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Qigong Levels 1 and 2 (in person)

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. Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.

There are no requirements. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health and mental well-being, this program is for you.

This weekend is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as “the father of qigong.”

These uninterrupted lineages have been handed down to Dr. Eva Wong. Donna MacKenzie has received these practices directly from Dr. Wong. There are 5 introductory levels; this weekend covers Levels 1 & 2.

Levels 1 & 2

Begin your journey of health and well-being:

  • In Qigong 1, learn six classic techniques that relax the body and two postures of standing qigong that gather internal energy.
  • Continue in Qigong 2 to learn 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.

Levels 1 & 2 are always taught together. It is not possible to take just Level 1.

Repeat students 50% off. If you attended the April 20th weekend please add it to the Comment section during Registration.


Who Should Attend

This retreat is open to everyone who is interested in experiencing the benefits of Qigong practice.

Graduates of Levels 1 and 2 may continue their journey with Level 3 – 5, which are offered regularly at various practice centres. However, there is no need to continue through the levels: Levels 1 and 2 provide significant health benefits if practised on a regular basis.

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2024-06-20 16:09:04