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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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July/August 2020: YMAA Retreat Center Summer Seminars 2020

YMAA CA

Week-long intensive seminars at the YMAA Retreat Center in Northern CA, with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, from July 10 until August 21, 2020.


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


Date Subject Description
July 10-17, 2020 Qigong-3 (Hard Qigong: Hard White Crane, Tiger Claw, Iron Shirt) Hard Qigong focuses on conditioning the physical body, specifically the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and internal organs. Its foundation is Muscle/Tendon Changing.
July 17-24, 2020 Qigong-4 (Soft Qigong: Soft White Crane, Taiji Qigong) Soft Qigong focuses on both Qi circulation and physical conditioning, especially in the joints. White Crane and Taiji Qigong are two typical soft Qigong practices that approach the conditioning of the body and Qi from two different angles.
July 24-31, 2020 Dao De Jing and Qigong (Theory and Practice) Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing is the root of Embryonic Breathing Meditation. Those chapters related to this Qigong practice will be discussed and practiced.
July 31 - August 7, 2020 Taijiquan / Taiji Staff Yang-Style Long Form - The essentials to Taijiquan practice.

Taiji Saber - Taiji long weapon basics that enable a practitioner to train the concepts and feeling of the barehand form with a long weapon.
August 7-14, 2020 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 14-21, 2020 Taijiquan Martial Applications (Martial Applications of Taijiquan's 37 Postures) Martial applications of Taijiquan's 37 postures will be applied into pushing hands -- specifically techniques for kicking, punching, wrestling, and Chin Na.

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




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