Seminars

 

The Taoist Sanctuary hosts world class Taijiquan and Qi Gong teachers from all over the world. Grandmasters Chen Xiaowang and Chen Xiaoxing, Masters Chen Ziqiang, Ren Guangyi, Jan Silberstorff, David Gaffney and Davidine Sim, and Stephan Berwick have all taught seminars in Chen style Taijiquan. Master Ken Cohen, renowned Qi Gong instructor and author, holds a winter seminar series at the Sanctuary. Bill and Allison Helm give periodic workshops on Taijiquan, Qi Gong, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Anatomy of Taijiquan.

Workshops are not part of the monthly or session fees. Costs for the workshops will be available in the shop and are payable online or in person. Some workshops are limited to experienced students, and this will be clearly noted in the calendar event. Workshops rarely fill up, as the Taoist Sanctuary has plenty of space for all interested students.

 

Complete Bone Marrow Cleaning Qi Gong with Master Ken Cohen

December 9 - 10, 2017
10am - 1pm, 3pm - 5pm

Learn all 12 movements of the classic and rarely taught Bone Marrow Cleansing Qigong (Xi Sui Jing), to gently open the acupuncture meridians and drive pure qi (healing energy) through the bones. Bone Marrow Cleansing, attributed to the legendary Shaolin Monastery, is a core wellness system used to balance the energy of the immune system, build bone strength, and improve overall vitality. The program will be complemented by qigong healing meditation practices and discussion of qigong’s healing benefits. Open to beginners and all levels.

Space is limited, please register in advance.

Cost: $325
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Ken Cohen, M.A. (www.qigonghealing.com) is a renowned qigong and Tai Chi Master with more than 45 years experience. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous works published in both China and the West. Passionate about the dialogue between Eastern Wisdom and Western Science, he was the first to lecture about qigong in North American medical schools. In 2003, Ken won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.

 

Bear Animal Frolic with Master Ken Cohen

January 9, 16, 23, 2018 (Tuesdays) 
7 - 8:30pm

A perfect practice to stay healthy, energetic, and warm during the winter months. The Bear Animal Frolic consists of 11 techniques modeled on the strong, rooted movements of the Asian bear. Attributed to Hua Tuo, 2nd century doctor of Chinese medicine, it is one of the earliest qigong exercises still practiced today. Because of its noted healing benefits, the Animal Frolics was one of the first classical qigong routines integrated into modern Chinese health care.

Everyone welcome. Pre-registration required.

Cost: $90 for the series
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Ken Cohen, M.A. (www.qigonghealing.com) is a renowned qigong and Tai Chi Master with more than 45 years experience. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous works published in both China and the West. Passionate about the dialogue between Eastern Wisdom and Western Science, he was the first to lecture about qigong in North American medical schools. In 2003, Ken won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.

 

Chen style Taijiquan with Master Jan Silberstorff

January 18 - 21, 2018

Thursday January 18 - Taoist Philosophy lecture 7pm - 9pm
Friday January 19 - Push Hands 6pm - 9pm
Saturday/Sunday January 20 - 21 Laojia Yilu and Seated Meditation 9am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm both days

Cost: lecture $25
$65 per 3 hours module

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Qi Gong Psychology - How the Body Heals the Mind - with Master Ken Cohen

February 9, 2018
7pm - 8:30pm

With more than 3 million practitioners in the U.S., qigong is the world’s most widely practiced and researched method of energy medicine. We will explore the ancient roots and scientific branches of qigong, including the wealth of scientific evidence about how qigong treats stress, trauma, and psychological challenges. You will learn about Five Element Theory in relation to emotional health, the role of nature and wilderness in healing, and hear unusual stories about Taoist esoteric ritual as adjunctive therapy for depression. As appropriate for the clinician as for the interested student, you will enjoy the same lecture and discussion that Ken Cohen has offered as a keynote at major international conferences.

Space is limited! To reserve a seat, you must pre-register.

Cost: $20

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Ken Cohen, M.A. (www.qigonghealing.com) is a renowned qigong and Tai Chi Master with more than 45 years experience. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous works published in both China and the West. Passionate about the dialogue between Eastern Wisdom and Western Science, he was the first to lecture about qigong in North American medical schools. In 2003, Ken won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.

 

Yi Jin Jing - Muscle Tendon Transformation with Master Ken Cohen

February 24 - 25, 2018
10am - 1pm, 3pm - 5pm each day

Learn the complete Yi Jin Jing, “Transforming the Muscles and Tendons Qigong,” a series of easy to learn postures practiced with isometric tension and dynamic breathing. This style of qigong is so important that it is one of the few styles officially approved in China’s modern health care system. You will learn the original method from the Fujian Province Shaolin Temple. The Yi Jin Jing drives life force (qi) through the tendons, fascia, and muscles, increasing their strength and health. You will also practice qigong conditioning exercises to prevent athletic or everyday injuries, as well as healing visualizations for tranquility and inner peace. These rare meditations are the legacy of the great fourth century Buddhist pilgrim and translator Kumarajiva. They form part of the spiritual, mind-transforming root of qigong. There will also be time for discussion of qigong philosophy and science. You will take home a complete, dynamic healing workout.

The course is open to beginners and all levels.

Cost: $325

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Ken Cohen, M.A. (www.qigonghealing.com) is a renowned qigong and Tai Chi Master with more than 45 years experience. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous works published in both China and the West. Passionate about the dialogue between Eastern Wisdom and Western Science, he was the first to lecture about qigong in North American medical schools. In 2003, Ken won the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.