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.
Taoist Energy Healing/Medical Qi Gong with Bill Helm
This class will be focused upon developing sensitivity and abilities to perceive and direct the Qi energy flow in the student's own body and in another person's body. Taoist Energy Healing or Medical Qi Gong is an ancient practice that has a specific set of Nei Gung exercises which will be taught in the class. There are specific protocols for balancing the Dan Tians (Energy Centers), Acupuncture Channels and organ systems.
The class will meet once a month on Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm.
Cost: $25 per class.
Taught by Bill Helm, Tao Shih
The I Ching: Predicting the Future, Understanding Change
Feb 23-24 Saturday/Sunday
9am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm each day
The Yi Jing (or I Ching), the Classic of Change, written more than 2,000 years ago, is the world’s only spiritual classic devoted to the theme of change itself. It presents a way of understanding all phenomena as interactions among yin, yang, and the elements. You will learn how to actually use the text to answer questions, find solutions, predict tendencies, and navigate the currents of change to avoid pitfalls and bad decisions. We will explore the rare “Plum Blossom Numerology”, simple formulas that allow you to find answers to personal dilemmas by interpreting omens in nature. The Yi Jing is also a book of wisdom, with instructions in alchemical meditation—how to transform the “fire” of spirit and the “water” of the body into the “gold” of long life We will practice these rare Taoist meditations. The course is open to beginners.
Yi Quan Qigong:
Stand Like the Pine, Move Like the Wind
May 18-19, 9 AM- 12, 2-4 PM
Although there are many styles of qigong, many people consider Yi Quan (“Mindfulness Healing and Martial Art”) the best foundation, as it trains students in the vocabulary on which all qigong is built-- how to stand and move with balance, power, and grace. In this highly experiential workshop, you will learn a complete wellness workout and how to immediately apply Yi Quan to any sport. Ken’s students have included football, soccer, and baseball coaches, golf pros, martial artists, and US Olympic Team athletes, as well as everyday people looking for an enjoyable way to improve health. Learn Yi Quan Standing and Walking Meditation for balance, coordination and energy; Yi Quan Partner Training to develop strong resilient energy; and Yi Quan Meditation for relaxation and inner peace. The program is open to beginners and all levels.
Tuition: $325. Early Bird price $295 (non-refundable payment by April 18). Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Ken Cohen (www.kennethcohen.com), former student of Alan Watts and Joseph Campbell, is a world-renowned Taoist scholar and Qigong and Tai Chi Master. He has also followed the Way of Tea for more than 40 years. Ken is the author of The Way of Qigongand more than 200 articles on spirituality and health.