What do we mean by Eternal Strength?
To be physically resilient, powerful, peaceful and radiant with health are a few of the many benefits that accrue to practitioners of the internal martial and healing arts. However, our conventional understanding of ‘strength’ can also connote a kind of internal tension, holding, efforting or attachment to ego that is not conducive to the pure cultivation of qi (life force energy) and the realization of accomplishment in Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. Rather, it is by mastering the landscape of our inner world and releasing the internal tensions, attachments and discomforts of body, mind and spirit that we can open up, expand and liberate the space within.
Eternal Strength signifies for us the everlasting depth and breadth of spirit that resides in each of us–that which connects the transcendent potential of our authentic nature to the Divine. It is through cultivating the eternal strength within that we can fully awaken to the present moment and be in harmony with the sacred matrix of the universe; it is here we can be truly at home, comfortable, joyful and fulfilled; it is here we can truly inhabit life.
Eternal Strength Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong was founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Meloney and Josefina Garcia Puerta. Located in San Rafael, California, in the beautiful county of Marin. Our classes and workshops are offered outdoors as much as possible, nurturing a profound understanding of the role nature plays in your life.
Elizabeth continues the work that she and Josefina began together, dedicated to preserving, teaching and sharing the martial and healing arts lineages that were generously placed in their care, ensuring these priceless legacies will be passed on for the benefit of future generations.