Dragonwell and Xing Shen Zhuan Fa Seminars in Boston Sept. 24 and 25

Rene will be back in Boston to teach two great qigong classes at the New England School of Acupuncture in September. The classes are open to acupuncturists, martial artists, meditators, healers and the general public. Please spread the word and sign up as soon as possible. To sign up contact the New England School of Acupuncture at www.nesa.edu  . Please post and email the info to anyone you think might be interested. Details below:

Xing Shen Zhuang Fa: 10 Special Movements for Cultivating & Moving the Qi Through the Spine & Limbs

with Rene Navarro, LicAc.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


$150 for 7 CAEs


Xing Shen Zhuang Fa is a method of cultivating and moving qithrough the spine and limbs. It is appropriate for and used by both beginning and advanced practitioners interested in self-cultivation.  Its goal is to have the shen ming or light of the spirit permeate the physical body. Xing Shen Zhuang Fa has been adopted in Chinese hospitals, both as a cure and a rehabilitative therapy. The practitioner will be able to grow and nurture the qi, move the qi along the arms and legs and especially along the spine and  to the brain,  The movements will help students take care of obstructions in the physical and energy body, thus making for a more effective healing and self-cultivation.


Course Agenda:


9:30 to 10:30am: Preparations and Energy Anatomy of the spine

10:30 to 12:00pm: Movements 1 to 3 and Q&A

(1)   Crane Neck

(2)   Tortoise Neck

(3)   Dragon Neck

1:00 to 3:00pm: Review and Movements 5 to 7 and Q&A

(4)   Crane Spreads its Wings (A)

(5) Crane Spreads its Wings (B)

(6) Dragon Sweeping the Clouds

(7)   Dragon Waist

3:00 to 4:30pm: Review and Movements 8 and 9 and Q&A

            (8) Tiger Squat

            (9) Tiger Bend

(10) Heavenly Pillar

4:30 to 5:30pm: Review and Corrections


Course objectives:

  • To learn and practice the traditional 10 movement self-cultivation and healing method of Xing Shen Zhuang Fa.
  • To enable the practitioner to share these practices with clients.
  • To enable the practitioner to develop a more well-rounded practice and familiarity with different self-cultivation practices of China.
  • To learn methods to grow mental focus and qi for healing.
  • To learn how to clear obstructions in the body, especially the spine, arms and legs.
  • To deepen the practitioner’s access to healing qi.
  • To activate the Extraordinary Vessels and the acupuncture meridians.

DragonWell Qigong 

with Rene Navarro, LicAc.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

10:00am – 6:00pm

$150 for 7 CAEs


DragonWell Qigong is a sequence of some of the most important essentials of qigong and self-cultivation. In includes the 3 Breaths, Inner Smile, 6 Healing Sounds, all of which are foundational qigong practices in China. They are part of Taoist self-cultivation for healing and longevity. DragonWell Qigong is a healing sequence that incorporates different postures and movements that come from the traditional repertoire. The course will enable the practitioner to heal the organs, develop stillness and focus, grow qi, and strengthen the physical and energetic body.



Course Agenda:


10:00 – 11:00am: 3 Breaths; Inner Smile

11:00 – 12: 00pm: 6 Healing sound and review

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm: Guided Meditation 

2:00 – 6:00pm:  DragonWell Qigong



Learning Objectives:

  • To enable the practitioner to learn some of the fundamental, Chinese traditional self-cultivation and healing practices.
  • To enable the practitioner to share these practices with the clients.
  • To enable the practitioner to develop a more well-rounded practice and familiarity with different self-cultivation practices of China.
  • To enable the practitioner to grow their focus and their qi in healing.
  • To deepen the practitioner’s access to healing qi.



Rene Navarro is an acupuncturist, former faculty and graduate of NESA.  He has been a student and teacher of the martial arts for over 40 years. He has been engaged in Taoist self cultivation for decades and has traveled to learn from some of the most highly respected teachers in the world. He has helped ‘write the book’ and teaches the practices to many. He is the rare combination of an experienced and knowledgeable teacher and a friend who is dedicated to helping others on the path. To learn more about his extensive background and experience please see his website: www.renenavarro.org.


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