Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I-V
Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael
July 24–August 1, 2015
Please Note: Levels I-III are led by Dale Asreal and levels IV-V are led by Eva Wong
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. Levels I-II must be taken together. Levels III-V may be taken separately but sequentially.
- 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.
Levels I-II with Dale Asreal: July 24-26 click here
Level III with Dale Asreal: July 26-28 click here
Level IV with Eva Wong: July 28-30 click here
Level V with Eva Wong: July 30-August 1 click here
Levels I-III with Dale Asreal: July 24-28 click here
Levels III-V with Dale Asreal and Eva Wong: July 26-August 1 click here
Levels I-V with Dale Asreal and Eva Wong: July 26-August 1 click “register now” above
*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.
Qigong- 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).
Fengshui- Eva Wong is a practitioner of several systems of traditional Chinese Fengshui, including Kanyu (land form), Xuankong (Flying Stars), Sanyuan (Three Periods), and Sanhe (Three Combinations). She consults in the Fengshui of residences, commercial enterprises, and spiritual practice centers worldwide. She is also the author of over 13 books on Taoism. Her Fengshui books are: Fengshui: The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living for Modern Times and A Master Course in Fengshui.
Divination- Eva Wong is a lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism, a lineage that specializes in qigong as well as divination and the study of the I Ching.
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.