Qigong, Chi Kung, Dao Yin, Yang Sheng Fa, Yoga

Valley Spirit Center

Michael P. Garofalo
M.S., B.A. Philosophy


Private Lessons with Mike Garofalo

Public Qigong Classes with Mike Garofalo


Mike began learning Qigong (Chi Kung) in 1986, and has taught Qigong since 2000 at the Valley Spirit Center.  
He has taught Yoga, Taijiquan, and Qigong at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff since 2003.
He is the webmaster of the Valley Spirit Qigong Website.
He is a Yoga Fit Level 4 Certified Yoga Instructor and an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer.
Mike has attended many Qigong and Yoga workshops and seminars.
He is the author of  The Eight Section Brocade Qigong, Dragon Qigong, Animal Frolics Qigong, and The Magic Pearl Qigong.


Brief Biography


The Valley Spirit Center includes many good outdoor areas for Qigong (Chi Kung) practice and teaching.  

Valley Spirit Center
23005 Kilkenny Lane
Red Bluff, California 96080


Services by Appointment Only





Alphabetical Index to the Valley Spirit Qigong Website


Cloud Hands Blog by Mike Garofalo


Eight Section Brocade Qigong


Magic Pearl Qigong


Dragon Qigong


Five Animal Frolics Qigong (Wu Qin Xi)


Five Elements Qigong


Sung - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive


Rooting, Centered, Balanced, Grounded


Qigong: Links and Bibliography


Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices


Dao De Jing by Lao Zi


Wudang Qigong


Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong


The Spirit of Gardening


Qigong Ruler


Taiji Ball, Ball Qigong, Medicine Ball Exercise Routines


Chen Silk Reeling Qigong


Valley Spirit Grove Qigong 


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 


Luohan (Eighteen Buddha Hands) Qigong


Bear Frolic Qigong


Zhan Zhuang (Standing Like a Tree)


Qigong Classes - Mike Garofalo, M.S., Instructor


Master Chang San-Feng


Six Daoist Healing Sounds


Silk Reeling Qigong


Yi Jin Jing Qigong (Muscle-Tendon Changing Qigong)


Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons




Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu


Valley Spirit (Gu Shen)


Crane Frolic Qigong


Qigong Quotes


Self-Massage, Acupressure, and Chinese Massage


Daoyin Yangsheng Gong


Yang Style Taijiquan


Deer Frolic Qigong


Silk Reeling, Spiral and Twisting Energy, Circles


Taoist Perspectives: Qigong, Philosophy, Arts, Alchemy, Mysticism


Ways of Walking


Eight Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)


Wuji Qigong


Chen Taijiquan 18 Movement Chen Zhenglei Form


Chen Style of Taijiquan


Yang Taijiquan Beijing Standard 24 Form


Animal Frolics Exercises Qigong/Yoga/Exercises


The Human Body


Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California


Taijiquan: Links and Bibliography


Temple Qigong


Breathing and Qigong

Sun Style of Taijiquan


Tips and Suggestions for Qigong Practice


Walking and Qigong


Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way


Eight Ways of Walking Qigong


Fitness, Vitality and Good Health


Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy


My Personal Practice


Zen and Daoist Poetry


Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)


Master Han Shan

Haiku and Short Poems






Index for the Cloud Hands Website








Valley Spirit Center Homepage

Michael P. Garofalo's E-Mail


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

This webpage was last changed or updated on February 2, 2012


Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California, 2008-2012


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