Programs

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  • Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $738.00
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  • (All prices include $650.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival is March 11. Registration 5-6pm, dinner 6:30pm, program opens 7:30pm. Level 5 ends at 4:30pm on the 15th. Accommodation includes 4 nights. If you would like to spend the night of the 15th as well, please email programs@sky-lake.org. If you would like to participate in just Level 4 or just Level 5, please email as well.

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Qi Gong Levels 4 & 5

With Sophie Léger

March 11 - 15, 2020

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems: the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. This is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong. 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.” Eva Wong is the 19th-generation carrier (quanren) of this lineage. The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is best known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan. One of Master Wang’s students was the Luhe Bafa master Sun Di. Acharya Kobelt has received the transmissions from Dr. Eva Wong.

In Level 4 students will learn: The Tiger and Dragon postures from the Wudang Shan lineage of 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, participants will eventually come to embody the patience of the crouching tiger stalking its prey and the playfulness of the dragon frolicking in the sky. Part 2 of the Immortals’ Guide to Self-massage and Breath regulation. This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy. Part 2 of Chen Xiyi’s Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation. The last two postures of Zhangzhuan (Standing Qigong).

In Level 5 students will learn: The Leopard, Snake, and Crane postures of the Five Internal Animals Training from the Wudang Shan lineage. The leopard form trains tendon flexibility and strength; the snake form trains flexibility in the spinal column to facilitate the circulation of qi; and the crane form enhances the ability of the body to conserve and store generative energy (jing). In addition, by immersing themselves in the spirit of these animals, participants will eventually embody the explosive power of a leaping leopard, the elusive movement of the snake, and the balanced stillness of a crane in repose. Part 3 of the Immortals’ Guide to Self-massage and Breath regulation. This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy. Part 3 of Chen Xiyi’s Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation.

The cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind. Therefore, Shambhala shamatha meditation will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.

Leader

Sophie Léger
Sophie Léger is one of few individuals authorized and trained by Dr. Eva Wong to teach her Taoist Qigong lineages. Over the last 9 years, Sophie has traveled extensively, offering levels 1-2, 3, 4 and 5 to hundreds of people throughout North America and Europe. A student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1990, Sophie also has been a certified meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for over 20 years. She currently works for Kalapa Media as Director of Translations and lives in Massachusetts.  
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