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Athletic Playground Workshop (Harmonious Movement with Qigong)

Many people ask, ” What is Qi-gong?”. Is it like Yoga or Tai-Chi? Do I have to be a Martial Artist in order to practice it?

You’ll be surprise to learn that Qigong is much simpler than you know.

In our weekly class offerings at Shaolin Life, we are not only dedicated to furthering ones knowledge of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and it’s many aspects, but we are committed to “keeping things simple” and accessible in furthering the understanding.

We are excited to share that Shaolin Master Sheldon Callahan will teach a Qigong workshop on
April 6
6-9 pm

Athletic Playground in Emeryville.

If you’ve haven’t experienced Qigong or maybe you have but want to seek more understanding, then come and learn how to gain body strength, improve your flexibility, and balance your mind and body harmony using breath, movement, and energy.

Master Sheldon will lead and show the difference between power and force while improving your body motion & movement through simple yet effective exercises.

In this three-hour workshop, we will begin with subtle energy awareness and stance work that reveals “Qi”(vital energy); Basic exercise patterns are broken down and repeated; Movements related to health maintenance, energy practices, and increased strength and flexibility will be added, along with breath and relaxation techniques. We will learn how to identify, perform, and refine these patterns and use them to cultivate and increase energy awareness and wellness.

Wear comfortable clothes that you would wear to any yoga class.

Register before space fills at

We are looking forward to seeing you there. Bring friends too. ❤

“Harmonious Movement Through Qigong”
w/Shaolin Master Sheldon Callahan

Saturday, April 6, 2019
25% by 3/24

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Harmonious Movement

In the beginning of this year we traveled to the redwood forests of California to reconnect with nature. Creating harmony and balance within ourselves helps to create harmony and balance in our outer world. Enjoy the video that we captured of Master Sheldon sharing his beautiful play with energy and movement Shaolin Life is proud to present Harmonious Movement.

Master Sheldon performing a dance with energy
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Top 6 Things Shaolin Life did in 2017

2017 was quite a year and was full of incredible advancements in our school and with our art. This post recaps the eight significant developments of the year.

1. App Launch

At the end of 2016, we launched our Mobile App for Apple and Android phones. In 2017 we saw our users download and use the app, book classes, and get notifications about classes and events at the center. Our App has become a source for communication and bookings.

2. Shaolin Life Commercial

We were proud to now have an excellent commercial for our center. This video helps better express and market what we do at our center. Our students and teachers gave an impressive demonstration of the skills their building a Shaolin Life, and we thank everyone for their participation.

3. Major Website Updates

We have renovated our website making it easier to learn about us, book classes and buy merchandise. We also worked hard to make the site faster, more secure and mobile friendly. Prospective students can also book directly from our Facebook page or from searching for us on Google.

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4. Maui Qi Fest 2017

In June our parent organization Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies put on the 3rd Annual Maui Qi Fest. 2017 was the first Qi Fest were we were the official sponsor and organizing body. It was a great success as we brought together Top Notch teachers giving lessons in Qigong, Kung Fu, Dance and Tai Chi.  If you missed the Maui  Qi Fest this year, sign up for 2018. Can’t come to Maui? We are also holding a Virtual Qi Fest in February.

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5. Shaolin Life Store

Shaolin Life has been working hard to bring you new gear. We now had tee-shirts, hoodies, shoes, and uniforms you can purchase from our website. Represent what you do where ever you go. Jai Yo!!!

6. Scholarships Fund Raiser

This year Shaolin Life gave four scholarships to deserving yet underserved local children. For the first time, we held a small fundraiser @ the Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies 501c3 to help fund some of our scholarship program for tuition and uniforms. We not only met but exceeded our goal of $500 and raised $660. Special Thanks to all those that gave and shared our work



We were also blessed with a special grant from Mal Warwick Donordigital thanks to the hard work of our student and Shaolin Life Elder Jesse Kelsey for his work getting the grant. This grant allowed our program to do many of the things on this list and we are very thankful.

Our center is not for profit, and our teachers volunteer their time to share this art. If you value our offerings, you can donate at any time. All donations are tax deductible. Ask your employer about contribution matching programs.

(Bonus) Shaolin Temple China Trip

In September Master Sheldon took a pilgrimage to the Shaolin Temple and studied with Master Wunan Feng of the Wugulun Lineage. He and our sister school, The Village with Master Gus Gates, traveled to far Hunan in the city of Dengfeng visiting the famed Shaolin Temple, Chen Village, and the Loman Grottos. Master Sheldon has brought back deep and rare training methods and concepts he learned including ChanWuYi (Meditation, Martial Arts, Health, and Wellness) which galvanizes all that we do at Shaolin Life.  Learn the profound skills we teach at Shaolin Life

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Maui Qi Fest

2017  was an amazing Qi Fest. The growth, learning, and awareness of this event were off the chart. We learned traditional Chinese medical concepts and Qigong with fun dance and songs from Dr. Love. We learned complex rhythms and movements of Indian Odissi dance and the connections to Kung Fu, Qigong. We explored Shaolin Kung Fu and its energetic principles and forms. We flowed with Tai Chi Movements and push-hands exercises. Don’t miss next years event

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New Shaolin Life App

iphone-black-16480225fea4a9db7ef1c154f16e6e18Download the Shaolin Life App today to plan and schedule your classes!
From this mobile App you can view class schedules, sign-up for classes, view ongoing promotions, as well as view the studio’s location and contact information. You can also click through to our social pages! Optimize your time and maximize the convenience of signing up for classes from your device! Download this App today!