of stress and blocks so that you can be the happy and healthy human you were born to be. Register at the Center for Lifelong Learning Registration is open at Center for Lifelong Learning

March 10 and March 17, 2018  10:00-12:00

5 Element Tai Chi: Moving Meditations for Emotional Healing:  Learn a short and easy, 5 element form of Tai Chi that promotes emotional healing through moving mediations. Tai Chi is all about creating balance and harmony in every aspect of our lives. When our emotions get out of balance, we suffer emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Explore graceful, slow movements that can transform grief into acceptance, anger into forgiveness, fear into trust, confusion into clarity and feeling overwhelmed by modern day life into joy. Transform your life with this gentle yet powerful form of healing. Wake Campus Santa Barbara, room 15.  Registration is open at Center for Lifelong Learning