Daoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

February 3rd—February 4th

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

Prerequisite

Daoist Qigong Level 2, as taught by the lineage transmitted by Dr. Eva Wong


Program Description

In Level III, we will be introduced to many new forms and practices:

  • Hua Tu’s Five Animal Forms—Tiger for tendon strengthening, Bear for bone strengthening, Deer for preserving generative energy, Monkey for training agility, and Bird for training balance and lifting energy.
  • Immortals’ Guide to Self Massage and Breath regulation, Part 1—This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy.
  • ?Chen Xiyi’s Red Phoenix Calisthenics System, Part I—This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation. Originated in the 11th century, the Red Phoenix Calisthenics is unique to Xiantianwujimen qigong. ?Both sets are used to familiarize the practitioner with different forms of breath control to open blockages in the meridians, align the spinal column for circulation of qi from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, and enhance tendon, bone, and muscular strength. Both forms have not been taught outside of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.

Students will learn four more postures of the Yiquan Zhangzhuan (Standing Qigong) system.

This weekend will include talks, detailed instruction, Q & A, and lots of qigong practice.

  • Talk: The Gourd and the Cauldron - The Interactive Influences Between Chinese Medicine and Daoism
  • Hua Tu's Animal Forms
  • Begin Immortal's Guide to Self-Massage and Breath Regulation
  • Begin Red Phoenix Calisthenics
  • Continue with Yiquan Zhangzhuan


Required Text

Nourishing The Essence Of Life, translated by Eva Wong. Please try and purchase the book ahead of time. Only a limited amount of books will be available for sale during the weekend.


About the Instructor

David Stone has been authorized by Dr. Eva Wong to teach in her Daoist Qigong lineage. He is also a long-time practitioner and teacher of Mudra Space Awareness, a body-mind practice from Trungpa Rinpoche's Tibetan monastic dance training.  He trained with master Five Element acupuncturist, J.R. Worsley and has practiced acupuncture in that tradition since 1995, currently in Chicagoland. He was appointed by the head of the Shambhala lineage, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a shastri or resident senior teacher for Shambhala Chicago in 2010. 


Tuition Policy

All Daoist Qigong retreats are excluded from Shambhala Chicago's generosity policy.  Qigong students who will be repeating the level may receive a 25% discount when registering by asking for the discount in the comments section in registering.