Qigong: Strength of the Bear, Balance of the Crane

Qigong: Strength of the Bear, Balance of the Crane

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:30 to 17:00
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Ken Cohen, M.A. is a renowned qigong grandmaster from Colorado with 50 years’ experience.

These gentle yet dynamic exercises are meditation in motion and connected to the Taoist quest for longevity, health, and peace. Learn a complete qigong wellness routine, based on the rooted strength of the Bear and the balance and grace of the Crane.

By practicing these ancient postures and movements, we awaken an ancient part of ourselves and the Paleolithic wisdom of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. We find the spirit of the animals within, and, like them, learn how to connect to the healing power of nature.

Created by the second century doctor of Chinese medicine, Hua Tuo, the Animal Frolics are the oldest healing exercises in the world and the standard against which other qigong methods are measured.

Although practice oriented, there will also be time for discussion of qigong philosophy and an introduction to exciting research that shows how and why qigong improves health. The course requires no previous experience. Beginners and all levels are welcome.


About the speaker, Ken Cohen M.A

Ken Cohen M.A is a renowned qigong grandmaster from Colorado with 50 years’ experience. The first person to teach qigong in North American medical schools, Ken is the author of The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Random House) and numerous other works in both Chinese and English. In 2004, Ken won the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine.


“I can honestly say that the floodgates of qi opened for the first time and it has been an experience without words.”

--M.W. student


“I am the student with Parkinson’s from the recent workshop. I want to tell you that I have been significantly better since the weekend. My movements are easier and quicker. I feel well, rather than ill, and have more energy!”

--R.L. nurse


“For five years I have been seeing blood specialists because of an extremely low WBC (white blood cell count). Yesterday I went for my six-month check-up. I could hardly believe it when the doctor told me that my WBC was normal! The improvement is not just a little, but substantial. The main thing that was different was that I have been consistently doing qigong. What else could explain this?  I am so grateful and happy. Thank you.”

--S.J. psychotherapist


“Thanks to your qigong instruction, my post-polio syndrome is under control. For the first time in thirty years, I am able to walk free of pain. There are no words to express my gratitude.”

—M.G. retired Spanish teacher


“Without actually being in Ken Cohen’s presence, it would be very hard to believe that an American could have such profound and detailed understanding of traditional Chinese culture. His Qigong movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China. Professor Kenneth Cohen’s dissemination of Chinese culture to the Western World is an enormous work and a glorious achievement.”

– Tu Xinshi, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese American Post


“Ken Cohen is a rare combination of expert practitioner, gifted scholar, and lucid writer. He manages to convey not only the techniques of qigong, but the wisdom of qigong. His work nourishes the clinician, the scientist, and, most importantly, the average individual looking for practical ways to enhance life and health.”

--Elmer Green, Ph.D., author BEYOND BIOFEEDBACK

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