Current Public Class Schedule
Downtown LA – Weekly Medical Qigong – Meets Sundays: 9-10:30am – Downtown LA Office.
West LA – Weekly Medical Qigong – Meets Saturdays – 8:30-11:30am – The Learning Garden, Venice, CA.
Westside classes are held at The Learning Garden next to Venice High School. It is on the corner of Venice Blvd and Walgrove Ave. Free street parking is available.
Downtown LA classes are held at my Downtown Office on Gallery Row in the Historic Core. 453 S. Spring Street, Suite 320, Los Angeles CA. Entrance to the building is on Spring Street. Free street parking on Sundays.
Why Practice Medical Qigong?
Medical Qigong (energy work) exercises have been developed, refined, and practiced in China for thousands of years. They are used for whole-body wellness, disease prevention, longevity, healthy aging and self-healing.
Medical Qigong exercises are simple, easy to learn, and gentle on the body. They can aid the body’s healing process, strengthen the immune system, calm the mind and balance the emotions. Most people can practice Qigong regardless of age or physical fitness.
The following are a small sample of the benefits you can expect from practicing Qigong.
Qigong exercises help strengthen your body’s immune system and reduce physical and mental stress it experiences on a daily basis. Qigong can help improve circulation, balance hormones, increase energy and improve your body’s ability to fight disease.
Healthy Aging and Longevity
Qigong helps slow down the aging process so that you’ll not only live longer but also look younger and have a higher quality of life. This means greater mobility and independence, a more active lifestyle, and a sharper mind in your golden years.
Clear and Calm Mind
Practicing Qigong calms an overactive mind, brings peace and clarity, and reduces stress levels. As your mind becomes quiet, you are able to focus on the things in life that are important to you. You’ll build a deeper connection to your life purpose and what truly makes you happy.
Regular practice promotes optimism and a joyful disposition. A positive outlook provides a strong foundation for living a powerful and fulfilled life.
People who practice Qigong have more energy. You’ll also experience improved sexual vitality and fertility.
Medical Qigong Classes in Los Angeles:
I teach medical Qigong and Tai Chi classes for all age groups in public and private settings throughout the Los Angeles area. The purpose of my classes is to help deepen and improve your practice, provide positive reinforcement in maintaining a regular exercise schedule, and bring greater benefit to your health. There is a huge difference between trying to learn from watching a DVD and being in a supportive group setting with an experienced, live instructor.
My background in medical Qigong started under Qigong Grandmaster Hong Liu. Master Hong, as he prefers to be called, is a world-renowned authority on natural healing and complementary health practices, and a living treasure in China and Hawaii. I have also studied under the Ni family tradition of healing arts, Qigong and Tai Chi and integrated their styles into my practice.
I teach individual and group classes at senior centers, private homes and other locations in the greater Los Angeles area. Rates vary depending on your needs, location, and group size. Contact me for more information.
I have been teaching Qigong at the Learning Garden in Venice, California for the past 7 years. The Garden is located on the corner of Venice Blvd. and Walgrove, right next to Venice High School. I also recently started teaching new classes at my office in Pasadena. Based on requests, I am open to starting new public classes in other parts of Los Angeles.
Southern Chinese (Cantonese) cuisine is renowned both internationally as well as across China for its delicious flavors, diverse and exotic ingredients and health benefits. Cantonese cooking has been refined for more than 2,000 years – much longer than most civilizations have existed. Its depth, history, and wisdom are revealed not just in its flavors but also in its integration with natural medicine and other aspects of living – health, culture, art and philosophy.
For the Cantonese, food isn’t just something tasty you put in your mouth. Food is life. Food is medicine. It is how we can nourish our bodies as well as our minds and spirits. With the influence of Taoists, the developers of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cantonese cooks look not just for flavor and freshness but also for taste, temperature and other medicinal properties of foods. Chinese herbs are a natural part of everyday cooking and goes into soups and dishes. They can be used for prevention, overall wellness, and longevity as well as for specific illnesses.
I offer cooking classes for individuals and small groups that want to learn how to cook according to seasons/nature, using medicinal herbs, and with organic ingredients. Classes are based on demand and I tailor make classes based on the group. Contact me for more information.