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Foundations of Qigong

Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Qigong is the “new yoga.” No matter your age, fitness level, or mobility, you can start off the new year with this high-energy, fun, 5-day program, and dive deep into the foundations of qigong.

Using movement that engages the whole body, conscious breathing, and posture awareness, you will experience balance in mind, body, and spirit through Eastern traditions and wisdom.

Medical qigong expert Chris Shelton will share easy-to-use tools for maintaining, enhancing, and protecting the health and vitality of your body and mind. This course is appropriate for novice and seasoned practitioners of holistic health and anyone seeking an effective, uplifting practice to reach lifestyle and wellness goals.

You will learn:

  • How to use breath, posture, and intent to positively affect the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit
  • Simple meditations to restore harmony and balance to your inner and outer life
  • How the five elements manifest in our bodies and what happens when elements are out of balance
  • Gentle, anyone-can-do-them movements to accelerate healing and alleviate chronic pain.

You will leave each session with self-healing techniques you can incorporate into your life and share with others, to protect the body from disease and emotions from blockages, while increasing vitality and resilience.

Chris Shelton

January 1 - 5, 2018
Monday-Friday , 4 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Qigong is the “new yoga.” No matter your age, fitness level, or mobility, you can start off the new year with this high-energy, fun, 5-day program, and dive deep into the foundations of qigong.

Using movement that engages the whole body, conscious breathing, and posture awareness, you will experience balance in mind, body, and spirit through Eastern traditions and wisdom.

Medical qigong expert Chris Shelton will share easy-to-use tools for maintaining, enhancing, and protecting the health and vitality of your body and mind. This course is appropriate for novice and seasoned practitioners of holistic health and anyone seeking an effective, uplifting practice to reach lifestyle and wellness goals.

You will learn:

  • How to use breath, posture, and intent to positively affect the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit
  • Simple meditations to restore harmony and balance to your inner and outer life
  • How the five elements manifest in our bodies and what happens when elements are out of balance
  • Gentle, anyone-can-do-them movements to accelerate healing and alleviate chronic pain.

You will leave each session with self-healing techniques you can incorporate into your life and share with others, to protect the body from disease and emotions from blockages, while increasing vitality and resilience.

Faculty Bio

Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton, a certified qigong practitioner and teacher, is also an author, professional speaker, workshop leader, and an award-winning martial artist.

Chris first experienced the powerful effects of qigong while recovering from a devastating back injury as a teenager. In 1988, after studying with some of the most revered Chinese medicine masters, he started his own medical qigong practice. He now teaches self-healing techniques to a range of ages, skill levels, and abilities‰—from youth to Special Olympic athletes to professional fighters.

At the Morning Crane Healing Arts Center, which he opened in 2000 in Willow Glen, California, Chris teaches kickboxing, qigong, and tai chi, and treats clients using traditional medical qigong practices.

Due to the outstanding results his clients have experienced, he has been interviewed on Showtime, UFC, and NBC Sports, among other media outlets.

He was the 2010 Tiger Claw grand champion in tai chi and has been featured in Kung Fu Magazine. He is the author of Qigong for Self-Refinement: Total Health with the 5 Elements and works alongside his wife, Parisa Shelton, to promote the beneficial effects of qigong.

Why Attend

  • Spend five days practicing qigong as it has been passed down from Chinese masters, then continue to enjoy this self-healing practice at home to balance body

  • Reduce stress and feel more alive by unblocking stuck energy and emotions through easy-to-learn movements and breathing techniques.

  • Reinvigorate your commitment to a life of happiness and well-being as you head into the new year.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Health practitioners and anyone experiencing physical aches and pains

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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