Mat Pilates Studies
Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes, Quotes

Michael P. Garofalo

September 26, 2006





Mat Pilates Studies
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes


I began taking Pilates and Yoga-Pilates classes at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red
Bluff, California, starting in January, 2005.  I was certified for Level 1 Mat Pilates by the
Aerobics and Fitness Association of American in November, 2005.  I teach four yoga classes
each week at the Tehama Family Fitness Center (TFFC).  I am a substitute Pilates instructor at
TFFC.  I integrate some Qigong (Chinese Yoga) and Pilates movements into my yoga classes
at TFFC, and in private lessons with my clients at the Valley Spirit Center.    

The following list of books, websites, magazines, and resources might help other students
of Pilates. 

Best wishes,

Mike Garofalo



Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient:  The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness.   By Will Johnson.
Boston, Shambhala, 2000.  137 pages.  ISBN: 1570625182.  MGC.  

All About Pilates  A variety of interesting articles, information, FAQ.  

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley.  Instructional DVD.  Pranamaya: Innovative
Yoga DVDs.   4 hours.  

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
By H. David Coulter.  Foreward by Timothy McCall.  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 
Body and Breath, 2001.  Index, bibliography, appendices, 623 pages.  
ISBN: 0970700601.  MGC.  2002 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for
Health, Wellness and Nutrition.  

Anatomy of Movement.   By Blandine Calais-Germain.   Seattle, Washington, 
Eastland Press, 1985, 1993.  Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond.
Index, 289 pages.  ISBN: 0939616173.  MGC. 

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise - T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong   Bibliography, links,
notes, quotes, and references to medical studies. 

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga "Practice Manual" An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice.  The Primary and
Intermediate Series plus Three Short forms.  By David Swenson.  Foreward by K. Pattabhi Jois.
Ashtanga Yoga Productions, 1999.  263 pages.  MGC.  ISBN: 1891252089.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga.  By John Scott.
Foreward by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 2000.  Index, bibliography,
143 pages.   ISBN: 0609807862.  

Athleta   Athletic clothing for women. 

Awareness Through Movement; Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Easy to Do Health 
Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness.   
By Moshe Feldenkrais.  San Francisco, Harper Collins, 1972, 1977.  173 pages.
ISBN: 0062503227. 

Back Rx: A Fifteen Minute A Day Yoga and Pilates Based Program to End Low Back Pain
Forever.  By Vijay Vad and Hilary Hinzmann.  Gotham, 2004.  192 pages.  ISBN: 1592400450.

Balance Point Pilates  

Body Control: Using Techniques Developed by Joseph H. Pilates.  By Lynne Robinson,
Joseph Pilates, and Gordon Thomson.  BainBridge Books, 1998.  127 pages.
ISBN: 1891696009.

Bowen, Mary - Pilates

Eight Section Brocade (Ba Duan Gin)   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Instructions, notes,
links, bibliography, quotations, and charts.  230 Kb.  

Beyond Power Yoga: 8 Levels of Practice for Body and Soul.  By Beryl Bender Birch.  
New Yor, Simon and Schuster, A Fireside Book, 2000.  Index, charts, bibliography,
notes, 256 pages.  ISBN: 0684855267.  An introduction to Astanga Yoga (Eight Limbed
Yoga Path) or Raja Yoga.  Personal experiences and practices.   MGC.   

Body Control 5 - Powerhouse Pilates.  By Lynne Robinson.  

Body Power Pilates by Suzi Lonergan

Breathe Well, Be Well.   By Robert Fried.  John Wiley & Sons, 1999.   224 pages.
ISBN:  0471324361.  Subtitle:  A Program to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Asthma, Hypertension, 
Migraine, and Other Disorders for Better Health.  

Breathing Practices: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

California - Pilates Instruction

Chi Kung Bibliography and Webliography.   By Michael P. Garofalo.  50Kb+   

Classic Pilates Technique: The Complete Mat Workout Series.  Includes workouts for
basic, intermediate, advanced and super advanced students.  Instructional DVD.
Produced by Classical Pilates, 2002.  75 Minutes.  ASIN: B000069YWP.

Cloud Hands - Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   

Combining Pilates and Yoga for Balance.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Produced
by Center of Balance, 2003.  ASIN: B00015401O.

Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Person Mastery.
By Gay Hendricks.  Bantam Books, 1995.  189 pages.  ISBN:  0553374435.

Diabetes Therapy  - Exercise: Qigong and T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  Links, bibliography, 
quotes, notes.  

Directory - Pilates - Links - Google

Directory - Pilates - Links - Open Directory DMOZ 

Eastland Press

Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook.  By Belinda Gore.  Foreword by
Felicitas Goodman.  Santa Fe,  New Mexico, Bear and Company, 1995.  Endnotes,
284 pages.  MGC.  ISBN: 1879181223. 

Exercise Danger:  30 Exercises to Avoid plus 100 Safer and More Effective Alternatives.  
By Grant Donovan, Jane McNamara, and Peter Gianoli.  Wellness Australia PTY LTD, 
1989, 1997.  ISBN: 1875139036.   29 pages.  

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul.  Essentials of Eating for Physical, Emotional,
and Spiritual Well-Being.  By Deborah Kesten.  Foreward by Herbert Benson.  Berkeley,
California, Conari Press, 1997.  Index, 259 pages.  ISBN: 1573240680.  

Fitness and Well Being   

Free Your Breath, Free Your Life.  How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress,
Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully.   By Dennis Lewis.  Boston, 
Shambhala Press, 2004.  Index, recommended reading, 193 pages. 
ISBN:  1590301331.  Reviews.  MGC.  

Gaiam - A Lifestyle Company

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice.  T. K. V. Desikachar.  Revised
Edition.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions International, 1995, 1999.  Index, 244 pages.
Includes the Yoga Sutra by Pantanjali.  MGC.   ISBN: 089281764X.  

Indoor Cycling: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes  

Jillian Hessel Pilates, Los Angeles

Jobs' Body: A Handbook for Bodywork.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreward by Ken Dychtwald.
Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365 pages.  
ISBN:  0882681346.  MGC.   

Kryzanowska, Romana.   She was a protégé of Joseph Pilates.  She  joined with 
Clara Pilates in 1970 to continue the Pilates movement.

Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress.  By Mike George.
San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1998.  Index, bibliography, 159 pages.  High quality layout, 
artwork, and typography.  ISBN:  0811819086.  25 good techniques for helping you relax and 
reduce stress.  A beautiful book with sage advice.  MGC.   

Learning Pilates  

Live Workouts in Pilates   

Lonergan, Suzi  - Body Power Pilates  

Magazine - Pilates Style

Meditation: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Notes, Quotes.   

Miller, Michael - Pilates

Modern Pilates.   By Penelope Latey.

Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee.  By Rodney
Yee with Nina Zolotow.  Photographs by Michael Venera.  Emmaus, PA,
Rodale Press, Gaiam Books, 2004.  Index, 394 pages.  MPG.
ISBN: 0875969216.  An excellent program for developing a home 
yoga practice.   

The Official Body Control Pilates Manual.  By Lynee Robinson and Gerry Convy.  
Pan MacMillan, 2002.  ISBN: 0330393278.

Oregon - Pilates Instruction

Pilates Audio CDs from In Absentia Productions.  Instructional audiotapes and CDs.  

Pilates: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes     

The Pilates Back Book:  Heal Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain with Easy Pilates
Stretches.  By Tia Stanmore.  Fair Winds Press, 2002.   128 pages.  ISBN: 1931412898.

The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and
Toning Your Body  - Without Machines.  By Brooke Siler.   Broadway, 2000.   208 pages.
ISBN:  076790396X.  MGC.     

Pilates: Body in Motion.   By Alycea Ungaro and Russell Sadur.  DK Publishing Inc., 
2002.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0789484005.    

Pilates Bodyworks International   

The Pilates Center Scoop

Pilates Complete for Everyone.  Instructional DVD.  Produced by Body Wisdom Media,
2003.  ASIN: B000085EFC.   

Pilates During Pregnancy     

The Pilates Edge: An Athelete's Guide to Strength and Performance.   By Karrie Adamany
and Daniel Loigerot.  Avery Health Guide.  Avery Publishing Group, 2004.  308 pages.
ISBN: 1583331840.

Pilates for Beginners.   By Kellina Stewart.  Harper Resource, 2001.  96 pages.
ISBN: 006039403X.     

Pilates for Dummies.  By Ellie Herman.  For Dummies, 2002.   360 pages.  
ISBN: 0764553976.   

Pilates for Life.   Audo instructional CDs.

Pilates Forums.  From the Green Berries Pilates Community. 

The Pilates Guy - Equipment, Apparatus


Pilates, Joseph Hubertus  1880 - 1967

Biographies By:  Katherine Linderman,  Pacific Movement Center,  Photos by I.C. Rapoport

1880   Born in MunchenGlebach near Dusseldorf, Germany
1885   Struggled with numerous childhood illnesses: asthma, rheumatic fever, and rickets
1895   Regained health through vigorous physical exercises and health studies
1912   Moved to London.  Worked as a boxer, self-defense trainer, gymnast, and circus performer
1917   Interned as a German National during World War I.  Worked as a hospital orderly
            on the Isle of Mann in the Moar Internment Camp.   
            Developed exercises using spring driven appratus for rehabilitation.  
1919   Moved to Germany
            Influenced movement theorist Rudolf Van Laban and dancer Mary Wigman
            Trained Hamburg Military Police officers
1926   Moved to New York City
1927   Married Clara.  She was a former kintergarten teacher.
1930   Joseph and Clara operated the Pilates Studio next to the New York Ballet Studio.
            Trained dancers such as George Ballanchine, Hanya Holm, Ruth St. Denis,
            Jerome Robbins, and Martha Graham. 
1945   "Return to Life Through Contrology" published.  
1950   Trained such persons as Ms. Moira Merrithew, cofounder of Stott Pilates,
            Romana Kryzanowska.              
1967   Joseph Pilates died at the age 87.  He died from injuries suffered in a fire.    
1970   Clara Pilates joined with Romana Kryzanowska to promote "Pilates."


Pilates Links: Open Directory   Over 600 links to Pilates websites.  

Pilates Method Exercise  

Pilates Method Alliance

Pilates on the Ball.   Illustrated instruction manual and ball.  ASIN:  B0001IU5UQ.   

The Pilates Promise: 10 Weeks to a Whole New Body.   By Alycea Ungaro.  
DK Publishing, 2004.   160 pages.  ISBN: 0756603374.

Pilates Studio UK  

Pilates Style Magazine

Pilates With Mary Bowen

Pilates Method Alliance  "The Pilates Method Alliance is the international, not–for–profit, 
professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. The 
PMA's mission is to protect the public by establishing certification and continuing 
education standards for Pilates professionals."   

The Pilates Powerhouse.   Mari Winsor.  

Pilates Workout for Dummies.   Instructional DVD, 61 Minutes.  Produced by
Anchor Bay Entertainment for For Dummies, 2001.  ASIN: B00005NRNG.

PowerHouse Pilates   Founded by Marci Clark and Christine Romani-Ruby.  Pilates
for fitness professionals.   

PowerHouse Pilates Classes at Healthy Habits   

Power Pilates  Instructional videotapes and workbooks.  

Presentation Dynamics - Pilates

Prime Time for Pilates.  By Moira Stott-Merrithew with Catherine Komlodi and Alison Hope.

Return to Life Through Contrology.  By Joseph Pilates.  Edited, reformatted and reprinted 
by Presentation Dynamics Inc.  

STOTT Pilates   

Stott Pilates Forum and Winsor Pilates Yahoo Forum

Strength Training Anatomy.   By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics,
2001.   124 pages.  ISBN: 0736041850.  Revised edition of "Guide des mouvements de
musculation" Paris, Ditions Bigot, 1998.  An outstanding illustrated guide to muscles
at work.   Both male and female models are used.  MGC.  

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy.  By Georg Feuerstein.  Boston, Shambhala, 1998.  Index,
bibliography, notes, 314 pages.  ISBN: 157062304X.  MGC.  

Winsor Pilates.   Program developed by Mari Winsor.  Workbooks and instructional

Winsor Pilates and Stott Pilates Yahoo Forum

Yogaflows: A Dynamic and Fluid System to Transform Your Yoga Practice.
London, Firefly Books Ltd., 2003.  Index, glossary of postures, 144 pages.
ISBN: 1552976874. MGC.  

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga.  By Gary Kraftsow.
Foreword by Scott Gerson, M. D.  Medical illustrations by Susan Gilbert.  New York,
Abkana, Penguin Group, 1999.  Index, glossary, charts, 334 pages.  
ISBN: 0140195696.  MGC.  

Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living.  By Thomas Claire.  
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Career Press, New Page Books, 2004.  Index,
262 pages.  ISBN: 1564146650.   

Yoga: Guides, Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Yogalates: Total Body Toner.  The Breakthrough Workout that Combines the Best
Elements of Yoga and Pilates.  By Louise Solomon.  London, Virgin Books, 2003.
Appendices, 144 pages.  ISBN: 0753507579.   The term "Yogalates" is trademarked
by Louise Solomon.  

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness.  By Donna Farhi.  Owl Books, 2000.  
271 pages.  ISBN: 0805059709.   MGC.  

The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama.  By Richard Rosen.  Foreword
by Rodney Yee.  Illustrations by Kim Fraley.  Boston, Shambhala, 2002.  Index, notes, 
304 pages.  ISBN: 1570628890.  MGC.   

Yoga-Pilates Fusion.  By Jill Everett.  Carlton Books, 2002.  128 pages.  
ISBN: 1842227505.

Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
.  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  London, Dorling Kindersley,
2001.  Glossary, index, 416 pages.  ISBN:  0789471655.  Lavishly illustrated compendium
of essential poses, routines, prop use, and yoga routines to help specific health
problems.  The renowned Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918.  MGC.  

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness.   By Erich Schiffmann.  New York,
Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, 1996.  357 pages.  ISBN: 0671534807.  MGC.

Yogilates: Advanced Workout.  Instructional DVD, 80 minutes.  Produced by Uav Corp.,
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLY6.  

Yogilates: Beginner's Workout.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Produced by Uav Corp.,
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLXM.  

Yogilates: Integrating Yoga and Pilates for Complete Fitness, Strength and Flexibility.
By Jonathan Urla.  Harper Resources, 2002.  208 pages.  ISBN:

Yogilates: Intermediate Workout.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Produced by Uav Corp.,
Studio, 2004.   Starring Jonathon Urla.  ASIN: B00029NLXW.  

Yogilates: Level One.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Directed by Patricia Macruz.    
2002.  ASIN:  B000068MOQ.  

Yogilates: Level Two
.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Directed by Patricia Macruz.
2002.  ASIN: B000068MOR.

Yogilates: Level Three - Advanced
.  Instructional DVD, 80 minutes.   Directed by 
Invisible Man.  Produced by Yogilats Studios.  2004.  ASIN: B0001WANUY.  








"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. Our interpretation of physical fitness 
is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully 
capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks 
with spontaneous zest and pleasure."  
-  Joseph Pilates

"Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment 
of any worthwhile endeavor."   

-  Joseph Pilates

"Above all, learn how to breathe correctly."   

-  Joseph Pilates

"Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit...Contrology develops the 
body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, 
and elevates the spirit."   
-  Joseph Pilates








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Reiki (Ushi Shiki Ryoho) - Karen Garofalo, Reiki Practitioner    

Reiki: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Resolve, Will. Willpower, Self Control, Self Discipline   

Resume of Michael P. Garofalo

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Riding the Ox - A Zen Parable   

Royal (Raja) Yoga

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Shambhala Warriorship: Tibetan Buddhism    

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

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Standing Meditation - General

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics

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Sun Lu-Tang's (1861-1933) Biography   

Sun Lu-Tang (1861-1933): Baguaquan, Hsingyiquan, and Taijiquan Grandmaster

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Sun Style Sword

Sun Style Taijiquan     

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T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops      
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T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California

T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links  

Taijiquan Blog  

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Taijiquan - Princiles of Practice

Taijiquan: Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Taming the Ox - A Zen Allegory or Parable     

Tantric Yoga   

Tantric Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Taoism - Wudang Qigong    

Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

Tibetan Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Yoga, Tantra

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick    

Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)  

Twelve Animals of Chinese Yoga

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit Center    Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website   

Valley Spirit Idea

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (May 2003-July 2005)     

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo (August 2005- )     

Valley Spirit Labyrinths  

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - Old      

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery - New - Coppermine      

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Valley Spirit - Green Way Blog       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (5/2003-7/2005) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal (8/2005-) by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga    

Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools     

Virtues in the Martial Arts

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking and Labyrinths

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Walking - General Fitness Exercise   

Walking Meditation

Walking - Quotations   

Walking: Valley Spirit Center     Red Bluff, California  

Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information 

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Wild Goose Qigong

Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character   


Wudang Mountain - Taoism, Taijiquan and Qigong    

Wudang Qigong    

Wu Ji - Standing Meditation   

Xing Yi Quan   

Yoga Class, TFFC, Red Bluff, CA   

Yang Family Taijiquan Genealogy     

Yand Style Push Hands and Da Lu   

Yang Style Saber

Yang Style Staff

Yang Style Sword    

Yang Style Traditional Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan - Notes and Comments     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   


Yoga Blog    

Yoga - Chinese - 12 Animals

Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Yoga and Qigong Classes, Red Bluff, California.  Instructor:  Mike Garofalo.

Yoga - Breathwork   

Yoga - Hatha   

Yoga - Kriya     

Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Yoga - Red Bluff, CA

Yoga -Tantric

Yoga-Taiji Index

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen/Chan Buddhist  Poetry       

Zen Buddhist Quotations   



Valley Spirit Internal Martial Arts Club

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
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Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp,
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