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Showing posts with label Class. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tai Chi Classes in the North Sacramento Valley

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan, Tai Chi) Classes in the North Sacramento Valley
Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Indoor Taijiquan Practice and Classes in the Evening
Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, California

Tuesday 6:35 - 7:35 pm
Thursday 6:35 - 7:35 pm


Outdoor Taijiquan Practice and Classes in the Early Morning
Valley Spirit Center
Location: 23005 Kilkenny Lane, Red Bluff, California
Phone:  530-200-3546

Outdoor T'ai Chi Ch'uan Practice in June and July of 2013 
Monday    5:00 am - 6:30 am
Tuesday   5:00 am - 6:30 am
Friday      5:00 am - 6:30 am
Saturday  5:00 am - 6:30 am
Sunday    5:00 am - 6:30 am



Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan, Tai Chi):  Yang Style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan 

Yang Style Taijiquan 24 Movements Short Form

Yang Style Taijiquan Traditional 108 Movements Long Form

Chen Style Taijiquan 18 Movements Short Form  
 


Qigong (Chi Kung): Eight Section Brocade, Temple, Dragon, Animal Frolics

Cane (Staff)

Walking


Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) Class Webpage

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Website 


Nearby communities:  Red Bluff, Anderson, Cottonwood, Corning, Los Molinos,
Gerber, Tehama, Rancho Tehama, Chico, Redding






Friday, June 07, 2013

Tai Chi Class in Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan, Tai Chi) Class
Yang and Chen Styles of Taijiquan

Location: Tehama Family Fitness Center
2498 South Main Street, Red Bluff, California, 530-528-8656

Time of the Tai Chi Class:
Tuesday Evening 6:35 - 7:35 pm
Thursday Evening 6:35 - 7:35 pm

Instructor:  Mike Garofalo

Full Tai Chi Class Outline and Information

Focus On:

Yang Style Standard Simplified 24 Movements Form

Yang Style Traditional 108 Movements Form

Chen Style 18 Movements Form of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei


The class textbook for Beginning Tai Chi will be:





The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind.  By Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., and Mark L. Fuerst.  Shambhala Press, 2013.  240 pages.  A Harvard Health Publication.  This is our "textbook" for beginning Tai Chi students.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chi Kung (Qigong) Classes in Red Bluff, California

Chi Kung (Qigong, Yoga) Classes at the Valley Spirit Center
Outdoors in the Cooler Morning Hours

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Location: 23005 Kilkenny Lane, Red Bluff, California
Phone:  530-200-3546

Monday    6:00 am - 7:30 am
Tuesday   6:00 am - 7:30 am
Friday      6:00 am - 7:30 am
Saturday  6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunday    6:00 am - 7:30 am

Qigong (Chi Kung, Dao Yin, Yangshengong): Eight Section Brocade, Temple, Dragon, Animal Frolics, Five Elements

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan): Yang, Chen, and Sun Styles

Cane (Staff)

Walking

Qigong Class Webpage

Nearby communities:  Red Bluff, Anderson, Cottonwood, Corning, Los Molinos,
Gerber, Tehama, Richfield, Rancho Tehama, Chico, Redding. 








Friday, May 10, 2013

Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) Classes at the Valley Spirit Center
Outdoors in the Cooler Morning Hours

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Location: 23005 Kilkenny Lane, Red Bluff, California
Phone:  530-200-3546

Monday    6:00 am - 7:30 am
Tuesday   6:00 am - 7:30 am
Friday      6:00 am - 7:30 am
Saturday  6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunday    6:00 am - 7:30 am

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan): Yang, Chen, and Sun Styles

Qigong (Chi Kung): Eight Section Brocade, Temple, Dragon, Animal Frolics

Cane (Staff)

Walking

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) Class Webpage

Nearby communities:  Red Bluff, Anderson, Cottonwood, Corning, Los Molinos,
Gerber, Tehama, Richfield, Rancho Tehama, Chico, Redding. 





Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yoga Classes with Michael P. Garofalo

Michael Garofalo currently teaches three yoga classes each week at the Tehama Family Fitness Center (TFFC) in Red Bluff, California.  

Here is his current yoga teaching schedule at TFFC:

Monday Class:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tuesday Class:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursday Class:  5:30 – 6:30 pm


These classes feature an eclectic blend of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Chinese Qigong Yoga.  All these practices emphasize flexibility, correct alignment, being quiet, balance, efficient breathing, coordination, and composure.  Hatha style Yoga includes strength building, balancing exercises, popular and traditional Yoga postures, inversions, Warrior poses, and longer stretching sequences.  Vinyasa style Yoga emphasizes flowing movements, strength, building warmth, and coordinated breathing.  Chinese Qigong style Yoga includes standing dynamic stretching exercises, energy (Qi) work, flowing movements, and the Animal Frolics and Brocades.  We will also introduce participants to numerous techniques used to reduce stress, uplift mood, improve concentration, and explore mind-body-spirit consciousness.   

Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo
YogaFit Level IV Certified Yoga Instructor (200 Hours, 2003-2006)
Group Fitness Instructor Certified (AFAA) 2012-
SilverSneakers
® Trained Instructor 2012-
Personal Fitness Trainer Certified (2007-2009)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified
M.S., B.A. Philosophy

For More Information You are Welcome to Telephone Mike at 530-200-3546

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yoga Classes in Red Bluff, California

Michael Garofalo teaches yoga classes at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California.  

Here is his current yoga teaching schedule:

Monday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tuesday:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursday:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Saturday:  11:15 – 12:30 am

These classes feature an eclectic blend of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Chinese Qigong Yoga.  All these practices emphasize flexibility, correct alignment, being quiet, balance, efficient breathing, coordination, and composure.  Hatha style Yoga includes strength building, balancing exercises, modern Yoga postures, inversions, Warrior poses, and longer stretching sequences.  Vinyasa style Yoga emphasizes flowing movements, strength, building warmth, and coordinated breathing.  Chinese Qigong style Yoga includes standing stretching exercises, energy (Qi) work, flowing movements, and the animal frolics.  We will also introduce participants to numerous techniques used to reduce stress, uplift mood, improve concentration, and explore mind-body-spirit consciousness.   


Valley Spirit Yoga
Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo
YogaFit Level IV Certified Yoga Instructor (200 Hours)
Group Fitness Instructor Certified (AFAA) 2012-
SilverSneakers
® Trained Instructor 2012-
Personal Fitness Trainer Certified (2007-2009)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified
M.S., B.A. Philosophy

For More Information You are Welcome to Telephone Mike at 530-200-3546


Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga Website

Mike has completed the YogaFit Level IV Teacher Training certification (200 hours.)  Mike has taught Qigong (Chinese Yoga) and T'ai Chi Ch'uan since 2000, and has practiced these internal martial arts since 1986.  He has been teaching Hatha Yoga at the Tehama Family Fitness Center since 2004, and was formerly the Yoga Director at TFFC.  He has also completed 36 hours of formal training in other styles of Yoga, and over 600 hours of Qigong and Tai Chi training.   

Friday, February 10, 2012

Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung

I frequently teach the Chinese Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung exercise and fitness routine in my Taijiquan class and my Yoga class.  Naturally, I include many comments about Shaolin and Daoist fitness and healthy living concepts. 

This Eight Treasures exercise and fitness routine has a varied and long history with ancient roots back to the Animal Frolics Dao-yin exercises of 300 CE.  Some of Eight Treasures involve toughening, courage, and fighting and were used in military exercise and conditioning drills. 
 
Back in 2002, I created the webpage titled:  The Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung.  
  
The Ba Duan Jin Qigong form includes eight basic exercises to help you keep limber, become stronger, improve your balance, and increase your stamina.  There are opportunities for squatting movements and postures to strengthen the legs.  

The entire Eight Beautiful Tapestries Chi Kung form is done while standing. 

There are numerous versions of this popular Chi Kung form.  There are many good books, instructional DVDs, and UTube videos to choose from on this topic.  My webpage includes a long bibliography on the Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung with citations for resources, links, videos, books, DVDs on the subject.  

I make a number of comments about the movement variations, physical training targets, muscles worked, attitude, benefits, options, comparisons with yoga asanas, and breathing patterns.  

I offer my own version with fairly detailed comments on each of the eight movements.  Here is my one page class handout for the Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung class. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) and Chi Kung (Qigong) Classes will resume on Monday, February 27th, 2012. 

These classes will be offered at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California.  

The Tai Chi instructor will be Mike Garofalo.  Mike has taught Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung at the Tehama Family Fitness Center since 2003.  

The Tai Chi class will be held two days each week.  The Monday evening class is from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Saturday morning class is from 9:30 am until  11 am. 
 

Everyone will learn to perform the Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung and the Dragon Chi Kung sets.  We will have detailed instruction and practice in the Standard Simplified Tai Chi 24 Movement Short Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  Class handout for the Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung.  

Intermediate students and advanced students have a variety of options for training and learning in this class.  Mike also offers some free outdoor training options at the Valley Spirit Center in Red Bluff, and he also offers private lessons.     


Mike Garofalo began learning Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung in 1986.  His Cloud Hands Taijiquan website and his Valley Spirit Qigong website, both started in 2001, serve over 850,000 webpages each year to people all around the world.  His Cloud Hands Blog provides daily information on many related subjects.  


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Red Bluff, California


I am eagerly anticipating meeting with returning and new students who wish to learn T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) and Qigong (Chi Kung, Dao Yin, Yangsheng Gong, Chinese Yoga).  


I look forward to teaching Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California, starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 8, 2011.  I have taught Tai Chi and Qigong at the Tehama Family Fitness Center since 2003.  I was unable to teach from June 20th until October 8th, 2011, due to three surgeries on my left thigh.     




Classes on Saturdays from 9:30 -11 am on 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29.

Classes on Mondays from 5:30 - 7 pm on 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31.  

Mike's Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga Classes are Free for TFFC members, and $10.00 per class for non-TFFC members.  

Tehama Family Fitness Center, 2498 South Main Street Red Bluff, CA 96080, 530-528-8656
http://www.tehamafamilyfitness.com/

Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
http://www.gardendigest.com/biompg.htm

More information on Mike's Tai Chi and Qigong Classes:
http://www.egreenway.com/tcc.htm

Magic Pearl Qigong

Eight Section Brocade Qigong
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/esb.htm

Standard Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 Movements

"While making a stride, it is as quietly as a cat walks, and while putting forth strength the exertion is so mild that it looks like reeling off raw silk from a cocoon.  The movements, like clouds floating in the sky, are spry and light, but well-balanced and steady.  Motion is even and fluid, the muscles neither stiff nor rigid.  Breathing should be deep and even ...  the mind is tranquil but alert, with consciousness commanding the body.  In practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan it is essential that movements be guided by consciousness and that there be stillness in movement - a unity of stillness and motion."
-  Official Chinese instruction manual for the 24 movement short form, quoted by Howard Reid in his book "The Way of Harmony," p. 90.

"In order to popularize Taijiquan, the Chinese National Sports Committee authorized the country's four most renowned Taijiquan teachers to compose the 24 Forms Taijiquan.  It is based mainly on the Yang style, eliminating many repetitions and retaining most of the essential principles of Taijiquan.  The 24 Forms is easier to learn and shorter to practice.  The whole set takes around 5 minutes.  A busy person in this modern age can do three rounds in 20 minutes (including warm up exercises).  This will be quite adequate to improve and maintain good health.  Most clinical studies of the benefits of Taijiquan are based on people practicing this set of forms.  The 24 Forms very quickly became the most popular form in the world."
-  Paul Lam, M.D., An Evaluation of the Combined 42 Forms"Tai Chi Magazine," Vol 18, No. 5, October, 1994, pp.26-28.  


Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Long Form 108 Movements
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/longyang.htm
 
Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, 18 Movement Short Form of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/chenshort18.htm

Standard 32 Movement Sword Form
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/sword32.htm

Eight Immortals Cane Form, Part I, Yang Style
http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/jostaff.htm




Master Chang San-Feng, circa 1300 CE, is the legendary founder of Tai Chi Chuan.  He is considered an Immortal.
 
"After reaching for the needle at the bottom of the sea,
I looked up, one summer's eve,
to see old Chang San-Feng open the garden gate,
and join me for Tai Chi.

We said not a word -
hands moving like clouds,
fingers grasping sparrow's tails,
faces smiling, feeling the sun drop,
glimpsing a half moon climbing the clear sky.
Time flowed without a ripple of memories,
Space embraced a crane cooling its wings,
Being began to sing
softly in tune with the moon.
My dusty black dog barked,
sensing something on the warm wind;
speaking her mind,
ears up.
Master Chang was gone.
Leaving one shoe on a beanpole, and
a page of poems -
mementos for mortals.  
Two black butterflies
danced wing to wing
in love."
-  Mike Garofalo, Encounters with Master Zhang Sanfeng




Mike doing 'White Stork Cools Its Wings'


Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons
http://www.egreenway.com/qigong/advice1.htm


Reverse Your Biological Age By:
"1.  Changing your perceptions.
2.  Deep rest, restful awareness, and restful sleep. 
3.  Lovingly nurturing you body through healthy food.
4.  Using nutritional complements wisely.
5.  Enhancing mind/body integration: breathing exercises, yoga, tai chi, qigong, aikido, etc..
6.  Exercise: strength and aerobic conditioning.
7.  Eliminating toxins from you life.
8.  Cultivating flexibility and creativity in consciousness.
9.  Love and loving relationships.
10.  Maintaining a youthful mind."

-   Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D. 
    Grow Younger, Live Longer: Ten Steps to Reverse Aging
.  (2001)  

Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber,
Manton, Cottonwood, Olinda, Cloverdale, Dairyville, Bend, Centerville, Summit City, Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Colusa, Willows, Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp, Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland, Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Qigong Classes in the Beautiful North Sacramento Valley




Study with Mike Garofalo in Beautiful Red Bluff, California

Beginning T'ai Chi Ch'uan Options:  Yang 24, Chen 18, Sun 24, Cane 18
Beginning Chi Kung Options: Eight Brocades, Animal Frolics


Lectures, Private Lessons, Classes, Consulting,
Workshops, Questions and Answers
Reasonable Hourly Rates
Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.



Excellent Recreational Opportunities for Persons of All Ages in the North Sacramento Valley
The Perfect Weekend Getaway for You, Friends and Family
Beautiful Scenery, Pleasant Weather, and Clear Skies for the Outdoor Enthusiast
Activities: Sight Seeing, Walking, Shopping, Spas, Reading, Relaxing, Internal Arts Studies
The Valley Spirit Center includes extensive gardens for Tai Chi practice and a Sacred Circle
A Full Array of Services and Excellent Accommodations in Redding or Red Bluff
Contact Mike: Email or Phone 530-200-3546




Private Lessons and Weekend Training is available!!

Mike teaches the Eight Section Brocade Qigong, Five Animal Frolics Qigong, Five Elements Qigong, Magic Pearl Qigong, Dragon Qigong, Temple Qigong, Muscle-Tendon Transformation Qigong, Dragon Qigong, Meditative Walking and Standing, Standard 24 Movement Yang Style Taijiquan, Chen Style Taijiquan 18 Movement Form, and cane weapon practices and forms.  Information and handouts are available online



Nearby cities: Chico, Orland, Corning, Los Molinos, Red Bluff, Cottonwood, Anderson, Redding.  Chico is 40 miles south of Red Bluff, and Redding is 40 miles north of Red Bluff.  Sacramento is 130 miles south of Red Bluff.  San Francisco is 175 miles southwest of Red Bluff.  Eureka is 180 miles west of Red Bluff.   


Enjoy the weekend in beautiful Tehama County!  There are many nice motels in Red Bluff.  There are many recreational opportunities in our area.  The quaint town of Red Bluff features Victorian style homes, many antique shops, and beautiful parks along the Sacramento River.  There are many fine restaurants, motels, and cultural events in both Chico and Redding.    

Soak up some country atmosphere!  Come to Red Bluff and learn Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan.  
Contact Mike or Karen Garofalo by Email










                        Sundial Walking Bridge in Redding, California.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and Yoga Classes in 2011 - Mike Garofalo

Current 2011 Taijiquan and Qigong Class and Practice Schedule
Michael P. Garofalo, Instructor
Red Bluff, Northern California


Outdoors, Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center
Indoors, Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center
Outdoors, Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center
Indoors, Saturday, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center
Outdoors, Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan, the Chen Taijiquan 18 Form.

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.


Cloud Hands Blog
Cloud Hands Website
Valley Spirit Taijiquan Curriculum, Class Schedules
Tai Chi Class Information

Current 2011 Yoga Class Schedule
Mike Garofalo, Instructor
Red Bluff, Northern California



Yoga Class, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center
Yoga Class, Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center
Yoga Class, Saturdays, 11:15 am - 12:30 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Yoga Information
Yoga Class Information

Beginning Tai Chi Class 2011

Beginning Qigong Class

Monday, May 03, 2010

Tai Chi and Qigong in Red Bluff, California

At present, I teach at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff California on Monday from 5:30-7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:30-11 am.

I also teach at the Valley Spirit Center.

I teach the Standard 24 Form Taijiquan, the Yang Family Traditional Long Taijiquan 108 Form, the Chen Taijiquan 18 Short Form, the Standard Competition Sun Taijiquan 73 Form, the Standard 32 Movement Sword Form, the Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form. All of my teaching in documented at my Cloud Hands Website.

Currently, we are studying the Chen Taijiquan 18 Movement Form, the Standard 32 Movement Sword Form, and the Wild Goose Qigong Form.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tai Chi Chuan Outdoors in Red Bluff CA

Since I returned to work this week as the Technology and Media Services Supervisor and Grants Coordinator for the Corning Union Elementary School District, I must change my morning outdoor taijiquan practice schedule.

Monday 6:00 - 7:30 am

Friday 6:00 - 7:30 am

Saturday 6:00 - 7:30 am

Sunday 6:00 - 7:30 am

In the morning, I walk, practice Taijiquan and Qigong hand forms, and practice cane, fan, and sword weapons forms.

Outdoor Practice Schedule

Indoor Taijiquan/Qigong Teaching/Practice Schedule

Indoor Yoga/Qigong Teaching/Practice Schedule

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mike Garofalo's Teaching Schedule

I will return to teaching yoga at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California, on Tuesday, July 28th, at 5:30 pm.

I will return to teaching Taijiquan and Qigong at the Tehama Family Fitness Center on Saturday, August 1st, at 9:30 am.

I was on vacation the week before last, and recovering from a "heat stroke" type episode last week. It was over 100 F each day last week. I seem to be OK now.

Thanks to Tami and Terri (Yoga) and Kevin Weaver (Taiji) for filling in for me at TFFC.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Taijiquan Classes in Red Bluff, California

Taijiquan and Qigong Class and Practice Schedule

Red Bluff, California
Mike Garofalo, M.S., Instructor

Starting May 20, 2009


Indoor Classes:

Indoors, Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Indoors, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Class Cancelled On: Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 23rd and Monday, May 25th.

Tehama Family Fitness Center
2498 South Main Street, Red Bluff, California
Adjacent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Medical Complex
530-528-8656


Outdoor Practice and Lessons:

Outdoor Late Spring and Summer Practice Schedule in 2009

Daily (Monday-Sunday), 5:00 - 7:00 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center
(I practice early in the morning because of the high summertime temperatures in the North Sacramento Valley. My practices include walking, qigong, taijiquan, and weapons work.)

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center
23005 Kilkenny Lane
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: 530-200-3546


Instruction Offered:

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form; Taiji Kung Fu 52 Fan Form; and the Sun Style Taijiquan 73 Competition Form.

Currently I am studying the Shaolin Kung Fu Cane form as taught by Shifu Ted Mancuso, the Taiji Kung Fu Fan form as taught by Li Deyin, reviewing the Sun Taijiquan 73 Form, and learning the Swimming Dragon Qigong form as taught by T.K. Shih. I began my studies of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986, and have been teaching Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000.

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.


Taijiquan Class Indoors Information

Taijiquan Class Flyer

Taijiquan Outdoors Practice and Class Information

Cloud Hands Blog

Green Way Blog

Cloud Hands Website

Class Schedule Changes

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Curriculum, Instructors, Class Schedule

General Information


Call Mike for more information at: 530-200-3546



Friday, April 03, 2009

Tai Chi Chuan Classes in Red Bluff, California

Taijiquan and Qigong Class and Practice Schedule

Red Bluff, California
Mike Garofalo, M.S., Instructor

Starting April 1, 2009


Indoor Classes:

Indoors, Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Indoors, Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Tehama Family Fitness Center
2498 South Main Street, Red Bluff, California
Adjacent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Medical Complex
530-528-8656


Outdoor Practice and Lessons:

Outdoors, Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Outdoors, Fridays, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Outdoors, Saturdays, 7:30 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Outdoors, Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center
23005 Kilkenny Lane
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: 530-200-3546


Instruction Offered:

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form; and the Sun Style Taijiquan 73 Competition Form.

Currently I am studying Ba Gua Zhang with Shifu Kent Howard, the Shaolin Kung Fu Cane form as taught by Shifu Ted Mancuso, and reviewing the Sun Taijiquan 73 Form. I began my studies of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986, and have been teaching Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000.

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.


Taijiquan Class Indoors Information

Taijiquan Class Flyer

Taijiquan Outdoors Practice and Class Information

Cloud Hands Blog

Green Way Blog

Cloud Hands Website

Class Schedule Changes

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Curriculum, Instructors, Class Schedule

General Information


Call Mike for more information at: 530-200-3546



Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yoga and Taijiquan Class Schedule

Current Taijiquan Class and Practice Schedule
Mike Garofalo, Instructor

Outdoors, Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Outdoors, Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Saturday, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Outdoors, Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan.

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Green Way Blog

Cloud Hands Blog

Cloud Hands Website

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Curriculum, Instructors, Class Schedule


Current Yoga Class Schedule
Mike Garofalo, Instructor

Starting Thursday, November 13, 2008:

Yoga Class, Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Yoga Class, Saturdays, 11:00 am - 12:15, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Yoga Class, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center


Yoga Information

Monday, November 03, 2008

Tai Chi Chuan Practice Schedule

Current Taijiquan Class and Practice Schedule

Outdoors, Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Outdoors, Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Saturday, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals 36 Cane Form in the Yang Style of Taijiquan.

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Green Way Blog

Cloud Hands Blog

Cloud Hands Website

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Curriculum, Instructors, Class Schedule

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Practice Schedule

Current Taijiquan Class and Practice Schedule

Outdoors, Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Outdoors, Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

Indoors, Saturday, 9:30 - 11 am, Tehama Family Fitness Center

Sunday, 7:00 - 8:30 am, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center

We practice the Yang Style of Taijiquan, 32 Sword Form and Eight Immortals Cane in the Yang Style.

Blog Posting Schedule:

Green Way Blog: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

Cloud Hands Blog: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan Teaching Schedule

Starting on August 9, 2008, I will begin the following new teaching schedule at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California:

Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Qigong), Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Tai Chi Chuan (Yang Style - 24, 108, sword), Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Qigong), Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Tai Chi Chuan (Yang Style - 24, 108, sword), Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 am

Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Qigong), Saturdays, 11 - 12:15 am