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Zen and Swimming Dragon Taichi

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Liping Julia Zhu
Connie Cummings
Healing with Qigong
05/08/2014 - 05/12/2014
Liping's Slideshow
with Liping Julia Zhu L.Ac. and Constance Cummings
May 1-8 (Thursday-Thursday)

No previous experience necessary.

Harmonize, balance, improve health and cultivate a sense of well being through Taichi, Qigong, and Zen.


In this retreat we will study one form of the Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan, a rare Taichi style that was kept as a family secret until the 1980s. The beautiful and gentle Swimming Dragon Quan combines Taichi, Qigong, and yogic stretching. It is a form for circulating and cultivating Qi and for enhancing balance, flexibility, and coordination. The combination of Taichi, Qigong, and Zen study makes this retreat fun, enjoyable and suitable for people of all ages.

Retreat fee: $510 ($434/Member)

Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.


Related Bio(s):

Liping Julia Zhu

Liping Zhu L.Ac. is a certified Qigong and Taichi instructor from China and a disciple of Taoist Master Yu Anren. She is the Qigong instructor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a former resident of SF Zen Center and currently has an acupuncture practice in San Francisco.


Connie Cummings
Connie Cummings, a resident priest of Zen Center, began practice with Misha Merrill while working as a software developer and engineer in Silicon Valley in the 1990’s. She is a student of Tenshin Reb Anderson and served as Shuso (Head Student) in 2011. She is currently Corporate Secretary and lives at City Center.