Daoist Qigong Levels I & II

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 2nd—December 3rd (2017)

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  • $150.00 Program Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price

In order to accommodate as many students as possible,

this program will be held at The Duke School,  

3716 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

We all move and breathe. These are ordinary activities common to all human beings, and yet they are also far more than ordinary. Over two thousand years ago, Daoist sages in China began to employ these activities for uncommon results, developing the foundations of qigong.

Qigong is an internal system of exercise that integrates movement, breath, and qi (sometimes spelled chi) or internal energy to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong not only maintains physical and mental well-being for healthy individuals but is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges. In addition, Qigong is used as a tool to build the foundation for sitting meditation.

This program will introduce participants to several basic practices of Daoist Qigong drawn from two unique lineages, the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. The forms include self-massages, stretching, tendon-changing, and standing and resting postures.

This course, both levels are taken together, is the foundation for a progressive program of qigong instruction, presented by Dr. Eva Wong and authorized instructors, exclusively through Shambhala Centers.


Suzann Duquette has been a student of Dr. Eva Wong since 2007 and is one of eleven instructors of Daoist Qigong worldwide. Before studying with Dr. Wong, she was an instructor of Golden Ball Tai Chi in the lineage of Master Lam. She is a long-time student and instructor of body-focused disciplines, including Shamatha Yoga, presented by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Mudra Space Awareness, a body-mind discipline established by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Lujong, (body training), in the tradition of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

Suzann is a former director and current Resident Acharya (or senior teacher) of Karmê Chöling. She teaches meditation and Qigong workshops throughout the United States and internationally.

Registration is still open.