Tai Chi Classes in 2014

Yang Style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan


Instructor:  Mike Garofalo

 

Tuesday:  6:35 - 7:35 pm

Thursday:  6:35 - 7:35 pm

 

Location:  Tehama Family Fitness Center
2498 South Main Street, Red Bluff, California, 530-528-8656


Beginning Students' Tai Chi Practice:  6:35 - 7:05 pm

    
Intermediate Students' Tai Chi Practice:  7:05 - 7:35 pm



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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
530-528-8656

This Tai Chi class is free for members of the Tehama Family Fitness Center (TFFC).
TFFC non-members can pay $8.00 for one T'ai Chi class; or, TFFC 
non-members can take all classes and use the entire TFFC facility for $15 per day.
Reasonably priced monthly or quarterly TFFC memberships are available.

Outdoor Taijiquan and Qigong Practices at the Valley Spirit Center in Red Bluff, California

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Class Information in Cloud Hands Blog Posts

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Beginning Tai Chi Class in 2014



Instructor:  Mike Garofalo, M.S.

Tuesday: 6:35 - 7:05 pm

Thursday: 6:35 - 7:05 pm
 
Location: Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, California


Beginning Tai Chi Students Will Practice


Standard Simplified Tai Chi 24 Movements Short Form in the Yang Style

 

External Learning Resources Include:

Standard Simplified Tai Chi 24 Movements Short Form in the Yang Style Webpage

List of Movements in the Standard Simplified Tai Chi Movement 24 Movements Form

Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

The Principles, Benefits and Scientific Research on Tai Chi

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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind
By Peter M. Wayne, Ph.D., and Mark L. Fuerst.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2013.  Index, detailed notes, 336 pages. 
A Harvard Health Publication. 
I recommend this book for beginning Tai Chi students.  

 


 

Outdoor Taijiquan and Qigong Practices with Mike Garofalo

Flyer for this Beginning Tai Chi Class

 

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Intermediate Level Taijiquan Classes

Instructor:  Mike Garofalo, M.S.

Tuesday:   7:05 - 7:35 pm

Thursday:   7:05 - 7:35 pm
 
Location: Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, California

Beginning Students Are Always Welcome in Any of the Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan Classes


Intermediate Taijiquan Students Will Practice

 

 

Yang Family Traditional T'ai Chi Ch'uan 108 Movements Long Form

 

Standard Simplified Tai Chi 24 Movements Short Form in the Yang Style


 

Depending upon student participation and interest we might practice:
 

Chen Style Taijiquan 18 Movements Short Form of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei

 

Numerous Qigong Styles (Chi Kung, Chinese Yoga, Warm Up Exercises, Energy Work)

Eight Immortals Cane Form, Routine One, 36 Movements, in the Yang Style

Standard 32 Movements Sword (Jian) Form in the Yang Style

Ba Gua Zhang Eight Mother Palms Circle Walking

 

Outdoor Taijiquan Practice for Intermediate and Advanced Taijiquan Players at the Valley Spirit Center

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

Study with Mike Garofalo

 

Flyer for Mike Garofalo's Indoor Taijiquan Class at TFFC

 

Cloud Hands Website   and   Cloud Hands Blog

Class Information in Cloud Hands Blog Posts

 

 

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
530-528-8656

Outdoor Taijiquan Practice for Intermediate and Advanced Taijiquan Players at the Valley Spirit Center

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

 

 

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Instructor 
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 850 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, George Xu, 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 1,000 hours of classes. 
YogaFit Level IV Certified Yoga Instructor (Standard 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Curriculum Completed)
Over 100 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 
 


Brief Biography



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

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Class Schedule - Instructor: Mike Garofalo


Outdoor Taijiquan and Qigong Practices with Mike Garofalo


Index to my Taijiquan and Qigong Research

 

Cloud Hands Website   and   Cloud Hands Blog

Class Information in Cloud Hands Blog Posts

 

 

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Qigong
(Chinese Warm-up Exercises, Chinese Yoga, Chi Kung, Energy Development, Energy Work)


Eight Section Brocade Qigong (Ba Duan Gin)

Five Animal Frolics Qigong (Wu Qin Xi)

The Magic Pearl Medicine Ball Qigong

Ba Gua Circle Walking Eight Mother Palms

Entering Tranquility: A Standing Meditation Method (Zhan Zhuang)

Silk Reeling and Circles in Taijiquan

Temple Qigong

Dragon Qigong

Muscle-Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin Jing)


 

 

Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Class - Instructor: Mike Garofalo

Outdoor Taijiquan and Qigong Practice with Mike Garofalo

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

Cloud Hands Website and Cloud Hands Blog

 

 

 

Tai Chi Chuan Class Schedule Changes

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Class Cancellation Notices

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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
The 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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Pulling Onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

in the North Sacramento Valley Area, California

 

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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.

Updated on January 3, 2014

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