When body is relaxed and peaceful, energy will flow. When mind is still, it will embrace qi and strengthen the body. In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind. Physical health and mental well-being are closely aligned.
Begin your journey of health and well-being in Qigong 1 by learning six classic qigong techniques that relax the body and two postures of standing qigong that gather internal energy. Continue in Qigong 2 by learning how to guide energy through the body using the Nine Self-Massage. Complete the program by learning Twelve Devas Tendon Changing – the most effective form of qigong used in repairing physical injuries and enhancing muscular-skeletal strength.
The cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind. Therefore, shamatha meditation (as taught in the Shambhala Centers) will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.
There are no requirements. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health and mental well-being, this program is for you. NOTE: This program is not recommended beyond the first trimester of pregnancy.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Mark Kelleher has been studying and receiving instruction from Eva Wong, a 19th generation lineage holder in the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) of Taoism, since 2008. He has been authorized to teach by Dr. Wong since 2017. Mark holds diplomas and national licenses in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Aranya Frantz is a Dharma practitioner within the Vajradhatu, Bon, and Shambhala traditions since 1984. She has a strong commitment to Qigong and has been practicing and receiving training from Eva Wong for 18 years.
Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle, please consider what works for you and “enter an amount.”
Repeat participants are welcome to a 50% discount.
For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.