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Natural Awakenings Jacksonville-St. Augustine

5616 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

An International Charitable Organization Open to All

We are a volunteer organization with locations in 26 countries. We bring together people of different languages and cultures in a worldwide community focused on furthering the aims and objectives established by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin.

At every location, people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life learn, train and practise together. They have diverse reasons and motivations for their involvement, ranging from a simple enjoyment of the Taoist Tai ChiĀ® practice, to an interest in the health benefits, to the rewards of participation in a friendly and supportive community, to the pursuit of a spiritual path whose roots reach back to ancient times. All are welcome and encouraged to participate as they choose.

Taoist Tradition at the Heart of Our Community

The values that lie at the heart of our organization reflect the Taoist tradition. Volunteering and helping others are part of this path. Participants are encouraged to volunteer when they can. This may mean making tea, sweeping the floor, instructing, participating in a ceremony, chanting, cooking, fundraising, or contributing in any number of ways.

We value our relationships with the communities where we are active. We often provide instruction to organizations that can benefit from the Taoist Tai ChiĀ® arts, including hospitals and facilities serving seniors or people with disabilities. We have also supported relief for major disasters, and generally continue to assist other charities whenever possible to alleviate suffering.