Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I & II
with Beth Latchis
September 14 / 9:00 AM - September 15 / 5:30 PM
Have you taken Qi Gong Levels I & II previously?
Then take advantage of our special $95 repeaters discount!
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.
Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, by Eva Wong.
Levels I-II must be taken together. There are no prerequisites for Level I. Levels III prerequisites: completion of Levels I-II.
Levels III may be taken separately, but sequentially.
Level III will be offered October 26-27 with Eva Wong. Register for Level III here.
Beth Latchis is authorized by Dr. Eva Wong to teach her Doaist Qigong Levels 1 and 2. She has been practicing and studying Qigong with Dr. Wong for six years and is grateful for the opportunity to share these precious, health-enhancing practices with others. In addition to Daoist Qigong, she also practices Jin Shin Jyutsu (a form of healing touch from Japan) and enjoys yoga, pilates, bicycling and kayaking.
A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Beth first connected with Shambhala in Austin, Texas in 1991. Today, Beth is the Director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of White River, a certified meditation instructor and an employee-owner at the King Arthur Flour company in Norwich, VT.
Visit the New York Shambhala Center blog for an article titled The Magic of Qigong.
$190 with pre-registraion, $95 to repeat the level.
Membership discounts apply. For financial aid or work-study please contact Mery Miguez, volunteer [at] sfshambhala [dot] org, at least a week in advance. No one turned away for lack of funds.