Peace Lutheran Church

Worship: Sundays at 10 AM
Address: 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506

Tending the Garden of Your Heart: A Day to Explore Qigong, Nature and Art

Tending the Garden of Your Heart: A Day to Explore Qigong, Nature and Art. Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00 to 4:30. Advance registration is required. Unfolded orange flower in garden with Peace Pole in the backround.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  If you were registered, we will be in touch about your payment refund.  Mahalo for all who expressed interest and we hope to see you at another event soon.


We invite you to join us for a day of joy, healing, and transformation!  Within the sacred space of Peace’s Garden, you will have the opportunity to explore Qigong, a movement practice* of connecting with the Vital Life Force permeating the Universe and our lives.  In addition, Qi promotes health and nourishes our intimacy with nature.  Guided visualization will invite you into a relationship with Mother Nature and tending to the inner garden of your own heart.  In the afternoon, we will move inside to learn and explore special mixed media art techniques to express your discoveries.

All spiritual traditions and levels of experience are welcome — all caretakers of the Earth, practitioners of movement, seekers of the mystical, and explorers of creativity are invited!

Proceeds from the event will go to Save Mount Diablo, a nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization working to preserve the remaining natural lands on and around Mount Diablo and to protect Mount Diablo’s connection to its sustaining Diablo Range.

*Qigong is adaptable and accessible for all.


Instructors: Kaleo and Elise Ching & Bill Carmel

Date: Saturday, September 30th, 10:00 to 4:30

Location: Peace Lutheran Church.  We will spend time in the Garden and Gathering Hall.

Cost: $95 per person, includes a feast of art supplies (watercolor paper, acrylic paints, mixed media drawing tools, handmade papers, fabric, natural materials, magazines, art tools, and more).  Payment is non-refundable and requested at time of registration.

Registration information: Space is limited to 18 participants.  Children 12 and older welcome, when accompanied by an adult.  Register online by submitting your email, name, and phone number.  For questions or assistance, please email [email protected].

What to bring: Your bag lunch

Optional to also bring: Favorite magazines, photos/images, or personal items for your art piece and a journal

With the limited number of participants for this event, we recommend signing up soon.  Mahalo!



About the Instructors

Elise and Kaleo have co-taught (34 years) Qigong, guided journeys, and transformative art processes to connect with realms of nature beyond and within.  They co-taught for John F. Kennedy University (25 years), Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, ILM/LucasFilms, and other venues nationally and internationally.  They coauthored Chi and Creativity: Vital Energy and Your Inner Artist (Blue Snake Books, 2007) et al.  Learn more:

Bill Carmel – Bio coming soon

For questions about the event, please email [email protected].