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 Upcoming Qigong Workshop with Eve Soldinger, MPH, MMQ, M.Ac. in May, 2019 - more information TBA!

(Past workshops):  

2018  Qigong Workshops in Anchorage, Alaska with Eve Soldinger:
Dates: Transforming the Self Through Qigong: April 1st 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
& The Mystical Aspects of Qigong: April 7-8th 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Namaste North Yoga Studio, 508 W. 2nd Ave (Entrance on E St.)

Medical Qigong is a tool for creating health for the body/mind/spirit. In these two workshops offered, participants will discover this ancient wisdom which uses movement, breath, and intention to promote healing, remove blockages, increase vitality, enhance the immune system, reduce stress and increase inner radiance.

I have been coming to teach in Alaska for years. All my work is based in the Daoist Five Yin Medical Qigong. In these two workshops I am offering, I am also clear that I want to bring something new, elegant, and deeper for everyone and all my students in Alaska. All levels are welcome.

Cost: April 1st $200, April 7-8th $300. All 3 days $450

Space is limited.

To register: PayPal, or mail check or money order to: 610 W. 2nd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501 with your name, telephone number, and email address.

Contact: Roxanne Chan 907-440-8660, or chan.rox@gmail.com for questions.

Eve Soldinger, MPH, MMQ, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) is a five-element acupuncturist, energy worker, and author. She is on the faculty of the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture (Gainesville, FL), and has taught at the Acupressure Institute (Berkeley, CA) as well as other acupuncture colleges throughout the US. An acupuncturist since 1983, her education has included many forms of energy healing including studying with indigenous medicine men and women in Central and South America. She completed a Masters Degree in Medical Qigong in 2012 and teaches Qigong throughout the US. She is the author of the book, Unexpected Gifts: My Journey With My Father’s Dementia (2016). The consistent thread in all her work, teachings and studies is her commitment to transform the individual and community by reestablishing sacred relationships in our lives. Eve resides in Washington D.C. 


Qigong Workshop in Barrow, Alaska with Eve Soldinger in July 2016.
With Eve Soldinger, MPH, MMQ, M.Ac, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Acupuncture and Medical Qigong Therapist
Oct 17, 18, 24, & 25th, 2015. 10 am - 5:30 pm. 

Yang Style Taijiquan with

Michael Aanavi, PhD, LAc 

* Tuesday mornings, 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., at Namaste North Yoga Studio*  

Beginning on 3/31/15, I’ll offer instruction in classical Yang style taijiquan (t’ai chi ch’uan) as well as yiquan standing meditation.

The widely renowned art of taijiquan is a traditional qigong practice, remarkable for its restorative and health-promoting capacity, as well as for its capacity to deepen our connection with self, others, and environment–to help us live with ever-increasing sensitivity, mindfulness, relationality, and embodiedness.

Cost: $20/class. No charge to attend an initial/introductory class.
Location: Namaste North, 508 W. 2nd Ave., at the corner of E Street. (The entrance is on E.)


  • No special attire is necessary, but it’s helpful to wear clothing that allows for ease of movement.

  • Although both taijiquan and yiquan are martial in origin, I offer instruction solely in the health- related aspects of these practices.

    Dr. Michael Aanavi: I hold an MS in traditional Chinese medicine and a PhD in clinical psychology, and am an acupuncturist in practice in Anchorage. I began my study of qigong, taiji, and other internal martial arts over 25 years ago, and for the past 15 years have trained under the auspices of Dr. Benjamin R. Tong. For further details about my practice and background, please visit www.michaelaanavi.com.

    For more information or if you’re planning to attend class

    please contact me at 907.297.8590 or mpaanavi@gmail.com.

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Healing with Gemstones in Chinese Medicine: Stones for Transformation

Michael Aanavi, PhD, LAc

Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 9:30AM–12:00PM at
610 W. 2
nd Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage

Use of gemstones and minerals is a classical practice within Chinese medicine, both for treatment of illness and for psychological and spiritual transformation. This class will introduce some foundational concepts of ‘stone medicine,’ with emphasis on the category of stones that are specific to movement, transformation, and evolution: jades, agates, and jaspers. This will be an informal introduction, with opportunity for discussion, questions, and ‘show and tell’—feel free to bring one or two of your favorites if you like.

Cost: self-determined sliding scale, $30-$60

Class size is limited. To register, or for further details, please contact Dr. Aanavi at 907.297.8590 or mpaanavi@gmail.com.

Michael Aanavi holds both an MS in traditional Chinese medicine and a PhD in clinical psychology, and is in practice of classical Chinese medicine in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the author of The Trusting Heart: Addiction, Recovery, and Intergenerational Trauma. For more information, please visit michaelaanavi.com.

Please note: This class is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. For specific concerns, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.

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Winter Nourishment



Dr. Roxanne Chan, DAOM, RN, LAc

& Dr. Michael Aanavi, PhD, LAc


Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 9:30 AM-12:00PM


Spring Wind Acupuncture

610 W. 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage




With emphasis on health maintenance for the winter season, this class will introduce participants to basic concepts of nutrition according to the principles of Chinese medicine.  We’ll present methods for preparation of bone stock and congee (also known as ‘juk’ or ‘shi fan’), will discuss the body’s needs in coming months, and will offer an overview of general concepts, medicinal properties of some specific foods and herbs, and options for vegetarians and vegans. We’ll also offer a limited tasting menu!


9:30-10:00       Gather for tea

10:00-10:45     Overview and introduction

10:45-11:15     Juk tasting (gluten/dairy-free, both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options)

11:15-12:00     Discussion, Q&A


For those interested in the possibility of an ongoing series of such classes, we’d like to invite you to stay for an additional 15-20 minutes (12:00-12:15-ish) to discuss interests and future directions.


Cost: self-determined sliding scale, $20-$50


Class size is limited.  To register, or for further information, please contact:

Roxanne Chan, DAOM, RN, LAc – 907-440.8660 or chan.rox@gmail.com

Michael Aanavi, PhD, LAc – 907-297-8590 or mpaanavi@gmail.com


Please note: This class is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions.  For specific concerns, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner. 





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