Soft and gentle as a leaf unfolding, and healing you in its wake; this is the essence of Taoist Chi Kung. This retreat is based on the teaching of Taoist Master Share K. Lew, a monastery-trained Taoist priest. Juanita Lew will introduce you to traditional Taoist concepts of health, longevity, and harmony with nature. The core of the workshop will be instruction in the Shen, a set of twelve chi kung exercises (six standing, six sitting) whose primary purpose is self-healing. These exercises can also help you develop better concentration, increase visual and auditory acuity, and enhance sensitivity to oneself and others.
Juanita Lew will tell stories from Master Share K. Lew’s Taoist practice, as well as his life in and out of the monastery. Master Lew was among the first to openly teach chi kung to non-Chinese people. His monastery style, Tao Ahn Pai, dates back 1300 years to Lui Dong Bin of the Tang Dynasty, who is one of the Eight Immortals of Taoism. Juanita Lew continues this benevolent tradition. Master Lew and Juanita Lew established a co-teaching partnership that spanned for thirty-four years. This year will mark the twenty-third year that Juanita Lew will be teaching at Esalen.
CE credit for bodyworkers;
CE credit for acupuncturists;