Robert Peng: Guardian Qigong for Health at 1440 Multiversity

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Guardian Qigong for Health

Boost Your Inner Power

October 4 - 6, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Enjoy a weekend devoted to the pleasurable experience of health and well-being through the flowing, meditative movements of qigong. Robert Peng is an internationally renowned qigong master who shares this ancient healing practice as a practical and enjoyable antidote to the negative impacts of modern life.

The connection between health and stress is well known, and in qigong that relationship depends on the condition of our guardian qi. Guardian qi can be thought of as a shield of energy that runs along the body’s surface; it is created when our internal organs are strong and healthy. Guardian qi also acts like a bulletproof vest and can protect us from mental and emotional stress.

In this workshop for people at all stages of life, you will build up your inner power and guardian qi as you learn:

  • An exercise known as 4 Cycles, originating from the fabled Shaolin Temple, to bring health to the vital organs and strengthen guardian qi
  • How to focus on particular vertebra to support and create health in the corresponding internal organs
  • Seasonal Empowerment practices to maintain vibrant guardian qi throughout the seasons of the year and your life.

Robert will also conduct an energetic group healing to support the health of your organs. You will leave with wisdom and exercises you can use in your life to continue to generate guardian qi for enhanced health.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Robert Peng

    Qigong master and healer

    Robert Peng, born and raised in Hunan, China, is a world-renowned qigong master and healer. He began studying this ancient Chinese art of wisdom, love, and vitality at the age of eight under the legendary monk Xiao Yao.

    At age 15, Robert performed a 100-day water fast at a secluded monastery in the mountains of the Hunan province and underwent a profound spiritual transformation. He began teaching at the age of 29 and has helped hundreds of thousands find peace, health, happiness, and creativity through qigong.

    Robert’s approach is uniquely accessible across cultures and walks of life while still conveying the true essence of the art and practice.

    Robert is a regular presenter at several organizations and centers, including the Omega Institute and the Integrative Healthcare Symposium. He is creator of numerous DVDs, such as Qigong Ecstasy, AM/PM Qigong, and the series The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom.

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  • Why Attend
    • Radiate health and vitality from the inside out by learning to support and increase your body’s natural immune resources.

    • Restore, rejuvenate, and deeply nourish yourself with ancient healing exercises.

    • Learn powerful tools to use year-round to maintain good health from internationally sought-after qigong master Robert Peng.

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    Experience Level

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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