Zen-Inspired Classes to Enrich Your Life

Zen Life & Meditation Center offers specialty workshops throughout the year. These workshops feature experienced and motivated teachers, and are a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill. 

Upcoming 2018 Classes:

Zen and the Art of Improvisation: July 29, 2018
Full Moon Healing with Breath and Qi: August 28, 2018


Zen and the Art of Improvisation
July 29, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Taught by Ted Sarantos

In this improv workshop, you will NOT be expected to be witty and clever, or to perform. Instead, you will learn easy ways to relate in a fun way to your fellow participants. Student age range is from teenagers to retired.

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Ted Sarantos has been teaching classes in
improvisation since 1965. He first job in Chicago was working for Second City as stage manager. He studied 2 years with Viola Spolin, author of “Improvisation for the Theater.”

At his own studio, he conducted 3 years of audience participation “open mike” improvisation, and has produced and directed 50 1/2 hour cable tv shows of


  • Nonmember - $75
  • ZLMC Member -  $60

Full Moon Healing with Breath and Qi
August 28, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Taught by BEatrice DeFranco

ChiLel® Qigong teaches a healing circle practice that incorporates the power and influence of the Moon and itʻs dominance in the night sky. This ancient breath practice continues to have relevance in modern times with the practice of quantum healing techniques. Join us to generate and feel a direct transmission of healing qi gathered with the grace of group intention and activity.


BEatrice DeFranco has been teaching qigong since 1998. She has studied with several Tai Chi masters, and others specializing in breathing and bio-energy techniques as vehicles of transformation and health. She is also a certified Herbalist, Diplomate of Asian Bodywork/Structural Therapy and is certified by the NCCAOM.


  • Nonmember - $75
  • ZLMC Member -  $60