- May 12, 2018
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Qi (the vital life force) plays a pivotal role in the balance of the yin-yang dynamic underlying all changes of the human psyche. Qi flows internally through the meridians, connecting the body and mind as a whole. The health and vitality of our bodies and minds rely on the harmonious state of Qi.
This workshop provides a deeper understanding of the classical Chinese medicine and philosophical concepts of health based on Qi. Learn how to cultivate Qi through Yi Jin Jing, a well-known Qigong exercise in China that by legend is attributed to the Indian Buddhist preceptor Bodhidharma who came to China and taught the monks in the Shaolin Temple in the six century CE.
Jun Wang, Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of the East-West Psychology Department at CIIS, holds a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from the Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing, and a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Wang came to CIIS following several years as a licensed acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina and core faculty member at the Integrative Medical Program, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, and later at the Institute for Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University. Formerly Director of the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program of ACTCM at CIIS and president of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California, Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and books, including Cultivating Qi: An Introduction to Chinese Body-Mind Energetics (North Atlantic, 2011).