Traditional Qigong and Tai Chi – Aug. 4 & 5, in Santa Cruz

Qigong and Tai Chi enhance life force, reduce stress, and increase vitality! Join Master Deng Ming-Dao, best selling author of 365 Tao and Chronicles of Tao, Aug. 4 & 5, in Santa Cruz, at the Louden Nelson Community Center, for a Seminar on Traditional Qigong and Tai Chi.

This seminar will focus on two classical qigong sets and Taijiquan 10, an ideal entry into Tai Chi practice, emphasizing the basic postures. These ancient therapeutic exercises heal, strengthen and maintain health, plus brings calm through graceful and flowing movements.

Deng Ming-Dao will guide us in a way that is relaxed, slow, methodical and clear, going at a pace that will fit everyone. This seminar is for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Tai Chi Relationship to Taoist Concepts Discussed

In addition, there will be discussion of Taoist concepts in relation to Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a moving meditation which has its roots in the purest and oldest form of Taoist philosophy. Practiced with patience and skill, it trains the mind as well as the body. It is clear we do not live in Lao Tzu’s time, nor can we live like the Chinese martial arts movies depict through digital imagery. We do not fly up to roof tops and slay villains with a wave of our palms; but we can keep up a practice that can enhance our energy, clear our minds and improve our physical and mental health to meet challenges in today’s world.

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Qigong and Tai Chi Seminar Leader Deng Ming-Dao

Deng Ming-Dao is a Chinese American author, artist, philosopher, teacher and martial artist. He is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work is in several collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum. He has been practicing Taoism, Chinese martial arts, and qigong for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books, including 365 Tao, Scholar Warrior, Everyday Tao, The Living I Ching, and The Lunar Tao. His books have been translated into sixteen languages. He has taught through various martial arts schools, including the classes of his Taoist master, Kwan Saihung, the subject of the book, Chronicles of Tao (‘The Wandering Taoist’ trilogy). Over the course of four decades he has trained with five teachers in Taijiquan, the internal arts of Xingyiquan, and Baguazhang, qigong, weapons practice, philosophy and meditation.

This seminar is presented by Linda Gerson, founder of Awakening Chi- Qigong and Tai Chi Classes in Santa Cruz.

Traditional Qigong and Tai Chi with Master Deng Ming-Dao

Friday, Aug. 4, 7pm-9pm

Saturday, Aug. 5, 9am-5pm

Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

For more information contact Awakening Chi: (click on ‘events’ tab) or call Linda at (831) 334-7757.