Online Courses Have Begun!

After a year of hiatus and recalibration, I am back to teaching! April is the beginning of my online school, Moving Stillness, and what better way to start than with a course on stillness, the Wuji Qigong

The inaugural cohort, composed of both beginners and students with years of meditation and/or taijiquan practices, have been learning and practicing for two weeks. At the end of the first week, 6 out of 10 who answered a short reflection questionnaire felt they were “definitely more confident than before the course” about setting up the Wuji posture and adjusting the alignment themselves. A number of people found the weekly practice planner helpful, and some said establishing a new daily routine was “easier” or “more manageable” than they had thought. 

Enrollment for the Wuji course is closed until May 1, but you can get on the waitlist by signing up for email notification on the course website.  

New courses that I plan to release in the coming months include: 

  • Taijiquan Introduction / Foundations Series:
    • Cloud Hands (Taijiquan Chan Si Gong / Silk Reeling Exercises)
    • Chen Family Taijiquan Laojia Yilu for Beginners
    • The Five Steps and Eight Energies in Taijiquan (Wu Bu Ba Fa)
  • Classic Qigong Series
    • Liu Zi Jue (Six Healing Sounds)
    • Yi Jin Jing (The Tendon Transformation Canon)

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Yi Jin Jing Workshop – March 2020

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Nine Star University for Health Sciences, 441 DeGuigne Dr, Sunnyvale, CA
** SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS **

Register by Feb. 22: https://forms.gle/EeiHMvaAe3oJq46SA

What is Yi Jin Jing?

Some call Yi Jin Jing (易筋经) “the secret of youth”. Translated as “Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong”, or literally as “The Tendon-Transformation Canon”, Yi Jin Jing is an ancient qigong exercise most often associated with the Shaolin monks, who practice it as part of their martial art training and a way to prepare the body for long periods of sitting meditation. In fact, over its 1500 to 2000 years of history, Yi Jin Jing has been practiced by Buddhist monks, Daoist adepts, martial artists, as well as laypersons interested in qigong for health and/or spiritual purposes. Its focus on turning and flexing the spine and extending the limbs helps improve flexibility, balance and muscular strength, invigorate internal organs by engaging the 12 principal meridians, and enhance overall fitness and immunity.

What does this workshop cover?

In this workshop, Master Yan Li will teach a twelve-section contemporary compilation of Yi Jin Jing routine which features soft, even and extended movements. This routine combines Buddhist, Daoist, and Chinese Medicinal traditions and emphasizes health benefits. All movements are adaptable to learners of all levels and abilities. The goal of the workshop is to enable participants to use Yi Jin Jing as a 15-minute daily routine for better and holistic health and fitness.“Long Tendons, Long Life!”

This workshop also features a special guest, “Maqician” Dr. Kevin Yen. Dr. Yen is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in spinal diagnostics, Dung’s acupuncture, holographic acupuncture, and qi-nutrition. He uses his unique qi sensing technique and Tai-Qi acupuncture/acupressure technique to detect and smooth out qi blockages. Dr. Yen will be providing qi consultation to help participants customize their Yi Jin Jing routine for targeted health benefits.

Register by Feb. 22: https://forms.gle/EeiHMvaAe3oJq46SA
Fee: $70 if paid by Feb. 22; $80 at door. PayPal/cash/check (see instructions on registration form).
Fee covers:
– Workshop on March 1, 2020;
– Weekly follow-up emails with tips, practice guides, and Q&A for 7 weeks after the workshop;
– Free admission to Yi Jin Jing workshops taught by Master Yan Li within one year (by Feb. 28, 2021).

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