Three 5-day Tai Chi – Qigong Intensive workshop With Qigong Master Terry Dunn

Sep 25, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019

Expert Tai Chi instructor and Qigong Master Instructor Terry Dunn will be giving a total of three five-day intensive workshops in October 2019 at Eastover Estate:  two 5-day workshops will be conducted to prepare students for his teacher Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s week-long Tai Chi intensive October 11th – 15th;  the third and fourth five-day workshops will provide follow-up training and refinement to further establish the training given by Grandmaster Chen.  Thus Tai Chi enthusiasts—beginners and advanced players alike– will have the option to take five, ten, fifteen, or twenty days instruction from Grandmaster Chen or Terry Dunn or both.

Besides learning the 60-posture form of Grandmaster William Chen, students who are ready will also learn the applications of the Form for self-defense, receive an introduction to Push-hands, which is the laboratory for learning the martial applications of Tai Chi, and also learn the  Yang style straight sword form. The five hours of intensive Form training each day will be balanced by and Dunn’s extraordinary lessons in evening sessions in Tao Tan Pai Nei Kung and Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong, two very different Taoist monastic systems of Qigong that he has mastered, but both of which are shaped to not just complement Tai Chi practice, but to accelerate development in Tai Chi Chuan.

This is Professor Cheng Man-Ching’s resonating Taoist philosophy that is activated by the practice of his style of Tai Chi Chuan that you will learn at the workshops:

Workshop No.1: Tai Chi For Health (5 days)
October 4 to 8 (starts Friday night; ends Tuesday 6pm)

In this 5-day, 35-hour immersive workshop, master instructor Terry Dunn will provide students of all levels with expert, step-by-step instruction in the  60-posture Yang Style Short Form created by his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen.  To more easily learn and perfect your Tai Chi form, you will also learn a superb regimen of easy-to-do classical Tai Chi warm-up and conditioning exercises that Terry has developed over the past 43 years of his martial arts career.  Then you will learn the basics of Push-Hands (Tui-shou) practice, the elegant  laboratory for applying Tai Chi principles to everyday life–and learning the martial applications of Tai Chi Chuan.

The purpose of this workshop is to help students at all levels gain proficiency in the 60-posture Short Form and to improve their practice in order to enjoy more of Tai Chi’s great health benefits, and also, if they choose to stay on, to give them a strong foundation in order to derive maximum benefit from Grandmaster William Chen’s more advanced teachings in his workshop that follows immediately (October 11 through 15).

[ In between is GM Wm Chen’s Tai Chi worshop: October 10 to 15 arriving 4:00pm on 10th]

 

Workshop No. 2: Tai Chi For Health + Flying Phoenix Qigong (5 days)
October 16 – 20 (starts Wednesday 2pm; ends Sunday 6pm)

In this 5-day, 35-hour immersive workshop, master instructor Terry Dunn will provide students of all levels with expert, step-by-step instruction in the 60-posture Yang style Tai Chi form created by his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, give you a foundation or further skills in Tai Chi “Push-hands” practice,  teach subtle Form applications, and provide expert lessons in the beautiful Tai Chi Sword form (for those well-versed in the 60-part Form).

 

This workshop follows immediately on the heels of Grandmaster William Chen’s 5-day intensive workshop and is a splendid opportunity for students to continue to refine their practice at the same intensity.  Your Tai Chi Form, Push-hands skills, Tai Chi swordplay, and overall knowledge of Tai Chi principles and how to apply them will be deepened by this workshop experience.

Workshop No.3: Flying Phoenix Qigong (3 days)
October 24 – 27 (starts Thursday 7pm; ends Sunday noon)

Flying Phoenix Qigong with Master Terry Dunn is a 3-day immersive workshop that teaches  Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and extraordinarily powerful medical Qigong system that was created more than 400 years ago by renowned Taost monk Feng Dao Deh of Ehrmeishan.  In this workshop, you will learn this complete Taoist monastic system of hygienics –comprised of standing and seated, stationary and moving meditations that imparts a wide range of salient health benefits with remarkable swiftness: increased respiratory power, improved circulation and metabolism, higher energy levels, improved neuro-muscular function and balance, peak immunity, increased bone strength, and the allostatic reversal of many signs of aging.

Flying Phoenix Qigong imparts its remarkable health benefits through a yogic mechanism that brings all the organ functions of the body under the regulation of the subconscious mind. This super-regulating process and energy cultivation is brought on by each of the 24 Flying Phoenix Meditations, which consists of (A) an easy-to-do breath-control formula followed by (B) a meditation in repose or a serene moving meditation using repetitive natural movements that are done three times slower than typical Tai Chi practice. The esoteric breathing formula that precedes each Flying Phoenix meditation ignites a specific flow of Qi in the body that is tangible; the following posture and movements circulate the energy through specific orbs of the body. Flying Phoenix Qigong is easier to learn and practice than Tai Chi and its health benefits are tangible, profound, and more immediate.  Long term Flying Phoenix practice activates man’s latent healing potential and cultivates a superabundance of the distinctively tangible and visible Flying Phoenix Energy (Qi) that has extraordinary healing properties unlike any type of energy generated by any other form of Yoga.

Besides providing its splendid health benefits, Flying Phoenix Qigong integrates mind and body so deeply that it develops highest structural sensitivity that imbues the practitioner with deepest levels of jhanic absorption that naturally carries over into any other form or mode of meditation, making it deeper and more comfortable and blissful.

Tuition

TBD

Schedule

Day
Time/Activity

February 15, 2019

Arrival Day

3:00pm Arrival

Days In Between

Full Day Schedule

Check Out Day

Noon check out

Teacher

Terry Dunn has 43 years of experience in Chinese martial, yogic and healing arts and is a certified master instructor in Taoist Elixir Method (Tao Tan Pai) Kung Fu and Neikung, Southern Shaolin Five Animals Kung Fu,  Ehrmei Mountain Bok Fu Pai Kung Fu, and the rare Eight Sections of Energy Combined Kung Fu.  He is also the sole seventh generation preserver in the world of Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi Kung (“Fei Feng San Gong”) created by Taoist monk Feng Dao Deh in 1644 at Ehrmeishan.

Terry is an advanced practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan in the lineage of Prof. Cheng Man-ching since 1980.  For the past six years, he has been the student of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen.  He had previously studied from the late Master Abraham Liu from 1980 to 1992.  In 1989, he produced two 2-hour video programs, Tai Chi For Health Long Form (108) and Tai Chi For Health Short Form (37), which today after 29 years are still the most successful and top-selling instructional Tai Chi DVD programs in the English language.  *Beginning students coming to the workshops are urged to get either TCFH title and practice the 45-minute “Warm-up and Basic Postures” module at the beginning of the program, which has been lauded by Tai Chi masters from several traditions outside of the Yang style.

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. 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 suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.

Testimonials

1. “ For years I have walked my dog kind of mindlessly in the woods every day. On this weekend, I experienced nature in a completely different and wonderful way. Lee has a deep understanding of how we humans interconnect with the earth. The beautiful images and feelings that were evoked have stayed with me as wander in the woods being so much more present, Lee is a gifted teacher and this retreat is a gift that everyone should give to themselves.”

2. “I was looking for an interesting meditation event. I found the event arranged by Lin in Central Park. It was such a beautiful experience. I have been meditating for a few years. I thought I know a little bit about meditation, but I realized I know so very little about the different ways to meditate and experience and feel. We did some amazing practices which really made me present and allowed me to experience things in new ways. The whole program was spectacular with the unique practices combined with reading so many poems which helped evoke the experience.

After attending the Central Park meditation I saw the day hike to Lake Awosting.  As someone who can get anxious, all anxiety and tension released as I walked through the beautiful surroundings guided in special ways of seeing, hearing, feeling and sensing.  Lin’s depth of experience and the way she present everything allows for very special things to happen. She brought with her another senior meditation teacher who was also amazing. Lin combines her own years of deep practice with a thoughtful and inspiring guidance. It comes across as very simple because she has gone very deep and share that experience with others.” – Testimonial from a park event and a hike

3. It was lovely to be outside with two thoughtful people (Lin and Lee) guiding our experience.  The hikes were not strenuous but we were not strolling either.  Being at the pond, the river, woods and/or meadows made for a new appreciation of the environment around us.  There were many varied elements so that if one type of experience didn’t speak to you, another did!  Between moon-gazing, watching the sun rise, and having a dharma talk around the fire, it made for a truly engaging and thought-full experience with the outside.” – Testimonial from a weekend retreat

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