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3 Hour Life-Changing Seminar

The Most Unique Personal Development Seminar in Austin


Master Joe and Master Sheryl Schaefer will teach you about how your nervous system manages stress, tension and anxiety. Learn EXACTLY how to de-pressurize your stress system and truly relax.



In North Austin At 2136 Rutland Drive Suite D-1

Hold Your Seat $10 - Oct 20thHold Your Seat $10 - Nov 17th


A Symptom Of Our World

Stress and anxiety are reaching epidemic levels in our fast-paced world. It is a very complex problem. And it usually becomes more serious over time. The problem is that we are so deep in this feedback loop that we can’t get a breath to escape it. 

Chronic stress leaves a path of destruction through our lives and our bodies. One by one our organs start to suffer the effect of running “full tilt” every hour of the day.

You Have The Power

The good news is that if you got yourself into this condition, you can escape it. Our bodies have amazing RESTORATIVE power. If we can help our mind and body escape the chronic stress-cycle, then we can heal all manner of ailments.

A Formula 30 Years in The Making

 After 30 years of teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Relaxation techniques, we can tell you that people can change their health from the inside out. We have created a 3.5 hour seminar that combines the powerful experiences from Tai Chi, Chi Kung (Chinese breath training method), Mindfulness and the Science of Relaxation. 


In 3 Hours Learn:

  • TAI CHI – The most important postures of Tai Chi that lead to mindfulness of the present moment, correct posture and opening of the energy meridians of the body.
  • CHI KUNG – Powerful Chi Kung that will leave you feeling energized and calm and balanced at the same time. You will learn a sequence of Chi Kung that you can use for 5 minutes every day to fight off illness, stress and anxiety.
  • MINDFULNESS – A little known attention training based on neurofeedback that will help you reach the most relaxed state you have experienced in years. This one technique is VERY rare and expensive when you find it. You will get a first hand experience and be able to practice it daily at NO COST for the rest of your life.
  • NEUROSCIENCE of RELAXATION – Learn about the science behind how your body relaxes and fights off stress. Learn how to monitor and increase the ability of your body to handle stress and anxiety.

Meet Your Facilitators

Master Joe Schaefer, PhD.

8th Degree Black Belt | PhD in Neurophysiology at UT, School Owner Since 1987. 35 Years Of Training In Kung Fu and Tai Chi, 

“My purpose is to use Kung Fu and Tai Chi to guide and inspire adults looking for life change and transformation. “

Master Joe has over 25,000 hours of teaching these ancient Chinese arts to students. He is also a published neuroscientist and was awarded young researcher of the year in 1996.

He has been a certified trainer and practitioner of Open Focus(TM) for 15 years. This is a way of training your attention that gives you access to complete control of your autonomic nervous system. It comes from the field of neurofeedback and has been shown to eliminate a list of symptoms that arise from chronic stress.

Master Sheryl Schaefer, MS

6th Degree Black Belt | Master Degree in Physiology from UT, School Owner Since 1987. 31 Years of Training in Kung Fu and Tai Chi, 


“I am passionate about using Chinese martial arts as a tool to help people to believe in themselves, evolve, find confidence and personal power.”

Master Sheryl is a truly remarkable teacher with over 10,000 hours of teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi. In addition, she has a Masters Degree in Physiology from UT.

She is a true innovator in our community and has facilitated a women’s retreat each year for a decade. These events attract 50+ women each year for personal development, meditation, Kung Fu and Tai Chi.

$10 To Hold A Seat


$79 One day before event

(Limited Attendance)

For A 3.5 Hour Experience of Relaxation, Energy and Information About How Your Body and Mind Can Work Together To RESTORE Health

Comment From Most Recent (September)Workshop

“I don’t know why more people haven’t heard of this technique. It is the ONLY thing I have ever tried that really reduces anxiety, stress and tension almost IMMEDIATELY!”

-September 2019 Attendee

“During this seminar I learned a lot about the relaxation method of Open Focus.  I became very relaxed  and calm while we practiced this method.  I have not heard of this method before and I think it will be very useful with my work with geriatrics.  I am always looking for ways to relax them and/or relieve their pain.  I think the method of Open Focus will be a good addition to my work.  I feel that Master Joe explained and demonstrated very well with the group about how Open Focus works and how it feels on the body.  I definitely would recommend this to others who may need it for themselves or in their work with others.  He also gave us good references that could be used to further their knowledge.”


Austin Tai Chi Center
2136 Rutland Drive Suite D-1

Austin, TX 78758