Qigong 1 & 2

with Michael Busby

January 26th—January 27th (2019)

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    Price:
  • $150 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
  • Pay what you can afford (enter amount in registration)

For those who have already taken Qigong 1 & 2, take advantage of our $100 repeater price! Enter the price during registration. 

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 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.

This 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.

In Level 1, students will be in instructed in various techniques of outer and inner qigong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system - joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and spinal column. It includes techniques of tendon changing, bone-marrow washing, self-massage, and calisthenics. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy. Students will learn Chen Xiyi's sleeping qigong and Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong.

In Level 2, the focus will be on tendon changing and self-massage. The Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing System and the Nine Self-Massage System will be taught in their entirety. The Self-Massage Technique focuses on stimulating the meridians and acupuncture points and the Twelve Devas forms focus on recovering flexibility, strength, and softness in the tendons and muscles. In addition, students will continue to learn new forms of Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong that are designed to preserve, gather, and circulate internal energy.

About Michael Busby: Michael Busby is authorized to teach by Dr. Eva Wong -- 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Daoism (Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School of Daoism) and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yiquan. He has been practicing and studying qigong with Dr. Wong for eight years and is grateful for the opportunity to share these precious, health-enhancing practices with others. In addition to Daoist Qigong. He is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and is the Director of the Shambhala Center in Seattle. Michael also owns a tea company Daoist Lifestyle Tea, created in consultation with Eva Wong in accord with Daoist tea appreciation.

Prerequisites: None - Open to all!

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison Street, Seattle

Registration: When registering, you'll have the opportunity to pay online through PayPal (or by credit card), which greatly simplifies the process for us. For further details, see our Program Policies and FAQs page.

Questions? Please contact Sydney at [email protected].