talks & workshops


Upcoming in August & September

Qigong at Abhaya Yoga ~ Dumbo

Visit the special page for Qigong events at Abhaya Yoga in Dumbo (from the link in the menu at left)


July 28-29

Weekend Retreat in New York City
Ovarian Kung Fu Intensive

Chelsea Manhattan
307 West 30th Street, 3rd Floor
Saturday July 28: 10:00am ~ 5:00pm
Sunday July 29:  9:00am ~ 4:00pm

Learn the core practices of Mantak Chia’s Sexual Energy Practices over one weekend, along with supportive grounding and centering practices.  The benefits of Taoist Sexual Energy practices are rich.  To learn more about them, visit the description page for the In-Depth course:

This offering is structured differently.   Have a full day together on Saturday {10:00-5:00} {with a lunch break} and then a Sunday class {9:00-4pm} {with a late morning break}

This weekend intensive format is ideal if you’re traveling to New York or if your schedule makes it difficult to attend for 6 weeks.  It’s also great for those with an ongoing practice looking to expand their energy work.

To accommodate different learning styles, backgrounds and schedules, I’m offering Two formats or Levels:

Level One ~ In Person Saturday and Sunday:

~You will learn and practice the core foundation practice… As well as essential grounding, centering and preparation practices
~You will understand the how and why of the practices and get a clear picture of how it will add to your life
~A specially gathered {artist-designed} materials with the history, background and step-by-step guides
~A collection of guided meditation recordings to continue your practice that are yours to keep

Tuition & Materials: $290

Level Two ~ Everything in Level One, Plus:

Because not everyone can soak up everything offered in this intensive and be “good to go” I’m offering a second level:

~Three live Guided Meditations of the practice

~Option of returning for half-day Jade Egg training.  This is a separate training, but since it really requires a good grasp of the energy practices, it’s offered separately.

{dates tbd, but approx. weekly  after the workshop}
75-90 min group call meditations
Recordings available afterward

Additional Fee: $85

Women’s Jade Egg Training {sort of Level 3}

Not all women learning Healing Love wish to learn to use the Jade Egg.  (And it is ideally learned after  you are confident about your energetic practices.) Because of this, the Jade Egg training is offered the week after the intensive as a separate event.

Eggs (with drilled hole) are available for purchase at either the weekend intensive or the Jade Egg training.  Please contact ahead of time so we know to bring extras.

Half day ~ A Saturday following the workshop
9:30-12:30 or 1:30-4:30

Fee: $85

Ovarian Kung Fu Practice Group Gatherings

I will be organizing twice monthly classes/gatherings in Women’s Sexual Energy Practice
They will begin in August… WEDNESDAYS 7:30-9:00pm
Dates TBA

We will have a group meditation of the full practice together, beginning with Qigong and centering meditation followed by the full Ovarian Breathing Practice, energy circulation and quiet mind sitting.  After our meditation, you will be able to bring your questions and specific experiences for guidance. Open to Miranda’s previous Ovarian Kung Fu students or women with previous Healing Love training.

Eventually, each gathering will have a focus or “theme” — but in the beginning we will focus on aspects of the practice that may need more attention or support.

Fee: $85 for all 3.  $40 for any single gathering.


Past Presentations:

June 10 ~ 11:00am~5:30pm

Kuan Yin Standing Qigong

Special Day Long Event: “Treat Yourself” at 307 W 30th Street

A full day of presentations and practitioners at the beautiful spaces at 307 West 30th Street in Chelsea.  Join Miranda’s one-hour class in Kuan Yin Standing Qigong and book a 30 minute private consultation or Qigong training with her as well.

Kuan Yin Qigong is named after the Chinese goddess of Compassion. In this easy, beautiful and flowing sequence, we bring in imagery of the Oceans, the Mountains, the Moon and the Stars. We dip and turn in easy, open movements that move Qi throughout your body, open your lungs and deepen your breath. Kuan Yin Qigong has about 12 different movements but only takes about 10 minutes once you know it. We will enjoy the full sequence together and choose a few of the movements to deepen and refine.

Follow this link for additional information at to register for the day:—friends—-Sunday–June-10-from-11am-6pm.html?soid=1101172116961&aid=DkW0Iqxph7w

Admission for the whole day: $25 (in advance) $30 at the door
30 minute private sessions: Miranda will be available for private 30 minute “mini sessions” ~ $45
Advance purchase entrance and a session at the above link for $70



April 29, 2018

12:00-1:30pm on Sunday April 29
at Please
557 5th Avenue
Brooklyn NY  11215

Exploring Taoist Sexual Energy

For many centuries in China and East Asia, sexual pleasure has been understood to be energetic as well as physical. Energetic practices were handed down with the benefit to strengthen health, lengthen life, and deepen and intensify intimacy as well as pleasure. Some of the energetic exercises are performed with a partner, and some are for solo rituals. While there are many advanced techniques that can be learned with dedication, we will be exploring a set of routines that are simple and fun for novices and afficianados alikes. In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of Taoist Sexual Energy, and a little bit about the background and history of the practices we’ll be learning. We will focus on using breath, visualization, and the body: a subtle “Yin” practice that you can do every day to cultivate a deeper connection to your sexual energy; a warmer “Yang” practice to taste the collection and movement of your sexual energy in your lower body; and a closing practice to cultivate your earth grounding and centering. Done together, they offer a short ritual that opens a door to embracing health and pleasure in the spirit of Taoism.

Come investigate… or enjoy this introduction to… Universal Tao’s Healing Love methods, tradtionally called Ovarian and Seminal Kung Fu.

Future Workshops at Please: May 20 and in the Fall

Fee: $35  ~ Register through Eventbrite:


April 19

Qigong for Artists

Chashama ~ BAT B

A  group class focusing on releasing and relaxing your body… and remedying overuse or strain accumulated in making artwork. Held at Chashama Space to Create Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B.  This is a private space. If you wish to attend as Miranda’s guest, contact at least 5 days in advance.


February 20

Ovarian Kung Fu ~ An Afternoon Introduction

This is the TaoZen version of Universal Healing Tao’s “Healing Love.”  These practices are not difficult.  Yet they are so transformative.  Not only to your cycle (or menopause), hormone levels and body, but to your emotions and your experience of your femininity and centered strength. We will learn the TaoZen version that stays low in your body and does not require a strong Microcosmic Orbit.

My goal is that you all learn this practice well enough to own it — to feel confident in practicing on your own.  So, in addition to the training on Saturday, you will receive Practice Guide booklets for both Ovarian Breathing and the Jade Egg that distill the steps and information, as well as some ‘cheat sheet’ cards to use during practice.  You will also receive a scheduled follow-up with me individually 1-2 weeks after the workshop–either by phone or, a 15-20 minute session at my office (for current clients, it can be an extension of a regular session).

Time: 1:30 – 4:00
Location: 92nd Street on Upper East Side
Fee for workshop and follow-up: $145

A small number of drilled stone eggs are available if you don’t already have one.  Please let me know when you register if you’d like to purchase one and I will bring several for you to choose from.  I have Rose Quartz, Green Aventrine and Black Obsidian.

If you’d like more information or to sign up, email:


6 Healing Sounds Qigong

New York Open Center

Free Intro on April 5!

5-Week Course
April 12 – May 10

Qigong is a Chinese healing practice that balances body, mind and spirit through physical movements, breathing techniques and meditative focus. In this class, we will learn Six Healing Sounds qigong, an easy-to-learn and deeply healing practice.

Ancient Taoist masters discovered that healthy organs vibrate at a particular frequency, and they developed six sounds with the correct frequencies to keep each organ in optimal condition, each performed with specific movements and visualizations that strengthen and balance the organs and energy of the body. Regular practice calms our emotions, making us less prone to anger, fear and sadness.

We will close each class with Kuan Yin qigong, a beautiful series of fluid movements that not only fortify overall health, mental clarity and emotional equilibrium, but also open the heart to unconditional love.

(5 sessions) Wednesdays, April 12–
May 10, 6–7:15pm
Members: $100 / Nonmembers: $135
Save 35.00 by becoming a member!

Please register directly with the Open Center:

{ -Six Healing Sounds}



April 7-9 in Tampa Florida

3-Day Training in Ovarian Kung Fu & TaoZen Practice

The Grand Goddess Retreat

Miranda will teach a daily practice from TaoZen and Ovarian Kung Fu, including grounding, breast massage, ovarian breathing and jade egg… along with standing and moving qigong sequences.  Also presenting during the weekend will be Kamala Easton.  Are you near Tampa?  Contact for more information:


Universal Healing Tao Associate Instructor Certification

Training & Mentoring

universal healing tao brooklyn new yorkHave you fallen in love with the practices you’ve learned from Universal Healing Tao?  Are you interested in deepening your practice and sharing these methods with others?   There is a learning path set out to support you on your way.  Get in touch with me to learn more about the many ways we can support you.