Calendar


Jul
2
Sun
2017
Sanctuary Work Party
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sanctuary Work Party


Sunday, May  8th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come see the new grounds configuration and enjoy  the summer weather!

Summer is here and we have plenty of projects large and small to complete.

If you have time and want to get away from the city we can use your help.

Please join us for any amount of time

Thank You

 

 

 


Jul
4
Tue
2017
School Closed 4th of July
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
8
Sat
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Jul 8 @ 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.
 

 




Jul
9
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Jul 9 @ 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.
 
 

 

 




Jul
14
Fri
2017
Deepening Practice Summer Retreat
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm

Deepening Practice Summer Retreat

TSI Retreat Center 132Instructor: Harrison Moretz

The Deepening Practice Retreat is an opportunity to immerse oneself in dedicated practice, which results in accelerated progress.

Throughout the retreat, there will be an emphasis on individual guidance to deepen each participant’s skill and understanding, regardless of experience level.

The curriculum will include meditation, qigong, and form practice throughout the day with a talk and discussion each evening after dinner.

Essential in the practice of the Hun Yuan system is the idea of Nourishing. It is only through the understanding and practice of Nourishing that health and vitality are cultivated, and true skill develops.

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.

 


Summer Retreat



Jul
30
Sun
2017
Xin Yi Quan Workshop
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Xin Yi Quan Workshop

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

The five element linked set strengthens the tendons, bones, skin and muscle. It develops an integrated flow between the elemental movements and nourishes the internal organs.

This set is profoundly effective at nourishing, gathering, and stabilizing qi in the dan tian.

This is a short set that can be learned relatively easily.

 


Xing Yi Quan




Intensive




Aug
6
Sun
2017
Postural Principles Intensive
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Postural Principles Intensive

Workshop

photo 5Instructor: Harrison Moretz

 

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



Aug
12
Sat
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Aug 12 @ 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.
 

 




Aug
13
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Aug 13 @ 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.
 
 

 

 




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

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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.
 
 

 

 




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)

 

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
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
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.
 

 




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

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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.
 
 

 

 




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

Push Hands

Intensive

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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
9
Sat
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Dec 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.
 

 




Dec
10
Sun
2017
Yang Sheng Program
Dec 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.
 
 

 

 




Jan
13
Sat
2018
Yang Sheng Program
Jan 13 @ 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.