qiology - the yin channels (50hrs)
portugal, 16-23 march 2024
a different way
throw yourself into the practice and theory of long-term health, of illness prevention, of chronic wellness (not of chronic sickness).
the chinese medicine yangsheng (yangsheng 養生) approach is old. we will understand through the lens of modern science whilst keeping our focus on what this approach is all about - qi.
learn what Qi really is, how and where it flows in your own body and mind through applied yin (myo/acu-yin), deep breathing and movement, through knowledge of your default qiology - and the science of moderation.
learn it yourself. and learn to offer it to your students.
in our modern world, too often we look to drugs and surgery to fix our broken bodies. this course provides a different way. your body is, if you will work with it, intelligent so to optimize itself... you just have to let it heal...not get in its way.
what you get
Receive a full 50hrs of YA Accreditation either as part of our 300hr program, or as a part of your continuing education credits.
It is not just a course. Pick my brains and draw on my Chinese Medicine experience gained from years of clinical and personal practice.
Iterative Learning, New But Old
The practices we learn are a new take on time-old practices of fascial health, Qi flow & mental and emotional steadfastness.
NOTE: This program is one half of a two-part series.
The other Qiology program (Yang & Foundations) introduces fundamental concepts, diet and the Yang Channels.
This program takes these concepts further.
There is no better time to find health in our lives.
The YangSheng (養生) approach to health is often dismissed or mystified...
What we will learn here is a part of the 3-pillar approach to long-term health outlined in the classics of Chinese Medicine, too often overlooked by modern people:
精 Jing (physical health),
氣 Qi (emotional, energetic health), &
神 Shen (Psychological, spiritual health).
We cover Shen & Jing overwhelmingly in our 200hr and Meditate Modules.
This program is all about Qi.
Qi theory proposes we can learn simple principles of prevention of pain and resolution of pain by ameliorating Qi flow.
This means looking in detail at the physiology (structures of) and pathology (sickness) of the six layers of the body.
This course offers life skills designed to give you physical healing and a slower, longer term view to wellness. You will also be able to teach this to others.
Our Yin practices are Myofascial and Pressure (Trigger Point) Release practices which combine targeted channel stimulation with Yin poses.
- Qi Theory
- Yin Jing Luo (Channel) Physiology (Health) & Pathology (Sickness)
- 5 Element Theory: Emotions, Patterns & Habits. Find Your Default - Opportunities for/Threats to Your Health
- Myofascial Strategies & Acupressure with Yin Yoga
- QiGa - Moving Qi in softer Yang practices, a QiGong & Yoga Fusion
- Deep Breathing - Igniting Health side of life through Breath
- The Channel Landscape of the Face, Neck & Head
- Basic Yin Channel Diagnosis
Yin & QiGa Practices: Principles of MyoYin & Acupressure 1
THEORY: What is Qi
THEORY: Qi Physiology, Qi Pathology
Yin & QiGa Practices: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 2
THEORY: The JueYin Channel
Yin & QiGa Practices: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 3
THEORY: The ShaoYin Channel
THEORY: Fire & Water
Yin & QiGa Practices: MFR/Yin w. Acupressure 4
THEORY: The Breath
Yin & QiGa Practices: MFR/Yin w. Yin Acupressure 5
THEORY: Metal & Earth
Yin & QiGa Practices: MFR/Yin w. Yin Acupressure 6
THEORY: Head and Neck Anatomy
note: actual daily plan may vary
16 march - arrival day
check in from 15.00
18.00 course & venue introduction
17 - 22 march
7.30 - 8.00 meditation
8.00 - 9.30 breakfast
9.30 - 12.30 lecture & practicum
12.30 - 16.30 lunch and free time
16.30 - 19.00 asana practices
23 march - departure day
7.30 - 8.00 meditation
check in and check out
on arrival day you can check in from 15.00 on, note that there is no food or lunch in the centre yet. check out is after breakfast on the last day.
- include: six and half days of yoga, meditation, food and friendship
- exclude: flight tickets and transfer from/to retreat center (but we can help with that)
location - d'alijo retreats, northern portugal
d’alijo yoga retreat centre has a beautiful, fully equipped yoga studio overlooking the gardens and valley, a luxurious but cozy dining room, a beautiful pool, a large pond and much more.
the estate is remote, surrounded by nature. it has a couple of great hiking trails, which can lead you to rivers and waterfalls and natural pools. the closest town, cabeceiras de basto, is about 12 minutes by car. guimarães, a unesco listed beautiful city is just 25 minutes away. porto and braga are within one hour as well as an other unesco sites.
come look here: http://www.dalijoyogaretreats.com/accommodation-and-premises/
how to get there
there are no public transport options directly to the retreat centre. however, if you are not travelling by plane you can take a metro, bus or shuttle from porto city centre to porto airport and then join a shared transfer.
the nearest airport is PORTUGAL PORTO AIRPORT. transavia, easyJet, tap, vueling, klm & ryan air, all fly there.
transfer time to the d’alijo centre is 60 minutes by car from porto airport. transfers to and from the d’alijo centre are not included in the prices. we can arrange shared airport transfers to and from porto airport at about € 110 per car one way, maximum three persons. for bigger groups we can organise a bus.
a few weeks before the retreat we will ask you for your travel details and if you want to share travel to the centre. we will group you together so you can share costs. alternatively you can find cheap car rental options.
2023 Graduation Photo
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