Primordial Qigong Intensive: Health, Longevity, & Unity with the Tao
With Ken Cohen
At Gray Bear Lodge
April 23-28, 2019
Please be sure to register early as Ken Cohen’s programs generally fill many months in advance. We limit registration to create a more personal and rewarding learning experience.
This revered and comprehensive system of ancient Chinese health and longevity exercises cleanses the body of stagnation and recharges the body with fresh and clear energy (qi). Like tuning a piano, you will tune body, breath, and mind so that they are in harmony, not only with each other, but with the life force of the universe. As a break from the exercises, enjoy qigong meditations for relaxation, clarity, and inner peace. We will also discuss the healing benefits of qigong, how and why it works, and how to use qigong to improve other activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Massage, Reiki, and sports performance.
With more than 3 million practitioners in the U.S., Qigong is one of the most popular, enjoyable, and extensively researched methods of energy medicine. Practice the complete 12 movement system of Hunyuan (Primordial) Qigong, the legacy of Ken’s beloved teacher, Madame Gao Fu, in direct lineage from the founder of “medical qigong”. You will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of healing energy and, most importantly, a complete workout for vibrant wellbeing. The course is open to beginners and all levels.
Ken Cohen, M.A.(Website) is a renowned qigong grandmaster with 50 years experience. The first person to teach qigong in U.S. medical schools, Ken was one of nine “exceptional healers” studied in the Menninger Institute “Copper Wall” project. He is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Ballantine Books), popular Sounds True audio and DVD courses, and numerous other works in both Chinese and English. In 2004, Ken won the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.
Please note that this program is for education, well-being, and personal development only. It is not meant to prevent, cure, or treat disease or to take the place of care by a physician or licensed health care professional.
Workshop discounted at $965 if paid in full by March 15th. Space is consciously limited. To reserve your place please register by sending your $200 non-refundable deposit (or full payment) to: Gray Bear Lodge, PO Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Price includes tuition, lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Late registration fee increases to $1045 with balance due before the retreat begins. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent.
We'll begin with guests arriving after lunch (2-6pm arrival) on Tuesday 23rd. Dinner is at 6:00pm, Orientation & opening circle follow. Sunday the 28th, finishes with closing circle, lunch, and checkout is at 2:00pm. (*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the airport, so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.
Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.
With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:
- Working flashlight ...it gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
- A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
- Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
- A bath robe/sarong
- House slippers or socks to wear indoors ...no shoes inside please
- Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
- Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
- Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga
Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.