Paths to Fitness and Well Being

Research by
Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.


Strength Training     Walking     T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan)     Self-Massage 

Qigong (Chi Kung)     Yoga     Stretching     Gardening and Food     Aging Well            

Help for Arthritis     Sun Style Taijiquan     Yang Style Taijiquan     Chen Style Taijiquan     Cane or Staff

The Good Life: Virtues     How to Live a Good Life     Somaesthetic Practices          

Vitality     Willpower     Touch     Vision     The Five Senses

Cloud Hands Blog     A Philosopher's Notebooks

Meditation     Mysticism    


Mind/Body Movement Arts and Fitness Classes in 2015

Instructor:  Mike Garofalo



T'ai Chi Ch'uan


Outdoor T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong


Bodybuilding and Weight Lifting

My Personal Strength Training Program for 2014

Workshops, Classes

Private Lessons with Mike Garofalo

Study with Mike Garofalo

Cloud Hands Website

Cloud Hands Blog

Valley Spirit Qigong (Chi Kung)

Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)









Following the Green Way Toward Health, Well Being, and Enlightenment
Over 3,800 Quotations, Poems, and Sayings arranged by 250 Topics
Quotations, Poetry, Sayings, Wisdom, Aphorisms, Humor, Quips
Guides, Links, Bibliographies, Resources, Notes

The Spirit of Gardening




T'ai Chi Ch'uan 

The Gentle Mind-Body Methods of Chinese Internal Martial Arts
Guides, Links, Resources, Bibliographies, Quotations, Notes, Lessons, Journal, Research
Information on the Yang, Sun, Chen and Other Styles of Taijiquan
Yang and Sun Taijiquan Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo
Began Learning Tai Chi Chuan in 1986, Teaching since 2000

Cloud Hands Website:  Taijiquan 

Class Schedule, Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA  

Valley Spirit Center, T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instruction and Services, Red Bluff, California

Cloud Hands Blog





Chi Kung, Daoyin Yangsheng Gong, Chinese Yoga
Energization Exercise Methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoism
Guides, Lessons, Links, Resources, Bibliographies, Quotations
Eight Section Brocade Qigong, Eight Animals Qigong (Chi Kung), Magic Pearl Qigong
Qigong Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo

Valley Spirit Qigong

Class Schedule, Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA

Valley Spirit Center, Qigong Services, Red Bluff, California

Cloud Hands Blog





Hatha Yoga, Vinyassa Yoga, Pranayama, Chinese Yoga (Qigong) , Raja Yoga
Guides, Links, Bibliographies, Resources, Notes
Instructor:  Michael P. Garofalo, YogaFit Level 4 Certified (238 Hours)
Teaching Yoga since 2004

Valley Spirit Yoga

Class Schedule, Tehama Family Fitness Center, Red Bluff, CA

Valley Spirit Hath Yoga Center, Yoga Instruction and Services, Red Bluff, California

Cloud Hands Blog





The Essential Fitness and Meditation Method
Inspirational Quotations, Poems, Links, Resources, Bibliography, Notes

Walking Meditation

Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California

Cloud Hands Blog




Strength Training   

Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Strength Training
Strength Training for Persons Over 50 Years of Ages





Techniques for Self-Awareness and Mental-Spiritual Discovery:
Visualizations, Affirmations, Self-Observation, Mindfulness,
Postures, Breathing Methods, Rituals, Prayers. Chants
Psychosomatic, Mystical and Religious Pathways

Standing Meditation

Walking Meditation




Cloud Hands Blog
Fitness, Philosophy, Gardening, Walking, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Strength Training, and the Eight Ways



Breathing Methods and Practices


Magic Pearl Qigong

Stretching and Flexibility

- Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive

Exercise and Aging Well


Yoga: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes

Indoor Cycling, Stationary Bicycling, Spinning


Pilates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes

The Eight Section Brocade Qigong 
Lessons, Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes
Eight Section Brocade Instructor, Michael P. Garofalo


Willpower, Resolve, Determination






My Personal Taijiquan and Qigong Practice


T'ai Chi for Diabetes


T'ai Chi for Arthritis


Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality


Yang Style Taijiquan


Sun Style Taijiquan


Chen Style Taijiquan


Taijiquan Simplified 24 Movement Short Form in Yang Style


Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website















Michael P. Garofalo's E-Mail

Who is Mike Garofalo?

Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, California


Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern Central California, U.S.A.
Cities in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City, Orland, Willows, Corning,
Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, Manton, Cottonwood,
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, and Redding, CA, California.

Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan, Tai Chi, Taiji,
Qigong, Chi Kung, IMA, Internal Martial Arts, Bagua Zhang
Older Persons Fitness, Exercise, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Qigong, Personal Trainer
Senior Fitness, Exercise, Yoga, Taijiquan, Chi Kung, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Walking
Mature Persons Fitness, Exercise, Strength Training, Walking, Meditation, Yoga
Senior's Fitness, Exercise, Strength Training, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation
Instruction, Classes, Lectures, Seminars, Training, Lessons, Group Instruction
Over 55 Fitness, Over 60 Fitness, Over 65 Fitness, Over 70 Fitness, Over 75 Fitness
Exercise, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Walking
Grandmother, Grandfather, Older, Elderly, Great Grandmother, Great Grandfather
Aging, Aged, Old, Senior, Seniors, Octogenarian, Old Ones, Elder, Elders, Senior
Golden Years, Old Man, Old Woman, Patriarch, 
Matriarch, Oldster, Golden Ager, Old Timer, Geriatrics, Gerontology, 
Retired Person's Fitness, Retirees, Retirement, 
Retiree Fitness, Senior Fitness, Seniors' Fitness
Easy Workouts, Light Exercise, Mild Exercise, Moderate Exercise
Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Fitness Yoga, Pilates, Mat Exercises, Mindfulness Exercises
Fitness, Exercise, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Taijiquan, Chi Kung, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Walking
Personal Instruction, Classes, Lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Training, Lessons Group Instruction


Cloud Hands Blog



This webpage was last updated on August 8, 2015.