January 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am America/Los Angeles Timezone
Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica
CA 90401
SM Residents: $143; Non-res $164
Santa Monica Community Center

“Use it! Or Lose it” and “Running water never grows stale” are old proverbs. It’s obviously simple, but how do you manage effective exercise for your body, mind, and spirit? This question is significant when you want to achieve ultimate happiness. Would you like to experience an infinite power, a wonderful opportunity to be one with the universe?

Even if you don’t enroll in Acupuncture School, you can learn the concept of Qi and practice pressure therapy for your health with me. You will be guided by the divine order of the universe called TAO. As you focus on abdominal breathing, the energy cycle of life and death goes on as a rebirthing process. You will be able to rediscover and recharge yourself with an unlimited source.

There are two cleansing and harmonious Qigong exercises that I will introduce to you.

# 1. Baduanjin (known as eight silk-like movements) works on major organs by extending each meridian.

#2.Tree Qigong is used to experience the tree life cycle (from germination to the time the seed drops back into the soil) Let’s experience the divine order of the universe by realizing and practicing the life cycle of the tree that occurs in our life cycle.

Feel energized with the beautiful views of Santa Monica beach. For Baduanjin, I will teach you how to stretch the extremities, spine, and meridians. For Tree Qigong stances you will learn gentle but transformational exercises with vigorous abdominal breathing.

Daoyin is a form of exercise to generate the qi energy and blood flow to vital organs. Daoyin stimulates the vital points and meridians in order to clean the stagnation of the various systems, vitalize the tissues and improve the circulation on a cellular level. Dr. Kaneko also incorporates a focus on building a strong faith in the body’s own healing process. For Daoyin, 15 movements that utilize the pressure points and abdominal breath will be taught.

Handouts will be supplied, and additional teaching material is available upon request. Yoga mat, or something to comfortably sit or lie on required. Students must pre-register for the series online or by phone.

To register go to https://tinyurl.com/y4brenfn. You may also call the City of SM Community Classes center at 310-458-2239 to register.

If registering online, once you add the class to the cart you will be prompted to create an account. After creating an account you will receive an email link to activate the account. Click on the link in the email and then sign up for the class. For problems signing up, please call 310-458-2239.

Location: Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Date: Jan 12 – March 1,  8 Sundays
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Santa Monica resident fee: $143, Non-SM resident fee $164
Drop Ins welcome!
Drop in fee: SM residents,  $20.50,  Non-SM residents, $23.50

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Have you always been interested in learning about pressure points and meridian lines or do you want to brush up on your Shiatsu-Anma? Join us for this uniqe opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster and second generation Shiatsu-Anma therapist, shiatsu pioneer in the U.S. and in the field for more than 50 years!

Kaneko Shiatsu Anma therapy is an effective combination of kneading and pressure therapy using meridian lines and acupuncture points. Shiatsu, which means  finger pressure, came from Japan over 100 years ago. Anma, which is “pressure soothing” and in practice includes kneading, came from China a few thousand years ago. Meridian lines are energy channels that circulate qi and blood throughout the body. Pressure points, or tsubo, in Japanese are line tuning points that assess energy flow, and will tell you whether energy is flowing or blocked, as well as in excess or deficiency. When there is a blockage of energy flow it can lead to health imbalances. In releasing blockages you regulate the body’s metabolism and homeostasis which benefit the tissue and cells. The benefit of Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is that it treats the person as a whole, integrating body, mind and spirit. It provides therapy for chronic, degenerative, and constitutional conditions, as well as stress management, anti-aging and immune boosting purposes. Treatments also are provided at the local areas for pain conditions. 

We are offering a 7 class series that will be held on the every other Saturday starting on July 23, 2022. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is beneficial for professionals and laymen alike. This series of classes will cover Dr. Kaneko’s DoAnn Long Form, a way to balance the whole body in a one hour treatment session. Each class will cover different parts of the body in order. There will be a review from the previous classes as each area is covered and at the end participants will understand the entire form.  

Grandmaster Dr. DoAnn Kaneko and Alan Saruwatari, a former graduate Dr. Kaneko’s Shiatsu Massage School of California will be teaching these classes. Dr. Kaneko has taught thousands of students since the founding of his former school and healed a variety of ailments with this powerful therapy.

Join us and learn from his expertise these unique healing methods to benefit you clients, family, friends and yourself. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma  has proven to be a powerful therapy that can compliment and enhance many other healing modalities.

Hybrid Class: In-person and through Zoom.
Students will receive a Zoom link 1 week before class when we confirm everyone’s attendance.
DATE: July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15– Oct 9, (every other Saturday).
TIME: 9am-5pm, (Lunch 12-1pm), Pacific Standard Time
PLACE: Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1824 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504
EARLY BIRD: Until July 11, $435 ($15 off)
COST: Package $450, Individual classes $80
REGISTRATION: Go here to register.