Kaleo Ching
Elise Dirlam Ching

2017

Aloha Kākou!

We love our students and their transformational processes! Click on an image below for an extensive gallery of our students' artwork

  • Faces of Your Soul: Eka
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: Pam and Reiko
  • Chi Nei Tsang/Maskmaking: Sharyn
  • Five Element Chi Kung and Art: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Five Element Chi Kung and Art: Darcy
  • Totem Animal: Paul

PRIVATE PRACTICE: Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage, Medical Qigong Energy Work, Regression Hypnotherapy BODYWORK

For appointment, contact Kaleo

NEW BOOK! Qi and Grace: An Embodied Lord's Prayer

by Kaleo & Elise Ching with Rev. Steve Harms
Kaleonahe Press, © 2015
View video of “Abba-Imma Qigong”.

Speaking in chorus with the 2,000 year old utterance of Jesus’ Our Father prayer and moving in harmony with the ancient practice of Qigong, Abba-Imma Qigong blends Judeo-Christian and Daoist/Chinese Medicine wisdom and compassion for self and others. This embodied Lord's Prayer invokes and honors Abba-Imma, the Father-Mother God, the Divine Source, the Universal Spirit. It enhances your intimacy with the Divine beyond and within.

Qi and Grace: An Embodied Lord’s Prayer reveals the meaning and practice of Abba-Imma Qigong. It includes Reverend Steve Harms’ explanations of the linguistic and historical contexts for his revitalized wording of the Lord’s Prayer and photos with instructions of the Abba-Imma Qigong form by Kaleo Ching. View the accompanying Qigong video at kaleoching.com or peacejourney.org

“The Lord’s Prayer has been part of my spiritual tradition since I was a child, and I have never experienced it so uniquely as when praying the Abba-Imma Qigong with my whole being – body, mind, spirit, heart. It is like floating gently on the river of life in communion with all creation, all beings on earth, in the heavens and beyond!”

Marlene DeNardo, MA Spirituality and Culture, spiritual and retreat director

At Sagrada Sacred Arts or Amazon
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NEW VIDEO! Emotional Harmony Qigong

May Emotional Harmony Qigong nourish you through the daily process of living, dying, and renewal!
View video YouTube

Our deepest healing occurs when our physical, mental, emotional, energetic, subconscious, and spiritual selves are affected. In Emotional Harmony Qigong, color, sounds, smells, intention, and movement cleanse your body of excessive harmful emotions and nourish it with positive ones. Acupoints, meridians, and Dan Tians open and flow with Qi. Muscles, tissues, inner organs engage and pulse with blood. Subconscious and conscious minds bridge. In meditation you enter inner realms where you, in humility, touch your soul, and nourish with the Divine consciousness of grace, wisdom and love.

Then, to internalize the transformational process, you may choose to do journaling and art. The canvas becomes alive and breathes as you stretch its mind, awaken it with words, massage its fascia with colors and textures, and spiral into its vortices with Qi, temperatures, lines, and light.

Mahalo to our teachers of "Six Healing Sounds", Mantak Chia, Suzanne Friedman, and Gilles Marin.

JANUARY

Qi and Welless

January 3 through March 10
Tuesdays  5:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Civic Park Community Center, Assembly Hall
Walnut Creek CA
Contact Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation 925.943.5858 or Kaleo

Learn moderate exercises to build balance, strength, and flexibility and boost energy. Class includes qigong basics, acupoints and meridian massage for self healing, and the 'Aloha Qigong,' a short gentle Qigong form to nourish oneness with the heavens and earth. (view video)
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Fee   $120 for 10 classes
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Aloha Qigong

February 4
Saturday  1 pm to 3 pm
Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center
Northgate High School
Walnut Creek, CA
Contact Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center (925) 933-7850 or Kaleo

Aloha Qigong is inspired by the spirit and grace of Hawaii. Based on Chinese Medicine, it engages your body’s energy centers and meridians to integrate body, mind, and spirit while harvesting the light of the cosmos, the nurturing of the environment, and the grounding of earth. It cleanses you of toxic influences and nourishes you with fresh, healthy energy to reset your nervous system and promote wellness. It is an embodied prayer of gratitude to the Divine. (view video)
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Qigong as Embodied Prayer

February 9
Thursday 9:30 am to 10:30 am
San Damiano Retreat Center
710 Highland Drive
Danville CA 94526
Contact San Damiano Retreat Center
925-837-9141 or Kaleo

Experience Qigong as embodied prayer at this one-day retreat for the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Instructor: Kaleo Ching

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Aloha Qigong

March 16
Thursday  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
School of Applied Theology (St. Albert's Priory)
5890 Birch Court (1 block from Rockridge Bart)
Oakland, CA 94618
Contact School of Applied Theology 510.652.1651 or Kaleo

Aloha Qigong is inspired by the spirit and grace of Hawaii. Based on Chinese Medicine, it engages your body’s energy centers and meridians to integrate body, mind, and spirit while harvesting the light of the cosmos, the nurturing of the environment, and the grounding of earth. It cleanses you of toxic influences and nourishes you with fresh, healthy energy to reset your nervous system and promote wellness. It is an embodied prayer of gratitude to the Divine. (view video)
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Fee   $30
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Abba-Imma Qigong – Based on the Lord’s Prayer
(Open to Public)

March 19
Sunday 2 pm to 3 pm
Community Congregational Church
145 Rock Hill Drive
Tiburon CA 94920
Contact Rev Alan Claasen
415.435.9108 or Kaleo

Fee  Free

Experience Qigong (Chi Kung) as an embodied Lord’s Prayer. Speaking in chorus with the 2,000 year old utterance of the Lord’s Prayer and moving in harmony with the ancient practice of Qigong, the Abba-Imma Qigong form embraces Judeo-Christian and Daoist/Chinese Medicine wisdom and compassion for self and others. It invokes and honors Abba-Imma (Father-Mother God), the duality of yin and yang, and the cosmic consciousness of the Divine. It invites us to look at the meanings and origins of the words of the Lord’s Payer in a new and historically discerning way.
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise Ching

View a video of “Abba-Imma Qigong”.
View the class flyer.

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Creativity, Qi, and Life Purpose

March 29
Wednesday  9 am to 5 pm
Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Contact Sofia University 650-493-4430 or Kaleo

This highly experiential class focuses on the use of Qigong (energy cultivation), hypnotherapy, and creative expression to explore personal and professional aspirations and to move more fully into authentic life. Its goals are to learn creative and energetic tools for integrating body, emotions, and mind; to explore your soul’s intention for your life’s journey; and to create an incubation vessel for nurturing and deepening your intention. Working with this vessel will help you to discover truths, deepen your access to inner wisdom, and invite your discoveries to gestate and grow.

We provide many art supplies and media (paints, beads, shells, natural fibers, fabrics, etc.). Please bring personal items that you may want to incorporate in your vessel (photos, symbols, etc). A supply fee of $15 per person will be collected in class.

Fee   $100 Non-Sofia Students; $65 Sofia Residential Students (includes breakfast and lunch)
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Dance for Hope! A Gathering For All.

April 7
Friday 7pm to 9pm
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek CA 94596
Contact MDUUC or Kaleo

Many of us share love by caregiving and helping our neighbors, friends, and loved ones. It can be difficult - the needs are great. Many of us are also working diligently for peace, justice, and dignity for all while striving to maintain a healthy balance in our own lives and relationships. Dance to WORLD MUSIC! Let our souls soar with joy! Nurture ourselves and our community. All are welcome to this interfaith, intergenerational event

Dance to Caribbean, African, Soukous, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Nuevo Flamenco, Middle Eastern Trance, Funk, Rock

DJ - Kaleo Ching; Drums - Mary Ferrick; Soul Train - Terese McGregor

Fee  Fundraiser for the MDUUC youth. Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family

Creating Your Personal Portable Altar

April 22
Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
School of Applied Theology (St. Albert's Priory)
5890 Birch Court (1 block from Rockridge Bart)
Oakland, CA 94618
Contact School of Applied Theology 510.652.1651 or Kaleo

Through guided journeying, you will pass through portals to sacred mystery and layers of archetypal wisdom. Within your inner realms of spirit lie hidden images and messages that help to deepen and enliven your connection with the Divine. Then, you will express your discoveries through art by creating your own personal portable altar.

We provide many art supplies and media (paints, beads, shells, natural fibers, fabrics, etc.). Please bring personal items that you may want to incorporate in your vessel (photos, symbols, etc).

Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Fee   $130
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Creation and Transformation Class

May 1
Monday  9:30 am to 12 pm
Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

Aloha Qigong is inspired by the spirit and grace of Hawaii. Based on Chinese Medicine, it engages your body’s energy centers and meridians to integrate body, mind, and spirit while harvesting the light of the cosmos, the nurturing of the environment, and the grounding of earth. It is an embodied prayer of gratitude to the Divine. (view video)
Instructors: Karen Sjoholm and Kaleo and Elise Ching

Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Qigong for Healing
(Open to Public)

May 8
Monday 7pm to 9 pm
John Muir Medical Center
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek CA 94598
Contact Nancy Walker
925-939-3000 or Kaleo

Presented by the Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County. Learn acupressure points and Qigong to enhance energy and immune systems to promote healing. Open to stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Instructors: Kaleo and Elise Ching.

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Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

The Divine Feminine
(Open to Public)

May 13
Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm
San Damiano Retreat Center
710 Highland Drive
Danville CA 94526
Contact San Damiano Retreat Center
925-837-9141 or Kaleo

Fee  $50 includes lunch

East meets west in this journey of deepening your connection to the Divine Feminine through Qigong, meditation, and prayer involving your body, mind, and spirit. Drawing from Judeo-Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist wisdom and compassion practices, this class invites you to explore, engage, and share your ever-unfolding spiritual awareness. Learn Qigong as Embodied Prayer, acupressure points, centering prayer and meditation to cultivate mindfulness and spiritual connection.

Instructors: Kaleo and Elise Ching and Reverand Steve Harms.

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Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

Abba-Imma: The Embodied Lord's Prayer
(Open to Public)

May 14
Sunday Service 10 a.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
3201 Camino Tassajara
Danville CA 94506
Contact Peace Lutheran
925-648-7000 or Kaleo

Join Reverend Steve Harms and Kaleo and Elise Ching in the "Abba-Imma: Embodied Lord's Prayer" during Sunday worship. People of all ages and identity are welcomed. There is always Children’s Time. There is always Eucharist – and everyone is invited to the Communion table.

Wellness Qigong (Chi Kung) Class

June 5 through July 31. No class on July 3
Wednesdays  1 pm to 2:15 pm
Tice Valley Gym
Walnut Creek CA
Contact Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation 925.943.5858 or Kaleo

Learn Chinese Medicine meridians, acupressure points, and energy work for healing. Practice Qigong for strength, flexibility, vital energy, and to help prevent or ease arthritis. Learn special breathing and meditation techniques for stress release. (view video)
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Fee   $88 for 8 classes
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Moving With Grace: Prayer and Spiritual Practice

July 6 through July 9
House of Prayer
Carmel, CA 93923
Contact Marlene DeNardo
(925) 891-4330 or Kaleo

In this retreat Clare and Marlene will engage with ancient and ever-new forms of relating with the Divine. We will explore ways to expand and deepen our experience of prayer and spiritual practices, including the Lord’s Prayer, the Eucharist, and other contemplative practices. Guest presenters Elise and Kaleo Ching, authors of Qi and Grace, will join us on July 6.

Instructors: Marlene DeNardo, Clare Ronzani

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Recommended Reading  Qi and Grace: An Embodied Lord's Prayer, by Elise and Kaleo Ching with Rev Steve Harms, 2015. Amazon

MASKMAKING FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

July 22, 23
Saturday and Sunday  10 am to 5 pm
Sofia University
1069 E. Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact Kimberly Anne 650-493-4430 or Kaleo

Register at Eventbrite

Register soon. Space is limited.

In this highly experiential course, you will learn techniques for creating three-dimensional, sculptural masks and ways to use these archetypal masks as vehicles for self-discovery. This mask of personal transformation will intimately embody your journey of transformation, bring you closer to your authentic self, and provide a tool for guiding others.

We provide many art supplies and media (acrylic paints and media, beads, shells, feathers, natural fibers, fabrics, etc.). Please bring personal items that you may want to incorporate in your vessel (photos, symbols, etc). Art supply fee: $30 per person.

Fee   Open to Public: $250 (includes $30 art supply fee)
Recommended Reading  Faces of Your Soul: Rituals in Art, Maskmaking, and Guided Imagery with Ancestors, Spirit Guides, and Totem Animals by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2006. At local bookstores, or Amazon
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Wellness Qigong (Chi Kung) Class

Sept. 18 through Nov. 6.
Mondays  1 pm to 2:15 pm
Tice Valley Gym
2055 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek CA
Contact Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation 925.943.5858 or Kaleo

Please register before Sept 15 or the class may close.

Learn Chinese Medicine meridians, acupressure points, and energy work for healing. Practice Qigong for strength, flexibility, vital energy, and to help prevent or ease arthritis. Learn special breathing and meditation techniques for stress release. (view video)
Instructors: Kaleo and Elise

Fee   $88 for 8 classes
Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
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Embodied Earth Prayer: Aloha Qigong and the Franciscan Legacy
(Open to Public)

Sept 30
Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm
San Damiano Retreat Center
710 Highland Drive
Danville CA 94526
Contact San Damiano Retreat Center
925-837-9141 or Kaleo

Fee  $40 includes lunch

Drawing from Judeo-Christian and Taoist practices and grounded in Franciscan awareness, this retreat invites you into a day long experience of embodied prayer. You will learn Aloha (Hawaiian) Qigong and Qi earth practices to achor your spiritual quest in body-awareness. Through reflection and dialogue, we will explore the ethical dimensions of eco-spirituality, environmental stewardship, and inequality. Join Rev. Steve, Kaleo, and Elise in this journey of deepening our connection to the Divine Source and Care for our Common Home.

Instructors: Kaleo and Elise Ching and Reverand Steve Harms.

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Recommended Reading  The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art, by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2014. At local bookstores, Sagrada Sacred Arts, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon

MASKMAKING FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

November 1 & 2
Wednesday and Thursday  9 am to 5 pm
C.U.R.A.
37437 Glenmoor Dr.
Fremont, CA 94536

Private class for the Board and Staff at C.U.R.A. In this highly experiential course, you will learn techniques for creating three-dimensional, sculptural masks and ways to use these archetypal masks as vehicles for self-discovery. This mask of personal transformation will intimately embody your journey of transformation, bring you closer to your authentic self, and provide a tool for guiding others.

Recommended Reading  Faces of Your Soul: Rituals in Art, Maskmaking, and Guided Imagery with Ancestors, Spirit Guides, and Totem Animals by Elise and Kaleo Ching, North Atlantic Books, 2006. At local bookstores, or Amazon
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Dance for Hope! A Gathering For All Ages

November 11
Saturday 7pm to 9pm
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek CA 94596
Contact MDUUC or Kaleo

Dance to WORLD MUSIC! Salsa, African, Sacred, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Middle Eastern, Trance, Funk, Nuevo Flamenco, Rock. Let your souls soar! Nurture yourselves and the community. All are welcome to this interfaith, intergenerational event

DJ - Kaleo Ching; Drums - Mary Ferrick

Fee  Fundraiser for the MDUUC youth. Suggested donation: $5/person, $10/family

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