Leonard Han teaches Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, in the Republic Cafe, 37 Soledad St., on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Leonard’s discipline brings a sense of peace to the people who live in the Chinatown neighborhood, helping to ease stress and promote health. Take a moment to watch the video:
As the camera moves around Leonard, one can see the daily realities of Chinatown neighborhood all around him, the residents, the tent encampments, the old buildings, cars passing by, and the railroad tracks–which have long separated Chinatown physically from downtown Salinas. Just a few steps away are Dorothy’s Place, the Chinatown Community Learning Center (CSUMB), Victory Mission, and further down the street, the Republic Cafe, the @risK artisan gallery, the Chinatown Community Garden, and just around the corner, the Buddhist Temple of Salinas, and Filipino Community Hall.
We are grateful for Leonard Han’s healing presence in the area, and for all the good-hearted people who help out and are part of the neighborhood.
From Monterey Bay Healing Tao: Born in Carmel, California, Leonard Han, is a native of the Monterey Bay area. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
His experience as a teacher, student and practitioner includes a comprehensive system of Traditional Chinese Qigong approaches to Healing and Self-Transformation brought to America by Master Mantak Chia. He is a certified instructor in the Tai Chi for Arthritis program developed by Dr. Paul Lam.
In addition, he is a 59th Rumen disciple of 19th Generation Grandmaster
Chen Qingzhou, of Xulu Village, Henan Province, China. Find out more about Leonard Han HERE.