Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb 2, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Wednesday, Feb 3, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Nature Gong

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

Info

In Heaven Nature Gong the fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi to releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. The practice of Heaven Nature Gong gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart, which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body during the practice, it opens the Heart little by little, releasing blockages and dissolving physical and emotional pain.

We suggest pregnant women practice this form; the movements and contemplations help one to feel a strong sense of connection and Love to help prepare for changes within the family. In truth, each person is like a reborn baby, needing to be connected to the power of Love. As with all standing forms, the movements may be modified for sitting.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied these two forms. $20 per class.

Thursday, Feb 4, 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.

Thursday, Feb 4, 8:00pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Friday, Feb 5, 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, Feb 7, 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, Feb 7, 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.

Monday, Feb 8, 12:30pm

AOMA Chinese New Year Celebration 2016!

AOMA Campus

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Come help us celebrate the year of the monkey with martial arts, food and more! 

Tuesday, Feb 9, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Wednesday, Feb 10, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Nature Gong

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

Info

In Heaven Nature Gong the fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi to releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. The practice of Heaven Nature Gong gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart, which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body during the practice, it opens the Heart little by little, releasing blockages and dissolving physical and emotional pain.

We suggest pregnant women practice this form; the movements and contemplations help one to feel a strong sense of connection and Love to help prepare for changes within the family. In truth, each person is like a reborn baby, needing to be connected to the power of Love. As with all standing forms, the movements may be modified for sitting.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied these two forms. $20 per class.

Thursday, Feb 11, 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.

Thursday, Feb 11, 8:00pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Friday, Feb 12, 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, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 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, Feb 16, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Wednesday, Feb 17, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Nature Gong

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

Info

In Heaven Nature Gong the fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi to releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. The practice of Heaven Nature Gong gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart, which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body during the practice, it opens the Heart little by little, releasing blockages and dissolving physical and emotional pain.

We suggest pregnant women practice this form; the movements and contemplations help one to feel a strong sense of connection and Love to help prepare for changes within the family. In truth, each person is like a reborn baby, needing to be connected to the power of Love. As with all standing forms, the movements may be modified for sitting.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied these two forms. $20 per class.

Thursday, Feb 18, 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.

Thursday, Feb 18, 8:00pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Friday, Feb 19, 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, Feb 21, 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, Feb 21, 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, Feb 23, 12:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Wednesday, Feb 24, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Nature Gong

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

Info

In Heaven Nature Gong the fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi to releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. The practice of Heaven Nature Gong gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart, which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body during the practice, it opens the Heart little by little, releasing blockages and dissolving physical and emotional pain.

We suggest pregnant women practice this form; the movements and contemplations help one to feel a strong sense of connection and Love to help prepare for changes within the family. In truth, each person is like a reborn baby, needing to be connected to the power of Love. As with all standing forms, the movements may be modified for sitting.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied these two forms. $20 per class.

Thursday, Feb 25, 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.

Thursday, Feb 25, 8:00pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

$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. 

Friday, Feb 26, 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, Feb 28, 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, Feb 28, 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.