los altos | mountain view | portola valley ... CALIFORNIA
offers tools
for body, breath, mind .
. more
"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. This is not philosopy. This is physics.." .A. Einstein
"This is a loose assocaiton of intelligent practitioners. People simply practice what is offered with more or less energy and intelligence accoding to their choice." P. Kelly
"Happiness is the highest form of health." .Dalai Lama

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in cause and prevention of disease." T. Edison


"training, the teacher within" Krishnamurti. Training is (99%) of the study of Yoga | QiGong.. Some of the other 1% is listed below.

About Death
About Living Free
Dying to be Me
Bruce Lipton | Healing Perceptions
Why people do not Heal
books | articles
the untethered soul
Dying to Be Me
Lord Shiva: The Power of Bent Arms and Legs
Shiva Blueprint | Buddhist Yoga IYAT 2009 Conference(pdf)
Taoist Yin Organs
supporting techniques
law of attraction
the work on web
tongue diagnosis
24 organ cycle
botanic organic | skin products
inn at the pinnacles
bolsters | yoga props SF
manduka mat
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CLASS SCHEDULE ... .... ... by COURSE ...by DAY

  in the park| youtube
mon | wed
10:30-11:30 am *full
student led tu | thr
7:45-8:15 am
5:30-6:30 pm *full
student led fri
9:00-9:45 am
9:15-9:30 am
8:00-8:15 am
6:30-7:15 am
8:45-9:30 am *full
6:45-7:30 am
5:00-6:00 pm
8:30-9:15 am must reserve space
Los Altos Yoga
11:30-12:45 pm *full
6:45-7:30 am
9:30-10:15 am *full
student led tu | thr
7:30-7:45 am
mon | thr
5:15-6:00 pm must reserve space
8:15-8:45 am
Buddhist Yoga

18 Buddha Hands QiGong

Our beginning course developed by Bodhidharma has 2 names, BuddhistYoga and 18 Buddha Hands QiGong. A method of awakening, strengthening, and improving the flow of vital energy in the body. Excellent for beginners, even those with physical limitations.

pdf 18 BuddhaHands 1-9 | pdf 10-18

DVD / book / you tube

5 Tibetans
Another beginning yoga system, the Five Tibetans is simple, and profound; requiring minimum daily time and effort. Training increases physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Excellent for newcomers.

The Five Tibetan book

Hatha Yoga

Our Hatha Yoga 1 and 2, are based on the work of Krishnamacharya utube. Two of his most influential students are B.K.S. Iyengar and Krisha Pattabhi Jois. Hatha 1 begins Ashtanga Primary Series; suryanamaskar, standing postures, forward bends, arm balances, backbends, headstand, and shoulder stand.


NowYoga Taoist Chi Kung, Hatha Yoga.
Hua Shan
Taoist Chi Kung
Breathing exercises revealing energetic principles. This course has been passed to us through Larry Johnson, O.M.D., L. Ac.

Strategies 1: book

Yoga and QiGong have many styles and forms that teach connecting or returning to source, using body, breath, and mind regulations. Yoga source is called prana. QiGong source is called chi. Source is "ecstasy, our primordial state", D. Chopra. M.D;.; "something wonderful inside of you which you can open to." Ruiz "There is nothing more important than feeling good -- the connection to vibrational source." Abraham. "The only thing that can keep me from being aware of 'infinite source', is my mind." A. Moorjani

"The effects of each course becomes more profound as they accumulate through regular training". L. Johnson. Training balances the energies of ha and tha, the sun and moon, feminine and masculine, active and passive, yin and yang through regulation of body, breath, and mind. Training cultivates strength, endurance, flexibility and relaxation. Training is meditation in action. Wonderful experiences may evolve during training, the real value being in what happens after. "The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into a deeper sleep." E. Tolle.

All offerings are a co-creative process; we are all ever expanding. The outcome for each individual has infinite possibilities.


.2 months | any on-going appropriate level class $180
Private 45 minutes with Leslie $150


MVLA courses must pre-register

LESLIE SIMS offers tools for body, breath, and mind in Yoga and Chi Kung (QiGong). She is director of NowYoga, head coach of Club Swim California, Yoga Alliance 500/ERYT, was certified by Iyengar, and studies Ayurveda. In 1997 she expanded her studies to include 18 Buddha Hands Qigong, and Hua Shan Taoist Chi Kung under Larry Johnson, OMD, L.Ac, and Chinese medicine with Hao Liu, OMD, L.Ac; the 8th generation of the physician for the Qing Dynasty Royal Family. She is a pioneer in teaching the same concept from both an Indian Yoga and a Taoist perspective. Understanding the universal principles (depicted in Lord Shiva's Nataraja) inherent in both systems; provides a blueprint for correct action and internal development. She teaches privately, in groups, in retreats and workshops, locally and internationally.

MARIA FOLEY is a Registered Yoga Therapist, who has been practicing yoga since 1990. She includes elements of both the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions and aims to train the body, mind, and breath to work in harmony. Maria graduated from Stanford' s Teacher Education Certification Program in 2007. 650.424.8501

BARBARA LEVITT, Ph. D. is an herbalist with acupuncture studies at Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz. She gives private herbal instruction to compliment your Yoga or Qigong (Chi Kung)practice.650.910.7886

BRAD SIMS is devoted to helping individuals reach their maximum potentials through a balanced body. He is a graduate of the UC Santa Barbara, a certified Structural Integration Practitioner, and certified SwimAmerica Instructor. Brad is an accomplished athlete in water polo and tennis, with developed practices in yoga and qigong. He continues his studies under Larry Johnson, O.M.D., L.Ac., learning the art of Qi Gong—a means of promoting health, treating disease, increasing longevity, and cultivating spiritual development. From his in-depth participation and analysis of physical activities, he teaches correct action for any physical activity through his teaching and Structural Integration Practice. He is also an Ideal Health representative.

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1st Patanjali sutra -- BKS Iyengar

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