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Memories from our 2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

Memories from our 2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

Dear friends,

Thanks to Chih Hui Burns of Teance Fine Teas for making our Lunar New Year celebration a memorable day, and our wonderful staff, partners and vendors: Dr Jeannie Dairo, Jacquie Byatt, Elliott Nasby, Joan and Joy Suzuki, Dr Miriam Marsolais, Margaret Moreland, Kitty Calavita, Julio Kaplan, Patrick Wilson, Esperanza Uruena, Janet Sovin, Kei Lun Martial Arts, Year of the Snake Bakery, Kai Tzeng of Cattails Comix, the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness, Christina Hu, Yuping Ren, Garyan Wong, and Kids Go Mandarin.

We had a really nice time.

Enjoy these memories by clicking on the pic below to be directed to the slideshow and short videos.

West Berkeley’s Lunar New Year Celebration!

West Berkeley’s Lunar New Year Celebration!

Dear friends,

We’re excited to announce West Berkeley’s Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by White Magnolia Acupuncture & Tai Chi and our wonderful collaborative partner Teance Fine Teas. Join us on Sunday, January 29, 2023, 11AM-4PM.

Schedule of Lunar New Year Celebration

Event details and updates at the Teance website:

We’ll open with lion dancers, then enjoy Teance fine tea, Guzheng musicians, Tai Chi demonstrations and mini-classes for the public, free stress-reduction acupuncture with Dr. Jeannie, Mandarin storytime for the kids, an incredible Ikebana demonstration with Joan Yusui Suzuki of the Sogetsu School/Riji, and much more!

Share with your loved ones and call to book your spot for a free stress-reduction acupuncture session. Appointments are limited.

With wishes of good health and peace as we begin this new year,

John, Dr. Jeannie and Jacquie

Tai Chi Progression Ceremony

Tai Chi Progression Ceremony

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Dear friends,

We want to extend a special thank you to all who participated in White Magnolia’s Progression Ceremony last month! It was wonderful finally to be able to gather with the community and witness all of the work and intention that our students put into their Tai Chi and Chi Kung practices. We couldn’t be happier and more proud of this community.

If you’re unfamiliar with our school, we offer classes in-person outdoors and on zoom throughout the week with our wonderful instructors. Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art. It’s a gentle form of exercise that improves balance, builds strength and flexibility, boosts immunity, relieves pain – and fosters community!

If you’re curious about Tai Chi and Chi Kung and would like a free trial week of classes, just hit the button below. We’d love to have you!

John, Zoe & Jacquie

“When I joined White Magnolia in January 2010 I was suffering from severe lower back pain. The many classes in both restorative Tai Chi and beginners Tai Chi enabled my back to heal and greatly reduced my need for both prescription and non-prescription pain killers.” A grateful student

“Not only have I received excellent instruction from all the instructors at White Magnolia, but there is also a lovely feeling of family among the students and instructors. I feel as though I receive private instruction, even though I am in a group setting, and I believe my practice has deepened because of this.” A.R.

Although my preference is for person classes, the two
years on Zoom as a result of the pandemic were in fact very beneficial and indeed enhanced my practice during a seemingly endless and difficult time of isolation. I really do feel my Tai Chi got better in spite of, or because of, the Zoom classes! I was able to continue seeing and practicing with classmates and friends, albeit on a computer screen, by which we could share our COVID anxieties, frustrations, and fears and at the same time continue our Tai Chi practice. It is with deep gratitude that I am a part of the White Magnolia “family.” Janet

Stress-Relief, Jazz, and Tea!

Stress-Relief, Jazz, and Tea!

Dear friends,

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This Sunday 10/16, 2-4PM, we are popping up at Teance Fine Teas!

Located at 1036 Grayson, just behind our clinic!

Dr. Jeannie Dairo, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Dr. Jeannie will treat you

to a free, outdoor mini stress-relief acupuncture session.

Featuring live jazz with Kazeem

“Connie’s trombone” from Pixar’s Soul, along with SFJazz High School All-Stars, in person!

Kazeem Jazz

And a fine cup of Teance tea

Join us this Sunday, 2-4pm! 1036 Grayson St., Berkeley.


Treatment slots are limited

Email today to reserve your space.


John, Jacquie and Jeannie

Topical RELIEF

Trauma Liniment now available!

Dear friends,

We’re so excited to report that the first batch of our house-made trauma liniment is ready for its first bottling! After careful formulation and extraction for more than six months, the herbs are ready for you. We even put together a video to document our process, just click on the image below:


We love to use trauma liniment for all kinds of injuries or stubborn muscle aches. The herbs that we use help to increase blood flow and decrease healing time to get you back on your feet faster. Ask John or Zoe if it would be a good fit for you on your next visit.

Do you know of anyone complaining of new or chronic aches and pains this spring? Send them our way!

John, Zoe & Jacquie

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Patient testimonial: “Skilled, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. I went for help with asthma and allergies and I can’t believe how much better I feel after just a few visits. This is my first experience with traditional Chinese medicine. I’m definitely a convert.” – Susan R.

Call today and find out how we can help you with:

Sports Acupuncture

Balanced mental health

Our complete Tai Chi and Chi Kung training program

We offer acupuncture and Tai Chi classes Monday through Saturday

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