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Note: Training that are “STARRED” are mandatory in order to be certified as a “Basic Qi Gong Instructor”. In order to have the more advanced certifications, every training become mandatory.
Dao of Rejuvenation
* MA-1: The Art of the Therapeutic Fasting
An essential cleansing on a healing journey. This fasting is composed of 7 days without food followed by 3 days of replenishment to rejuvenate rapidly. 7 days either on only alkaline water or supplemented with herbal blends during which one learns the protocol of the 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 water, mild Qi Gong exercises, Dao Yin Yoga, self-massages, healing sounds and meditation.
* MA-2: 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.
Dao of Mind Control
* MB-1: 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.
* MB-2: 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.
* MB-3: 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.
Dao of Immunity & Strength
* MC-1: Developing and Centering Qi (Xiao Dan Tian Qi Gong)
This 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 Xiao 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.
* MC-2: 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.
* MC-3: 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.
MC-4: Qi Gong with Weights (Tendon & Bone Qi Gong)
This retreat is a Qi Gong fitness training. Here one learns to channel an increased amount of Qi through the meridians and to move masses using structural alignment, tendon power, and the breath. We teach how to use industrial training equipment, free weights, and body weights.
Dao of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MD-1: Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Part of its external forms, the Chinese medical system has developed an extensive knowledge and various methods of holistic treatment. Among them herbology, massage and acupuncture figure as the main tools. This training offers an introduction to the basic theories and tools coming from the Traditional Chinese Medicine and the information so the participant can establish a personal diagnosis to plan a personal healing program. It includes a whole body Tuina routine (Chinese therapeutic massage), how to use the basic Chinese herbs and some acupuncture points, and lifestyle, diet, dao yin stretches, and other exercises suggestions to strengthen the body and to counteract common imbalances to restore the body-mind-spirit harmony. Included in the program will also be offered numbers of Internal Qi Gong (nei gong) practices.
MD-2: Hands & Feet Reflexology
Learn the extremely simple principles and maneuvers of Chinese and Western reflexology. Reflexology is an alternative therapy used for bringing healing and balance to the body and the various systems of the body, including the digestive, lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory and immune systems. You will learn to apply pressure on reflex points of the foot and the hands, which send a signal through the nervous system and activate the healing. It is a gentle, noninvasive form of healing that works to bring balance to the whole body so that imbalances and illness can be naturally resolved.
MD-3: Chinese Herbs 2
Classes to deepen your knowledge around the use of Chinese herbs. Here we gradually study and explore with various categories of herbs according to our needs and the needs of the people we would like to help.
MD-4: Tuina Massage 2
A hands-on retreat during which one will learn to deepen their knowledge around this traditional Chinese massage.
MD-5: Muscular Massage
A hands-on retreat during which one will learn the anatomy of the muscular system and to apply a deep massage in all the muscles of the body.
MD-6: Shiatsu Massage
A hands-on retreat during which one will learn the anatomy of the energetic system and to apply this Japanese form of massage made of pressures and stretches.
MD-7: Qi Nei Zang 1 (Basics, Yang Organ Detox & Buddha Palm Qi Gong)
This is a special type of Daoist internal organ massage. This technique could be seen as an applied form of Qi Gong. The QNZ practitioner must know how to project Qi with his hands so for this purpose we will teach a Qi Gong form called “Buddha Palm” and the basic techniques that facilitate the release of the tensions within the Yang organs (small & large intestine, urinary bladder, gallbladder, and stomach) and the drainage of their toxic wastes.
MD-8: Qi Nei Zang 2 (Yin Organ Detox & Emotional Processing)
In this second part of the training you will learn to detox the Yin organ and to release emotional loads. You will learn a series of acupuncture point (Mu & Shu points) that will allow you to access energetically the organs.
MD-9: Qi Nei Zang 3 (Toning & Dispersing points)
In this final part you will learn to harmonize organs and energy channels. You will be taught the “Art of the Pulses”, the Toning and Dispersing acupuncture points and the closure of the session.
MD-10: 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.
Dao of Martial Arts
ME-1: Tai Chi 1 (Push-hands, Basic steps & 12 Movements Form Chen Style)
This retreat offers an exotic journey into martial art movements in stunning Chinese scenery. The trainee will learn the basic steps of the Chen Style 12 movement form and will develop grounding, power and grace. Push-Hands, Qi Gong, Dao Yin Yoga and meditation classes complement the Tai Ji master training.
ME-2: Tai Chi 2 (Push-Hands, 18 Movements Form Chen Style)
During this retreat you will learn 6 more movements of the form and will be introduced to Fa Jin (energy burst). You will learn to sink deeper in your center and channel the Qi from there to your extremities.
ME-3: Budizhen Tai Chi
A very unique and spectacular style of Tai Ji created by the Gao family. This form composed of over 120 movements (various punches and kicks) is easy to assimilate and lots of fun to practice.
Dao of Nutrition
MF-1: Detox Diet & Wise Retox
This very practical retreat will teach how you can detox by eating specific food and how you can minimize the unavoidable intoxicating process coming from food and simply from life itself. You will be taught recipes that detoxify the 5 main organs, healthy snacks, and the basic principles to avoid forming toxins. This teaching will be complemented with Qi Gong and Dao Yin practices, self-massages and meditations … all oriented on detox.
MF-2: Nutrition 1 (Basics of Nutrition):
MF-3: Nutrition 2 (5 Elements Nutrition)
MF-4: Nutrition 3 (Balancing Yin & Yang with food)
Dao of Sexuality & Emotions
MG-1: Emotional Alchemy 1 (8 Extraordinary Vessels Qi Gong)
A beautiful, 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 according to Chinese medicine are at the source of emotional imbalances.
MG-2: Emotional Alchemy 2 (Fusion of the Five Elements)
MG-3: Sexual Healing 1 / solo practices
MG-4: Sexual Healing 2 / dual practices
MG-5: Sexual Alchemy / advanced practices
Dao of Wisdom
MH-1: 100-Day retreat (Meditation – Dao Yin Yoga – Qi Gong – Daoist Studies)
“After a hundred days there develops by itself in the midst of the light a point of the true-light pole (yang). Then suddenly there develops the seed pearl. It is as if man and woman embraced and a conception took place.” – The Secret of the Golden Flower (Daoist Sacred Text)
More than a retreat but a life experience dedicated to serious practitioners who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the Traditional Daoist practices and Wisdom. You are invited to join us for a 100-day monastic experience with Daoist masters, monks and nuns at the ZhizhiAn Temple in Wuyishan, China.
The basic retreat will include daily classes on various Daoist sacred texts, daily Qi gong exercises, chanting and meditations.
Throughout this period various classes, workshops and retreats will also be offered to the ones interested only in specific training or available for only a short period of time.
Among these training you are invited to sign up for various Qi Gong forms, Tai Ji, Chinese Massages, Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy and other Traditional Chinese medicine techniques.
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