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July/August 2018: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2018

YMAA CA

Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 6 until August 17, 2018.


There are no prerequisites for any seminar! All levels of experience, any background, and any style are welcome to attend.


Date Subject Description
July 6-13, 2018 Qigong-1 (Theory/Foundation and Spine Health) Introductory Qigong with lecture on how to conserve and build Qi, as well as finding focus of the mind.
July 13-20, 2018 Qigong-5 (General Qigong Massage) General Qigong masasge techniques to relieve muscular stress and blockages in the Qi circulatory system.
July 20-27, 2018 Qigong-7 (Small Circulation) In order to rebuild the strength of the physical body and bring the spirit to a higher level, you should learn how to fill the Qi vessels to a more abundant level. You will then be able to reconstruct the body and nourish the brain, raising up the spirit of vitality.
July 27 - August 3, 2018 Taijiquan / Taiji Saber Yang-Style Long Form - The essentials to Taijiquan practice.

Taiji Saber - Taiji weapon forms enable a practitioner to train the concepts and feelings of the barehand form to a deeper level. Saber is typically the first and most essential short weapon learned.
August 3-10, 2018 Taiji Pushing Hands / Taiji Fighting Set Pushing Hands for all levels - Improving center, stability, body structure, and mind. Includes Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands (Silk Reeling).

Taiji Fighting Set for intermediate to advanced practitioners, a choreographed 2-person set that thoroughly explores applications and Taijiquan principles.
August 10-17, 2018 Chin Na / White Crane Joint-lock techniques for all styles and backgrounds.
White Crane blocking, sticking, and fundamental concepts.

For more information about the center please visit the YMAA California Retreat Center's homepage.

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July/August 2019: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2019

YMAA CA

Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 12 until August 16, 2019.


There are no prerequisites for any seminar! All levels of experience, any background, and any style are welcome to attend.


Date Subject Description
July 12-19, 2019 Qigong-2 (Medical Qigong) This seminar will cover The Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Sports, Four Season Qigong, and Meridian Qigong. It will be 40% of lecture and 60% of practice.
July 19-26, 2019 Qigong-8 (Muscle/Tendon Changing and Brain/Marrow Washing) This seminar will cover both theory and practice of Budi Damo’s Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Qigong. In addition, some grand circulation Qigong will also be introduced. It will be 50% of lecture and 50% of practice.
July 26 - August 2, 2019 Taiji Ball Qigong Taiji Ball Qigong is probably one of the best Qigong practices that have been experienced. It emphasizes both internal and external elixir Qigong. In this seminar, Martial Grand Circulation will be taught and will be applied into various patterns of practice. The course will be 30% theory and 70% practice.
August 2-9, 2019 Taijiquan / Taiji Sword In this seminar, participants will be divided into two groups, one for Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan and the other Taiji Sword. You may choose only one since it will not be easy to pick up both in such a short time. It will include 20% of theory and 80% of practice.
August 9-16, 2019 Taiji Pushing Hands / Yin-Yang Symbol Sticking Hands Practice All participants will learn and practice both Pushing Hands and Yin Yang symbol sticking hands. Different groups, from beginner to advanced, will be divided accordingly to the levels. It will include 20% of lecture and 80% of learning and practice.

For more information about the center please visit the YMAA California Retreat Center's homepage.




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