Qigong Levels I & II

with Beth Latchis
Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days
Early registration is greatly appreciated.
 
Qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is not only for healthy individuals; it is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons with physical challenges. Qigong also helps build a strong foundation for sitting meditation.
 
Participants will be introduced to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage, stretching, standing postures, and meditation. The forms presented in this program draw from two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. The weekend program is the introduction and foundation for a progressive program of qigong instruction presented by Eva Wong and authorized instructors, exclusively through Shambhala Centers.
 
Image to the right: Daoist "inner landscape" diagram of the human body
 
Level One (Saturday)
Students will be instructed in techniques of outer and inner qiqong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system: joints, muscles, tendons, bones and the spinal column. Techniques of tendon changing, marrow washing, self-massage and calisthenics will be taught. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy.
 
Level Two (Sunday)
Students will learn the Nine Self-Massage Techniques and the Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing system in their entirety. The Self-Massage Techniques focus on stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points; the Twelve Deva forms focus on recovering flexibility, strength and softness in the tendons and muscles.
 
Recommended readingNourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism by Eva Wong
 
International Qigong websitewww.limitlessgate.com/

 

Beth Latchis first connected with the Shambhala teachings in Austin, Texas in 1991. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Beth is a former Director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of White River, a certified meditation instructor, and an employee-owner at Hypertherm in Lebanon, NH. She is authorized by Dr. Eva Wong to teach her Daoist Qigong Levels 1, 2 and 3. She has been practicing and studying Qigong with Dr. Wong for nine years and is grateful for the opportunity to share these precious, health-enhancing practices with others. In addition to Daoist Qigong, she also practices Jin Shin Jyutsu (a form of healing touch from Japan) and enjoys swimming, bicycling and kayaking.

 
 
Who should attend? Everyone is welcome. Students need to have taken Level One in order to take Level Two so the whole weekend is required. Please note that students should not teach any form of Xiantianwujimen or Yiquan Qigong without permission from the Lineage.
 
Registration: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Suggested donation

Note: If you are able to pay $240 you will help someone else participate. Thank you!

Generosity policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the suggested amounts are an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible in your current situation and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Kindly register ahead by email. Thank you!

 

A program of Rockland Shambhala, under the auspices of the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.