Eternal Strength classes offer personalized instruction, hands-on corrections and a joyful, respectful learning environment.  In addition to form instruction, our classes focus on neigong (inner work) components for health, vitality and internal power, including:

  • Bending, Stretching, Twisting and Alignments – Safely increase tone, structural integrity, graceful movement, balance and resilience.
  • Whole Body Breathing for Long Life – These simple, profound practices will calm your nervous system and enable you to deeply relax, improve the functioning of your internal organs and cell metabolism and increase the felt-sense of chi (energy) in your body.  Breathing well will help you effectively manage stress and dramatically increase your health and well-being.
  • Opening and Closing (Pulsing) – The process of expanding (opening) and condensing (closing) energy, is a naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs throughout the macro and micro universe. We will bring the process of pulsing energy to the joints and cavities of the body which positively stimulates the interstitial and synovial fluids. Learning the process of pulsing will help you to release layers of tension and create improved resilience and health, restoring balance, harmony and integrated wholeness.
  • Embodying the Five Elements – Develop a ‘felt-sense’ of these elemental forces, and bring balance and harmony to the Five Elements within your body, mind, emotions, energy and spirit.
  • Inhabiting Joy – Cultivating the quality of joy is a simple practice that profoundly transforms ones life.  This practice infuses everything we teach as it establishes a healing, expansive atmosphere within and connects us with our true self.
The study and daily practice of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong will dramatically enhance your health, well-being and all your life activities!  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we invite you to join us for classes, workshops or private instruction and become a part of our vibrant Eternal Strength Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong community.

Our Classes

Qigong for Wellness

Qigong For Wellness

Ongoing Wednesdays
9:00 – 10:00am
Suzie’s Studio, 425 Irwin St., San Rafael (Beginning Wednesday, December 6)

Taught by Elizabeth Meloney

Release stress, enhance immunity, improve balance and coordination, increase joy and vital energy!

Qigong is one of the most powerful self-healing traditions developed in human history. Those who use Qigong faithfully tend to need less medication, less acupuncture and heal faster. The primary mechanism that is activated by one’s practice of Qigong is a spontaneous balancing and enhancing of the natural healing resources in the human system. Over thousands of years, millions of people have received the benefit of these gentle practices, believing that improving the flow and function of the chi (energy) reverses the effects of aging and empowers you to reclaim health and joy in your life.

Daily practice of the gentle Qigong exercises taught in this class will promote the unobstructed flow of chi (vital energy) and stimulate the internal hydraulic system of the body. These exercises will also slow the aging process by stimulating the natural healing functions of the body, calm the mind and central nervous system, strengthen the body, tone and vitalize the internal organs, loosen the joints, increase energy, improve balance and enliven the spirit.

Practicing Qigong is also highly beneficial as a means of preventing injury or illness and a great complement to your other sport and life activities.

Appropriate for any age or fitness level. Beginners welcome! First class is free.

$80.00 per month

Special monthly savings available to our students taking more than one class!

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Primordial Qigong

Primordial Qigong

Saturdays
8:30 – 9:45am
Suzie’s Studio, 425 Irwin St., San Rafael, CA (Beginning Saturday, December 2)

Taught by Elizabeth Meloney

Out of the mists of time, from ancient China, comes one of the most comprehensive systems of Qigong ever taught. . .

Primordial Qigong is a profoundly beautiful and powerful system of health and wellness developed by Chang San Feng (the creator of Tai Chi Chuan) during the 13th Century. Primordial Qigong encompasses all of the primary aspects of Taoist philosophy: the concepts of yin and yang, the Taoist trinity (heaven, earth and man), the Five Element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the I Ching, the Bagua and the mystical aspects of numbers. Primordial Qigong harmonizes and strengthens the flows in your body, regulates all internal systems and brings you to optimum health, wellness and internal power.

Some of the many benefits of practicing Primordial Qigong:

Reverses the effects of aging
Improves the flow and function of the chi (life force energy)
Calms and regulates the central nervous system
Increases vitality
Stills the mind and opens the heart
Lowers high blood pressure
Improves immunity, balance, circulation, physical coordination and flexibility
Deepens intuition and spiritual connection
Increases healing power
Reclaims health and joy in life!

At Eternal Strength Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, each student is instructed at a pace that is best suited to their individual needs. As a student, you will learn both the physical movements of the form, and Neigong (components of internal power generation for health, vitality and wellness). You will also be guided to simultaneously cultivate an effortless and tireless aspect to your practice as you safely increase your health and well-being.

Appropriate for any age or fitness level – beginners are welcome!

Fee: $80.00 per month

Special monthly savings available to our students taking more than one class!

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Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan

Classes starting Spring 2018!

Gerstle Park Basketball Court, Corner of San Rafael Ave. and Clark St., San Rafael, CA

Release stress, enhance immunity, improve balance, flexibiity and coordination, increase joy and vital energy!

Tai Chi Chuan translates as “Supreme Ultimate Boxing.” The Supreme Ultimate refers to the Tao (Dao), the framework within which Yin and Yang manifest in nature. Tao is the Path or the Way. Tai Chi Chuan is a profound martial and healing art, and Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Chuan is a rare and powerful form of self-defense and internal energy cultivation.

Practicing Tai Chi Chuan builds health, vitality, joy, meditative focus, inner peace, flexibility, resilience and internal power. Because Tai Chi deeply relaxes and releases the nervous system, it is the perfect remedy for stress and stress-related disease. Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong movements powerfully increase the circulation and nutritive flow of blood, fluid and energy to all the connective tissues, increasing tone, elasticity, flexibility, and bone, joint and organ health!

At Eternal Strength Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, each student is instructed at a pace that is best suited to their individual needs. As a student, you will learn the physical movements of the form–including an understanding of the martial applications–and Neigong (components of internal power generation for health, vitality and wellness). You will also be guided to simultaneously cultivate an effortless and tireless aspect to your practice as you safely increase your health and well-being.

Appropriate for any age or fitness level. Beginner’s welcome!

Fee: $80.00 per month – Beginners welcome!

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Healing Movement

Healing Movement

Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 2017

12:15 – 1:15pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

167 Tunstead, San Anselmo (Street parking available.  Studio is at the back of the building.)

Taught by Elizabeth Meloney

Suggested donation: $10.00 per class

Healing Movement is a fitness program developed to incorporate gentle, flowing, low-impact forms of exercise to maintain and improve health and reverse the effects of aging.  The exercises are grounded in the ancient healing systems of Tai Chi (Grand Ultimate) and Qigong (Vitality Cultivation), and have been translated into a joyful program ideally suited to modern needs.

Harvard Health Publications states:  “In the slow-motion, mind-body practices of Tai Chi and Qigong, you move without pausing through a series of motions.  As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention–as in some kinds of meditation–on your bodily sensations.  Tai Chi and Qigong differ from other types of exercise in several respects.  The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues aare not stretched.  Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery. . . .Tai Chi could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life!”

The Healing Movement class is excellent for all fitness levels and helps to:

Improve the function of the organs

Reduce stress, pain, anxiety

Increase immunity, balance, vitality

Deeply relax mind and body

Improve quality of sleep

Lower blood pressure

Dramatically improve wellness and joy in life!

 

Appropriate for any age or fitness level.

Beginner’s welcome!

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Qigong for Healers

Coming soon!

Eternal Strength Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong offers classes on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Following in the healing traditions of our teachers and lineage, our classes (April – November) are held outdoors at beautiful Gerstle Park in San Rafael.

Gerstle Park is located on the corner of San Rafael Ave. and Clark St. Classes are held at the Basketball Court.

During the winter months (December – March), our Saturday class is held at Suzie’s Studio, 425 Irwin St. #B, San Rafael, CA. The Wednesday class continues outdoors, weather permitting.

MONTHLY CLASS FEES

SPECIAL OFFER: First class is FREE for new students!

Primordial Qigong – $95.00 per month.

Qigong for Wellness – $95.00 per month

**SPECIAL MONTHLY SAVINGS**
Available to students taking more than one weekly class:

Two weekly classes – $135.00 per month.