Long Yang Style Tai Chi Class & Zen Meditation

Sumi Ryoko is a fully ordained Zen Buddhist Priestess in the lineage of the White Plum Sangha of Maezumi Roshi..with whom she started practicing in 1978 after over two years of sitting on her own in Oregon.

Hourly Schedule


5 - 6
2 periods of Zazen and one Kinhin (walking Meditation)
6 - 7
Long Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
as learned from Gerda Geddes (Looking for the Golden Needle) who studied in China 


Jun 26 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Live Class


  • Sumi Komo
    Sumi Komo

    Sumi started studying Ballet as a young girl. She had a teacher who had been in Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
    Sumi danced through high school.social dancing of time…and started opening up to broader views of consciousness and Movement.
    When she was 16 she went to Sarah Lawrence College where she trained in Modern and Composition and Choreography….and Philosophy and Psychology.

    Bessie Schornberg told her to go to Merce when she graduated! And of course she did.

    She danced in New York with various people in Cunningham lineage…including Carolyn Brown, Mel Wong and others.
    She has taught Cunninghàm technique and Indeterminancy for decades ..and her Choreography won awards in Boulder 30 years ago.
    SHE has an MFA in Dance, Psychology and Sports Medicine…
    And created workshops for dancers called Alexander technique for the Conscious Dancer..which she taught at Colorado Dance Festival in the 1990s.

    She has had her company:
    Komo Danceworks starting in Boulder in 1990.
    in 1998 she want to Austin and started all over.!
    In 2018 she came back here to Boulder to begin yet again and be inspired by mountains and sky and the openness of Boulder Consciousness and Dance..

    Sumi is thrilled to be offering teachings of Cunningham Dance and Alexander at Block 1750!

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