Taoist Qigong, Level 3

with Sophie Leger

October 14th—October 15th

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  • $190 Program Price
  • $225 Patron Price
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Taoist Qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called daoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy' (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, traditional outer and inner Qigong will be presented from two systems: the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West.

No spiritual discipline is complete without integrating its formal practices into everyday life. In this respect, Taoist qigong advocates a lifestyle of simplicity and moderation, encourages the cultivation of generosity, compassion and wisdom, and fosters the development of honor and respect for ourselves and the world.

Eva Wong is a 19th generation lineage carrier of the Primordial Limitless Gate School of Taoism. The student of Sun Di, she is also a 3rd generation lineage descendant in Wang Xiangzhai’s Yiquan school of martial arts and Zhangshuan - standing qigong. She is an independent scholar who has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including Nourishing The Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism and A Master Course in Feng Shui (published by Shambhala Publications). On behalf of her lineage, she offers a comprehensive program involving nine levels of qigong.
 
In Level 3, we will learn HuaTu's Five Animal Forms: tiger, for tendon strengthening; bear, bone strengthening; deer, preserving generative energy; monkey, enhancing agility; and bird, improving sense of balance.

We will also be introduced to theRed Phoenix Callisthenics System and the Immortals' Guide to Self-Massage and Breath Regulation, practices for removing blockages in the meridians; aligning the spinal column for optimal circulation of qi; and strengthening tendons, bones and muscles.

We will also learn more standing postures from the Yiquan system.
         
About 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 7 years, Sophie has travelled extensively, offering levels 1-2 and 3 to hundreds of people throughout North America and Europe. Eva Wong has recently authorized her to teach level 4. 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 and served as Director of the Montreal Shambhala Meditation Centre from 1996 until 2000. She is currently sitting on the Shambhala Kalapa Executive as Director of Multilingual Development.
 
Note: Women who are pregnant should wait until after child birth to participate. Qigong is not recommended for children 14 years of age and younger.

Prerequisite is completion of levels 1 – 2  together on the same weekend.

Please note that students should not teach any form of Xiantianwujimen or Yiquan Qigong without permission from the Lineage.
 
Online Registration

Note: 50 percent price discount for students who've already taken the course and want to take it again.

Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.  If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash, card or cheque at the beginning of the program.