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Five Element Qigong

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Its slow, circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. The practice involves meditation and movement, which develops internal calm and brings the body into greater harmony.

The ancient Chinese scholars believed that the universe consists of five basic elements—metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Five Element Qigong works with these elements and what they correlate to within our bodies.

Join teacher Matthew Cohen, E-RYT 500, the only representative in the United States with the blessing of master Liu Xuyang to teach this style of qigong. You will learn:

  • The Five Element Qigong practice, which is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation
  • How to transition smoothly and seamlessly, from the sacred to everyday activities
  • Proper alignment and use of the Taoist “natural breath.”

There will be plenty of time to answer questions and grow in this practice together. By the end of the weekend, you will have a complete practice to take home and continue on your own.

Tai chi class

Matthew Cohen, E-RYT 500

December 17 - 22, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$425 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Its slow, circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. The practice involves meditation and movement, which develops internal calm and brings the body into greater harmony.

The ancient Chinese scholars believed that the universe consists of five basic elements—metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Five Element Qigong works with these elements and what they correlate to within our bodies.

Join teacher Matthew Cohen, E-RYT 500, the only representative in the United States with the blessing of master Liu Xuyang to teach this style of qigong. You will learn:

  • The Five Element Qigong practice, which is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation
  • How to transition smoothly and seamlessly, from the sacred to everyday activities
  • Proper alignment and use of the Taoist “natural breath.”

There will be plenty of time to answer questions and grow in this practice together. By the end of the weekend, you will have a complete practice to take home and continue on your own.

Faculty Bio

Matthew Cohen, E-RYT 500

Sifu Matthew Cohen is the founder and creator of Sacred Energy Arts, an integrated system of health and self-development drawing from yoga, qigong, and martial arts. Matthew developed this method after discovering that even though yoga, qigong, and the internal martial arts each stand alone as great health systems, together they create a complete practice.

At a young age, Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga, discovering the hidden secrets within the breath, balance, and strength of the poses. Matthew’s practice continued to grow, as he obtained certifications in ashtanga and hatha yoga under Tim Miller, Max Strom, Sarah Powers, and Saul David Raye.

At age 12, Matthew began martial arts training at Kam Yuen’s School of Tai Mantis Kung Fu, eventually earning the rank of fifth-degree black belt. He went on to attain the title of Guru in Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars.

Inspired by these teachers and their ability to draw great inner strength from these practices, Matthew went on to study the three great internal martial arts of China: tai chi, xing yi, and ba gua. He is based in Malibu, California.

 

Why Attend

  • Cultivate and manage a high grade of energy that you can bring into all aspects of your day.

  • Experience a full immersion into the ancient, energetic arts of qigong.

  • Build strength, grace, and calm in your practice and daily life.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing

  • Special Interest to

    Martial artists, yoga and health care practitioners, bodyworkers, and acupuncturists

  • Special Details

    Pregnant women in their first trimester are discouraged from attending.

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 January 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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