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SC Qigong and Taijiquan Classes 




     Dave- Storing Qi postureMonday Afternoons 5-6 pm— Begining and ongoing Qigong. Basic posture and relaxation leading to stillness prepares us to begin moving our bodies again with developed structure and awareness. We utilize a variety of simple drills to quickly develop a new "feel" of coordination and unified movement that we can then take into our forms. The forms include the daoyin exercises descibed below, as well as Flying Crane and Swimming Dragon qigong. You may start any time.

    Wednesday Mornings 9-10 am— Daoyin training, especially suited to therapists and healers of all kinds, including people wanting to regulate and heal themselves. While these exercises are a part of classical Chinese medicine, they are of great value to all practitioners. The Eight Storing Qi and  Developing Sensitivity Exercises are our base, they refine the functions and activities of qi in the practitioner and are the foundation for learning to use tangible qi in Yin-style bagua medicine. The Eight Healing Sounds work the organs and bones on the inside, muscles and skin on the outside, through guiding and leading our blood and qi.
    Open to all, this class has less beginner instruction, start any time.

    Saturday Mornings 8:30-10 am— Yang-style Taijiquan
    Development drills, theory, long form.
    Start the first of any month.

    Class Location— Libby Park, North Pleasant Hill and Valentine Streets
    Look for us within sight of the pond and pagoda.
    Dress for the weather, mornings may be cool, afternoons are often windy.


    Monthly fees for the Sebastopol classes—
    Taijiquan is $30/calendar month
    Qigong is $30/month or $10/class drop in
    Two classes per week- $50/month, Three classes per week- $70/month

    All classes are open to everyone, come join us and see what you think!
    You can start Qigong anytime, and Taijiquan on the first of any month.


        Private Training

    Private instruction in Qigong, Yang-Style Taijiquan and Energy-Bodywork tailored to your needs is available by appointment, please call or email.

    Fee for privates— $60/hour


       The Instructor

    David Parker headshotDavid Parker has studied Chinese martial and meditative arts for twenty-nine years. A certified acupressure and massage therapist in private practice since 1984, he is the owner of Integrative Body Works in Sebastopol. David teaches in a clear and friendly manner, openly sharing his knowledge of the theory and practice of Qigong and Taijiquan.

    You can reach David at 707.824.9630, or email here.

    More on my training and background


Qigong and Taijiquan 

    Qigong and Taijiquan are traditional Chinese energy cultivation and martial arts studies. They are exercises that combine posture and movement with breath and focussed mind practice. Qi itself is the breath or "spark" that motivates all things in life. As our Qi circulation becomes more organized through regular practice, everything we do functions more smoothly. There are many well-documented examples of the effectiveness of these practices in improving both minor and serious health imbalances. Taiji and Qigong are fun and rewarding to learn and make you feel great!

    Want to learn more?

    Qigong Page            Taijiquan Page


    Yang Style Taiji single whip posture               Adjusting a taijiquan posture


Workshops for your organization 

    I can tailor an individual class or a series for your local area business or organization as part of an in–service training, or employee wellness or benefit program. Put on an enlightening, healthy and fun presentation for your group. Learn something about Chinese culture and take home some simple, effective practices that can be put to use right away to relax, refresh and combat stress in the workplace. These classes and mini–workshops are great in corporate settings,  for health care professionals and seniors groups.


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