Snake & Turtle Qigong

Shoko Zama began her study of Taiji and Qigong in Japan in 1980. She moved to Seattle in 1988 and met Madame Gao Fu in 1989, starting to study Chen Style Taiji with her. After she met Master Feng ZiQiang in 2000, he prompted her to study Hunyuan Chen Style in depth. Shoko has taught at Bellevue Community College for 13 years and has been teaching at the Taoist Studies Institute for 20 years. She also had studied Alexander Technique since 1989 and is an ATI-certified Alexander Technique teacher. She brings her unique skill of combining those two modalities to help students understand Taiji principles.

Karen says: “Embrace September!”

It’s not too soon to sign up for Workshops and the Beginner Yoga 101 Series classes.

For example, Sarah Johnston’s Beginner Yoga 101 is offered on Tuesday evenings at 7p. beginning September 9th, running to October 21st — only $80 for seven classes — IN SESSION NOW!

Karen’s Beginner 101 Yoga Series is offered on Friday evenings at 5:30p beginning September 12th and running to October 24th — same fantastic low price — unless this is your first class at Yoga Circle Studio, the cost is 20% lower. IN SESSION NOW!

And on September 14th, from 1 to 4p. we are offering for the first time an Introduction to the healing energies of Qigong taught by Leah Anderson, Medical Qiqong Practitioner practicing at Sky Valley Healing Arts. If you would like to know more about this workshop, please contact Leah at her website:

And there’s more:
Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey return Sunday, September 21st, with a 1-4p workshop drawn from the pages of their book “Living In Balance.” The Levey’s are YCS favorites, but if new to you, checkout their website for lots of information: — or perhaps you are ready to sign-up now. Remember, all are invited to stay for the potluck following the Sunday Workshops.

Qigong, Sunday, September 30, 1-4p

Qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation with roots in traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese martial arts, and Chinese philosophy. Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance “intrinsic life energyā€¯. This practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state.

Cost: $40.00 (all levels) Register and Pay Online