Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I-III
Eva Wong and 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.
Eva Wong, author and translator of 13 books on the Taoist arts of health, meditation and qigong, is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong).
Acharya Dale Asrael is an associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Studies, and Contemplative Education departments. She is the Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Eva Wong.