Qigong Levels 1 & 2

April 1st—April 2nd (2023)

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  • $160.00 Program Price
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When body is relaxed and peaceful, energy will flow. When mind is still, it will embrace qi and
strengthen the body. In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously
cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind.

Physical health and mental well-being are closely aligned. Qigong is designed to cultivate
strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement,
breath, and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing
exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility,
stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.

There are no requirements. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health and
mental well-being, this program is for you.

This weekend is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, the
Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Xiantianwujimen
was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who
is recognized as “the father of qigong.”

These uninterrupted lineages have been handed down to Dr. Eva Wong. Donna MacKenzie
has received these practices directly from Dr. Wong. There are 5 introductory levels; this
weekend covers Levels 1 & 2.

Levels 1 & 2: Begin your journey of health and well-being

  • In Qigong 1, learn six classic techniques that relax the body and two postures of standing
    qigong that gather internal energy.
  • Continue in Qigong 2 to learn how to guide energy through the body using the Nine Self-
  • Complete the program by learning Twelve Devas Tendon Changing — the most effective form
    of qigong used in repairing physical injuries and enhancing muscular-skeletal strength.
    (Levels 1 & 2 are always taught together. It is not possible to take just Level 1.)


  • Who Should Attend?
    This retreat is open to everyone who is interested in experiencing the benefits of Qigong
  • Graduates of Levels 1 and 2 may continue their journey with Level 3 – 5, which are offered
    regularly at various practice centres. However, there is no need to continue through the levels:
    Levels 1 and 2 provide significant health benefits if practised on a regular basis.


About your teacher, Donna MacKenzie
Donna began studying with Dr. Eva Wong in 2010 and was authorized to teach Qigong Levels
1 and 2 in 2022. She is a Zen Buddhist practitioner, taught yoga for 14 years, currently works
as an ecologist and a cook, plays music, and spends her time between Southern Ontario and
Nova Scotia.