Balance and Breath

Most Unique Seminar In Austin

FREE Seat Reservation (March 15th)

 An Absolutely Amazing Seminar

Greatly Increase Your Energy, Peacefulness, and Nervous System Balance

Mindfulness In Minutes

There are hundreds of books on mindfulness, but none give you easy-to-follow instructions for entering that mental state. The Open Focus was developed from neurofeedback research and has been shown to reduce blood pressure, stress, tension, anxiety, digestive disorders, and chronic pain. If you found it challenging to meditate in the past, this is the seminar for you. 

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

There are decades of scientific studies on the Chinese internal and healing arts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung confirming that they can increase relaxation, reduce arthritis pain, increase system circulation, reduce BMI, decrease blood pressure, increase bone density, increase flexibility…and more. Master Joe and Master Sheryl have taught Tai Chi together for 30 years.

Brain Science

Master Joe Schaefer is also Dr. Joe Schaefer with a PhD in Neuroscience. He brings the latest brain and cognition research to these ancient disciplines. He is a published brain researcher, Tai Chi master, Open Focus (attentional training) certified coach, and neurosynchrony neurofeedback trainer.

Incredible Stories From Our Past Attendees

“I don’t know why more people haven’t heard of this technique. It is the ONLY thing I have ever tried that really reduces anxiety, stress and tension almost IMMEDIATELY!”


September Attendee


Master Joe and Sheryl explained very well with the group about how Open Focus works and how it feels on the body.  I definitely would recommend this to others who may need it for themselves or in their work with others.  He also gave us good references that could be used to further their knowledge.


September Attendee


“I’ve been telling all my co-workers about this amazing workshop! I can’t describe how incredible it felt, both during the workshop meditation and for days afterwards. It was so informative and truly helped me understand how I can turn my physical and emotional health around. That’s not an exaggeration – I really feel like this workshop has put me on a path to a higher quality of life!”


October Attendee


The most remarkable part of the seminar for me was the second Open Focus exercise called
“dissolving pain.” As the exercise progressed, the pain began to subside. I remember I kept trying to “find” it
again during the exercise, because, well, it couldn’t just be…. gone! The weight and pressure was
gone. It has been a few days since the Balance and Breath seminar, and the pain-pressure-weight in that area is still gone.


November Attendee


The Science & Art Of Mindfulness








Next Seminar
Sunday March 15th, 2020

4:00-7:00 PM

Held At 2136 Rutland Drive Suite D-1
5 Minutes From The Domain



What If You Could Turn Stress, Tension & Anxiety Off…whenever you needed to?

Our brains didn’t come with an operation manual. It would be nice if there were dials to adjust our tension and anxiety levels when we need to relax. This seminar gives you those dials and controls.

Remaining $79 Charged The Day Of Seminar


From Stress To Peace

Joe and Sheryl Schaefer were in crisis mode in 2002 after the tech-crash decimated the membership for their 9 martial art schools. Teaching 35 classes per week and driving to teach at three separate locations was taking its toll. A life of high stress and workaholic nature were taking its toll. In 2004 Master Joe discovered an amazing yet little known technique called Open Focus. It was being taught at a small research center in New Jersey. He immediately recognized the similarities to Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation, He traveled to study Open Focus and become certified as an Open Focus trainer and coach with the 5 Channel NeuroSynchrony Feedback Machine.

15 Years Later

Since that day in 2004, Master Joe and Master Sheryl Schaefer have incorporated Open Focus practice into their own life and merged the concepts into Tai Chi instruction. Master Joe eliminated his own high blood pressure, reduced his stress and anxiety and overcame many of his life-long ADD struggles. Both Master Joe’s and Master Sheryl’s Tai Chi and Chi Kung practice deepened incredibly as a result of Open Focus attentional training.

During the last 15 years, concepts of mindfulness and “Living In The Moment” have become common place ideas. However, there has yet to be a simplified and dependable method for achieving these lofty goals. Masters Joe and Sheryl have yet to see ANYTHING that rivals Open Focus. It is simple and doesn’t conflict with any belief systems or religions. It is simply a new way of processing sensory information that changes and depressurizes your nervous system.

They Are On A Mission

Master Joe and Master Sheryl have been using small amounts of Open Focus in Tai Chi for 15 years. However, they recently decided that Open Focus was TOO POWERFUL and LIFE CHANGING of a technique to keep hidden. This is why they created this seminar experience. To help people literally change their lives with Open Focus, Tai Chi and Chi Kung.

The National Epidemic of Chronic Stress

A Symptom Of Our World

Stress and anxiety are reaching epidemic levels in our fast-paced world. It is a very complex problem. And it usually becomes more serious over time. The problem is that we are so deep in this feedback loop that we can’t get a breath to escape it.

Chronic stress leaves a path of destruction through our lives and our bodies. One by one our organs start to suffer the effect of running “full tilt” every hour of the day.

You Have The Power

The good news is that if you got yourself into this condition, you can escape it. Our bodies have amazing RESTORATIVE power. If we can help our mind and body escape the chronic stress-cycle, then we can heal all manner of ailments.

A Formula 30 Years in The Making

After 30 years of teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Relaxation techniques, We can tell you that people can change their health from the inside out. Master Joe & Master Sheryl have created a 2.5 hour seminar that combines the powerful experiences from Tai Chi, Chi Kung (Chinese breath training method), Mindfulness and the Science of Relaxation.

A Word

From The Founders

Your personal journey to live life at a higher level is much like a rollercoaster. There are ups and downs. There is fun and also fear. We want you to know that we are honored to be on the ride with you. We are there in our own seats, for every twist and turn with you.

Masters Joe

and Sheryl Schaefer

Master Joe Schaefer

8th degree black belt, PhD in Neurophysiology

  • 32 years teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi
  • 7 Years Teaching University level physiology
  • Published Researcher
  • Certified Trainer/Coach In Open Focus Attentional Method
  • Certified Neurosynchrony Feedback Coach
  • Has personally mentored over 5000 students

Master Sheryl Schaefer

6th degree black belt, Masters Degree In Physiology

  • 25 years teaching Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
  • 8 Years teaching University level Physiology, Entomology, & Developmental Biology
  • 10+ Years facilitating Women’s empowerment retreats and seminars.
  • Has personally taught Kung Fu and Tai Chi to over a thousand adults.

Martial Art Students Taught

COmbined Years Teaching Science

Combined Years Mentoring

Advanced Academic Degrees

Get In Touch

Location: 2136 Rutland Drive Suite D-1 Austin, TX 78758

Telephone: (512) 575-4382

Email: austinshaolin@gmail.com