Wuji Hundun Qigong and Enso Calligraphy

Wuji Hundun Qigong and Enso Calligraphy
Works”hop is postponed due to family emergency. Please stay tuned.

Sunday, May 16, 2pm to 4pm
2pm-3pm Wuji Hundun Qigong by Francesco Garripolli
3-3:50pm Enso Calligraphy by Lorelei Chang
3:50-4pm Q & A

Program descriptions:

1. Wuji Hundun Qigong
This powerful and effective 800 year-old Qigong form has been handed down by Master Duan Zhi Liang to Francesco Garri Garripoli when he lived and studied in the Master's clinic in Beijing, China in the early 1990's. This was an amazing opportunity to meet this famous Qigong Master who had never left China and was little know outside the country. After his studies, Francesco featured Master Duan in the television documentary that he produced and directed which aired on PBS-TV with a Nielsen Rating of over 88 million viewers. This introduced Master Duan to the world. Francesco, has been teaching the Wuji Hundun Qigong form at the direction of the Master ever since. Francesco talked with Master Duan while they were both in China months before the Master passed from this world in July 2016 at ~105 years old... well, at least that old since he always said he gave a younger age in his Passport to be able to leave China when he began to travel to the West! Now it is time to honor his legacy and deepest wish to offer Wuji Hundun Qigong outside of its homeland and train Certified Qigong Instructors to help this powerful form live on.

2. Enso Calligraphy
One stroke Enso Circle (AKA Zen Circle), represents one follows one's heart to enlightenment through each present moment in life. It is a minimalist Japanese symbol that features a simple, circular shape that is not filled in, the empty space symbolizes the infinite potentiality that's not locked(see the opening) but connected from inner to outer with limitless wisdom. Enso Circle is often painted in black ink. Come join Lorelei and experience this simplicity moment of connection of the breath, movement and brush stroke.

Supplies needed if you plan to paint with me. While it might take sometime to gather all the materials. They will last for a long time, and useful for your future Chinese calligraphy classes if you plan to continue exploring this art form. 

1.Calligraphy brush (small or medium size). You might purchase on amazon. I also have some high quality brushes I brought back from China if you like to purchase. It's anywhere from $15 to $25.

2. Sumi ink. You can get from amazon. Please see the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Yasutomo-KY2-Sumi-Ink-Black/dp/B000AMPD5A/ref=sr_1_9?crid=PS5GQ72YEOSC&dchild=1&keywords=sumi+ink&qid=1617911504&sprefix=sumi+ink%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-9
3.container. Any kind of container would work. 

4. Regular copy paper of sketch paper 

5. Something underneath the paper so the ink won't go through. Felt works the best.

Francesco Garri
Garripoli is an internationally recognized Qigong and Meditation instructor, yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, Doctor of Divinity, and wellness advocate. Chairman Emeritus and senior advisor to the National Qigong Association and current Chairman of the Qigong Institute, Francesco is featured in a series of award-winning, instructional Qigong DVDs and is the author of 'Qigong - Essence of the Healing Dance' and 'Tao of the Ride' on his experiences living in China, India, Hawaii, and Thailand studying with elder healing Masters since the mid-1970's. Francesco offers acclaimed Qigong workshops as well as private online sessions and Qigong Instructor Certification programs in the U.S. and Europe and Qigong Study & Healing Retreats around the world. An Emmy Award-winning producer, Francesco’s Qigong documentary aired on PBS-TV with over 88 million viewers and his current videos can be seen on his YouTube Channel Youtube.com/c/FrancescoGarripoli Learn more about Francesco at www.CommunityAwake.com

Lorelei Chang
Lorelei is renowned modern dance artist, Qigong teacher, and a Chinese calligrapher who has dedicated her life time to study these disciplines for nearly 40 years. Lorelei and her twin sister, Mai Nakanishi are world-class artists who pioneered combining Chinese calligraphy and modern dance with Qigong. They have performed internationally including China, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, and South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympic. In 2012, she won a gold medal for the 24-form Taiji Quan and a silver medal for 42-form Taiji Quan during the International Wushu Competition in Connecticut. She is the founder and artistic director of DanceEnlight and a board member of the National Qigong Association. Lorelei has taught at the National Qigong Association’s annual conferences, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Omega Institute For Holistic Studies. Lorelei is a certified instructor of Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong founded by Daisy Lee. Lorelei studied Traditional Chinese Medicine with Lonny Jarrett. She graduated three years program on Five Element meridian Shiatsu with Nini Melvin and thrilled to open her Shiatsu practice.