Please read The Qigong Experience: An interview with YingXing Wang by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian
The benefits of qigong (taiji) as a mental and physical healing practice in China over thousands of years are well-documented. The Healthy China 2030 national health initiative calls for one Chinese traditional medicine hospital to be established in every village in China by 2030 with facilities for daily movement practices.
Practicing qigong means exchanging qi with the universe through a gentle series of movements and breath repeated in sequence. By opening ourselves to universal qi, we invite the qi to enter and clean our bodies, purify the heart and maintain good health, which the Chinese call yang sheng.
Anyone can benefit from qigong; no experience is required to participate in one or all four 80-minute sessions with these extraordinary qi masters.
All sessions held in Salon A at the hotel on Saturday, November 10 and are included in general expo admission on a first-come basis.
The Essence of Health
People love to practice qigong, tai chi, yoga and many other healing practices as a way to develop their qi in order to heal in a holistic way. Qi commands the flow of blood in the circulatory system, which is commanded by the heart. Nourishing the heart promotes good circulation not only of the blood, but also of the qi. When we open the heart, qi flows in a very efficient way.
At 80 years old, Master Junfeng Li is considered by many to be qigong’s spiritual leader. He is the principal teacher of Sheng Zhen Meditation and Healing Practices — the Qigong of Unconditional Love — an integration of many different healing traditions. Master Li is the former head coach of China’s National Martial Arts Team and now travels internationally to train and certify Sheng Zhen Gong teachers or simply spend time with his students and share the joy and healing that permeates his entire being. He also trains movie stars in martial arts for their film roles and publishes books on qigong and martial arts.
Wu Way Qigong
Enjoy a midday pick-up with a healthy dose of qigong energy to carry you through the afternoon. The simple movement and breath exercises of qigong are easy to learn and fun to do. No experience necessary.
Dr. Ming Wu, AOBTA-CP, Ph.D., founder of Wu Healing Center, is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, a third generation Chinese herbalist, tai chi and qigong master, who has studied tai chi and qi gong in China and US for more then 40 years. He has studied Tong Ren Therapy with Master Tom Tam since 1994. He received authentic Yang Style Tai Chi instruction from his Sifu Grandmaster, Gin Soon Chu, disciple of Yang Sau Chung. Dr. Wu has been teaching tai chi and qigong in the U.S. for over 20 years and has dedicated his life to healing and teaching others how to live healthy lives. Qigong is an integral element of that practice, supported by many years of research in energy medicine and meditation.
Taiji: Balance and Flow
Taiji means yin and yang. Taiji quan is a part of Washu (Chinese martial arts). Yin-yang balance is the essence of taiji quan and movement-flow is its character. Learn how to find the balance in life through taiji practice. Those who find balance in life will be healthy, happy and live in the flow.
Jing Li was born in Beijing in 1973. Named Jing (peace and tranquillity), she began learning Wushu, a Chinese martial art and full-contact sport, from her father, Junfeng Li, at the age of 8 and went on to win her first championship in international competition by age 16. An accomplished meditator, Jing now lives in Germany with her husband and two children, and is a head teacher of Sheng Zhen Gong, teaching opening of the heart through qigong so others can experience this true well-being and healing. Her doctoral research work in Sweden is focused on creating methodology to understand the benefits of qigong.
Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Qigong
Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations (of Ehrmei Mountain) are a rare medical qigong system that are remarkably fast-acting in imparting tangibly energizing and sublimely rejuvenating effects. This art was created more than 400 years ago by a Taoist sage named Feng Tao Teh at Ehrmei Mountain Taoist sanctuary in Szechuan province in western China.
Sifu Terry Dunn is the lineage holder for several monastic qigong and tai chi forms, and the sole seventh generation preserver of Flying Phoenix Qigong. In addition to Tao Tan Pai Nei Kung and Flying Phoenix Qigong, Terry primarily teaches Yang Tai Chi Chuan in the manner of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, Liu He Ba Fa, Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu, and the ultra rare Eight Sections of Energy Combined. In 2000, he wrote and implemented the first qigong protocol in American medical history for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, and produced the all-time best selling Tai Chi for Health videos (1989) and the Chi Kung for Health DVD series (2003). Terry teaches workshops and community classes at Eastover Estate & Eco Village in Lenox, MA, as its master-in-residence, and has 42 years of experience in Chinese holistic health practices.
Special thanks to Yingxing Wang of Eastover Estate and Eco Village of Lenox, MA for facilitating this special event. Eastover is a 600-acre holistic retreat center only minutes away from the center of downtown Lenox, ideal for teachers, groups, organizations and companies to host retreats, workshops, and group events. It offers spacious studio facilities including yoga studios, meditation rooms, outdoor spaces, conference meeting rooms, and even a commercial kitchen for cooking classes. Visit eastover.com.