EASTOVER - World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day
19th year of Tai Chi and Qi Qong events around the world on the same day.
Celebrate with us at Eastover on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am until 6 pm.
This is a day of FREE presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders of Tai Chi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. Bring your friends and family to dive into the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing traditions. With knowledgeable teachers, discuss and experience practical modern applications of powerful practices.
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For 1 night overnight sat, no meals, king and queen are for a couple, all others its per person in a private room w bathroom or a shared room, we will pair you up with others.
- Chinese Medicine: A Science In Its Own Right
- Harvard Health Publications Qigong Five Best Exercises You Can Do
- All Diseases come from the Heart
Renowned proponents, healers, and masters in Eastern philosophy and practice will gather together to share the wisdom of the ancient healing traditions of the East and explore the practical modern applications of powerful practices like Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Buddhist & Taoist Meditation as ways of achieving the focused and balanced mind; ancient Mind Heart Medicine for the modern world.
Dr. Roger Jahnke is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine with 30 years of clinical practice. He is Founder, Director, and Leader Trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM / IM), wellness and medical cost reduction.
His book, The Healer Within (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) is used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a "National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi" in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging.
Mark has been actively involved in the arts for over fifty-five years. He began his life of artistic cultivation at age five with the musical arts; performing and teaching since age fourteen; working throughout the country with numerous bands and in numerous musical styles and genres. He is an alumni of Berklee College of Music, Boston MA.
His artistic development expanded into the Eastern Arts in the late 1960s. Mark began his intellectual study of Eastern philosophy and continued into the experiential study of both Korean and Japanese styles of external martial arts and several systems of yoga.
The energetic/healing aspects of the arts began to reveal themselves which lead to Mark’s intensive pursuit of health and healing practices.
Mark is a trained Neuromuscular Therapist (the St. John Method), holds his Level III Master/Teacher degree in Reiki.
His extensive and ongoing training in the Classical and Traditional Chinese healing, philosophical and martial arts include:
- Masters Degree in Medical Qigong
- Medical Qigong Therapist on record at the Henan University (China)
- Numerous styles and systems of Taijiquan and Qigong
- Certified instructor for Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi For Health® Programs
- Extensive study in Chinese Herbal Medicine (Tai Ping - Royal Academy tradition - Institute of Chinese Herbology)
- Chinese Dietary, Essential Oil and Stone medicines
- Student in the Jade Purity Tradition of Daoism
- Numerous Spiritual, Meditative and Contemplative practices
Reinhart is a published author whose book, Tune Up… You’re on in Ten Minutes (2004), discusses the various aspects of art education from both teacher and student perspectives, and the benefits and importance of artistic cultivation.
Mark is the founder and creator of San Qing He Dao (三清河道)The Path of Three Pure Rivers a system dedicated to the rebalancing of the person through education, cultivation and self-empowerment.
Reinhart works with Addiction and Addictive Disorder via his program: Three Rivers/12 Steps: Qigong For Recovery which combines Chinese medical, movement, and spiritual principles with the 12 Step Program.
He has also created Move - Breathe - Play - Sing: Qigong For Musicians a program for musicians incorporating Chinese postural, breath and meditative practices to enhance the lifelong pursuit of the musical arts.
Bridging the gap between what some view as the mystical aspect of the Chinese tradition and healthcare, Mark has actively incorporated his skills with Chinese Astrology (Ba zi - 八 字 ) and his over forty-five year study of the Yijing (I Ching - 易經 ) into his work with people seeking balance.
Mark teaches and lectures extensively throughout the country, presenting seminars and workshops on the Chinese Arts. He has been a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association (NQA) since 2006, is a regular presenter at the NQA’s annual conferences, served seven years on the NQA Board of Directors, two terms as NQA President and now sits on the Advisory Council of the NQA
Mark is based in Northeast Pennsylvania and can be contacted at his teaching and therapeutic practice located at:
Three Pure Rivers Studio For the Arts
18 Rittenhouse Place
PO Box 402
Drums, PA 18222
or by visiting:
Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He teaches gentle yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence, and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. His CD, Yin Yoga, and DVD Qigong & Taiji for Healing & Vitality are Kripalu Center best sellers. Ken is co-author with Lesli Lang and David Ronka of Creating the Conditions for Transformation, a book about tools that link the heart and mind.
Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor
I have always loved to move. Growing up I involved myself with many athletic activities from running to playing basketball to hiking and canoeing. As a young man living in Miami, Florida in the 1970's I discovered a group doing Tai Chi together in a bay front park at sunrise. Joining them I became hooked. It was fortunate for me that the teacher had been a student of the great master Cheng Man-ching. At that time I was also introduced to Buddhist meditation, yoga and Sufism. During that period I had the good fortune to be taken under the wings of a Taoist master who further deepen my understanding of Life through martial arts and natural meditation. In the 1980's I moved to Pennsylvania where I continued to study Tai Chi as well as Qigong. Always interested in how movement affects the mind/body interaction, I began studying the Feldenkrais method. It was during a workshop that I met Betty Fuller, the original student of the late body/mind pioneer Milton Trager. Watching Betty do a Trager session awakened within me the joy of integrating movement with skillful touch. I became certified as a Trager® practitioner in 1985 and have been in private practice ever since. I am also an introductory workshop leader of the Trager Approach which has allowed me to reach hundreds of people, mostly massage therapists, and introduce them to an approach of living more pleasurably in their bodies while being open to the possibility of more and more freedom. During that same period I began studying with the master teacher Chungliang Al Huang, a friend of Milton Trager. Through studying with Al and later teachers such as Roger Jahnke I began to teach classes though community education centers, wellness departments and retirement communities. In 2002 I was inspired to put together a program integrating my love of Tai Chi, Qigong, Trager movement, Taoist self-massage and meditation. Called the Twenty-Minute Body/Mind Routine-Tai Chi and Qigong for Busy People, the class has now been taught to hundreds of people and the companion DVD has reached hundreds more. Currently I live and work in upstate New York where I teach at community education programs and am on staff at Columbia-Greene Community College, Bard at Simon's Rock College and Omega institute.
Master Jianye Jiang began his Wushu Studies at age 5, under the tutelage of masters such as Yu Mingwei, Yu Hai, Ruizhang Zhao and Yongxiang Zhou. He completed his BA and Master’s degrees from Qufu University and Shanghai Physical Education Institute. He has been a tournament judge in the US and China, and is a board member of the USA National Tai Chi Chuan Federation. Master Jiang has acted in movies produced in China, Japan and Australia, and has produced over 300 instructional videos in Chinese martial arts and qigong. Master Jiang is also a master calligrapher, having won national and international awards.
Lamont Thomas is a long time practitioner of Qigong and Taichi, also the annual organizer of the Qigong Taichi day celebration at Fairfield, CT for the last decades. He holds his Qi and Tea class in Fairfield, CT regularly
Lorelei Chang is the founder and artistic director of DancEnlight and holds the distinction of being one of the pioneers who introduced Modern Dance to China in 1986. She has practiced Qigong, Taiji Quan and Chinese Calligraphy for over thirty years and has masterfully incorporated these arts into her dance instruction and choreography. Lorelei's ongoing studies include Hun Yuan Taiji Qigong with Master Zhang Zhao Xun, a disciple of Feng Zhi Qiang one of the greatest teachers of the style in China, a certification in Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong through world-renowned teacher Daisy Lee, and TCM studies with highly acclaimed teacher, acupuncturist and author Lonny Jarrett. She expresses much gratitude to all of her amazing teachers, especially her mentor, Mark R. Reinhart. Lorelei has been a Professional Member of the National Qigong Association (NQA) since 2014, presented at the Annual NQA Conference for the past two years, and appeared as a guest on the NQA's long-running monthly program QiTalks. She is a faculty member of the Connecticut Concert Ballet and the South Windsor Connecticut Senior Center.
Greg DiLisio has over 30 years of Qigong practice, has taught Qigong workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Qigong lectures at Canyon Ranch Destination Spa Lenox, and Qigong classes for years in Switzerland and Scotland. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and M.Ac. from the New England School of Acupuncture. He has studied exclusively with Grandmaster Yang during the last 10 years.
An introduction to Feng’s Silk Reeling Qigong Exercises
A beautiful and powerful manifestation of Qigong is Taiji with an emphasis on Silk Reeling energy. Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang made significant contributions in the 20th century, he emphasized Silk Reeling Exercises which greatly enhance performance of Chen style. Feng’s style, and Chen style in general, is characterized by large, spiraling movements, with fast and slow movements linked together in progression. The performer alternates softness with hardness, often with specific intention and direction, clearly illustrating the form’s self-defense potential. Large extension, complex spiraling, alternating speed, and slightly lower stances make Chen style more suitable for people without significant physical limitations. However, anyone may practice with the intention to nurture oneself. Start small; start slow. Be natural and relax. Let various body parts work together as a whole. Use mind intent, not brute force, and enjoy the practice of Silk Reeling Exercises as a form of Qigong.
Greg is a regular Qigong teacher at Eastover and provides Acupuncture and Massage there as well. Please contact us to book an appointment.
is a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher. Bill has practiced yoga, meditation and other forms of energy work for 30 years, and received training in Qigong and Tai Chi from the Institute of Integral Qigong & Tai Chi. He continues study with Qi Masters such as Dr. Roger Jahnke, Yang Yang, Robert Peng, Ken Cohen, and Li Junfeng. Bill earned a Masters degree from Columbia University Teachers College and is a member of the National Qigong Association.Sign up now and establish health, vibrancy, deep self-knowing and balance at the heart of your New Year's Resolution for 2017.