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.

Practice of the Immortals: Learn, Apply and Absorb the Dao-In
October 13 - 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

 

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.

 

Heal Your Life
January 5 - February 9
Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm MST
$600
This program is for anyone that wants to step into their personal power and break the barriers of society to live a life full of meaning and purpose. Under the backdrop of Ayurveda + Yoga, participants will learn how to create internal and external balance so they can meet life's challenges with strength and focus. Topics Covered: 1. The Cause of Disease + Your Ayurvedic Constitution 2. Constitution, The Mind + The Nature of Imbalance 3. Transforming Through Diet 4.... More

This program is for anyone that wants to step into their personal power and break the barriers of society to live a life full of meaning and purpose.

Under the backdrop of Ayurveda + Yoga, participants will learn how to create internal and external balance so they can meet life's challenges with strength and focus.

Topics Covered:
1. The Cause of Disease + Your Ayurvedic Constitution
2. Constitution, The Mind + The Nature of Imbalance
3. Transforming Through Diet
4. Transforming Through Touch + Daily Life
5. Transforming Through Aromatherapy + Vision
6. Transforming Through Sound

Participants will learn about the above Ayurvedic and yogic principles that will assist in understanding their unique constitution (mind-body type) and will focus on creating practical routines to support a path to health and happiness.

Details:

  • 2 hours per week via private zoom session.
  • Wednesday evenings, 1/5/22-2/9/22. 6:00-8:00pm MST.
  • All sessions are recorded for later reference and practice.

Cost: $600.

Sankalpa Yoga
January 10 - March 3
Monday, Wednesday + Thursday Mornings at 8am & Wednesdays + Thursday Evenings at 5:30pm
$399 for the 8 week Session Unlimited
The ZenSpot Institute is bringing yoga for the New Year!  Tap into your resolve, focus your mind and connect to your body and health. Sankalpa is a Sanskrit term in yogic philosophy that refers to a heartfelt desire, a solemn vow, an intention, or a resolve to do something. It is similar to the English concept of a resolution, except that it comes from even deeper within and tends to be an affirmation. This term comes from the Sanskrit roots... More
The ZenSpot Institute is bringing yoga for the New Year!  Tap into your resolve, focus your mind and connect to your body and health.

Sankalpa is a Sanskrit term in yogic philosophy that refers to a heartfelt desire, a solemn vow, an intention, or a resolve to do something. It is similar to the English concept of a resolution, except that it comes from even deeper within and tends to be an affirmation.

This term comes from the Sanskrit roots san, meaning "a connection with the highest truth," and kalpa, meaning "vow." Thus, it translates to denote an affirming resolve to do something or achieve something spiritual.

Join us in person for an 8-week session Monday, Jan 10th through Thursday, March 3, 2022 and make a vow to yourself!
Yoga Classes:
Monday mornings, 8:00am
Wednesday mornings, 8:00am
Thursday mornings and afternoons, 8:00am and 5:30pm
Qigong Classes:
Wednesdays -  5:30pm
Cost: $399 for the 8 week session