- September 19 - December 5, 2016
- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
555 De Haro St., Room H
San Francisco, CA 94107
September 19 & 26
October 3, 17, & 24
November 7, 14, 21, & 28
Level I: 5-7pm
Level II: 7-8pm
Dayan Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of movement that promotes health and contributes to a long life. Dayan means Wild Goose. Qigong means the practice of Qi, or life force. With daily practice, Dayan Qigong improves immune function, increases energy, flexibility and balance, and reduces stress. It is part of traditional healing in that it balances the yin and yang in our bodies, regulating the functions of our organs and bodily systems by encouraging the free flow of life force through the acupuncture meridians to open energy blockages in order to restore and maintain health.
The form originated 1,700 years ago in China and was a well-guarded secret until recent decades. It is now taught widely with tens of thousands of people practicing in China and all over the world. Dayan Qigong has been taught at Wen Wu School of Martial Arts for 25 years.
The level 1 class includes a flowing sequence of 64 movements, warm up exercises, instruction in Dayan Qigong style meditation and instruction in self massage of key acupuncture points.
The level 2 class activates more energy in the body. It is suitable for students who have practiced Dayan Qigong level 1–or first set–for at least one year.
Jeanne Courtney, LCSW has studied and practiced with Dayan Qigong Master Hui Liu at Wen Wu School in El Cerrito, CA, since 1999. She is a senior teacher at Wen Wu School, where she has taught Dayan Qigong 'second set' since Master Hui Liu's retirement. She was authorized by Hui Liu to teach Dayan Qigong in 2002. She has also practiced Guan Ping Yang Tai Chi & Shao Lin over many years. Jeanne got her Masters in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and worked for many years with people with chronic health conditions. Jeanne enjoys teaching beginners, mixed level groups and advanced students, as well as collaborating with other teachers, and has taught in Mexico, and at Kripalu and Esalen retreat centers.