Calendar


Nov
19
Sun
2017
The Basic Series Workshop
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Basics Series Workshop
Sunday November 19th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Instructor: Joseph Pau

Finding the qualities of soft, long and round in our movements.

The aim of this workshop is to give students a way to discover what it means to soften. It is only when you have found a way to soften, that you can understand what being long means. Only when you are both soft and long can you truly be round.

We will be taking moves from the forms and gong sets to find the easiest way to feel what softening, lengthening and roundness is. As such, students are required to have at least one year’s worth of classes at T.S.I.

Members 45  Non-Members 50


Series Workshop



Nov
23
Thu
2017
TSI Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am
Dec
15
Fri
2017
Taoist Meditation Retreat
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

Taoist Meditation Retreat

 

2007121501004Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 December 15th – Dec 17th

Taoist Meditation combines spiritual cultivation and the nourishment of physical health and vitality.

The juxtaposition of these two aspects results in a potent system of practice.

This retreat will include detailed instruction in Taoist meditation and supplementary practices.

Daily practice will include ~

Daoist sitting meditation and instruction

Dao-yin self massage

Study of Taoist meditation texts

Eight Sections of Brocade Qigong practice (Sitting)

Meditation Retreat


Dec
31
Sun
2017
Winter Nourishing Intensive
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Winter Nourishing Intensive

Sunday December 31st 9:30am – 3:30pm

Instructor Harrison Moretz

 

Winter is the season to store and replenish vitality.

 

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

 

Rong Qi Teng Mo Daoyin self-massage

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

Harmonize the Qi & Clear the Fascia Guiding and Stretching Self-massage; 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.

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


Foundation



Jan
7
Sun
2018
Postural Principles Intensive
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Postural Principles Intensive

Workshop

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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.


Postural Principles



Jan
20
Sat
2018
Mountain Gate Carving Workshop
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm

 

Carving Master Hideta Kitazawa will be visiting from Japan for a

woodcarving workshop that will  focus on the Mountain Gate

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dongyang_6bHIDETA KITAZAWA (Shinto Temple Carver, Mask Carver) Born February 4th 1968, Hideta chose to follow his fathers footsteps and become a second generation woodcarving artist. In 1991 after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a major in Forest Management, he went on to begin intensive woodcarving studies with his father Ikkyou Kitazawa. Since that time, he has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Youth Artesian Award for Tokyo 1997 and the Yokohama Noh Drama Hall Director’s Prize in 2003. He has exhibited his works both nationally and internationally and his carvings of Shinto floats and o-mikoshi are in current use throughout Japan’s Kanto area. His masks are also used extensively by a number of noh and kyogen professionals.

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Jan
27
Sat
2018
Mountain Gate – Carving Workshop
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm


Woodcarving workshop with

Master Carver – Hideta Kitazawa visiting from Japan 


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dongyang_6bHIDETA KITAZAWA (Shinto Temple Carver, Mask Carver) Born February 4th 1968, Hideta chose to follow his fathers footsteps and become a second generation woodcarving artist. In 1991 after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a major in Forest Management, he went on to begin intensive woodcarving studies with his father Ikkyou Kitazawa. Since that time, he has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Youth Artesian Award for Tokyo 1997 and the Yokohama Noh Drama Hall Director’s Prize in 2003. He has exhibited his works both nationally and internationally and his carvings of Shinto floats and o-mikoshi are in current use throughout Japan’s Kanto area. His masks are also used extensively by a number of noh and kyogen professionals.

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Feb
4
Sun
2018
Hunyuan Gong Workshop
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hunyuan Gong Workshop

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 We will explore the principles and theory of the Hun Yuan Gong set.

Detailed instruction will be given breaking down the body mechanics of the movement, use of intent, and methods to make the practice more efficacious.

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

This method gathers Qi from the environment and uses it to augment our prenatal Qi (our genetic inheritance).

To this end, the methods open the Qi-channels of the body and 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 internal strength.

 


Hunyuan Gong



Feb
17
Sat
2018
Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

You and your guests are cordially invited to attend Taoist Studies Institute’s

2018

Chinese New Year Celebration

 Year of the Dog

Fundraising Dinner & Auction

held at the Institute

Saturday, Feb 17th from 5:30pm-9:30pm

~ The Evening’s Offerings will include ~

A Sumptuous Feast

Silent Auction

Martial Arts Performance

Demonstrations

Live Music & Singing

& more

 

Tickets purchased by Feb 14th       $60

Tickets purchased after Feb. 14tht   $65

Tickets on the day of event              $65

Use this payment form for your convenience.       Form 2018

       Donate to the Silent Auction                                 Procurement form

Or use Pay Pal

Chinese New Year



Feb
25
Sun
2018
Chansi Gong Intensive
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

 Chansi Gong Intensive

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday Febuary 25th 9:30am – 3:00pm

 

Spiral movement is the fundamental motion of the Universe.

 

Chansi jin, silk reeling energy is a core component of the hun yuan system.

In the first published book on Taiji Quan the author Chen Xin stated “太極拳,纏絲法也” “Taiji Quan is the Silk reeling method.”

In this workshop the relationship between gong, form and application will be explored with particular emphasis on helping each student find and develop Chansi energy in their own practice.



Chansi Gong Intensive



Mar
4
Sun
2018
13 Shi
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

13 Shi Workshop

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Instructor: Harrison Moretz

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.


13 Shi



Mar
23
Fri
2018
Taoist View & Practice Retreat
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm

 Taoist View and Practice

Retreat

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Instructor: Harrison Moretz

March 23rd at 9am – March 25th at 4pm

 

An exploration of Taoist ways of seeing and being.

 

Enter into the world of Taoist practice.

Immersive daily practice routine will include; Taoist meditation, study and recitation of Taoist scriptures within the context of Taoist etiquette and customs.

 


Yang Sheng Retreat



Apr
8
Sun
2018
Push Hands Intensive
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Push Hands

Intensive

Instructor:Harrison Moretz

 

It is through push hands training that one can truly develop the

taiji energies.

Push hands is an important component of the taiji quan system. The practice of push hands helps to rectify the empty hand forms, increase internal strength, develop awareness of self, and cultivate ability to listen to, interpret and transform the force of an opponent.

Instruction to include:

Eight energies and five step

Solo practice
Developing the eight energies in push hands
Moving step push hands
Push hands neigong
Use of silk reeling in push hands
Dalu and variations
Use of the four corners (Cai, Lie Zhou , Kao) in  push hands


Puxh Hands



Apr
20
Fri
2018
Bagua Zhang & Xinyi Quan Retreat
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm

Bagua Zhang & Xinyi Quan

Retreat

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Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 

This three day retreat will emphasize training methods to increase skill, improve internal coordination, promote health, and cultivate spirit, qi & essence神氣精.

 Bagua Zhang is a subtle and effective internal system of cultivation and martial arts. The hallmark of Bagua Zhang is its use of circular walking with coiling and spiraling movement. This gives the practitioner the ability to move and change direction with ease, to evade and neutralize the opponent, and to generate internal power.

 Xin Yi Quan – Mind Intent boxing – is the oldest of the Chinese internal martial arts. It is especially good at consolidating the qi and developing internal strength. The basic components of the system are the five elements and the twelve animals.

 Daily practice will include:

* Bagua and Xinyi nei gong (qigong)

* Internal conditioning methods

* Bagua and Xinyi applications

* Two person training methods

* Theory and philosophy

 Lecture/discussion each evening on the theory and philosophy of Bagua Zhang and Xinyi Quan in nourishing life and martial application.


Bagua Retreat




Apr
29
Sun
2018
Taoist Training Workshop
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Taoist Training Workshop

 

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 


Taoist Training