Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I-II
Acharya Dale Asrael
July 24–26, 2015
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.
- This program ends at 6 pm on the final day. The SMC shuttle service is only available the following morning. Please book an additional night if you will require travel assistance. Select “add extra night- 25% off” in the upper right hand corner of the registration page.
- Qigong is inadvisable for pregnant women.
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
Acharya Dale Asrael has led retreats and meditation programs internationally for the past thirty years. She 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 Counseling and Master of Divinity M.A. programs. She is the founder and principal teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training Program.