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Qigong program: Levels I and II with Shastri Samten Kobelt

with Samten Kobelt
February 17 / 9:00 AM - February 18 / 5:30 PM

Qigong program:  Levels I and II with Shastri Samten Kobelt

Places still available if you would like to attend the Sunday program only - when you register, please state whether you are registering for the one day program or both days.  Thank you.

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. Take this rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique 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 Taoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong.” This lineage specializes in using qigong techniques to build the foundation for sitting meditation. The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is most well-known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan, which are designed to still the mind while simultaneously gathering and circulating internal energy.

In Level I, we will practice techniques of inner and outer qigong, including tendon changing, marrow washing, self-massage and calisthenics, which strengthen the muscular-skeletal system, nourish the internal organs, circulate internal energy and still the mind. We will learn Chen Xiyi’s sleeping and walking qiqong and Wang Xiangzhai’s standing qigong.

In Level II, we will delve more deeply, studying the Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing and Nine Self-Massage systems in their entirety. The Tendon-Changing postures are powerful techniques that cultivate flexibility, strength and softness in the joints, muscles and tendons. The self-massage exercises focus on nourishing the internal organs and facilitating the circulation of qi in the meridians.

Samten A. Kobelt was born and raised in Switzerland.  Throughout his life he has engaged in body-mind disciplines of both eastern and western origin, such as bugaku (Japanese dance), lujong (tietan yoga) and contemplative dance (developed at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado). He presents qigong from the Lineage of Eva Wong with whom he studied since 2005.  He is a sashtri (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Tradition and just completed teaching a two-week retreat in Taumarunui offering meditation and qigong.

Read more about the benefits of Qigong practice (pdf document).

17/18 February, 9am to 5.30pm



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Standard price (unwaged)

One day (17 Feb)



Two days (17 & 18 Feb)



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