Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What? A Center for Spiritual Living in where? Shanghai? Seriously? Awesome.


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The Friday night crowd
Friday, October 25th - Ball Jam with Marceau
Friday, November 1st - Sound/Breath/Movement workshop with Jo
Friday, November 8th - TGIF Free Yoga with Kassi
Friday, November 15th - The Suited Monk workshop with Raf

Weekly Events
Every Monday - Zen Salon
Every Saturday - Hatha Fundamentals
Every Wednesday  - Free Noon Meditation

...and a partial list of things coming up...
Friday, November 22nd - Ball Jam with Marceau
Friday, November 29th - Kirtan with Yama
Saturday, November 30th - Kundalini Yoga Workshop with Jocelyn

Student Prices & Free Classes for Volunteers

To encourage community and inclusion, CSL now offers half price for most classes 100rmb and above with student ID.  Additionally new volunteers are needed in the following areas:  graphic design, marketing and PR, set-up & tear-down, class registration, vendor relations, newsletter and website, etc.  Now is the time to get involved and participate on a deeper level - for free.

CSL-SH is a not-for-profit community completely dependent on the fees and contributions received from our events and classes.  Donations are also gratefully appreciated and tax receipts are available for US$ for more details.

Ball Jam with Marceau
Presented by Qi Dance Company

We invite you to a reinvented ball that goes back to the traditional dances in groups and in couples, adapted for 21st Century's dancers who are used to rocking the dance floor with a more personal style.With a broad experience ranging from traditional European Dances, Contemporary Dance, and Qigong practice, Marceau will accompany us through this journey of discovery.

We will explore the movement of our body and our qi, the interaction with other people and with the whole group. Based on the Qidance method, this Ball Jam is an opportunity to dive deep into the flow of qi, the energy that moves within us and around us, gaining awareness of the subtle movement within us and the dynamics of the group.

Suited to anyone who loves dancing.  Bring comfortable clothes and socks.
Date & time: October 25th, 7-9:00pm (Every 4th Friday of the month)
Contribution: 150 RMB
Student price:  75 RMB

RSVP to Estel @

”The Suited Monk - Finding Your Life’s Purpose And True Happiness"

In today's society, many of us struggle to experience lasting happiness and contentment and find little purpose or fulfilment in our work and day-to-day lives. Even if we manage to reach certain goals, the happiness they bring us rarely lasts long. Because of this dynamic, some of us suffer deeply and experience a huge gap between the life we really want, with a deep feeling of joy about who we truly are, and the reality of the life we actually have. 

Raf Adams, author of "The Suited Monk" (available on, will guide us with a step-by-step approach to help us explore pertinent self-questioning paradigms, such as "What is my purpose in life?" and "How can I live a truly fulfilling life and have a happy and satisfying career?" Or more simply, ''How can I fully align my deepest desires and wishes, and flourish in today's world?" He will be using the life journey model to help us through this journey.

Friday, November 15th, 7.00-8:30pm
Cost:  50 RMB
Information:  Click here

Free Mid-Week Noon Meditation

A quiet and supportive environment to re-center and rejuvenate. No special format or program - only silence, music and the intention you bring to the space.
Come for the full hour or drop in for only a few minutes.

Date & time: Every Wednesday noon-1:00pm
Contribution: Free
No need to RSVP
A Sound, Breath & Movement Workshop with Jo
Friday, 1st of November - 7.00-8.30pm
RSVP with Jo 187 2120 6452

TGIF Free Yoga 

Fun & Free Yoga for Everybody. 
Come join us for a free yoga class Friday evening!

This class will help you relax, release your work week and prepare you for a rejuvenating weekend. Suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel, but we should have extra ones to borrow.

Date & time: Friday, November 8, 7:00-8:30pm
Contribution: Free

RSVP to Kassi @

Zen Salon

Has meditation been on your "To-Do" List? Have you read the latest research and want to get the same proven benefits? Have you done it before and want to refresh your memory? This is a chance to get the simple directions, to ask questions and perhaps to set down the burdensome question of "Am I doing this right?" What do koans have to do with it?
Come for meditation, conversation and tea.

Date & time: Every Monday - 7:00 - 8:00pm
Donations gratefully appreciated
RSVP (drop-ins welcome) or queries to:

Hatha Fundamentals with Kassi
Now available for drop-in's...

This 8 week program is suitable for beginners, advanced beginners and anyone who wishes to refresh his/her knowledge of the fundamentals of Hatha yoga. We will focus on breath awareness, body alignment and moving into poses slowly and safely. (This is not a vinyasa or “flow” class.) Through this program, you will gain strength and flexibility and create a foundation on which to build your future yoga practice.

Date & time: Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am
October 26th, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Contribution: 100 RMB per class
Student price:  50 RMB
RSVP to Kassi @


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Our address is just steps from the DaPuQiao stop on Metro Line #9, Exit #1.
Parking is available under the SML Shopping Center for cars and there is plenty of bike and scooter parking on Taikang Rd.

If you need any help finding us once you get to Tianzifang call 86+15800412735.

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