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Uncategorized Apr 29, 2020

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We've created a Deep Root Community Group to receive up to date posts on upcoming events and classes. Please join! Just create a login and you're in. 

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Top 10 things we did in 2019

2019 top 10 Jan 03, 2020

2020 is here, guys! Unbelievable!  A new year, new beginnings, NEW OPPORTUNITIES! and boy, are we excited. We can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for us, BUT before we share what’s ahead, let’s recap our year in 2019 and start by saying how amazing it was. So many great things happened. Let’s begin:


  1. Kung Fu Magazine Feature
    January 2019 Master Sheldon appeared in Kung Fu Magazine. It was incredible yet humbling to appear in such a high profile magazine. Thank you for all the love and support. 

  2. Athletic Playground Qigong Workshop
    April 6, 2019, Master Sheldon taught a 3 hour Qigong Workshop for beginners at Athletic Playground in Emeryville. Student participants were led in Harmonious Movement Through Qigong using breath, movement, and energy. This information is rarely shared outside of the school; however, the experience was enjoyed by all who attended. 

  3. Oakland Magazine Feature Article
    May 2019 Oakland Magazine...

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New Promo Video for Pan African Dance with Shereel


The new promo video for Pan African Dance @ Deep Root with Shereel Washington IS HERE, and we are excited! This video features highlights and goals of the class and the original music of Keegan Midas, a.k.a Sun of Shaolin A.K.A. Master Sheldon. Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies proudly supports the teachers that help make the success of the center possible. If you haven't experienced Pan African Dance with Shereel, then you must! The reviews have been nothing but positive. 

"Took my first Pan African Dance class today at Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies with Shereel Washington. Awesome class! Felt deep and corresponds so well to the work I do in Qigong and Kung Fu. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to do it again" -Master Sheldon, Executive Director 

Shereel teaches on Wednesdays 6-7 pm and Saturdays, 4-5 pm. SIGN UP 

All levels and experiences are welcome! See you there! 

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Qi Fest 2020 Registration Starts Today!

qifest Sep 24, 2019

Shaolin Life @Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies is happy to announce that Early Bird registration for the Qi Fest 2020 starts TODAY. We're so excited and can't wait to see you. 

Qi Fest 2020 happens May 22-24, 2020 at 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz. 

1440 is a state of the art campus surrounded by lush redwood forests nested between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. 

For 3 days, guests will immerse themselves in wellness sessions taught by leading professionals in the field; Mindful Meditation, Qi gong,  Yoga,  Tai Chi, Pan African Dance,  and Zen Self Defense. 

With room purchase, guests will have access to all the amenities 1440 offers. Guest will enjoy 6 delicious organic meals, access to the Infinity Pool and Steam Room in The Healing Arts Center, hike in the forested redwoods, 1440's Fitness Center and Signature classes.

This event is not to be missed.  Early Bird registration ends Feb 14, 2020, but that time will be here before you...

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Transmissions (Tai-chi, Qigong, Yoga, Mediation) Music by Master Sheldon

music Sep 09, 2019

We have a special treat for all those wanting a soundtrack to their practice. Our own Master Sheldon also known in music circles as Keagan Midas has composed special music, designed for the practice of Meditation, Qigong, Yoga, Martial Arts or for Study.

Titled "Transmissions" is a "Handcrafted Alchemy of Sound" and a "Masterwork for Relaxation" .

His music, like his study of the martial arts and sciences, blends culture, honors traditions yet is modern and invokes contemplation.

With a giving heart has donated his music to support our fundraising and temple building efforts. I proceed to support our 501c3 contributions are tax-deductible.

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Pan African Dance Class

Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies is proud to present Pan African Dance taught by Shereel Washington on Wednesday, 6-7pm and Saturdays, 4-5pm. Weekly classes will begin on Wednesday, July 17. 
All are invited to join Shereel to share and experience movements, styles, and sounds of the African Diaspora, broken down to basics, while learning root cultural stories and ideals behind some dances, movements, and rhythms.

In this class, Shereel Washington will lead and show you;
  • How to move in rhythm to different sounds & music
  • How to hear and internalize rhythms;
  • How to tap into your natural ‘inner rhythm’;
  • How to move with enhanced coordination and flexibility.
Bring a towel and bottled water and supportive foot wear. Work out clothing is required for this class. Wrap skirts (lappa or pare`u) are optional.
Pan African Dance - Dance movements and styles deriving from African cultures and/or ethnically descended groups in the...
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Maui Qi Fest 2019

maui qi fest qi fest Jul 15, 2019

We set an intention to create a fun, inspiring, and inclusive space of well being, that would welcome students and skilled practitioners sharing the common purpose of wellness, on the spectacular island of Maui. We hoped to commune with the Aloha Spirit, to reconnect with the earth, and to develop well-being and belonging through arts and cultural activities. Welina mai! (Welcome!)

Beginning on Summer Solstice 2019, marking the official start of Summer, this year's Qi Fest would take place at the picturesque Camp Ke´anae, an untouched, sacred location along the northern coastline of Maui.  

This transformative gathering brought together warm and friendly people to learn and exchange ideas and to expand/flourish potential collaborations, through mindful movement, and healing arts.  

The event included workshop-style classes for all levels including Qigong, Taichi, dance, transformative bodywork, and meditation. A special gift this year was the addition of...

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Qigong Intensive with Master Sheldon Callahan


Come and experience Qigong to seek a deeper understanding. Learn how to gain body strength, improve your flexibility, balance your mind, and harmonize your body using breath, movement, and energy.

Master Sheldon’s teaching style is fun, accessible, and no-nonsense. He is relatable and explains the deeper concepts in the most simplistic ways while engaging the thought process. He approaches each movement with ease and flexibility while preserving its complexity to invoke thought and introspection.


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Maui Qi Fest 2018

Uncategorized Jun 25, 2018
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