Japanese Yoga & Meditation

Shin-shin-toitsu-do is the form of Japanese yoga and meditation offered at the Sennin Foundation Center. Shin-shin-toitsu-do, "The Way of Mind and Body Unification," was founded in the early 1900s by Nakamura Tempu Sensei.

NAKAMURA TEMPU & JAPANESE YOGA

Nakamura Sensei lived in India, where he practiced Raja yoga, the yoga of meditation. After studying medicine at Columbia University, he blended Indian meditation and health improvement with his background in medicine, psychology, Japanese healing arts and meditation, and Japanese martial arts. He taught for many years, authored best-selling books, and counted among his students Japan's top executives, politicians, fine artists, athletes, martial artists, and people from every walk of life. But few Westerners have been exposed to these extraordinary teachings.

A DYNAMIC TEACHER OF MIND & BODY UNIFICATION

H. E. Davey Sensei, Director of the Sennin Foundation Center, studied with several of Nakamura Sensei's top students, including Hashimoto Tetsuichi Sensei and Sawai Atsuhiro Sensei. (Sawai Sensei is a Senior Advisor to the Sennin Foundation Center.) Davey Sensei began studying Shin-shin-toitsu-do as a child. He is the award-winning author of Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation, which was featured in Yoga Journal in the U.S. and Tempu magazine in Japan. He's a member of the Tempu Society in Tokyo, and he's also received the highest teaching certification from the International Japanese Yoga Association in Kyoto, an association preserving the legacy of Nakamura Sensei.

UNIQUE METHODS TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

Our Shin-shin-toitsu-do class includes practical seated and moving meditation, breathing methods for health, stretching exercises, autosuggestion for altering negative habits, stress management, and self-healing techniques that are little-known in the West. Emphasis is also placed on developing ki (chi in Chinese). Ki is life energy, and its cultivation has a profound effect on mental and physical health. You, like many of our students, may experience enhanced concentration, willpower, calmness, relaxation, and physical fitness.

Our classes for beginners are on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. These are small, semi-private classes, and private lessons are also available. Membership fees range from $76 to $95 per month (with unlimited classes). Call 510-526-7518 to make an appointment to visit and learn about the Sennin Foundation Center. Click the FAQ button above for even more information. 

Make a positive and life-altering decision today. Add Shin-shin-toitsu-do to your life, and discover a way of living rooted in health, happiness, and harmony.

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