May 28th - 9am-5pm - Live In-Person on Middle Way's Campus
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Dayan Qigong/Wild Goose Qigong
The Wild Goose Qigong system contains Chinese longevity exercises and meditations that originated in the Kunlun mountains of Western China many centuries ago. They are also known as Kunlun Dayan Qigong. Long a secret, Wild Goose Qigong became widely practiced in China in recent decades and is spreading to the rest of the globe. The exercises represent the daily routine of a wild goose—a bird of longevity and high energy—and are effective at helping treat disease, increase energy, improve mental clarity and brain functions, and maintain general fitness. There are more than 20 movement forms in Wild Goose Qigong, including Pai Da Jian Shen Gong.
Pai Da Jian Shen Gong
Pai Da Jian Shen Gong is also be called Tapping the Meridians, Patting the Meridians, or Slapping Healthy Gong. In this fun form you lightly tap all over your body to specific points in nine sets of nine, which opens the acupuncture points, enlivens the Qi, and balances the flow of Qi through the meridians. It is a short form that also has triple burner stimulation, balancing the three Dantians, a circle walk, a light hop, hand movements to clear stagnant Qi, and centering. All the major internal organs of the body are engaged as well. Once you learn it, it is a quick way to get stuck Qi moving to feel more present and in flow and energetically stronger.
The Pai Da Jian Shen Gong Sequence
In order in this form, after preparation postures: you bring hands to the heart, dredge the channels (tapping), sway the horizontal belt vessel, loosen the internal organs with the palms, lift your wings and walk in a circle, make a quick hop to the right, sink the Qi through the feet with sword fingers, fling sick Qi to the earth, then return fresh Qi to the Lower Dantian. It is thoroughly refreshing.
Matt Van Dyke – M.T.C.M., AEMP, Dipl. O.M.
Matt Van Dyke is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Qi Gong practitioner clinically focused on maximizing quality of life and longevity. Areas of expertise include EENT pathology and pain management. Matt is especially interested in helping to train patients and students to tap into their own innate potential and to facilitate new landscapes of healing. He graduated from Five Branches University in 2006. Advanced studies took him to Shenyang, China to study with respected acupuncturist and physician, Dr. Ma Laoshi at Liaoning University Hospital.
Matt is a student of Dr. Zhang Dong Xun OMD, having studied Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong and Fit 150 Intended Evolution for the past 20 years. He has been teaching Jingui Qi Gong since 2007. Matt has also studied Dayan Wild Goose Qi Gong with Robert Bates religiously for the last 7 years. Together Matt and Robert have delved deep, studying and practicing over 20 forms and meditations of this vast system.
Robert B. Bates – DC, MMQ
Robert is a healer and teacher of healing based in Bellingham, Washington. A 1990 graduate from Southern California College of Chiropractic, he has practiced in Washington State since 1992. He has taught many Qigong courses since 1997. He earned his Master of Medical Qigong certificate in 2001 from Jerry Alan Johnson at the International Institute of Medical Qigong. He has been practicing Wild Goose Qigong since 1999 and has taken Wild Goose classes and workshops from noted teachers Michael Tse, Bingkun Hu, and Paul Li. He currently teaches Medical Qigong at the Middle Way Acupuncture Institute. In addition he teaches workshops in Lymph Drainage Therapy and Fluid Articular Release for the Chikly Health Institute, an international teaching organization based in Arizona.