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We offer a series of special Qigong, Neigong, and Weigong programs. Advanced concepts are explained in everyday language, augmented with practice exercises, and demonstrated through practical applications that can apply to both Qigong health enhancement but also to self defense. This is the ONLY Qigong program available that teaches also the hidden protection aspects of Qigong movements and postures.

Most importantly, instruction will be given in HOW to feel the movements by using the deeper muscles, correct body mechanics, correct body alignment, and correct rooting. Information is also given on WHY movements are done so. Over 30 years of research and experience has been done to develop the course materials for this program!

Program 1 - Self Healing Qigong Fundamentals - Experience new levels of health, energy, and relaxation to integrate your body & mind.

Program 2 - Energizing Daoyin, Neigong, & Weigong - Boost your vitality, internal strength, rejuvinate your body, reverse aging, and more.

Program 3 - Self Transforming Shaolin Neigong - Develop superior inner energy and strength.

Program 4 - Peace of Mind Taoist Neigong - Recharge your life to be free of physical, emotional, and spiritual burdens.

Program 5 - Natural Chinese Internal Martial Arts & Self Defense - Learn the most efficient and effective Shaolin and Taoist Natural internal martial arts and Weigong conditioning.

Special 1 day Workshops and 2-3 day Seminars - an ongoing series of events featuring specialized topics in the internal arts.

See the following for detailed Program descriptions:

 !   News

Dr. Oz endorses Qigong!

Dr. Mehmet Oz - Qigong

“If you want to be healthy
and live to 100, do Qigong .”
- Dr. Mehmet Oz

Dr . Oz , Oprah's favorite MD, was asked out of all the health practices that one could do, what was the one practice that he would choose and recommend people practice to stay healthy. His response: If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do Qigong. He added that Qigong reverses the aging process.

On another Oprah show, Dr . Oz interviewed a couple who had been very overweight with many illnesses. Previously, he started them onto a program of better nutrition and a Qigong practice. They lost much of their excess weight, improved their energy, decreased most medication, and slowed their aging process. These improvements are attributed to Qigong and eating better.

Sustainable Health Care - The Problem:

"US health care costs stem from an overdependence on high-tech allopathic medicine and pharmaceuticals that treat symptoms; the bureaucracy and paper work of dealing with numerous insurance companies; the threat of malpractice lawsuits; and greed. The current US health care system is set up to make profits for investors rather than to heal… [we] must accept responsibility for our health by making health-promoting choices daily and seeking true preventative care that assists the body's innate healing ability. Therapies other than drugs and surgery need to be available through Medicare and insurance plans… The current system in the US depends upon sickness and high-tech solutions in order to make a profit. Our very economy is dependent upon the health care industry as it now stands. A November 2006 article in BusinessWeekOnline says that '…health care has become the main American job program for the 21st century, replacing, at least for the moment, all the other industries that are vanishing from the landscape.' " Robert J. Zieve, MD in The Townsend Letter (www.townsendletter.com) - February/March 2007.

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Program 1 - Self Healing Qigong Fundamentals

Experience new levels of health, energy, and relaxation

This is a 3 month program in which the foundational material for learning self healing will be taught.

Your results for participating in this program will be:

  • Proper breathing methods will be mastered.
  • Proper body posture and alignment will be mastered.
  • Basic self healing methods will be mastered.
  • You will be able to integrate your body and mind.
  • You will feel healthier, stronger, and more energetic.

Qigong is an ancient practice of movement and meditation that helps heal the body, improve flexibility, balance the emotions, and lift the spirit. The practice involves simple movements and coordinated breathing.

The curriculum for Program 1 includes the following Taoist & Buddhist Self Healing Qigong material:

Level I. Introduction - Foundational Preparation

Foundational movements that prepare one for the later lessons.

•  Stretching, conditioning, and strengthening - a series of special exercises done for lengthening and strengthening the tendons and ligaments; stretching the body's fascie; and boosting lymphatic system. Result: awakens body, invigorates joints, and boosts blood, glandular, and lymphatic circulation.

•  Proper Posture & Alignment - clear and precise instruction on muscle-skeletal structural alignment and postural positioning. Result: enhances endurance during standing meditation and moving Qigong.

•  Cultivating Energy Awareness - illuminating instruction on how to be more fully aware of how energy moves through the body, how it feels to move energy through the hands, and how to understand and direct energy through intention. Result: opens mind-body awareness. Includes:
- One Finger "Zen" / Chan Qigong (with sound);
- Qi Generating Neigong:

  1. Stand in Wuji
  2. Holding Balloon
  3. Horizontal Dantian Rotation
  4. Vertical Dantian Rotation
  5. Horizontal Qi Pull
  6. Vertical Qi Pull
  7. Exchanging Qi
  8. Return to Wuji.

Level II - Integrating Body, Mind, & Spirit

•  Wuji Standing Meditation - classic Taoist meditative standing Qigong used for developing deep breathing, circulating Qi and blood through the body, grounding, cultivating Qi, centering, emptying the mind, and using intention to move Qi.

•  Moving Qigong - short Qigong movements to enhance the flow of Qi through integrating breath, movement, and intent. Includes:
1 - Whole Body Breathing Qigong;
2 - Pulling Qigong (La Qi).

•  Opening the Three Centers Qigong & Guided Meditation- blend of physical, emotional, and spiritual Qigong with guided mediation that includes:
1 - Opening the lower dantian - attracting physical energy;
2 - Opening the middle dantian - sharing emotional energy;
3 - Opening the upper dantian - receiving spiritual energy;
4 - Clearing the subtle body & enhancing meridians.

•  Healing, Purifying, & Manifesting Qigong & Guided Meditation - unique Qigong with guided meditation used for letting go of stress, tension, anxiety, and inability to relax; giving up negative feelings in the organs; attracting spiritual energy for manifesting positive outcomes. Includes:
- Recharging Qi (great for health practitioners!)
- "Letting Go" Qi;
- "Giving Up" Qi;
- "Receiving & Manifesting" Qi;
- "Merging Heaven & Earth" Qi.

Level III - Boosting Vitality & Gaining Peace of Mind

•  Floating Hands Vertical Movements - series of vertical floating upper body movements for receiving & transmitting Qi.

•  Rolling the Ball Horizontal Movements - series of horizontal upper body movements for rotating Qi.

•  Turning the Waist Diagonal Movements – series of diagonal upper and lower body movements for spiraling Qi.

Level IV - Achieving Grace & Skill

•  Posting - lower body movements for achieving superior balance.

•  Step In, Step Out - Upper & lower body movements for achieving skillful maneuvering ability while moving.

•  Walking Qigong Patterns - a series of stepping movements used with upper body Qigong movements. Includes:
- Walking on Clouds;
- Snake Walking pattern;
- Lion Walking pattern (Mo Cha Bu - Rubbing Steps);
- Crane Walking pattern.

•  Turning methods - methods for turning around to reverse direction.


Level V - Opening the Mind-Body Awareness

The focus is on opening both your body and mind. On the physical side, works on flexibility, range of motion, and easy movements to open and lengthen all parts of your body. Movements also stimulate all the major energy systems in your body. To open your mind, we'll teach you an effective stress-relief and relaxation technique, plus a simple Qi energy awareness practice.

A. Passive Qigong - seated or standing activates hands and feet points.

Various Qigong methods are taught, some simple and easy to learn standing and moving movements. Aids in connecting the mind with the body. These exercises are very ancient and are both Taoist and Buddhist influenced.

1. Falling Water Qigong – To open the mind, focuses on draining stagnant Qi from the hands and feet.

2. Three Circle Yin & Yang Meridians Neigong (Embrace Moon standing meditation)

B. Active Qigong - To open the body, we use primarily movements in the limbs to open up the spine, hips and legs, and arms and shoulders.

1. Ba Duan Jin 八段錦 (8 Section Brocade):

As an introduction to Taoist Qigong, some simple and easy to learn standing and moving movements are taught in a series of eight postures. Aids in aligning, stretching, conditioning, balancing, and strengthening the body. This exercise is very ancient and is both Taoist and Buddhist influenced.

  1. Hold the Sky with Both Palms
  2. Draw Bow to Shoot a Hawk
  3. Touch Heaven and Earth
  4. Looking Backward
  5. Wag Head and Tail
  6. Opening the Spine
  7. Punch with Tiger Eyes
  8. Raise Heels.

C. Qi Emission - focuses on generating and feeling Qi in the palms.

1. Following & Joining Qigong – sensitivity & awareness training. Single arm and double arm methods.

2. Various Energy Cleansing Qigong:

- Lower the Qi & Cleanse the Organs;
- Dispersing Stagnation Massage (dantian, kidneys, etc.)
- Balance Stomach & Spleen (White Crane Spreads Wings);
- Bone Marrow Cleansing Qigong;
- Triple Warmer Neigongs & Alleviation of Triple Warmers

3. Interactive Qigong – generate greater Qi feeling & awareness. Includes various routines:

A. Wisdom Qigong - Shaolin Flying Crane based easy & gentle Qigong routine.

B. 18 Posture Tai Ji Qigong - Taoist based meridian therapy routine.

C. Kuan Yin Qigong - one of the most beautiful Qigong routines

Other Qigong routines

Level VI - Coordinate Body, Mind & Breath

The focus is on physical coordination that will teach you how to use your body in an integrated fashion and on coordinating movement, breathing, and mental concentration to increase the benefits you get from Qigong. Combining these three elements creates a synergistic effect, allowing greater levels of health enhancement and fitness, while also boosting the immune system.

Active & Passive Combined Qigong

1. Constant Bear Qigong – This exercise works the waist, hips, and legs using a combination of turning and weight shifting.

2. Reverse Bear Qigong – This exercise adds in ‘silk reeling' (staying connected as weight transfers from one side to other).

3. Embrace the Pearl Qigong – Standing exercise done without movement in order to focus concentration with breathing. Accumulates and restores energy in body.

4. Lifting Water Qigong - tool for learning relaxed arm movement using deeper muscles without tension.

5. Snake Spiraling Qigong - increases mobility, flexibility, and coordination of arms and torso, while relieving muscular tension.

Level VII - Rooting and Energetics

Rooting is the single most basic concept in all of neigong and internal martial arts. Rooting involves keeping both a physical and an energetic connection to the ground for stability, balance, and centering. Also, focus on giving you the experiences of working with Qi both inside and outside of the body.

1. Isolated Spine Stretch - develops awareness of the upper body structures, primarily the spine.

2. Waterpump Qigong - develops awareness of the lower body structures, the hips and legs.

3. Three Circle Qigong – standing neigong for rooting and and actively circulating Qi throughout the body.

4. Universal Post Qigong – neigong for physically and energetically developing rooting in legs and feet, while being single weighted in Cat Stance.

5. Circling Hands Qigong – various advanced exercises for rooting the lower body while in Bow Stance and spiraling the upper body circulating Qi (Cloud Hands, Wave Hands Like Clouds, Flower Hidden in Mirror, etc.).

Level VIII - "Bend the Bow & Shoot the Arrow" (Four Energies) Neigong and 8 Directions (Centering Elements) Qigong

- integrates the whole mind-body with flowing standing and walking movements. Centering Qigong connects to the energy fields of the Five Elements and energizes and harmonizes these areas for physical, mental, and spiritual health.


All Program 1 Qigong practices contain:

Wai Dan Methods, by focusing on the meridian “water pipes” help keep energy flowing smoothly through the body for health, stress relief, and well-being. They use the limbs to encourage smooth qi flow through the meridians . As qi builds up in the limbs during practice, it will eventually flow back through the meridians to the internal organs to nourish them. Any excess of qi in the meridians will be “siphoned”; off into the vessel “reservoirs”; for storage. Level 1 primarily uses Waidan methods.

Nai Dan Methods, by focusing on the vessel “reservoirs” help develop abundant energy for the entire body. They use primarily torso movements, especially in the major joints such as the shoulders or hip sockets, and/or mental concentration to generate and store qi in the reservoirs . As abundant qi becomes available, it will “overflow”; the reservoirs into the meridians, helping to clear out obstructions and smooth out qi flow. Levels 2 -4 primarily use Naidan and Waidan / Naidan hybrid methods.

Program 2 - Chinese Yoga for Strength, Stamina and Toning
(Energizing Daoyin, Neigong, & Weigong)

Boost your vitality, internal strength, rejuvinate your body, reverse aging, and more.

Is your life too fast paced or sedentary? Sitting for hours a day? Unhappy with your health and aging? Well, you can greatly Boost your vitality, internal strength, rejuvinate your body, reverse aging, and more with energizing Daoyin, Neigong, & Weigong standing and moving poses. You will achieve amazing physical, emotional, and spiritual self transformation!

This program is composed of various SIMPLE internal and external body conditioning routines. Chinese Yoga (Daoyin, Neigong, and Weigong) is a thousands of years old tested and proven system of efficient and effective standing and moving postures that build your health and vitality from the inside out. Get all the benefits of Yoga and Pilates without the complexity, boredom, and confusion. You will see results within just a few weeks. The postures and movements develop and maintain strength, flexibility, sharp reflexes, self-confidence, and self-control. Also, motor skills are greatly enhanced while releasing tension and trapped emotions.

There are four main types of health enhancing exercises and all people, especially seniors, need some of each:
- Endurance & Stamina activities, which build "staying power" and improve the health of the heart and circulatory system.
- Strengthening exercises which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss.
- Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible.
- Balancing exercises to reduce the chances of a fall.

These techniques and postural movements are done efficiently and effectively using core body mechanics and correct alignment. Efficiently and effectively means it will be done intelligently and quickly without wasted energy or efforts by using brute force.

This program benefits your balance and strength, cardiovascular and respiratory function, flexibility, muscle tone, muscular strength, joint strength, immune system, alleviate symptoms of arthritis and osteoporosis / osteopenia, stretch the body's soft tissues (muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments), moves energy through body fluids (e.g., blood, lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal); and gain positive psychological effects (boost self esteem, joy, etc.). Also, you will release both generalised stress and long-term, bound tension at each layer, which will free up the body's mechanisms that enable deep relaxation.

Physically, this program increases the mobility of the joints and promotes proper alignment, and the twisting motions common to the exercises detoxify the organs. Mentally, the concentration and self-awareness required in this practice are thought to result in deep awareness of body functions, and long time practitioners claim awareness of blood circulation, peristalsis, and subtle muscle movements, and improvements in peace and internal harmony.

Program 3 - Self Transforming Shaolin Neigong

Develop superior inner energy and strength.

(Note: To enter Program 2, you must have either completed Program 1 - Self Healing Qigong Basics OR must be able to demonstrate mastery of basics based on prior experience)

This is a 6 month program in which internal exercises for superior physical, emotional, and spiritual well being and self defense will be taught.

The curriculum for Program 2 includes the following Shaolin Life Transforming Niegong material:

Preparation Exercises:

1. Shaolin Preparation Qigong -

•  Rub hands – stimulate ‘laogong' (human gate) energy points in palm centers.
•  Energize temples – press warm palms to temples.
•  Washing the face - warm hands and rub palms from top to bottom and back (24x)
•  Tap the head – tap fingers gently over skull and temple areas.
•  Tap the central body – tap fists from breastbone to abdomen.
•  Tap legs and arms – taps fists over lower back and over front and back of legs and arms.
•  Develop Qi attentiveness – slowly raise & lower each arm with attention to laogong points.
•  Stand on Tightrope – develop balance & concentration, arms out, arms in, and arms crossed.

2. Shaolin Qigong - set of breathing exercises with moving arms

  • Tu Na or Tugu Naxin qigong
  • Opening qigong
  • Marriage of Heaven & Earth qigong
  • Letting Go qigong
  • Closing qigong.

3. Important Internal Exercises -

•  Opening/closing the kua – Taiji Swings 1-3
•  Rooting exercises (follow ground path)
•  Peng Jin exercises (rubber ball power)
•  Whole Body exercises – ‘Bend Bow Shoot Arrow' exercise
•  Spiral movement exercises (silk reeling energy)

To build a strong foundation, three Shaolin Qigong moving methods are taught that are part of the Shaolin Rou Gong system:

Shaolin Rou Gong 少林 柔功 (Soft or Supple Exercises) System

Shaolin Rou Qong is also known as Shaolin Taiji Quan.

1. Shaolin Liu He Gong 少林 六合功 (6 Harmony Exercises)

Composed of 6 sets of special walking qigong movements that unite breathing methods, acupuncture points and meridians, body mechanics, and self defense movements. The 6 Harmony movements are considered the primary foundation to all long fist applications, and the main starting point for the internal version of Shaolin martial arts. Each of the 6 exercises covers different vessels and meridians of the body (such as the Lungs, Spleen, Liver, Triple Burners, Heart, and Kidneys). The main function of the 6 Harmony is to:
- relieve anxiety, stress, and depression;
- aid in mental health;
- balance the emotions;
- cleanse stagnation in the body;
- increase respiratory capacity;
- strengthen the joints and ligaments of the body;
- and begin to correctly use Shaolin body mechanics that bridge to Tai Ji Quan (swing, sink, and point).

  1. Single Hand Pushes Mountain -- Dan Shou Tui Shan (lungs)
  2. Wind Swings Willow -- Feng Bai Yang-Liu (spleen)
  3. Chest center hugs Moon -- Huai Zhong Bao Yue (liver)
  4. Hide Tiger posture (single palm presses down) -- Fu Hu Shi (triple burner)
  5. Lift Palm to Sky -- Tuo Tien Zhang (heart)
  6. Subdue Dragon & Tiger Palm -- Jiang Long Zhang (kidneys).

2. Shaolin Chan Yuan Gong 少林 禪圓功 (Zen Circular Exercises)

Composed of a series of 8-10 demanding internal movements and postures.  These movements are made to:
- teach one to connect the upper and lower body into one functioning unit;
- stimulate and balance the body's meridian channels;
- strengthen the waist / hip (kua in Chinese) inguinal fold area;
- improve posture and back/spine structural problems;
- increase internal strength and stamina;
- generate energy;
- and bridge between Shaolin and Tai Ji Quan (such as Brush Knee Twist Step and other movements);
- self defense version of the exercise set exists as well.

1. Avoid (evade) Sun, Hide (conceal) Clouds -- Bi Ri Zhe Yun (6x)
2. (Greet) In the Wind, Wipe Dirt -- Ying-Feng Hui Chen (6x)
3. Forcibly Split Hua Mountain -- Li Pi Hua Shan (6x)
4. Move against Water-row (current) Boat -- Ni Shui Xing Zhou (8x)
5. Autumn Wind Sweeps Leaves (Twist Waist move around Hips) -- Qiu Feng Sao Ye (Niu Yao Zhou Kua) (8x)
6. Shake Body Sway Shoulders -- Yao Shen Huang Bang (8x)
7. Forcibly Pull Nine Bulls -- Li La Jiu Niu (8x).


3. Shaolin Luohan 13 Gong 少林 罗汉十三功 (Arhat 13 Exercises)

Composed of a series of 13 complex movements and postures. The movements:
- emphasize the correct way to use the internal concepts of Yielding, Sinking, Absorbing, Transferring, and Pointing energy for both health and self defense.
- combine the powers of meditation and movement into one smooth practice
- are vigorous and feature special stepping patterns that are a bridge to Tai Ji Quan and Xing Yi stepping methods.
- are made to enhance emotional health, vitality, muscle tone, internal strength, and internal cleansing of the bowels.
- are a link to ancient Taoist methods also known as the Tai Ji 13 Gung, and Buddhist yogic movements originally from India.
- also a powerful self defense set containing all these movements and some additional transitional movements that feature the full 18 Luohans.

  1. Old Monk Chops Wood
  2. Lazy Drapes on Coat
  3. Sleepy Monk Lies on Pillow
  4. Double Hands Push Mountain
  5. Wind Shakes the Lotus Leaves
  6. Luohan Bears the Flag
  7. Seven Star Striking Fist
  8. Hug Tiger's Head
  9. Roll Hands, Push Palm
  10. Luohan Sifts Flour
  11. Snake Flashes Tongue
  12. Insert Incense
  13. Old Monk Carries Basket on Arm.

After learning and MASTERING all 3 Rou Gong sets, the student will be able to have the CORRECT body mechanics and internal energy development and movement necessary to truly understand and perform the most ancient and traditional methods of the Shaolin system and support a strong foundation for mastering the other internal arts of Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi, and Ba Gua Zhang.

Program 4 - Peace of Mind Taoist Neigong

Recharge your life to be free of physical, emotional, and spiritual burdens.

(Note: To enter Program 3, you must have either completed Program 1 Self Healing Qigong Basics OR must be able to demonstrate mastery of basics based on prior experience)

1. Standing Mediation - various standing post neigong.

2. Walking Meditation - straightline walking versions of standing post neigong

3. Circle Walking Meditation - circle walking meditation neigong and stepping methods.

Program 5 - Natural Chinese Internal Martial Arts & Self Defense

Learn the most efficient and effective Shaolin and Taoist Natural internal martial arts and Weigong conditioning.

This is an ongoing program. The full description of this program is found here: Jindao Natural Chinese Martial Arts Program

Qigong & Neigong Workshops & Seminars

1 day Workshops and 2-3 day Seminars - an ongoing series of events featuring specialized topics in the internal arts.

This is a 12 month program in which specialized internal exercises for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing will be taught.

The seminars and workshops include the following Taoist & Buddhist Self Healing material:

Shaolin Yi Jin Jing 少林 易筋經 (Muscle & Tendon Changing Classic) :

Special Shaolin neigong set that is similar to elements of Indian Yoga and Taoist Daoyin exercises.

Shaolin Dragon & Tiger Meridian Qigong

Special set for medicinal healing.

Other Qigong & Neigong

To be announced as workshops at teaching locations..

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