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Join internationally reknowned leaders in Eastern philosophy and practice at Eastover for The Medical Qigong and Eastern Medicine Symposium. We will dive deep into the wisdom of the ancient healing traditions of the East and discuss practical modern applications of powerful practices like Qigong and Taichi. The Symposium welcomes both beginners, as well as experienced practitioners.
- Chinese Medicine: A Science In Its Own Right
- Harvard Health Publications Qigong - Five Best Exercises You Can Do
- All Diseases come from the Heart
- Healing of the Heart – Daily Practice - Sheng Zhen and Union of the three hearts meditation (please take note of this explanatory article: All diseases come from the heart by Heiner Fruehauf)
- Daoist and Dharma meditations as a path to liberation through realization of impermanence, selflessness, and satisfactoriness; Liberation from materialism, attachment, suffering; Service for a greater purpose by means of the Noble Eightfold Path.
- How to be ALIVE -Always Living In Vibrant Energy. Through Qi Gong practice, master the principles of aligning, allowing and applying for your greatness and achieving vital health of Soul (Consciousness), Mind, Heart, and Body.
- Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching - world's second most translated book besides the Bible - Awaken one’s true nature and connection with the universe.
- Eastern medicine – how it can help heal and aids in the treatment of cancer, chronic pain, physical injury.
- Tai Chi as a practical exercise in energy cultivation, balance to prevent falls, and mental focus throughout aging.
- Featuring Women's Qigong - a beautiful practice unique to women's health, healing, and empowerment
- Ancient martial arts practice – aligning one’s electromagnetic forces with the universe for health and wellbeing.
- Qi Gong dance, calligraphy as practice and cultivation. At the symposium, besides the popular panel discussions, individual classes and health readings, group healing sessions will be held. The mornings and evenings will be packed with meditation, healing, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Tibetan songs and chanting, and Chinese tea ceremonies. Participants will receive certificates for completing required courses during the symposium.
The Three Functions of Sheng Zhen Gong
All forms of Sheng Zhen Gong are guided by the Spirit of Sheng Zhen, the Spirit of Unconditional Love The slow, rhythmic, meditative movements of Sheng Zhen Gong are designed to stimulate the flow of qi between man and the universe, the essence of human health. Sheng Zhen Gong is holistic healing. Through regular practice, one’s yin and yang naturally become balanced.
“Union of Three Hearts Meditation” This powerful, seated (on floor or chair) meditation enables the practitioner to merge with heaven & Earth, with the universe. “Awakening the Soul” This form consists of 8 simple, seated movements. Timeless and universal healing, it has the power to connect the practitioner to his Original Spirit. One learns how to enjoy life and being happy comes naturally. “Sheng Zhen Healing Gong” Stages I & II This is a seated (on an armless chair) form that helps to remove disease. The body’s polluted and ailing qi can be eliminated and the body’s yin/yang balance is restored. Internal organs can begin to function normally.
“Heaven Nature Gong” The 10 movements of this standing form increase the strength and flexibility of the spine. Practicing this form regularly purifies the meridians and releases the suppleness and compassion of the original heart. “Heart Mind as One” This standing form consists of eleven graceful movements that calm the disposition while harmonizing and balancing the body.
In 1982, after an already successful career as a world-renowned coach and master of Wushu, the Chinese martial arts, Li Junfeng became an overnight sensation; he was selected for the leading role in Wu Lin Zhi, a Chinese martial arts film.. Li Junfeng went on to appear in other films and hosted the television series, Learning Wushu. He is now the driving force behind bringing Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qi Gong of Unconditional Love, into the world.
PH.D Terence Dunn
3 sessions of powerful three-hour--very "meaty" --introductory workshop that teaches two medical qigong systems with very different methodologies and very disparate histories: Tao Tan Pai (Taoist Elixir Method) Nei Kung from the Tang dynasty (specifically, half of the Tao Tan Pai 31 Basic Exercises will be covered), PLUS the first eleven (11) Flying Phoeix Qigog exercises as taught on Volumes 1 and 2 of Terry Dunn's flying-phoenix DVD series.
"Because of the great interest in Qigong in the west, it is important to have bona fide teachings by bona fide teachers. Too often students wind up learning a little bit of this form and a little bit of another, while never learning any complete system. This series is a good example of a serious and gifted instructor who offers a complete system of healing qigong to the serious student." -- Solala Towler, Editor, The Empty Vessel -- Journal of Contemporary Taoism.
TERENCE PANG-YEN DUNN is an expert instructor of Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts with more than 39 years of training based in Los Angeles, CA. Since 1990, he has popularized Tai Chi Chuan and authentic Qigong practice throughout America and Europe through his highly acclaimed Tai Chi for Health and Chi Kung For Health DVD programs. Terry has also pioneered the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong in modern medicine and professional sports. Educated at Yale College and the Harvard Business School, Terry is a gifted teacher, author and filmmaker who expresses an ecumenical vision in preserving some of the most rare and powerful arts found in China's martial, yogic, and spiritual traditions. Terry Dunn's 39 years of experience in Chinese holistic health practices includes more than 32 years in T'ai Ch'i Ch'uan, Qigong and Chinese methods of meditation, and more than 30 continuous years in three styles of Chinese boxing (kung-fu). He has studied authentic Kung-Fu arts under some of the most renowned Chinese martial art masters of the twentieth century. Dunn is an instructor in the Southern Sil Lum Five Animals Kung Fu, Taoist Elixir Method, and the legendary "Eight Sections of Energy Combined" Kung Fu. Terry taught Tai Chi and Chi Kung courses at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for many years, and wrote the first medical protocol in American medical history applying therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong exercises to accelerate patients' recovery from major surgeries. In 2000 and 2001, Terry became the first Tai Chi trainer in the NBA, training the Los Angeles Lakers during their second championship season, conducting a 50-minute Tai Chi and Kung Fu warm-up and conditioning regimen at the start of every practice. Terry is the creator of the all-time best-selling Tai Chi for Health DVD series (released in 1991) and the six-part Chi Kung For Health series (released in 2003) teaching the remarkable Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong.
More comments from Master Dunn's students:
You have been in my thoughts a great deal, as one of the teachers who has, in my post-academic phase, shown me the very physical, kinetic compoent of bliss or enlightenment. The early Buddhist scriptures speak of "touching Nirvana with your body." I now understand what this means due to the effects of your instruction in Chi-Kung. I am working mainly with the exercises on your vol. 5 video, some of which were included in Minnesota. Such simplicity and profound subtlety!
--Emeritus Prof. Frederick Underwood,
Formal Chairman of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Dept. of Religion,
Pls join Master Dunn:
Dis-create the Cycle of Disease.
All diseases and injuries that do not heal are re-creating themselves through damaged electromagnetic circuitry. This poor circuiting locks in friction fields and forms that prevent the formation of new elements, minerals and forces; This is why you can work on a condition tirelessly and see little or no progress. These circuits can be healed through accessing dynamic electromagnetic heart force and shaping the ligaments and tissues to the precise positions that lock in elemental fields and forces for scientifically measurable chemical change.
Engaging Martial Forces to Heal Embalances
To heal a disease or energetic imbalance, Martial Forces can be guided and used to communicate with and reshape the inner atmosphere of the body. Sifu Matthew will teach through interactive field training how to communicate with and heal. disease with proper electromagnetic modes and Martial Forces.
Sifu Matthew is the founder of MAOW™ (The Martial Arts of Wellness™), a revolutionary healing system designed to heal through the interaction of precise polar fields and elements, activated through the body’s electromagnetic position in relation to its directional access. He is Kung Fu Master of several disciplines including Wing Chung, Bagua, Liangong, judo and Jiu-jutsu and world-renowned healer with over 41 years experience in the Martial Arts.
Extending Confidence: Weaving a Mind-Body Resonance
There is a view in Tibetan Medicine that a practitioner should never disturb the mind of the another, particularly one who is faced with an illness. Through our ignorance of this reality we create confusion and move further and further away from the embodiment of compassion. The responsibility by the practitioner to his or her client is not based on denial or withholding information, but rather is an act of utmost respect and profound awareness of mind as the basis of reality. To disturb the mind is in effect to erode the foundation of being.
A cancer diagnosis, in oneself or another can be devastating. It can erode confidence, disturb our deep inner mind and interrupt the vital confidence~compassion resonance necessary for true healing. This workshop explores introductory techniques to deepen our understanding and develop tools for stabilizing this Mind-Body resonance in oneself and others.
Our Invisible Meals: The Seven Constituent Cycle
What have you “eaten” that isn’t physical ? How has this impacted your health? This is a closer look at the mental-emotional morsels we have ”eaten” in our lives that contribute to ill health. Based on an ancient articulation of the digestion system from Tibetan Medicine, we enter a deep exploration of how experiences (what has been eaten ) impact our well being on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Participants learn the route of ingested “matter “and its link to the formation of what nourishes and heals or what accumulates in residue potentially becoming the source of disease. Students will become familiar with the Seven Constituent Cycle from Tibetan Medicine, and learn skills to dissolve cumulative mental-emotional experiences.
As a midwife Terri Nash began attending births in 1982. In 1983 she trained in Homeopathy and in 1984 started Tibetan Medical studies with the former physician to the Dalai Lama, Yeshe Dhonden, continuing Tibetan Medicine training to the present day with Amchi Jampa Yonten, Bangalore, India. She is longtime student of Qi Gong and has studied Five Element theory and TCM informally. Throughout her years of practice as a midwife and private consultant in healing she combines these trainings and life experiences into a unique and rich offering for health, healing and inner balance.
The Ultimate Elixir: Ancient Wisdom, Contemporary Research and the Promise of Empowerment
Thousands of years ago the Golden Elixir of Longevity and Immortality — an internally generated medicine -- was described in numerous cultures including China. In Chinese medicine and in accord with the insights of Chinese medical and philosophical theory, personal or Internal Alchemy was described based on cultivating the ability to deepen awareness and purposefully associate with the aspect of ourselves that is eternal, cannot get sick and does not die. What an amazing promise!
Medical Mindfulness, Qigong for the Millions: Awaken and Master the Healer Within
Everyone can learn and practice Medical Qigong. It is easy. It is fun. IT IS FREE! Dr Jahnke has traveled to China 9 times to study every level of Qigong from simple daily practices in the parks to medically oriented practices in the hospitals and even Qigong oriented sacred rituals at China's sacred mountains. In a way, all Qigong is medical Qigong. In this workshop we will first define medicine not just for healing but also for disease prevention and longevity.
Qigong Alchemy: The Magnificent Ultimate Elixir - Three Treasures and 10 Phases - PART 1
In Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, according to scholars, there was a vibrant dialogue about the human capacity for self-healing, vitality maximization and even extraordinary capacities for insight and wisdom. The Ultimate Elixir is widely referenced in the ancients texts on medicine, philosophy and "Yang Sheng" - Nourishing Life — as the Golden Elixir and the Secret of the Golden Flower. Dr Jahnke has, through 30 years of the practice of medicine and 9 research trips to China, distilled the essence of many systems of Chinese Elixir Alchemy to clarify the 10 Phases of Cultivating and Mastering Qi — also known as Integral Qigong.
Qigong Alchemy: The Magnificent Ultimate Elixir - Three Treasures and 10 Phases - PART 2
The 9 Phases of Personal Cultivation and Mastering Qi PLUS the 10th Phase – Qi Transmission — comprise a convergence of the many streams of shamanic, Daoist, Buddhist and contemporary forms of Qi Cultivation. In PART ONE we learned the 9 Phases of Personal Cultivation and Mastery of Qi for producing the Elixirs of Body HeartMind and Spirit. In PART TWO we ascend to the highest levels of cultivation — Spirit Alchemy and Transmission in Service of Others.
Dr. Roger Jahnke is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine with 30 years of clinical practice. He is Founder, Director, and Leader Trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM / IM), wellness and medical cost reduction.
Activating Ones Sacred Spiritual Self
Activating one’s sacred spiritual self is to align with universal life energy force. Alignment with the universal life energy frequencies is critical in developing and maintaining radiant spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and mental balance. The alignment also brings to conscious awareness of the universal interconnectedness of all life forms, embracing love and eliminating all isms: e.g. sexism, racism, ageism, and separatism.
“Dr. Hannah’s road in alternative medicine was similar to my path. He was one of my earliest apprentices after I arrived in the United States. He learned Medicine, Psychiatry, Martial Arts and Qi Gong. He can help greatly because he sees a problem from many perspectives and can develop many solutions for the problem. I thank him for using clear English to share Chinese Energy Medicine with the English speaking cultures in the world.” – Grand Master Hong Liu and author of Healing Arts of Qi Gong
Dr. Hannah is a graduate of Rush Medical College, UCLA-Acupuncture, Nanjing University-Acupuncture
Dr. Hannah will offer group and private health readings and healing sessions during the symposium week.
The Spirit of the Points
In this class I will discuss the inner nature of many acupuncture points and there use in treating the mind and revealing the spirit. We will consider the etymology of the point names, their traditional functions, and their deeper uses. *what is an acupuncture point? *Understand the relationship between a point’s name and its deeper function *Understand ascribed acupuncture points as archetypes and their functions as metaphors for spirit. *Learn points as a confluence between body, mind, and spirit. *Learn how points that “treat the spirit” actually work.
Lonny Jarrett has been a leading scholar in the field of Chinese medicine since 1980. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine and a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts.
Its historical aspects, the Mandala in nature, the Tibetan, Vedic, Chinese and Western use of the Mandala, a tool for meditation and the archetype of the Mandala in relation to healing of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. There will also be a drawing exercise where each participant will draw their own personal Mandala and participants will share their own interpretations of their drawings. A recitation of the poem "A Healer's Prayer." The role of spirituality in medicine and a workbook exercise based on that and The parable of kindness "The Scorpion and the Holy Man" and a workbook section based on that.
The Group will do stretching, standing yoga postures and Pranayama (yogic breathing exercises). In addition we will examine the role of spirituality in medicine.
After five minutes of Meta Meditation you will discuss super foods: Fuel for the development of the MBS triad. Their role in neuro-physiology and cognition. You will examine A Parable of Inner Bliss: Akbar asks Birbal the eternal question "What is Happiness?" and a workbook section based on that. Then Entering the "Luminosity" where the Ten Thousand become One: A poem and reflection in three parts.
Mehernosh Kahn MD has over three decades of an integrated-medicine practice; as a conventional physician, and also as a practitioner with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, in his latest book: Mandala-365 A Daily Workbook of Holistic Healing" He is originally from India and came to the U.S. after getting his MD from the Grant Medical College in Mumbai in 1977.
Emotional Wisdom reveals powerful ancient tools for transforming our painful emotions into happiness and health. So-called negative emotions are valuable messages that let us know we are out of balance. With compassion and humor we embrace the messages that anger, depression, fear, worry, and stress offer us. Three easy-to-learn twenty-minute internal energy practices to turn these imbalances into harmony and joy. Also providing unusual nutritional advice for emotional healing and a Taoist First Aid with proven natural remedies for minor ailments such as insomnia, indigestion, headaches, and overeating. A life-changing experience.
Opening chi (body's life force energy) flow in the energy pathways from the perineum (area between sexual organs and anus) up the spine, through the head and back down the front side of the orbit will help to activate the orbiting of forces of the solar system and the universe. This will help draw in more primordial force from the earth through the soles of the feet up to the spine and from the universe in through the crown to combine in the lower Tan Tien (abdominal area), the heart and the brain.
Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li (Tao Soul Body)
The practices of the Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li involves cleansing and rejuvenating the glands and organs using neutral energy (steam) generated by the inverting and coupling of the primal polarities of Fire and Water. This inversion places the heat of the bodily fire from the heart center beneath the coolness of the bodily water of the sexual energy of the perineum, thereby activating the liberation of transformed sexual energy.
Master Mantak Chia is the founder and director of the International Healing Tao in Thailand. His mastery of this ancient knowledge, enhanced by his study of other disciplines, has resulted in the development of the Universal Healing Tao System.
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Dacheng Quan and Taichi
Master Wang is the 5th generation lineage holder for northern Hao Style Plum Blossom Mantis under Hao Wei Zhi, as well as 3rd generation lineage holder for Dachengquan (yiquan) under Wang Xuan Jie, and 6th generation disciple for Sanxi Style Xingyiquan and Cheng Style Baguazhang under Li Tai Liang. He is considered as the world’s leading expert of the Mantis 2-hand Sword. He is the president of International Dachengdao, Inc., a director of training on the Board of Directors for the Civil Aid Society, and is a certifying master of the International Kung Fu Federation. Master Wang has been featured in several international martial arts magazines, travels for exhibitions and tournament judging and teaches seminars worldwide. He trains stunt fighters for movies and is the NY State Director of the World Stunt Association. Master Wang taught both kung fu and art at the 2006 Mensa World Gathering in Walt Disney World. His short film, “The Lesson” won several indie festival awards. Master Wang currently owns a school in Elmhurst, Queens (NYC).
BS, MIA, CYT, E-RYT
Qigong for Energy Balance and Connection
Regina Barrett shares a system that bridges Tantra Yoga and Qigong as lifestyle suggestions for being in a light energy body, transforming addiction, expanding into ones true purpose and nourishing connection during disconnected times. Drawing from Taoist, Tantra Yoga and Shamanic practices, Gina orchestrates a workshop that will leave you feeling more grounded and connected to yourself and with others. Medically, Gina’s teachings address anxiety, addiction, the effects of EMFs and cell phone radiation, disconnection to nature, and depression and sexual challenges that arise due to lack of intimacy, connection and disconnection with oneself and nature. These are all conditions that are chronic in today’s society. Gina shares lifestyle suggestions that improve the foundation for overall wellness. In a playful and safe container, she will share simple and advanced movement and breathing techniques that you can share with your clients and patients.
Prana Regina Barrett is the author of Lighter: Living Tantra, and has been sharing qigong and Tantra yoga in tandem for over a decade in private sessions, workshops, ceremonies, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.
Grandmaster Aiping Cheng is one of the world's foremost authorities in Chinese Martial Arts (CMA). With over 40 years of training, competing, coaching, and teaching at the highest levels, few can match her credentials. In 1999, Grandmaster Cheng was awarded Top Level by the International Wushu Association, reserved for martial arts masters with at least 30 years of outstanding experience and was also presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2008, Grandmaster Cheng was awarded the 8th Duan from the International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association for her skill, knowledge,and teaching. This recognition is rare outside of China. In 2008 Grandmaster Cheng was also named one of the Top 100 Chinese Martial Artists in World by the World Culture Science Acadame in Hong Kong, recognizing her for her lifelong achievements in Chinese martial arts.
In 1996, Grandmaster Cheng began teaching tai chi to American students. The Aiping Tai Chi Center is located in Orange, Connecticut.
Primordial (Wuji) Qigong
Learn Wuji (Primordial) Qigong, a 800 year old magical form created by legendary Taoist immortal Zhang Sanfeng! As we circle around the medicine wheel (Green Dragon, Red Phoenix, White Tiger, Black Turtle, Yellow Dragon) we invoke the energetics of each direction and align ourselves with the Source of all life: Tao. Performing this ancient dance we become living mandalas, enabling our deepest selves to bring forth the healthy, holy being we all are. Rarely taught in the West, this form takes us backwards in time, to when we were one with the world around us and within us and fills us with an experience of joy, deep peace and grace. This class also includes instruction on Taoist meditation, Taoist yoga and lots of time for questions, stories, music and qigong dancing! No experience with qigong needed. We are all beginners on the path of Tao.....
Tea and Tao with Solala Towler
Join us for a magical session of exploration and expansion using the ancient ceremony of Taoist Gongfu Tea Ceremony, known in Chinese as pin ming lun dao or “savor tea, discuss dao.” We will be sampling some special teas and taking part in a ceremony designed to open your heart and hara. By tuning into the sacred plant medicine we will experience an opening to higher spiritual and psychic planes. Through deep meditation we will allow ourselves to drop down into deep layers of being. We will explore the idea of living our life with Tea Mind and share some of the ancient stories of the Way of Tea from both Taoist and Zen traditions.
Solala Towler is author of 14 books on the Daoist arts, including Cha Dao: The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life and Chuang Tzu: The Inner Chapters.
He has also recorded four CDs on meditation/yoga/taiji/qigong music: Mountain Gate, Sacred Soundings, Windhorse: Spirit of Tibet and Boundless, featuring Tibetan singing bowls, flutes, group chant, throat singing and harmonic overtone singing.
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong Essentials: Shaking & Cupping, Phoenix Rises
RLWQ founder Daisy Lee will take women through two of the essential elements of the Radiant Lotus program that has been taught around the world. The Shaking & Cupping routine helps to gently discharge physical and emotional stagnations from the tissues and joints while increasing strength, bone density and relaxation. With the addition of the graceful Phoenix Rises Balancing Movement, the body is able to reassert internal and external balance amidst stress and conflict. These essentials form part of the foundation of RLWQ, with profound results reported by women who have been diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts, benign tumors, emotional ups and downs, and loss of bone density.
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong Essentials: Tibetan Sound Healing:
The resonant vibration of one's own voice is powerful medicine. In this Tibetan Sound Healing sequence, you will learn 6 unique tones that amplify vibration to key sectors of the body, breaking up distorted or stagnant energy patterns while invigorating the healthy cells to enhance the body's natural healing potential. These straight monotones are repeated seven times each in the Tibetan system, allowing time for the vibration to break through stubborn blockages such as breast lumps or heavy menstrual clotting. Women will learn how to activate their own healing with their unique voices, while supporting each other using the "surround-sound" of the group . *Note: It is not necessary to have perfect pitch or musicality for this sound healing practice to have a positive effect.
Daisy is a Qigong Doctor certified by Master Wan Su Jian of the Beijing Red Cross Medical Exchange Center in China and has studied and taught Qigong for over 20 years. Mt. Sinai, Johns Hopkins and Women's College, are just a few of the hospitals that have invited Daisy to teach at their facilities, bringing healing and support to patients and medical staff alike.
L.AC., M.S.O.M., DIPL.AC
Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor
Topic: Mindfulness Practice
The practice of mindfulness can bring greater well-being and improved health. Mindfulness is being taught and practiced in workplaces and schools, and is widely adopted in hospitals, veterans' centers, prisons, and other environments, and for children as well as adults.
Mindfulness practice is being used by psychologists to alleviate a wide range of physical and mental conditions, such as depression symptoms, anxiety and stress. Recent studies in medicine also demonstrate the therapeutic effectiveness of mindfulness in reducing pain.
Originally a Buddhist meditation practice, for healthy people, mindfulness meditation contributes to greater attention and mental focus, body awareness, calmness and centeredness, emotional regulation, and to a healthy sense of self and identity.
As a participant, you will learn:
• mindfulness sitting meditation postures;
• scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness practice;
• how establish a daily mindfulness practice
• how to focus your mind while practicing;
• the history and background of mindfulness.
Topic: Chinese Herbs for Home Care, Vitality and Fitness
You can enjoy the health benefits from 5,000 years of Chinese herbal medicine tradition and knowledge. Chinese herbs treat many health concerns that Western medicine has not yet learned how to treat, and usually without side effects. Olympic athletes, martial artists and fitness buffs also use Chinese herbs to maintain health, improve sports performance and to shorten recovery after training.
As a participant, you will learn:
• how to set up a Chinese herbal medicine cabinet to have on hand;
• different ways to take Chinese herbs;
• Chinese herbs for greater energy, better sleep and calmness;
• contraindications for taking herbs
Topic: Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy was placed in the international limelight during the Olympics when we saw Michael Phelps and other athletes with the round marks on his shoulders, the telltale signs of cupping therapy. Cupping is a part of both Chinese folk medicine and Greek folk medicine; You don’t have to be an acupuncturist to do it. Easy to learn, you can safely use it at home to relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.
As a participant, you will learn:
• how and when to apply cupping;
• fire cupping and vacuum pump cupping;
• sliding cupping;
• moving cupping
Topic: When Qi Goes Wrong: Preventing and Treating Energy Deviations
Although Qigong is often held out as a panacea that improves our health and well-being, if practiced without regard to its precautions, Qigong can also get us into trouble. Consider that, for some, Qigong has dissolved tumors and opened coronary arteries. Anything that powerful can also have major side effects, as the Chinese discovered during their national Qigong craze at the end of the 20th century.
We’ll examine the five major types of Qi deviations, their characteristics and cures, including learning Qigong remedies, Chinese herbal medicine formulas and precautions.
As a participant, you will:
• learn about the Three Regulations of body, breath and mind;
• learn the optimal times and places for Qigong practice to increase results;
• learn the five major types of Qi deviations;
• learn Qigong treatments and prescriptive;
• learn Chinese herbs to reestablish health, balance and harmony.
Jampa Stewart, MSOM, L.Ac. did his undergraduate studies at SUNY, Empire State College, Genesee Valley. He graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) in 1994 with a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine, and holds acupuncture licenses in the states of Texas (AC00373) and Connecticut (00675). He is a certified instructor (CI) in Medical Qigong and Chi Nei Tsang through the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).
Currently Jampa offers classes, workshops, retreats, and a two-year Medical Qigong Therapist certification program and Chi Nei Tsang certification program through Healing Tao Institute in Washington, Connecticut and other places.
There are twelve meridians in the human body. For each meridian there are numerous points located throughout the body. The most important point of each meridian, the Chinese call 'Yuan-Xue' (original acupuncture point). Most of the 'Yuan-Xue' points are located around the wrist and ankle.
Meridians are Channels for the Flow of Qi
Qi can be absorbed into the human body through portals of entry on the skin. These portals are called points, and they are stimulated with acupressure and acupuncture. It helps to see them as doorways which open into a system called jingluo. Jing means 'route' or 'to move through'; Luo means 'net'. The jingluo - or meridians - are channels formed into a network along which Qi and blood flow. The vital substances that flow through the meridian network provide life-giving and life-sustaing energy to every part of the human body.
Master The Meridian Network
The meridian network consists of twelve primary channels. Each one hooks up internally with an organ, whose name it carries. The Yin channels hook up to the Zang Yin organs and the Yang channels to the Fu Yang organs. Therefore we have six primary Yin channels and six primary Yang channels.
Shifu Jianye Jiang was born in 1950 and has studied Wushu from the age of 5, learning from well-known masters such as Yu Mingwei, Yu Hai and many others. He received BA and master's degrees from Qufu University and Shanghai Physical Education Institute.
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Quantum Qi: The Taoist Arts Of Nourishing Life
What is Qi? How does the practice of Qi Gong help to reset the body’s entire healing system bringing tranquility, vitality, longevity and spiritual regeneration to practitioners of all ages? This documentary features Taoist Masters and scholars Mantak Chia, Lee Holden, Dr Roger Jahnke, Jianye Jiang, Ama Lia Wai Ching Lee, Daisy Lee, Junfeng Li, John P. Milton, Robert Peng, Karen Sorvik, Jampa Mackenzie Stewart and Solala Towler. It reveals how to harness and channel life force energy to recover natural suppleness of body, mind and spirit through the ancient healing and contemplative science of the Tao.
Sharron Rose, Director/Producer, Quantum Qi
Sharron Rose is a true renaissance woman. A filmmaker, choreographer, composer, author, teacher and healer, she has spent the past thirty-seven years working in the fields of education and the arts to investigate, integrate, and impart the wisdom of ancient and traditional cultures throughout the world. As President of Sacred Mysteries Distribution and VP of Sacred Mysteries Productions, Sharron has produced and distributed numerous films including the Visionary Award winning documentaries, Infinity: The Ultimate Trip, 2012 The Odyssey, Timewave 2013, and Healing the Luminous Body, as well as the feature narrative film, The Last Avatar.
A former Fulbright SenIor Research scholar to India, Sharron is the author of the award-winning book, The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine (Inner Traditions). She is also the director/composer/author of Awaken to the Light, a world music and dance performance project, which celebrates the many aspects of the Divine Feminine. From her many years as both scholar and practitioner in these ancient arts, she brings a unique perspective on the power and potential of integrating mind, body and spirit. www.sacredmysteries.com, www.thelastavatarmovie.com ,www.quantumqimovie.com
Doug Beechwood, Director of Photograpy/Editor, Quantum Qi
Doug Beechwood is the founder of Terra Media HD. Twenty years of experience in all aspects of media production and an insatiable personal interest in science and spirituality have conspired to prepare him for this project. As a cinematographer and editor, he has worked on award winning feature documentaries on Buddhism including Yangsi: Reincarnation is Just the Beginning and Bodhisattva, and is the Media Director for Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Pundarika Foundation. Terra Media HD independently produces live media and web-streams for non-profit conferences around the word such as the annual Festival of Faiths in Louisville, Kentucky, and The Sustainable Food Trust in London, England.
Special Showing of the Documentary - Life Energy: Qigong in Cancer Care
2016 Symposium photos
Panel open to local community
Daily Morning Practices
Food: Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. As much as we can sourced organic, local, or Eastover's garden fresh veges. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suits their needs, if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.
|Payment:||$50 non-refundable deposit taken at time registration is made. Balance collected 7 days prior to arrival.|
|Cancellation||$50 forfeited if cancelled 7 days or more prior to arrival. 50% of registration forfeited if cancelling between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival Full forfeiture if cancelling with less than 4 days prior to your arrival.|