Morning Training Program with Mike Garofalo in Red Bluff, California
Walking, Taijiquan, Qigong, Cane, Strength Training

Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Outdoor Practice Schedule in 2014

Michael P. Garofalo, M.S., Instructor 

 

Winter Schedule: January 1, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Begin walking and practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) starting after daybreak around 7:30 am.     
Train for around 90 - 120 minutes depending on work schedules and enthusiasm. 
Walk and train on a very safe, no traffic, rural, .3 mile Cul-de-sac road. 
I train indoors and teach at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff. 
Overview of my Mind-Body-Spirit classes and training program.
 

My outdoor morning practices include T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, walking, strength training, and cane weapon martial arts. 

Chen Taijiquan Study Group:  Chen 18 Form, Chen Broadsword, Chen Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame, First Form)
 


Monday   7:30 am - 9:30 am

Friday   7:30 am - 9:30 am

Saturday   7:30 am - 9:30 am

Sunday   7:30 am - 9:30 am

 

Location:

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

Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

 

            

 

You might give Mike a call if you plan to attend, because employment opportunities sometimes require that he be away at work, or he may be traveling, or on retreat. 

Here is Mike's strength (weightlifting, bodybuilding) training program for 2014. 

Here is his website on Walking
 

Anyone is welcome to join me for my morning practices in Walking, Taijiquan, Qigong, and Cane.  

Private lessons in Taijiquan, Qigong, and Yoga are available by arrangements with Mike Garofalo. 

I teach Yoga and Qigong classes and Taijiquan classes at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff. 

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Valley Spirit Center in Red Bluff, California

I teach Taijiquan indoors at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:35 pm until 7:35 pm. 

Attend Mike Garofalo's indoor Taijiquan classes or outdoor Taijiquan classes or or indoor Yoga classes or take a private lesson in Taijiquan, Qigong, or Yoga while visiting beautiful Red Bluff, California. 


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T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) Forms Practiced

 

Standard Beijing Taijiquan 24 Form in the Yang Style

Yang Family Traditional Taijiquan 108 Form

Chen Style Taijiquan 18 Form of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei

Chen Broadsworsd 23 Form

Chen Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame, First) 74 Form

Sun Style Taijiquan Competition 73 Form

Taijiquan Sword Standard 32 Form

Eight Immortals Yang Style Cane 36 Form of Master Jesse Tsao

Index to the Cloud Hands Taijiquan Website

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I am now learning the Chen Style Taijiquan Old Frame First Form (Lao Jia Yi Lu) 74 Form,
and the Chen Broadsword 23 Form.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Instructor 
Michael P. Garofalo

M.S., B.A. Philosophy

I have been walking or jogging outdoors since 1973.
I began learning
Yang Style Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986-1990 from Sensei Frank McGorick.
I studied Lui Ho Ba Fa and Qigong with Sifu Robert Moore from 1986-1990.
I have taught over 950 classes of Taijiquan and Qigong in Red Bluff, California, since 2000. 
I also practice the
Chen Style of Taijiquan and Sun Style of Taijiquan, the cane weapon, and many Qigong forms. 
Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Trained and Certified by Dr. Paul Lam in 2003. 
Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 2 Instructor (Sun Style) Trained and Certified by Troyce Thome in 2006
Advanced Tai Chi and Qigong training at workshops or classes led by Robert Moore, Paul Lam, Ken Cohen, Yang Jun,
Patricia Long, Elaine Waters, Bill Helm, Doc Fai-Wong, Sher K. Lew, Kevin Weaver, and Troyce Thome. 

I have taught Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga in Red Bluff since 2003 for over 1,300 hours of classes. 
YogaFit Level IV Certified Yoga Instructor (Standard 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Curriculum Completed)
Over 130 hours of additional yoga training with Dr. Paula Barros, Desiree Rambaugh, and at the Ananda Yoga Center.
All of my Yoga Classes Include Some Qigong (Chinese Yoga) Practices

Personal Fitness Trainer Certified by AFAA 2007
Mat Pilates AFAA Certified 2005
Spin Cycling AFAA Certified 2005
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certifications
SilverSneakers Trained Instructor 2012
CPR and AED certified from 1999-2014. 

Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, 4/1999 - 4/2014
Certified by the State of California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing
M.A. Education, 40 units, CSU Chico; M.A., Philosophy, 30 units at CSU Los Angeles. 
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Southern California, 1968
B.A. Philosophy, CSU Los Angeles, 1967 


 

Telephone: 530-200-3546

Email



Brief Biography

Qualifications

 

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Qigong

Chinese Warm-up Exercises, Chinese Yoga, Chi Kung,
Energy Development, Energy Work
Dao Yin (Guide and Pull) Exercises
Yang Sheng Fa (Taoist Longevity Methods)

 

Valley Spirit Qigong Website

Eight Section Brocade Qigong (Ba Duan Gin)

Five Animal Frolics Qigong (Wu Qin Xi)

Dragon Qigong

Swinging Hands Exercises (Bai Bi Yun Dong)

The Magic Pearl Qigong Medicine Ball Exercise Routine

Entering Tranquility: A Standing Meditation Method (Zhan Zhuang)

Silk Reeling and Circles in Taijiquan

Temple Qigong

Muscle-Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin Jing)

Luohan Eighteen Buddha Hands Qigong

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Hatha Yoga Class

Index to the Valley Spirit Qigong Website

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Vacation and Learn in Beautiful Red Bluff, California

Beginning T'ai Chi Ch'uan Options:  Yang 24, Chen 18, Sun 24, Cane 18

Beginning Chi Kung (Qigong) Options: Five Animal Frolics, Eight Brocades , Daoist Temple, Magic Pearl, Yoga

Valley Spirit Center


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, Bicycling, Walking, Shopping, Spas, Photography, Reading, Relaxing, Internal Arts Studies
The Valley Spirit Center includes extensive gardens for Tai Chi practice and a Sacred Circle Garden
A Full Array of Services and Excellent and Reasonably Priced Accommodations in Redding or Red Bluff

Contact Mike: Email or Phone 530-200-3546

My Daily Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Training Program

 

 

                          

 

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Photographs around the Valley Spirit Center near the City of Red Bluff

in the North Sacramento Valley Area, California

 

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This webpage was last changed or updated on January 10, 2014.   

 

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