Tai Chi & Chi Gong

Events Schedule

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Events Schedule

See our events schedule below.

Qigong For Health & Wellbeing
with Deng Ming-Dao - Author of The Wandering Taoist & Everyday Tao

Friday January 5th 7-9pm
Saturday January 6th 9am-noon & 2pm-5pm
Price: before December 1st: $100; after December 1st: $125

Louden Nelson Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Event Details:Deng Ming-Dao is returning to Santa Cruz, Jan. 5 & 6, for Qigong and Tai Chi Seminar. In this seminar, he'll be teaching us the Marrow Washing Qigong.

  • Instruction and practice of the Marrow Washing Qigong.
  • Review of Muscle/Tendon Change Qigong, 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong, and Taijiquan 10 Form.

Marrow Washing Qigong, famous for it's youth effect, rejuvenates the bone marrow and makes the bones stronger, more pliable and more flexible. In addition, this qigong builds up a surplus of stored chi energy in the bone marrow. Reported to slow and even reverse the effects of bone loss. For people of all ages and experience.
The Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic: This set includes stretches, muscle strengthening, and exercise of one's internal organs. It comprises twelve movements. Appropriate for all ages.
Eight Pieces of Brocade: A Taoist qigong exercise. It is comprised of eight separate exercises, each focusing on a diļ¬€erent physical area and chi meridian. Loosens up the body, improves the circulation of the blood and chi, and strengthens the internal organs. Easy set to do, appropriate for all ages.
Taijiquan 10 Form: This is a popular introductory routine due to it's simplicity, symmetry, and suitability for a wide demographic.

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Upcoming workshops with Deng Ming-Dao in Santa Cruz:

Marrow Washing Qigong & 5 Animal Frolics of Hua Tuo, April 6 & 7
with Deng Ming-Dao
April 6, Friday evening, 7pm-9pm
April 7, Saturday, 9am-5pm (2 hour lunch break, 12-2pm
Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA
Cost: Before March 1st: $100 - After March 1st: $125

Marrow Washing Qigong & 5 Animal Frolics of Hua Tuo, (continued), Aug. 24 & 25 with Deng Ming-Dao.
Friday, August 24, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, August 25, 9am-5pm (2 hour lunch break, 12-2pm)
Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA.
Before July 24: $100. After July 24: $125

About Deng Ming Dao

Deng Ming-Dao is a Chinese American author, artist, philosopher, teacher and martial artist. He is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work is in several collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum. He has been practicing Taoism, Chinese martial arts, and qigong for more than forty years. He is the author of nine books, including 365 Tao, Scholar Warrior, Everyday Tao, The Living I Ching, and The Lunar Tao. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.

He has taught through various martial arts schools, including the classes of his Taoist master, Kwan Saihung, the subject of the book, Chronicles of Tao ('The Wandering Taoist' trilogy). Over the course of four decades he has trained with five teachers in Taijiquan, the internal arts of Xingyiquan, and Baguazhang, qigong, weapons practice, philosophy and meditation.


There is street parking available at Louden Nelson Community Center, however, if the parking spots are all taken, click here for additional nearby parking. (The parking lot by the Police Station is free and closest to Louden Nelson Center, about a 1 minute walk, located at 155 Center St.)


CONTACT Linda for more information: 831-334-7757

How to Register for an Event:

All of our events are open to the public and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Register early to save. All event details are available on our website. You can also request a print flyer if you contact Linda. To guarantee attendance, please print the form below and send with a check to Linda. Please make the check out to Linda Gerson. The mailing address is on the form as well. Thanks and see you at the next event!