New Tai Chi Class in Kula!   4 comments

Beautiful sunset view… Kula park is fantastic!

Beautiful sunset view… Kula park is fantastic!

All New! Every Sunday afternoon at Kula Park. This class is learning the Dong (Yang) Style Long Form and meets for one and a half hours. As always, every class starts with wuji and qigong, but this class lasts a little longer and is very relaxed. Since we are starting out new, beginners are very welcome, yet with the extra time, experienced players will also enjoy this class.

The park is just past the Kula fire station; see the map here.

Grandmaster Dong on Maui   1 comment

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Master Dong’s workshop in Kula is one month away! Don’t miss another chance to train with my teacher! Grandmaster Dong is a living legend, come and support him and our lineage and receive the best Taiji training you can get.

It is time to make sure you have signed up and pay as soon as possible… Saturday is the day for most of my Students, as we will be working on the long form. Friday we do weapons and Sunday we do advanced forms like Hao style, the Dong Family set, and the Fast set.  If you want to attend Sunday, talk to Cory (344-2532) mauitaoist@gmail.com

Here is the registration form for the workshop:

Workshop
October 12, 2013
KULA COMMUNITY CENTER 9:00 a.m -11:30 a.m.
2:00p – 4:30 p.m.

For more information call Joy at 808 573-8384

Cost for Saturday’s sessions:  Morning Session =  $65 Afternoon session = $65
Full Day (2 sessions + lunch from Kula Bistro) = $125

☯Kula Community Center Taiji Workshop Registration October 11-13, 2013

Name: ___________________________________________Phone # ( home/cell) ___________________

Email address: ______________________________Emergency contact: __________________________

Attending: ((( FINAL DEADLINE — Oct 1, 2013))))))

DATE
Friday -11Oct

Saturday-12 Oct

Sunday – 13 Oct

Friday 11 Oct.    TIME AND FEE
1:30p-3:00p Advance Sword Set ( $70)

3:15p-4:45p Advance Knife Set ( $70)

Both weapons classes $130

Saturday 12 Oct.

9:00a-11:30a Long Form ( $65) ________________                                        

2:00p-4:30p Long Form ($65) ________________

Both classes : $125.00 includes lunch from Kula Bistro ________________

Catered: Dinner $20 ________________

Additional dinner guest(s): ($20 @) ________________

Sunday 13 Oct.  Advanced forms. different schedule than Saturday

Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday for those participating in the entire workshop. Dinner will be catered on Saturday evening (Catered dinner -additional fee) We will provide water on all 3 days.

A 2.5 hour break is scheduled on Saturday for participants to enjoy a drive down to the beach, sight see in the upcountry area ( lavender farm, winery, Haleakala), pick up Maui items to take home, enjoy a massage or just relax.

Menu:
Saturday – lunch – we will email you your choices ( from Kula Bistro- salad or sandwiches) Saturday – Dinner Menu – to be advised ( catered)

I hope to see you there!  Call Joy (808 573-8384) to get the address to mail in your checks.

Posted September 13, 2013 by The Maui Taoist in Dong Forms, News and Events

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Understanding Qigong Class   3 comments

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Learn the fundamentals of Qigong

I will unlock the secrets of qigong for you; so you can see how (and why) you can move energy to any part of your body that you wish. With a full understanding of the basics of your internal energy system, you will have a solid foundation to understand Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiji, Qigong, and Taoist meditation.

This class explains all about the art and science of Qigong. Once you know how your energy system works it all makes sense. For instance, we eat food and we breathe and we turn it into electricity that moves our muscles and our bones. This same system feeds energy to our brains, internal organs, bone marrow, skin and everything else, including our thoughts and our emotions. When the energy gets stuck or becomes stagnant, our health suffers, in Chinese medicine this is considered the cause of most health issues. In the western world, 75% of all doctors visits are for preventable illnesses. By combining scientific knowledge along with exercises and meditation, students can learn Taoist methods for ultimate health and longevity.

I will explain everything!… starting from the moment of conception…
how your qi system was formed in your body, and how you make qi, where and how you store it, and how to cultivate and conserve it.

I will show you many different Qigong techniques, for medical reasons, and spiritual practices as well as for strengthening your bodies. These exercises will bring your awareness to the sensations of actually feeling the qi move inside of you. Learning how to unlock stuck qi is an enlightening experience!

Some of the topics explored:

 

History
Wuji, skeletal alignment
Yiquan standing exercises
The three dantians
The eight extraordinary vessels
The twelve meridians
Tuning your breath
Five element theory
Microcosmic orbit
Embryonic breathing
Meditation methods
Nei gong internal qigong
Various breathing methods

There are many different types and styles of qigong exercises, both standing and sitting. I will explain the methods and applications, and be your coach.

I have never seen a class like this before on Maui and I thought it would be nice to pull away the veil that obscures some, if not all of the mysteries that lie “beyond the mysterious beyond.” With this knowledge students can train with anyone and know what is going on. Bring your knowledge up to the instructors level!

This class is on Thursdays at Kaunoa at 11:00 until 12:00
Call and sign up today 270-7308

Wudang Tai Chi in Haiku Maui   1 comment

At Giggle Hill

At Giggle Hill

Welcome to Haiku, Thursday mornings at 8:00 until 9:30 AM.  I will be cultivating my life forces at the Fourth Marine Division Park, AKA Giggle Hill.   I come to this park often and really love the energy here; the sunrise over Haleakala…with the cool morning breeze awakening the trees! This is a perfect environment for Zhan Zhuang, Yiquan and Taiji.

Start Simple each day. Tune your breathing, find your center and open your mind and body to an adventure within.

I am currently teaching the Wudang Taijiquan Long Form as well as a very primordial Wudang Wuji Hun Yuan Qigong, this would be a great opportunity to learn the rare and beautiful Wudang style taiji.  The qigong set will focus on the Three Dantians and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

For my entire Schedule click; HERE

I am always happy to help get you started on the Way.

Posted July 13, 2013 by The Maui Taoist in News and Events

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Relax, Peace is within you…   6 comments

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Each day is a new beginning.
I believe many people today are arriving in the “New Millennia” finding out that everything has changed!
We are all fully realized in the material world. How else could you be reading this now?
It seems to me that we should want for nothing material anymore. The human race has definetly mastered materialism.
Today the world finds itself in many conflicts of culture and ideology, numerous countries are coming apart as well.
This time in human history we have more important things to resolve as we evolve as humans.
I believe spiritual and scientific paradoxes, if reasoned out, can be the breakthrough that transforms the human race.
Qigong, is spiritual and scientific, Taoist philosophy resolves and harmonizes all paradoxes.
Qigong can bring the human race to a new awakening like no other discipline in history.

Train each day,
Know that every breath is the spirit returning,

Reduce your desires and cravings…
Simplify your involvements in the world…
Calm your mind and let go your burdens.

Enter the enlightened age of peace and harmony through Taiji!

Copyright Cory Williams 2013

New Beginnings on the Winter Solstice   1 comment

Copyright Danilo Pivato

Copyright Danilo Pivato

Aloha, it is time for new beginnings. To Taoists, the winter solstice signifies the culmination of Yin energy: a nurturing of our life force. It is also when the days start to get longer and we start a new solar year.

With each passing year I find more energy within, and you will too if you believe it is possible. Those of you that have joined me on the Way know what I’m saying. Those of you that are new to the Way can learn from the example set by so many that have persevered on their journey. Notice how your love for all things grows…how your acceptance of the way things are sustains your spirit…and the depth of your understanding becomes enlightening.

Those of you that know these things to be true will renew your dedication to studying the way. As always, I am here to help coach you on your way, think of me as your hiking guide, helping you to take your body, mind and spirits on an inward journey to find all the mysteries of life. I know in my heart that I am not overstating this, and you know in your heart that there is so much more to discover as we move through this life.

Keep training…practice, practice and practice some more! To help you, I have dedicated my life to the Way, and this year I will be offering more and more training. For 2013, in addition to my current 15 weekly classes, I will be bringing you many more opportunities to expand your understanding of the great mysteries that lie within each and everyone of us.

This year will be better than ever before!
January 17th and 18th I will be repeating the Tai Chi for Arthritis workshop with help from the other TCA instructors at Kaunoa.
February 9th I will be Demonstrating Taiji and Tai Yi at the Chinese New Years celebration at the Maui Mall at 9:00 AM.
Master Dong’s Camp is March 22nd to the 30th on the Big Island.
Master Dong will also be coming to Maui again in August.
Shifu Fong Ha will be here again in September.
I am hoping to get Master Liu De Ming the creator of the Five Elements Qigong that many of you love so much. That may happen in October.
I am planning on a new sitting Qigong & meditation class early this spring.
I am working on putting together one or two classes on the Eastside and Kula.
The Wudang Class is working on the third section of that form and I will be teaching a beautiful form called Tai Yi Wuxing Quan to them soon.
Also I will be bringing a new system of spiritual & medical qigong called Sheng Zhen Gong to selected classes.
I will also be expanding students knowledge of Chinese Medicine theory and how that can increase your understanding of the Way.
My two other web sites will be flowing with information on Qigong specific topics and Taoist stories and Philosophy.
AND… I am working on more things yet too soon to announce.

We all have within us, all that we need to bring ourselves to higher levels of understanding. The future is bright for followers of the Way. Come and join me, I promise you will never get bored!
Remember…

Your focus determines your destiny!

Copyright Cory Williams 2012

Posted December 21, 2012 by The Maui Taoist in News and Events

World Taiji and Qigong Day 2012   3 comments

This Saturday, April 28th, is World Taiji Day when we celebrate the birthday of Wudang Taoist monk Zhang Sanfeng.

I’ll be at Kamaole Beach #III at 9:30, look for me near the south end of the parking lot and we’ll find a shady place to do our thing.

Legend has it Zhang Sanfeng invented what is now known as Taiji and thereby achieved enlightenment. Every year practitioners the world over gather on this day and do qigong and Taiji at 10:0 am local time. The idea is, if we all do Taiji and qigong for an hour, then as the world turns, the next time zone will start as soon as we finish; creating a huge wave of Taiji around the planet!
Anyway, it should be fun, and a great excuse to get together and do Taiji.

Posted April 23, 2012 by The Maui Taoist in News and Events