Emei Sage/Shaman Style Qigong Cultivation with Ryan Powell
In these sessions, we will explore the ancient art of Daoist Wu (Sage/Shaman style) Qigong. Qigong is a playful and powerful practice for cultivating inner knowledge and for moving into a state of union with the universe, or tian ren he yi. Qigong is a self-healing practice which allows one to connect with the best medicine in the world. This medicine is the field of Universal Energy which surrounds us, flows through us, and connects all of the atoms of the Universe. When we are consciously connected to and merged with this field of energy, we are walking our Dao (Way or Path).
Emei Qigong practice includes mantra (sacred sounds), mudra (hand positions), breath work and gentle stretching movements to open the spiritual gates of the body and allow the high level spirit within to come forth in its true harmonious radiance. Emei Qigong practice always begins with Dou, the "Inner Dancing and Drumming of the Heart" ~ a dancing and shaking practice which opens the inner pathways and awakens the spirit within the body.
Ryan will be offering practice with two forms from the Emei lineage at Beloved this year:
Cosmic Orbit Qigong –
Come, strengthen the flow of the inner healing river which continuously orbits throughout your body and into the universe. Using Yin and Yang mantras (sacred sounds) to move the Qi along with deep, gentle stretching movements you open to a higher level of flow both within your body and within your life.
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong –
Join us, and embody the spiral movements of the Fire Dragon to clear your meridian system of any stagnation or dis-ease and restore your sense of union with the universe. This beautiful practice includes meridian tapping and Qi guiding to restore the natural, free flow of life-force through your system. This class will be accompanied by the live masterful raga singing of Michael Stirling.
One of the founders of Sun Gate Studio in Portland, Oregon, Ryan has been on the path of sacred music, Qigong cultivation, internal martial arts and energy healing for over 15 years. Certified by his teacher Qigong Master Zhongxian Wu to transmit the teachings of the Hidden Immortal Lineage, he has been learning and practicing the shamanic cultivation arts of China with Master Wu since 2002 and has traveled to China to connect more deeply with the lineage Qi (Emei Wu Zhengong, Wudang He Taijiquan, Dragon Gate Qigong, Dai Xinyi, Yijing divination and shamanic energy healing). He offers ‘Dreamtime Healing Concerts’ with the groups One Root and Within Sound Healing. He currently teaches shamanic Qigong and Taiji and holds private Qi of Sound Healing sessions, Yijing (I Ching) counseling and small sound healing concerts in the Pacific Northwest.