Classes/Workshops

Class Schedule and Workshops 2018 & 2019

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

Class schedule September (Jessica will be in China almost the whole month.)  There will be subsitute teachers for some of the classes. Thank you to these Qi Masters for subbing for Jessica !!! 

Mondays

10:00 Davis Center:  No class until Oct 1

5:30 Linden Beach: Terry Call (email [email protected]) will be leading classes 9-10, 9-17 and 9-24

Thursdays

10:00  Carpinteria Womans Club:  Fredda Leiter (email  [email protected]) will be leading classes 9-13, 9-20 and 9-27

Fridays: 

10:00 Linden City Beach:  Rhonda Richey (email [email protected]) will lead class 9-21 and 9-28  No class 9-14

Saturdays

9:15 Linden Beach, Carpinteria: Larry Powell (email [email protected] )will be leading classes 9-15, 9-22, 9-29

Regular Class Schedule:

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 (class begins 10-8)

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 (class begins 10-10)

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

Tai Chi Easy Level 2:  3:00-4:00 (class begins 10-10)

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:10:00-11:00  (note new time begins in October 9:30-10:30am)

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.

October 20:  Activate your Healer Within: 11:00-1:00, Wake Center room 15. $30.00

Qigong, or Chinese Mind-Body Energetics Practice, may be the most eloquent self-healing system ever developed by human beings. Find out how health maximization, stress neutralization, philosophy and poetic imagery all converge in one easy-to-implement practice. Discover the marvels of the most profound medicine produced within the human body and incredibly it is absolutely free. Come away with the secrets of creating ancient medicine within and explore this eloquent interaction of body, breath and mind practice.  click here to register

October 27:  Happy Heart Dance:  Qigong and Nia fusion (3 hours) Schott Center Auditorium 10:00-1:00

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. $29.00  click here to register


November 17: Animal Frolics Qigong:  10:00-1:00 Schott Auditorium

Qigong Animal Frolics are some of the oldest and most popular of all Qigong exercises.  When we embody the physical traits, movements and spiritual nature of real and mythical animals, we can gain insight for our own health and healing. Become grounded as you become the Bear, graceful as you become the Crane, and powerful as you become the Tiger. Enjoy Animal Frolics that include Turtle, Deer, Dragon, Butterfly, Bear, Crane, Snake, Dolphin, Whale, Phoenix, Elephant, Monkey, Tiger and more.  Discover how Animal Frolics are fun, imaginative and inspirational. click here to register

December 1:  Seven Precious Gestures Qigong: 11:00-1:00 Wake Auditorium $30.00

Discover the powerful yet simple ancient Qigong exercises known as the 'Seven Precious Gestures.'  Practicing these gestures will help to release the energies of unrealized dreams, disappointments and blocks that are keeping you from reaching your true potential. Enjoy the benefits of the related warm up exercises, breath work, self-applied massage and meditations. Incorporating these gestures into your daily life will open the gates to healing, new opportunities and the best version of yourself.   click here to register

Workshops 2019

 (save the dates.  More details will be available soon.  Discount lodging available.) Workshops will take place at the Carpinteria Womans Club, Carpinteria, CA

January 26-27  Animal Frolics Intensive weekend.  Certification available.

February 2:  Happy Heart Dance:  Qigong and Nia fusion (3 hours) Schott Center Auditorium 10:00-1:00

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.

April 6: Ancient Secrets to Chinese and Shamanic Healing 1:00-4:00

May 17-19: Animal Frolics Intensive weekend.  Certification available