Kai Chi Do at Sunshine Yoga Studio October 1st

We are so excited that Julie Soltes, Do Level Trainer, is giving a demonstration of Kai Chi Do at Sunshine Yoga Studio in Destin, Florida on Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at 5:30pm.  It is so much fun to introduce this practice to people who have never experienced it before.

The address is:
Sunshine Yoga Studio
211 Main Street
Destin, Florida  32541

If you are in the Destin area, we hope you’ll come out to support Julie and have a blast bringing Kai Chi Do to this yoga community.  And if you aren’t in the Destin area, just be there in Spirit!

“Because of a great love,
one is courageous.”
— Lao Tzu

Thanks for sharing the Love, Julie!

Sending Blessings!

Charles and Julie after Kai Chi Do


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Quiet your Mind Meditation

I really think this video captures the Spirit of Water in Kai Chi Do. Do the breath and the movement and your mind quiets, and your energy starts to flow.  Then your awareness expands and you feel connected to your Self and the Source of who you are.  Give it a try.

The music is “Tara” by K-Liv, available on Jamendo.com

Many Blessings!

Quiet your Mind Meditation


7 Minute Chi Workout with Friends and Seagulls

Here’s some raw footage from our sunrise Kai Chi Do on New Years Day.  It makes a great 7 minute workout.  I couldn’t help myself – I just leaped outta my chair and started rockin’ the Chi.  Maybe it’ll have the same effect on you.  The music is great!  The first segment is “aum nama shivaya” by Wizard of ozO, and the second is “Choir Assembled” by Danilo Mazzeo.  Both are available on www.jamendo.com and shared under a Creative Commons By-NC-SA license, so feel free to Share Alike!  Remember to breathe!

Many Blessings!


Listen to your body

Listen to your bodyAt the start of each Kai Chi Do session, Charles reminds us to listen to our bodies.  This is so important!

First of all, it’s so much more fun when we’re not pressuring ourselves to do more than what feels right.

Second, it helps us learn self-regulation, how we can modify the intensity of our own experience by varying our movements and breath.

And third, learning to listen to the signals of our body is part of what keeps us safe in the world.   The New York Times made this point strongly in an article this week entitled How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.

I don’t really know why people try to push themselves into positions (or places) that don’t feel good.  Is there some kind of rule that says you have to?  If someone, somewhere, made that rule and is trying to put that on you – just give your attention to your inner teacher instead.

And if you haven’t already checked them out, we have a few great old posts about doing Kai Chi Do the easy way.   We like easy.

Yoga in Nature’s Way photo by Tony Gladvin George on Flickr Creative Commons.

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Kai Chi Do Weekend Retreat – November 11-13th, 2011

The next Kai Chi Do Weekend Retreat will be held at the Flowering Heart Center in Clearwater, Florida on November 11 – 13th, 2011.

The Kai Chi Do Weekend is a discovery of your Path of Connection – what it feels like, how to get there, and how you can live there.  It’s about finding your Connection to your Source, your Self, and other people.

And – if you are interested in becoming a Kai Chi Do instructor, the Weekend Retreat is the first step.

Wanna know how to make the magic?  Join us!  Click here to Learn More…