Community Classes

The community classes at AOMA aim to transform lives and communities in part by offering an accessible and varied holistic/integrative medicine curriculum to the public.

AOMA's faculty of master teachers offer classes to the public that introduce natural health nurturance.  Themes and topics include: healthy cooking, mindfulness, movement therapies, and mind-body practices.  Prices for the classes range from free/donation-based to per-class or series-based payment structures. Our course offerings change and expand, so please check back for new additions to the curriculum.

Qigong

Qigong is the practice of distinctive movements for the cultivation and mastery of qi, or life-force energy. Qigong is similar to taiji and yoga. Widely practiced in Asia, qigong has recently become popular in the West as an approach to overall health and well-being.

View our Qigong class schedule

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes for beginners teaches the foundations & basics of yoga. Practices taught are for safe yoga practice, to build on safely for beyond beginner levels. These practices also remove impurities, toxins, tensions & imbalances; are helpful for developing flexibility, strength & balance; & can be used for yoga therapy. Asanas, Pranayama, Relaxation (Pratyahara) & Concentration (Dharana) techniques will be taught from Hatha & Raja branches of yoga, from where one always begins yoga. Hatha Yoga for purification, for the balance of physical & mental energies, & the restoration of energy (prana, chi); Raja Yoga for the mind: to improve focus & memory, increase concentration & to release equanimity. This class is for those new to yoga, those who have missed the basics of yoga, or for those with health issues or restricted movement. This class is also great for seniors, pre-natal, or for those who want a gentle and relaxed yoga class.

View our Yoga classes here

Integrative Health Courses

We offer a variety of integrative health workshops and series. Our informal class instructors offer classes to the public that delve into natural health including diet and lifestyle, mindfulness, movement therapies, and mind-body practices.

View our seminar and series schedule

Location

All of our community classes take place in south Austin at 4701 West Gate Blvd. Most of the community classes take place in the AOMA Mind-Body Center, also known as "the Dojo", which is located on the back side of building A. Building A is the building closest to the intersection of West Gate and Western Trails. The clinic is in the front facing Western Trails and the Mind-Body Center is in the back. You can turn directly off West Gate Blvd. into the parking lot just south of the traffic light.

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Community Class Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations of a paid-for series are accepted up to one week prior to first class of series. A $15 fee will be charged for cancellations. No refunds will be given for individual missed classes, although make-ups may be made in a similar class, subject to space availability.

Call or email us for more information: community@aoma.edu | 512-492-3082.