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Join Eastover Estate and Retreat for this intensive Flying Phoenix Qigong workshop with Master Terry Dunn. You will explore the essential core practice of Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and extraordinarily powerful medical Qigong system created more than 400 years ago by Taoist sage named Feng Teh of Ehrmei Mountain in Xichuan province in western China.
Eastover is a retreat center sitting on a 600 acre sanctuary located minutes from downtown Lenox, Tanglewood Music Center, Shakespeare & Co., Kripalu Center, and other cultural venues in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Dedicated primarily to the holistic community - holding regular Qigong, Taichi, Yoga, Chinese Medicine and Nutrition retreats, we offer spacious workshop and program rooms with multiple meeting and studio facilities for teachers, groups, corporate training and retreats. The mansion estate is designed around an evocative “Summer Cottage” and immerses you in a contemplative, holistic environment from the moment you enter its grounds - from its courtyards and terraces overlooking English and Japanese gardens, to its sun-drenched Terrace Café, inviting mix of manicured greens, meadows, woodland trails and breathtaking views of the Berkshire Mountains. Eastover offers a wide variety of spacious and comfortable overnight accommodations to fit any budget, from rustic, to luxurious; not your typical hotel or resort, our rooms are set up more like dorms for workshop attendees - they are simple, clean, and comfortable. With the exception of rooms located on the third floor of our mansion and on the second level of the Tally Ho building, all rooms have a private bath. Tally Ho is our entertainment venue, an iconic gathering place loved for decades by people from the Berkshires and beyond. It is the largest indoor space in all of Berkshire County that is suitable for receptions, weddings, performances, workshops, lectures and corporate retreats. Newly renovated, it's equipped with a full kitchen, bar, state-of-the-art sound system and theatrical lighting.
Being distinctly unique in style from a conventional hotel or conference center, on the Eastover grounds are five separate buildings, each with comfortable New England cottage-style rooms with "simple elegance" and varying amenities. In East Colonial, for example, we have eleven Deluxe rooms with amenities such as televisions, air conditioners, mini-refrigerators and hair dryers. On the other end of the spectrum, with many room styles in between, is our Bunkers facility, available during the summer months only, offering reduced amenities and air conditioning in each room. In addition to these choices, there are multi-bed dormitories, rustic three-room cottages, and very lovely accommodations available in our mansion as well. We have a beautiful heated indoor pool, sauna, massage facilities, Qi Gong, yoga and mindfulness meditation classes. Fresh fruit, coffee, tea and a cold breakfast is included with your stay; a la carte hot meals can be ordered as well.
Eastover has recently built a remarkable state-of-the art greenhouse water reclamation system - a major undertaking exhibiting respect not only for personal health, but for planet health as well. In addition, on-site organic gardens provide herbs and vegetables for daily meals
Flying Phoenix Qigong is a complete Taoist monastic system of hygienics comprised of standing and seated, stationary and moving meditations that imparts a wide range of salient health benefits: increased respiratory power, improved circulation and metabolism, well-regulated sleep and resulting higher energy levels, improved neuro-muscular function and balance, strengthened immunity, increased bone strength, and the allostatic reversal of many signs of aging.
Besides its splendid health benefits, Flying Phoenix Qigong training so sublimely integrates mind and body to a higher level of structural sensitivity by bringing all the organ functions under the regulation of the subconscious mind that it stabilizes full absorption-jhana and trains one-pointedness (samadhi) so that the practitioner’s mind easily rests in the second and third jhanic states.
Flying Phoenix Qigong is also so systemically sensitizing that strict safeguards must be observed as to where and when one practices the art so as to prevent any type of sudden interruption.
Every exercise in the Flying Phoenix Qigong system except for one known as “Monk Gazing At Moon” is done with the eyes closed. “Eyes closed” practice applies to all the moving meditations such as “Bending the Bows” and “Wind Above the Clouds”, “Wind Through Treetops” and “Moonbeam Splashes on Water” and “Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditation” that vary in duration from three to five to 12 minutes.
Flying Phoenix Qigong imparts its significant health benefits through a yogic mechanism that brings all the organ functions of the body under the regulation of the subconscious mind.
This mysterious super-regulating process and energy cultivation is brought on by each of the 24 Flying Phoenix Meditations, which consists of (A) an easy-to-do breath-control formula followed by (B) a meditation in repose or a serene moving meditation using repetitive natural movements that are done three times slower than typical Tai Chi form practice.
This alchemic pairing of the unique breathing formulas with both sedentary postures and specific movement patterns that manifests specific tangible energy flows in the body is the “secret sauce” that mysteriously activates the body’s natural self-healing faculties - a condition known as allostasis.
By virtue of this powerful yogic mechanism, Flying Phoenix Qigong is easier to learn and practice than Tai Chi yet its health benefits are more numerous, salient, and immediate.
Flying Phoenix Qigong is the health “safety net” of a renowned martial art school in western China called "Bai Hu Pai" or White Tiger Style of Kung-Fu, a vast system of Chinese martial, yogic, healing, and spiritual art
It is attributed to the legendary Taoist Monk Feng Tao Teh who developed the art in western China at the famous Taoist enclave, Ehrmei Mountain in Szechuan Province in western China.
The oral tradition tells of Feng Tao Teh traveling much of his life throughout China’s western frontier and Tibet, exploring and absorbing vast amounts of yogic knowledge, and then creating Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Meditations at Ehrmeishan in 1644 after being inspired by a female bodhisattva (saint) through dream state, as well as creating the vast White Tiger Kung Fu system.
The Flying Phoenix Qigong is an ideal holistic exercise for beginners and adepts in meditation and practitioners of all forms of yoga because its exercises are simple, safe, and fool-proof, and impart sublimely energizing and rejuvenating effects with startling speed after a reported average of 25 to 40 minutes of practice.
Flying Phoenix Qigong is the health “safety net” within the White Tiger Kung Fu system, which is a purely Taoist art. It is therefore an excellent health complement to Tai Chi Chuan and other martial arts practice, while being considerably easier to learn and practice than Tai Chi.
This formerly secret monastic art was impeccably preserved by six generations of Terry Dunn’s teacher’s ancestral line. Terry has made the remarkable Flying Phoenix Qigong available through his classes, workshops, and media products as a precise, safe, dynamic, and self-regulated health regimen that imparts repeatable and verifiable self-healing, psychical illumination in all practitioners, and the cultivation and surfacing of latent powers in some.
In the first 30 minutes, there will be warm ups with first section of Yang Tai Chi short form, Silk Weaver’s exercise, and Tao Tan Pai Power yoga (Neikung). There will be exercises 1, 2, 3, and 16 “Buddha’s prayer”.
Then, in the last 90 minutes, you will practice Fei Feng San Gung, the Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditations that include five basic standing meditations, basic seated preparatory meditations, and “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditation 1.
The first 30 minutes will be allocated for warm up sequence. In the last 90 minutes, there will be Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditation practices that include the review of four basic standing meditations “Wind Above the Clouds”, review of three basic seated preparatory meditations, and “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditations 1 and 2.
There will be a warm up sequence on the first 30 minutes of the practice. In the last 90 minutes, you will practice Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditation practices that include five basic standing meditation, “Wind through Treetops”, basic seated preparatory meditations, and “Monk Serves Wine” 1, 2, and 3 seated meditations.
The first 30 minutes will be allocated for warm up sequence. In the last 90 minutes, there will be Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditations that include five basic standing meditations, “Wind through Treetops”, all basic seated meditations, and introduction to “Moonbeam Splashes on Water” standing meditation.
The first 30 minutes will be allocated for warm up sequence. In the last 90 minutes, there will be Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditations that include five basic standing meditations, “Wind through Treetops”, all basic seated meditations, more “Moonbeam Splashes on Water” standing meditation, and “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditation 4.
There will be a warm up sequence on the first 30 minutes of the practice. In the last 90 minutes, there will be Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi meditations that include five basic standing meditations, “Wind through Treetops”, three “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditations, finish “Moonbeam Splashes on Water” standing meditation, “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditation 4 and 5.
In the first hour, you will practice Flying Phoenix standing meditations that include “Bending the Bows”, “Wind Above Clouds”, “Wind Through Treetops”, and “Moonbeam Splashes On Water” standing meditation, and three “Monk Serves Wine” seated meditations. In the second hour, there will be an introduction to Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi long form standing meditations and energy balancing, healing demonstration, and lesson.
This session will focus on Flying Phoenix brain activation and hair restoration. In the first hour, you will practice Flying Phoenix standing meditations including “Bending the Bows”, “Wind Above Clouds”, “Wind through Treetops”, and “Moonbeams Splashes on Water” standing meditations, and ”Monk Serves Wine” 5 and 6 seated meditation. In the last 90 minutes, you will explore Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi long form standing meditations and energy healing demonstration and lesson.
In the first hour, you will practice Flying Phoenix moving standing meditations including “Bending the Bows”, “Wind Above Clouds”, “Wind through Treetops”, and “Moonbeam in Splashes on Water” standing meditation and ”Monk Serves Wine” 5, 6, and 7. In the second hour, you will practice Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Chi long form standing meditations and energy healing demonstration and lesson.
Terence Dunn is an expert instructor of Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts with more than 39 years of training based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1990, he has popularized Tai Chi Chuan and authentic Qigong practice throughout America and Europe through his highly acclaimed Tai Chi for Health and Chi Kung For Health DVD programs. Terry has also pioneered the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong in modern medicine and professional sports.
This training will be held in Eastover Estate, a classic Berkshire family retreat situated on 600 acres with turn of century summer cottage charm, Mount Greylock, and October Mountain views and miles of hiking trails.
Eastover features sun trenched café, juice bar, library, meeting rooms, porch, terrace, affordable out buildings and luxury bedrooms in the mansion, centrally located in the cultural hub of the Berkshires, minutes from Tanglewood, Kriplau, and many other cultural venues. It’s an ideal location for teachers, groups, organizations, and companies seeking retreat and training.
It is dedicated to facilitate retreat and training groups, offering spacious program studio facilities including commercial kitchens for cooking classes, wide range of overnight accommodations that fits everyone’s budget, from rustic, to contemporary, to luxurious.
The Berkshires’ fine history and art museums, superb music and dance festivals, quality live theater, exceptional educational centers - all of these factors and more have combined to complement the wondrous natural environment inviting all to enjoy in all seasons.
Whether hiking the Appalachian trail over Massachusetts’ two highest mountains, Greylock and Everett, or exploring the numerous state parks, golfing, skiing, biking country roads, boating, swimming, fishing or just relaxing, the Berkshires are best for all seasons!
The Berkshires offer surprising treasures of rich cultural attractions and is one of the cultural centers of the country. But that’s not all there is to see. Recreational opportunities abound including downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fishing and golf.
Make time for shopping and antiquing too; the Berkshires provides shopping for both one of a kind items as well as your everyday desires. And don’t forget about your kids; enroll them in one of the region's summer camps for an experience that can last a lifetime.
The menus are based on group preferences and budget. Eastover Estate and Retreat offers delicious, balanced vegetarian, and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes.
Upon request, Eastover Estate and Retreat will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. Eastover Estate and Retreat easily accommodates gluten or dairy free needs, and many of the seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste.
Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suits their needs, if they have issues Eastover Estate and Retreat cannot accommodate. Please note that Eastover Estate and Retreat is unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.
You can enjoy various treatments available at Eastover Estate and Retreat’s healing spa for an additional fee. The treatments include:
Please book your flight to arrive at Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany, New York, at Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford County, Connecticut, or at General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Peter Pan Trailways and Bonanza service the Lenox area. Buses come in approximately two times daily to and from Boston, New York City, Albany, and more often from Springfield.