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SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021, 1:30PM-4:30PM ESTMichael J. Gelb and special guest Robert Peng will guide you through a simple, profound practice for integrating body, emotions, mind and spirit. You’ll learn the 3 Treasures standing meditation as taught by Robert’s Master and then you’ll be guided through an innovative, dynamic way to bring this practice to your daily life.
This wonderful and elegant form is one of the true classics of Qigong. Also known as "The Eight Brocades” I learned this from Chinese lineage master Dr. Dean Y. Deng and have been practicing it for more than 30 years. You will learn the complete form in this series including preparatory mediations. It’s a marvelous practice to celebrate Springtime and optimize life energy!
Can't make it for the actual class times? Don't worry...Registered students will receive the replay video link via email.
ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED & AVAILABLE TO PRACTICE WITH FOR ONE WEEK AFTER THE LIVE CLASS.
Register before April 4: $140
After April 4: $168
Classes begin at 10:30 AM (EST)
April 10th, 17th, 24th
May 1st, 8th, 15th
Exploring the 8 Treasures
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Learn more about Life Energy Fitness classes with Michael J. Gelb:
“I really love the way Michael Gelb teaches Qigong. He makes it clear, simple, and very meaningful, with remarkable precision and understanding. His classes are wonderful.”
- Robert Peng
author of The Master Key
“I love Michael Gelb’s unique perspective on Qi. It’s genius! Michael’s charisma and creativity make traditional movements feel like exciting discoveries. His classes are engaging, inspiring, and fun.”
- Lori Dechar
author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing
Michael Gelb provides expert guidance on how to exercise your creative energies so that you can better live your dreams."
- Ken Cohen
author of The Way of Qigong
Michael began practicing meditation at age 19 while studying at Clark University. After graduating with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy (1973) he spent ten months on a residential course with J. G. Bennett studying the practical application of the world’s great contemplative, spiritual traditions. Then, while completing three years of full-time training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Michael studied aikido with Minoru Kanetsuka, and also became the first Master Teacher of Tony Buzan’s system of Mental Literacy. Michael also trained as a coach of Tim Gallwey’s Inner Game of Tennis with Sir John Whitmore and helped to fund his continuing education by working as a professional juggler, including performances with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
Michael completed his Master of Arts in Psychophysical Re-education through Goddard College and his thesis became his first book, BodyLearning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique published in 1981. Later that decade, Michael studied qigong with Dr. Dean Y. Deng and then with Shuren Ma. He also renewed his study of aikido with Harvey Koningsberg and Clyde Takeguchi ultimately attaining the rank of godan (fifth degree black belt). In 2005 Michael began intensive study of Qigong and Wu style tai chi with Robert Tangora. Michael helped to edit Tangora’s classic book The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands and wrote the Foreword.
2009 was a turning point in Michael’s creation of Life Energy Fitness, beginning with chronic hip pain that ultimately necessitated a total joint replacement, followed by crippling knee pain that demanded a total knee replacement. Michael responded with a vow to recover from these traumas by cultivating more energy, flexibility and psycho-physical freedom than ever before. This resulted in the publication in 2012 of BrainPower: Improve Your Mind as You Age, an expression of the research-validated practices for preventing dementia and actually getting sharper as the years roll by. At the same time, Michael focused on deepening his practice of Qigong, the Alexander Technique and related disciplines, exploring how to integrate and optimize these approaches for his own healing and to help others. Over the next few years, Michael traveled the world taking intensive seminars and private lessons with many renowned masters. This resulted in the creation of the acclaimed Super Qi Summits at the Omega Institute and a friendship and collaboration with many extraordinary masters, most notably Robert Peng and Ken Cohen.
Michael J. Gelb (1976)
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Disclaimer: This program is solely for personal growth and education. It should not be treated as a substitute for professional assistance, therapeutic activities such as psychotherapy or counseling, or medical advice. In the event of physical or mental distress, please consult with appropriate health professionals. The application of protocols and information in all of Michael J. Gelb’s programs is the choice of each participant, who assumes full responsibility for his or her understandings, interpretations, and results. Michael J. Gelb and Genius Mastery assume no responsibility for the actions or choices of any participant.
Policy: Please note that seminar and class fees are non-refundable & non-transferable. If, due to extenuating circumstances, you are unable to participate in a class that you have registered for, please write to our customer service representative and, if possible, we will help you gain access to a recording, or apply the tuition paid to a future class.