Kai Instructor training August 23rd – 25th, 2019

We think of Kai Chi Do as a kind of yoga because our purpose is to experience the feeling of connection. It’s an aerobic workout for sure, with all of the benefits that you get from exercise – the muscle strengthening and toning, the building of stamina, improved breathing, the endorphin rush – but it’s more than that.  Yoga means union, and Kai Chi Do helps us transcend separateness to experience Oneness – with Source, with Self and with Others.  It’s not just a workout.  It’s a spiritual journey.

If you’re interested in learning more about Kai Chi Do – as your own personal practice or to lead Kai Chi Do circles- we invite you to attend the Kai Instructor training.

Tamara Newman will be leading a Kai Instructor training weekend August 23rd-25th, 2019.

1420 Forest Rd
Clearwater, Florida 33755

Friday August 23rd. 6pm – 9pm
Saturday August 24th. 9am – 4pm
Sunday August 25th. 8:30am – 1pm

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

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!


Hi all!

Just a quick note to let you know that Sunday morning Kai Chi Do with Charles Robinson at Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs has moved to the bottom of the hill next to Shelter 8.

Catch the cool breeze with us each Sunday at 10:30am.
You can find all the details on our Events Calendar.

Sending Blessings!



We’ve laid the groundwork for Kai Chi Do to go wide, and we’re seeking invitations to bring Kai Chi Do to large groups.  Our experience has taught us that the only way to receive these invitations is through our relationships.  For example, it was our dear friend Howard Makler who got us invited to Bhaktifest years ago.  He knew the organizers of the festival and specifically asked them to bring Kai Chi Do to their participants – and it was a blast for all of us, especially when they gave Kai Chi Do the space around the pool!

Have you heard of the “small world study” in 1967? You may not know of the study but you’ve probably heard of six degrees of separation  Study participants were assigned the task of getting a folder to a specific Alice.  It was a study of the strength of social networks (before the internet).  Just how far apart are any two people?  Social psychologist Stanley Milgram found that the average number of social connections it took to get the package to Alice was – yes, you guessed it – six!  According to Milgram, people are an average of six degrees of separation from anybody else.  Then of course there was the Kevin Bacon variation, when a group of college students tried to prove that Kevin Bacon could be connected to every other actor in the entertainment industry by no more than six degrees of separation.  You get the idea.

That’s basically what we’re looking for.  Who do you know, who knows somebody, who knows somebody, that would invite Kai Chi Do to engage a large group?  We’re ready.  The world is in such need of unity, the need to set aside the stories and opinions that divide us.  We help people let go of their fears and worries and self-doubt and struggles, even if it’s only for an hour, and experience the feeling of peace.  That is some powerful medicine.  And the world needs it.

Who do you know, who knows somebody, who knows somebody, that would invite Kai Chi Do to engage a large group?  Tedx conference?  Yoga festival?  YogaWorks Hollywood? Retreat center? Omega Institute? Esalen Institute? Music festival?  Musician open to a collaboration engaging the audience in Kai Chi Do?  Qi Gong group?  Martial Arts event – where we can offer this beautiful non-martial art?  Please talk with your friends, and friends of friends, and ask them to Contact Us.  We’re only six degrees of separation from bringing Kai Chi Do to more of this hungry world.

Thank you!  And Blessings!


Please join us!

photo by Mark Marano


Just a reminder that we’d love for you to join us on
This Saturday March 16th, 2019 at Philippe Park
at the Temple Mound when the park opens: 7am

Please wear white or light colored clothing.
If it rains, the photo shoot will be rescheduled for Sunday March 17th at 7am. 

Philippe Park 
2525 Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, Florida  34695


Charles at Philippe Park Temple Mound

You’re invited to be in the video!

We are so grateful to Do Level Trainer Julie Soltes for organizing this beautiful event:

A Sunrise Kai Chi Do video.

Saturday March 16th, 2019 at Philippe Park.
We meet at the Temple Mound when the park opens: 7am.

We hope you’ll come out and join us – to celebrate the rising of the sun bringing a new day, to celebrate Kai Chi Do, to celebrate one another and the Connection that we feel to all that is.  Or just come for the dance.  Everyone ought to see the sunrise at least once a year, don’t you think?

Philippe Park is a beautiful 122 acre park located at:
2525 Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, Florida  34695

The Temple Mound was built by Tocobaga Native Americans and is listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

Thank you, Julie – and everyone who has been involved in this project.  You give so much love!

Many Blessings,

Charles and Susan