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Michael P. Garofalo

M.S., B.A. Philosophy

I began learning Yang Style Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986, and have taught 
Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000.  I also teach Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga

All of my Yoga and T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classes Include Some Qigong (Chinese Yoga) Practices



I began learning Yang Style Taijiquan and Qigong from 1986-1990 with Sensei Frank McGourick in Whittier, California.
I studied Lui Ho Ba Fa and Qigong with Sifu Robert Moore from 1987-1990 in Whittier, California.
I studied Red Dragon Kung Fu from 1991-1993 with Sensei Tony Ippolito in Hacienda Heights, California.
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
Advanced Tai Chi and Qigong training at workshops or classes led by Robert Moore, Paul Lam, Ken Cohen, Yang Jun,
George Xu, Elaine Waters, Bill Helm, Doc Fai-Wong, Sher K. Lew, Patricia Long, 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

I have been and avid walker and hiker and gardener since 1963.

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 - 4/2015
Certified by the State of California Commission on Teacher
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 

Brief Biography

Private Lessons are Available from Mike by Arrangement (530-200-3546)

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Class Schedule - Instructor: Mike Garofalo

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Index to my Taijiquan and Qigong Research


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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, Reading, Relaxing, Internal Arts Studies
Valley Spirit Center includes extensive gardens for Tai Chi practice and a Sacred Circle
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 of the Red Bluff, California, Area and the Valley Spirit Center



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Valley Spirit Center - Red Bluff, California

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.

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