Qigong teacher training with Matthew Cohen
booking: this training is open for booking online via the triyoga website
"Educari means to draw from within. The teacher creates a safe space for his students to look to him and learn. The teachings are sound and the intention is authentic. The student evolves within his or her own guided, personal experience." – Sifu Matthew Cohen
Qigong – The Art of Energy Cultivation Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Slow circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Learn to cultivate and manage a high grade of Energy.
The Sacred Energy Arts Qigong Teacher Training under Sifu Matthew Cohen emphasises the development of depth within one's own personal Qigong practice so that it can than be clearly communicated and shared with others. Each day will consist of a daily Qigong practice and meditation followed by questions & answers.
Students will learn the power of Qigong to increase awareness, intention, intuition, and mindfulness.
The Qigong practice is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation. Each sacred gesture is followed by a few minutes of walking, the purpose of which is to learn to transition smoothly from the sacred to secular everyday activities so that over time, there's no difference between a meditative practice and the daily life.
Meditation will focus on four types: lying, sitting, standing, and moving.
Breathwork will focus on Primordial Breath, Balancing Breath, and Cleansing Breath.
Qigong themes will include Self Care, Developing a Personal Practice, Harmonizing Emotions, Detoxification, Functional Strength, Increased Range of Motion and more.
Lastly the training will teach what it means to "hold space" for your students, creating a safe environment in which they are able to reach new depths in their practice. Emphasis will be placed on body reading, touch, energetic boundaries, staying grounded, body clearing, and energetic nourishment.
Monday 8th - Sunday 21st May 2017 (day off on Sunday 14th May)
08:00 – 10:00 – Qigong training
10:00 – 10:15 – break
10:15 – 12:30 – lecture
12:30 – 13:45 – lunch
13:45 – 15:45 – teaching practice
15:45 – 16:00 – break
16:00 – 17:30 – review, Q+A + meditation
"Matthew's teaching deepened and strengthened my practice on so many levels. The rare addition of Qi Gong has added a profound stillness to my life and is an inspiring, moving meditation. Most teachers I've known articulate their knowledge in a steady and cerebral way, Matthew takes it a graceful step further by connecting that knowledge through the emotional, physical and spiritual and allowing it to settle without force." – Minnie Driver, Actress
"Matthew has an incredible ability to blend many of the internal arts such as yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong together in one seamless flow. If you're looking for something grounding as well as lifting energetically go and check it out and keep an open mind." – Stefan Storace, Founder, Garden of Yoga
About Matthew Cohen
Matthew has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 30 years. His teachings are at once ancient, progressive, secular and sacred. His integrated approach to healing is potent and accessible. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Centre in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Centre for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.
At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, and Craniosacral therapy.
Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew's extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.