- March 4-5, 2017
- 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The human body is perceived as a dynamic yin-yang system in traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy. Qi (the vital force) plays a pivotal role in the balance of the yin-yang system, and is therefore the foundation of health and vitality. Qi flows inside the body through meridians and connects the body and mind. Consequently, both body and mind functions rely on the harmonious state of Qi—the body cannot relax until the mind is quiet.
Learn the classical cultivating Qi movements, or Yi Jin Jing, based on a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of Chinese body-mind energetic exercise in this workshop. Yi Jin Jing is a popular form of Qigong exercise that dates back at least several hundred years. In addition, the twelve movements are closely related to the twelve internal organ meridians and the twelve-muscle meridian system of traditional Chinese medicine.
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.
Jun Wang, PhD is currently an Associate Professor, and Director of the DAOM program of ACTCM at CIIS, has a Bachelor of Chinese medicine from the Capital Medical University, Beijing China, and a PhD of medical anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Cultivating Qi: An Introduction to Chinese Body-Mind Energetics (North Atlantic Books, 2011). She has been teaching and researching of traditional medicine and healing arts for more than 20 years.