Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I-III
Acharya Dale Asrael
July 25–29, 2014
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. In Level I, we will practice techniques to strengthen the musculoskeletal systems, nourish internal organs, circulate energy, and still the mind. In Level II, we will delve more deeply into postures that cultivate flexibility, strength, and softness in the joints, muscles, and tendons. We will also learn self-massage techniques to support our internal organs and circulate qi, or life energy, through our meridians. In Levels III, IV and V, we will learn animal forms for balance and strength as well as practices for removing blockages. Talks on qigong, Chinese medicine, and Taoism will be included.
For Levels I-V or a list of all level options, click here
Levels I-II must be taken together. Levels III-V may be taken separately but sequentially.
Prerequisites: none for Levels I-II; Levels III-V prerequisites are completion of the preceding levels.
Acharya Dale Asrael leads retreats and meditation programs internationally. She was appointed Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong. Dale is an Associate Professor at Naropa University, in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity programs. She is the founder and teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training program.