8 Week Shepherd Center Class
Limited time only through the Shepherd Center: Tai Chi every Thursday 12:00-1:00, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic. Only $20 for 8 weeks! Learn the first half of the Tai Chi for Diabetes form, which can be done as a complete set. Offers free online video support.
Classes begin Thursday, January 9, 2020 and end Feb 27th. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Online registration through The Sheperd Center begins December 12. Go here to register:
Breathe in A Fresh New Year
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Spiritualist Chapel of Melbourne
A two hour workshop introducing basic moving qigong exercises with focus on the breathwork of qigong and what it means to breathe well.
1924 Melody Lane, Melbourne, in the band room behind the Melbourne Auditorium
$20 non-members, $10 church members
Get inspired with qi gong breathwork in this detailed look at: the four tools of qigong healing, the mechanisms of how breath work heals us, establishing resonant breathing patterns using the Micro Cosmic Orbit Meditation. You will leave this session with numerous qigong tools you can implement into your daily life without adding to and changing your routines! Nothing to take up more of your time, but tools to make how you breathe and move more efficient and effective.
You will leave feeling refreshed and centered with a new understanding of how to heal yourself instead of using costly doctors and medicines. In detailing the classic Micro Cosmic Orbit meditation, you will learn to balance the yin energy of the Ren Ma with the yang energy of the Du Ma for better overall health and well being. There will be handouts to take home with you so you can always remember the details of our healing work together.
If you don't have time for on-going classes, come to just this one and get numerous self healing tools to keep you inspired and healthy all year long!
1st Annual Beachside Qigong New Year Beach Bonfire
Mark your calendar and tell your chi-minded friends, the First Annual Beachside Qigong Society New Year Beach Bonfire is on! Saturday, January 11th, 2020, day after full moon and one week before Chinese New Year! Hightower Beach Park, Satellite Beach, FL, first fire site right of the boardwalk. Please bring a purchased bag of wood as your contribution. I paid for the fire permits :) Sunset that day is 5:45 pm so I'll arrive 5:20ish to claim a space and dig a fire pit. You arrive not too late: we can't get the fire started without your wood!
Bring a chair you like, something to drink and maybe some munchies to share around the fire. Perhaps I'll make a huge bag of kale chips to pass. How about you? We'll relax by the fire, soak in the moonlight and share in some chi-community. Bypassing typical boring small talk, our "meet & greet" will filled with interesting and impactful topics as well as a discussion of the upcoming Year of the Rat. I'll bring a rake for some meditative Zen sand art - you gotta try it, so contemplative and enjoyable! I'd also like to hear if there's any interest in starting a monthly "Beachside Qigong Society Social," so give it some thought and we'll all talk about it. Let me know if you'd like to lead a particular qigong practice that's calming and rejuvenating in the full moon light. If you won't, I will. ;) Hope you can make it!
WHAT: 1st Annual Beachside Qigong Society New Year Beach Bonfire
WHEN: Saturday, January 11th, 2020, 5:30-10:30ish
WHERE: Hightower Beach Park, Satellite Beach, FL 815 A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937 First fire site on the right of the boardwalk.
WHO: Everyone within the chi-minded community
FEE: At least one bag of purchased wood; no wood, no fire. WOOD MUST BE PURCHASED IN A BAG, FIRE DEPT WILL CHECK ON US and does issue fines, DO NOT BRING UNPURCHASED WOOD!
WHAT TO BRING: Purchased bag(s) of fire wood, beach chair, weather appropriate clothes (may be cold), something to drink (no glass on beach), munchies (I'll have a table set up), headlamp to walk the beach and to see walking while carrying stuff, a willingness to meet and share with your chi community.
PARKING: In the rare event the parking lot is full, park in the vacant lot across A1A on the left. This is a common overflow parking area. Crosswalk lights work.
Miscellaneous info: There is no sea turtle activity this time of year. There will be "beach restoration" going on at this time. Our site is as far as possible from the base of operations but could be impacted by the project. We will have advance notice if the city cancels our permit due to the stupid sand replacement project. Hightower Park has a substantial ramped boardwalk so you can easily bring a cart for your stuff. Please lock your car in the lot. There are public bathrooms, an outside shower, and a small walkway with picnic tables at the top of the dune. This lovely area with it's adjacent undeveloped dunes is currently in the planning phase for hotel and high rise condo development. If you'd like to see it kept natural, let the City of Satellite Beach know. We do not need another Ft. Lauderdale-like environment on our coast. Keep Satellite quaint!
If you need directions, have questions, want to lead some qigong, call, text or email me: or 321 759 3141.
Feb. 13, 3:00-4:00 Author Talk / Book Signing with FREE Surfing
Chi Workshop, Cocoa Beach Library Community Room
This book presentation will include a short reading and discussion with a
FREE Qigong "Surfing Chi" Workshop. There will also be a raffle
drawing for a Surfing the Sea of Chi cover art poster! You have to be
present to enter the drawing.
There will be a very limited quantity of books for sale. To be sure and
have yours at the event, it's best to pre-purchase and bring to be
signed. Surfing the Sea of Chi is available through Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo River Publishing and Longboard House in Indialantic, Fl (in store copies only).