Qigong Animal Forms Intensive

  • Sky Lake Retreat Center Sky Lake Retreat Center
  • 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472, United States
  • Jun 18 - 20, 2019 (3 days)
  • No Lodging - Commuter - $452.00

About This Event

Many Daoist qigong forms are derived from observing the behavior of animals and understanding how animals preserve, collect, transform, circulate, and store internal energy. The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. The techniques of embodying animal energy were developed further by Daoist practitioners as ways of enhancing health and longevity.


In this program students will learn to embody the form and essences of the animals through Hua Tu’s Animal Forms, the Wudang Five Animal Forms, and selected forms from the 12 devas.

A new Wudang Shan form, the Combined Five Animals, will be introduced.

The goal of the program is to train practitioners to embody the essence of the bones of the tiger, the tendons of the leopard, the spine of the snake and the dragon, the ligaments of the monkey, the stamina of the bear, the generative energy of the deer, and the vital energy of the crane.

The prerequisite for Animal Forms Intensive is Levels 1-5 and Tendon-Changing/Marrow Washing Intensive.

This program is a prerequisite for Traditional Chinese Qigong Level 6.

The program begins at 9:00 am on June 19th and ends at 6pm on June 20th.

Special note: Pregnant women should wait until they have given birth before doing qigong.

This program is still open, but lodging at Sky Lake is very limited. Please contact (contact info blocked) to check on availability.

Reviews  
  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

Similar Retreats You Might Like

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

Return to my event ×

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Desire to learn more meditation practices, spend more time in spiritual community. Heather
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.