We are thinking of all of you and praying you are healthy and finding your way gently through this new reality of a world with COVID-19.  Our hearts are with those who have lost family and friends – please reach out for support.  By connecting, we share our strength.

The in-person Kai Chi Do circles that Charles had been leading in local Florida parks and beaches every Sunday for more than ten years have been on hold since mid-March.  As an organization, we recommend you adhere to the COVID-19 precautions required by your community and recommended by public health experts to prevent spread of the virus. For your safety and the safety of those you serve, we recommend the cancellation of in-person classes and trainings, until the need for social distancing resolves.  No one knows yet when that will be.  Even those places that are relaxing precautions are doing so at a gradual pace.  One of the confusing and devastating aspects of this disease is the fact that people can be contagious, and infect others, even when they have no symptoms themselves.  We cannot see nor predict the future.

Our only certainty is that we can continue to support one another even while following recommended public health precautions.   Please be kind to one another, even if you disagree – on politics or evaluation of risks, or what precautions are reasonable or whatever else.  Be kind first.  And if your capacity for kindness fails you, then at least be humble.  There is, after all in life, so much that is beyond our understanding. The vulnerability of those around us is too often one of those things that is hidden from us.

The Centers for Disease Control maintains www.coronavirus.gov as an evidence-based source of current information and guidance about COVID-19.  National Institutes of Health and The World Health Organization (WHO) are two other sources of evolving information and guidance.

Johns Hopkins maintains a map of cumulative cases and trends, and allows you to sort the map by country, state, and county.  The Weather Channel also has a COVID-19 tracker.

While data gathering is imperfect, we consider these to be credible sources of information.

For those who are looking to provide Kai Chi Do classes or trainings online, until in-person classes can resume, we have found Zoom meetings to be easy to use.  If you are looking for Sunday classes with Charles online, please join the Kai Chi Do Facebook group to receive the weekly meeting link.  We hope you’ll join us.  And if you have other online platform recommendations or tips on supporting one another and maintaining our connection in this time, please post them in the Comments section below.

We are here to support you.  Please feel free to Contact Us.


Do you feel drawn to teach Kai Chi Do?

Enroll in one of the Spring 2020 Kai Instructor Trainings
with Tamara Newman

March 20-22, 2020
May 22-24, 2020

Both of these trainings have been postponed due to COVID-19

Come to deepen your own personal practice of Kai Chi Do or to learn how to become an Instructor so you can lead Kai Chi Do circles.  Kai Chi Do is designed to help participants release resistance and allow Chi, or Life Energy, to flow freely. The name itself means Free Spirit Way.  What does it feel like when Life Energy is flowing freely?  You feel connected. Connected to the Source of who you are. Connected to Life. Connected to Others.  Peace. Purpose. And Belonging.

As a teacher, Tamara Newman brings her love of Kai Chi Do and her passion for its benefits, combined with a heart of service.  She will put you at ease, and help you develop the skills you need to teach Kai Chi Do, and have a great time doing it.

The training consists of both the in-person weekend and completion of an online course.

1420 Forest Rd
Clearwater, Florida 33755

Friday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Sunday 8:30am – 1pm

Availability is limited so we encourage you to sign up now.

2 Steps to Register:
Click to pay Tamara $250 fee for the Weekend training (includes lunch on Saturday and snacks)
Click here to accept the License Agreement, pay your $36 Annual License Fee, and register for the online portion of the training.

(Click here if you’re an instructor who would like to participate in this weekend as a refresher/renewal. The cost is $75)

Wear comfortable clothing and drink water.
Bring an open heart and mind.
You’ll receive an email shortly after registration, with instructions to begin your training.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Enjoy the ride!



Chi Liberation Weekend

Start 2020 by finding inner balance and peace
Restore your feeling of Connection to Source, Self, and Others

January  24th – 26th, 2020
with Charles Robinson

at Selah Om Riverfront Retreat and Yoga Center
6251 Cedric Street
Dade City, Florida 33597

The Retreat begins on Friday January 24th at 7pm
Check in as early as 3pm and enjoy the riverfront property of Selah Om

Flow of the Weekend:

Friday 7pm
Light evening meal
Root Energy journey:  The meaning of The Depths and Self-Help
Introduction to Kai

Saturday begins at 7am
Air Element Lecture: Deepening your awareness, Opening to Metaphor and Synchronicity, and Bowing to the Mystery
Kai Chi Do Circle
Fire Element Lecture: Strengthening your Spiritual Connection, Identifying Anchors,  Breathwork fusion process
Fire Meditation: Releasing Anchors

Sunday begins at 7am
Water and Earth Lecture: Listening to your inner teacher, Facilitating connection with others, Intuitive listening
Kai Chi Do Circle
Integration: Bright spots and inspirational moments
Closure 4:30-5pm

Retreat fee:  $350 includes vegan meals at Selah Om
Sign Chi Liberation Weekend Waiver
And Click to Register on Paypal
(for Kai Level Instructors: This Weekend fulfills Chi Level training. A 30% discount from the usual $500 Chi training!)


Lodging at Selah Om Retreat Center*:
$50 for the entire weekend of camping/cot accommodations with full use of property (yes, they have kayaks).  Bring your own bedding.  Limited studio space available.  Or bring your own tent.
Lodging fee and property waiver due on arrival.  Contact Tess at # 727-385-6765 to reserve your space.
Check out Selah Om on Facebook.


Or stay at a Local hotel (8 minutes driving distance to Selah Om; prices vary):
Hampton Inn Brooksville/Dade City
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Brooksville
Quality Inn Brooksville


Or choose an Air BNB in and around Dade City

*Selah Om is a unique retreat location beside the beautiful Withlacoochee River in Hillsborough County, Florida.  It is a space where people come to discover nature and self.  Nestled between the Cypress Lakes Preserve and the Withlacoochee State Forest, it is an ideal place for Kai Chi Do, meditation, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping.  Thai massage is available for an additional fee.

We hope to see you there!

Feel free to Contact Us with questions

Let Yourself be Light



Sound Journey

with Travis Lacey and Charles Robinson
January 18, 2020
4pm – 6pm

at Peace of Yoga
21 Dr MLK Jr Street South
St Petersburg, Florida  33705
$35 per person

Experience natural healing through the use of sound vibration
and the experience of tapping into our collective inner guidance.

Please bring a comfortable mat and pillow.
Sign the Meditation Consent.
Click to Register through PayPal.


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Or Contact Us for additional info




November 22nd-24th, 2019


Lotus Booth will be leading a Kai Chi Do Instructor Training on November 22nd-24th, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska.  Lotus trained with Charles Robinson and has been a passionate leader of Kai Chi Do classes for several years.

This weekend training is the foundation Kai Level, to learn the basics for teaching Kai Chi Do classes or deepen your own practice of this healing movement art.


47253 Yakutat Lane
Kenai, Alaska  99611

Friday 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 2pm

To become a Kai Chi Do Instructor, you’ll need to complete both the in-person training weekend and the online training course.  We encouraged you to start the online course before you attend the weekend.  It will give you a head start in understanding the living philosophy of Kai Chi Do and it will prepare you for the practice you’ll experience in the weekend.

The total cost of the Kai Level Instructor training is $256 (meals, travel, and housing are not included). This includes a $220 payment for the in-person training weekend, and a $36 annual license fee.

2 Steps to Register:
Click to pay Lotus the $220 fee for the Weekend training.
Click here to accept the License Agreement, pay your $36 Annual License Fee, and register for the online portion of the training.

We suggest you bring a bag lunch or small ice chest with your meals.  Bring water, and dress comfortably.

Feel free to email Lotus if you have any questions, or Contact Us.

Hear Lotus’ story: