LaoShih Holly

What began with Tai Chi has expanded to include various Daoist teachings such as Qigong (internal energy work), Meditation and healing arts. I have experienced many positive changes through my exploration of Daoism. I now look at things from different perspectives, leave myself open to new ideas and listen within for the answers. As a being I have become gentler, more observant and have greater control over my emotions. I have greater flexibility, increased vitality and a bit of grace. I'm also blessed to have the support of my family who witnessed my process firsthand. We've grown much closer by navigating difficult situations with positive attitudes.

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LaoShih Holly instructs the following:
  • Beginner/10-Step TaiChi
  • This class begins with standing warm-ups. TaiChi movements are taught one at a time and are repeated several times. Instruction includes details as well as just following. All questions welcome! No prerequisite.

    Wear loose fitting, layered clothing as your temperature may change with increased movement.

    No street shoe policy. Please leave shoes in rack by the door.

  • 24-Movement TaiChi
  • Prerequisite: Ability to lead 10-Movement TaiChi.
    Expect deeper stances, more details, new movements, and breath work. LaoShih Holly will help you understand the more subtle details of TaiChi transitions.

  • Internal Cultivation Qigong
  • Work on various forms of Daoist Alchemy from Mt. Emei traditions:
    • Shamanic Shaking
    • Opening & Closing Exercises
    • TuGuNaXin
    • Five Elements Qigong

  • IMMERSION: 10-Step TaiChi
  • This beginners workshop will introduce you to the basic principles of TaiChi. LaoShih Holly will provide a mix of lecture, demonstrations, and practice. This workshop is a great place to start your TaiChi journey.
    Drop-in: $35 or 2 sessions from your class package. (Call us to enroll with your class package: 907-562-2863
    FREE 2-hr Street Parking every Saturday or $1.25/hr in the Saturday Market lot across the street

  • IMMERSION: Shamanic Studies with LaoShih
  • Shamanic Qigong:
    All styles of Qigong originate from a foundation that is deeply rooted in Shamanic Medicine Dance. Qigong teaches us how to feel the flow of energy throughout the body and facilitate self-healing.
    Shamanic 5-Elements (or WuXing):
    A 5-fold scheme used in traditional Chinese fields to explain energetic interactions. Wood (木 mù), Fire (火 huǒ), Earth (土 tǔ), Metal (金 jīn), & Water (水 shuǐ) describe interactions and relationships between phenomena.
    Shamanic Daoist Studies:
    Daoism evolved in response to a chaotic world. Doctrines and associated practices were developed by monks to refine methods of simplistic living. This lifestyle was intended to build mental and physical strength and ensure vitality well into old age.
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