The Five Regulations in QigongDharma

Sliding Scale: $90 to $180

PLEASE NOTE: This course starts on May 27, 2024.

See the information below. The suggested contribution for this six-week immersion is $180 – though there is no upper limit for those who have the means to contribute at a higher rate. (See below for partial scholarship information.)


Mondays from 10 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Time) 

May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1

Late Joiners

You are welcome to sign up for this offering until the last day of class. For those who join late, you will be provided with recordings of past classes and invited to join the upcoming classes in a live Zoom broadcast. All sessions are recorded on ZOOM and in High Definition Video/Audio and the videos will be available for three months for review.

The Five Regulations in QigongDharma

Welcome to this transformative six-week course of the Five Regulations in QigongDharma, encompassing body, breath, mind, qi, and spirit. Each week, is a journey of self-discovery, exploring each regulation through theory and practice. The holistic integration of these elements enhances well-being and deepens our spiritual connection. The Five Regulations is a branch of Qigong Energy Anatomy. Here is a concise summary of the Program. For a more in-depth reading on the course at this LINK!

Week 1: Regulating the Body
Regulating the body is about more than just posture and the physical aspects of standing, sitting, and moving. It encompasses our energetic and perceptual states involving alertness, attention, and the nuanced abilities of interoception (sensing internal bodily states), exteroception (sensing external stimuli), and proprioception (sensing body position and movement). QigongDharma embodies natural poised alertness, with neither stress nor excessive effort. Week #1, practices include:

  • Moving in harmony with gravity
  • Finding centered alignment.
  • Embodying dynamic relaxation to promote health and vitality.

Week 2: Regulating Breath
Breathing is an art and a science that spans automatic functions and has the potential of conscious cultivation (as in practicing with deeper, finer, smoother, and other characteristics) of the breath. This week, we explore Natural Abdominal Breathing (NAB), Interval Breath Training (IBT), and Reverse Abdominal Breathing (RAB).

Week 3: Regulating Mind
Regulation of the mind is more than ‘mental control.’ It integrates the ongoing benefits of body and breath cultivation to foster a focused and tranquil mind. This involves recognizing and releasing unhelpful habits and unconscious conditioning. Practices will not only focus on concentration, but also on nurturing a healthy mind-brain-nervous system connection.

Week 4: Regulating Qi
In Week #4, regulating Qi becomes an opportunity to feel, sense, and more deeply appreciate Qi and Li as a way of coming into greater harmony with the Dao. Cultivation of qi requires training with subtler, deeper sensing, which results in a greater abundance of qi. These are among the practices we will visit in week #4.

Week 5: Regulating Spirit
Regulating Spirit (Shen) is the culmination of the regulations process, and it is also at the very beginning of our awakening and realization—an actualization of not just understanding but also of presence. Week #5 integrates doing and non- doing, technique, and surrender. It is a way of letting go and deepening appreciation through direct experience. Spirit manifests in vitality and consciousness, contributing to a holistic unfolding of being.

Week 6: Integration and Synthesis
The final week synthesizes the teachings, emphasizing body, breath, mind, qi, and spirit interconnectedness. This week emphasizes the interconnectedness of body, breath, mind, qi, and spirit, revealing their unity and guiding us towards the Dao—always present and ever-kind. The journey of realization unfolds uniquely for each practitioner, inviting trust in the way.

This enriched curriculum invites participants to engage deeply with each aspect of their being, fostering a holistic integration of QigongDharma principles into daily life and spiritual practice.

Partial Scholarships

To embody the spirit of generosity in modern times, we have created a sliding scale for our offerings to honor individual situations.  If the low end of the sliding scale is still not affordable, we invite you to request a scholarship and contribute the amount appropriate for you.  All requests need to be made at least 72 hours before the session begins.  All communication is confidential.

Scholarship Request Code: FR032724 (Copy this code for use on the request form)

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