Self-Healing Essentials Empowerment Program (S.H.E.E.P.)
Oct 8 – Dec 2, 2017
This Self-Healing Retreat addresses the one interested in developing and mastering their self-healing knowledge and skills. These training focus on transmitting the basic holistic components of self-healing that affect blood, Qi, organs, fluids, Jing (essence), Wei Qi (protective energy field), emotions, and Shen (spirit). Among these components is included tissue cleansing, Qi Gong exercises and forms, healing meditations, Dao Yin stretches and self-massage, emotional management, Sexual Energy Healing and management and the unavoidable elements of lifestyle and mental/spiritual discipline.
Module A: DAO OF REJUVENATION
The Art of Holistic Cleansing
An essential cleansing on a healing journey. This deep detoxification is composed of 3 days of preparatory “Detox Diet” before entering 7 days of fasting and followed by 3 days of superfood replenishment to feed the blood and rejuvenate rapidly. During the first 3 days, detoxifying foods are served to initiate the cleansing and to fill the body’s reserves with vitamins and minerals. Then one shift on 7 days either taking only alkaline water or supporting the blood and organs with herbal blends. During this training one learns the protocol of a holistic therapeutic fasting in order to proceed safely and efficiently. One will learn to cleanse blood, lymph and Qi, the 5 organs (zang) and the 5 entrails (fu). Includes all foods and supplements, mild Qi Gong exercises, Dao Yin Yoga, self-massages, healing sounds and other healing meditation.
Dao Yin Basics
This training teaches how to open and harmonize the spine and the 12 meridians with gentle yogic stretches and how to activate the various systems of the body with self-massages.
Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong
Baduanjin is one of the most common forms of Chinese Qi Gong also known as Eight Pieces of Brocade. As the name evoques, the form is composed of eight individual movements that are woven like a brocade and aim to induce a silken quality to the body and its energy. The Baduanjin is essentially a form of medical qigong designed to improve health. This form, due to its mild aspect, offers an excellent contribution to the detox process. The Baduanjin as a whole is broken down into eight separate exercises, each focusing on a different physical area and energy channel. The Baduanjin traditionally contains both a standing and seated set of eight postures each. In the modern era, the standing version is by far the most widely practiced.
Module B: DAO OF MIND CONTROL
Basics of Healing Meditations
A retreat during which we will share in details the fundamentals of self-healing meditations. This will include warm up exercises, the postures and mudras, breath work and the 4 various powers used in Qi Gong to activate your healing process.
Cultivating Peace in Your Inner World
This meditation training leads you in the various layers and systems of your body-mind and teaches you how to dispel stagnant energies and to cultivate bright, vital and creative healing vibrations. You will learn the Golden Light Meditation through 5 channels and Healing Sounds Meditation.
Developing your Full Human Potential
Here you are introduced to the practice of psycho-puncture. During this retreat you will be taught how to use the 4 powers of Qi Gong to open the Microcosmic Orbit on which reside the 14 most powerful energy centers (acupuncture points). In Chinese medicine those points are known to hide like a treasure your full physical, emotional, mental/spiritual potentials.
Module C: DAO OF IMMUNITY & STRENGTH
Developing and Centering Qi
(Xia Dan Tian Qi Gong)
This Qi Gong retreat will be dedicated in developing a Qi belt in the lower cavity of the body called the Lower Dan Tian. The 11 animals of the Xia Dan Tian Qi Gong form will be taught. The benefits of cultivating Qi in the lower abdomen are numerous; among them an increase of general energy, mental clarity, presence, intuition, it oxygenates deeply and it activates a strong detoxification.
Grounding and Rooting Qi
(Iron Shirt Qi Gong 1)
This famous practice composed of 8 solid and static postures teaches how to bring Qi deep in the organs, tissues and bones and is highly aerobic in the sense that it brings a high amount of oxygen in the cells. More than simply melting fats and shaping the body, the greatest benefit is that it boosts the immune system.
Building Internal Qi Pressure
(Golden Bell Qi Gong)
This “Hard Qi Gong” form also called “Iron Body Budizhen Qi Jin Gong” comes from the Martial Qi Gong tradition. It is a blend of 12 movements designed to increase the Qi pressure in every parts of the body. It is highly energizing and it creates a powerful energy field. We teach this form in a context of healing Qi Gong because it activates a strong blood circulation, access and releases deep stagnations that softer forms of Qi Gong would hardly reach hence brings the detoxification to another level.
Module G: DAO OF SEXUALITY & EMOTIONS
Emotional Alchemy 1 (8 Extraordinary Vessels Qi Gong)
A simple and very effective form to bring back harmony in your energy field. With gentle movements and synchronized breathing you will learn to explore the pathways of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels (also called Psychic Channels), to dislodge and ground stagnations that are at the source of emotional imbalances.
Daoist Sexual Energy Training
Sexual Energy is a crucial element in Daoism for healing and to cultivate the Jing (Essence). Unlike external forces (Cosmic, Earthly, Nature), which can be used but not accumulated, the human sexual power can be refined and gathered. This makes of this energy a real gift to humanity to replenish energy reserves and restore the damage done by unhealthy lifestyle one may have pursue over number of years. Working with sexual energy gives one the opportunity to walk back in time and rejuvenate. This, no other sources of energy could ever grant that blessing. The source of this energy resides in the lower cavity, the genital area, which is considered like an inner factory of energy. The Dao says that this energy cannot be neutral, it can either accelerate the aging process or restore youth. Note that these practices, issued from monks and nuns, aim for healing and greater spiritual achievements.
Sexual Healing 1 / solo practices
The trainee will learn the 20 basic” Meditation and Qi Gong practices designed to heal, feed, and distribute sexual essential energy (Jing) throughout the body for healing and rejuvenation purpose. A Dao Yin Form, a flow of over 20 movements and postures will also complement this 2-week training.
Module D: DAO OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Karzai Nei Zang (Perineal & Genital massage)
This specific technique is an extension of the QNZ that addresses the perineum and the genitals. The pelvic floor hides deep tensions and emotional loads. If one aspires to freedom, one must address and release all stagnations. The KNZ will teach you to approach safely and respectfully this area of the body and to lead the stagnation back to movement.
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