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Transform Stress Into Vitality

Eastern Secrets to Health, Energy, and Mindfulness

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Dealing with stress and quieting the mind can be as challenging as catching the wind in a net. The mind is a stream of energy, and the key to stabilizing that energy is bringing awareness to the body.

This weekend workshop is based on qigong, an ancient system of moving meditation that mirrors the movements of nature. The river flows down the mountain, the trees grow up towards the light in the sky—these natural processes give us guidance for how to direct our awareness and internal energy.

Join internationally renowned teacher Lee Holden to practice qigong and moving meditation for quieting the mind and transforming stress into vitality.

During this retreat you will learn:

  • How to focus on body awareness and allow the mind to enter the present moment
  • Qigong practice for using the body as a grounding agent for the mind
  • Breath activation, movement, and flow to enter the rich, deep experience of the present moment.

As you pay attention to the body, and the mind enters the present moment, you will experience aliveness and a newfound presence of mind. You can easily continue to use the practices in your daily routines for ongoing access to a richer, more natural experience of life.

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Lee Holden

June 2 - 4, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

Dealing with stress and quieting the mind can be as challenging as catching the wind in a net. The mind is a stream of energy, and the key to stabilizing that energy is bringing awareness to the body.

This weekend workshop is based on qigong, an ancient system of moving meditation that mirrors the movements of nature. The river flows down the mountain, the trees grow up towards the light in the sky—these natural processes give us guidance for how to direct our awareness and internal energy.

Join internationally renowned teacher Lee Holden to practice qigong and moving meditation for quieting the mind and transforming stress into vitality.

During this retreat you will learn:

  • How to focus on body awareness and allow the mind to enter the present moment
  • Qigong practice for using the body as a grounding agent for the mind
  • Breath activation, movement, and flow to enter the rich, deep experience of the present moment.

As you pay attention to the body, and the mind enters the present moment, you will experience aliveness and a newfound presence of mind. You can easily continue to use the practices in your daily routines for ongoing access to a richer, more natural experience of life.

Faculty Bio

Lee Holden

Lee Holden is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and qigong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist. In collaboration with Mantak Chia, one of the foremost qigong experts in the world, he has been instrumental in bringing ancient Taoist teachings to Western culture.

Lee conducts training and certification programs in traditional and medical qigong and studies with qigong masters throughout the world. In addition to his international teaching and private practice, he serves as a stress-management consultant to top corporations—such as Apple, 3Com, and Cisco—and has been an on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood films.

He is the author of 7 Minutes of Magic, was featured in his own series of qigong DVDs, and is a regular fixture on American Public Television, appearing on more than one hundred PBS stations throughout the United States and Canada.

Why Attend

  • Learn simple, ancient practices for peace and well-being from an expert.

  • Reclaim your vitality and rejuvenate your spirit with a weekend of flowing movement and breath awareness.

  • Gain new skills for reclaiming balance, stability, and joy.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

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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