Valley Spirit Yoga

Hatha Yoga and Chi Kung Methods for Fitness, Contentment, and Insight
A New Vision for Yoga Theory and Practices

Class Schedule     Cloud Hands Blog     Yoga Research

 

Michael P. Garofalo
Fitness Instructor Qualifications

Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Group Exercise, Strength Training, Walking, Gardening, Philosophy 


I completed 200 hours of classroom lectures and testing in the YogaFit® Yoga Teacher Training Program from 2003-2006.  In 2006, I completed the YogaFit Level IV Certified Class in Hood River, Oregon, and was presented my certificate by the founder of YogaFit®, Beth Shaw.  YogaFit teaches the standard 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Curriculum.  I have also completed over 160 hours of additional yoga training with Paula Barros D.C., Desiree Rambaugh, and at the Ananda Yoga Center.  In addition, I have done extensive reading and research into Yoga, and publish the Cloud Hands Blog.   

Since 2003, I have taught three or four yoga classes each week at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California. 
As of August 2015, I have taught over 1,950 one hour yoga classes to members of the Tehama Family Fitness Center. 
Here is my current yoga class schedule


AFAA = Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Fitness Instructor Certifications
Personal Fitness Trainer Certified by AFAA in April, 2007.  
Mat Pilates AFAA Certified 2005
Spin Cycling AFAA Certified 2005
SilverSneakers® Trained Instructor.  SilverSneakers® Strength Training and Range of Motion Certification in March, 2012. 
SilverSneakers® Cardio-Circuit Certification in March, 2012. 
CPR/AED Training and Certification, 1999-2015.   

California Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, 4/1999 - 4/2016,  Certified by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Southern California, 1968
B.A. Philosophy, California State University at Los Angeles, 1967 
Education, Master's Program, 40 Units, CSU Chico, 2000-2004; Philosophy, Master's Program, 30 units at CSU Los Angeles, 1974-1978. 



I have
taught over 1,600 classes of T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan) and Chi Kung (Qigong, Chinese Yoga) in Red Bluff, California, since 2000. 
I teach the Yang Style of Taijiquan (24 Form and 108 Form), Chen Taijiquan (18 Form), Sun Taijiquan (73 Form), Cane, and Sword (32 Form). 
I teach many Chi Kung forms, methods, and concepts. 

I began learning Tai Chi and Chi Kung from 1986-1990 with Sensei Frank McGourick in Whittier, California.
I studied Lui Ho Ba Fa Taijiquan and Qigong with Sifu Robert Moore from 1987-1990 in Whittier, California.
I studied Red Dragon Kung Fu from 1990-1993 with Sensei Tony Ippolito in Hacienda Heights, California.

Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Trained and Certified by Dr. Paul Lam, M.D., in 2003. 
Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor (Sun Style) Trained and Certified by Troyce Thome in
2006
I have benefited from advanced Tai Chi and Qigong training at workshops or classes led by such Tai Chi Master teachers as:
Robert Moore, Paul Lam, Ken Cohen, Yang Jun, George Xu, Elaine Waters, Bill Helm, Doc Fai-Wong, Sher K. Lew,
Kent Howard, Liping Zhu, Patricia Long, Kevin Weaver, and Troyce Thome. 

I have been and avid walker and hiker and gardener since 1963.

For More Information You are Welcome Email or Telephone Mike at 530-200-3546

A Brief Biography of Mike Garofalo

Valley Spirit Center
North Sacramento Valley, Red Bluff, California

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

Yoga Research

By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S. 

 

Cloud Hands Blog


Bibliography, Links, and Resources for Yoga
The yoga bibliography helps me manage my personal library at the Valley Spirit Center in Red Bluff, and my ongoing readings in related subjects.


List of Hatha Yoga Postures, English and Sanskrit, Indexed by Textbooks 


How to Live a Good Life: Advice from Wise Persons


Fitness and Well Being 


Stretching and Range of Motion Exercises


Chi Kung, Chinese Yoga, Qigong, Dao Yin, Yansheng Gong


Yoga Studies Lists by Mike Garofalo


Mind-Body Theory and Practices, Somaesthetics 


Aging Well


The Five Senses


Yoga Qualifications and Training of Mike Garofalo 


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


Cloud Hands Blog   by Mike Garofalo 


Yoga and Arthritis Relief


Tantric Yoga, Kundalini, Shakti, Tantra ... and other Alchemies and Fancies 


Hatha Yoga (Vigorous, Forceful, Physical, Bodily, Sun-Moon, Hot/Cool)


Touching, Feeling, Hands, Fingers


Heart Chakra, Anhata, Heartfelt, Kindness, Love, Heart-Mind and other Feel Good Analogies


Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu


Daoist Studies and Practices


Druidic Studies and Practices


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


Dynamic Stretching, Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga 


Eight Section Brocade Chi Kung 


Temple Chi Kung


Five Animal Frolics Chi Kung 


Gardening: The Spirit of Gardening


Garofalo, Michael P., M.S.L.S.


Glossary of Hatha Yoga Postures 


The Good Life: Virtues and Character


The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali: Index to the English Language Translations


Buddhism


Ten Perfections (Paramitas, Virtues)


Humor and Jokes - Yoga


Goddess, Shakti, Divine Feminine


Tara: Star Goddess, Savioress, Tantric Buddhist Goddess


Kindness, Metta, Heart


Kriya Yoga


Links to the Yoga Internet 


Meditation, Contemplation 


My Practices and Qualifications 


Nature Mysticism 


Daoism, NeoPaganism, Druidry, European Paganism 


The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove 


Nutrition, Eating, Diet, Taste


One Old Taoist Druid's Final Journey 


Patience


Qigong, Chi Kung, Chinese Yoga, Dao Yin, Yansheng Gong 


Quotations - Yoga


Raja (Royal) Yoga


Relaxation


Ripening Peaches:  Daoist Studies and Practices


Spirit of Gardening 


Strength Training for Seniors


Subject Index to Taijiquan, Qigong, and Yoga


Swinging Hands Exercises (Bai Bi Yun Dong) 


Tai Chi, T'ai Chi Ch'uan (Taijiquan)


Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California


Valley Spirit Yoga and Qigong Index


Vinyasa (Flow, Dynamic Stretching) Yoga 


Walking 


Willpower


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


Seniors, Over 55:  Yoga for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga


Seniors, Over 55:  Strength Training for Seniors, Weightlifting


General Well Being and Fitness

 

 

Hatha Yoga Study Lists
By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
Valley Spirit Yoga, Red Bluff, California, © 2012-2013
 

MPG Yoga Study Lists Series


1.  Ethics: Yamas and Niyamas, English and Sanskrit  
(1 page, PDF) 

2.  Ethics: The Ten Paramitas of Buddhism 

3.  Ethics: The Good Life

4.  Hatha Yoga Postures List, English and Sanskrit, Indexed by Textbooks   (22+ pages, PDF)

5.  Hatha Yoga Postures Study List A   (2 pages, PDF) 

6.  Hatha Yoga Postures Study List B   (1 page, PDF) 

7.  Hips and Legs - Anatomy Study List   (2 pages, PDF)   

8.  Back and Neck - Anatomy Study List   (2 pages, PDF) 

9.  Standing Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 8  (5 pages, PDF) 

10.  Back Bending Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 9  (3 pages, PDF) 

11.  Restorative Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 10  (2 pages, PDF) 

12.  Sitting Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 11  (2 pages, PDF) 

13.  Kneeling Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 12  (4 pages, PDF) 

14.  Supine Hatha Yoga Postures Study List 13  (4 pages, PDF) 

15.  The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali: Index to the English Language Translations

 

Publishing progress will be erratic and sporadic as my time permits. 
Specific documents will be updated and improved on an irregular basis.   
The yoga asanas, breathing, practices and theories of B.K.S. Iyengar will be emphasized.  
Check back for additions on a regular basis by bookmarking: http://www.egreenway.com/yoga/index.htm#MPG
Send your comments or suggestions to Mike Garofalo.
 

 

 

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Cloud Hands Blog by Mike Garofalo


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


Chi Kung, Chinese Yoga, Qigong, Dao Yin, Yansheng Gong


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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This webpage was last updated on August 15, 2015.