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Sheng Zhen Gong is a series of natural movements and meditations that help unlock the full range of motion and grace inherent in the human body. This practice is a gift from heaven. The words "sheng zhen" mean "great purity" and point to the original love that created qi and subsequently the rest of the universe.

More than just qigoing, when you practice Sheng Zhen you learn how to relax the body and go through each movement with the heart leading, enjoying the movements as one would enjoy being on vacation. First you enter the "qi state" and feel your energy body leading the movements. Gradually you move into the "Sheng Zhen state," a feeling of being merged with Nature, merged with the universe, and the quiet wisdom of the heart takes over.

As the heart opens through the practice of Sheng Zhen Gong, the experience of unconditional love becomes tangible and accessible. "Gong" literaly means "practice" or, more accurately, the results of that practice. The results of the practice of Sheng Zhen include a healthier body, a happier heart, and an elevated spirit.

Classes are open to people of all ages and ability levels.

I started this group to share the gift of Sheng Zhen with Santa Cruz. I am happy that the group has been growing regularly and that many people have attended over the past several years. We are adding new classes and workshops regularly and look forward to deepening this practice in Santa Cruz!

Upcoming events (5+)

Basics of Self-Healing (4-week series)

432 Blair St

$20.00

A vast potential for self-healing is available within our own bodies. In this four week series we will explore several methods for cultivating our life energy, or Qi, together with love. By learning to open our hearts the quality of our Qi becomes strong, clear, and easy to flow within us. Not only does the body become healthier but negative emotions are soothed. This provides a foundation for well-being and a happy life. The practice of Sheng Zhen combines movement and meditation that help relax and balance the body, along with contemplations that help to calm and open the heart. Some of the class will be done standing, some seated in a chair, some sitting on the floor, and some lying down. All of the movements can be modified to suit any physical limitations or comfort level. Each class will build on the previous one, but drop-ins are welcome. The following forms will be practiced: Gathering Qi (standing) Sheng Zhen Healing Stage 1 (seated) Union of Three Hearts meditation (sitting on the floor) Nine Turns (lying down) You will leave this class with several effective tools to use on your journey towards health. These four practices together provide a strong foundation for a healthy body, a quiet heart, and a calm mind. No experience with qigong or meditation is necessary. Beginners are welcome as are experienced practitioners. More information about Sheng Zhen can be found at www.shengzhen.org. We will be meeting the four Tuesdays in March from 7-9pm: March 5 March 12 March 19 March 26 Cost: $15-25 / class (sliding scale)

Qi & Nature : Open-hearted movement and meditation in Fall Creek

Come join me for an end of the month movement and meditation practice in Fall Creek. We will meet at my home studio right next to Henry Cowell State Park near downtown Felton and practice some simple movements to relax our minds and bodies, and gather Qi together with love as a group. Then we'll take a short walk down to Fall Creek State Park and practice "Heaven Nature" contemplation, a moving mediation form from the practice of Sheng Zhen that connects your heart with nature and the universe. We'll then have a little free time to wander and sit with the redwoods before returning. This event is open to all ages and ability levels. No prior experience with meditation, qigong, or even walking in nature is required. The path is fairly easy and the level of exertion will be light. Cost: $10 suggested donation

Qi & Nature : Open-hearted movement and meditation in Fall Creek

Come join me for an end of the month movement and meditation practice in Fall Creek. We will meet at my home studio right next to Henry Cowell State Park near downtown Felton and practice some simple movements to relax our minds and bodies, and gather Qi together with love as a group. Then we'll take a short walk down to Fall Creek State Park and practice "Heaven Nature" contemplation, a moving mediation form from the practice of Sheng Zhen that connects your heart with nature and the universe. We'll then have a little free time to wander and sit with the redwoods before returning. This event is open to all ages and ability levels. No prior experience with meditation, qigong, or even walking in nature is required. The path is fairly easy and the level of exertion will be light. Cost: $10 suggested donation

Qi & Nature : Open-hearted movement and meditation in Fall Creek

Come join me for an end of the month movement and meditation practice in Fall Creek. We will meet at my home studio right next to Henry Cowell State Park near downtown Felton and practice some simple movements to relax our minds and bodies, and gather Qi together with love as a group. Then we'll take a short walk down to Fall Creek State Park and practice "Heaven Nature" contemplation, a moving mediation form from the practice of Sheng Zhen that connects your heart with nature and the universe. We'll then have a little free time to wander and sit with the redwoods before returning. This event is open to all ages and ability levels. No prior experience with meditation, qigong, or even walking in nature is required. The path is fairly easy and the level of exertion will be light. Cost: $10 suggested donation

Past events (337)

Basics of Self-Healing (4-week series)

432 Blair St

$20.00

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