Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug 2, 11:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: TUESDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM STARTING JULY 19TH!

$15.00 drop-in

Yoga 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, Aug 3, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 with Kay Oliver & Arlen Hodinh

AOMA Campus, Dojo, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the emotional, physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 and 2.

Register online: aoma.edu/edu

Thursday, Aug 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, Aug 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 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, Aug 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.

Sunday, Aug 7, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays - CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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

Info

CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness, nurturing awareness through an attentive relationship with body and self. This class focuses on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that positively impacts the body’s natural healing ability and increases a 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 transitioned her to oversee the group. She also serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, Aug 9, 11:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: TUESDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM STARTING JULY 19TH!

$15.00 drop-in

Yoga 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, Aug 10, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 with Kay Oliver & Arlen Hodinh

AOMA Campus, Dojo, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the emotional, physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 and 2.

Register online: aoma.edu/edu

Thursday, Aug 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, Aug 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 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, Aug 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.

Sunday, Aug 14, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays - CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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

Info

CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness, nurturing awareness through an attentive relationship with body and self. This class focuses on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that positively impacts the body’s natural healing ability and increases a 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 transitioned her to oversee the group. She also serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 11:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: TUESDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM STARTING JULY 19TH!

$15.00 drop-in

Yoga 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, Aug 17, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 with Kay Oliver & Arlen Hodinh

AOMA Campus, Dojo, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the emotional, physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 and 2.

Register online: aoma.edu/edu

Thursday, Aug 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, Aug 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 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, Aug 19, 9:00am

Classical Japanese Hari Style of Acupuncture

AOMA Graduate School Classroom E2, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

New Call-to-action

The practice and art of Hari style acupuncture is based in Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy, which balances an individual's Ki in order to treat the root cause of disease while also treating the symptoms.  Various methods of utilizing Ki, such as pulse diagnosis, non-invasive needle techniques, and Ki diagnosis, are used by the trained practitioner.

Japanese Hari style of Acupuncture is theoretically based on the ancient Chinese Medical Classics, such as the Su Wen, Ling Shu, and Nan Jing, although this course's teacher, Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, has developed his own understanding and methodology over the past 4 decades.  

Students will learn to diagnosis based on Meridian relationships, the five phases, yin and yang theory, the four inspections, and emphasizes that the practitioner develop a keen sense of Ki.  The patient's pulse is taken at the start, during, and after the treatment in order to gain an accurate understanding of how the Ki was shifted.  This helps train the student's perception of pulse and determines the best techniques to use in treating an individual's symptoms.  

The treatment focuses on redirecting the Ki's distribution throughout the meridians in accordance with the primary deficiency pattern.  The practitioner often uses a gentle needle technique, which is usually non-insertive, using fine gold or silver needles.  Students are trained to decipher the location and severity of a disease in order to use the correct technique to disperse the "evil" Ki.  Students will be able to sharpen their Ki perception through practical and didactic learning.  

This intriguing and enlightening four-part seminar begins in May 2016.  Each portion of the seminar is 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in the months of May, June, July and August.  Seminar dates are as follows:

May 19-22
June 17-19
July 22-24
August 19-21

 

About the Instructor

Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc has been practicing Acupuncture for 40 years in Boston and Japan, employing both classical Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese Medical Ki Gong.  After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive five-year apprenticeship with Mr. Fukushima, renowned practitioner and developer of the Toyo Hari.  

Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years, he now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers:  Sensei Shimada (Kototama), Shiomi, Ikeda, Shudo (Meridican therapy), Kudo (bloodletting), Tanioka (pediatrics), and Nakagawa (Shinkiko/Ki Gong).

Since visiting the NESA in 1991, he has taught several advanced JAS courses in many parts of the world.  He has also practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years.  Takayuki currently lives in Watertown, MA where he maintains a private practice.  

Friday, Aug 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.

Saturday, Aug 20, 9:00am

Classical Japanese Hari Style of Acupuncture

AOMA Graduate School Classroom E2, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

New Call-to-action

The practice and art of Hari style acupuncture is based in Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy, which balances an individual's Ki in order to treat the root cause of disease while also treating the symptoms.  Various methods of utilizing Ki, such as pulse diagnosis, non-invasive needle techniques, and Ki diagnosis, are used by the trained practitioner.

Japanese Hari style of Acupuncture is theoretically based on the ancient Chinese Medical Classics, such as the Su Wen, Ling Shu, and Nan Jing, although this course's teacher, Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, has developed his own understanding and methodology over the past 4 decades.  

Students will learn to diagnosis based on Meridian relationships, the five phases, yin and yang theory, the four inspections, and emphasizes that the practitioner develop a keen sense of Ki.  The patient's pulse is taken at the start, during, and after the treatment in order to gain an accurate understanding of how the Ki was shifted.  This helps train the student's perception of pulse and determines the best techniques to use in treating an individual's symptoms.  

The treatment focuses on redirecting the Ki's distribution throughout the meridians in accordance with the primary deficiency pattern.  The practitioner often uses a gentle needle technique, which is usually non-insertive, using fine gold or silver needles.  Students are trained to decipher the location and severity of a disease in order to use the correct technique to disperse the "evil" Ki.  Students will be able to sharpen their Ki perception through practical and didactic learning.  

This intriguing and enlightening four-part seminar begins in May 2016.  Each portion of the seminar is 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in the months of May, June, July and August.  Seminar dates are as follows:

May 19-22
June 17-19
July 22-24
August 19-21

 

About the Instructor

Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc has been practicing Acupuncture for 40 years in Boston and Japan, employing both classical Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese Medical Ki Gong.  After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive five-year apprenticeship with Mr. Fukushima, renowned practitioner and developer of the Toyo Hari.  

Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years, he now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers:  Sensei Shimada (Kototama), Shiomi, Ikeda, Shudo (Meridican therapy), Kudo (bloodletting), Tanioka (pediatrics), and Nakagawa (Shinkiko/Ki Gong).

Since visiting the NESA in 1991, he has taught several advanced JAS courses in many parts of the world.  He has also practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years.  Takayuki currently lives in Watertown, MA where he maintains a private practice.  

Saturday, Aug 20, 1:00pm

5th Chakra Mandala Painting Playshop

Info

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Saturday, August 20th 

The fifth chakra is called “Vishudda”, which means ‘pure’ in Sanskrit. It is also known as the throat chakra because of its location in the area of the throat. The throat chakra relates to the thyroid, throat, trachea, mouth, teeth, gums and ears.

The 5th chakra supports creativity, communication, self-expression, and discernment. The throat chakra encourages the purity of our words and intentions through all forms of communication and creative expression. When this chakra is in balance we have access to authentic, truthful and confident speaking. A balanced 5th chakra supports deep listening, honest speaking, and the capacity to express ourselves without fear of what others think.

We will use the energy of creativity to stimulate and harmonize our 5th chakra through a guided inner journey of intuitive mandala painting, guided meditation practices and aromatherapy. No experience is necessary in painting or in chakra knowledge, and all supplies are provided.

Location: AOMA Classroom E3, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Register Online: aoma.edu/store

Sunday, Aug 21, 9:00am

Classical Japanese Hari Style of Acupuncture

AOMA Graduate School Classroom E2, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

Info

New Call-to-action

The practice and art of Hari style acupuncture is based in Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy, which balances an individual's Ki in order to treat the root cause of disease while also treating the symptoms.  Various methods of utilizing Ki, such as pulse diagnosis, non-invasive needle techniques, and Ki diagnosis, are used by the trained practitioner.

Japanese Hari style of Acupuncture is theoretically based on the ancient Chinese Medical Classics, such as the Su Wen, Ling Shu, and Nan Jing, although this course's teacher, Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, has developed his own understanding and methodology over the past 4 decades.  

Students will learn to diagnosis based on Meridian relationships, the five phases, yin and yang theory, the four inspections, and emphasizes that the practitioner develop a keen sense of Ki.  The patient's pulse is taken at the start, during, and after the treatment in order to gain an accurate understanding of how the Ki was shifted.  This helps train the student's perception of pulse and determines the best techniques to use in treating an individual's symptoms.  

The treatment focuses on redirecting the Ki's distribution throughout the meridians in accordance with the primary deficiency pattern.  The practitioner often uses a gentle needle technique, which is usually non-insertive, using fine gold or silver needles.  Students are trained to decipher the location and severity of a disease in order to use the correct technique to disperse the "evil" Ki.  Students will be able to sharpen their Ki perception through practical and didactic learning.  

This intriguing and enlightening four-part seminar begins in May 2016.  Each portion of the seminar is 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in the months of May, June, July and August.  Seminar dates are as follows:

May 19-22
June 17-19
July 22-24
August 19-21

 

About the Instructor

Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc has been practicing Acupuncture for 40 years in Boston and Japan, employing both classical Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese Medical Ki Gong.  After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive five-year apprenticeship with Mr. Fukushima, renowned practitioner and developer of the Toyo Hari.  

Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years, he now teaches his unique (Hari) style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers:  Sensei Shimada (Kototama), Shiomi, Ikeda, Shudo (Meridican therapy), Kudo (bloodletting), Tanioka (pediatrics), and Nakagawa (Shinkiko/Ki Gong).

Since visiting the NESA in 1991, he has taught several advanced JAS courses in many parts of the world.  He has also practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years.  Takayuki currently lives in Watertown, MA where he maintains a private practice.  

Sunday, Aug 21, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays - CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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

Info

CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness, nurturing awareness through an attentive relationship with body and self. This class focuses on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that positively impacts the body’s natural healing ability and increases a 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 transitioned her to oversee the group. She also serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 11:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: TUESDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM STARTING JULY 19TH!

$15.00 drop-in

Yoga 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, Aug 24, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 with Kay Oliver & Arlen Hodinh

AOMA Campus, Dojo, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the emotional, physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 and 2.

Register online: aoma.edu/edu

Thursday, Aug 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, Aug 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 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, Aug 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.

Sunday, Aug 28, 6:15pm

Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays - CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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

Info

CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

Sheng Zhen Gong (qigong) involves gentle movement, breath, and stillness, nurturing awareness through an attentive relationship with body and self. This class focuses on quieting your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your heart. This practice helps induce a relaxation response that positively impacts the body’s natural healing ability and increases a 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 transitioned her to oversee the group. She also serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 11:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

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

Info

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm & Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: TUESDAYS 11:30AM - 12:30PM STARTING JULY 19TH!

$15.00 drop-in

Yoga 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, Aug 31, 7:15pm

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 with Kay Oliver & Arlen Hodinh

AOMA Campus, Dojo, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

Info

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the emotional, physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.

There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body.

Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 and 2.

Register online: aoma.edu/edu