Calendar


Aug
27
Sun
2017
Eight Sections of Brocade (Standing)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 Eight Sections of Brocade (Standing)

 Instructor: Harrison Moretz

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.

 


Eight Brocade



Sep
3
Sun
2017
Hunyuan Gong Workshop
Sep 3 @ 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



Sep
4
Mon
2017
School Closed Labor Day
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
9
Sat
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

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.
 

 




Sep
10
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

\

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.
 
 

 

 




Sep
17
Sun
2017
Snake & Turtle Qigong
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm

Snake & Turtle Qigong

IntensiveInstructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

 

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle.

By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well.

This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.


Intensive



Sep
22
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Sep
29
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



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

Our 15th Annual Moon Festival

The_Moon_Goddess_of_Chang'e_(Shi_Yu) (2)

Saturday October 1st at 3:30pm

Dinner at 5:30pm

Location : TSI Sanctuary (in Snohomish)

 

Spend the afternoon exploring trails and environs of the Sanctuary, see the Progress we have made on the infrastructure, attend a Bonsai demonstration , and view the harvest moon


Entertainment

Martial Arts Demonstrations

Dinner will include; Baked Salmon, Rice, Vegetables, Salad, and handcrafted Pizza

 

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
6
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



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
13
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Oct
14
Sat
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

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.
 

 




Oct
20
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Oct
27
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Nov
3
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Nov
10
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Nov
11
Sat
2017
Standing Meditation Workshop
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Zhan Zhuang Standing Meditation

Workshop

qi-gong-zhan-zhuang-posturesSaturday, Nov. 11th 1:00 pm – 3:30

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 

 

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.


Workshop



Yang Sheng Program
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

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.
 

 




Nov
12
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Way of Nourishing Life

   生之  

Yang Sheng Zhi Dao

\

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.
 
 

 

 




Nov
17
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Nov
24
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course



Nov
26
Sun
2017
Push Hands Intensive
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Push Hands

Intensive

maenner

Instructor:Harrison Moretz

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

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



Dec
1
Fri
2017
New Class…Snake & Turtle
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Snake & Turtle

Instructor: Shoko Zama

The snake is known for its cultivation of qi and the turtle for its longevity.

This set is based on the movements and breathing of the snake and turtle. By imitating the slow long breathing of the turtle, and the flexibility of the snake, people can live long and well. This set is an especially good practice during the winter season.

This is a 12 week course and single class attendance are always welcomed.

Testimonial

As a child, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and intractable back pain. I spent my life seeking help from various healers. Chiropractors looked at my x-ray and refused to work with me, physical therapists would shrug and give me ineffective exercises, and I was even excused from the physical education courses in my school. I stood at quite a crooked angle that created muscular imbalances throughout my body, and one side of my back was 2 inches higher than the other.

I was fortunate enough to hear about master teacher Shoko, and her spinal qigong method called snake and turtle. I traveled across The states to receive her generous instruction, and then proceeded to practice diligently along with several other friends with spinal problems.

The results did not come quickly, they were incredibly profound! Over the following weeks and months my pain waxed and waned as things became unfrozen, enlivened, and joints that were once numb became filled with sensation. However, after a year or two of consistent exploration of the form, the doctors were amazed with the changes they saw. My spinal scoliosis essentially disappeared, the musculature in my back became completely balanced, and my back pain  vanished along with the headaches from extreme neck and shoulder tension.

As a practitioner of medicine, I have prescribed this form to hundreds of patients over the years; and have seen it treat everything from sciatica to obesity. I cannot recommend it enough!
-John Blue, MAOM


12 Week course