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.



Bill Helm - Taoist Energy Healing workshop - ongoing monthly seminar

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.

Monthly on Saturday afternoons

Fall Schedule:

Saturday September 14 1pm - 4pm
Saturday October 12 1pm - 4pm
Saturday November 9 1pm - 4pm

$25 per workshop
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Bill Helm - Tao Te Ching seminar - October/November 2019
Exploring the writings of Lao Tzu

The six week class will focus upon the basic teachings in the Tao Te Ching about the Tao, the Sage and methods for living a life of Harmony.

The class meets weekly from 7pm - 8:30pm, beginning Tuesday, October 15th and ending Tuesday November 19th. The class meets from 7pm - 8:30pm. Please bring your copy of the Tao Te Ching by Gia Fu Feng-Jane English or Stephen Mitchell.

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Master Chen Ziqiang - Chen style Taijiquan Weapons Seminar October 2019
10/16 - 10/20

Wednesday 10/16 6-9 pm: Double Broadsword Basics (intermediate level, should know empty hand form)
Thursday 10/17 6-9 pm: Short Cannon Fist form instruction (all levels)
Friday 10/18 6pm - 9pm:Staff Short Form corrections (all levels)
Saturday/Sunday 10/19 - 10/20 9am - 5pm: Spear Long Form instruction (intermediate level, should know empty hand form)

$75 per 3 hr module or half day
$150/full day

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David Gaffney and Davidine Sim - Chen style Taijiquan - December 2019
12/5 - 12/9

Wednesday 12/4 6pm - 9pm Laojia Erlu review (must know form)

Thursday 12/5 7-9pm lecture on topics from Masters and Methods
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Friday 12/6 6-9pm Push Hands (intermediate level, should know empty hand form)
Saturday/Sunday 12/7-12/8 9am - 5pm Laojia Yilu corrections

$75 per 3 hour module for Erlu, Push Hands, and Laojia Yilu.

When registering, please choose # of 3 hr modules planned for Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Lecture is a separate registration.

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Master Jan Silberstorff - January 2020
1/23 - 1/26

Thursday 1/23 7pm - 9pm
Lecture - Taoist Philosophy and the application to Taijiquan Practice

Friday 1/24 6pm - 9pm
Push Hands and Applications

Saturday 1/25/Sunday 1/26 9am - 12pm, 2pm - 5pm
Laojia Yilu Corrections, seated Chen style taijiquan meditation

$75 per 3 hour module (includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
please register for the # of modules you plan to do.
lecture is a separate registration

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Ken Cohen - Deep Exploration of the Tao Te Ching, The Way and the Power - January 2020

Series of 3 classes.
Dates and more info coming soon.

Taoist Master Kenneth Cohen will take you deeply inside the classic text of Taoism. His fluency in Chinese and ability to make connections to daily life is brilliant.