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Seeds of Change: Transformative Springtime Qigong Retreat
with Aaron Green

The Energy of Spring

Many people do not realize that the state of their health in spring sets the stage for the entire year, which is the main reason why learning and practicing a self-healing exercise like this Qigong at this time can be so powerful.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring time is associated with the element of Wood.

The power of Wood is gentle, persistent, and filled with creative potential. It has the power of both being and becoming—of being true to your own nature and becoming more yourself by clearly expressing your inner needs and desires. In working with this element, we find the energy to push forward with strength and firmness of purpose, always remaining supple, yielding, and true to our nature.

Two Courses in One Retreat – This spring Aaron will teach two courses in one very full 9 day retreat.

​When asked if he could teach everyone in the world only one method of health improvement,
Taoist Lineage Holder Bruce Frantzis, answered without hesitation, “BREATHING”

Traditionally these two courses were taught together, as Taoist Longevity Breathing from one point of view is just a variation of opening and closing, which is the speciality of The Marriage of Heaven & Earth Qigong.

Each one of these courses can be a powerful practice in and of itself, but even more so when combined. This schedule will allow as many people to get at least one practice, they can work into any other health care practice like yoga, Tai Chi, or any form of exercise they currently practice, and help them improve their lives.

 

Watch a video of the October 2016 Qigong retreat:

October 2016 Qigong retreat

COURSE 1
“The Marriage of Heaven & Earth” Qigong 5 day Retreat – March 18th-23rd, 2017

The first 5 days we will focus on learning “The Marriage of Heaven & Earth” qigong. This particular exercise is fantastic in helping neck, shoulder, and back issues, but the real value comes from using this relatively simple movement as a container for deeper and deeper understanding and access to your body’s energetic system.

While the outer or external movements make up only 10 % of this exercise, the majority of the benefits are to be had from what you will learn to do under the skin or internally. First your will learn to lengthen and open all the tissues of your body from head to toes. From there we will focus on the opening and closings of all the joints of the body. Working on a physical level and then diving deeper into the fluids and energetics of each joint, finding and reactivating your bodies natural pulsing rhythm for increased fluid circulation and joint health.

From here you will learn how to move as one integrated well functioning unit. This occurs as we learn how to access and exercise the ligaments of the spine.

Each of the internal skills offer a huge improvement to your general health and well being. When combined the effect takes on a synergistic quality that has each part supporting and unlocking the others until every part is improving at an exponential rate.

Once learned, these skills can be readily used in any other healthcare practice as the fuel to take that practice to the next level no matter what you are training for.



COURSE 2
“Taoist Longevity Breathing” 3 day Weekend Retreat – March 24th-26th, 2017

Taoist Longevity Breathing is a powerful method for improving not only your breathing capacity and quality, but more importantly for developing the capacity of your breathing to positively effect the fluids of your body.

This weekend will be a stand alone course as well as a continuation of the previous course’s focus on opening and closing.

You will learn the basic mechanics of your breathing including the various muscles, nerves, and tissues involved and how to improve their quality and ability to function. From there, we will turn our focus to the quality of your breath and how using various techniques for improving that, has far reaching affects on the mind and emotions.

You will learn to breath not only from your belly and sides but from the lower and upper back and the almost never used top portion of your lungs. This practice can lead to giving your heart a gentle and rhythmic massage to improve its health and functioning as well.

Like all our programs, once learned, this method can be easily included into any other health care practice you may already be doing in order to enhance or unlock that particular practice potential.

 

BOOKING & PRICES

COURSE 1: fee for the  full 5 days with accommodation is £699 – Book here

COURSE 2: fee for the Weekend with accommodation is £399 – Book here

FULL RETREAT: The course fee for the full 9 day retreat is £999 – Book here

CONTACT

Chris Gorman
Phoenix Blu Retreats
+447835260296
phoenix.blu.retreats@outlook.com


​A Special Note From Aaron

Hello,
​If I am to be completely honest with you, initially I had an intense dislike of “The Marriage of Heaven and Earth” set as well as the Taoist Longevity Breathing.

In hindsight, I think it may have been because it went directly against my very watery nature or that I had my own issues with the organs and emotions of anger and indecision. Whatever the case, I can say as I progressed in training the set and allowing the material contained and learned in this set, to nurture and grow within me, in a relatively short time my issues with anger and indecision along with various other health issues disappeared. I found in their place a better functioning human being, more balanced on many levels including the physical, energetic, and emotional.

So now after over a decade of practicing and teaching this material, I cannot help but recommend everyone learn this material because of the great results I’ve seen others enjoy and the benefits I have personally experienced.

Wherever you are on your path towards better health and what ever vehicles that you are using, this set can offer you the skills to go deeper and farther than you have ever imagined. These skills provide the fuel that can dramatically improve whatever it is you practice from riding a bike to martial arts to healing a specific health issue.

I hope you can join us for a fantastic retreat and I look forward to training with you.

​Sincerely,
Aaron

​​Aaron Green- Certified Energy Arts Instructor
Aaron Green has been teaching Energy Arts for more than 20 years and has trained extensively with Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis www.energyarts.com . Aaron is a seasoned practitioner and a gifted teacher of Wu style Tai Chi, Longevity Breathing and various qigong practices embodying a high level of energetic ability and sensitivity. For the past 10 years Aaron has also been using Craniosacral Therapy and Qigong Tui-Na to help his clients achieve various goals, from improved posture to chronic pain relief and remission of incurable conditions. He is now travelling in the US and internationally in order to share this life enhancing material.