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
Master Chen Ziqiang - 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
David Gaffney and Davidine Sim - December 2019
12/5 - 12/9
Thursday 12/5 7-9pm lecture on topics from Masters and Methods
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
Master Jan Silberstorff - January 2020
1/23 - 1/26
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