with Anand Parikshak
In this special evening workshop, visiting teacher Anand Parikshak will share teachings from the path of Daoism and Qigong. This path works with qi to cultivate lasting and meaningful wellbeing. In this evening of practice, participants will discover how to connect for self cultivation and healing through both moving and non-moving forms- discovering a path which heals the body, balances the emotions, and connects us with the essence of life.
Anand Parikshak is a meditation teacher with a focus on the teachings of the Tao and the cultivation of emotional wellbeing. As an Indian-American, Anand was first taught meditation and posture from his father- the son of a yogi and Vedic educator. During his teens, Anand took a personal interest in meditation inspired by a connection to Nature and his main mentor, Dr. B Bayard, a Taoist practitioner and physician. Under Dr. Bayard's training and the training of many great teachers, Anand has studied meditation, qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan. With respect to the teachings given to him, Anand now teaches and develops meditation/ mindfulness based programs for individuals from all walks of life. He has been honored to teach all around the world including with prestigious institutions such as UCSF’s Osher Center, American University’s School of International Service, and the United States Department of State.