"Thanks to internet technology,
I can now share Taoism's healing practices with you!"
• You want to live long and live well
• You love learning - in your own rhythm
• You want to learn in community
Introducing a unique online academy for your mind, body and spirit.
Qi Gong: Ancient Energy Practice.
Qi Gong (气功 Chi Kung) translates as energy practice. Through simple repeated movements inspired by the natural world, Qi Gong teaches you how to use your breath to find peace of mind and live with energy.
For thousands of years, Taoist monks have been practising Qigong in the Wudang Mountains, China. Master Gu grew up in the Wudang mountains and has taught there for the past 20 years. You now have the unique opportunity to learn directly from an authentic Taoist Tai Chi Master wherever you are in the world.
With Master Gu's guidance you will learn to:
- Generate more energy
- Develop strong legs and be able to balance well
- Express yourself with your body
- Find peace of mind
- Reconnect with your natural power
- Let go of pain and accept your whole self
- Live joyfully!
From beginners to mastery:
Master Gu guides you deep into Qi Gong
Five Animal Qi Gong, Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong, Ba Duan Jin (Eight Brocades), Meridian Activation Qi Gong and much more...
The academy has a three year curriculum that will excite you no matter if you are a complete beginner or a long term practitioner.
The tuition for each form begins at one of the magnificent temples in the Wudang mountains. Master Gu explains the history of the form and demonstrates it for you. Then in the woodland training ground, he breaks down the practical tuition into easy to learn sections.
Master Gu is a joyful teacher. He shows how to have fun and not take yourself too seriously while also empowering you to take charge of your wellness.
All the lessons have been lovingly filmed by his disciple and filmmaker, George Thompson. Let the beauty of the temples inspire you and the bird song reconnect you with your natural power.
Learn to bring Qi Gong into your everyday life
Master Gu teaches that Qi Gong is made up of two things: tranquility and movement. Movement does not just mean external body movements. It is also what is happening inside your body such as the movement of your breath and blood. This means that Qi Gong can be any activity where your mind is present with the movement of the body.
Taoist culture offers an abundance of ways to do Qi Gong: drinking tea, playing music, calligraphy, chess, walking in nature, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Forms. Even sitting meditation involves movement. The micro-adjustments of the muscles to keep you upright. The flow of the blood. The rise and fall of the breath.
So long as an activity involves movement (dong) and tranquility (jing) it can be called Qi Gong.
This is why as a student of the academy you can also learn Taoist philosophy, medicine, meditation, Chinese culture and Tai Chi. Master Gu helps you understand how you can integrate Qi Gong into your everyday life.
Morning Meridian Adjustment:
the best place to start for beginners
If you are just beginning Qi Gong, welcome! You are embarking on a nourishing journey.
Master Gu likes to say “a good start to the day is half of success”. That’s why each morning he starts with a meridian activation Qi Gong. A combination of stretching, meditation and hitting ‘acupoints’ on your body. This is a fantastic practice to integrate into your morning routine. It wakes up your body and calms the mind - helping you handle the day's challenges.
This is one of the first things you’ll learn if you become a student of the academy. In this video Master Gu explains the ancient Taoist saying that motivates the practice:
What students are saying
"The genuine, authentic expertise, the warmth and humour, and the sense of a wider Taoist culture around the central practice are unmatched by any other online offering that I could find."
"The teaching instruction is very clear, based on Master Gu's years of teaching experience. The videos are put together with great thought and attention to detail. Key Chinese terms are introduced with Chinese characters and pinyin pronunciation so can be learned. I find it is really helpful to review key sections of the videos at half speed to really pick up the details. It is actually better than a live class in this regard.
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Flow like water
This meditative martial art was created in the Wudang Mountains by Zhang Sanfeng, 1000CE. Now let Master Gu, of the Sanfeng lineage, teach you balance and relaxation through movement. Swap stress for graceful power. Flow soft and strong like water.
Discover with Master Gu how you can find joy in being fully present. Whether you are sitting, standing, lying down, rain or shine, use your imagination and senses to enjoy just being. No goals. Just be.
“Tao is the way of nature.” To understand the Tao is to learn how to live harmoniously. Master Gu explores ancient philosophy and medicine to help you find happiness in simplicity.
Experience the cultural arts of China: music, calligraphy, feng shui, tea and more. Learn how your practice extends into the spaces you create and how you spend your time. Rediscover emptiness and let it fill you with inspiration.
A true Academy experience centered on your wellness
Monthly Live Lectures with Master Gu!
Every month, Master Gu jumps on the computer in the Wudang Mountains to answer your questions in a live Zoom Q&A. Ask your questions, improve your practice and get to know the student community.
A Strong and Supportive Global Community
The academy is truly international with students from 75+ countries. Chat in our in-house forum and lively Discord room. Get feedback, share advice or discuss topics from Daoism and beyond. You are welcomed to the famed Tai Chi Family!
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Short dialogues about Taoism: a podcast with Master Gu, hosted by his disciple Eli.