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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

 

 

 


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 Yoga Therapy Approach to Chronic Back Pain

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

From: May 16, 2015 at 9:00am to: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00am

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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 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:

To Register Click Here

 

-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:

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE: /product/breath-empowerment-may2014

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.

 


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.


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.

 


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.

 


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 (never ends)

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, May 7, 2015 at 10:00am

Details:

Thursdays, April 2 - May 7
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 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.

 


Managing Menopause

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

From: May 16, 2015 at 11:30pm to: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:


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.


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.

 


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.

 


Qigong classes at Seton McCarthy Community Clinic

Location: Seton McCarthy Community Clinic in East Austin at 2nd and Pleasant Valley

From: December 12, 2013 at 1:00pm (never ends)

Details:

For More Information Click Here

Free qigong classes every Thursday morning, 9-10am.

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with this graceful qigong. Qigong is the cultivation and exchange of Qi (vital energy) with the universe. Sheng Zhen is a style of qigong inspired by the great spiritual teachers of the world. The forms consist of elegant movements that aid in healing. You may experience relaxation, calmer emotions and a deeper connection with nature and the universe. This form ofqigong is performed seated in a chair, making it accessible for people of all abilities.

Email community@aoma.edu for more information or call 512-492-3034.


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.

 


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 Sundays

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

From: February 8, 2015 at 6:15pm (never ends)

Details:

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

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


Sheng Zhen Gong Thursdays

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

From: December 11, 2014 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:

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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 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: 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:

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$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

 


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.

 


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.