Healing Sounds Qigong: Cleanse, Renew, and Balance Your Life Energy
With Ken Cohen
At Gray Bear Lodge
April 9-14, 2024
Learn the complete and rarely taught Taoist Healing Sounds. Originating in Mount Hua, the sacred mountain of western China, these 19 techniques coordinate breath, sound, and movement to purge the internal organs of stagnant qi (energy) and fill them with fresh energy, like recharging your body’s batteries. You will learn healing exercises and meditations for the heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines, and the major energy channels and acupuncture points. We will also explore ancient Chinese tonal therapy, how specific notes promote harmony and balance. Dynamic exercises will be complemented by tranquil meditations that induce a state of Ru Jing: deep relaxation and tranquility, Although the program is primarily experiential, you will also enjoy an in-depth discussion of the Taoist philosophy of mind-body health, Five Element Theory, and how this information is validated by modern science. This highly enjoyable program is great for beginners and all levels, but not recommended during pregnancy.
Please register soon as Ken’s programs fill quickly and are limited to allow the best learning experience.
Ken Cohen is a renowned qigong and Tai Chi grandmaster with more than 50 years’ experience. The first person to teach qigong in North American medical schools, Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous other works in both Chinese and English. In 2004, Ken won the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.
“I can honestly say that the floodgates of qi opened for the first time and it has been an experience without words.”
“I am the student with Parkinson’s from the recent workshop. I want to tell you that I have been significantly better since the weekend. My movements are easier and quicker. I feel well, rather than ill, and have more energy!”
“For five years I have been seeing blood specialists because of an extremely low WBC (white blood cell count). Yesterday I went for my six-month check-up. I could hardly believe it when the doctor told me that my WBC was normal! The improvement is not just a little, but substantial. The main thing that was different was that I have been consistently doing qigong. What else could explain this? I am so grateful and happy. Thank you.”
“Thanks to your qigong instruction, my post-polio syndrome is under control. For the first time in thirty years, I am able to walk free of pain. There are no words to express my gratitude.”
—M.G. retired Spanish teacher
“Without actually being in Ken Cohen’s presence, it would be very hard to believe that an American could have such profound and detailed understanding of traditional Chinese culture. His Qigong movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China. Professor Kenneth Cohen’s dissemination of Chinese culture to the Western World is an enormous work and a glorious achievement.”
– Tu Xinshi, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese American Post
“Ken Cohen is a rare combination of expert practitioner, gifted scholar, and lucid writer. He manages to convey not only the techniques of qigong, but the wisdom of qigong. His work nourishes the clinician, the scientist, and, most importantly, the average individual looking for practical ways to enhance life and health.”
--Elmer Green, Ph.D., author BEYOND BIOFEEDBACK
Workshop discounted at $1045 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 $1120 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, April 20. Dinner is at 6:00pm, Orientation & opening circle follow. Sunday the 1st, 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.
Workshops will be limited to 30% of our regular capacity, allowing approximately 12-15 participants per workshop. Priority will be given to couples or duets who have quarantined together, or in a pod, and would like to share a cabin. Space is very limited, early registration is highly recommended. Price will be based on private cabin. Those wishing to share the cost of a cabin, can do so. Those wishing to pitch a tent: some retreats will have an option to do so; please email Adam for details. Write “ Tent options” in the subject line and the retreat you are interested in attending.
Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent. Listed price is for shared occupancy in the main lodge (upgrades to private cabins are available; please inquire).
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.