Classes and Events
The Ease of Meditation
In today's world, peace and inner-calm seem to be ever more elusive, as we are increasingly distracted by the ever-changing world around us, and by the fear and worry that constantly consume our minds. Yet, we have been told by every sage and teacher since the beginning of time that the key to finding the peace and joy that we long for is through the regular practice of meditation, which brings us to the stillness and silence that lie within.
Whether you are new to meditation or a longtime practitioner, you will find the opportunity in our meditation classes to relax, let go of the busy mind, and return to the joy and ease of the present moment (the Tao). Even if you have tried meditation before, and found it to be a struggle, you can easily rediscover the ability to let go and relax into the flow of life (the Tao), and find the peace that you long for.
Drawing on the timeless wisdom of Taoist and Buddhist teachings as our guide, you will easily rediscover the tranquility and calmness within, where everything is perfectly clear and at ease. Give yourself the gift of your own relaxed awareness, and join us at one of our weekly meditations.
We meet on Wed. evenings at:
Mana Kai Wellness
377 S. Glassell St. (upstairs in Suite 200)
Orange Ca. 92866
Time: 7:40 to 9:10 pm.
If you wish to attend, please send an email with your request.
Sunday Morning Meditation
Join us at our Sunday morning meditation, where we practice a very simple yet powerful Zen technique called 'Sitting Still/Doing Nothing'. This meditation is perfect for those of you who wish to add an additional day of meditation to your practice or perhaps cannot attend the Tuesday or Wed. gathering. Sunday Morning Sitting Still meditation will give you the opportunity to rest in the stillness and silence of your own 'natural great perfection' and begin your week immersed in the joy and ease of your own Being. We will gather at:
Mana Kai Wellness
377 S. Glassell
Orange, Ca. 92866
Time: 9:00 to 10:05 am
Cost: A Love offering of whatever you can afford.
This meditation is open to 10 practitioners. If you wish to attend, please send an email with your RSVP.
Life Force Qigong
In today's stressful world, many are looking for a way to slow down, relax, and reconnect with the flow of their bodies, and the world around them. Often called 'meditation in motion' the gentle and easy movements of Qigong have been shown to increase energy (Qi), reduce stress, and bring peace of mind. Regular practice has also been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and calm the nervous system. This class is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Give yourself the gift of radiant health and well-being, and join us for Life Force Qigong, under the Big Tree at Citrusglen Park in Irvine.
As Dr. Oz has said, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100,
We meet at:
Irvine, Ca. 92620
Time: 9:00 to 10:20 am
When: Saturday Morning
Cost: $15 per class
Please Note: Please bring a chair, mat or blanket to lie on for meditation after class. We will begin on time!
Have you ever felt a pull to access the reservoir of deep healing energy within yourself? Do you wish that you could use this energy, not only for your own healing, but for the healing of others as well? If so, then doing a Reiki/Qi Training will give you the opportunity to be attuned to this Universal Life Force Energy (called Reiki in Japan and Qi in China), and the ability to give this energy through your hands, to yourself and others.
Receiving a Reiki Attunement (this is the name for the process that brings you into harmony with this Universal Life Force Energy and allows you to focus it's power for healing), is a profoundly spiritual experience in itself, and leads to a healing of body, mind and spirit on all levels. It also tends to deepen the experience of meditation. In this 5 hour class we combine Reiki with very powerful Qigong techniques that further charge and amp up the energy inside the body. Give yourself the gift of Reiki and join us for this transforming experience!
Please note that these classes will be limited to just 3 students at a time in order to give maximum focus to each persons ability to absorb and give this Universal Energy. The cost is intended to be affordable to all who wish to receive this incredible gift. There will also be one partial scholarship available per class to anyone who wishes to attend and has a financial hardship. The next Training will happen on:
Reiki Level 1
When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Where: Mana Kai Wellness
377 S. Glassell
Time: 12:30 to 5:00 pm
Cost: $125 (There will be a waiting list if the class fills up)
Please send me an email with your request if you have a financial hardship and would like to be considered for a partial scholarship.
Living the Wisdom of the I Ching
Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads in your life, and feeling uncertain about which way to go? Have you ever wished that you had access to a source of wisdom that could assist you in those times when you feel confused and lost?
If you have, or if you just wish to know and develop your own intuitive understanding of the situations that develop in your life, then plan on joining us for a new 4 week study course on the I Ching (pronounced ee jing), or Book of Changes, the 3,000 year old manual that has been called the 'wisest book ever written'. The I Ching has been used for millennia as a source of guidance to navigate all of life's turning points - both personal and spiritual - that we encounter on our path along the way.
In this class, we will review the history of the I Ching, it's Taoist roots, and most importantly, how to cast a question, and interpret the answers that are received, as well as how to apply this wisdom to the challenges we are going through.
This class will be open to just 9 students, and in order to participate you will need to purchase three different translations of the I Ching, as well as various tools to assist you in casting a question and answer. You will need these books and tools on the day class begins or you will not be able to participate. Also, attendance in all four classes (unless an unseen emergency arises ) is mandatory.
The new four week session will begin on Monday, Oct. 1 and run till Oct. 22, 2018.
We will meet at: Mana Kai Wellness
377 S. Glassell St. Suite 200 (upstairs)
Time: 7:40 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $90 for the four week session.
Please note: Tuition is due by Sept.24, 2018.