September Events & Talks


Dear Dr. Mao

5 Wellbeing Tips I Would Tell My Younger Self

Monday, September 9, 2019

Pre-Recorded Episode

Where: Tao of Wellness Facebook

Diet hurdles, self-doubt, trying to change for others, never valuing your days. If you could travel back in time and give your younger self some wellbeing advise, what would you say? Life is a journey with many twists and turns. Many of us know we would not be where we are now without all the varied experiences that we’ve had. Even so, in this month known as the “Back to School” reset, it’s fun to explore what it would have meant to tell your younger self treasured wellbeing wisdom about how life truly works, thus dissolving some of the harmful habits carried into adulthood. This month share an hour with Dr. Mao as he ponders five valuable wellbeing tips he would tell his younger self that still apply today. You can’t take back the years, but you can certainly still reshape the future!

Dr. Mao Shing Ni, a 38th generation doctor of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Home & Family Show, The Doctors, Ricky Lake and Katie Couric, is a board-certified anti-aging specialist, alternative medicine advocate, best-selling author and global public speaker.

Join Dr. Mao on our Tao of Wellness Facebook page for his monthly interactive live series, Dear Dr. Mao. This Q&A is your chance to personally connect with him and ask your own questions on how to be healthy, fit, happy and to thrive.



Women's Wellness with Dr. Dao

Weight, Wait, Don’t Tell Me - It’s Time to Face That Scale

It can be a bit of a shocker that day you step on the scale and weigh more than you thought you did. Perhaps you’re feeling bloated in the tummy, or you could be gaining weight everywhere — your arms, thighs, waist, and buttocks. How did the extra pounds creep up on you from nowhere? Whether you are starting your weight loss journey, finding yourself in the middle of the struggle or working on maintenance, the struggle is real. This month, Dr. Dao is going to clue you in about some sneaky weight gain culprits that you might not even be aware of, and he will also give you fantastic pointers that will keep you on track for weight wellness.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 5:15 - 6:15 pm PST | Facebook Live Event

Join Dr. Dao on our Tao of Wellness Facebook page for a new episode of his monthly interactive live series. This Q&A is your chance to personally connect with him and ask your own questions about women’s health, fertility and wellbeing.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:15 pm Pacific Time


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Tao of Life Tele-Study Group with Dr. Dao – FREE Monthly Study Group

Master Ni, Hua-Ching, the 37th-generation practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Taoist Healing Arts, has written many well-known books on spirituality. Led by Dr. Dao, our monthly tele-study group is open to everyone. There is a wide range of experience in this group from newcomers to long-term participants. Together, we will explore Master Ni’s writings. Participants take turns to select a passage from his books so that as a group, we can delve into the meanings of his writings and how we can apply this knowledge into our daily lives.

The Power of Natural Healing by Taoist Master Hua-Ching Ni

Chapter 9 Sub-Section: “The Practice of Calligraphy for Spiritual Purposes.”

1990 book edition, pages 154 -156.

March 2011 fourth printing edition, pages 103 -105.

This month’s selection comes from Virginia Elsenhans. She shares:

Om Ni details drawing or visualizing the Chinese characters “tien hsa tai ping” to help create peace and quiet within and without. He also indicates the symbol can be applied for purposes of spiritual purification by treating, and then drinking, water.

Questions for group discussion: What experiences have people had with this practice?

Question for Dr. Dao: Would you kindly elaborate on why this practice is called the “Secret Code of the Great Dipper and North Star?”

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm PST

Zoom Live Audio Event

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Past Events

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Cancer Survivors Day at Providence Saint John’s Health Center
Celebrating Life
National Cancer Survivors Day was a celebration of living, learning and growing, with yoga, Qigong, therapeutic art, massage, meditation, healthy cooking and more!
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mullin Plaza at Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404



Chi Cultivation Classes


Harmony Tai Chi
Taught by Dr. Mao Shing Ni
At Tao of Wellness Santa Monica.
Tuesday evenings, 5:30—6:30PM
Cost: $60 per month, or drop-in single class $18, space permitting.
Sign up early to secure your space at 310.917.2200, or



Chi Gong Meditation for Cancer Support
Taught by Frances Lam, L.Ac.
At St. John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Monday evenings, 6:30—7:30PM
Parking will be validated. 
RSVP to Ana Rocha:; 310.829.8621