Taoist Qigong, Level 4

with Sophie Leger

June 15th—June 16th

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  • $190 Program Price
  • $225 Patron Price

Taoist Qigong Level 4 weekend begins with a talk on the Taoist Path of the Dual Cultivation of Body and Mind - The Union of Xiantianwujimen, Yiquan, and Wudang Shan Lineages.

The text for the class is “Holding Yin, Embracing Yang”, translated by Eva Wong.

Students will learn:

  1. The Tiger and Dragon postures from the Wudang Shan lineage of Five Internal Animals Training (tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, and crane forms). The Tiger form builds bone strength, and the Dragon form trains the union of spirit and body. In addition, by immersing themselves in the spirit of these animals, participants will eventually come to embody the patience of the crouching tiger stalking its prey and the playfulness of the dragon frolicking in the sky.
  2. Part 2 of the Immortals' Guide to Self-massage and Breath regulation. This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy. 
  3. Part 2 of Chen Xiyi's (Xiantianwujimen) Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation. 
  4. The last two postures of Yiquan Zhangzhuan (Standing Qigong).


Please Note: Level 4 is open to anyone who has already completed Qigong Level III with Eva Wong or one of her appointed instructors.  Dr. Wong has authorized Sophie Léger to teach Qigong Level IV. This is a rare opportunity to learn and practice Level IV outside of a land center.

About Sophie Léger

Sophie Léger is one of a few individuals authorized and trained by Dr. Eva Wong to teach her Taoist Qigong lineages and she is one of two people recently authorized by Eva Wong to teach Level 4.

Over the last 7 years, Sophie has travelled extensively, offering levels 1-2 and 3 to hundreds of people throughout North America and Europe. 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.

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

About Taoist Qigong

Qigong cultivates strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices —integrating movement, breath, and internal energy to promote health and longevity. Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two traditional qigong systems—The Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Neither system has previously been taught outside of China or Hong Kong. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Taoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong." The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is best known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan.

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.