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Oct
1
Sun
2017
Moon Festival Celebration
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our 15th Annual Moon Festival

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Saturday October 1st at 3:30pm

Dinner at 5:30pm

Location : TSI Sanctuary (in Snohomish)

 

Celebrate the Moon Festival with us!

Entertainment

Martial Arts Demonstrations

Dinner will include; Baked Salmon, Rice, Vegetables, Salad

 

Donation of $20 to $40 per person

children under 10 are free

Please RSVP, info@ taoiststudiesinstitute.org
By noon of September 29th



Moon Festival



The Legend

According to Chinese legends, in ancient times the sky was filled with ten suns. The bright suns hid the night sky and the earth became parched. The famous archer, Hou Yi, aimed his bow at the sky and shot nine arrows into the sky. Nine suns were pierced and nine ravens fell to the earth.

For his reward, Hou Yi was given a container of the Elixir of Immortality. Planning to surprise and share it with his wife, Chang-E, he took the container home and hid it in the roof beams. When Chang-E came home, however, she smelled a wondrous fragrance. Looking for the source, she found the container in the beams and drank all of the elixir.

Chang-E became so light the earth could not hold her and she floated up to the moon. To this day, she lives there as an immortal, with the Rabbit compounding the Elixir with his mortar and pestle.

The Moon Festival celebrates the return of the Harvest Moon. It takes place on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. Traditionally, it is a time for friends and families to gather, share food, and drink wine or tea. Moon cakes are often eaten, poetry is recited, and all eyes turn to the moon.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Chansi Gong
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body. Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system. This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

This class is also available on Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays 7pm.

Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

This class also available on Monday 6pm, Thursday 10am, Thursday 8pm, Saturday 10am.

Taiji 13
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This form is a potent way to practice both internal cultivation and martial ability.
The Tai Chi 13 Form is comprised of the eight energies and five steps expressing the essence of Tai Chi Chuan.
Bagua Zhang
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is Bagua Zhang? 八卦掌

Bagua zhang is an internal system of martial arts similar to Taiji quan. The hallmarks of Bagua are its circular stepping and its marvelous development and utilization of special awareness both within and outside of the body.

Bagua zhang, like Taiji quan, is comprised of a comprehensive system of internal martial arts and meditative practices. Bagua zhang is philosophically related to the Yijing, or “Book of Changes”. In its basic practice, special stepping techniques are used to walk a circle, while various coiling methods are used to change direction around the circle. Bagua zhang is as challenging to learn as it is beautiful.

This class also available on Wednesday 9am, Saturday 8am.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Hunyuan Gong
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hunyuan Gong set combines Taoist internal alchemy and martial Qigong methods in an extremely effective and elegant system. This set is designed to combine prenatal and postnatal qi to supplement the essential qi of the body.

The most important of the Gong methods, Hunyuan Gong is designed to accumulate qi from the environment and use it to augment our prenatal qi (our genetic inheritance). This opens the qi-meridians of the body, forms the middle dantian (where qi is stored in the body) and thus promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases power.

Beginning Tai Chi
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

Chansi Gong
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body. Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system. This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Fang Song Gong
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fang Song Gong

 

Fang Song Song– Releasing into Suppleness Gong – is one of the fundamental gong sets in the Hun Yuan System.

These seemingly simple movements are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Fang Song Gong, originally a secret method, is regarded as the most advanced of the three primary gong sets.

Mixed Weapons
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Jian 劍 (Double-Edged Sword)

The most refined and elegant of the weapons.

Dao 刀 (Saber)

When using the saber the silk reeling energies and storing and issuing qualities characteristic of the Chen system are readily apparent.

Spear 槍

The spear is learned during the advanced levels of training.

Qin Guniang Gun 棍

This rare staff method comes out of a branch of the mian quan 棉拳, cotton fist system. It contains components related to Chen taiji quan and Bagua Zhang.

Hunyuan Taiji Stick
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Spear

槍術

The spear is known as the King of weapons.  Practice of the spear unifies the body, strengthens the sinews, bones, skin, and muscle; increases internal strength; and helps develop the ability to issue.

Internal martial arts; Taiji, xinyi, and bagua all utilize spear training to develop internal strength and the ability to express it. Xinyi quan empty hand methods were developed from the spear. “化拳”

 

 

Prerequisite Hun yuan Taiji 48 form or permission.

Chen style Hunyuan Taiji Yilu 83 form
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chen style Hunyuan Taiji Yilu 83 form

 陳式混元太極拳一路

Chen style Hunyuan Taiji Yilu is the traditional first form from which the hunyuan  24 and 48 forms were developed. The longer form includes variations and additional techniques as well as increased repetition of many movements. Practice of yilu  builds on the foundation of the shorter forms providing a continuous unbroken cultivation to deepen internal an eternal skill.

 

Prerequisite Hun yuan Taiji 48 form or permission.

Spear
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spear

槍術

The spear is known as the King of weapons.  Practice of the spear unifies the body, strengthens the sinews, bones, skin, and muscle; increases internal strength; and helps develop the ability to issue.

Internal martial arts; Taiji, xinyi, and bagua all utilize spear training to develop internal strength and the ability to express it. Xinyi quan empty hand methods were developed from the spear. “化拳”

((Fundamentals of spear training will be taught in this workshop. ))

Prerequisite Hun yuan Taiji 48 form or permission.

 

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Swimming Dragon
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Swimming Dragon

Instructor: Shoko Zama

Every Thursday  from 9am till 10 am

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.


Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (Beginning)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Chen Style Taiji quan is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taiji quan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice.

Chansi Gong
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body.

Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system.

This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

Oct
7
Sat
2017
Hunyuan Gong
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hunyuan Gong set combines Taoist internal alchemy and martial Qigong methods in an extremely effective and elegant system. This set is designed to combine prenatal and postnatal qi to supplement the essential qi of the body.

The most important of the Gong methods, Hunyuan Gong is designed to accumulate qi from the environment and use it to augment our prenatal qi (our genetic inheritance). This opens the qi-meridians of the body, forms the middle dantian (where qi is stored in the body) and thus promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases power.

Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

Push Hands
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Push hands is a system of two person exercises that develop “listening” ability and continue to develop the internal energies cultivated in the Taijiquan form. These skills, developed in the solo forms, are expanded in push hands to include another person. Push hands is the basic training for martial application in Taijiquan.

Push hands is by permission only

Oct
8
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

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Instructors:  Harrison Moretz, Jason Robertson , Daniel Altschuler, & Matt Branham

The Yang Sheng program at TSI is offered as a comprehensive system of self care and development in accordance with the natural world.
 
 

 

 




Rong Qi Teng Mo Intensive
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Rong Qi Teng Mo

     Daoyin – Self Massage

Winter Nourishing

 Workshop Intensive

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

November 20th 9:30am -3:30pm

This set of 64 Daoyin methods is a complete set of Baojian self massage.

This set harmonizes the qi and clears the fascia; nourishes neigong; improves and maintains health; guards against meditation and qigong induced disorders; and increases ease of entering stillness.

Self-massage is an integral part of Taoist cultivation methods.

This is an exceptionally complete and effective set providing great benefit and assistance in cultivating neigong in Daoist meditation and internal martial arts.


Self Massage



Oct
9
Mon
2017
Chansi Gong
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Chansi Gong set specifically develops silk reeling energy, a kind of spiral movement connecting through the entire body. Chansi Gong builds internal power and cultivates the eight energies. In addition to promoting good health, these movements all have practical martial applications.

Chansi or “silk-reeling” Gong is a set of exercises that train the spiraling movements unique to the Chen-style Taiji system. This set also includes joint opening exercises. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.

This class is also available on Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays 7pm.

Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The hallmarks of Chen Style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement known as Chansi jin (silk reeling energy). Emphasizing lower stances and a more energetic performance, Chen Style has forms suited for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

The Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system 陳式心意混元太極拳 (abbrev. Hunyuan Taiji) was developed by grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang 馮志強 and integrates Taoist internal training, qigong, Chen-style Taijiquan, and Xinyi quan (mind-intent boxing) into a comprehensive system. The Hunyuan Taiji system 混元太極 is set apart from other systems of Taiji by its emphases on nourishing the body and the use of mind-intent as fundamental to successful practice. It is both extremely practical and rooted in spiritual insight.

This class also available on Monday 6pm, Thursday 10am, Thursday 8pm, Saturday 10am.

Taiji 13
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This form is a potent way to practice both internal cultivation and martial ability.
The Tai Chi 13 Form is comprised of the eight energies and five steps expressing the essence of Tai Chi Chuan.
Bagua Zhang
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is Bagua Zhang? 八卦掌

Bagua zhang is an internal system of martial arts similar to Taiji quan. The hallmarks of Bagua are its circular stepping and its marvelous development and utilization of special awareness both within and outside of the body.

Bagua zhang, like Taiji quan, is comprised of a comprehensive system of internal martial arts and meditative practices. Bagua zhang is philosophically related to the Yijing, or “Book of Changes”. In its basic practice, special stepping techniques are used to walk a circle, while various coiling methods are used to change direction around the circle. Bagua zhang is as challenging to learn as it is beautiful.

This class also available on Wednesday 9am, Saturday 8am.