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Workshops & Events

Triple Energizer Qi Gong

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Two Saturdays a month 9:30am - 10:45am with Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.

Upcoming classes— November 2nd & 23rd.

The word “Qi” (or “chi”) means “life force” or "vital energy" of the body and the word “Gong” means "skill" that is cultivated through steady practice.  Thus, Qi Gong means “the skill of cultivating energy.” The practice involves gentle, rhythmic exercises combined with simple breathing techniques to relieve stress, support detoxification, regulate the immune system and thereby increase the body’s innate healing abilities.

Qi Gong is quickly becoming popular in the West for its healing power and rejuvenating properties. The exercise routines can be learned easily and are perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Triple Energizer Qi Gong focuses on increasing the strength of your three primary energy centers, which store and activate energy to vitalize all of your body’s organ systems. Regulating the dynamic function of these centers is fundamental to optimizing your well-being and healing your body and mind.

$25 drop-in.

Click here to watch a sample of this practice and learn more about how this unique practice can transform your health and life.

yin yoga

Yin Yoga Integration 50-Hour Immersion & Teacher Training

With Dr. Setareh Moafi

Click here to learn more and get on the waitlist for the next round of this one-of-a-kind training. New to Yin Yoga? Watch the video below to sample this practice style.

This one-of-a-kind immersion will help you cultivate a Yin Yoga practice through the lens of Classical Chinese medical philosophy, Sinew Meridian theory and integrative practices that support you to optimize your health and move through your life with greater clarity and ease. 

Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required, and you do not have to want to become a teacher to participate in this training. This program is designed to empower your life and practice, so how you choose to share the tools you learn is entirely up to you.

The knowledge gained through this training will enhance your personal practice, optimize your health and self-care, and prepare you with the skills and confidence to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.

Location: Dharma Studio is located at 1807 Pruneridge Avenue, Suite C in Santa Clara, two doors to the right & upstairs from our clinic.

* Workshop Cancellation Policy: 80% refund up to two weeks prior to the event date, no refunds thereafter.

past events

Meridians & Movement: A Transformational Yoga-Qi Gong Immersion

with Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac. & Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.   Saturday, May 13, 2017  9:30am - 12:30pm

Setareh and Salvador will guide a series of transformational practices designed to target the channel systems of Classical Chinese Medicine to activate the energy of Spring for renewal, rebirth and transformation.

In this workshop you will learn fundamental theory and movement practices to help you:

  • Release patterns of chronic stiffness and pain. Movements to free these blockages will allow Qi to flow smoothly and prepare the body for deeper exercises.

  • Strengthen and consolidate Qi (energy) to fortify the metabolism, enhance mental clarity, reduce fatigue, and improve sexual, respiratory and digestive health. These practices also support weight loss and help trim the waistline.


with Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac.   Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26, 2018  12pm to 4pm both days

Join Dr. Setareh Moafi for a weekend exploration of Chinese medical food energetics and tongue diagnosis that will empower you to release the stress of eating the right things while healing your relationship with food. In this workshop, you’ll gain the knowledge and insights to help you make customized food choices that will support healthy digestion, stress resistance, sleep wellness, and weight management.


with Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac.   Saturday, October 20, 2018  9:30am to 1pm

As the first Yin season of the year, Autumn begins to guide us toward deeper reflection and transformation in both our internal and external environments.

Join Dr. Setareh Moafi for a silent morning of Yin & Yang yoga and meditation guided through the lens of Classical Chinese Medicine. You’ll learn simple, practical tools to adjust your lifestyle for the Fall season and build a foundation for optimal health year round. You’ll also learn insights on the Metal element, the Five Element archetype that corresponds to the Fall season, and how to nourish and balance its aspects to develop greater compassion and understanding towards yourself and others.


$90. Approved for 3.5 CEUs in Category 2 by the California Acupuncture Board, provider #0915.

New Year, New Intentions

A Special New Year's Eve Yoga & Qi Gong Class

with Setareh Moafi, Ph.D., L.Ac. and Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.   

Monday, December 31, 2018 10:00 - 11:15am

Annual event. This is one of our most popular classes and space is limited.

Join Setareh and Salvador for an integrative practice of Yin/Yang Yoga, Qi Gong and meditation designed to support you to cultivate your intentions and enliven your dreams for the new year. All ages and levels welcome.

Cost: $25 on site. 100% of proceeds will go to the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, which focuses on providing local assistance to those facing a crisis, including housing assistance, critical family needs and food banks. The best part of living is giving - please join us to give back to those in need during the holiday season.