Mike Retired on July 1, 2016.
He will no longer be teaching Tai Chi in Red Bluff.
He will be moving to the Vancouver, Washington area in 2017.
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Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Yoga and Qigong
Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Qigong and Taijiquan
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Chinese Warm-up Exercises, Chinese Yoga, Chi Kung,
Energy Development, Energy Work, Neijia (Inner Development)
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)
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
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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Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
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
Tehama Family Fitness
2498 South Main Street
Red Bluff, California
The TFFC is located .1 mile south of the Interstate 5 and South Main Street (Highway
99 West) Exit; and immediately north of St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Medical Complex.
These yoga classes are free
for members of the Tehama Family Fitness Center (TFFC).
TFFC non-members can pay $8.00 to participate in one Yoga class; or, TFFC
non-members can take all classes and use the entire TFFC facility for $15 per day.
Michael P. Garofalo's E-Mail
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This Webpage was last changed on March 1, 2015.
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