Program Details

Daoist Qigong Level 3

with Sophie Léger
April 19 / 7:00 PM - April 21 / 6:00 PM

In Level 3, students will learn:

1. Hua Tu's Five Animals Calisthenics and Tendon-Changing Techniques. The five animal forms are - tiger, bear, deer, monkey, and bird. The tiger form trains tendon strength, the bear form trains bone strength, the deer form focuses on preserving generative energy, the monkey form trains agility, and the bird form trains balance.

2. Part 1 of the Immortals' Guide to Self-Massage and Breath Regulation. This system combines self-massage, gentle movements, and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy.

3. Part 1 of Chen Xiyi's Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation. Originated in the 11th century, the Red Phoenix Calisthenics is unique to Xiantianwujimen qigong. Both sets are used to familiarize the practitioner with different forms of breath control to open blockages in the meridians, align the spinal column for better circulation of qi, and enhance tendon, bone, and muscular strength. Both forms have not been taught outside of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.

4. Four more standing qigong postures from Wang Xiangzhai's Yiquan System.

Friday Night Talk: The Gourd and the Cauldron - The Interactive Influences Between Chinese Medicine and Daoism

The prerequisite for attending Level 3 is completion of Level 1-2.

Required text: Nourishing the Essence of Life, translated by Eva Wong.  The center has several copies available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a copy, please send an email to Cheryl,

Please note:  Session beginning times are sharp;allow some flexibility (+ or -) for session ending times. There is a limit of 20 people, so please register soon!  There is no partial attendance for this program. Everyone must come for the opening evening talk on Friday and attend ALL sessions. People who miss a session will not be entered into the database as having completed level 3 (which is a prerequisite for further levels). 

Generisity Policy: Our generosity policy supports individuals who need to "pay-what-you-can" due to your current situation. Often we have the time but not the money or we have the money but not the time to attend programs though the desire and need is still there. Your attendance is more important than the money to us.  Please reflect on how much you can offer and give more, less, or the suggested amount based on your individual circumstances. The tuition amount reflects our costs to offer the program.

To take advantage of our generorosity policy, please register and note this in the comment field, you will be contacted. We do not accept pay-what-you-can at the door, so please pre-arrange. Thank you

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