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

 

 Deepening Practice Summer Retreat

 

Instructor: Harrison Moretz
August 21st at 9am – August 30th at 4pm

The focus of this retreat will be the Hun Yuan system with emphasis on the gong practices.

The Hun Yuan Taiji System is a comprehensive system that includes qigong methods, martial forms, push hands, applications, weapons forms, and meditation.

Hun Yuan Gong is the most important of the Qigong methods in this system.

This set is designed to accumulate Qi from the environment and use it to augment our prenatal Qi (our genetic inheritance).

To this end, the methods open the Qi-meridians of the body and to establish the danqiao or dantian, the energetic openings in the body where the qi, essence and spirit are cultivated.

Hun Yuan Gong promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases power.

Extended practice in a natural setting allows opportunity to access and harvest the qi of nature and to strengthen and deepen one’s own practice

 

Postural Principles Intensive

Workshop

photo 5Instructor: Harrison Moretz

August 9,  9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

The basic postural principles of internal arts apply in Qigong, tai chi, ba gua, xin yi, and meditation.

In this intensive we will explore these principles, how to find them in our own body, and apply them in practice.

 

Swimming Dragon 

Workshop

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Friday August 14th 6pm – 7:30pm

Swimming Dragon is an elegantly designed Taoist qigong method from Hua Mountain.

As well as nourishing the qi and opening the channels it is especially good for the spine, the endocrine and lymphatic systems.

With regular practice it strengthens the kidneys, promotes organ health, nourishes the skin and regulates weight.

 

 Eight Sections of Brocade (Standing)

Workshop

 

Eight sections of brocade is a traditional qigong set practiced by Taoists

and martial artists

 This qigong set is an excellent exercise for promoting health.

A somewhat rigorous method, it is especially good at developing proper postural relationships and increasing strength.

Over time the set has developed many variations. The method that will be presented in this workshop is effective and comprehensive, incorporating layers of practice from the physically direct to the energetically subtle.

This workshop is suitable for practitioners of any level.