Qigong (Chi Kung) Classes

Instructor:  Mike Garofalo, M.S.
Red Bluff, California


Mike Garofalo retired on July 1, 2016.  
He will no longer be teaching Tai Chi in the North Sacramento Valley.
He will be moving to Vancouver, Washington in April of 2017.


Mondays: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Class Schedule Changes

Tehama Family Fitness Center
2498 South Main Street
South of the Interstate 5 and South Main Street Exit
Adjacent to the St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Medical Complex

Red Bluff, California

This class is free for members of the Tehama Family Fitness Center (TFFC).
TFFC non-members can pay $5.00 for one T'ai Chi Ch'uan class; or, TFFC 
non-members can take all classes and use the entire TFFC facility for $10 per day.

Outdoor Classes


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, 
and have earned a YogaFit Level Four Yoga Teacher Certification.
I also teach the Chen Style of Taijiquan.

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

 Personal Fitness Trainer
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified, 2007-2009

Brief Biography


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

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Class Schedule - Instructor: Mike Garofalo

Index to my Taijiquan and Qigong Research




Chinese Vital Inner Energy Cultivation Methods
Ch'i Training, Body-Mind Energetics, Qi Development Exercises
Chinese Yogic Practices, Chi Kung, Qi-Yi-Shen Self-Cultivation, Dao Yin,
導引, Tao Yin, Chi Gong, Tui Na
Life Nourishing Ways: Yangsheng Zhi Dao, 養生, Daoyin Yangsheng Gong
Daoist Yoga, Taoist Body-Mind-Spirit Cultivation, Daoist Exercises and Longevity Practices
Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercises and Therapy

Valley Spirit Qigong
Red Bluff, California

Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Lessons,  Lore, Research

Research by
Michael P. Garofalo

January 16, 2011


Valley Spirit Qigong, Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, 2003-2011
By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S., All Rights Reserved.




Qigong:  The Valley Spirit Way




Eight Section Brocade Qigong


Qigong: Links and Bibliography


Valley Spirit Center Qigong


Green Paths in the Valley Blog


Five Animal Frolics Qigong (Wu Qin Xi)


Dragon Qigong


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


Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong


Cloud Hands Blog


Qigong Ruler


Taiji Ball, Ball Qigong, Medicine Ball


Realms of the Dragons


Chen Silk Reeling Qigong


Luohan (Eighteen Buddha Hands) Qigong


Bear Frolic Qigong


Zhan Zhuang (Standing Like a Tree)


Wudang Qigong


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


Deer Frolic Qigong


Silk Reeling, Spiral and Twisting Energy, Circles


Ways of Walking


Eight Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)


Cloud Hands Qigong


Wuji Qigong


Chen Taijiquan 18 Movement Chen Zhenglei Form


Yang Taijiquan Beijing Standard 24 Form


Animal Frolics Exercises Qigong/Yoga/Exercises


The Human Body


Valley Spirit Center


Sung - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive


Taijiquan: Links and Bibliography


Temple Qigong


Breathing and Qigong


Tips and Suggestions for Qigong Practice


Walking and Qigong


Magic Pearl Qigong


Shifu Miao Zhang's Teahouse by the Pond


Eight Ways of Walking Qigong


Fitness, Vitality and Good Health




Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy


My Personal Practice


Dao De Jing by Lao Zi


Zen Poetry


Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)


Master Han Shan

Haiku and Short Poems


The Spirit of Gardening







Index for the Cloud Hands Website






Qigong:  The Valley Spirit Way





Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Qigong, Red Bluff, California, 2011



Valley Spirit Qigong

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Cloud Hands Blog

Fitness and Well Being


Wuji Standing (Zhan Zhuang) Meditation

Taoism: Bibliography, Links, Resources

The Spirit of Gardening

Green Paths in the Valley Blog

Zen and Daoist Poetry


Ways of Walking

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Send Email to Mike Garofalo






Valley Spirit





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.

January 16, 2011

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