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The Crane Frolic Qigong

Thursday, 10/25 at 7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Thursday, 10/25 at 12:15 PM to 1:05 PM

Friday, 10/26 at 7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Friday, 10/26 at 12:15 PM to 1:05 PM

Saturday, 10/27 at 7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Saturday, 10/27 at 12:15 PM to 1:05 PM

Sunday, 10/28 at 7:00 AM to 7:50 AM

Sunday, 10/28 at 12:15 PM to 1:05 PM

Hua To’s “Frolic of the Five Animals” Crane Frolic qigong provides the practitioner with qigong methods for increasing their qi sensitivity and strength. The breathing and movement exercises of the Crane Frolic increase the circulation of qi through the cardiovascular system and help to improve balance in movement. Hua To was a famous Chinese medical practitioner who created a system of qigong health exercises based upon the movements and spirits of five animals: tiger, crane, deer, bear, and monkey. In the workshop we will learn the Crane Frolic which emulates the movement patterns of the crane. These movements are graceful and flowing, integrating the breath with stepping and standing postures. They increase the circulation of qi through the cardiovascular system, help to improve balance in movement, and provide the practitioner with methods for increasing their qi sensitivity and strength.

Bill Helm and Robert Nations

Bill is the Director and lead instructor at the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego and the former Department Chair of the Massage and Bodywork Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Bill has been studying Chinese martial and healing arts since 1965, specializing in Taijiquan, Tuina Chinese Bodywork, Qi Gong and Herbal Medicine. Bill is a 20th generation Indoor Disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, and holds a 6th Duan Wei from the Chinese Wushu Association. Bill has also studied with Taijiquan Master Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Zhiquang, Master Ren Guangyi and Master Chen Bing. Bill studied traditional Chinese Medicine at the Shangahai College of Medicine and the Beijing Olympic Training Center in China followed by studying in the United States with Taoist Master Share K. Lew and Dr. Yu Da Fang. Robert Nations has been involved with healing and natural medicine for over 30 years. He graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California and has been on their faculty since 1997. He also trained and taught at the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego for 14 years. His studies of healing also incuded time in both China and Senegal. Robert and his wife maintain their private practice, Nations Integrative Acupuncture in San Diego. He is also a staff acupuncturist with Sharp Hospital in Coronado, and contracts with the University of California, San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine as an educator and acupuncturist. In 2010, he was certified as the master trainer for the California Department of Public Health, teaching the Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Program, designed for fall prevention in older adults. His teaching experience also includes the San Diego Community College Continuing Education Emeritus Program where he conducts classes in Taiji and Qigong.

 

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