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1st Chakra Mandala Painting Playshop

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745 - Classroom E1

From: January 7, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Details:

Eight consecutive Saturdays dedicated to bringing the light of creativity
to stimulate and harmonize the chakra system. We will paint chakra
mandalas for each of the seven main chakras of the body, and have an
integrative summary practice on the last Saturday. Chakra mandala
painting will be approached as a meditative practice using conscious
intuitive process painting. We will integrate guided meditation,
visualization and aromatherapy to support painting sessions toward
depth and awareness. No experience is necessary in painting or in
chakra knowledge, and all supplies are provided.
This painting playshop is for adults, and is held in an atmosphere of
respect for individual expression and process. We ask that there be no
critiques, comments or criticism about the artwork created during the
playshop. Art Playshops provide a safe space for exploring creativity to
support wellness.

Terri McGee is a creativity facilitator at Austin Art For Wellness. She
creates and facilitates art playshops that offer adults a process oriented
approach to painting. Similar to meditation, process painting provides
the opportunity to discover depths of Being beyond behavior patterns of
the mind, restoring holistic connectivity and harmony from within. Terri
has explored the painting process as a way of cultivating intuition,
conscious awareness and inner development since 2003. In 2012 she
began designing integrative painting playshops to help others access
the nurturing benefits of creativity. She studied inner development
“evolutionaries" like Jean Houston, Craig Hamilton, Claire Zammit, and
Katherine Woodward Thomas, as well as many others. She also
trained in intuitive painting with Michelle Cassou, the author of “Life,
Paint and Passion” and “Point Zero, Creativity Without Limits”.


20th Anniversary Celebration

Location: AOMA campus, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: January 31, 2014 at 5:00pm to: 7:00pm

Details:

Join us in celebrating 20 years! This is also the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

Friday January 31

Cocktail hour, 5pm

 

Music, Mingling & Memories!

 

RSVP to community@aoma.edu

 

 

 


2nd Chakra Mandala Painting Playshop

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745 - Classroom E1

From: January 14, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Details:

Eight consecutive Saturdays dedicated to bringing the light of creativity
to stimulate and harmonize the chakra system. We will paint chakra
mandalas for each of the seven main chakras of the body, and have an
integrative summary practice on the last Saturday. Chakra mandala
painting will be approached as a meditative practice using conscious
intuitive process painting. We will integrate guided meditation,
visualization and aromatherapy to support painting sessions toward
depth and awareness. No experience is necessary in painting or in
chakra knowledge, and all supplies are provided.
This painting playshop is for adults, and is held in an atmosphere of
respect for individual expression and process. We ask that there be no
critiques, comments or criticism about the artwork created during the
playshop. Art Playshops provide a safe space for exploring creativity to
support wellness.

Terri McGee is a creativity facilitator at Austin Art For Wellness. She
creates and facilitates art playshops that offer adults a process oriented
approach to painting. Similar to meditation, process painting provides
the opportunity to discover depths of Being beyond behavior patterns of
the mind, restoring holistic connectivity and harmony from within. Terri
has explored the painting process as a way of cultivating intuition,
conscious awareness and inner development since 2003. In 2012 she
began designing integrative painting playshops to help others access
the nurturing benefits of creativity. She studied inner development
“evolutionaries" like Jean Houston, Craig Hamilton, Claire Zammit, and
Katherine Woodward Thomas, as well as many others. She also
trained in intuitive painting with Michelle Cassou, the author of “Life,
Paint and Passion” and “Point Zero, Creativity Without Limits”.


3 Vessels & Tai Chi

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

From: September 1, 2015 at 5:00pm to: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

Register here: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-3vesselstaichi-15.html

In this series, 3 Vessels explores modern applications to the ancient techniques of tai chi and qi gong. These ancient practices of qi gong and tai chi unify the body, mind, and spirit through breath, movement, and intention. Learn the 24 movements of the Yang style short form as well as basic qi gong postures and meditations. Using Oriental Medicine concepts the student will guide energy through the body with vivid imagery, clearing the mind, calming the body and connecting with the spirit. This class is open to all levels.


3rd Chakra Mandala Painting Playshop

Location: Dojo

From: April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm to: 3:30pm

Details:

There are seven principal chakras in the body. Chakras are vortex points in our energetic body where energy is distributed to the body and from which it disperses back to the open energy field.

The third chakra is It is called “Manipura”, which means ‘city of jewels’ or ‘lustrous gem’ in Sanskrit.  It is also known as the solar plexus chakra, and is located at the base of the sternum.  The solar plexus chakra relates to the digestive system, solar plexus, liver, pancreas, adrenals and the mid thoracic spine. 

The third chakra is referred to as the power center of our body.  It activates self confidence, courage, integrity and fortitude.  The 3rd chakra center supports the development of personal power, will, and governs personality and ego identity.  A balanced third chakra promotes action and assertion.  It encourages you to be energetic, dynamic and to thrive under pressure.  When it is aligned it supports a well balanced relationship between work and rest, while encouraging perseverance and dedication to overcoming obstacles in order to move towards one’s goals.

We will use the energy of creativity to stimulate and harmonize our solar plexus 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.


5th Chakra Mandala Painting Playshop

Location:

From: August 20, 2016 at 1:00pm to: 3:30pm

Details:

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


6th Chakra Painting Playshop with Terri McGee

Location: AOMA Classroom E2, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745

From: September 17, 2016 at 1:00pm to: 3:30pm

Details:

Saturday, September 17th
1:00 - 3:30 PM
$45 per student. Drop-ins welcome.

The sixth chakra is called “Ajna”, which means ‘command’ or ‘management’ in Sanskrit. It is also known as the brow chakra because of its location in the brain, behind the eyebrows. The brow chakra relates to the pituitary gland, pineal gland, central nervous system and all of the senses. The 6th chakra is often referred to as the “mind’s eye”, and is the center of intuition and wisdom in support of the fulfillment of our life purpose. The brow chakra governs imagination, intuition, insight and perception. This energy center supports our learning from our experiences through coordinating analytical, emotional and subconscious faculties. When this chakra is in balance we can have access to heightened intuition, psychic senses, clear perception and focus. We will use the energy of creativity to stimulate and harmonize our 6th 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.


A Creative Approach to Palliative Care

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E1 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: April 18, 2015 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Details:

Pam has innovated new ways of working with clients in palliative care. She has discovered that a compassionate combination of discussion,  Qi exercises, and acupressure help  ease both physical and emotional pain.  Pam will also show effective techniques for a client's feet and hands, and similar techniques that can be shared usefully with families, for hospital, home, and hospice care. This practical workshop will be helpful for Acupuncturists, Asian Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, RNs, and MDs. Though the workshop is aimed at health professionals, we also welcome anyone involved in long term care of family members.

Hands-On work will be done on tables and in chairs, so participants are encouraged to wear loose comfy clothing, and to bring their own sheets and pillows.

Pam's ABT column on palliative care can be found at http://www.Acupuncturetoday.com

PDA points will be offered to anyone renewing NCCAOM Dipl. Status, and anyone requiring CEUs for Texas LMT renewals.


A Sheng Zhen Christmas Gathering

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

From: December 23, 2015 at 7:00pm to: 9:00pm

Details:

Come celebrate Christmas from the Heart! Before you spend time with your families on December 25th we would love for you to join us in a special "Christmas-edition" Sheng Zhen class! For this session we will be doing Heart Mind as One, Heart Spirit as One, some meditation and finally I will be reading a Christmas message from the Voice of Sheng Zhen. All class donations will go to the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, which has been extremely supportive to Master Li and the entire Sheng Zhen community over the years (Thank you AOMA)! Everybody is welcome!

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.


A Yoga Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

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

From: September 12, 2015 at 9:00am to: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Details:

Our Yoga Therapy Series is designed to empower individuals to take charge of their self-healing process. With information and guidance, we help chronic back pain sufferers develop a customized home Yoga practice that is right for their body. We are all so beautifully different, therefore each person requires a unique program to suit their individual requirements.

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-YogaTherapyChronicBackPain-15.html


Acupuncture for Soft Tissue Injury: TCM and Sports Therapy

Location:

From: October 15, 2016 at 9:30am to: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:30pm

Details:

Course Description

Dr. Fan’s course is a 2-day hands-on workshop. During this workshop students will work with one another, in guided hands on practice, to develop the palpation and needling skills needed to treat common sports injuries. Students will also learn how to develop topical internal formulas that treat brusing so common in soft tissue injuries. Finally, Dr. Fan will teach students to create herbal formulas to be taken orally and aid in the healing process.

For a practitioner who treats in Austin, this is a must-do course that you’ll enjoy!

Objectives:

1. Students will be able to identify the clinical and empirical research regarding how acupuncture facilitates the healing of soft tissue injuries

2. Students will become familiar with the traditional classic acupuncture techniques to treat general soft tissue injury

3. Students will be able to construct an acupuncture strategy for common sports injuries  

4. Students will use palpation and needling techniques for common sports injuries

5. Students will recognize the most common internal and external herbal formulas and patterns for soft tissue injury

About the Instructor:

Yongxin Fan is an accomplished instructor of traditional Chinese tuina. He practiced and taught as an attending medical doctor and instructor at the Acupuncture Institute at the Chinese National Academy of TCM and at the Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center. A member of AOBTA, Yongxin Fan has lectured and worked as a visiting professor in Holland, Germany, and Japan. He has more than 16 years of clinical experience and his research has been published in the National Journal of TCM. He specializes in applying an integrated therapy consisting of acupuncture, herbs, and tuina to treat various pain syndromes, including acute and chronic articulation and muscle injury lumbago, recovery from fractures, and headaches.  Such integrative treatment is a hallmark of his approach to common ailments such as stress, allergies, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disorders. Fan has been on the faculty at AOMA since 2002.


AOM Week

Location: 4701 West Gate Blvd. Austin, TX 78745; 2700 W. Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78757

From: October 20, 2014 at 12:00am to: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:00pm

Details:

Acupuncture &

Oriental Medicine 

Week: October 20-25

 

Student Clinic Specials

All week new patients receive FREE 

acupuncture treatments. Current patients 

receive HALF OFF $(15). 

 

Professional Clinic Specials

On Thursday October 23 and 

Friday October 24 new patients 

receive HALF-OFF regular price. 

Current patients receive $20 off. 

Practitioner availability varies.

 

Appointment required. Call today or request an appointment 

 


AOMA Chinese New Year Celebration 2016!

Location: AOMA Campus

From: February 8, 2016 at 12:30pm to: 1:45pm

Details:

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


AOMA Student Association Meeting

Location: Classroom B1

From: February 25, 2014 at 12:30pm to: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

The AOMA Student Association (ASA) is made up of both full-time and part-time current students. Representatives are elected by academic class year. Each class elects its representatives according to the bylaws. The group is self managed, directed, and governed according to the ASA constitution. Student representatives lead the student body in a number of ways. They provide direction and guidance for less-experienced students and act as liaisons between administration and the student body.

The elected ASA leaders participate in the biennial governing board retreat, serve on student appeals committees and on select academic and curriculum review committees. ASA representatives meet at least three times per term. Their primary focus is to address current students’ concerns and bring attention and solutions to circumstances, which affect students in their various activities.

These meetings are open to any student. If you’re interested in being involved in any of the following, or just want to hear what’s going on, please come!

 


Aston® Kinetics Sampler: 5 ways to Move your Fascia with Michelle Wald

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: January 18, 2014 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Details:

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-Find your neutral using Aston® Kinetics

-Tone your core

-Retrain your pelvic floor dynamically

-Loosen the tension

-Aston® Structural Massage Demo

-Learn the scope of the Aston® Kinetics System

·  Keep your movement and body on the cutting edge.

·  Learn Aston Fitness to take your workout a step farther.

·  Explore how your body usage will determine your aging and fitness results.

·  Learn the significance of interaction with the physical forces of the planet.

·  Increase your strength and stamina without strain.

·  Learn how to effort and relax and know the difference.

Michelle Wald is passionate about helping people live in their best body using advanced Aston assessment techniques, Massage, toning and stretching. Michelle worked as a PT at the St. David’s Medical Center in Outpatient Orthopedics. It was there that she was introduced to Aston-Patterning, now know as Aston Kinetics®. This level of in-depth bodywork was to be her life path and specialty. She graduated as an Aston practitioner in 2001 from Aston Kinetics Inc. in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. She has taken more than 3000 hours of training – encompassing both the basic certification and advanced levels of Arthrokentics. She also has a LMT from New Creation Massage School in Austin, TX.

 


Breath Empowerment with Rebecca Gould

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745

From: May 18, 2014 at 2:00pm to: 3:30pm

Details:

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Breath Empowerment is a combination of Pranayama and Qigong breathing that leaves your body humming with the vibration of healing energy while creating a deep sense of meditation and connectedness. This sacred practice from India routinely produces profound experiences in people. This is one of the most intense and powerful breathing practices you will ever experience. One of the few physical exercises you can do which increases your body’s alkalinity, this practice is extremely healing and your body will feels the vibration for much longer as you achieve levels of relaxation and overall body wellness. Experience the Breath Empowerment, a combination of Pranayama and Qigong breathing that leaves your body humming with the vibration of healing energy while creating a deep sense of meditation and connectedness. This sacred practice from India routinely produces profound experiences in people.

This is one of the most intense and powerful breathing practices you will ever experience.

Breath Empowerment for beginners is a 35-minute practice in which you’re lying on a mat or pad on the floor and being guided along by a certified instructor. There will be detailed explanation and instruction regarding Qigong Breathing and the Warrior’s Breath techniques before the practice begins; for more details visit Rebecca’s website for further preliminary explanation. After it ends, we typically share our experiences and/or practice some Supreme Science Qigong movements to get grounded.

Note: although this is a safe, healing practice, the breathing style is quite intense and not recommended for anyone with seizure disorders, asthma, heart disease, or who is pregnant.

Rebecca Gould is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher and Supreme Science Qigong Instructor, as well as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.  She committed to practicing and studying Qigong in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. In 2012 Rebecca moved from Seattle to Austin to study Sheng Zhen on a weekly basis with Master Li and use her writing and copy editing skills to assist the International Sheng Zhen Society. Rebecca’s students appreciate her calm demeanor and clear, detailed instruction. Breath Empowerment is one of her favorite and most popular class offerings.

 


Brown Bag: Bioavailable Nutrients

Location: Classroom E1

From: March 12, 2014 at 12:45pm to: 1:45pm

Details:

Tammy Garcia will host a brown bag on bioavailable nutrients with nutraMetrix Advanced Nutraceuticals. All brown bags are free and open to the public.

 

For more information on brown bags, visit our website here.

 


CANCELED: Sheng Zhen Gong - Taiji Shen Gong with Francie Shimaya

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

From: September 7, 2016 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:45pm

Details:

Taiji Shen Gong is a very rich and expansive form. It is an original form of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). Taiji Shen Gong is a system of qigong composed of three sections - Heaven, Earth, and Humanity. This arrangement demonstrates the history of the universe. One aspect has a very clear purpose: to elevate your Shen – your spirit. No prior experience of qigong is necessary to learn this form. The classes will end with a Union of Three Hearts meditation. 

Francie Shimaya began practicing qigong in 1990 and has studied Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. She began teaching Sheng Zhen Gong in 2004 and was certified in 2007. Since the practice is truly the key to opening the heart, 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 led the Union of Three Hearts meditation group at AOMA from 2006-2012 and now leads on the fourth Sunday of every month. She serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products. Find out more about Francie at http://www.shengzhenpractice.com.  


CHAKRA PAINTING: 2ND CHAKRA ART PLAYSHOP

Location: AOMA GRADUATE SCHOOL, CLASSROOM E1, 4701 WEST GATE BLVD AUSTIN, TX 78745

From: March 5, 2016 at 1:00pm to: 3:30pm

Details:

Chakra Painting: 2nd Chakra Art Playshop

There are seven principal chakras in the body. Chakras are vortex points in our energetic body where energy is distributed to the body and from which it disperses back to the open energy field.

The second chakra is called “Svadisthana”, which means ‘sweetness’ or ‘pleasure’ in Sanskrit. This chakra center is commonly known as the “Sacral” chakra and is located at the lower abdomen/lower back, about three inches below the navel at the sacrum.

The Sacral chakra relates to the genitals, abdomen, adrenals, lower back, and hips. This particular chakra activates creative expression, sensuality, intimacy, and connection. It is often referred to as the sexual energy center. In the highest sense, however, the Sacral chakra governs creativity, enthusiasm, relationships, and emotions. It supports a healthy, accepting relationship with our emotions and the capacity to learn from both positive and negative experiences. The second chakra can ignite creative passion and connect us to the innocence of playfulness and delight.

We will bring the light of creativity to stimulate and harmonize our Sacral 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.


Chen Tai Chi

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

From: September 26, 2015 at 10:30am to: Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:15am

Details:

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-ChenTaiChi-15.html

September 28th - October 26th, Mondays 10:30-11:15am

$60 Series

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745.Map and Directions

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art that can yield amazing health benefits. Tai Chi centers on training with slow, graceful, and circular movements that utilize strength in the core to build balance and inner strength. There are 5 styles of Tai Chi, the oldest being Chen Tai Chi. There are 74 forms, or a sequence of standard movements, of Chen Tai Chi. There are 74 forms, or a sequence of standard movements, of Chen Tai Chi. Most people practice Tai Chi for its meditative and internal aspect with the goal of maintaining a good flow of a person’s Chi, or one’s Life Flow, which is believed in Chinese Medicine to greatly influence one’s health.

This is a 45 minute course where students will start with a 20 minute warmup followed by an introduction to Tai Chi form 8. Form 8 is always the precursor to every other form. The class will then continuing into form 21, and will end with a demonstration of several Tai Chi self-defense techniques.


Chen Tai Chi with Annick Vidal

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

From: November 2, 2015 at 5:00pm to: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 5:45pm

Details:

*CANCELLED*

November 2nd - 30th, Mondays 5:00 - 5:45pm

$60 Series

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745.Map and Directions

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art that can yield amazing health benefits. Tai Chi centers on training with slow, graceful, and circular movements that utilize strength in the core to build balance and inner strength. There are 5 styles of Tai Chi, the oldest being Chen Tai Chi. There are 74 forms, or a sequence of standard movements, of Chen Tai Chi. Most people practice Tai Chi for its meditative and internal aspect with the goal of maintaining a good flow of a person’s Chi, or one’s Life Flow, which is believed in Chinese Medicine to greatly influence one’s health.

This is a 45 minute course where students will start with a 20 minute warmup followed by an introduction to Tai Chi form 8. Form 8 is always the precursor to every other form. The class will then continuing into form 21, and will end with a demonstration of several Tai Chi self-defense techniques.

Instructor Bio: Annick has traveled to Yangshuo, in the Guangxi region in China, to train with Master Huang Hua, a 12th Generation Authentic Chen Tai Chi Master. Annick is certified to teach Tai Chi Forms 8 and 21


Chinese New Year Celebration 2015

Location: AOMA Campus Courtyard

From: February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm to: 2:00pm

Details:

We'll gather as a community to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Snacks and refreshments provided.


Classical Japanese Hari Style of Acupuncture

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

From: May 20, 2016 at 9:00am to: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

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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.  


Commencement 2014

Location: Omni Southpark 4140 Governors Row Austin, Texas 78744

From: September 14, 2014 at 1:30pm

Details:

Commencement 2014

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:30pm
 

Each year, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine celebrates the graduation of 30 - 45 students with commencement exercises held in Austin, TX. Students are welcomed into their profession by a prominent member of the acupuncture or Austin communities. The ceremony is open to family and friends. Graduates recognize the contributions of their faculty members and present the Michael Garcia Prendes Award for Herbal Excellence to a member of the AOMA student body. To complete the ceremony, students repeat the Healer’s Oath (below) to signify their initiation as practitioners of Chinese medicine.

 


Common Sense Nutrition: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, and What to do About It

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745

From: May 3, 2014 at 9:00am to: 2:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

Nutrition advice is so confusing — should we go vegan? Paleo? Atkins? The Zone? Why do research studies contradict each other? Americans die younger and have more health problems than any other rich nation, despite spending twice as much on health care. What’s changed that’s caused American health to go into such a decline? Learn what you can do to undo the damage and how to regain your health to avoid the degenerative diseases that plague so many people. 

About the Instructor:

Marlene Merritt received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed both by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. She is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, with a separate certification in Bariatric Science and Counseling, and is currently studying for her Masters degree in Human Nutrition, graduating in 2014. She has a regular column in Acupuncture Today and other publications about nutrition. In addition to a full-time clinical practice, she lectures nationally to healthcare practitioners all over the U.S. and Canada on issues ranging from diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, cardiovascular issues, blood chemistry, nutrition, and nutrition research.

 


EFT 101 & 2.0

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

From: June 6, 2015 at 2:00pm to: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

June 6th & 13th, 2:00-5:00pm in Classroom E2

$60 single class, $100 for both, $10 discount for AOMA students & faculty

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is also known as “Tapping”. It is a meridian-based, self-healing modality that combines elements of Chinese medicine, psychology, and loving empathy. EFT helps you clear past experiences and heal cultural conditioning.

 

EFT 101 (June 6th) - Learn how to use Tapping / EFT to transform old emotional issues held in the physical body quickly and naturally. This potent, 3-hour workshop will give you the history and the basics of how to use this revolutionary energy medicine to deliver exceptional healing results. Come, explore what you can do with this life enhancing and life-saving tool!

 

EFT 2.0 (June 13th) - This 3-hour workshop will help you practice using Tapping / EFT on yourself and the core memories or beliefs underlying physical or emotional issues.

You will Learn To:

Use the “Core Causes Questions” to identify root issues;

Dissolve troubling memories and formative past events;

Clear physical symptoms or emotional distress with ease.

You will leave empowered with a super set of tools you can use on everything!

 

These are two classes of connected yet separate topics. Each class can be attended as a stand-alone. Doors open at 1:45. Bring a notebook and a water bottle.

 

Instructor Bio:

Sonya Sophia is the founder of The Sophia School of Living Arts and hosts The World Tapping Circle, an ongoing, global healing broadcast which provides deep Healing for Humanity. Her mission is to facilitate the flow of Love and to help us create a happier, healthier world. It’s her dream to live in a loving, peaceful world where emotionally healthy people radiate physical and spiritual vitality.


Embody Love Movement & Yoga: The Inner Beauty Shop

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

From: November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Details:

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-InnerBeautyShop-15.html

$50 class, $10 discount to AOMA students

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

The Inner Beauty Shop™ is an interactive workshop for women, that allows participants an opportunity to find the beauty within themselves and those around them. Each beauty shop is a transformative experience that includes several interactive and embodied activities, including optional yoga. Participants will leave knowing that who they are is what matters and that their external appearance is not what makes them worthy of love.

Instuctor Bio: Anna is a yoga teacher specializing in therapeutic yoga for people who are struggling with positive self-image and worthiness in today’s culture. Her life is dedicated to authentic, positive transformation and believes that our own personal and spiritual growth is the key to changing our world for the better. Anna has practiced yoga for 19 years, holds a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certificate and is currently pursuing the 500-hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga.


Embody Love Movement: The Inner Beauty Shop

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

From: April 18, 2015 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Details:

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-EmbodyLoveMovement-15.html

April 18th, 1-4pm

 

The Inner Beauty ShopTM is an interactive workshop for girls or women, ages 12 – 100, that allows participants an opportunity to find the beauty within themselves and those around them. Each beauty shop is a transformative experience that includes several interactive and embodied activities, including yoga. For more information on the curriculum, please visit: http://embodylovemovement.org/programs/beauty-shops/

 

The best description of the class is summarized in this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qCuLhMqlzQ


Essential Oils for Pain Management with Rita Tyrrell

Location: 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745, AOMA Classroom B1

From: February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm to: 7:30pm

Details:

Click Here to Register

Chronic pain can be more than just headaches for some people and to ease that suffering important to the quality of life for you and your loved ones. With doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG ®) essential oils, you can improve or resolve issues related to pain without the side effects common to prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Please join me to learn about 8 key oils and their properties. These oils can be taken orally, applied topically or diffused into a room for pain support. Samples of several oils will be available to take home and use. Come personally experience these oils and the difference they can make in your well-being.

Instructor Bio:
Rita is a current student intern at AOMA and became aware of the healing potential of plant-based medicine through her herbal studies. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from University of North Texas and is certified as a Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She writes about Essential Oils and other interests at her new blog, GreenDesignedLife.com.

 


Essential Oils for Skin and Body Care

Location: AOMA Graduate School 4701 West Gate Blvd Classroom B1

From: April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm to: 7:30pm

Details:

TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS, CLICK HERE: /product/essential-oils-for-skin-and-bodycare

More sponge than barrier, the skin is our largest organ. Most skin and body care products on the market contain ingredients that pollute our bodies and the environment. Essential oils offer low cost, healthy benefits for soothing, healing and pampering the skin. Please join me to discover how you can use doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG ®) essential oils as safe and natural options to help yourself and those you love. You will learn hands-on how to create three natural alternatives using essential oils and be given more recipes to try out at home. Come personally experience these oils and the difference they can make in your well-being.

Instructor Bio:
Rita is a current student intern at AOMA and became aware of the healing potential of plant-based medicine through her herbal studies. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from University of North Texas and is certified as a Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She writes about Essential Oils and other interests at her new blog, GreenDesignedLife.com.

 


Everything you wanted to know about Chinese Herbs but did not know who to ask with John Scott

Location: AOMA Campus, E-1

From: April 8, 2016 at 5:30pm to: 7:30pm

Details:

About this Event: 
*2 hours of NCCAOM approved CU credit

An exploration of issues related to the cultivation, trade, preparation regulation of Chinese herbs

There are a great many steps taken to transforming the plants and substances used into the herbal products that we use and prescribe to our patients and our families. This is an exploration of these processes, institutions and organizations. We will also explore the meaning and principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) and undesirable impurities.

*Suggested contribution of $25, with proceeds going to our Herbal Outreach program 

Questions?
John Scott, DOM
President
Golden Flower Chinese Herbs
2724 Vassar Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-837-2040
Fax:505-837-2052


Explore AOMA Weekend 2015

Location: 4701 West Gate Blvd.

From: March 28, 2015 at 10:00am to: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00pm

Details:

Explore AOMA Weekend 
March 28 & 29, 2015

Discover what makes AOMA unique

Designed for individuals considering AOMA's academic programs, Explore AOMA Weekend is a great way to learn the graduate or doctoral degree programs while meeting AOMA's community of faculty and staff first-hand. 

Guests can choose from the following sessions: 

March 28, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:30pm:
Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program & Non-Degree Seeking Options
 
March 29, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm: 
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program

RSVP to attend: http://info.aoma.edu/rsvp-for-explore-aoma-weekend-2015 


Facial Acupuncture with Dr. Jamie Wu

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E1, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: November 14, 2015 at 9:30am to: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

This informative and fun weekend course in facial rejuvenation acupuncture will help students learn techniques to help their patients’ skin look younger and refreshed.  Learning facial acupuncture for anti-aging is a wonderful and lucrative addition to anyone’s practice.  Students will learn special diagnostic methods for the face and the five sense organs as well as the best methods of treatment for different types of skin.  Both oral and topical herbal formulations will also be taught in order to bring your patients the best results.  This course offers both lecture and practice portions, so bring your needles and be ready to learn! This course is fully accredited through NCCAOM for 12 CEU credit hours.  Professional and student pricing options available.  

 

Register Now!


Free Intro to Sheng Zhen Gong with Sharabella Fini

Location: Sol Studio at 3400 Kerbey Lane, 78703

From: March 5, 2014 at 5:30pm to: 6:30pm

Details:

Free Intro to Sheng Zhen Gong Wednesday March 5, 5:30pm. No RSVP necessary.

Location: Sol Studio at 3400 Kerbey Lane, 78703

This six week series will teach the qigong form Heaven Nature Gong. This qigong form is guided by a sense of the sacredness of your body, and how this awareness can open your heart.  The fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi in releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. Experts in the field of mind body medicine call this induced state the relaxation response, which increases your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world and may positively impact the immune system. This class is open to students of all levels. Drop-ins pay with cash or check at the door: $15 or $12 for Sol Community Clinic clients.

About the instructor: Sharabella Fini is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher who has studied Qigong and Medical Qigong with Master Li Junfeng. She has experienced tremendous benefits from this practice and her desire and passion is to spread and share the knowledge, and the belief in the power that this practice can have on someone’s heart, mind, spirit and overall life. Sharabella is a dedicated and strives to bring balance in her classes through peacefulness and engagement. She is an energy Healer, Reiki Master and practices Holistic Healing and medical Qigong. An artist, her paintings and photography reflects her passion for her energy work.

 


Free Union of Three Hearts Meditation

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

From: February 8, 2015 at 5:00pm to: 6:00pm

Details:

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.


Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

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

From: October 17, 2014 at 9:00am to: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00am

Details:

Click Here to Register

 

Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

with Michelle Wald
Fridays, October 17 - November 21
9:00 - 10:00am

 

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 fun, so you feel more youthful and prevent injury. 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. www.MichelleWald.com

 


Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

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

From: January 15, 2015 at 9:00am to: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

January 15 - February 12

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00am

$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.


Get your Fascia Fit! Aston Fitness & Optimal Movement Series

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

From: April 2, 2015 at 9:00am to: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

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


Great American Smokeout

Location: 4701 West Gate Blvd Classroom E3 Austin, TX 78745 512-693-4373

From: November 20, 2014 at 9:00am to: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Details:

Want to Quit Smoking?

Acupuncture Can Help you Quit!

 

In honor of The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will be offering FREE acupuncture for nicotine cessation.

 

NOVEMBER 20-21, 9AM - 5PM

No appointment necessary! 

 


Healing with the Mind

Location: Classroom E1, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: January 18, 2014 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Details:

To Register Click Here

For centuries, people have used the mind together with the body’s energy centers to maintain or rebuild health. Many cultures recognize that the feminine divine aspects of the mind—the intuition and creative imagination—can be used to build a strong connection between the body, mind and spirit. But more than words are needed to sustain the relationship. Nor are mere images enough. There is more to it. We must expand our awareness and incorporate into our perceptual ‘tool chest’ a number of strategies to insure we bring forward the deepest levels of health and balance.

In this course students first receive an overview of basic psychic activities that can be easily used in daily life. Then together the group performs the tasks introduced at the beginning. Whether hoping to maintain their own health or looking to enhance the well-being of others, students in this class find new ways to respond to life circumstances that prove spiritually enhancing and emotionally liberating. Please join us as we explore how to use the imagination in simple ways, guiding the mind towards fresh avenues of vitality, even under the most stressful conditions.

Eileen “Ike” West, MA, is an international lecturer and spiritualist featured in Susan Smit’s Wise Woman, (NL 2003) with such notables as Isabel Allende, Jane Goodall, Queen Noir, and Isabella Rossellini. A writer herself, West is published in the USA and throughout Europe, penning novels and numerous magazine articles on human consciousness raising and feminine divinity. West is also an inspirational speaker who offers insights into the most up-to-date dimensions of spirituality. She has presented more than 1,000 adult education programs over the past 40 years at major US universities, including the University of Texas, Austin, and various institutions worldwide. Her recent online offerings include participation in a Kepler College symposium panel highlighting the development of intuitive faculties. No matter what the class, West ensures that paradigm shifts are not only discussed but also experienced by participants.

 


Heaven Earth Gong – Sheng Zhen Gong with Francie Shimaya

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

From: September 17, 2014 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:45pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

$130 series,  $15 drop-in

 

This practice is for self-cultivation and Heart nourishment, to help one obtain long-lasting happiness. This form has a nourishing quality and creates a blissful state. Each movement has a corresponding meaning. It is important to grasp the meaning of the previous movement to understand the significance of the next. This form is practiced while sitting cross-legged on the floor or seated in a chair. Heaven Earth Gong elevates one’s consciousness to a transcendent realm. This qigong creates a heavenly environment. The class will end with a short meditation.

 

Instructor Bio:

Francie Shimaya began practicing qigong in 1990 and has studied Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. She began teaching Sheng Zhen Gong in 2004 becoming certified in 2007. The cultivation of a personal daily practice has been her main focus since the practice is truly the key to opening the heart. 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 led the Union of Three Hearts meditation at AOMA from 2006-2012 and now leads on the second Sunday of every month. She serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products and is a board member of Sheng Zhen Austin.

 


Heaven Nature Gong & Heaven Earth Gong

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

From: September 7, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:30pm

Details:

REGISTER HERE

Through this practice, as the “Qi” (Energy) flows through the body, it gradually works at opening the heart and in so doing, it releases compassion and grace that is our true nature, working at restoring peace and balance. One will experience the sacredness of body; one is physically strengthened and more flexible. This practice purifies the meridians and helps in developing healthier muscles.

Heaven Earth Gong; a sitting Qigong; is guided by the purpose of human life; Love. The unique, deep, mystical movements elevates one’s consciousness and awakens the spirit. With practice your awareness increases and leads to deeper understanding of ones true self. It is in the spirit of compassion that this qigong was inspired, to be shared with all humanity, and the purpose-to sustain one in the quest for love and the search for peace and tranquility.

Sharabella Fini is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher who has studied Qigong and Medical Qigong extensively with Master Li Junfeng. She has experienced tremendous benefits through this incredible tool and her desire and passion is to spread and share the knowledge, and the belief in the transformational power that this practice can have on someone’s heart, mind, spirit and overall life. Sharabella is a Reiki Master and practices Healing Arts. She is an artist and her paintings and photography reflects her strong passion for energy work. Member of National qigong Association. She can be contacted at Shz25@sbcglobal.net


Heaven Nature Gong with Nathan Peterson

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745

From: April 3, 2014 at 7:00pm to: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00pm

Details:

To register for this class click here: https://aoma.edu/product/heaven-nature-gong-spring-2014

The Sheng Zhen Gong form known as Heaven Nature Gong was inspired by Kwan Yin, the Goddess of compassion. This standing form is comprised of 11 gentle movements and contemplations that cultivate physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi in releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart.


No experience necessary and beginners are most certainly welcome!

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 on track to become 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.

 


Heaven Nature Gong with Nathan Peterson

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

From: September 25, 2014 at 7:00pm to: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

Heaven Nature Gong

with Nathan Peterson


September 25 - November 20
Thursdays 7-8pm

$115 series; $15 drop-in

 

FREE QI TASTING SEPTEMBER 18 - No RSVP necessary

 

The Sheng Zhen Gong form known as Heaven Nature Gong was inspired by Kwan Yin, the Goddess of compassion. This standing form is comprised of 11 gentle movements and contemplations that cultivate physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi in releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart.

No experience necessary and beginners are most certainly welcome!

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 on track to become 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.

 


Heaven Nature Gong with Sharabella Fini

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

From: November 4, 2016 at 7:15pm to: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:45pm

Details:

By practicing this qigong form, one will experience the sacredness of his/her body; one is physically strengthened and more flexible. This practice purifies the energy pathways in the body and helps in developing healthier muscles. Through the practice, as the “qi” flows in the body, it gradually works at opening the heart and in so doing, it releases the compassion and grace that is our true nature.

Learn to tap into the universal, unconditional love that is in each and every one of us. And, become friend of your body; a journey to Love.

Sharabella Fini, trained exclusively by Master Jun Feng Li, is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher and has been practicing and teaching since 2003. She is an Energy Medicine practitioner of various modalities, including Medical Qigong and Touch for Health Kinesiology. She strives to spread and share the knowledge and the belief in the power that this practice can have on someone’s heart, mind, spirit, and overall life. As an artist, her paintings and photography reflects her passion for her energy work. She has given lectures and demos and conducts practices at selected holistic centers and events. Member of National Qigong Association.


HOLISTIC HEART HEALTH: A YOGA THERAPY PROGRAM

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

From: April 9, 2016 at 9:30am to: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

The Sundara Yoga Therapy Holistic Heart Health Yoga Therapy Program is designed for people who have had a cardiac event and/or have been diagnosed with heart health issues. Our Yoga Therapy practice is designed to increase physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also helps to reduce effects of stress on the heart and increases stress resistance. Yoga may lower blood pressure, increase lung capacity, improve respiratory function and heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. Regular Yoga practice has been linked to both heart disease prevention and reversal, and can undoubtedly increase your quality of daily living!

No Yoga experience necessary. All fitness and flexibility levels are welcome.


Inspire Your Inner Fire! Spoonbending for Building Energy and Mental Focus

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E4 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: March 26, 2015 at 6:00pm to: 7:30pm

Details:

Join author and Toltec teacher HeatherAsh Amara for this dynamic and experiential evening into the power of transformational energy. Spoon bending is a graphic example of how we can use our energy and mind together to impact the world around us. 

Whether you are a healer or are on a healing path, it is vital to continually increase the amount and vibration of energy you hold in your being in order to be an effective, clear channel. As we move through the world many of us actually leak energy, which leads to stress, worry, and lack of inspiration. Through their ability to perceive energy directly, the Toltec mastered specific techniques for raising, holding, and directing personal energy. 
Learn about the importance of intent, how to clear energy-draining stories and beliefs, how to contain and direct your energy, and how to bend your mind to a new, limitless reality. And of course, learn how to bend cutlery with your energy and mind aligned.

Instructor Bio: HeatherAsh Amara is a teacher, guide, and author of numerous books. As the founder of Toci – the Toltec Center for Creative Intent in Austin, TX (toci.org), she has facilitated hundreds of workshops in the Toltec tradition and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. She is the author of The Toltec Path of Transformation and Warrior Goddess Training.
 


Introduction to Esoteric Acupuncture

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

From: March 28, 2015 at 10:00am to: 6:00pm

Details:

Open to all practitioners, not just acupuncturists!
Disease begins not in the physical body, but in the energetic bodies then filters down to the physical level. Even the predisposition toward repeat traumas begins here. Esoteric acupuncture helps you unlock and reprogram these energetic forms, treating the True Root of disease and dysfunction. Heal the spirit to heal the body. See your clients/patients and your practice in a whole new way.

 

Instructor Bio: As the owner of Whole Human PLLC in Austin, TX, Catherine Calhoun maintains an active clinical practice treating patients with conditions such as pain, allergies & respiratory infections, and substance addiction, as well as chronic disorders like arthritis, diabetes, neurological disorders, endocrine disorders, and cardio/circulatory disorders. A certified Usui Reiki practitioner and trainer, she also specializes in relaxation and meditation therapies such as reiki, medical qigong, and guided meditation. Ms. Calhoun is committed to implementing affordable healthcare options using oriental medicine and manages an on-site corporate wellness practice in addition to her private clinical practice. She is the owner and creator of CatsTCMNotes.com.


Lunch Time Lecture: Ashley Oved - Acupuncture in the Integrative Hospital

Location: AOMA South Campus Classroom E-1

From: October 15, 2015 at 12:45pm to: 1:45pm

Details:

Join alumni Ashley Oved for an informal introduction to acupuncture in an integrative setting. Ashley will show how hospitals  around the country, and specifically CTCA, are incorporating acupuncture into their models of care.  Learn about the successes and challenges that arise when working within an integrative setting. This is a great opportunity if you’re a student or graduate looking for advice on working in a hospital!

Free lecture open to all.

Thursday October 15 in Classroom E-1

For a list of upcoming Brown Bag Lectures as well as recordings of selected past lectures visit:
http://aoma.edu/students/student-affairs/student-services/brown-bags/


Medicine & Astrology: A Free Introductory Discussion with Dr. William Morris

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E1 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm to: 8:00pm

Details:

For over 35 years, Dr. William Morris has combined astrology and medicine in his clinical work. He has discovered that blending these views has provided deeper insight, inspiration, and guidance to the populations he serves.  This is an introductory framework of medical astrology and its practices when incorporated into treatments or sessions.  This discussion is beneficial for many practitioners including acupuncturists, herbalists and astrologers.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

7:00pm-8:00pm  

Location: AOMA Graduate School 4701 West Gate Blvd. Classroom E1

Please RSVP to Mary@solhealing.com

 

Dr. Morris has practiced astrology since 1977, focusing primarily upon its use in medicine, with a good deal of relocation, business and relationship consultations. Early studies included the Church of Light and Marion March. Eileen Nauman taught him the value of studying medicine for medical astrology, he thus earned a doctorate in Chinese medicine in 1988. Further studies with Rao, Charak, Leighmen, Barclay, Hand, Zoller and Schmidt gave him insight to classical approaches to medical astrology. He teaches astrology for herbal, nutritional, and acupuncture practice using it in the clinic daily. Current work includes planetary tuning fork applications based upon the astrological chart in terms of anatomical correlations and harmonics.


Meditation Workshop Series

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

From: June 1, 2015 at 5:30pm to: Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Details:

Discover how to quiet your mind chatter in this four-week series. Learn relaxation techniques which can dissolve anxiety, improve inner peace and effectively transform your outlook.

Instructor Bio: Ki Browning, BA, CHT, RYT, has been in the health & wellness field for over 20-­‐years. She practiced meditation since she was 18. Internationally trained, she is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Body-­‐Mind--Spirit Life Coach, Health & Wellness Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher, Nutrition Educator, Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master, Dream Interpreter and holds an Honors Degree from UTD in psychology. Additionally, Ki designed an audio CD teaching meditation skills in 5, 10 & 15-­‐minutes. Giving someone the gift of meditation is one of her primary life goals.


Microcosmic Orbit with Dr. Hubatch

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: March 8, 2014 at 10:00am to: 12:00pm

Details:

This is a qigong meditation class. Standing, sitting and lying down practices will be used. Warm- ups, partner practice, qigong and guided visual meditation will support the participants to open major energy points of the orbit and feel in harmony with life.

The microcosmic orbit refers to the (small orbit) flow of qi through the governing and conception vessel, rooted in the lower belly. Regulating this orbit of qi helps maintain stability in body and mind, influencing the spine, brain and hormonal systems. Practicing this mediation will also build reserve energy in the lower dantian. The dantian is our main battery that is located below and behind the navel. This meditation brings a sense of connection and peace within as well as balancing major energy centers.

Approved for 2 hours of Texas Massage Therapy Continuing Education.

Dr. Hubatch, OMD is the author of Fabric of the Soul, 8 Extraordinary Vessels. She  is licensed in acupuncture and NCCAOM diplomat for 25 years.  Dr. Hubatch has maintained her Chinese medical practice in Austin since 1994 and teaches nationally. For the past 2 years Dr Hubatch has presented at the National Qigong conference (NQA) and is certified through IIQTC to teach Qigong and Taiji, is a massage therapist and licensed Avatar master.

 


NADA Protocol Training with Claudia Voyles

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom B1, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: March 11, 2016 at 9:00am to: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Thousands of behavioral health treatment and criminal justice programs worldwide offer ear acupuncture using the NADA protocol not only to support the treatment and recovery process but also to provide disaster/trauma response interventions. NADA strives to make acudetox-based, barrier-free behavioral health treatment accessible in all communities and to ensure its integration with other treatment modalities.

Addiction/mental health treatment professionals, Western medical and Oriental medical practitioners may learn the NADA protocol in 70 hours that are divided into didactic and clinical experiences. This three-day training towards certificate provides a mixture of both. To complete the process, trainees will do additional homework assignments, attend 12-step meetings, and complete supervised acudetox treatments. Texas law allows for the following licensed professionals to cross-train as Certified Acu-Detox Specialists to treat “substance abuse” under supervision: Social Workers, Nurses, Counselors (LCDCs, LPCs), and Psychologists. Space is limited.

Participants in the NADA training through AOMA will undertake their 40 hours of clinical experience in area treatment centers and community clinics.

Who Can Attend?

This workshop is open to licensed healthcare professionals in the following domains:

Acupuncturists
Social workers*
Professional counselors*
Psychologists*
Registered and vocational nurses*
Chemical dependency counselors*
Chiropractors
Medical doctors and osteopathic doctors

* Texas law allows these professionals to cross-train as Certified Acu-Detox Specialists limited to treating substance abuse under the supervision of an acupuncturist or physician.

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Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis Weekend 1

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

From: September 24, 2016 at 10:00am to: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Weekend I

After my teacher, John HF Shen passed in 2001, I went into a period of deep deconstruction of everything I had been taught in order to gain insight and discover my own truths around this beautiful tradition. This period resulted in the school of thought I call NeoClassical pulse diagnosis. That reconstruction of classical lore was made possible by my exposure to the teachings of John HF Shen. 

The 8 extraordinary vessel (8EV) pulse method is one of the most robust and profound methods of pulse diagnosis I have found. It can be used for literally any condition. Further the pulse method describes shape and can be used for record keeping.

The 6-division (6D) pulse system will be addressed as well. It makes a perfect fit with the methods of Master Dong as he taught and as his disciples, Drs. Tan, Young and Lee. While the 6D method works quickly and effectively for pain syndromes, it can also be used for concerns of internal medicine.  

Both the 6D and 8EV methods have roots in the Han Dynasty (circa 100CE). One of the earliest discussions in located in chapter 10 of Wang Shu-he’s Pulse Classic.

The NeoClassical method makes the entirety of the channel systems observable through the pulse.  


Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis Weekend 2

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

From: November 12, 2016 at 10:00am to: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Weekend II

Each pulse diagnosis tool has special uses. This weekend focuses upon pulse diagnosis of anatomy and physiology, for the purpose of prescribing herbal medicine.

Inquiry is used to guide the selection of pulse method. Since the question relates to anatomical location, one places the image of the body over the radial artery in order to explore specific anatomical locations.

In this anatomical-physiological method, a rolling technique is used to explore particular anatomical locations. For instance, one may examine the esophagus by rolling distal from the stomach position in order to get insight about the structure and function of the esophagus. Searching the depths, one may examine the nerve, vessel and organ tissues. The appropriate herbs are then discussed. 


Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis Weekend 3

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

From: December 10, 2016 at 10:00am to: Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Weekend III

This weekend will take the participants upon a journey into the treatment of trauma using herbal medicine. The areas of consideration include physical, psychosocial and transgenerational trauma.  

The practice of pulse diagnosis eases when driven by inquiry. Here, the question pertains to the changes in the pulse during the patient’s report of history. Conventional and novel pulse methods are used for the development of the treatment plan. 


Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Will Morris

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E1 & E2, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: October 31, 2015 at 10:00am to: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

The 8 extraordinary vessel pulse method is one of the most robust and profound methods of pulse diagnosis I have found. It can be used for literally any condition. Further the pulse method describes shape and can be used for record keeping. It is important to remember that, when using this method, the shape may be indicative of some other problem.

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Ohm Balancing Workshop, an Introduction to the Acutonics Healing System

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom E1, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: July 25, 2015 at 9:00am to: 6:00pm

Details:

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-OhmBalancingWorkshop-15.html

 

In the Ohm Balancing workshop we will explore the origins of sound healing and learn to apply the Ohm forks on strategic TCM points. Our focus will be on using Acutonics Ohm forks in eliminating allergies, pathogens, and restoring nutritional assimilation so that the body can self-heal more efficiently and effectively.

Acutonics is a healing modality that uses vibrational sound based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuning forks that are calibrated to match the hertz and tones of our natural universe help to restore the body to a balanced and healthy state through use on acupuncture points, chakras, and the body's energy fields. Acutonics also addresses the emotional and psycho-spiritual aspects of health, recognizing the whole person.

This course is a summary of the first day of Level I and tuition will be credited to a three day Texas Acutonics Level I class in the future.


Practical Pediatrics with Pamela Ferguson

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745

From: May 10, 2014 at 10:00am to: 1:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

Pam has innovated new ways of integrating a variety of imaginative Qi stretches, imagery, art, and simple acupressure techniques that can be varied to suit kids of all ages. Creating a  child-friendly practice goes way beyond techniques or providing a safe, colorful atmosphere. Pam developed this workshop across many of the European capitals where she teaches annually. The techniques are fun and easy to integrate in all branches of pediatric care, for Asian Bodywork Therapists, Massage Therapists, MD/Pediatricians, RNs, Physical and Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. Participants are encouraged to wear loose, comfortble cotton clothes, and to bring an assortment of toys, teddies, large exercise balls (if possible), also, colorful pens and markers and drawing pads.

3 Hours of CEU credits can be offered to LMTs, and PDA points for anyone renewing NCCAOM certification.

Instructor Bio::  Pamela Ellen Ferguson: Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA (R) Certified Instructor, LMT (TX), Approved CEU Provider for LMTs for Texas (#CE1356). Pam is AOMA’s Asian Bodywork Therapy Dean Emerita and now teaches advnced workshops in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. She has authored several books including major textbooks The Self Shiatsu Handbook, and TAKE FIVE - the Five Elements guide to health and harmony.  Together with Debra Duncan Persinger PhD, she co-edited SAND TO SKY - Converstions with Teachers of Asian Medicine, including several from AOMA. Her latest book is a work of fiction for children titled Sunshine Picklelime about a young bird whisperer whose love of animals and art help her navigate a friend’s death.

 


Pure Movement: Techniques to Promote Fluidity & Balance

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

From: July 18, 2015 at 10:00am to: 6:00pm

Details:

SATURDAY July 18

10:00am-6:00pm

 

A one-day, 7-CEU class demonstrating and

promoting a fluid Shiatsu routine emphasizing ease of movement around the body. Both the source points and 8 extraordinary tsubo points will be

included to help normalize the chi and quell

the pangs of physical disquiet.


Qigong in North Austin with Sharabella Fini

Location: Sol Studio at 3400 Kerbey Lane, 78703

From: January 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

Details:

Free Qi Tasting: Intro to Sheng Zhen Gong. No RSVP necessary.

To Register Click Here

This six week series will teach the qigong form Heaven Nature Gong. This qigong form is guided by a sense of the sacredness of your body, and how this awareness can open your heart.  The fluid and relaxing movements guide the qi in releasing the suppleness and compassion of one’s original heart. Experts in the field of mind body medicine call this induced state the relaxation response, which increases your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world and may positively impact the immune system. This class is open to students of all levels. Drop-ins pay with cash or check at the door: $15 or $12 for Sol Community Clinic clients.

About the instructor: Sharabella Fini is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher who has studied Qigong and Medical Qigong with Master Li Junfeng. She has experienced tremendous benefits from this practice and her desire and passion is to spread and share the knowledge, and the belief in the power that this practice can have on someone’s heart, mind, spirit and overall life. Sharabella is a dedicated and strives to bring balance in her classes through peacefulness and engagement. She is an energy Healer, Reiki Master and practices Holistic Healing and medical Qigong. An artist, her paintings and photography reflects her passion for her energy work.

 


Releasing the Heart Gong

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

From: December 21, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:30pm

Details:

$90 series

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745.Map and Directions

Practicing Releasing the Heart Gong has the power to bring peace, lighten your body and fill your heart with its true essence. The inherent beauty of the movements draw out the experience of pure love, one feels carefree and your heart experiences its original beauty; released from all heaviness. The form (Body) and the formless (Consciousness) intermingle. Heaven and earth Qi will seep into you, and the movements will naturally help to alleviate body’s and heart’s ailments. The movements will help flexibility and toning of the body.

 


Releasing the Heart Qigong with Sharabella Fini

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

From: September 23, 2016 at 7:15pm to: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:45pm

Details:

September 23rd - October 28th

Fridays, 7:15 - 8:45 PM 
$90.00 series, $20.00 drop-in

Practicing this form has the power to bring about peace. The inherent beauty of the movements draw out the experience of love, and your heart is free to express its original beauty. Sharabella Fini is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher, and member of National Qigong Association. She practices Energy Medicine modalities including Medical Qigong and Touch for Health Kinesiology

*Register online: aoma.edu/classes


Return to Spring- Hui Chun Yidan

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

From: February 4, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:45pm

Details:

February 4th - April 22nd

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm


$150 series, $15 drop-in

The purpose of the practice of Return to Spring is to attain an even, calm disposition, mastering the mind, the inner self, and one’s inner power. If we can maintain this even state of mind, we can attain equipoise and achieve good health. The word “spring” in the title Return to Spring refers to nature – a return to nature, the original state. It also signifies beauty, goodness, and vitality. The same effortless balance found in the moon’s path around the earth can also be experienced within the movements of our own bodies. Go into this space as you practice the movements. In your Heart and mind everything is perfect.

This class is open to beginners and advanced students.


Sheng Zhen Gong - Heart Mind as One and Heart Spirit as One

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

From: December 2, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:45pm

Details:

REGISTER HERE: http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-HeartMindHeartSpirit-Winter15.html

Heart Spirit as One

In the practice of Heart Spirit as One, the practitioner is brought to the experience of receiving the Love from which the universe was created and the Love into which everything dissolves. Love is a powerful energy. This form will help one allow Love to enter the Heart. This sitting practice is both meditative and self-healing. One will gradually be able to hold the positions longer when one is dedicated to the regular practice of Heart Spirit as One. The form consists of three simple positions connected with graceful transitions that nurture and open the heart.

Heart Mind as One

This qigong form is very effective at calming the disposition. A calm disposition is the essence of human health. A calm disposition is empty; it has no cares. Qi is in harmony and the body is in balance. This qigong is both moving and non-moving. The physical movements are for cultivating qi. The inner stillness is to bring you back to the heart. When the physical movements have ceased, your Heart experiences its original purity. It is then that you are released from your past confusions and difficulties.

These forms can help us find true meaning in our lives as we go through the upcoming end of year holiday season.

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


Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Nature Gong

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

From: January 13, 2016 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:45pm

Details:

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.


Sheng Zhen Gong - Qigong of Unconditional Love - Heaven Nature & Awakening the Soul

Location: AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, Tx 78745, Classroom E1

From: December 17, 2016 at 10:00am to: Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Sharabella Fini trained extensively with Master Jun Feng Li, is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher, and has been practicing and teaching since 2003. She is an Energy Medicine practitioner of various arts including Medical Qigong, Reiki, Touch for Health Kinesiology, and EFT. She strives to spread and share the knowledge and the belief in power that this practice can have on people's heart, mind, spirit, and life. As an artist, her paintings and photography reflect her passion for her energy work. She has given lectures and demonstrations. She also conducts practices at selected holistic centers and events. Sharabella is a member of the National Qigong Association.

Relation of Qigong to Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese & Western Medicine;

1. The idea of energy patterns and it's flow through the body along certain channels/meridians. 

2. Similar to energy manipulation with Acupuncture, Qigong is used to improve the flow or Qi by stimulating the same points as in the body.

3. Qigong assists in balance of mind and body as does acupuncture. 

4. The effects of Qigong apply to TCM as well as Western Medicine. Studies have shown that Qigong works through breathing, coordinating the internal organs, removing toxins, enhancing immunity, removing pain, reducing tension, stress, and anxiety.

5. Controlling the Vital Energy to still the mind, body, and spirit results in reversing the disordered patterns of energy and assisting in promotin health and healing in TCM as well as Western Medicine.


Sheng Zhen Gong - Sunday Practice Group

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

From: September 11, 2016 at 6:15pm to: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:15pm

Details:

September 11th - October 30th
Sundays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM 
$80.00 series, $15.00 drop-in

This class will give you the opportunity to practice the forms you have learned or are learning so that you can master them more quickly. When we practice with a group, we tend to have a more profound qi experience because we are with others who have the same intentions. The teacher will decide which forms to practice based on the needs of the majority of the class.

Prerequisites: All students must have studied at least one Sheng Zhen Gong form.

Drop ins are welcome. $15 per class.


Sheng Zhen Gong at Seton McCarthy

Location: 2811 E 2nd St. Austin, TX 78702

From: January 1, 2016 at 1:00pm (never ends)

Details:

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.


Sheng Zhen Gong Sundays - CLASS CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

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

From: January 3, 2016 at 6:15pm (never ends)

Details:

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.


Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

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

From: January 7, 2016 at 7:00pm (never ends)

Details:

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.


Sheng Zhen Gong with Master Li Junfeng

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

From: February 22, 2014 at 9:30am to: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Details:

Click Here to Register

Saturday: Return to Spring
Sunday: Strength in Balance:  Qigong for the Liver
*

$125 One day
$200 Two days

Continuing Education Credits: 6 or 12 hours for Massage Therapists

Saturday: Return to Spring – Open to everyone

This qigong is inspired by the harmony found in nature.  The same effortless balance found in the moon’s path around the earth can also be experienced within our own bodies’ movements.  This experience is especially strong when we return to our natural state of being.  This is a standing form.                        

Sunday: Strength in Balance:  Qigong for the Liver – *Advanced practitioners only

Our liver allows our being to be in balance.  It processes the physical toxins which we consume, and in Chinese medicine, it processes our negative emotions & memories.  It provides an equilibrium which allows us to ride the ups and downs which come into our lives.  An overtaxed liver can disrupt this, resulting in excessive anger.  This form has movements practiced sitting in a chair & lying down on the floor.  

Master Li Junfeng is the founder and principal teacher of Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong. Master Li is perhaps best known as having been the head coach of the world-renowned Beijing Wushu (Martial Arts) Team and National Wushu Team of the People’s Republic of China. Under his leadership, the Beijing Wushu Team consistently won first place in national and international competitions for over 12 years, elevating the standards of excellence and quality worldwide. After practicing and teaching wushu (martial arts) and training champions for many years, he gave up his prestigious career to devote his time to teaching Sheng Zhen Gong to the world.

Presently, Master Li tours the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe throughout the year. During these workshops and trainings he shares his wisdom, his understanding, his love - his entire being, so that others too may experience the joy and contentment that permeates his life. Simply being with him enables one to grasp and experience the depth and the beauty of this loving practice.

*6 CEUs offered for this workshop. AOMA is an approvedmassage therapy continuing education provider through the Texas Department of State Health Services, CE1677.
 

 


SHENG ZHEN GONG – HEAVEN EARTH GONG

Location: AOMA MIND-BODY CENTER 4701 WEST GATE BLVD AUSTIN, TX 78745

From: March 9, 2016 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:45pm

Details:

March 9th – May 11th

Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 PM

$150 Series

Sheng Zhen Gong - Heaven Earth Gong is for self-cultivation and Heart nourishment, to help one obtain long-lasting happiness. This form has a nourishing quality and creates a blissful state. Each movement has a corresponding meaning. It is important to grasp the meaning of the previous movement to understand the significance of the next. This form is practiced while sitting cross-legged on the floor or seated in a chair. Heaven Earth Gong elevates one’s consciousness to a transcendent realm. This qigong creates a heavenly environment.

Beginners are welcome.

Drop-Ins are welcome only if they have already studied this form. $20 per class.


Sheng Zhen Gong – Releasing the Heart & Listening to the Heart

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

From: September 23, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:45pm

Details:

Releasing the Heart, a standing form, is a particularly care-free mind-body practice. This practice has the power to bring about peace within the practitioner which, in turn, can help alleviate physical and emotional distresses.

Listening to the Heart, a seated form, helps the practitioner experience a spontaneous joy within by returning one to the natural state. In general practicing qigong helps induce a relaxation response that may positively impact your body's natural healing ability and increase your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world.

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


Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 & 2

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

From: February 6, 2014 at 7:00pm to: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

FREE Qi Tasting February 6, 7pm - no RSVP needed

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a wonderful form performed seated in a chair.  It is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.  It consists of three parts:  Gathering Healing Qi from the Universe, Processing Qi in the Human Stove, and The Alchemy Frees the Source Within. This class will cover parts 1 & 2 in six weeks.

No experience necessary and beginners are most certainly welcome!

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 America’s board and is on track to become 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.

 


Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 2

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

From: June 3, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:45pm

Details:

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. 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.  

This six week class will concentrate on Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 2. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 1 is a prerequisite.  Drop in is ok if prerequisite is met.

 

Instructor Bio: Francie Shimaya began practicing qigong in 1990 and has studied Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. She began teaching Sheng Zhen Gong in 2004 and was certified in 2007. Since the practice is truly the key to opening the heart, 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. Contact Francie at francieshimaya@yahoo.com for private classes or her website at http://www.heartcenteredqigong.com for more information.

Kay Oliver this form of active self-healing with others. In addition to weekly instruction from Master Li Junfeng, she attains yearly SZ teaching certification.  Kay owns and operates a day care facility for infants and toddlers, where the spirit of Sheng Zhen is always visible in the delight and happiness of the children in her care.


Sheng Zhen Healing Gong 3 – The Alchemy Frees the Source Within

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

From: July 22, 2015 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:45pm

Details:

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. 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. 

 

Instructor Bio: Francie Shimaya began practicing qigong in 1990 and has studied Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. She began teaching Sheng Zhen Gong in 2004 and was certified in 2007. Since the practice is truly the key to opening the heart, 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. Contact Francie at francieshimaya@yahoo.com for private classes or her website at http://www.heartcenteredqigong.com for more information.

Kay Oliver has been teaching Sheng Zhen Gong since 2004, inspired by the physical healing Sheng Zhen has brought into her life.  She loves to practice and to share this form of active self-healing with others. In addition to weekly instruction from Master Li Junfeng, she attains yearly SZ teaching certification.  Kay owns and operates a day care facility for infants and toddlers, where the spirit of Sheng Zhen is always visible in the delight and happiness of the children in her care.


Sheng Zhen Healing Gong Stage 1 with Francie Shimaya

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

From: September 8, 2016 at 7:00pm to: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:00pm

Details:

September 8th - October 27th
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

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. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. You will be trained to relax as you learn the movements so that you receive maximum healing benefits. Learning this stage well prepares you for the following two stages.

Francie Shimaya began practicing qigong in 1990 and has studied Sheng Zhen Gong from Master Li Junfeng since 2003. She began teaching Sheng Zhen Gong in 2004 and was certified in 2007. Since the practice is truly the key to opening the heart, 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 led the Union of Three Hearts meditation group at AOMA from 2006-2012 and now leads on the fourth Sunday of every month. She serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products. Find out more about Francie at http://www.shengzhenpractice.com.  

*Drop ins are welcome if they already have studied Sheng Zhen Healing Gong  Stage 1. $20 per class.

Register online: aoma.edu/classes


Sheng Zhen Healing Gong: Removal of Disease in Three Stages

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

From: May 24, 2014 at 9:30am to: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

Saturday: Sheng Zhen Healing Gong I & II

Sunday: Sheng Zhen Healing Gong III

$125 One day
$200 Two days

Sheng Zhen Gong 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.  

Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a wonderful form performed seated in a chair.  It is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them.  It consists of three stages:  Gathering Healing Qi from the Universe, Processing Qi in the Human Stove, and The Alchemy Frees the Source Within.

Experts in the field of mind body medicine call this induced state the relaxation response, which increases your sense of balance in a seemingly stressful world and may positively impact the immune system.

Continuing Education Credits: 6 or 12 hours for Massage Therapists

 


Shoshin Shiatsu: Hara Abdominal Massage

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

From: February 9, 2014 at 10:00am to: 5:00pm

Details:

$100 Professionals; $75 AOMA Alumni [discount code: SSAlumFeb14]; $50 AOMA Student [discount code: SSStudFeb14]

Please bring:  Blankets as padding. Yoga mats are provided that can be stacked up to make a mat on the floor. Blankets are for additional padding for your comfort.

Using Sensei Masunaga’s hara diagnosis* chart, we will learn to locate abdominal points to assess physical and emotional imbalances through the concept of kyo and jitsu. Treatments will include abdominal massage, paired stretches, acupressure points, and thumbing along the entire course of affected meridians.

Becoming familiar with hara assessment gives the practitioner the opportunity to bring more of a sense of refinement and depth to their Shiatsu treatment.

All participants are asked to download a hara assessment handout from my website and be familiar with it prior to workshop.

6 hours CEU credits for Texas LMTs – *This workshop does not teach diagnosis or treatment of illness or disease.

If you have any questions about the content of this training, please feel free to contact Randy at www.blackswanproductions.com.

About the instructor: Randy Cummins is an AOBTA-certified Shiatsu instructor and bodyworker who, for the past 27 years, has been privileged to teach throughout the United States and Caribbean. His distinct teaching style incorporates humor with a deep knowledge of anatomy, unlocking a true understanding of energetic bodywork.


Shoshin Shiatsu: Spring Flow Class

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd, 78745

From: April 27, 2014 at 10:00am to: 5:00pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

$100 Professionals; $75 AOMA Alumni [discount code: SSAlumApr14]; $50 AOMA Student [discount code: SSStudApr14]

Please bring:  Blankets as padding. Yoga mats are provided that can be stacked up to make a mat on the floor. Blankets are for additional padding for your comfort.

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center - map & directions

Join Randy Cummins in a traditional Thai-Shiatsu flow class, celebrating the springtime characteristics of movement and growth. In our 6 hours together, we will share the following:

  • Meditation / Movement
  • Discussions on the properties of the Gall Bladder & Liver meridians (energy channels representing the Wood element, associated with spring)
  • A learned sequence of techniques to open both the physical and energetic bodies
  • Liberal use of meridian tracing and tsubo application

All participants are asked to view handouts and links on my blog and be familiar with them prior to workshop. View Handouts Here.

6 hours CEU credits for Texas LMTs – *This workshop does not teach diagnosis or treatment of illness or disease.

If you have any questions about the content of this training, please feel free to contact Randy atwww.blackswanproductions.com.

About the instructor: Randy Cummins is an AOBTA-certified Shiatsu instructor and bodyworker who, for the past 30 years, has been privileged to teach throughout the United States and Caribbean. His distinct teaching style incorporates humor with a deep knowledge of anatomy, unlocking a true understanding of energetic bodywork.

www.youtube.com/user/randycummins123

 


Southwest Symposium - World Medicine

Location: Omni Southpark 4140 Governors Row Austin, Texas 78744

From: May 5, 2016 at 9:00am to: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Southwest Symposium is an annual event held in Austin, TX, which provides informative and educational seminars for people in the health care profession.  This conference brings together the diverse community of health care providers from fields across the spectrum.  We are proud to provide acupuncturists, massage therapists, naturopaths, herbalists, and nurses with educational seminars from qualified and fascinating educators.  Our presenters provide a truly engaging experience, which help our attendees deepen their knowledge of health and patient care, taking their practice to an even higher level of excellence.  The presentations we offer for Southwest Symposium are always accredited through NCCAOM for continuing education credits. 

Register Now: http://aoma.edu/continuing-education/southwest-symposium/speakers-and-course-info


Stretching Your Emotions with Randy Cummins

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

From: October 22, 2016 at 10:00am to: 5:00pm

Details:

Saturday October 22nd
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PM 
$100.00 per student

A community class, open to all. This hands-on training will demonstrate easy to learn stretches for both the physical and energetic bodies. Students will be introduced to the concept of how the emotions are recognized and expressed in the view of Chinese Medicine and the Meridian System. All work will be done on padded floor mats. Bring loose fitting clothing and an open mind.

Randall A. Cummins, L.M.T., M.T.I., A.O.B.T.A. Cert. Instructor, NCBTMB Provider. In his 31-year career, Randy has taught at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, the Lauterstein-Conway School,The New School for Massage and Zen Shiatsu in Evanston, Illinois. Along with providing CE trainings, he maintains private practices in Chicago and Austin, Texas.

Register Online! http://store.aoma.edu/product/cc-stretchingtheemotions-2016.html


Supreme Science Qigong, Level 1

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: January 21, 2014 at 6:30pm to: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30pm

Details:

Free intro Tuesday January 14, 6:30-7:30pm

To Register Click Here

$60 for the series; $15 drop-in

Practiced by 200 million people, Qigong is the mother of acupuncture & Tai Chi. This is an easy-to-learn and powerful form of Qigong. The focus is on building a qi-energy (or prana) reservoir in your core and being more aware of balance, breath and alignment. Beginners follow along easily in this powerful and enjoyable practice.

The Level 1 form is powerful and easy to learn:

*Empty Force Qigong: Your energy field becomes so palpable—it feels like solid matter.

*Spiraling & Pressing Qi: Subtle movements are the key to harnessing the Qi-Energy.

*Cloud Hands: Beautiful practice for strengthening Lungs and opening chest.

*Earth Hands: Strengthens the hips, legs, & the reproductive center of the body.

*Around the World: Rotating at the waist, large spheres of energy are formed.

*Qigong Push Hands: Qi gently “pushes” the body and assists movement.

Reported benefits include stress reduction, elevated mood, pain relief, increased range of motion, increased energy & confidence, improved digestive functions, and enhanced mental acuity, focus, and concentration.

Rebecca Gould is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher and Supreme Science Qigong Instructor, as well as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She committed to practicing and studying Qigong in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. In 2012 Rebecca moved from Seattle to Austin to study Sheng Zhen on a weekly basis with Master Li and use her writing and copy editing skills to assist the International Sheng Zhen Society. Rebecca’s students appreciate her calm demeanor and clear, detailed instruction.

 


Supreme Science Qigong, Level 1

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm to: 7:30pm

Details:

Free intro Tuesday January 14, 6:30-7:30pm

To Register Click Here

$60 for the series; $15 drop-in

Practiced by 200 million people, Qigong is the mother of acupuncture & Tai Chi. This is an easy-to-learn and powerful form of Qigong. The focus is on building a qi-energy (or prana) reservoir in your core and being more aware of balance, breath and alignment. Beginners follow along easily in this powerful and enjoyable practice.

The Level 1 form is powerful and easy to learn:

*Empty Force Qigong: Your energy field becomes so palpable—it feels like solid matter.

*Spiraling & Pressing Qi: Subtle movements are the key to harnessing the Qi-Energy.

*Cloud Hands: Beautiful practice for strengthening Lungs and opening chest.

*Earth Hands: Strengthens the hips, legs, & the reproductive center of the body.

*Around the World: Rotating at the waist, large spheres of energy are formed.

*Qigong Push Hands: Qi gently “pushes” the body and assists movement.

Reported benefits include stress reduction, elevated mood, pain relief, increased range of motion, increased energy & confidence, improved digestive functions, and enhanced mental acuity, focus, and concentration.

Rebecca Gould is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher and Supreme Science Qigong Instructor, as well as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She committed to practicing and studying Qigong in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. In 2012 Rebecca moved from Seattle to Austin to study Sheng Zhen on a weekly basis with Master Li and use her writing and copy editing skills to assist the International Sheng Zhen Society. Rebecca’s students appreciate her calm demeanor and clear, detailed instruction.

 


Taiji Shen Gong with Sharabella Fini

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

From: January 6, 2017 at 7:15pm to: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:45pm

Details:

Experience Energy, Rhythm, Flow, and connect with Life force with this heart opening, beautiful form. This form is very rich and expansive. It is a composed of three sections; Heaven, Earth, & Humanity. "IT tells a story of Heaven and Earth coming together to create Human. It is a story of our relationship to the world and the interplay of energies. One aspect is to elevate your "spirit". "With this practice you build better health through connecting with nature and the transformation of yin and yang.

Sharabella Fini, trained exclusively by Master Jun Feng Li, is a certified Sheng Zhen Gong teacher and has been practicing and teaching since 2003. She is an Energy Medicine practitioner of various modalities, including Medical Qigong and Touch for Health Kinesiology. She strives to spread and share the knowledge and the belief in the power that this practice can have on someone’s heart, mind, spirit, and overall life. As an artist, her paintings and photography reflects her passion for her energy work. She has given lectures and demos and conducts practices at selected holistic centers and events. Member of National Qigong Association.


The Nine Levels Of Sheng Zhen Gong with Kay Wentworth & Francie Shimaya

Location: AOMA Mind-Body Center, 4701 West Gate Blvd. 78745

From: March 12, 2014 at 7:15pm to: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:45pm

Details:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

This 10 week course is a continuation from the first part of the Nine Levels of Sheng Zhen. The class will focus on the movements and contemplations from Heaven Earth Gong and Releasing the Heart. There will be short 15 minute meditation on why these forms are learned in their particular order, followed by a discussion to share insights and gain deeper understanding. After the discussion, the forms will be practiced again to integrate the new understanding. This is an intermediate/advanced class. Please bring a notebook to journal during the class.

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 serves the Sheng Zhen community as the distributor of Sheng Zhen Products and as secretary-treasurer of Sheng Zhen Austin.

Kay Wentworth has been teaching Sheng Zhen Gong since 2004, inspired by the physical healing Sheng Zhen has brought into her life.  She loves to practice and to share this form of active self-healing with others. In addition to weekly instruction from Master Li Junfeng, she attains yearly SZ teaching certification.  Kay owns and operates a day care facility for infants and toddlers, where the spirit of Sheng Zhen is always visible in the delight and happiness of the children in her care.

 


Training in Herbal Pharmaceutical Techniques

Location: AOMA Graduate School Classroom B1, 4701 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745

From: October 15, 2015 at 6:00pm to: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm

Details:

In this course, students will learn about basic herbal chemistry, aiding in the understanding of the herbal action through modern science, from Dr. Violet Song. We will also learn about the pharmacology of herbs, which provides clinical support and safety concerns for using herbs. We will also learn the techniques of preparing herbal tinctures and herbal pills. There will be class time for hands-on practice to make tinctures and pills.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Song worked as an instructor at Chengdu University, lecturing on the science of Traditional Chiniese Medicine prescriptions and herbology since 2005 and on TCM pharmacology since 2002. She has participated in research studies investigating the compatibility, pharmacology, and toxicology of TCM formulas and Chinese ethnic medicine, including Tibetan medicinal herbs. She has also participated in research grants from the National Science Foundation of China. Dr. Song also holds an invention patent of an herbal injection.

 

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Treating Addiction and Trauma with Acupuncture and Somatic Therapy

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

From: March 5, 2016 at 9:00am to: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

This hands-on seminar includes lectures and exercises, which incorporate Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture & Somatic therapy into the treatment of addiction and trauma. Students will learn of the various triggers and rituals of addiction, as well as the antidotes to prevent relapse. A guided exploration of how trauma & addictions affect feelings, emotions and relationships in all areas of life will help the student gain a deeper understanding of the complicated mechanisms involved.  Students will also learn how to create healthy boundaries to improve relationships and how to best support patients dealing with addiction.  The class structure utilizes group activities as well as individual work and teaches the use of simple & effective tools to calm stress and anxiety to aid patients during their recovery process. 

This illuminating and educational seminar is fully accredited by NCCAOM for a total of 16 continuing education credits.  We are happy to offer this class to professionals and current students alike.  Current students of an accredited institution are eligible for a discounted rate.  

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Union of Three Hearts with Master Junfeng Li

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

From: May 28, 2016 at 9:30am to: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Sheng Zheng Austin presents Master Junfeng Li for a weekend workshop of Sheng Zhen Meditation: Union of Three Hearts

Sheng Zhen is the highest and most sacred truth. It can be translated into English as "Open Heart" or "Unconditional Love." It is a state of being that can only be understood when the busy mind comes to rest peacefully in the space of an open and loving heart. When the heart is open, the mind naturally calms down, and one automatically enters into the natural state of perfect well-being.

*To register: Email shengzhenaustin@yahoo.com or call 512-366-3224


Yoga for Beginners

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

From: March 17, 2015 at 11:30pm (never ends)

Details:

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. 


Yoga for Beginners

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

From: December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm (never ends)

Details:

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.