Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 3, 5:00pm

Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Various Sheng Zhen Gong teachers lead a free Union of Three Hearts meditation (Zhongtian Yiqi) every Sunday at 5pm in the AOMA dojo. No experience necessary. Union of Three Hearts is a non-moving qigong practice that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind, one is able to return to the Beginning - to connect with Heaven, Earth and all of humanity. Cushions and chairs are provided. This event is sponsored by Sheng Zhen Austin.

Sunday, May 3, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures your awareness and a kind relationship with your body and self. This class will focus on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the body’s natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. Beginners are welcome.

Instructor: Francie Shimaya has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus. In her classes Francie encourages and guides others to develop their daily practice. The Sheng Zhen flavors and philosophy constitute the basis of her teaching. She has been leading the Sheng  Zhen Sunday meditation group at AOMA since 2006 when Master Li is out of town. Also, she serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, May 5, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 7, 9:00am

Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

Info

Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9:00 - 10:00am

Free intro class April 2

$15 drop-in

Have you ever felt that you needed to get back to the basics in your workout? Do you feel awkward in your movement? Want to feel more aligned in your yoga?

This class includes functional and dynamic exercises to enhance strength, flexibility, balance and posture. What makes Aston® Fitness unique is its emphasis on using the underlying principles of physics to make movements dynamic and fun. This will help you feel more youthful and prevent injury as you get back to into your workouts. Grace and power are not just for professional athletes and dancers; anyone can learn these skills to improve their function. Each week we will introduce an Aston-Mechanics® concept and apply it to exercises in a way that will revolutionize how your body moves and transform your thinking about fitness. Students will be able to use this new understanding in their fitness regimen and in their everyday activities.

Instructor Bio:

Michelle Wald is passionate about helping people live in their best body. After getting her BS in Physical Therapy in 1991, Michelle has worked in orthopedics, neurological rehab, and geriatric clinical settings. She has been running her own personal practice since 2001. Michelle’s body work is focused on the whole person, prioritizing functional movement and balance. Pulling from her experience with neurological rehabilitation as well as over a thousand hours of Aston Kinetics training, Michelle practices the advanced and integrated system of Aston assessment, massage, movement coaching, fitness and ergonomics. Michelle has helped hundreds of clients reduce and alleviate pain and increase range of motion. http://www.MichelleWald.com

Thursday, May 7, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 7, 7:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

By donation only


 
Sheng Zhen Gong is the qigong of unconditional love specifically designed to open the Heart. Also known as a form of inner cultivation, this practice involves gentle movement, breath and stillness that nurtures awareness and promotes a happy life. In this introductory class we will discuss the meaning of Sheng Zhen and practice several different forms (such as Awakening the Soul, Sheng Zhen Healing gong I & II, Heaven Nature Gong and other movements depending on the class). No experience is required but it is best when the practitioner is relaxed and comes to class with an open mind!
 
Instructor Bio: Nathan Peterson has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2011 and has been greatly inspired by this beautiful form of qigong. Through the practice he continues to be impressed with the love, connection, openness, awareness and purpose that it provides. He currently serves on the Sheng Zhen Society of Americas board and is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong instructor. As a teacher, it is his hope that he can share his insight and foster inspiration within a fun and relaxing environment.

Sunday, May 10, 5:00pm

Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Various Sheng Zhen Gong teachers lead a free Union of Three Hearts meditation (Zhongtian Yiqi) every Sunday at 5pm in the AOMA dojo. No experience necessary. Union of Three Hearts is a non-moving qigong practice that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind, one is able to return to the Beginning - to connect with Heaven, Earth and all of humanity. Cushions and chairs are provided. This event is sponsored by Sheng Zhen Austin.

Sunday, May 10, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures your awareness and a kind relationship with your body and self. This class will focus on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the body’s natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. Beginners are welcome.

Instructor: Francie Shimaya has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus. In her classes Francie encourages and guides others to develop their daily practice. The Sheng Zhen flavors and philosophy constitute the basis of her teaching. She has been leading the Sheng  Zhen Sunday meditation group at AOMA since 2006 when Master Li is out of town. Also, she serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, May 12, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 14, 9:00am

Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

Info

Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9:00 - 10:00am

Free intro class April 2

$15 drop-in

Have you ever felt that you needed to get back to the basics in your workout? Do you feel awkward in your movement? Want to feel more aligned in your yoga?

This class includes functional and dynamic exercises to enhance strength, flexibility, balance and posture. What makes Aston® Fitness unique is its emphasis on using the underlying principles of physics to make movements dynamic and fun. This will help you feel more youthful and prevent injury as you get back to into your workouts. Grace and power are not just for professional athletes and dancers; anyone can learn these skills to improve their function. Each week we will introduce an Aston-Mechanics® concept and apply it to exercises in a way that will revolutionize how your body moves and transform your thinking about fitness. Students will be able to use this new understanding in their fitness regimen and in their everyday activities.

Instructor Bio:

Michelle Wald is passionate about helping people live in their best body. After getting her BS in Physical Therapy in 1991, Michelle has worked in orthopedics, neurological rehab, and geriatric clinical settings. She has been running her own personal practice since 2001. Michelle’s body work is focused on the whole person, prioritizing functional movement and balance. Pulling from her experience with neurological rehabilitation as well as over a thousand hours of Aston Kinetics training, Michelle practices the advanced and integrated system of Aston assessment, massage, movement coaching, fitness and ergonomics. Michelle has helped hundreds of clients reduce and alleviate pain and increase range of motion. http://www.MichelleWald.com

Thursday, May 14, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 14, 7:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

By donation only


 
Sheng Zhen Gong is the qigong of unconditional love specifically designed to open the Heart. Also known as a form of inner cultivation, this practice involves gentle movement, breath and stillness that nurtures awareness and promotes a happy life. In this introductory class we will discuss the meaning of Sheng Zhen and practice several different forms (such as Awakening the Soul, Sheng Zhen Healing gong I & II, Heaven Nature Gong and other movements depending on the class). No experience is required but it is best when the practitioner is relaxed and comes to class with an open mind!
 
Instructor Bio: Nathan Peterson has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2011 and has been greatly inspired by this beautiful form of qigong. Through the practice he continues to be impressed with the love, connection, openness, awareness and purpose that it provides. He currently serves on the Sheng Zhen Society of Americas board and is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong instructor. As a teacher, it is his hope that he can share his insight and foster inspiration within a fun and relaxing environment.

Friday, May 15, 1:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong at Seton McCarthy

2811 E 2nd St. Austin, TX 78702

Info

As part of its commitment to serving all Austin residents, Seton opened Seton McCarthy Community Health Center in 1989. Seton McCarthy Community Health Center was established to provide accessible, comprehensive health services to medically underserved families in Austin. The Seton Healthcare Family, a not-for-profit organization, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas. Seton’s hospitals, healthcare centers, and clinics provide a full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services.

http://www.seton.net/locations/mccarthy/

Sunday, May 17, 5:00pm

Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Various Sheng Zhen Gong teachers lead a free Union of Three Hearts meditation (Zhongtian Yiqi) every Sunday at 5pm in the AOMA dojo. No experience necessary. Union of Three Hearts is a non-moving qigong practice that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind, one is able to return to the Beginning - to connect with Heaven, Earth and all of humanity. Cushions and chairs are provided. This event is sponsored by Sheng Zhen Austin.

Sunday, May 17, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures your awareness and a kind relationship with your body and self. This class will focus on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the body’s natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. Beginners are welcome.

Instructor: Francie Shimaya has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus. In her classes Francie encourages and guides others to develop their daily practice. The Sheng Zhen flavors and philosophy constitute the basis of her teaching. She has been leading the Sheng  Zhen Sunday meditation group at AOMA since 2006 when Master Li is out of town. Also, she serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, May 19, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 21, 9:00am

Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

Info

Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9:00 - 10:00am

Free intro class April 2

$15 drop-in

Have you ever felt that you needed to get back to the basics in your workout? Do you feel awkward in your movement? Want to feel more aligned in your yoga?

This class includes functional and dynamic exercises to enhance strength, flexibility, balance and posture. What makes Aston® Fitness unique is its emphasis on using the underlying principles of physics to make movements dynamic and fun. This will help you feel more youthful and prevent injury as you get back to into your workouts. Grace and power are not just for professional athletes and dancers; anyone can learn these skills to improve their function. Each week we will introduce an Aston-Mechanics® concept and apply it to exercises in a way that will revolutionize how your body moves and transform your thinking about fitness. Students will be able to use this new understanding in their fitness regimen and in their everyday activities.

Instructor Bio:

Michelle Wald is passionate about helping people live in their best body. After getting her BS in Physical Therapy in 1991, Michelle has worked in orthopedics, neurological rehab, and geriatric clinical settings. She has been running her own personal practice since 2001. Michelle’s body work is focused on the whole person, prioritizing functional movement and balance. Pulling from her experience with neurological rehabilitation as well as over a thousand hours of Aston Kinetics training, Michelle practices the advanced and integrated system of Aston assessment, massage, movement coaching, fitness and ergonomics. Michelle has helped hundreds of clients reduce and alleviate pain and increase range of motion. http://www.MichelleWald.com

Thursday, May 21, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 21, 7:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

By donation only


 
Sheng Zhen Gong is the qigong of unconditional love specifically designed to open the Heart. Also known as a form of inner cultivation, this practice involves gentle movement, breath and stillness that nurtures awareness and promotes a happy life. In this introductory class we will discuss the meaning of Sheng Zhen and practice several different forms (such as Awakening the Soul, Sheng Zhen Healing gong I & II, Heaven Nature Gong and other movements depending on the class). No experience is required but it is best when the practitioner is relaxed and comes to class with an open mind!
 
Instructor Bio: Nathan Peterson has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2011 and has been greatly inspired by this beautiful form of qigong. Through the practice he continues to be impressed with the love, connection, openness, awareness and purpose that it provides. He currently serves on the Sheng Zhen Society of Americas board and is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong instructor. As a teacher, it is his hope that he can share his insight and foster inspiration within a fun and relaxing environment.

Friday, May 22, 1:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong at Seton McCarthy

2811 E 2nd St. Austin, TX 78702

Info

As part of its commitment to serving all Austin residents, Seton opened Seton McCarthy Community Health Center in 1989. Seton McCarthy Community Health Center was established to provide accessible, comprehensive health services to medically underserved families in Austin. The Seton Healthcare Family, a not-for-profit organization, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas. Seton’s hospitals, healthcare centers, and clinics provide a full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services.

http://www.seton.net/locations/mccarthy/

Sunday, May 24, 5:00pm

Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Various Sheng Zhen Gong teachers lead a free Union of Three Hearts meditation (Zhongtian Yiqi) every Sunday at 5pm in the AOMA dojo. No experience necessary. Union of Three Hearts is a non-moving qigong practice that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind, one is able to return to the Beginning - to connect with Heaven, Earth and all of humanity. Cushions and chairs are provided. This event is sponsored by Sheng Zhen Austin.

Sunday, May 24, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures your awareness and a kind relationship with your body and self. This class will focus on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the body’s natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. Beginners are welcome.

Instructor: Francie Shimaya has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus. In her classes Francie encourages and guides others to develop their daily practice. The Sheng Zhen flavors and philosophy constitute the basis of her teaching. She has been leading the Sheng  Zhen Sunday meditation group at AOMA since 2006 when Master Li is out of town. Also, she serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, May 26, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 28, 9:00am

Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745

Info

Thursdays, April 2 - June 4
9:00 - 10:00am

Free intro class April 2

$15 drop-in

Have you ever felt that you needed to get back to the basics in your workout? Do you feel awkward in your movement? Want to feel more aligned in your yoga?

This class includes functional and dynamic exercises to enhance strength, flexibility, balance and posture. What makes Aston® Fitness unique is its emphasis on using the underlying principles of physics to make movements dynamic and fun. This will help you feel more youthful and prevent injury as you get back to into your workouts. Grace and power are not just for professional athletes and dancers; anyone can learn these skills to improve their function. Each week we will introduce an Aston-Mechanics® concept and apply it to exercises in a way that will revolutionize how your body moves and transform your thinking about fitness. Students will be able to use this new understanding in their fitness regimen and in their everyday activities.

Instructor Bio:

Michelle Wald is passionate about helping people live in their best body. After getting her BS in Physical Therapy in 1991, Michelle has worked in orthopedics, neurological rehab, and geriatric clinical settings. She has been running her own personal practice since 2001. Michelle’s body work is focused on the whole person, prioritizing functional movement and balance. Pulling from her experience with neurological rehabilitation as well as over a thousand hours of Aston Kinetics training, Michelle practices the advanced and integrated system of Aston assessment, massage, movement coaching, fitness and ergonomics. Michelle has helped hundreds of clients reduce and alleviate pain and increase range of motion. http://www.MichelleWald.com

Thursday, May 28, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$15.00 drop-in

 

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. 
 

Instructor Bio: Navvaratri has 32 years experience of teaching safe yoga to all ages, levels & needs: kids, teens, adults, seniors, pre/post natal, special needs, therapeutic needs, corporate sector. She holds a Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certification. She also has teaching certification in Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) & R.Y.E. (Research in Yoga Education). All 4 yoga teacher certifications are the most highly regarded in the world; with over 4,500 hours of training. Navvaratri is able to adjust yoga practices for those who have health issues or have limited movement either with modifications or alternative practices or in a chair. She also knows the benefits & cautions of each yoga practice, which helps with the safety & needs of each individual student. 

Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

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By donation only


 
Sheng Zhen Gong is the qigong of unconditional love specifically designed to open the Heart. Also known as a form of inner cultivation, this practice involves gentle movement, breath and stillness that nurtures awareness and promotes a happy life. In this introductory class we will discuss the meaning of Sheng Zhen and practice several different forms (such as Awakening the Soul, Sheng Zhen Healing gong I & II, Heaven Nature Gong and other movements depending on the class). No experience is required but it is best when the practitioner is relaxed and comes to class with an open mind!
 
Instructor Bio: Nathan Peterson has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2011 and has been greatly inspired by this beautiful form of qigong. Through the practice he continues to be impressed with the love, connection, openness, awareness and purpose that it provides. He currently serves on the Sheng Zhen Society of Americas board and is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong instructor. As a teacher, it is his hope that he can share his insight and foster inspiration within a fun and relaxing environment.

Friday, May 29, 1:00pm

Sheng Zhen Gong at Seton McCarthy

2811 E 2nd St. Austin, TX 78702

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As part of its commitment to serving all Austin residents, Seton opened Seton McCarthy Community Health Center in 1989. Seton McCarthy Community Health Center was established to provide accessible, comprehensive health services to medically underserved families in Austin. The Seton Healthcare Family, a not-for-profit organization, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas. Seton’s hospitals, healthcare centers, and clinics provide a full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services.

http://www.seton.net/locations/mccarthy/

Sunday, May 31, 5:00pm

Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

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Various Sheng Zhen Gong teachers lead a free Union of Three Hearts meditation (Zhongtian Yiqi) every Sunday at 5pm in the AOMA dojo. No experience necessary. Union of Three Hearts is a non-moving qigong practice that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind, one is able to return to the Beginning - to connect with Heaven, Earth and all of humanity. Cushions and chairs are provided. This event is sponsored by Sheng Zhen Austin.

Sunday, May 31, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays

AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

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Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness that nurtures your awareness and a kind relationship with your body and self. This class will focus on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact the body’s natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world. Beginners are welcome.

Instructor: Francie Shimaya has been studying Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus. In her classes Francie encourages and guides others to develop their daily practice. The Sheng Zhen flavors and philosophy constitute the basis of her teaching. She has been leading the Sheng  Zhen Sunday meditation group at AOMA since 2006 when Master Li is out of town. Also, she serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.