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Hao Liu OMD, LAc
LarryJohnson OMD,LAc
BKS Iyengar

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10:30-11:30 am *full
student led tu | thr
7:45-8:15 am
5:30-6:30 pm *full
student led fri
8:45-9:30 am
9:30-10:15 am must reserve space
student led tu | thr
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mon | thr
5:00-6:00 pm must reserve space
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11:30-12:45 pm *full
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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 / in the park | YouTube

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.

stick figure routine


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

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

NowYoga Hatha Yoga, Taoist Chi Kung, Buddhist Yoga, the 5 Tibetans. Depending on what might be useful that particular day determines what practice(s) we train.


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, 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 prinicoples in Shiva 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.

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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