Classes/Workshops

Class Schedule and Workshops 2018

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

Terry Call will be leading class Friday July 6

Larry Powell will be leading class Sat. July 7

Classes:

Monday

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

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

* Sunset Qigong/Tai Chi at the Beach:  5:30-6:30

Linden City Beach at the Lifeguard Stand, Carpinteria *

Wednesday

Tai Chi Easy 9:30-10:30

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

Inner Power Qigong:  11:00-12:00

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

Tai Chi Easy Level 2:  3:00-4:00

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

Thursday

Tai Chi Easy: 10:00-11:00 

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

Friday

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

Linden City Beach at the Lifeguard Stand, Carpinteria *

Saturday

*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 July 14, 2018  Medical Qigong: Free health care system  11:00-1:00 Wake Center   $30.00

Learn to heal yourself and control your stress and emotions in this workshop.  We will stimulate immune boosting points of our body and learn very easy Chinese medical techniques for moving energy within and outside of our bodies.  Meditations will calm the mind and give us a sense of wellbeing.  Breathing methods will lower the heartrate and calm the central nervous system so that we can unlock our own healing power. Qigong exercises will gently stretch our bodies improve balance and make us feel great.

July 21  Happy Heart DanceQigong and Nia fusion (3 hours) 10:00-1:00 Wake Center  $29.00

By combining joyous Nia movements with the healing Tai Chi energy work, 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. Come away knowing the Happy Heart Dance that will deliver delight to your heart and peace to your spirit.  Co lead by Gabriele Barysch-Crosbie.


August 4:  Phoenix Qigong: Rebirth and Renewal
Saturday, August 04, 2018 at 11:00 — 1:00 $30.00

Like the Phoenix, rise out of the fire with renewed energy and spirit. Explore exercises that will help you leave emotional distress, burdens, and even body aches in the past. Harness the power of Qigong exercises, and fly fearlessly out of the ashes and into your new reality of health, peace and happiness. Dream big and make plans. Come away knowing how to break free of your burdens and claim your new destiny.  Click here to register

          Fall 2018  (save the dates!)
October 20:  Activate your Healer Within
October 27:  Happy Heart Dance:  Qigong and Nia fusion (3 hours) Schott Center

November 17: Animal Frolics Qigong
December 1:  Seven Precious Gestures Qigong