Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong
Location: Dechen Chöling, France
Date: Program begins March 27 9am, orientation March 26 evening; Program ends March 31 6pm
Requirement: Qigong 1-5

From the oneness of Tao yin and yang emerged. From yin and yang the five elements metal, wood, water, fire, and water were created. From the 5 elements, the bagua, the eight building blocks of the universe arose. As it is externally, so it is internally. This cosmology of the universe parallels the creation and circulation of energy (qi) in our bodies. In this program, we will use the practices of qigong to embody and understand the energies of yin and yang, the five elements, and the bagua in our body. Experience the display of energy in the meridians, internal organs, and the elixir fields (dantiens), and become part of the mysterious and subtle process of the journey from the oneness of the Tao to the diversity of all the ten thousand myriad things.

Wudangshan Animal Long Forms
Location: Karme Choling (VT; USA)
Date: July 22 - 27
Requirement: Qigong 1-5

The Wudangshan Five Animals Long Forms are designed to deepen tendon-changing and marrow-washing practices using advanced stances and internal martial arts-based postures. Totaling 48 movements, these animal forms train the practitioner to use the Tiger Form to strengthen bones and tendons, the Leopard Form to develop spring-like qualities in the tendons, the Dragon Form to train spinal movement, the Snake Form to enhance spinal flexibility, and the Crane Form to focus the qi.

Requirement: Tendon Changing/Bone Marrow Washing Intensive and Animal Forms Intensive