Sensual Empowerment: Awakening the Wisdom Body
Awakening to the Miracle of Qi: Spontaneous, Charismatic Movement
A superb athlete can enter a state of body-awareness in which the right swing or the right movement happens by itself, effortlessly, without any meddling of the conscious drive. This paradigm is the untainted and most authentic form of action. The tango dances the tango; the Qi moves the movement; we can’t tell the dancer from the dance, the sword from the swordsman. Fewer and fewer do you need to impose things, until finally you arrive at spontaneous non-action.
When nothing is done, then nothing remains undone.
Nothing is done because the dancer has wholeheartedly merged into the dance; the body has been wholly absorbed into light. (From the Magus of the Dragon Gate on the healing Miracle of Qi.)
Moving from a Place of Wisdom
Is there wisdom in your human body? And if so, how can one access it?
The ancients of China developed specific practices to wake up the "wisdom body". Cultivating awareness through these specific movement amplifies the senses and empowers the heart. Released from the tyranny of the modern mind, with it's incessant anxieties, depression, and addictions, your whole body intuition becomes an invaluable resource at every step of life.
Primal movement that re-sensitize the entire body will also be shared. These developmental movements - rocking, rolling, and crawling - are evolution's elegant solution for organizing the entire body into an integrated whole. This unique combination of Qigong and primal movement works with the body's innate wisdom to create deep integrity. From a place of wholeness, it becomes possible to move through life guided by our body wisdom.
Each student will receive a custom daily practice to incorporate what you've learned from the workshop, so that this powerful experience and practices may continue to light your way.
Who is Teaching?
SAT HON, M.F.A., O.M.D. is a native of China, He is a graduate of the doctorate foreign program at the Guangzhou TCM college, Master in Movement Analysis and Dance Therapy from Connecticut College and a B.S. from Princeton University in neuroscience with a minor in Ancient Chinese linguistic.
In 2018, he returned as a guest lecturer and conducted workshop on the cultivation of Interior Energy at the Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China to great reception by the faculties and student body.
Amongst his students and patients are: Philip Glass, the late Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Sigourney Weaver, Meredith Monk, Krishna Das...Hon had run a free-clinic in the past and continues to work with Chinese senior citizens. His Qiong & Taiji Dantao Center is one of the oldest ongoing school in New York City established in 1981.
He is the author of two books: Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality, Healing Cancer with Qigong and directed two films: Chaotic Harmony and Taiji on 23rd Street with original film scoring by Philip Glass
Jonathan Angelilli is a native New Yorker and pioneer of holistic fitness. He is passionate about the power of mindful movement to empower all of humankind. He has been coaching movement for 20 years, has a Bachelor of Science from NYU, as well as 13 of the most widely recognized fitness certifications. Jonathan completed a 3 year program in Medical Qigong through the Institute of Traditional Medicine (Toronto).
He has been featured as fitness and tai chi expert on network television (ABC, FOX), is a published author (Harper Collins), and has presented his work at a diverse array of places, from guest lecturing at colleges (NYU, Union College) to leading rituals at Burning Man and retreats in the wilderness.
*100% of the profits from this workshop will benefit Master Hon's Ancient Taoist Practice Society Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit.