Program Details

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I and II

with Beth Latchis
November 9 / 9:00 AM - November 10 / 5:00 PM

Please note: people who have taken this course can repeat it for $20.


Qigong is a Chinese art of health that has been practiced for over two thousand years. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, nourishes the internal organs, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.

Qigong not only maintains physical and mental well-being for healthy individuals but is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges.

Qigong is also used as a tool to build the foundation for sitting meditation. The program will introduce participants to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage and kneading, calisthenics, stretching, standing postures, and meditation.

The techniques of Daoist qigong can be divided into three categories - outer, inner, and secret.

Outer qigong focuses on physical strengthening, inner qigong with nourishing the internal organs and gathering and conserving energy, and secret qigong with dissolving the duality of mind and body to merge with the primordial energy of the Dao.

For more information, please go here.

Recommended reading: Nourishing the Essence iof Life, by Eva Wong (book will be available at the retreat).

About Beth Latchis

Beth Latchis is authorized by Dr. Eva Wong to teach Doaist Qigong Levels 1 and 2. Dr. Wong is the primary teacher of this form of Qigong in Shambhala. Beth 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.


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