Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts



You and your guests are cordially invited to attend Taoist Studies Institute’s

Chinese New Year Celebration


Fundraising Dinner & Auction

Year of the Monkey



~ The Evening’s Offerings will include ~

A Sumptuous  Feast

Silent Auction

Painting Demonstration

Martial Arts Performance

Live Music & Singing

held at the Institute

Saturday, February 6th @ 5:30~9:30pm

Everyone is Welcome!


Cooking Retreat with Shoko

IMG_1153 (2)Mom, Sister, & Shoko

Sunday February 26 @ 10:00 am – February 28,  4:00 pm

Many of our retreat participants have been asking me to show them how I cook those great meals during their weekends here at the Sanctuary.

Well It is finally happening!

Enjoy the weekend cooking with me in the retreat kitchen.

“Let’s cook and eat delicious food together!”

I will be incorporating impromptu Alexander Technique lessons and or Spontaneous Taiji and Qigong practice during the retreat.

You may even leave with a few good recipes and improved use of time in the kitchen.

Fang Song Gong


photo 5Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday February 7 @ 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Fang Song Gong, originally a secret method, is regarded as the most advanced of the three primary gong sets.

Fang Song Gong – Releasing into Suppleness Gong – is one of the fundamental gong sets in the Hun Yuan System. These seemingly simple movements are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Alexander Technique and Taiji Principles Intensive

Instructor: Shoko Zama

February 21, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

“In Alexander Technique the quality of how we ARE in the moment  is more important than the quantity of what we DO in the moment.”

Often, we go about our daily lives unconsciously letting our habits get in our way.

The principles of both Taiji / Qigong and Alexander Technique help change our lifetime of habits in a constructive way.

In a gentle inclusive environment participants will examine their own use of themselves using the movements of Taiji / Qigong, or any other daily activities of their choice.

(No experience of Taiji or Qigong is necessary. This is a great introduction for a beginning student )