Asheville & International Workshops FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015 UPDATED
|Michael Winn Workshops & Summer Retreats
Asheville, N.C. & Overseas
Asheville workshops - Registration & Lodging Info
Spring 2014 China Dream Trip
Autumn 2014 CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES thru Spring 2015
info@HealingTaoRetreats.com or 888-750-1773for ALL summer retreat questions
Healing Tao Instructor's Association of Americas
(Universal Healing Tao Network)
4 Bostic Place, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
www.HealingTaoUSA.com or www.HealingDao.com
info@HealingTaoUSA.com or 888-999-0555 or 828-555-1444
ALL product (video/audio) questions & Asheville workshop registration
Michael Winn has 35+ years international teaching experience in medical, martial, & spiritual arts. He was two-term President, National Qigong Association; is founder of Healing Tao University, the largest Tao arts summer program in the West, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. He is president of the non-profit Dao Alchemy Research Institute, was 9 years Chairman of the Healing Tao Instructor's Association, and sits on the Council of 9 of the Universal Healing Tao foundation.
Winn has authored ten Tao home study video-audio courses, written dozens of articles, and presented papers at numerous international Daoist scholar conferences. He is co-author or writer with Mantak Chia of 7 books, including the classic Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy. His ebooks include Way of the Inner Smile, Five Animals Qigong, and Tai Chi: A Path of Self-Love.
Winn lives with his wife Jem in a simple log home in the mountains near Asheville, N.C. He has a private "qigong & shengong therapy" practice when he is not traveling.
Time: all 2 day Asheville workshops: Sat 9-6; Sun 9:30-5:30 pm.
- NEW Location: at Asheville Training Center, Ave., 261 Ashland Ave, Asheville, NC. Next to Sisters of Mercy Rehab, one light (long block) south of French Broad and Ashland Ave intersection, corner of Phifer St. http://www.ashevilletrainingcenter.com/directions.html
Park in Town & Mountain Realty's parking lot. Walk on the
left of the Realty building (narrow side alley) to the second door on right.
- Cost: most still cost only $144. (not increased in 15 years - based on sacred number, not value!) Sat. only: $90. Review both days (previous students): $90. Note: Cost/location may be different for some workshops.
- Deposit: $72., payable to "Healing Tao USA". 828-505-1444 or 888-999-0555 for credit card. Send check to Healing Tao USA, 4 Bostic Place, Asheville NC 28803. If cancel one week prior to workshop, deposit is 100% refundable. After that , no refund. VISA/MC, extended pay available.
- Home Study Option: Live transmission at workshops is best. If you cannot attend, you can still receive an "oral transmission" via my ten Tao Home Study Audio-Video courses on my website. Home study courses are ACCEPTED AS PRE-REQ'S for the next level course. All weekend courses are now available in CD format.
- Product Discounts: Live workshop attendees may buy AT the workshop the video-audio as review material - about 50% discount off retail.
- Rebate on products: If you buy a Home Study Course in advance of taking the SAME FULL WEEK-LONG summer retreat within one year, you receive nearly 50% credit back on the product at the time you register at the summer retreat. (Does NOT apply to Asheville weekend seminars). Example: Buy a $99. DVD-CD package now, you get $50. back when you take the same summer retreat. For more details, see: http://www.healingdao.com/ckf2.html#order
- Assistant Instructor Certification Summary:
Associate Instructors need 70 hours prerequisite core curriculum (any four weekend courses with Michael + 6 hours of privates, OR two week-long summer retreats). Then take an additional 40 hours certification (re-take either the week-long Qigong Fundamentals at summer retreat or repeat three weekend courses in Asheville
WHERE TO STAY in Asheville?
Downtown Inn 120 Patton Ave: walking distance to workshop, close to restaurants. Corporate rate as low as $65, higher in leaf season. If you fly in, but don't rent a car, this is good choice. Airport taxis: $25 - 35.
Asheville Graceland Art Hostel at http://aahostel.com/. Inexpensive, clean, and walking distance to workshop. Reserve in advance: no walk-ins. email@example.com 828-225-3278. Single rooms are $35-40., add $10.+ per roommate.
Best Western on I-40 has a sauna/pool atrium, 15 minute drive, exit 44 off I-40 (828-667-4501). $69.
Howard Johnson Inn (5 min. drive to workshop, near Biltmore Estate) Older, but spacious rooms. 828-274-2300. $69.
Closest airport hotel: Hampton Inn (828 687-0806). $99-129.
Enka Budget Motel (828-665-2100) $46-65. 15 minutes.
Super 8 Motel (828-505-4648) $49-69. in low season, on Tunnel Rd.
For apartment with kitchen, Extended Stay America on Tunnel Road (828 253-3483.
We have some local Tao students who rent out a bedroom for $40. per night. Contact Jan at 828 505 1444 for references.
Ramada Inn downtown (pricey), 3 blocks walking distance.
For wilderness retreat experience, rooms with one wall open to a fairy forest, try Mountain Light Sanctuary. Barnardsville, 45 minutes. http://mtnlightsanctuary.com/lightweave/index.htm
Oct. 25, 2013 (Fri. eve. 7:30 – 9:30 pm): Asheville, N.C.
INNER SMILE: FREE Evening Meditation & Talk with Michael Winn.
Inner Smile is a universal image in art.
This fun evening is part of a weekend workshop, but is open to the public and can be taken separately. We will mostly smile together silently, relax from the "heart-mind" (xin) level of smiling in the body until the deeper "inner heart" or soul (ling) level of smiling spontaneously arises. I will facilitate this with a transmission of that frequency of unconditional acceptance at the soul level. This is one of the most important and simplest self-cultivation practices you can learn and apply simply to daily life. Increased peace, self-love, and acceptance of others are the reward, with secondary benefits of healing all kinds of illness that is stress-caused.
NEW Location: At Asheville Training Center, same venue as weekend workshop. No pre-registration required, free to all. Just show up! 261 Asheland Ave, two blocks south of downtown Asheville, corner Phifer St.. In side entry of Town & Mountain Realty building.
Oct. 26 - 27, 2013 (Sat/Sun): Asheville, N.C.
MEDICAL & SPIRITUAL QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS 1 & 2
with Michael Winn
Taoist Micro-Cosmic Orbit trains us to crystallize an Inner Pearl that matures into our Inner Sage and a reliable spiritual guide.
Cost: $144 for weekend. $90. for one day.
Day 1: Inner Smile, Five Animals Qigong, Six Healing Sounds, Taoist qigong & alchemy theory.
Visit http://www.healingdao.com/ckf1.html#top (Fundamentals 1 page with full benefits & description of practices, testimonials, etc.)
Day 2: Guided Micro-Cosmic Orbit. This famous Tao meditation unifies all energy centers/chakras into a flowing whole. Process is made simple and physically tangible with the powerful "Open Qi (Chi) Flow in the Orbit" movement qigong. Chi transmission is given to help you open chi flow spiraling in an orbit around your torso.
Includes oral transmission of the powerful Wudang Mountain "Red Dragon" internal method of circulating the orbit (NOT taught in standard Healing Tao curriculum). THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL & EFFECTIVE ORBIT METHOD I'VE FOUND – during my 30 years search. Included is my method of invoking spiralling Dragon power into the orbit meditation to amplify its power and effortless Qi (chi) flow.
Good for self healing, spiritual centering and balance of all yin-yang meridians of body, and balancing blood and chi. The orbit is also the main pathway used for cultivating spiritualized sexual energy as you progress in your practice.
More info on Fundamentals 2: http://www.healingdao.com/ckf2.html
These two days are packed with powerful practices that can make major shifts in your health and energy level. They are Lifetime Treasures, simple enough to easily share with family and friends.
Open to everyone. This course is THE main pre-requisite to Fusion, Healing Love, Kan & Li. This is the best course to begin with, but also suitable for advanced adepts or people from other traditions wishing to go deeper.
Nov. 23 - 24, 2013 (Sat/Sun): Asheville, N.C.
PRIMORDIAL QIGONG / TAI CHI for ENLIGHTENED LOVE
This is where you go when you practice Primordial Qigong/ Tai Chi for Enlightened Love.
with Feldenkrais for Effortless Super Learning of Tai Chi.
Led by Michael, plus recorded guidance by Joyce Gayheart.
Magical, powerful 800 year old lineage qigong ceremony (a.k.a. "Tai Chi for Enlightenment"). Integrates the magic square of feng shui, the dynamic inner coupling of Taoist alchemy, the healing benefits of medical qigong, and the earthly transmission power of China's original tai chi form!
We gather the directional chi of Heaven and Earth in graceful spirals. This is one of my favorite forms, but requires deeper commitment (15 min. practice length). Combined with Feldenkrais, it opens up many levels of healing energy and ease of movement amazingly quickly.
I go far beyond the DVD during this class, revealing many things about the inner structure of the form, and how to intensify it with toning and focused intention.
For more about the form, and numerous testimonials about how amazing the form is, please see http://www.taichi-enlightenment.com
Cost: $185. ($90. deposit). Reviewers: $125.
828 505 1444
Note: The course is the certification course for Primordial QiGong/Tai Chi for Enlightened Love. You receive a teaching certificate from Healing Tao University. Those seeking certification should have been practicing the form well in advance, if only from a DVD.
Mantak Chia learned this form from me on a China Dream Trip, and loved it! He has made it a part of the Healing Tao curriculum, so you can also now use this course as hours towards becoming a Healing Tao Instructor. For more info: http://www.healingtaousa.com/instructorbecome.html
Dec. 7 - 8, 2013 (Sat/Sun) Asheville, N.C.
MEDICAL & SPIRITUAL QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS 3 & 4: Internal Chi Breathing and Bone Rooting with Michael Winn
Learn the 3 types of Taoist breathing: natural, reverse, and counter-force. Powerful "empty" or neutral force breathing method can be done anywhere, standing, sitting, lying. Opens belly center/dantien, the key to good chi circulation and self-healing. Standing and moving postures to open core channels of body. My simplified version of Iron Shirt Qigong.
We will also learn the Ocean, Sky, & Great Heart Breathing, aka Blissful Breathing Qigong. This form activates the Mystical Power of Three, that unites physical breath with subtle body breath in all three dantian. A short 5-minute form that packs a tremendous wallop.
Day 2 focuses on bone marrow breathing, rooting power, and simple bone-to-bone tapping. Excellent for grounding, preventing & healing chronic illness due to blood deficiency, osteoporosis, and many others. Stabilizes stillness for meditators, develops root for all movement artists (dance or martial arts). This bone work is the prelude to completing bloodline ancestral issues.
See http://www.healingdao.com/ckf3.html for more details. Open to all, no prerequisites. Useful to have Fundamentals 1&2, but they can be taken in reverse order as well. Cost: $144. weekend. $90. for Sat. only, or reviewers (both days).
Email if you have questions. Or call Jan to register by phone: 828 505-1444.
NEW Location: Asheville Training Center, 261 Ashland Ave., 2 blocks south of downtown Asheville. Starts 9 am on Saturday.
For information about Michael Winn and his qigong/chi kung trainings, visit:
Dec. 21, 2013 (Sat. eve) Asheville, N.C.
WINTER SOLSTICE CEREMONY + MEDITATION
There will be NO public gathering in 2013, for personal reasons that will be made clear shortly afterward.
I encourage everyone to do their own ceremony or gather in groups with family and friends.
• March 1 - 2, 2014 (Sat/Sun) in Asheville
FUSION OF FIVE ELEMENTS 1
Cultivate Your True Feelings & Dissolve Negativity
with Michael Winn
Fusion of 5 Elements image by M. Teeters
Description of One Cloud's Alchemy Formulas: www.healingdao.com/tao_alchemy_formulas.html
Practical Emotional Inner Alchemy methods for managing the feeling layer of the Energy Body. This is part of One Cloud's foundational Inner Alchemy Formula. It integrates 5 phase chi cycles in your emotions with your biological and spiritual life. Learn to control your inner psychic weather, nurture your inner powers and natural virtues, and especially how to "eat" or dissolve negative emotion and egoic reactivity. Find out where your feelings originate and their true purpose.
Learn to reverse the loss of chi flowing out thru your senses, how to alchemically gather an Inner Pearl, the essence of your original self. Very powerful tools for working on yourself, and centering the energy body. Course is mostly meditation, plus "Nourish the Five Shen" Qigong for emotional body. Pre-req: Fundamentals 1 & 2, live or audio-video. Good to have Fundamentals 3 & 4 if possible, the rooting is key to managing emotions.
Contact: info@HealingTaoUSA.com NEW Location: Asheville Training Center, 261 Asheland Ave, two blocks south of downtown Asheville. $144. weekend, $90. reviewers. Call 828-505-1444 to register.
HOLLAND Retreats Winter 2014 (taught in English, no translation)
• March 14 (Fri. eve): Talk on Taoist Qi Healing in Utrecht
March 15-16, 2014 (Sat./Sun) : Deep Healing Qigong in Utrecht
March 18 - 22, 2014 (Tues - Sat) in Mennorode
PLANETARY & SOUL ALCHEMY: Greatest Enlightenment of Kan & Li
Spring Equinox Ceremony during the retreat.
Soul Alchemy is One Cloud's 3nd Water & Fire Formula of Inner Alchemy.
Description of all One Cloud Formulas: www.healingdao.com/tao_alchemy_formulas.html
Prerequisite: Sun-Moon Alchemy (Greater Kan & Li), live or homestudy
• March 23-24 (Sun-Mon): Heaven & Earth Alchemy in Utrecht
Contact: Fransje Bannenberg firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 19 - 20, 2014 (Sat/Sun) in Asheville, N.C.
FUSION of the FIVE ELEMENTS 2 & 3.
Open Macro Orbit: 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Develop Psychic Abilities
with Michael Winn
Internalized bagua opens the 8 Extraordinary Vessels
Open the Macro-Cosmic Orbit by linking chi flow in the Eight Extraordinary ("psychic") channels. These channels link your pre-natal and post-natal energy bodies, i.e. the deep structure of how you birth yourself each flowing moment. Learn to purify your aura & regulate your Energy Body with belt & thrusting channels. Give to and Receive chi from the environment with Positive & Negative Arm & Leg channels.The 8 Extra Vessels connect the inner and outer chi field, and allow you to "dance" between your inner and outer life. The Wudang Mountain version of the macro-cosmic orbit will also be taught as the most powerful internal method I've found for integrating the 8 Extraordinary Vessels into a continuous flowing circuit.The macro-orbit is the foundation for opening chi flow to 8 Original Forces of Universe (I Ching trigram-tones). Powerful "8 Extraordinary Vessels" qigong form makes this practice simple to remember. It heals deep psychic imbalances not reached by acupuncture. Many mysterious and chronic illnesses can be healed at the level, much faster than using acupuncture or herbs.Another new practice taught is my recently developed "9 Spirals of the Energy Body" in the four directions to integrate the Five Shen with the Five Directional Dragons. This practice connects the internal flow of your macro-cosmic orbit out to the edge of the universe � and back! A wonderfully empowering and healing journey.This course lays a strong foundation for Healing Love and Water & Fire (Kan & Li) Alchemy.Pre-req: Fusion 1, live or by homestudy. Learning the energy channel work of Fusion 2/3 without doing the emotional body/inner pearl work of Fusion 1 is also possible, but not optimal. Email me first if that is the only way you can do this.
NEW Location: Asheville Training Center, 261 Ashland Ave, two blocks south of downtown Asheville.
. $144. for weekend, $90. reviewers. Call 828-505-1444 to register or email email@example.com
• April 25, Friday 7-10 pm, 2014 in New York City Open Center
BLISSFUL BREATHING QIGONG
• April 26, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, 2014 at NY Open Center
DEEP HEALING QIGONG - a powerful medical qigong form that I supercharged with inner alchemy methods.
Open Center Contact for registration: 212 219 2527
China Dream Trip 2014: May 16 - June 3, 2014.
1500 year old Hanging Temple near Mt. Heng
Beijing's Temple of Heaven, White Cloud Temple
Great Wall, do Primordial Tai Chi atop
Tao Northern Sacred Hengshan Mountain with famous "hanging temples"
Xian, ancient capitol, Moslem bazaar, 8 Immortals Temple
Huashan, Flower Mountain's fabulous peaks and powerful caves
Louguantai, ascension site of Lao Tzu
Visit www.HealingTaoRetreats.com or call 888-750-1773.
Photos of People and Instructors at previous retreats:
Folks have FUN at these retreats - come join us!
Winn's Summer Schedule at Mars Hill, in Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, N.C. (30 minutes from Asheville airport AVL, 2.5 hours to Charlotte CLT, 1 hour 15 min. from Greenville GSP).
Week 1: June 20 - 25, 2014 (Fri-Wed)
- All Michael Winn courses at Healing Tao University count for Instructor Certification.
- Courses are open to all levels of students, but please check pre-requisites. Pre-requisites for Winn retreats can be met by his home study courses.
- If you buy the homestudy course BEFORE you take the retreat — which I strongly recommend — then you receive back HALF the price of the homestudy course upon registration. Purchase must be within one year before the retreat.
- See www.HealingTaoRetreats.com for full course descriptions. Tuition cost only $495., lower with multiple-course discounts. Housing/food is separate. Commuters pay a $100. facility fee. Cost is subsidized by non-profit Healing Tao USA, prices have not risen in 6 years.
- All retreats: register 2-5 pm on starting day, class ends at noon (then lunch) on final day. Plan your travel accordingly.
Qigong (Qigong) Fundamentals Levels 1-4.
- Michael Winn
Includes powerful Taoist Summer Solstice Ceremony to aid completion of your deepest authentic needs.
Description of material: www.healingdao.com/ckf1.html
Open to everyone. Can be used to fill pre-requisite requirement or final certification as Associate Instructor. Possible to take first 3 days only.
Week 2: June 27-July 2, 2014 (Fri-Wed)
Healing Love: Taoist Sexology for Health & Bliss
- Michael Winn & Minke de Vos
Week 3: July 4- 9, 2014 (Fri-Wed)
Inner Sexual Alchemy -- Michael Winn
Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li
Crop circle with Vesica Piscis coupling of yin & yang
Week 4: July 11- 16, 2014 (Fri-Wed)
Sun Moon Alchemy: Resolving Ancestral Issues - Greater Kan & Li
- Michael Winn
Note: The prerequisite Inner Sexual Alchemy (Lesser Kan & Li) can also be taken in advance by home-study course.
Week 5: July 18- 23, 2014 (Wed-Mon)
Note: The prerequisite Greatest Kan & Li Alchemy course can be taken in advance by home-study course.
Trees dominate the landscape at our Ivy League-feeling retreat center in Mars Hill, NC (near Asheville)
Fall 2014 Courses and Dates in Asheville, N.C.
1. Oct. 17, 2014 Fri. evening Inner Smile
Oct. 18-19, 2014 (Sat-Sun) Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1 & 2
2. Nov. 15-16, 2014 (Sat-Sun) Primordial Tai Chi: Way of Enlightened Love
2. Dec. 6 - 7, 2014 (Sat-Sun) Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 3 & 4
SPRING 2015 Courses and Dates in Asheville, N.C.
1. Mar 7-8, (Sat-Sun) 2015: Fusion of 5 Elements 1: Emotional Alchemy and the Art of Dissolving Negative Emotion
2. April 18-19 (Sat-Sun) 2015: Fusion of 5 Elements2 & 3: Open Your 8 ExtraOrdinary Psychic Channels & Macro-Cosmic Orbit
3. May 16-17 (Sat-Sun) 2015: Taoist Dream Practice - Lucid Living & Dreaming Qigong