Next SUNDAY Group Course (Park Slope):  NOTE: Classes have moved online until the end of May at least.  Visit our “Welcome” page or the “Group Class Information Page” for current offerings.

–Strength & Softness–  

–Emotional Wisdom:  Inner Smile, Healing Sounds & Standing your Ground

March 3  FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS 6:00-7:30pm

Register here:

March 10-Apr 21  COURSE of 7 SUNDAYS 6:00-7:30pm

Register here:

About this Course:

We often speak about “strength” as both a physical and mental asset.  And we often wish we had more… By strengthening our Qi energy we can not only cultivate our physical and mental strength, we increase our Qi (life force).  Having strong Qi shows up in so many ways:  emotional resilience, mental focus, increased physical capacities, an ability to maintain our center and healthy boundaries.  The benefits of strengthening Qi are often subtle, but they are powerfully transformative. 

In 7 weekly classes (preceded by a Free Intro) you learn a deeply different way of understanding, experiencing and cultivating your strength.  Using the breath practices, postures and movements of Iron Shirt Qigong, you can shift and grow. Traditionally used by martial artists to create an “Iron Shirt” to deflect impact and aggression, we practice it to increase our immune system and build emotional, mental and energetic strength.  This practice is particularly good in fast, stressful and sometimes crowded city life.

To balance the Yang of Iron Shirt, We will use the gentle depth of the Inner Smile. The Inner Smile is a powerful visualization that brings us “back to ourselves” and to a place of loving calm.  It is very simple, so it can be overlooked.  But when you cultivate a clear rich practice, it creates an inner space that is truly your “home”.  All this will be supplemented with short ‘in the moment’ practices to help with daily stresses or specific issues.

As always, hand-out materials and occasional guided audio recordings are included with the course to support home practice.

Register for the Free Intro: March 3   6-7:30pm: 

Register for the 7 week Course:  March 10-April 21   6-7:30pm
Fee:  $175 (payment is submitted when you register): 


Park Slope:
327 7th Street, 2nd Floor (Center for Anti-violence Ed.)
Buzzer No. 1, 2nd Floor

Near: 4th Ave & 9th Street F/R/G

Weekly Group Class Format:

A Free Class to Introduce the Course:  Courses are run on an 8 week cycle.  Before the course begins, there is a free class to experience the practices… and to learn some important Qigong/Taoist ideas.  Registration is needed for these classes.

Courses, Not Drop-In:  After the Free Intro, the course will run on the next 7 weeks.  We will learn the main practices a step at a time, as we also build skills needed for any Tao Practice.  To register, use the links on this page, or you can contact me directly.  Pre-payment is needed to register for the course (there are links for that here as well).

This is important: —If there are fewer than 3-4 people registered, the class will not be held, and only those registered will be contacted about any scheduling changes.

Focused Content for Each Course:  Each Course will share a complete practice, based on a facet of the Tao Path.  Both movement or body-centric practices and meditative “inner” practices will be included, as well as enough theory or information to give context to your practice.  If you only take the one course, you will leave with a solid understanding and enough experience to “own” that practice.  And if you continue into the next course, you will continue to build and deepen your understanding and your practice.

Core Lineage:  Mantak Chia’s Universal Tao:  Every course centers on Universal Tao practice.  Along with these accessible, transformational practices, you will learn practices that take the ideas, movements and skills of Universal Tao deeper… as well as body-mind and movement practices that make you feel good, release stress and strengthen your Tao learning.  If you’re pursuing Universal Tao certification, all these courses are relevant.

Why 7 weeks?  After the Free Intro… Seven weeks (7 x 7) is 49 days… an important number in Asian traditional work.  It is the period that the spirit stays before moving on into other realms or other lives… It is the period used to truly change a habit: dropping one or taking one up.  And it’s said that if you stay with a practice for 49 days, you will work through your resistance and lack of understanding to a place of “ownership” — and can wisely decide whether the practice is aligned with your path.


Current Weekly Group Class: SUNDAYS

Emotional Wisdom with the Five Elements:

January 6:  FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS  6-7:30pm

January 13-February 24: Course of Seven Sundays  6-7:30pm

This course brings busy New Yorkers who can feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious or stuck in their emotions into a grounded, spacious inner life so you can enjoy your vibrant feelings rather than managing, medicating or running from them. In 8 weekly classes (First Class a Free Intro) you learn a deeply different way of understanding, experiencing and digesting emotions using body and mind practices that are short, accessible, enjoyable, yet deeply transformative.

The SIX HEALING SOUNDS uses simple movement and sound, along with vibrant visualization to deeply connect with the energies of your emotions and begin shifting and transforming them. The FIVE YIN ORGAN QIGONG clears stale Qi energy (and emotion) from your body and draws in vitality. Along with these powerful practices we will dig into the nature of the Five Elements and how they manifest in your life: in the seasons, the times of day, the directions and in your relationships. All this will be supplemented with short ‘in the moment’ practices to help with daily stresses or specific issues.

Center for Anti-violence. 327 7th Street, 2nd Floor, Park Slope Brooklyn…  

January 6 ~ Free

January 13-February 24 ~ $175

Please register using this link (no payment needed):

SUNDAY  JAN.  6 : FREE INTRO {6:00-7:30pm}


Please register using this link (payment is needed to register):

SUNDAYS  JAN. 13 – FEB. 24 : 7 Week Series {6:00-7:30pm}



Further Weekly Group Classes: SUNDAYS

Subject T.B.D:

April 28:  FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS  6:00-7:30pm

May 5-June 16: Course of Seven Sundays  6:00-7:30pm

At Center for Anti-violence, 327 7th Street, 2nd Floor

Park Slope Brooklyn

Check back or sign up for our email newsletter to learn the subjects of this and later free introductory classes and 7 week courses.

Please register using this link (no payment needed):

SUNDAY APR 28 : FREE INTRO {6:00-7:30pm}

{Link will be posted when Course opens for registration}

Please register using this link (payment is needed to register):

SUNDAYS  MAY 5-JUN 16 : 7 Week Series {6:00-7:30pm}

{Link will be posted when Course opens for registration}


Ovarian Kung Fu In Depth Course

week of Mid-March – Mid-April  Day of Week TBD

Six Weeks – 7:00-9:00pm

Check the special page for complete information.

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