World Qigong Taichi Day 2020 Weekend Retreat

Apr 23, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021

Celebrate with us on

Friday April 24, 2020,  7 pm – 10pm.

Saturday April 25, 2020,  9 am – 9 pm.

April 26, 2020,  8 am – 1:00pm. 

Sunday at 9:00am – 11:30am – Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowl and Krystal Bowl with Jay Emmanuel

World Qigong Taichi Day is a day of FREE presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders of Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. Bring your friends & family and dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions. With knowledgeable teachers, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these healing practices.

April 24th, check in is at 4:00pm.

Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Friday Evening Presentations:

 7:30 – 9:00 pm April 24 Friday

How qigong, taichi, acupuncture and acupressure w aromatherapy releases physical and emotional pain and trauma

William J. Kaplanidis, L.Ac., M.S., M.A, has worked in the healing and helping professions for over 35 years. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University and a Master of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

As a licensed acupuncturist and therapist with a private practice in New York City, William combines all his training and experience to treat all types of physical and emotional pain and trauma and assists people with coping with many of life’s challenges. He specializes in the connection between the body, mind and spirit and how emotional wounds manifest physically, and affect our ability to reach our full potential. His patients come from all walks of life and from various parts of the globe to experience profound shifts in awareness and a deep state of relaxation and healing.

Please click here to view his full bio.

Visit his Workshop – Acudragon® Wellness System for Body, Mind and Spirit

Lunch : $20/person
Please use the Register button below to fill out our contact form so we can get a rough number on who will be attending!

Saturday Presenters

In order of appearance on April 25th, each presenter has 15-20 minutes to showcase their practice, groups are welcome to use Eastover ground to conduct their group activities. Evening group sound healing session with Jay Emmanuel.

Morning Practice: 7:00 – 8:00am (tea coffee available), Zhang Zhun (standing post) meditation. One of the most effective Taiji and meditation practice.

Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:10am: Host Opening Introduction


9:10 am – 10:00am
Dr. Kevin Chen is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and president of the World Institute for Self-Healing, Inc. With Chinese origin and a life-long Qigong meditation practice, Dr. Chen is among the few scientists in the U.S. who has both extensive knowledge of Qigong as well as active involvement in Qigong and meditation research. He is the associate editor-in-chief of the English version textbook “Chinese Medical Qigong” (2010), and the publisher of Yang-Sheng, a magazine that promotes self-healing of the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Chen has extensive experience using Qigong to facilitate health and healing in people facing cancer, and have offered similar intensive Qigong training for cancer patients for many years.

Self-Healing Retreat for Cancer Patients with Dr. Kevin Chen and Dr. Linda Nadia Hole





Saturday after lunch Key Notes:

1:45pm – 2:45pmm

Chan Meditation and Acupuncture with Dr of Ac. Tan Tiliao
Please click here to view the Bio in Chinese.

Teacher Tan was born in a traditional chinese medicine family – Xu family needling is approved by the Nang Ping city as Intangible Hesitance Treasure, Tan is the 12th generational inheritant. Immediately graduates from college, he was so attracted by the rich original ancient Buddhist teaching, he became a monk with Xiamen South Putuo Buddhist Temple. He studied with the Ming Nang Buddhist college, through many hardship he traveled via the Philippines to Thailand, he practiced and followed forest dharma with 阿姜摩訶布瓦 Achaan Mahaa Boowe for 11 years。Then continued practicing at Korean snow mountain temple for 6 years. Achieving practical experience of seeing through body bone, color, …, and observing of the heart. These 20 years of practice brought him insights to the Chinese Medicine and needling art. With developed viewing ability, Tan resolved the conflicts in between the transformation between the energy and the qi Essence and the transformation from qi to spirit and how to protect the primordial 精。Through meditation overcoming pain and entering stillness by observing breath, bone, and inbeauty, qi channel is purified, flesh resolved, stagnation eliminated and heart awareness arise, energy channels becomes visible. Observing the body is like reading chinese medicine classic the emperor’s internal Chanels (黄帝内径)and observing internal energy moving channel is like reading The Theory of wound and cold (伤寒论). The science of life showed in Chinese medicine and the natural law of harmony and living of us human body is all naturally characterized and exhibited.


Saturday Each presenter has 10-15 minutes to showcase their main practice, anyone would like longer presentation pls contact Yingxing to arrange into other breakout rooms.


Teresa Yeung is a Generational Master of Chi Gong, visionary, medical intuitive, and 2 X #1 international bestselling award winning author. The mission and motivation of Master Teresa is rooted in a traditional Chinese Proverb, “when you give a person a fish, you feed them once, but if you teach them how to fish, you feel them for a lifetime.” She founded the Pureland International Qi Gong to raise consciousness, and develop knowledge and teachings to accelerate integrative healings of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual state. She is the sole successor of Grandmaster Weizhao Wu’s lineage. In 1995 Wu obtained the highest official title in China and further appointed as Liasion Man to select Qi Gong talent for China. He was a National Treasure of China and creator of the highly successful Wu’s Eye Qi Gong helped millions of people.

Ken Nelson is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He teaches beginner-friendly Qigong, yoga and meditation at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and at senior centers in the Berkshires. He offers winter retreats in Florida. Ken is also a regular Qigong teacher at Eastover.

Greg DiLisio has over 30 years of Qigong practice and has taught Qigong workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Qigong lectures at Canyon Ranch Destination Spa Lenox, and Qigong classes for years in Switzerland and Scotland. Greg is also a regular Qigong teacher at Eastover and provides Acupuncture and Massage there as well.

Jay Emmanuel is the author of “The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds and Vibrations, the Power of the Mind and the Voice’. As a singer having a powerful melodic range, Jay Emmanuel masterfully blends voice, colors, lights and sounds, and the use of Seven Alchemy Quartz Crystal Bowls and Himalayan Bowls calibrated to specific frequencies in the human body to achieve maximum sound healing.

David Haines is a gifted practitioner and teacher of the art of moving well. He has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong since 1974, and teaching since 1988. Studying with teachers such as Chungliang Al Huang and Roger Jahnke has allowed David to develop a warm, non-judgmental teaching style that helps people improve their health, increase longevity and realize inner peace. David is also a certified practitioner of the Trager® Approach to Movement and delights in helping individuals discover their unique paths to self-care through relaxed, effortless movement.

Ding Zhang received his B.S. from University of Science & Technology of China, his M.S. from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Appointed in 1997, Dr. Zhang teaches courses in Materials Management, Management Science, Operations Management and Forecasting. He has numerous publications most recently in European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research and Management, and Computers and Operations Research. Dr. Zhang has also participated in several conferences both nationally and internationally.

Bill Wrenn is a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher. Bill has practiced yoga, meditation and other forms of energy work for over 30 years, and has received training in Qigong and Tai Chi from the Institute of Integral Qigong & Tai Chi.

Carlos Cuellar Brown MT-BC

“Re-tuning the Vital Body”
Ancient mystics and Chinese physicians believed that sound was a carrier of energy, capable of healing and restoring harmony in our bodies.

Carlos Cuellar Brown is a board-certified Music Therapist with 10 years of clinical experience, he is trained in sound therapy, relaxation methods, guided imagery, and mindfulness. He will introduce the basics of sound therapy as an alternative to the healing process and demonstrate how to retune the vital body using toning practices and mindfulness.

Scot Vighi a gifted energy medicine healer. He is a Qi-gong and Reiki Master who possesses a unique ability for clearing chronic pain and habitual patterns of
He holds masters degrees in Ericsonian hypnotherapy, USUI Reiki, The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is the founder of the White Wolf Path: a comprehensive program teaching the five cornerstones of a transformational practice
~Chi~gong breath and movement,
~Ouspenski’s Philosophy of evolution,
~Kundalini Yoga breathing techniques,
~Basic operatic vocal skills,
~The Taoist Foundational practice.

For 29 years, Scot has worked with people from around the world: leading seminars, applying hands-on healing body work, teaching meditation, and coaching advanced physical fitness training sessions.

Morning program ends 12:30pm

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Master Yun Ping Hu Taichi Fan performance. Trained with Hongqin Yu and the Taiji Prince Sitan Chen, Ms Yunping Hu has learned multiple forms of Tai Chi Chuan, won more than 10 gold medels in Tai Chi Quan competetions in the Northeastern part of US, and coaches Tai Chi Chuan in several places.

Boston Taichi lovers perform Yang Style 16 form Taichi. The team consists of Tai Chi lovers of Boston with experiences ranging from a few months to twenty years. In addition to Ms Hu and Dr. He, Ms Zongzai Tian is 80 years old and a cancer survivor, Mr Rupurt Hon teaches Tai Chi in senior center and is the leader for a Tai Chi group, Guofeng is an expert in Tai Chi theory, Simon is a Tai Chi activist whose performance includes NBA games, Jason is the author of several articles in Tai Chi magazines.

Dr. Deguang He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and was a medical doctor in China. Dr. He graduated from Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the first person in China to receive a Master’s Degree in Medical Qigong & Acupuncture. He has eight years of training in both Eastern and Western Medicine and over 28 years of clinical experience in China, Soviet Union, Japan and the United States. He is Assistant Professor, Qigong instructor and clinical supervisor at the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts. He also practices in wellness center of Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts.

Dr. He specializes in treating pain, cancer, depression and anxiety, overweight by using acupuncture, Qigong and/or herbs. He offers regular classes of Taichi and Qigong as well.

Sifu Terrence Dunn performing:

1. Eight Sections of Energy Combined, the Preparatory Form – 1 min.

2. First 1/3 of the 60-posture Yang Tai Chi Form created by GM William C.C. Chen. 2 min.

3. Yang Tai Chi Sword Form (William Chen’s) – 2 min.

4. Wudang Elixir Sword Form (Wudang Dan Jian) – 3 min.

5. “Fei Feng San Gung” – Ehrmei Mountain Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Qigong:
“Moonbeam Splashes on Water” moving meditation. – 2 min.

*If there’s more time, I can also add:

6. Liu He Ba Fa (Six Harmonies & Eight Methods Boxing) – first half of 510 movement form.
LHBF was created in Sung Dynasty at Huashan by the legendary saint Chen Xi-I (Chen Tuan).

Saturday Evening 7:30 – 9:30pm

8:15 – 9:00pm Awakening in the Relationship

Ding Zhang received his B.S. from University of Science & Technology of China, his M.S. from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Appointed in 1997, Dr. Zhang teaches courses in Materials Management, Management Science, Operations Management and Forecasting. He has numerous publications most recently in European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research and Management, and Computers and Operations Research. Dr. Zhang has also participated in several conferences both nationally and internationally.

As part of his community service, Dr. Zhang is the principal for the CNY Chinese School in Manlius, N.Y. as well as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, U.S.A. and Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. In 2011, he received a grant by the National Foundation of China and in 2009, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity.

9:00 pm – 10:00pm Panel of Mindfulness and Meditation Q and A w Grand Master Douglas Lee, Master Teresa Yeung, Lock Kelly, Ding Zhang Ph.D

Sunday at 9:00am – 10:30am

Dialogue Between Liu Feng and Master Douglas Lee Higher Dimension Cultivation Using Path to the Heart

Grandmaster Lee Moy Shan (Douglas Lee) is the creator of Sum Faat – the Path to the Heart philosophy. The system utilizes the non-violent aspects of Ving Tsun Kung Fu and other ancient philosophies to solve everyday problems and help individuals live a well balanced life.

Grandmaster Lee is a renowned Sifu (teacher) of Ving Tsun (VT) Kung Fu since the early 1970’s in New York City. He was born in China in 1949 where he began his formal training at the age of 8. Over the past 40 years he has discovered how the 24 VT idioms also known as Kuen Kuit meaning “Words of Wisdom” can be applied in daily personal life and business as well as in martial arts.

In addition to being a Ving Tsun Sifu, he is a healer and acupuncturist, successful entrepreneur and businessman, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Path to the Heart Foundation ( He is also the 2017 Telly Award recipient for the Production “A Wing Chun Journey to the Heart. The Philosophy of Douglas Lee.” His goal in life is to promote Sum Faat to help people resolve problems, to build positive relationships, and to make the world a better place to live. He believes that the 24 Kuen Kuit are easy to understand and can be applied to resolve most life situations. In this weekend seminar. Grandmaster Lee will share these simple idioms and discuss how you can apply them to make positive changes in your life.

Please click here to view the Bio in Chinese.

Principal of Heart-Consciousness Energy Era Project(Mindsup)
– 北京十方缘老人心灵呵护中心顾问委员会主席 (need translation)

Mr. Liu Feng is an expert in corporation management with seven-year top managerial experience in a Silicon Valley high-tech company (core member of Oplink Co.). He had been through the whole process in the company from start-up initiation, growth and development, to its IPO.
He has also been a high-tech industrial consultant (President GOC, a managerial consultancy company) and lead several high-tech overseas companies to launch their manufacture base in China for more than six years. Mr. Liu Feng has been an architect of corporate culture for many enterprises and helped them adapted to future-oriented culture based on the combination of oriental and western culture.
During the thirty-year contemplate and speech on “General Space-Time Energy”, Mr. Liu Feng has dedicated himself into all kinds of sapience methods and spiritual groups with a totally open mind. With his basic principle of “Seeking the Common and Respect the difference”, Mr. Liu Feng has unscrambled and unpuzzled various mankind wisdom systems with a scientific logic, by which people with different backgrounds are all greatly inspired.

Publication “Open your High-dimensional Wisdom” (Bestseller book in China).

Courses offered at online platforms:
Transition and Sustainable Development;
Building a Wisdom-Happiness Enterprise;
The Scientific Interpretation of the Traditional Chinese Culture
Religion and Science
The Diamond Sutra and Science
The Heart Sutra and Science
The Tao Te Ching(Taoism) and Science, etc.,

Please click here to view the Bio in Chinese.
Visit his Workshop – Principal of Heart-Consciousness Energy Era Project(Mindsup)

11:30am – 1:00pm

Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowl and Krystal Bowl with Jay Emmanuel

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World Taichi Qigong Day was very successful! Check out our testimonials:

Big congratulations for the success of your first, real WTCQD at Eastover.  The program was well put together with an interesting and experienced assortment of presenters.  I appreciated the way the presenters were flexible to adapt their talk or demonstration to add something fresh to the program.  They went with the flow as, of course, they would.  The taiji demonstrations right after lunch were well timed to add something light, colorful, musical and well performed.  Most enjoyable.  I’m sure word will spread so that even more people will attend next year.

Wholehearted thanks to the whole community coming together for this very important event; continuing such work will change our economy with less doctor visits. Not only people will be happier, they will be more productive. Nature will benefit, because Qigong, Taichi, and TCM people care, love, and respect nature.

“Ying, thank you so much for hosting such an amazing weekend. I learned and experienced a lot. I look forward to coming back soon for a retreat!
Warm Regards,
Mark from CT”

Dear Ann, It was so wonderful to spent time at the Eastover Estate and met so many wonderful people over the weekend! I had a great two day sleep over there and even when I came back home Last night, I slept from 9 pm to 6:30 am this morning, never had such a good and peaceful sleep. I dreamed many little creatures fly away from my head. And I wake up with a much cleaner head. Doesn’t this mean “放下- letting go“?

Thank You for the marvelous Weekend – I wanted to thank you for your generosity and welcoming as well as for the wonderful Qigong weekend at Eastover.
The opportunity to connect with such great masters was unique and powerful.
I hope that you keep me in mind for any future presentations as I would love to be present in the dynamic flow of wellness services and education at Eastover
My special rapport with Jay Emmanuel is also something for which I am grateful and this weekend helped me to establish a continued relationship with him.

Your warm staff and personal deserves a special mention, they were all very helpful and professional

Thanks again!

Yours Truly


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