Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels III, IV & V in Denver, CO with Eva Wong
August 13–19, 2010
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Taoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as “the father of qigong.” This lineage specializes in using qigong techniques to build the foundation for sitting meditation. The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is most well-known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan, which are designed to still the mind while simultaneously gathering and circulating internal energy.
In Levels III, IV and V, we will receive training in several rare practices.
Hua Tu’s Five Animal Forms: Tiger, for tendon strengthening; bear, bone strengthening; deer, preserving generative energy; monkey, enhancing agility; and bird, improving sense of balance.
Immortals’ Guide to Self-Massage & Breath Regulation and Red Phoenix Calistenics: Practices for removing blockages in the meridians; aligning the spinal column for optimal circulation of qi; and strengthening tendons, bones and muscles.
Wudang Shan’s Five Internal Animals Training: Tiger, for building bone strength; dragon, facilitating the union of spirit and body; leopard, training tendon flexibility and strength; snake, creating flexibility in the spinal column to facilitate the circulation of qi; and crane, enhancing the body’s ability to conserve and store generative energy.
During this series, Eva will give the following talks: “The Gourd and the Cauldron: The Interactive Influences Between Chinese Medicine and Daoism”; “The Daoist Path of the Dual Cultivation of Body and Mind: The Union of Xiantianwujimen, Yiquan, and Wudang Shan Lineages”; and “External and Internal Strengthening in Daoist Internal Alchemy.”
Prerequisites: Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I & II
Required Readings: Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism by Eva Wong, and Holding Yin, Embracing Yang: Three Taoist Classics on Meditation, Breath Regulation, Sexual Yoga, and the Circulation of Internal Energy translated by Eva Wong.
Note: Students are not authorized to teach these Xiantianwujimen and Yiquan School forms without instructor permission.
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 (Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School of Taoism) and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yiquan martial arts and Zhangzhuan (standing qigong).
August 13: Level 3 7:30pm to 9pm
August 14: Level 3 9am to noon, 2pm to 6pm and 8pm-9:30pm
August 15: Level 3 9am to noon and 2pm to 6pm
August 15: Level 4 7:30pm to 9pm
August 16: Level 4 9am to noon, 2pm to 6pm and 8pm-9:30pm
August 17: Level 4 9am to noon and 2pm to 6pm
August 17: Level 5 7:30pm to 9pm
August 18: Level 5 9am to noon, 2pm to 6pm and 8pm-9:30pm
August 19: Level 5 9am to noon and 2pm to 6pm
The schedule is quite full so please prepared to commit yourself fully to the practice for the duration of the retreat.
The price reflects a 10% tuition discount for attending all three levels August 14 to 19.
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.
Financial aid is available for this program.