Northwestern United States
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Taijiquan, Qigong, Ch'i Kung, Daoyin, Yoga
Internal Martial Arts Directory

Instructors, Schools, Seminars, Workshops, Events

Information Provided By

Michael P. Garofalo


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Academy of Qi Dao.  Portland, OR.   Lama Somananda Tantrapa.

Affley, Harry.  Bubbling Springs, Portland Oregon

Alphabetical Index to the Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website

American Occupational Therapy Association

Argos, Jason.  Eternal Treasure Gong Fu & Qi Gong.  Instruction in Xing Yi, Tai Chi, Pa Kua, I Chuan, Hsin I, Buddhist and Taoist meditation. Ukiah, California, 707-485-1198. 

Arthritis - Exercise Therapy: Taijiuan and Qigong   

Ba Gua Zhang: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Barrett, Dave
.   Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Portland, Oregon. 


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Bates, Robert.  DCM, MMQ.  Bellingham, Washinton.  Healer and teacher. 

Beijing Baguaxhang
.  San Francisco, CA.  

Bendigkeit, David
.   Sensei.  Shintaikido Tai-Chi and Chi Gung.  Pacifica, CA.  

Bodhiwork Institute    Petaluma, CA  

Body Balance   Eileen Wheeler, Grass Valley, California, Yang style.

Bonney, Marilyn.   North Valley Tai Chi Chuan.   Chico, California..  Yang style forms and weapons.   Student of Doc-Fai Wong.  

Broadsword Weapons and Taijiquan    Yang and Chen Style Taijiquan

Breathing and Taijiquan

Brenner, Chris
    (Aka: Jin Taiyang).  Chen Style Taijiquan, weapons, push hands.  Auburn, Sacramento, CA.

Brodsky, Greg.  Santa Cruz, CA.  204 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz CA.  831-427-1467.  Student of Cheng Man-Ch'ing and William CC Chen.  Includes some articles.  

Brumbaugh, Viola  Wise Orchid Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Kung Fu.  Yang and Chen Taijiquan Traditions.  Seattle, Washington.  206-321-0613 

Budo Education Center.   Sacramento.  Yang, Chen, and Chi Kung training.  

Burnett, Gene   Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Tchoung Ta-Tchen.  Private instruction.  Ashland, Oregon.

Scherba Sports Center.   San Francisco, CA.

Calendar of Tai Chi Workshops by Tai Chi Magazine

California Tai Chuan Directory

Central Oregon Internal Arts Association: T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Qigong.  Board Members:  Chris Matthews, Charla Quinn Ranch, and
Steven Foster-Wexler.  The work in the areas of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, LaPine, and Prineville. I

Chen Qingzhou Martial Arts Association.   Menlo Park, California.

Chen Style of Tai Chi Chuan: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes 


Chen Style Taijiquan Workshops, Seminars, Lectures, Camps in 2012


Chico Kodenkan.  254 E. First St., Chico, California, 530-343-6551. 

ChiLel Qigong
    Mt. Shasta, CA.  Workshops and retreats.  Chi-Lel Qigong (Zhineng Qigong) was developed by Grandmaster Dr. Pang Ming of China.  Director: Luke Chan.  

Chinese Fistology, Sifu John Koo, Portland, Oregon.   The name of the school is Chinese Fistology, located in Portland, Oregon. Classes are divided into two sections-- internal martial arts (Tai Chi Chuan-- Yang, Chen, and Sun styles, Hsing I Chuan, I Chuan, Bagua, and Chi Gung), and Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis. All classes are taught by Sifu John Koo (Sifu Koo Kam Shing), a practitioner for nearly 60 years, and a Disciple of two Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis Masters (Lee Wing Sing and Wong Yuk Kong) and the internal martial arts master Dr. Yuet Sun Chan.

Chinese Kung Fu Association.  Portland, OR.  

Chou, Paul.  San Francisco, CA.   Chen Tai Chi.  

Choy Kam Man (1920-1994) taught Yang style Taijiquan in San Francisco from 1959.  His father, Choy Hok Pang established the U.S. Taijiquan Academy in San Francisco (1939-1947).  UTube, West Wind Tai Chi "
The forms and postures taught are based on those transmitted and developed by the Choy Family lineage, including Master Choy Hak Pang, Master Choy Kam Man and Sifu Frank Choy, and by Sifu Marshall Clymer, a senior disciple of Master Choy Kam Man. Master Choy Hak Pang was a student of Grandmaster Yang Cheng Fu as well as other renowned teachers."

Chu,Oliver C. OMD

Cinnabar Swan: Healing Arts.  Isabeau Vollhardt.  Ashland, Oregon.  Acupuncture, TCM, Taijiquan, Qigong.  

Clark, Leroy.  Kenmore, WA.  

Classics of Taijiquan  

Cloud Hands Blog: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Cloud Hands Website:  Taijiquan and Qigong.   Red Bluff, CA.  

CloudWater, Chi Fusion  Beaverton, Oregon  

Cole, Jessie.   Teaches Bagua Zhang in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. (360) 772-8418

Complementary and Alternative Healing University   San Francisco Bay Area.  

Cooper, Amy.  RYT 500.  Shasta Yoga Center.  Mt. Shasta City, California. 

Joseph   1564-A Fitzgerald Dr. #110, Pinole, CA 94564, (510) 223-9336.  HeBei Hsing I, Pa Kua Chang

Crystal Springs Tai Chi.  Ray Sidwell, Victoria, B.C.  

Da Yuan Circle
Liu Ming, Master.  Taoism, meditation, qigong.  2633 Telegraph Ave #305 Oakland, CA 94612

Dean, Lyn.  Paradise, CA.  530/ 877-5411 .  Certified Chi-Lel teacher. 

Dale, Andrew T
.   Xin Qi Shen Dojo.  Taiji, Bagua, Aikido.  Seattle, Washington.  

Diabetes - Exercise Therapy: Taijiquan and Qigong

Dieperslott, Jan
.   Warriors of Stillness.   Walnut Creek, CA.  

Dillon, Paul    Liuhebafa in Santa Rosa, California. 

Dojo Rats Blog.  Seattle, Washington. 

Dong (Tung) Family International Tai Chi Chuan Association.   CA and Oregon.

Eight Section Brocade Qigong   

Elinwood, Ellae.   Ashland, Oregon  

Embrace the Moon.   Seattle, WA.  Yang Style.  Kim Ivy, Ken Wright, Derryl Willis.  
Offers high quality

EnerQi Healing Arts Center.  Lori Furbush.  Qigong, Tai Chi Easy, energy healing, workshops and retreats around the world.  Sonoma County, California.

Energy Arts Certified Instructors - Northern California   See Frantzis, Bruce Kumar

Evolving Body Mind Institute.   Oakland, CA.  Teachers:  Brent Hamby and Adam Caldwell.  

Farruggia, Carmen    Master Teacher, Sacramento.  Teaches Yi family Taiji and Qigung, the Chen family Taiji (Chen Qingzhou lineage), and Meihuazhuang (Plum Flower Post) Yan Zijie lineage, and Yang style standardized forms.  He has an extensive background in weapons: sword, broadsword, staff, and taiji fan. 

Fong, Bryant    Baguazhang and Wushu Sifu in San Francisco, CA.   

Fong, Gregory    Portland, Oregon     Taijiquan, Yi Quan. 

Foss, Michael.   International Healing Tao Certified Instructor, North Coast Healing Tao, Santa Rosa and Ukiah, CA, (800) 578-4744/(707) 485-5026.

Frantzis, Bruce Kumar.  Master teacher and noted author.  Energy Arts Inc., P.O. Box 99, Fairfax CA 94978.  Phone 415-454-5243.  Master Frantzis has over 40 years of experience in many internal and external martial arts and in qigong.  He has traveled widely in Asia, and speaks and reads Chinese.  He has published many fine books and articles on Tai Chi and Chi Kung.  He conducts workshops and seminars all around the world.  Energy Arts.  A highly respected Grand Master.  

Gao, Jiamin Master, S. Wushu Center.  Portland, Oregon.  Master Gao, Jiamin.  503-227-3738. 

Garofalo, Michael P., M.S.  Instructor at Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Mike has been publishing on the Internet since 1992.  Mike began his practice of Taijiquan and Qigong in 1986.  He has taught Taijiquan and Qigong since 2000; and Yoga since 2004.  He teaches at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center and at the Tehama Family Fitness Center, both in Red Bluff, California.  He teaches Taijiquan (Yang 24, Yang 108, Sun 73, Sword 32, Cane 36, Chen 18, Chen Broadsword 23, etc.) and various styles of Qigong and Yoga.  His many web publications (e.g., The Spirit of Gardening, Cloud Hands, Months, etc.) are widely cited and rank high in search engines, and he serves up over 2,500,000 webpages (excluding graphics) each year.  He is currently (June 2010) studying Chen 23 Broadsword and the Five Animal Frolics Qigong.  He is an avid and knowledgeable gardener, and lives in a rural area in Northern California.  He is a semi-retired library administrator, grant writer, webmaster, and technology manager.  He has been publishing at Green Way Research since 1996.  You can contact Mike by email or by cell phone at 530-200-3546. 

Gillespie, Lillibet
   (Sifu Lillibet Gillespie)  International Taijiquan and Shaolin Wushu Association.   Ashland and Medford, Oregon.

Gilman, Michael   Yang Style in Port Townsend, Washington.  He has written many articles, books and produced videotapes.  

Ginko Grove Daoist Center  
Wu Wei Lin
.  Qigong, Bagua, Daoist teaching.  Olympia, Washington.  

Golden, Jane.   Master Teacher.  Teaches Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, fast forms, qigong, weapons.  Sonoma County, CA.  Offers workshops and retreats that are very popular with intermediate and advanced Tai Chi practitioners in Northern California.  

Golden Shield Qi Gong.  Santa Cruz, Monterey, Palo Alto.  Darren Huckle, L.Ac.

Green Way Blog.  By Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff, California 

Green Way ResearchValley Spirit Taijiquan
    Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California.   Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form.  Qigong, Yoga, and Walking.  Indoor and Outdoor Practices. 

The Guen System: One Effort Living.  Michael J. Guen, Ph.D. (Psyschology), L.AC.  Wasah Institute, Vertical-Force, Santa Rosa, California.  Address:  Wasah Integrative Medicine, 1049 Fourth Street, Suite G., Santa Rosa, CA 95404.  Phone: 707-815-4014.  Mr. Guen teaches Dong Haichuan - Yin Fu - Gong Baotian - Gong Baozai style ba gua quan as well as Yang Shouzhong style tai ji quan.  [
An Interview with Dr. Michael Guen, Ba Gua Quan Master, conducted by Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, PhD.]   The website includes a training schedule, articles, and information on Dr. Guen.  Take a look at: Baguaquan Pao Chui Video, 2:24 min.  

Gu Shen Qigong.  Red Bluff, California

Hamby, Brent.   Oakland, CA.  Kung Fu, Tai Chi.  

Hallander, Jane (1944-2002)  Novato, Marin County.  Master teacher and noted martial arts author.  Remembrances in T'ai Chi (April 2002).

Heartwood Institute    Garberville, CA.

Hiple, Deborah   Mt. Shasta, CA.

Hong, Fang.   Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.  

House of Yoga.   Nancy Sutton's House of Yoga.   Redding, CA. 

Howard, Kent.  Chico, California.  Shifu Howard is a writer, educator, and martial arts instructor.  Websites:  Non-Violent Self-Defense, and Wang Shujin's Bagua Zhang.  He teaches Wang Shujin's Bagua Zhang and Taijiquan.  Teaches at the Chico Kodenkan.  Shifu Howard is the translator of the book "Bagua Connected Palms" by Wang Shujin.  (530) 893-4381

Hsue, Wesley.  Portland, Oregon.  Tibetan Chi Gung.  

Hubbard, Alan.   Sifu.  Easter Ways Martial Arts School    Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, CA.  

Integral Ch'uan Institute.  Sifu Fong Ha.  Ch'i Kung, I-Ch'uan, Taiji Ruler, and T'ai-Chi Ch'uan.  San Francisco, CA.   

International Institute of Medical Qigong   Pacific Grove, CA.  Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.  

Ivy, Kim   Embrace the Moon.   Taijiquan in Seattle, Washington. 

Jeffcoat, Fern.  Yang Style Taijiquan. 
Bel Marin Keys/Novato, California

Jensen, Doug.   Redding, California.  Certified to teach Qigong and Tai Chi by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (Roger Jahnke).   

Johnson, Jerry Alan   Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q.   Pacific Grove, California.   Website   A very influential master teacher and author. 

Kelly, Sean.  Ashland, Oregon.  Guang Ping Yang style Taijiquan. 

Kieffer, Nancy
.  Yang and Sun style Tai Chi Chuan, and Chi Kung.  She is a Master Trainer authorized to teach the Tai Chi for Arthritis (Level I and Level II) Instructor's Workshop.  This is the method developed by Dr. Paul Lam, M.D., Australia.  A Sun style short form is taught to Level I Instructors.   Walnut Creek, California.  

Kirke, Theresa.   Teaches Yang style Tai Chi, is a Level I Tai Chi for Arithitis Instructor, and teaches the Guo Lin Walking Qigong for Cancer.  Ft. Bragg, CA.  Email:

Kunlun Nei Gung: The Art of Bliss with the Portland Kunlun School.  Portland, Oregon. 
Jeff & Janice Godfrey.  "Our primary practice is the Kunlun "spontaneaous" Nei Gung, however, most students start out learning 5 Elements qi gong and I-Jong of the Maoshan tradition.  We also offer the Gold Flower of Maoshan the Red Phoenix of Maoshan and a host of other Maoshan, Wu Dang, Hawaiian, and other practices from the Kunlun system.  This is not a martial system to be clear, although many arts will benefit from the Kunlun energy.  We focus mainly on awakening the dormant inner potential and the attainment of gold dragon body for the men, gold phoenix for the women."

Kuo, Lien-Ying (1895-1984)  A very influential San Francisco tai chi and qigong teacher.

Langan, Bernard    In Motion: A Center for Moving, Healing, and Martial Arts.   Bernard Langan is the director of the Taoist Internal Arts Association and Co-founder of In Motion.  Albany, CA.

Laronge, Joseph A.   Sifu.  Salem, Oregon, Willamette University.   Temple Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Bob Lau's School of Internal Martial Arts.  Bellingham, Washington.  Classes in Chen and Yang Taijiquan, Xin Yi Quan, foundational training in martial arts, and Qi Gong.  I had the pleasure meeting Bob Lau at the Tai Chi for Arthritis workshop in April, 2006.  His form work is outstanding, his knowledge very extensive, and his manner enthusiastic and outgoing. 

Lee, Eric.   Sun Tai Chi   News  Palo Alto, CA.  

Leung, David.   Sifu.  Eugene, Oregon, Phone: 541-683-8511.       

Liang, Qiang-Ya   Fu Internal Martial Arts.  Oakland, CA.  

Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.  Portland and Seattle.  Principal Teachers:  Dr. Liu Dong and Master Liu He.  Offering workshops and self-cultivation/teacher training programs. 

Liping Julia Zhu.  San Francisco.  Qi Health and Healing.    

Li, Terry
.  San Francisco, CA.  Yang style. Successor to Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo.  

Liu Jishun.   395 Orchard Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, (408) 523-1526.  Wu Tai Chi, Hao Tai Chi

Link Index    

Li's Tai Chi and Kung Fu Academy.   Cupertino and Santa Rosa, CA.  Master Li Shu Dong.  Chen and Yang styles, qigong, Kung Fu, weapons, push hands, Kung Fu.  10268 Bandley Drive Suite #107 Cupertino,CA 95014 (408)973-8880. 

Lo, Benjamin Pang Jeng  
Universal Tai Chi Ch'uan Association, San Francisco.  One of Cheng Man-ch'ing's senior students.  Yang Style.  

Look, Henry (1927- )  Tri Internal Martial Arts.  Sacramento, CA   Guang Ping Yang Taijiquan.

The Longevity Center of Classical Chinese Chinese Medicine  Arnold E. Tayam, D.M.Q. (China) and Shasta Tayam, L.Ac. offer you the very best in Classical Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong Therapy.   San Jose, California.  Chen style Tajiquan is taught.  

Liang, Qiang-Ya.   Fu Style Internal Martial Arts in Oakland, CA.  Bagua, weapons, taiji.  


Lucero, Nancy.   Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.  

Luong, Horace   Victoria, British Columbia.  Horace teaches through the University of Victoria and holds classes in tai chi 24-form, 48-form, Yang style, Sun style and other sword and fan forms.

Mccolley, Barbara Rei.  Co-founder of In Motion: A Center for Moving, Healing, and Martial Arts.  Albany, CA. 

Malby, Robin.   Certified master teacher of Tai Chi for Arthritis.  Central California. 

Martin, William. 
Author, teacher and counselor.  Conducts workshops on Tai Chi Chuan, meditation, and Zen.  He and his wife, Nancy, operate the Still Point, an educational and consulting center in Chico, CA, where they live.  "The Sages Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life."

Maslin, Lin-Yi.   Teaches Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan.  Nibukikan Martial Arts Studio, 636 Nord Ave, Chico, CA.  (530) 342-1579. 

Mitsueda, Karen.   Yang Style Tai Chi instructor, Redding, California.  Phone: 530-275-8963.  Teaches at the Shasta Community College Extension Program and with the Cottonwood Community Center. 

Morning Crane School of Qigong.   San Francisco Bay Area, CA.  

Hal    9 Crescent Lane, Fairfax, CA 94930, (415) 453-2057,,  Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang
.   Marin County, California. 

Mount Shasta Institute of Holistic Therapies   Offers instructional programs and certification in Qigong for Health Instructor and Medical Qigong Therapist, and massage therapy.  Director and Head Instructor:  Patrice Thiessen, O.M.D., L.Ac. 

Natural Arts Center  Yang style taijiquan forms, qigong, sensing hands, push hands, sabre, sword & spear classes in Eugene, Oregon.  Instructor: Jim Madras.  Workshops are offered. 

National Neigong Research Society
.   Menlo Park, CA.  

North Oakland Tang Shou Tao

Northwest Fighting Arts
    Sifu Jeff Patterson.   Portland, Oregon.  "A great pupil of Punong Guro Leonard Trigg, known in Oregon and the world over as a Lameco Maestro and Tai Chi practitioner, Sifu Jeff Patterson has been teaching Tai Chi for over 10 years.  Styles include: Yang, Chen, Sun, Wu, Baghua, Xing-I, Yichuan and Praying Mantis."

Northern California Healing Arts and Holistic Practitioners Directory    

Northwest Tai Chi and Qigong.   Spokane, WA.  Offering classes in Yang, Chen and weapons in Taiji, and various methods of Qi gong.  Bryan Knack.  

Northwest Tai Chi Chuan Association   

Northwest Tai Chi Chuan Association.   Spokane, WA.  Instructors:  Sifu Harvey Kurland, Jeff Herda, Daniel Brasher, Kevin Harms, Bernie Elmdorf, Donna El-Din. 

Old Oak Daoist Center.  Jacob Newell.  Sebastopol, CA.  Taiji, Qigong, Acupresssure Massage. 

Olson, Stuart Alve    San Francisco area.  He has published many books and articles about Tai Chi and Chi Kung.  An indoor disciple and close friend of the late T. T. Liang.  Decades of experience in these internal arts.  Conducts workshops and seminars worldwide.  

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine   Portland, OR.  

Oregon Yin Style Bagua Association.  Sifu: Kevin Nakaji.  Lion System of Yin Style Bagua.  Lineage: Yin Fu, as taught by He Jinbao.  The Bamboo Grove, 134 SE 2nd and Taylor, Portland, Oregon.  Email:

Pagan Spirituality    

Pa Kua Chang:: Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes 

Pijoan, Oliver   "Oliver, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for 25 years, is a master teacher of tai chi with more than 40 years of tai chi experience. Oliver began studying Wu style tai chi with John Menken in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1974, and then Cheng Man-ch'ing style in 1999.  His teachers have included Benjamin Lo, Tam Gibbs (direct students of Professor Chen), Michael Stenson (a second generation teacher of Professor Chen) and other notable instructors.  Please contact Oliver at (970) 222-8529 or email him at for further information."  Teaching in Newport and Waldport, Oregon.  I attended his Cheng Man-ch'ing Workshop in Newport in June of 2016.  

Portland Chen Family Taijiquan, Portland, Oregon, Chen Style Taijiquan, Yan Li (certified Chen Taiji instructor in the Old Frame lineage of Grandmaster Chen Qingzhou).

The Possible Society of California    Berkeley & Bay Area, CA.   Qigong.  

Price, John: Shen Lung Xing- Yi Kung Fu.  Redding, CA 

Push Hands (Tui Shou) in Tai Chi Chuan.  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  25Kb.  

Qigong and Taoist Training Center.  Michael Rinaldini is a Taoist priest and Qigong teacher in Sebastopol, California. 

Qi Dragon Health and Healing    Featuring Liping Julia Zhu.  San Francisco.  She is a certified Qigong instructor from China and a disciple of Taoist Master Yu Anren.  She is the Qigong instructor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and a Zen student, currently residing at the San Francisco Zen Center.

Qigong Classes - Valley Spirit
.   Red Bluff, California.  Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Qigong Institute.   Berkeley, Menlo Park, CA.  A website with extensive resources. 

Qigong Institute Directory of Qigong Teachers and Therapists

Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - California

Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - Oregon

Qigong Teachers - National Qigong Association - Washington

Raynolds, Nando: Cheng Man-Ch'ing Yang style.  Yang 24, push hands, saber, sword.  Qigong.  Raynolds, featured instructor in "The Everything Book on T'ai Chi and Qigong" has been a student of T'ai Chi for 27 years.  He has been teaching for 17 years and also holds his 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.  He teaches privately and through Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.  He is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and life coach, and a Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor.  Author of Workbook on Push Hands. 

Redding Tai Chi.  Instructor: Michel Czehatowski.  Redding, California.  Yang Style Long Form, Push Hands, San Shou. 

Red Bluff, California: 
Tehama Family Fitness Center   T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong.  Instructors: Kevin Weaver and Michael Garofalo.  Within 35 miles of Redding and Chico; within 20 miles of Orland and Anderson; within 10 miles of Corning, Cottonwood, and Los Molinos.  Interstate 5 and South Main (Highway 99W) intersection. 

Red Bluff, California, Valley Spirit Taijiquan    Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California.   Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form, 73 Sun Form.  Qigong, Yoga, and Walking.  Indoor and Outdoor Practices. 

Red Bluff, California: Valley Spirit Center

Red Bluff Community Center
.  Red Bluff, California.  Former instructors: Pat Long, Joyce Harrison. 

Reinhertz, Paul.  Yang Tai Chi, Qigong, and weapons teacher in Napa and San Francisco Bay area. 

Rice, Stuart   Sacramento, California.  Yoga and Pilates teacher.  Master YogaFit teacher.  I studied hatha yoga for 200 hours with Stuart in 2005-2006.  

Richie, Scott   Richmond, CA.  Wu style of Tai Chi.  He offers a number of detailed lessons on-line.  

Rising Lotus Qigong
Christina J Barea, DP, MMQ.   Santa Clara, California. 

Rubbo, Donald and Cheryl Lynne.   Cultivate Chi Internal Healing Arts by Rubbo.  San Francisco, CA.

Sacramento Tai Chi and Qigung   "Our research includes Yi family Taiji and Qigung, the Chen family Taiji (Chen Qingzhou lineage), and Meihuazhuang (plum flower post) Yan Zijie lineage."

Schneider, David   Monterey, CA.   Yang Tai Chi and other internal arts. 

Seattle School of Chen Taiji   Sifu Derryl Willis   Seattle, Washington

Seattle Tai Chi Institute   Sifu Martin Mellish.   Seattle, Washington  

Self-Discovery Tai Chi.  Nadav Aharonov.  Portland, Oregon.  502-234-7016. 
Cheng Man-Ching Yang style. 

Shambhala Mystical Retreat Center    Ashland, Oregon   

Shambhala Teachings: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior   

Shaman, Allan Michael.  Tai Chi Chuan Teacher, recently moved to San Francisco. Thirty plus years experience in Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong in US and Asia.  Teaches Indoor Yang Style, Cheng Hsin Tui Shou, San Shou, Wu Qin Xi (5 Animal Frolics), Wuxiang Qigong, Tai Chi Sword & Saber. 

Shapiro, Bob.  Cloud Hands Tai Chi and Qigong.  Bow, Washington. 
Phone: 360-757-4212

Shasta College Community Education.  Yang style.  Redding, CA.  Presenter: Karen Mitsueda.  

Shen Lung Xing- Yi Kung Fu.  Sifu John Price.  Redding, CA 

Shui Long: The Water Dragon Internal Art and Meditation   Ashland, Oregon.

Shuey, Mark Sr.  Cane Master, Incline Village, Nevada.

Simms, Susan
.  Kher Style Tai Chi Chuan.  Paradise, CA.  

Simon, Al   Hillsboro, OR   Director of ChiFusion Program.  CloudWater website.

Smiling Panda Qigong, Michael Eakin, Stockton, CA.  

Smith, Valerie.   Tai Chi at East Bay Aikido.  Oakland, CA.  Also, Maestro Ron San Miguel.  

Spivak, Martin.  Salem, Oregon.  Taijiquan.  Also teaches indoor style of Xin Xia Yilu.  AKA "Moling"

Staff Weapons and Taijiquan   

Standard Simplified 24 Form Taijiquan in the Yang Style

Stanford University Taiji and Wushu Club   

Subject Index to the Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website

Sun, Key Ph.D..  Scholar of Taoist psychology and Taiji practitioner, Steilacomm, WA.  

Sun Style of Taijiquan:  Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes 

Sword - Simplified Standard 32 Sword (Jian) Form
    Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, CA

Sword Weapons and Taijiquan

Tai Chi Berkeley   Lenzie Williams, senior student of Ben (Pang Jeng) Lo since 1975 and teaching since 1978, offers instruction in Cheng Man Ch'ing's Yang style Tai Chi.

Tai Chi for Arthritis.  Instructors certified by Dr. Paul Lam.  CA and Oregon.  

Tai Chi for Diabetes.  Instructors certified by Dr. Paul Lam.  CA and Oregon.  

Tai Chi Chuan in Berkeley 
Yang style Tai Chi in Berkeley, CA. Instructor: Andreas Asmus.

Tai Chi Network

Tai Chi Sage
.   San Francisco Area.  Nanjing Integrated TaiChi form.   Joe Deisher, Sid Fontana, Wendy Ballen, Linda Scheer, and I-Chung Chang.    

Tai Chi 24 Form

Taijiquan Classes - Valley Spirit.   Red Bluff, California.  Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto  Yang style teaching in Palo Alto, CA.   Instructors: Robert Brown, James Bilanski, and Michael Chan.  

Taoist Studies Institute    Seattle, Washington

Tehama Family Fitness Center   Red Bluff, CA.  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong.  Instructors: Kevin Weaver and Michael Garofalo.  

Ten Shin Aikido.  Chico, California.  Jaime Calderon Sensei.  

Three Treasures Internal Arts    Bagua, Xingyi.  Oakland and Berkeley.  

Thirteen Postures of Taijiquan: 8 Gates and 5 Steps  

Tiantian Qigong.    Seattle, WA.   Kris Caldwell.   Soaring Crane qigong and other forms.

Tien Shan Chi Kung   North Seattle, Washington.  Steve Gray.  206-362-1524

Tong, Benjamin R. Ph.D.  San Francisco, CA.  School of Taoist Internal Arts, San Francisco.  Benjamin R. Tong, Director.  Classical Yang Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong, mind-body health consultation.  415.362.4591 (Home office, so please do not call after 9 p.m., PST.  

Tom, Raymond
.   Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Stockton, CA.

Taoist Tai Chi Society    Portland, OR 

Transformation Arts Tai Chi and Qigong   Lead Instructor:  Michael Vazquez.  Assistant Instructor: Zachary Krebs.  Lineage style Tai Chi and Qigong emphasizing the relationship of balance, change and movement to art and science.  Eugene, Medford, and Ashland, Oregon.  (541) 708-1163. 

Tsao, Jesse Master.  Teaches Tai Chi in San Diego, California.  He offers many very good instructional DVDs and a distance learning program and Tai Chi and Chi Kung certification program.  Tai Chi Healthways.   

Turk, Michael   East/West Health Center: Qigong and acupuncture.  Chico, CA.  

U.S. Wushu Center.  Portland, Oregon.  Master Gao, Jiamin.  503-227-3738. 

Universal Tai Chi Study Group   San Francisco, CA.

Universal Tao Certified Instructors in
Northern California and in Oregon.  Associated with Universal Tao System developed by Master Mantak Chia.  

University of Oregon Wushu Club   Eugene, Oregon. 

Valley Spirit Taijiquan    Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo, Red Bluff California.   Yang Style: 24 Form, 108 Long Form, 32 Sword Form, 36 Cane Form.  Qigong, Yoga, and Walking.  Indoor and Outdoor Practices. 

Van Fleet, Steve   Medford, Oregon    

Vannadia: PDX Tai Chi.  Portland, Oregon, Tai Chi and Qigong. 
David Vanadia. 

Vasquez, Michael.  Ashland, Oregon.  Transformation Arts Tai Chi and Qigong with Senior Instructor Michael Vasquez, 35+ experience. Original method practice and related art forms: tea, herbs, lifestyle. Medford, Talent, and Ashland Oregon. Contact or 541-708-1163. 

Vollhardt, Isabeau L., L. Ac.   Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts.   Ashland, OR.  Teaches Kuang Ping Yang style Taijiquan and Water Dragon (Shui Long) Qigong.  

Henry Wang Tai Chi School, Search Center.   Grandmaster Wang; Comox, B.C.  

Warriors of Stillness.  Jan Diepersloot.   Walnut Creek, CA.  

Wasson, Mark.   Sifu.  Master Teacher.  Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan.  Indoor disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang.   San Francisco, CA.  Author of many articles in Tai Chi magazines.  A helpful and encouraging gentleman.  Chen Xiaowang videotapes.  Organizes tours to Chen village in China.  

Waters, Elaine.   Master Teacher.  Arcata and Trinidad, California.  Teaches Cheng Man-Ch'ing Yang style, and Chen style.  She was certified to teach tai chi chuan by Master William C.C. Chen in 1988, and by Jou Tsung Hwa in 1989.  Ms. Waters offers informative and enjoyable workshops in the summer in beautiful Trinidad.   Moved to Colorado recently.  

Way of Warriorship: Shambhala Teachings   

Weaver, Judyth, Ph D
.  Mill Valley, CA.  She is professor of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

Weaver, Kevin   Mr. Weaver teaches many Qi Gong forms and the long Temple Mandarin Taijiquan hand form.  Mr. Weaver learned the Temple Taijiquan form from Lenny Valvallet (Douglas Armstrong) from Redding, CA.  Mr. Weaver is a senior student of Master Valvallet.  Kevin teaches at at the Tehama Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA.  Classes:  Monday - Friday, mornings.  Mr. Weaver also teaches Taji and Qigong elsewhere in the area.  I think Mr. Weaver is a very accomplished Taiji teacher, a fine athlete, and a gentleman.  

Wen Wu School of Martial Arts  Dr. Yun Chung Chiang, Professor Hui Liu, Dr. Erlene Chiang.  Quang Ping Yang Taijiquan.   Berkeley, CA.  

Wheeler, Eileen   "Body Balance lies in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California where Shih Fu Eileen Wheeler teaches traditional classes in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Tien Shan Pai Style Kung-Fu, and Taoist Meditation."

Willamette Valley Tai Chi.   Dwight Cambell.  Yang style.  Salem and Lyons, OR.  

Williams, Lenzie   Yang style.  Berkeley Tai Chi, CA. 

Wong, Doc-Fai.   Grandmaster, Ph.D., L.Ac..   Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Push Hands, Weapons, Qigong.  San Francisco, CA.  Plum Blossom Tai Chi Federation.   A very influential teacher with many students and affiliated teachers in Northern California and Oregon.  He is the author of many books, magazine articles, and instructional videotapes.  He has won many awards for his work and skills.  He organizes numerous workshops, 
demonstrations, and competitions.  1991 Kung Fu Artist of the Year award from Black Belt Magazine.  Grandmaster Wong also is a high ranking leader and teacher of Choy Li Fut.  Voted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2003.  

Wong, Tony    Chen Style Taiji, San Francisco Bay Area.  Master Wong Wai Yi (Tony), B.A., M.S..  Master Wong's lineage is from Master Zhang Xuexin and Master Chen Qingzhou.  Master Wong is a cofounder of the National Neigong Research Society, and the American Chen Taiji Society

Wong, Y.C.   819A Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, (415) 781-4682  HeBei Hsing I

Wood, Michelle.   Baduanjin (Eight Section Brocade) and wholistic health services.  Bend, Oregon 


Annual Camps, Workshops, Seminars
Northern California, Oregon, Washington

January:  Jane Golden's Tai Chi Winter Camp

February:  Lenzie Williams, Berkeley   Spring Workshop 

March 2011, Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, Eugene Oregon.

June:  Master George Xu, Annual Tai Chi Summer Camp, La Honda - San Francisco 

June: Lenzie Williams, Marin County   Annual Summer Camp 

July-August:  Grandmaster Yang Jwing-Ming, YMAA, Arcata - Humbolt County 

All Year, Qigong, Liping Zhu (Julia), San Francisco Bay Area, Workshops and Camp 

All Year, Qigong, Dr. Bingkun Hu, San Francisco Bay Area  Wild Goose Qigong 

All Year, Taijiquan Qigong Bagua,  Bruce Frantzis, Menlo College, California   Workshops, Camps

All Year, Chen Taiji, Tony Wong   Workshops 

June 2016  Newport, Oregon, Oliver Pijoan, Cheng Man-ch'ing Taijiquan




"Peace is all around us.  It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice." 
-  Thich Nhat Hanh


Workshops - Directory   Kung Fu Magazine

Wright, Ken.   Taiji, Qigong, TuiShou.  Seattle, WA. 

Wu (Hao) Taijiquan   Master Liu Jishun.   Taijiquan, qigong, weapons, push hands.  Cupertino, Bay Area, California. 

Wushu Central.   David Chang, Santa Clara, CA.  

Wushu West     Hao Zhihua (Patti Li)    

Wu-Tayeh (1907-1994)  From 1973 until his death he, and his wife Wu Teng Shuhsien, taught Yang style Taijiquan in Palo Alto, California.  

Wu Zhongxian, Master.  Chinese Shamanic Qigong and Taiji.  P.O. Box 42366, Portland, Oregon.  503-936-3390   Email:  

Vollhardt, IsabeauCinnabar Swan: Healing Arts.  Isabeau Vollhardt.  Ashland, Oregon.  Acupuncture, TCM, Taijiquan, Qigong. 

Xian Tian Taijiquan and Qigong Center
.   Hayward, CA.  

Hsing Yi Quan, Stanford University, California.  Teacher: Andre Chow, student of Master Li Tai Liang

Xin Qi Shen Dojo  Seattle, WA.  Sifu Andrew T. Dale.  Workshops, instructor training, DVDs, information. 

Xiu Yun Wu - Internal Martial Arts School.   Sifu David Bernhardt.  Sacramento, CA.  

Xu, George.   Master of Taijiquan: Chen Style, Wu style, qigong, XingYi, and weapons forms, San Francisco, CA.  He leads workshops, retreats, and produces high quality videotapes.    See also Shanti School

Yang, Jun
.   Yang Family member, 6th Generation.  Master of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Seattle, WA.   

Yang Jwing-Ming.  Grandmaster Yang has established a taijiquan and qigong training center in Northern California, Humboldt County.  The training center opens in 2008. 

Yang Style of Taijiquan, 108 Long Form:  Resources, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Lists, Notes

Yang Style Taijiquan Sword 55 Movement Form    

Yang Taijiquan, Instructor: Felix Bourhoudt.  Paradise, California. 

Yao, Jane    Sifu Yao teachs Wu-Yu Hsiang style, Liu Feng Chun Bagua Zhang, sword, and Qigong in the San Francisco area.  Interview

Yoga Shala of Portland, Oregon

Yoga Classes - Valley Spirit.   Red Bluff, California.  Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Yuba City Internal Healing and Kung Fu School.  Dr. Autotte, DC.  Yuba City, CA.  Sun style Tai Chi and Hsing I Chuan.

Zhang Ling Mei     Wushu coach in San Francisco.  

Zhang Xue Xin
    Master.  Chen Style Taijiquan.  San Francisco, CA.

Zhang, Yun (1931-).  Oakland, CA.  Yin Cheng Gong Fa.  

Zhi Dao Guan - The Taoist Center.   Oakland, CA.







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