Classes

The ZenSpot Institute of Vedic & Taoist Studies For Everyone

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Classes at the ZenSpot Institute cover a variety of topics that support the ancient teachings of the Vedas and the Tao. The purpose is to enhance your appreciation and understanding of these ancient teachings / practices that originate from India and China.

Current and Upcoming Classes

Begin your journey into the ancient teachings today.

Classes are held in-person and online through Zoom video conferencing.

 

Taoist Meditation
Begins September 20
Sundays: 9:00am-9:30am MST
$8 per class or 32-Session Package that Includes Wednesday Qigong Class for $299
Learn the traditional meditative practices associated with the Chinese philosophy of Taoism including concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and visualization. The Fall meditations will be focused on cultivating inner awareness of the self for health, happiness and harmony. Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Learn the traditional meditative practices associated with the Chinese philosophy of Taoism including concentration, mindfulness, contemplation, and visualization. The Fall meditations will be focused on cultivating inner awareness of the self for health, happiness and harmony.

Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Qigong for Inner Reflection + Focus
Begins September 23
Wednesdays: 5:30pm-6:30pm MST
$12 per class or 32-Session Package that Includes Sunday Meditation Class for $299
Join Dr. Michael in his new Fall Qigong for Inner Reflection + Focus. Establishing how the flow of movement connects with the inner flow of our energy in mind, body + spirit. This practice will help you establish a grounded foundation that will alleviate stress and triggers that keep us in a constant state of fight or flight. Build your immunity internally and externally and re-establish the self. Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Join Dr. Michael in his new Fall Qigong for Inner Reflection + Focus. Establishing how the flow of movement connects with the inner flow of our energy in mind, body + spirit. This practice will help you establish a grounded foundation that will alleviate stress and triggers that keep us in a constant state of fight or flight. Build your immunity internally and externally and re-establish the self.

Zoom Link provided upon registration.

Developing the Intuition Through Kundalini Yoga
May 18 - June 22
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00pm MST
$75 for the series or $15 a class
With Mantra Simran Kaur Knowing the unknown is the power of your intuition.  Learning to pay attention, trust it, and act on it, is a mastery acquired through yoga and meditation. Trusting your intuition frees you to be yourself.  Acting on your intuition, everything becomes original, authentic, and creative.  With a strong self-sensory system you will have the answers you need in three seconds – that is what the science of Kundalini Yoga is all about. No experience in Kundalini... More

With Mantra Simran Kaur

Knowing the unknown is the power of your intuition.  Learning to pay attention, trust it, and act on it, is a mastery acquired through yoga and meditation.

Trusting your intuition frees you to be yourself.  Acting on your intuition, everything becomes original, authentic, and creative.  With a strong self-sensory system you will have the answers you need in three seconds – that is what the science of Kundalini Yoga is all about.

No experience in Kundalini Yoga is necessary.  Wear comfortable clothes because there will be movement through Kriya and meditation.

Week 1 – The Power of Intuition

Week 2 – The Self-Sensory System

Week 3 – Sound Current – The Naam

Week 4 – Healing with Your Presence

Week 5 – Spiritual Path and Destiny

Week 6 – Fulfilling Your Destiny

In person and on zoom.

Cash or check made out to Mantra Simran or Mary Baker Venmo: @Mary-Baker-251

 

Practice of the Immortals: Learn, Apply and Absorb the Dao-In
October 6 - December 15
Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm MST
Cost: $549
This ten-week course immerses the student in ancient Taoist movement arts to cultivate qi for health and to awaken the spirit. Divided into ten, one-hour sessions, you will learn the long sequence of movements known as Dao-In.  Dao-In translates to mean energy conducting. Each session will take a specific segment, eight in all plus an introduction and a concluding class. Once you learn this powerful practice you will then dedicate yourself to daily practice for six weeks, perhaps choosing to... More

This ten-week course immerses the student in ancient Taoist movement arts to cultivate qi for health and to awaken the spirit. Divided into ten, one-hour sessions, you will learn the long sequence of movements known as Dao-In.  Dao-In translates to mean energy conducting. Each session will take a specific segment, eight in all plus an introduction and a concluding class. Once you learn this powerful practice you will then dedicate yourself to daily practice for six weeks, perhaps choosing to make this your primary practice in the long-term. A written assessment will be completed at the end of the course. Students will receive a supportive text and DVD that detail the complete series.

Along with qigong and yin yoga, this course completes the movement section of The Way of the Tao Level 1, aka: The Green Way.

Location: ZenSpot, Suite 100 or via ZOOM

 

Autumnal Taoist Renewal with Priest Michael – Come Cook with Me
October 10 - December 5
Sundays: 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST on Select Dates: 10/10, 11/7 + 12/5
$300
This unique session will support the cultivation of traditional healing practices and nurture the spirt. Three sessions in all, October through December, a small group (limited to 5) will convene at the home of Acharya Satyavani and Priest Michael  for an applied cooking class, drawing from the Taoist inspired Infinichi 5 Tastes Cookbooklet. A vegetarian menu will be selected, students assigned to bring ingredients and then a collaborative experience of preparing and sharing the meal. Combined with tea, this is... More

This unique session will support the cultivation of traditional healing practices and nurture the spirt. Three sessions in all, October through December, a small group (limited to 5) will convene at the home of Acharya Satyavani and Priest Michael  for an applied cooking class, drawing from the Taoist inspired Infinichi 5 Tastes Cookbooklet. A vegetarian menu will be selected, students assigned to bring ingredients and then a collaborative experience of preparing and sharing the meal. Combined with tea, this is an opportunity to interact, develop skills and treat your palate to some new tastes. Each student will be responsible to download the Cookbooklet for $6.

 

 

 

Great Taoists – Chuang Tzu, Part 1
November 7 - January 30
Sundays: 4:30pm - 5:30pm MST; 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9 (different Zoom Link), 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
$210 for 3 months or $80 per month if paying monthly.
Many know of Lao Tzu and see him as the principal Taoist. Lao Tzu had contemporaries equal to his contribution. Chuang Tzu was among them. A weekly gathering for one-hour, we will read Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu. This class will involve each participant sharing in the reading of the text and then participating in conversation. Roughly 70% reading with 30% discussion. Learning to listen and absorb, the experiences will draw you into the mind of Chuang... More

Many know of Lao Tzu and see him as the principal Taoist. Lao Tzu had contemporaries equal to his contribution. Chuang Tzu was among them. A weekly gathering for one-hour, we will read Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu. This class will involve each participant sharing in the reading of the text and then participating in conversation. Roughly 70% reading with 30% discussion. Learning to listen and absorb, the experiences will draw you into the mind of Chuang Tzu and unveil a path for living The Natural Way.

Students will be required to get a copy of the book, Attaining Unlimited Life: The Teachings of Chuang Tzu.

Via Zoom.