Programs

  • Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $319.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $275.00
  • Shared Room – $379.00
  • Shared Room/Single Room Waitlist (You will be placed in a shared room and notified is a single becomes available) – $379.00
  • Shrine room – $319.00
  • (All prices include $275.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Program begins at 9am Saturday morning, ends at 3pm on Sunday. Accommodation includes Friday and Saturday nights. If you'd like to stay Sunday night as well, please email [email protected]

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Qigong Level 1&2

With Una Chung

December 6 - 8, 2019

Qigong is a source of health and wellness for living life with vitality. Specifically, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Thus in addition as a support for living a full life, it is also seen as a foundation for practicing both meditation and martial arts. Qigong is for everyone, young and old; it is an excellent way to gently help recover from injury or stiffness, and to retain mobility and good health into old age.

In this weekend, we will be introduced to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage, stretching and standing postures. The forms presented in this program draw from two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School.

This program can stand alone, giving you practices to do for the rest of your life. It is also part of a progressive unfolding path of qi gong, as taught by Eva Wong that is broken down into stages of learning, or levels, to guide the practitioner.

In Level 1 (Saturday), students will be in instructed in various techniques of outer and inner qigong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system – joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and spinal column. It includes techniques of tendon changing, bone-marrow washing, self-massage, and calisthenics. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy. Students will learn Chen Xiyi’s sleeping qigong and Wang Xiangzhai’s standing qigong.

In Level 2 (Sunday), the focus will be on tendon changing and self-massage. The Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing System and the Nine Self-Massage System will be taught in their entirety. The Self-Massage Technique focuses on stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points and the Twelve Devas forms focus on recovering flexibility, strength, and softness in the tendons and muscles. In addition, students will continue to learn new forms of Wang Xiangzhai’s standing qigong that are designed to preserve, gather, and circulate internal energy.

Prerequisites:  None – Open to all!

Leader

Una Chung
Una Chung is a student of Eva Wong, who is a lineage holder in the Xiantianwujimen tradition. Chung has been practicing qigong for ten years and is authorized to teach qigong by the lineage. She is also a longtime meditation practitioner and has studied Buddhist meditation for 24 years. In her professional life Chung is an associate professor of literature, media and cultural studies at Sarah Lawrence College since 2007. Her academic areas of specialization are Asian American literature, comparative philosophies, and aesthetics of new media, with a special interest in mind-body practices and the performance of everyday life.
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