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September 10 – 20 – OPTIONAL, NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE; SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – taught by Mantak Chia. An Online Seminar for North & South American Time Zones; Each workshop gives you 8 hours and we recommend that you participate. Simultaneous translation into Spanish & Portuguese! Click here for all the info and registration.
Sunday, October 17 , 10 AM – 3 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – Metal “Po” taught by Daria: The power of transformation. Contemplation – Reflexion – Letting go “It might seem easier to straighten the winding rivers and flatten tall mountains than alter the disposition of a rigid mind.” – Hua-Ching Ni – As the sap goes back to the roots in Earth, in Autumn a tremendous transformation is happening. This is an occasion to work internally with what seems to be invisible from the outside as a force that recedes, dissolves and cuts through.
Saturday, October 23 , 10 AM – 3 PM (Online) – Tao Basics Workshop taught by Daria Basic Qigong; The 6 Healing Sounds – The Microcosmic Orbit – Inner Smile. The 6 Healing Sounds are an effective way of restoring and maintaining balance of your emotions and internal organs. The Inner Smile connects with your original force as an energy to cultivate, store and move internally. The Microcosmic Orbit is a practice that links the 2 major meridians in the body, balances Yin and Yang energy, and enables you to multiply the energy flow in the other meridians.
Monday, October 25 , 6:30 – 7:30 PM (6 week series- 10/25-11/29), (Online) – Weekly Meditation Group – Inner
Smile, Microcosmic Orbit, 6 Healing Sounds taught by Sharon.
Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29; 6:30 – 7:30 PM (6 week series- 10/28-11/29), (Online) – Weekly Meditation Group – Inner Smile, Microcosmic Orbit, 6 Healing Sounds taught by Sharon.
Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30 – 5:30-6:30 PM (6 week series- 11/9 -12/14), Online & Live in NYC – Iron Shirt Qigong- Level 1 – taught by Sharon. Qigong means life force training. Dynamic standing postures incorporate breathing techniques that pack air around the vital organs and direct the
earth’s healing power through the bone structure. Essential practice for alignment, grounding, and strengthening the immune system.
Saturday, November 20; 10 AM – 3 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – Iron Shirt Qigong – Level 1 taught by Daria (see description above)
Saturday, December 4 and 5; 10 AM – 3 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – Emotions 情 #1 and #2 taught by Daria
The Chinese character for the emotions has two parts: the heart is on the left, and on the right is the green and blue/color of life. It gives the image of movement as a surging force. Once there is the constitution of the body as an organism then emotions can express themselves. In this workshop we will look at emotions as a form of light that colors us and moves within and without us. We will observe how emotions reside within the essences of the zang/organs and manifest as expression in being.
Tuesday and Thursday, December 7 and 9, 10 AM – 12 Noon (Online & Live in NYC) – 3 Fires, 6 Directions taught by Daria The Three Fires refer to the fire energy of the universe within our body. They are the Dantian Fire, the Kidney Fire and the Heart Fire. The Dantian Fire is the absorption fire in the lower abdomen. The Kidney Fire is the adrenal fire; it is the yang within yin. The Heart Fire is the Imperial Fire; it is the yin within yang. We are all born with a vital connection to the universe through these Three Fires. Activating the Three Fires awakens our connection to the primordial force that we are all born with and vitalizes our body-mind-spirit.
Tuesdays, December 7 and 14; 5:30-6:30 PM (6 week series- 9/28-11/2), Online & Live in NYC – Iron Shirt Qigong- Level 1 taught by Sharon
Tuesday and Thursday, January 25 & 27, 10 AM – 12 Noon (Online & Live in NYC) – Tan Tien Qigong taught by Daria; Tan Tien Chi Kung is the art of cultivating and condensing chi in the lower abdomen and around waist with 9 main locations. This constitutes the fundamental power storehouse of the body holding the key to opening the body and the mind for the free and continuous movement of chi. Specific breathing and movement exercises develop the power of the chi stored in the body to increase vitality, strengthen organs, and promote self-healing.
Saturday, January 29, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – Tao Yin taught by Daria
This series of postures and stretches on the floor called TAO YIN is a very ancient Taoist practice. It is based on sending the warming heart energy into the kidneys. It opens the back very deeply and allows a deep meditative state within the flow between heart/kidney or fire/water energies. This is an occasion to deepen your mechanical understanding of the psoas muscle and the energetics behind it.
Sunday, January 30, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – Winter Water Workshop taught by Daria
This workshop will support the Water energy in the kidneys or “Jing”. The kidneys hold the emotion of trust and fear. The Jing is the “essence of the physical body” . This is a time to go to our deepest resources to cultivate Willpower with gentleness. A time to nourish our desire or life force to persevere towards what needs to be done.
Saturday, February 19, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online & Live in NYC) – WOOD/SPRING taught by Daria
The workshop will work on a multi-layered approach to harness our liver/gallbladder energy which is related to our ability to manifest in the world. It is about our visions and how we organize ourselves to make it happen. It is about our defenses and our ability to move forward. It is about seeing and being seen. This corresponds with the spring qi. It is the way that maintains the drive of life – The Way of Heaven by Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Valle.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, (March 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 17) 10 AM – 12 Noon (Online & Live in NYC) – Iron Shirt I & II taught by Daria Iron Shirt Chi Kung, a method of Kung Fu, was taught as a protective training against the effects of blows to the vital organs and glands, the primary places where life-force energy, or qì is produces. One of the most important exercises to master on the physical plane. Iron Shirt II: Students who are able to hold the Iron Shirt positions who have practiced Iron Shirt on a regular base are invited to go deeper in this practice where we engage in cleansing the tendon channels.
Saturday, March 5 , 11 AM – 4 PM (Online) – Tao Basics Workshop taught by Sharon Basic Qigong; The 6 Healing Sounds – The Microcosmic Orbit – Inner Smile. The 6 Healing Sounds are an effective way of restoring and maintaining balance of your emotions and internal organs. The Inner Smile connects with your original force as an energy to cultivate, store and move internally. The Microcosmic Orbit is a practice that links the 2 major meridians in the body, balances Yin and Yang energy, and enables you to multiply the energy flow in the other meridians
Saturday, March 19, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online) – Fusion of the 5 Elements Meditation I taught by Sharon
Using the knowledge from the 5 Element Theory of Transformation, this meditation begins a deeper process of inner alchemy by transforming negative emotions and organic energy into a neutral force, nourishing your higher spirit. Crystallized into a “pearl”, this is circulated internally, attracting higher frequency energy from external sources.
Saturday, April 2, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online) – Fusion of the 5 Elements Meditation II taught by Sharon
Refine your pearl & cultivate your natural virtues & compassion. Open up other channels in the body – the Thrusting Routes (3 channels which run from the perineum to the crown) and Belt Channels (9 levels) encircling the major energy centers of the body.
Saturday, April 23, 11 AM – 4 PM (Online) – Iron Shirt III -Bone Health Qigong (Online) taught by Sharon
Learn to cultivate your bone marrow and enliven your bones through Taoist Bone Breathing, Packing, and Tapping techniques. These simple chi kung exercises build the electromagnetic conductivity of your bones and are suitable for anyone in any stage of health and/or healing. You will learn. a short practice that you can incorporate to enliven, maintain and grow your bones, build electromagnetic conductivity, and increase density without drugs.
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 – 8 11 AM – 4 PM – Healing Love-SexualEnergy #1: (Online) taught by Sharon & Anton Diaz This practice develops our connection with our ‘Life Force’ as the union of the water (sexual organs) and Fire (Heart Energy) as one. When practiced regularly this method balances the glanduar/homornal system and allows us to own our sexuality.
Saturday, June 4, 11 AM – 4 PM –(Online) – Fusion of the 5 Elements Meditation III taught by Sharon
Open up the Bridge & Regulator Channels, the last of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels that irrigate and regulate the organs of the body. Learn powerful psychic self-protection methods to prevent burnout and protect the nervous system, spine, & brain.The energetic infrastructure allowing the body to become extremely permeable to chi circulation is now in place for further alchemical work.
Saturday, June 18, 11 AM – 4 PM -(Online) Healing Love #3 -Dual Cultivation : (Online) taught by Sharon & Daria