Daoist Qigong Level I and II
with Beth Latchis
February 22 / 8:30 AM - February 23 / 5:00 PM
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.
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 designed to preserve, gather and circulate internal energy.
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.
FMI contact Susan Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-837-8906.
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Please note that students should not teach any form of Xiantianwujimen or Yiquan Qigong without permission from the Lineage.
Beth Latchis is one of several instructors 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 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.