Dao-In, Taoist Yoga
Dao-In, taoist Yoga
An ancient predecesssor of all later Qigong practice, Dao-In is a system of energy adjustment practices that include sitting, lying, twisting and stretching exercise (some looking similar to Hatha Yoga), self-massage and meditation. It can be adapted for people of all ages and health conditions and can be performed during short breaks at work or in longer times of dedicated focus. Thus, it can be a useful, friendly, life-long tool to care for our muscles, joints, mind & emotions with deep potential for personal refinement. It counterbalances very well a life of intellectual work and is excellent to support and complement any practice of sitting meditation.
Weekend day series
dao-in Form Review and Teacher Training
We offer a form review and Teacher Training seminar for Dao-In. The review seminar can be taken to deepen one's personal practice or as the pre-requisite for taking the teaching exam for each section.
Form review / Teacher training
dao-in Teacher certification
The Chi Health Institute of the College of Tao grants certification in Eight Treasures and other Qi movement arts to those who have gained learning and experience with the form, completed a Teacher Training Intensive (see above), passed a Practical Exam and have completed the on-line course, Introduction to Taoist Self Cultivation.
Introduction to Taoist Self Cultivation has been established to support a life-long experience and heighten the potential benefit from practicing and sharing Qi movement arts. The Eight Treasures and other Qi movement arts we teach are not done merely for physical exercise but to cultivate and refine our energy. To become a teacher following the Taoist tradition of the Integral Way requires gathering broad experience and exposure to the basic principles and self-cultivation methods of the tradition. This course involves reading, practice and self-study to contextualise, deepen and elucidate your experience of Qi and self-cultivation.