Fostering the Taoist tradition through cultivation, education, & the Arts 

 Chinese Gate Building Workshop

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August 25,9:00 am – August 31, 4:00 pm

This special workshop will give you the opportunity to take part in the building of a 16’ tall Classical Chinese Entrance Gate.


You will learn about ancient jointery methods and woodcarving  from  Master Craftsmen
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Workshop project: Chinese Gate

Lead instructor: Dale Brotherton

Structural woodworking utilizing Japanese traditional jointery methods.

Second Instructor: Tom Walton
Wood Carving

Assistant Instructor: Shawn McVeigh
Japanese woodworking

 

Hun Yuan Tai Chi 48 form Workshop

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Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday August 10th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Hun Yuan Tai Chi 48 form is a core of the Hun Yuan system expands on the foundation of the 24 form. It introduces kicks, lower stances, jumps and new expressions of silk reeling energy, martial application and internal cultivation.

This intensive will delve into all for these aspects and is suitable for practitioners who have completed the regular 24 form.

This material is suitable for new and advanced students of the 48 form.

 

Yang Sheng Class

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Special Topic – Autumn Qigong and Chinese Nutrition

Sunday, August 17
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Sanctuary

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Qi qualities of foods and herbs include flavor, temperature, color, source, and direction of movement among others. In this class, we will explore these aspects of foods and their appropriateness to individual constitutions and seasonal use. The class will include qigong practice, Chinese nutritional theory, cooking, and lunch.

 Building Gong Fu

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Instructor: Joseph Pau
Sunday,  August 24th
12:30pm – 3:00pm

We will be practicing Standing meditation, two moves from the Hunyuan Gong set, two moves from the Chansi Gong set and the closing series of self-massage. The main teacher for this workshop will be the moves themselves with supplemental pointers given during practice. This workshop will only be open to students who have accumulated at least 100hrs. of practice. If you are not sure, ask the instructor if this workshop is suitable for you.

If this is your first workshop, please make sure that your email address is on the sign-up sheet if this is your first workshop, as instructions for the workshop will be emailed to you the day before.