Our inherent joy is like sunlight that is always shining within. This natural radiance is often obscured by passing clouds of emotion and thought. At this workshop we will share practices and teachings from Buddhist and qigong traditions on how to uncover and reclaim our natural inner joy. Practices will include movement, meditations and sound.
Master Mingtong Gu will teach various qigong movements that awaken joy through strengthening the endocrine and immune systems, reducing stress, anxiety and depression by activating and balancing the energy body. He will also teach an ancient and powerful practice of sound healing, an effective tool for transforming negative emotions into healing gifts. This day will be accessible and beneficial to people of all ages and conditions.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, & Psychologists through Spirit Rock. Please see below for more information.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- discuss specific meditation techniques for cultivating joy.
- apply specific movements that cultivate joy and well-being.
- utilize sound meditations that cultivate joy, emotional balance and well-being.
- describe how qigong techniques strengthen the endocrine and immune systems, and reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Continuing Education for Acupuncturists will be available through The Chi Center on the morning of the event. Please check in with The Chi Center staff to process registration and payment.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.