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CANCELLATIONS: No classes at Oliver Woods, Feb 18.

BEGINNER SABRE/SWORD: Starting week of March 4th.

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GULLSabre & Tai Chi in the splash zone every Monday morning, year round at Neck Point.
, 9:30 am-10:00 am
Tai Chi, 10:00 am-11:30 am

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Eva Wong
Spring 2017 COMPLETED


Qigong Level 1-2 daoist path Qigong Level 5
Sat / Sun, April 29 & 30, 2017 Mon / Tues, May 1-2, 2017
Oliver Woods Community Ctre. 6000 Oliver Rd. St. Philips By The Sea
7113 Lantzville Rd.


Also Offered by Eva Wong:
Introduction to Daoist Meditation
Saturday. April 29, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Oliver Woods Community Ctre. 6000 Oliver Rd.
The Daoist Meditation session is open to all; no experience in Qigong or Tai Chi is required.


Participants must attend all the sessions (including the evening session) or they will not fulfill the requirement for the next level.
No late arrivals and early departures except for special permission. Incomplete attendance will not fulfill requirement for the next level.

Intro to Daoist Meditation: Open to all.

Qigong Level 1 & 2: Open to all. No experience necessary in Qigong or Tai Chi.

Qigong Level 4 is a prerequisite to level 5.


Introduction to Daoist Meditation, April 29, 2017 (No Prerequisites)
  Regular admission $25
  Minor: 18yrs and under $10
Qigong, Level 1-2. APRIL 29/30, 2017 (No Prerequisites)
  First Time Level 1-2 $200
  Repeating Level 1-2 $100
Qigong, Level 5. MAY 1/2, 2017 (Prerequisite: Level 4)
  Level 5 $200


After you have decided which workshop or combination of workshops you wish to attend, please follow the registration procedures below.


STEP 1. Pre-register online.
STEP 2. Download your registration form, print and complete it.
STEP 3. For the registration to be considered completed, fees must be received by Wed, MAR 15, 2017.



APRIL 29, 2017

6000 OLIVER RD.*
Saturday, April 29, 2017.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


APR. 29/30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 final registrations, waiver.
9:00 Program starts
12:00 Lunch break

2:00 Afternoon session
Tea break
5:30 End of Saturday session

Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:30 attendance check-in
9:00 program starts
12:00 lunch break

2:00 Afternoon session
Tea break
6:00 End of program

Lunch break. Lunch is on your own and you can bring your own meal or go out.

What to wear. Comfortable clothing for ease of movement. Bring also a mat or cushion or blanket. There will be chairs for people who have difficulties sitting on the floor.

Attendance. We'll take attendance throughout the weekend. If you wish someday to continue with Qigong Level 3 and subsequent levels, you will have to have completed the entire prerequisite weekend. Missing any part will need to be cleared in advance with Eva Wong. If for some reason you know you are going to be late, or can't attend some part of the weekend, please let us know.

References. You are more than welcome to bring your own copy of Eva's book 'Nourishing the Essence of Life' but it is not a requirement at this time.


MAY, 1/2, 2017

Monday, May 1st, 2017
8:30 final registrations, waiver.
9:00 Program starts
12:00 Lunch break

2:00 Afternoon session
5:30 End of afternoon session/diner break

7:00 Evening Session
9:00 End of evening session

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
9:00 Program starts
12:00 Lunch break

2:00 Afternoon session
5:30 End of program





About introduction to Daoist Meditation:

Eva will explain the health benefits of meditation and lead a practice meditation on chairs, using some Qigong exercises to facilitate the sitting.

Those who do not wish to sit on chairs or directly on the floor may bring blankets or Yoga mats.


About Qigong Level 1/2:

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. In Level I, we will practice techniques to strengthen the musculoskeletal systems, nourish internal organs, circulate energy and still the mind. In Level II, we will delve more deeply into postures that cultivate flexibility, strength and softness in the joints, muscles and tendons. Self massage techniques to support our internal organs and circulate qi, or life energy, through our meridians will also be shared.


About Qigong Level 5:

The immortals' Guide to Self-massage and Breath Regulation and the Red Phoenix Calisthenics will be completed in level 5. In addition, by the end of level 5 students will have learned the Internal Five Animals System (tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, crane) of physical strengthening as well as the last two postures of Yiquan Standing Qigong.


About Eva Wong:

Eva Wong is a 19th generation lineage carrier of the Primordial Limitless Gate School of Daoism. The student of Sun Di, she is also a 3rd generation lineage descendant of Wang Xiangzhai. She is an independent scholar who has written and translated many books on Daoism and related topics, including Nourishing The Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism and A Master Course in Feng Shui (both from Shambhala Publications). She has designed a comprehensive program involving nine levels of qigong training that she started teaching in Ottawa in 2008.


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External Links:

Path of Daoist Qigong

What is Daoist Qigong?





ACCOMODATION OPTIONS IN NANAIMO (Note that TCNA provides this info for your convenience. We do not endorse and can not be responsible for your experience with these businesses)

Grand Hotel Nanaimo $$$$$  very close to Oliver Woods Community Centre, the venue for Level 3
Inn on Long Lake $$$$$  also very close to O.W.; lovely location on a lake
Best Western Northgate Inn $$$$$  still very close to O.W., near north end of Nanaimo; highly rated, but located next to busy highway
Ramada Inn Nanaimo $$$$  an extra 10 min. drive; fairly new; next to highway 
Travelodge Nanaimo $$$$ close to Ramada; well-rated
Budget accomodations below all appear clean and good for a sleep-over. The first five are located within 4-block stretch along busy Terminal Avenue (close to the Ramada Inn and the Travelodge); an extra 10 min. drive to Qi Gong venue.
Castaway Motel $  
Royal Motel  $  
Port-O-Call Motel   $  
Colonial Motel $$  
Bluebird Motel $  
Departure Bay Motel $ very clean, only about 5 min. extra drive; also next to busy hwy