Qigong Grandmaster, Author Kenneth Cohen to Give 2-Day Workshop on February 18 & 19
The Aylmer Qigong and Tai-Chi club is welcoming one of the world's best known Qigong teachers and authors, Grandmaster Kenneth Cohen, for a 2-day workshop in the heart of Aylmer.
Qigong is one of the most popular, enjoyable, and extensively researched methods of energy medicine in the world. It is a comprehensive system of ancient Chinese health and longevity exercises that cleanses the body of stagnation and recharges the body with fresh and clear energy.
Kenneth Cohen, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine, is a renowned Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster, based in a small town at an elevation of 3,000 metres in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
He is the author of the Random House classic, The Way of Qigong and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. Ken began Qigong in 1968, was a collaborator with Alan Watts and principal lifetime apprentice to Taoist Abbot Huang Gengshi from South China.
He was the first person to teach Qigong in North American medical schools; his classes and keynotes have been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, the International Conference on Taoist Studies (Taiwan), and numerous universities.
Blaise T. Ryan, the main instructor at the Aylmer Qigong and Tai Chi club, organized this workshop with this esteemed Qigong scholar.
"It's a great honour to have Kenneth Cohen teach a workshop in Aylmer. He usually only teaches a handful of workshops a year throughout Europe and America, but this will be his only workshop in all of Canada this year. It really puts Aylmer on the map in the Qigong world," says Mr Ryan. "There are people coming all the way from Toronto and Barrie to attend."
The workshop is open to all levels, beginners as well. Tickets have to be reserved in advance because of limited space. The workshop will run from 10 am to 5 pm with a 2-hour lunch break and short breaks throughout.
The workshop will be given only in English.
This workshop will cover all 12 techniques of Hunyuan (Primordial) Qigong, the legacy of Ken’s beloved teacher, Madame Gao Fu, in direct lineage from the founder of Medical Qigong.
Like tuning a piano, participants will tune body, breath, and mind so that they are in harmony, not only with each other, but with the Qi (life force) of the universe. As a break from the exercises, participants will enjoy Qigong meditations for relaxation, clarity, and inner peace and listen to entertaining stories of the old masters, as well as discussions on the healing benefits of Qigong, how and why it works, and how to use Qigong to improve other activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and sports.
For more information, you can also contact the organizer, Blaise Ryan at 613-702-5377 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket reservations can be made through Mr Ryan or online at https://aylmerqigong.eventbrite.ca.