Qigong Level 4

with Eva Wong

May 26th—May 27th

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  • $200 Program Price
Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

Please Note: Level 4 is open to anyone who has already completed Qigong Level III with Eva Wong or one of her appointed instructors. This is a rare opportunity to learn and practice Level IV outside of a land center.  

Also—there are some problems with the registration system.  If you are unable to register, please call the Shambhala Center at 773-743-8147 or email at [email protected], and leave a message for David Stone.

Program Description

In Level 4, we will delve deeper into the following practices:
• Immortals’ Guide to Self-Massage & Breath Regulation, Part II, and Chen Xiyi’s Red Phoenix Calistenics, Part II—Practices for removing blockages in the meridians; aligning the spinal column for optimal circulation of qi; and strengthening tendons, bones and muscles.
• Tiger and Dragon Postures from Wudang Mountain Five Internal Animals Training (tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, and crane forms): The Tiger form builds bone strength, and the Dragon form trains the union of spirit and body. In addition, by immersing themselves in the spirit of these animals, we eventually come to embody
the patience of the crouching tiger stalking its prey and the playfulness of the dragon frolicking in the sky.
• Students will learn the final two postures of the Yiquan Zhangzhuan (Standing Qigong) system.

This weekend will include talks, detailed instruction, Q & A, and lots of qigong practice. The text for the class is Holding Yin, Embracing Yang, translated by Eva Wong and available at the bookstore at Shambhala Chicago (West Loop location).

 About the Instructor

Dr. Eva Wong is a 19th generation lineage carrier of the Primordial Limitless Gate School of Daoism. The student of Sun Di, she is also a 3rd generation lineage descendant in Wang Xiangzhai’s Yiquan school of martial arts and Zhangzhuan–standing qigong. She is an independent scholar who has written and translated 15 books on Daoism and related topics, including Nourishing The Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, A Master Course in Feng Shui, and The Tao of Health, Longevity, and Immortality.

Price: $200; $150 for repeating students (Generosity policy does not apply to this class.  If you are a repeating student, please say so in the "comments" section during registration).

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About Daoist-Qigong

Qigong cultivates strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices
—integrating movement, breath, and internal energy to promote health and longevity.

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two traditional qigong systems—The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Neither system has previously been taught outside of China or Hong Kong.

Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong." The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is best known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan.