My colleagues at

Clinics for Mind-Body Health Studio for Ethics & Contemplative Arts

are offering

Tai Chi & Qigong Weekend Seminars with

Visiting Scholar Sifu Dug Corpolongo

July 26-27, 2014
-all seminars are open to the public!

Fees: Mix and Match! $40 per seminar and $35/each for two or more. To
facilitate each student’s experience, class size is limited to 15 students.
Reserve your place in classes by calling the Virtue Medicine Studio at 338-5190, or e-mailing  them at virtuemedicine@gmail.com.

Saturday Seminars, July 26, 2014
** Beginning Tai Chi Push Hands Training Exercises ** 10:00 a.m– Noon
Push Hands (or Tui Shou) is a set of partner drills that help the practitioner develop many of the key skills in Tai Chi. Push Hands training develops ting jing (listening energy) as well as the ability to yield and redirect external forces. Push Hands also teaches one how to develop and apply the Eight Gates (Ward-Off, Rollback, Press, Push, Elbow, Split, Pluck, and Bump). This seminar will cover basic Push Hands training exercises such as “Polish the Urn” and “Yielding at the Corners” that will enrich and enliven your solo skills as well! These exercises are an integral part of any Tai Chi player’s training. Come find out how “4 ounces deflects 1000 pounds.”

** Tai Chi Ta Lu Exercises** 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Ta Lu (“Big Yield”) Forms are indispensible components to reaching a high level of insight and practice in Tai Chi Chuan. Yang Style Ta Lu Forms are frequently referenced in Tai Chi Chuan literature but are very rarely taught. For students interested in health and longevity, Ta Lu Forms help students to develop the skills necessary to get the maximum benefits from Tai Chi Chuan. For students interested in martial skill, Ta Lu Forms provide the footwork and entry methods required to effectively use Tai Chi Chuan as a martial art.

Sunday Seminars, July 27, 2014

** Wu Qin Xi: Five Animal Frolics ** 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Chinese Qigong (energy exercise) has been used to improve and maintain health for over 2500 years by cultivating the internal energy that flows through our bodies. The Wu Qin Xi (or Five Animal Frolics) is a simple qigong set that mimics the movements of the tiger, the bear, the deer, the monkey, and the bird. Developed to improve the health of soldiers almost 2000 years ago, it is a widely practiced and well-known qigong set. It consists of both nei gong and wei gong (internal and external exercises, respectively), making it a well-rounded qigong set that is perfect for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

** Mindful Walking with Internal Mechanics ** 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
One of the greatest benefits Tai Chi Chuan provides students is improved balance and mobility. However, these benefits are not unique to a specific “style” or even Tai Chi Chuan itself; rather these benefits are a result of the internal mechanics practiced by all internal martial arts. This seminar will teach students how to walk mindfully according to the three sister internal arts: Tai Chi Chuan, Xing Yi Quan, and Bagua Zhang. From Tai Chi walking to Xing Yi mud stepping to Bagua circle walking, this seminar will explore how to use these basic movements to improve the practitioners’ health.


More questions? Contact Instructor Jason Kooi at  jkooi.virtuemedicine@gmail.com.


Virtue Medicine’s Visiting Scholar, Sifu Dug Corpolongo, is a Senior Student and Adopted Disciple of Grandmaster Henry Look, studying Chinese Martial Arts since 1979 and teaching since 1990. He was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2002. Sifu Dug is certified as a Master Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Instructor by the U.S. Martial Arts Association and is ranked as a senior judge and coach of  Internal Martial Arts by several international Chinese Martial Arts organizations. Sifu Dug was on the National Executive Board of the United States AAU/Chinese Martial Arts Division from 1999 to 2010, including service as National Chairman, Vice Chairman and National Head Coach. He currently serves on the National Executive Board of the US Kuoshu Federation and is the current Chair of the I-Chuan Association of the United States. Faculty appointments have included: International Institute of  Chinese Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, New Mexico Tech, San Juan Community College, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, New England Institute of Buddhist Studies.




Level 2  Tai Chi  Fundamentals

Dates: May 5,12, 19       Time:  2:00- 3:00 PM

Location:  Virtue Medicine Studio  221 East College St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 40



Level 1  Tai Chi Fundamentals® 

Dates: May 12- June 23       Time: 6:15- 7:30  PM

Location:  The Studio  700 South Dubuque  St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 90



Level 1  Tai Chi Fundamentals® 

Dates:   May 20- June 26  2014     (6 weeks- 12 classes)

Time:  1:00-2:00 PM

Location:  The Studio  700 South Dubuque  St Iowa City, IA

Tuition:  $ 130

Please click on link below for registration form.  

May 2014 flyer and registration

Dr Janeta Tansey MD PhD and I will be presenting at the NAMI Johnson County Membership meeting and Integrative Medicine Educational Program at 1105 S. Gilbert St from 6:30- 8:00 PM Call 337-5400 for more information or e-mail me for the flyer.

Dr. Tansey is an Iowa City psychiatrist with specialities in mind-body medicine, bioethics, and existential psychotherapies. Dr. Tansey will be discussing several of the ongoing issues in Integratice Medicine as applicable to mental health

Lori Enloe is a compassionate T’ai Chi instructor whose intuitive, nurturing teaching style combines her physical therapy training with the mind-body principles of T’ai Chi. Lori will be discussing the role of T’ai Chi as a therapy in integrative mental health.



Happy Year of the Horse.  Chinese New Year is Jan 31.

My winter 2014 class offerings are listed above under Winter 2014 classes.

This year in addition to community class offerings, I am excited to offer  Tai Chi Fundamental Professional Training for Health Care Providers.  The first training will be at the Iowa Physical Therapy Association State Meeting in Ames on April 26.  Kristi Hallisy  PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CTI from UW- Madison and I will co-teach this course.  Contact me if you would like additional information about this training program.

As we wander through the winter let us:

“Walk like a cat”

from The Essence of Tai Chi Ch’uan

Give yourself an early gift this holiday season and experience the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi frequently called “meditation in motion.”

Tai Chi fosters an efficient use of our mental and physical energy and a relaxed and alert state of mind.  Through training in relaxation, breathing, posture and slow integrated movement, tai chi practice provides us an opportunity to be centered, and grounded in the “busy-ness” of our lives especially during the holiday season.  What a wonderful gift: the balancing of your mind, body and spirit!

We will play with the basic functional movements and mind-body principles of Tai Chi and the Tai Chi Fundamentals® program. This class is appropriate for people of all abilities.   Please wear flat soled shoes and avoid colognes/strong scents, to support a tranquil and healing space.

Holiday  Tai Chi class

Wednesdays     6:30- 7:45 PM  Nov 20, Dec 4, 11, 18

Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City

10 South Gilbert St, Iowa City IA

Tuition: $50.00

CALL or EMAIL Lori for a registration form:    338-0005                  lori@breathbalance.com

  50% of revenue from this class will be donated to Project Holiday 

  hosted by  Johnson County Crisis Center.


This is the 26th year The Crisis Center has hosted Project Holiday, our annual food distribution to brighten the holidays for families in need. Project Holiday is made possible through generous donations from individuals, businesses, churches, and service groups. These contributions are used to purchase holiday foods, including special entrees, fresh produce, baking supplies, and more. Financial support and volunteers from the Johnson County community are critical. Help us create a memorable, hope-filled holiday season for those less fortunate and continue the tradition of community spirit

5 week Intro to Tai Chi class starting

Wednesday  Oct 2- Wed

From 7-8:30 PM

Cost:  $15.00

Location : Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City 10 South Gilbert St

Part of the Welcome Home Wednesday program.-

If you want to try out Tai Chi- this is a nice opportunity.  Plus the added bonus of meeting fun people.  Contact the church office 337-3443  to get a registration form.    Registration information below. 


Welcome Home Wednesdays Registration   Oct. 2— Nov. 6  NO class Oct 16


Registration is required for all classes, children’s programming and childcare

Name/s: ______________________________________________________________________________________


City:_______________________ State: ____ Zip: __________ Telephone:__________________________

E-mail: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Course/s selected: ___________________________________________________________________________

Children’s Programming/Childcare:____________________________________________________________

(please print children’s names, ages, and dates they will attend)

PLEASE CHECK ONE:  Fee/s for registration enclosed/attached ______ 
scholarship requested ______

Payment must be made at time of registration.  Please enclose a $15 registration fee for each class (the fee covers 6 class sessions); there is no fee for childcare and children’s programming, but please register your child/ren on this form.  If you wish to register for more than one class, you may register at no additional cost.  For those in financial need, you may request a scholarship from the Society Office, 337-3443, or admin@uusic.org.

Class title:

Tai Chi:  A Moving Meditation 5 Sessions:  Oct. 2, 9, 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Please send your registration form to the Society office. Your registration holds a place in the class and will make our planning more successful.  Also, be sure to sign up for the meal each week on Sundays in Channing Hall or Society office.  Meal rsvps or cancellations are needed by Monday at noon in the office.   Please call the Society office if you have further questions (337-3443).

Mail to: UUSIC 10 South Gilbert St. Iowa City IA 52240-3913

For information about meals, worship, child care, and other Welcome Home Wednesdays evening activities, see the Welcome Home Wednesdays brochure on-line, or pick up a brochure at the Welcome Home Wednesdays table in Channing Hall on Sunday mornings.

http://www.uusic.org click on Lifetime Religious Education and then Welcome Home Wednesdays

Seek stillness in movement.


I am looking forward to our fall classes which start the first week of September.  Please see the Fall 2013 class tab for information.   The class at the Johnson County Senior Center will move  at a slower rate for individuals with health conditions.  Contact me for information on additional classes.


Contact Lori at lori@breathbalance.com  or 338-0005 if you have questions.


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