Qigong Levels One and Two

with Michael Busby

October 21st—October 22nd

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
  • $135 Reduced Price
Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall

Qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is not only for healthy individuals; it is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons with physical challenges.

Qigong helps build a strong foundation for sitting meditation.

Participants will be introduced to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage, stretching, standing postures, and meditation. The forms presented in this program draw from two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. This weekend program is the introduction and foundation for a progressive program of qigong instruction presented by Eva Wong and authorized instructors, exclusively through Shambhala centers.

Level One (Saturday)?Students will be instructed in techniques of outer and inner qiqong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system: joints, muscles, tendons, bones and the spinal column. Techniques of tendon changing, marrow washing, self-massage and calisthenics will be taught. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy. Students will learn Chen Xiyi's sleeping qigong and Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong.

Level Two (Sunday)?Students will learn the Nine Self-Massage Techniques and the Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing system in their entirety. The Self-Massage Techniques focus on stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points; the Twelve Deva forms focus on recovering flexibility, strength and softness in the tendons and muscles.

Students need to have taken Level One in order to take Level Two. Please note that students should not teach any form of Xiantianwujimen or Yiquan Qigong without permission from the Lineage.

Prerequisites: Levels I-II must be taken together. There are no prerequisites for Level I. Levels III prerequisites: completion of Levels I-II.


Schedule:

  • Level 1 Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Level 2 Sunday, October 22, 9:00 AM –  5:00 PM

Recommended reading: Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, by Eva Wong.


Pricing:

For two days: $150 Program Price, $175 Patron Price, $135 Reduced Price

For one day: $100 Program Price, $80 Patron Price, $65 Reduced Price

Pricing and Generosity: We are unable to offer our usual Generosity Policy for this program. If the “program price” is an obstacle for you, please consider paying the “reduced price”. If you are unable to afford the reduced price, please contact us at [email protected] as soon as possible. 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 program price


About Michael Busby: Michael Busby is authorized to teach by Dr. Eva Wong -- 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Daoism (Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School of Daoism) and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yiquan. He has been practicing and studying qigong with Dr. Wong for eight years and is grateful for the opportunity to share these precious, health-enhancing practices with others. In addition to Daoist Qigong. He is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and is the Director of the Shambhala Center in Seattle, where he lives with his wife Trinley and two cats. He runs Daoist Lifestyle tea, a company that Eva Wong helped shape in the style of Daoist tea appreciation

 

Questions? Contact [email protected]