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Events Schedule

See our events schedule below.

Upcoming workshops with Deng Ming-Dao in Santa Cruz:

Taoist Longevity Practices – Aug. 24-25, 2018 – Everyone is Welcome!

Eight Pieces of Brocade is a Taoist Qigong, comprised of eight exercises, each focusing on a different physical area and chi meridian. The gentle stretching and turning movements combined with breath, loosens up the body, improves the circulation of the blood and chi, and strengthens the internal organs.

The Five Animal Frolics of Hua Tuo are graceful dance-like exercises, modeled after the Crane, Bear, Monkey, Deer, and Tiger. Each animal set develops and heals different aspects of the body, mind and spirit.

The Five Animal Frolics is one of the oldest healing practices the world, created by the great physician Hua Tuo (c.140-208), who is considered the ‘Father of Traditional Chinese Medicine”.

Friday, Aug. 24, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and
Saturday, Aug. 25, 9:00am-5:00pm (Lunch break, 12pm-2pm)
Location: Louden Nelson Center – 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

MORE INFO: or call Linda 831 334 7757
Event Flyer
Cost before Aug. 8 – $100
after Aug. 8-$125
Please mail check to: Linda Gerson/Awakening Chi, 745 Pine St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

About Deng Ming Dao

Deng Ming-Dao is an author, martial artist, and Taoist. Over the course of four decades, he has trained with five teachers in Taijiquan, the internal arts of Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, qigong, philosophy and meditation. He is known nationally and internationally for ten books including Chronicles of Tao; 365 Tao, a book of daily meditations, and Scholar Warrior, a book showing how exercises, meditations, and philosophy combine into a single spiritual path. His most recent book is “The Wisdom of the Tao”. Deng’s 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).


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!