Sheng Zhen Classes Start Up for Fall

Peter receiving Sheng Zhen teaching certification from Master Li
Peter receiving Sheng Zhen teaching certification from Master Li

As we round the corner and head towards fall, Peter Van Buren will resume teaching weekly classes in Sheng Zhen Gong as a creative fundraiser for the Bolton Hill Nursery. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 14.

The one-hour classes are offered every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 pm at the Nursery’s main building at 204 W. Lanvale St.

The suggested donation is $10 per class or a 6-class package for $50. Since the start in October 2015, these classes have already raised about $800 for the school.

Having completed hundreds of hours of training and teaching, Peter became a Certified Teacher in June. Each weekly session will focus on one standing and one seated form of Sheng Zhen Gong, including Heaven Nature Gong, Heart Mind as One, Heart Spirit as One and Healing Gong.

Sheng Zhen means “unconditional love” in Chinese, while Gong means “practice.” Whether seated or standing, this qigong involves graceful, gentle, easy-to-learn movements that reduce stress and elevate your spirit. This class provides the perfect introduction to this wonderful practice, an easy entry to gain the benefits of improved health, relaxation and inner peace.

One participant, Laura Jeanne, commented, “It’s amazing how much one short class balances out the whole week and helps me feel so centered.”

Beginners, drop-ins and experienced students are all welcome. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No equipment is needed– just bring yourself and enjoy the practice.

All proceeds go to the school. For more information, visit

Peter also teaches a Sheng Zhen class on Thursday evenings in Hampden at Chris Myers Yoga in the Mill Centre. Chris is also a Bolton Hill neighbor. All proceeds from this Hampden class will go to HopeWell Cancer Support Center.