Qi Gong: Fire & Water with Matthew Cohen
An ancient healing practice developed in China over 5,000 years, Qi Gong (chee-gong) is easy to learn, gentle and slow; anyone can do it. Chinese martial arts and Qi Gong expert Matthew Cohen presents two complete programs—energizing Fire, cooling Water—that have something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or have practiced Qi Gong for years. Awaken your senses, detoxify your body, and achieve a feeling of calm vitality and inner peace by following Cohen’s simple standing exercises and graceful, flowing movements. Approx. 80 min. on 1 DVD.
An Acacia production.
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|Matthew Cohen has been fully immersed in the study and application of martial, yogic, and healing arts for over 30 years and has developed an integrated approach to healing that is both potent and accessible. He is the founder and master teacher at the Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica, California. He also teaches at the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally in major cities such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco as well as in China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico, and Canada. |
At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. Finding breath, balance, strength, and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of fifth-degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan, which is the most practiced martial art in the world today. For over 20 years, he has also studied mind-body healing massage styles, including Thai, Swedish, sports, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, Chinese bodywork, and more.
"Matthew's teaching deepened and strengthened my practice on so many levels. The rare addition of Chi Kung has added a profound stillness to my life and is an inspiring, moving meditation. Most teachers I've known articulate their knowledge in a steady and cerebral way, Matthew takes it a graceful step further by connecting that knowledge through the emotional, physical and spiritual and allowing it to settle without force."