(March) Qi Gong Levels I & II
with Sophie Léger
March 9 / 9:00 AM - March 10 / 5:00 PM
THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED FOR ON LINE REGISTRATION.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 212. 675. 6544
Have you taken Qi Gong Levels I & II previously? Then take advantage of our special $85 repeaters discount! Simply call or stop by the office to register and pay the discounted rate. 212-675-6544.
This Level 1-2 is your last chance before Dr. Eva Wong comes to teach Qi Gong Level 3 in May!
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 also 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.
In 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 and walking qigong and Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong.
There are no prerequisites for Level One.
In 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. In addition, students will continue to learn new forms of Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong that are designed to preserve, gather and circulate internal energy.
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.
Sophie Léger is one of very few individuals authorized by Eva Wong to teach her Daoist Qigong lineages. Sophie has taught levels 1-2 throughout North America and Europe. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1990, she has been a certified meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 15 years and served as Director of the Montreal Shambhala Meditation Centre from 1996 until 1999.
Recommended reading: Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, by Eva Wong.
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