Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts



Deep Nourishing Retreat

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Dec 18,  9:00 am – Dec 20,  4:00 pm

Winter is the season to store and replenish vitality.

In this retreat we will engage in deep nourishing practices to enhance rest and rejuvenation. Taking the time to nourish oneself in the winter, lays the foundation of health and vitality for the coming year.

In this retreat we will practice Qi gong appropriate for winter. Meals will be prepared according to winter yang sheng principles. Taoist Napping and sleeping practices which are especially effective in the winter will also be taught.


Winter Musings on the Tao

Harrison Moretz

Friday December 4, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An evening of whimsy and wisdom. Stories and poetry of the Tao.


Five Animal Frolics


Instructor: Harrison Moretz

December 6,  9:30 am – 3:30

A playful exploration of the movement, qi, and spirit of the five animals.

A classic qigong method transmitted from the famous Han dynasty physician Hua Tuo, the five animal frolics are based on the movements and spirit of the crane, bear, deer, tiger, and monkey.

The five animal frolics strengthen the body, nourish the qi and essence and gather the spirit.



 Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation

qi-gong-zhan-zhuang-posturesInstructor: Harrison Moretz

December 13, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Standing is an essential foundation practice

Zhan Zhuang, or Standing Post meditation, is one method of cultivating stillness. Standing is basic training for Qigong as well as internal styles of martial arts.

Standing cultivates qi, develops internal connection, and strengthens the body from within.

Participants will learn several standing postures, the principles of standing practice, and methods of developing internal connections.