Qi Gong w/ Michael

Meets on the Meditation Lawn
Select Sundays 1-2pm
Check the calendar for class dates

Each class will be user friendly with the opportunity to learn practices that will improve your fitness and health, as well as learn self-healing methods

Qigong definition: Qi – energy – Gong – work or skill.

Qigong: To work with and develop skill with energy.

Qigong dates back over 5,000 years ago. Ancient Taoist sages and shamans studied the cycles of the earth, the heavens, and all things in nature. They determined that woman and man, and all that existed, was influenced, and governed by the energies of the earth, and the heavens.

Though there are hundreds of different styles and schools of Qigong, there are five key principles that remain the same:

1.) Breath, 2.) Posture, 3.) Movement, 4.) Relaxation
5.) Concentration / Visualization.

A mat, towel, water, and hat are suggested.

Coach Michael Holland, MS, has been a studying Qigong for 30 years and teaching for 20. His journeys have led him to take refuge with several masters and grandmasters. He has been published in the Qi Journal and studied at a Medical Qigong Hospital in China.

Michael’s background in holistic health, fitness, and sports performance spans 40 years. For more information go to:

https://www.mhcatcoach.com or call 650.714.9227

May 2, 2021

May 16, 2021

KokiKai Aikido w/ Dennis

Meets on the Pool Lawn
Select Saturdays 2-3pm
Dennis is a 7th degree Black Belt, and has been practicing for over 40 years and teaching for over 35 years.  He has taught Aikido all across the US and internationally.
Kokikai technique is a modern form of self-defense based upon the Samurai arts. Our goal is to coordinate your mind and body to develop your “Strongest State” through self- defense and ki (universal energy) development exercises.

In Kokikai Aikido we do not defend ourselves by fighting or counter-attacking. There is no hitting, no sparring, kicking, or punching. When it is not possible to avoid a fight, we move out of the way of the attack. We use our natural power and the attacker’s aggressive force against them to throw or pin the attacker on the ground. Our goal is to defend ourselves without necessarily hurting others.

Our Four Basic Principles are:
• Keep one point (center) to develop calmness
• Develop your Positive Mind
• Relax Progressively
• Keep Correct Posture