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Yuan Shen & Chan Meditation Summer Retreat with Dr. Liu Dong, In Person

July 19 - July 21


Immerse yourself in 3-days of Qigong and Meditation led by Dr. Liu Dong. In this retreat, he will introduce you to the form Yuan Shen Qigong and Chan Meditation.


Yuan Shen Qigong comes from the Blue Mountain Monastery, located in Se Chuan province.  It is the principal qigong form for their monks.  It’s practiced for self-healing and repairing of the prenatal qi.  This powerful method helps you activate your Kidney’s five prenatal qi to nourish your internal organs. Bring abundant qi to your body and activate the Lao Gong acupoints in your hands.

The five prenatal qi are:

–       Prenatal jing (essence) allows you to open the Du Mai Channel so that the jing may flow back to the ocean of marrow (brain) for nourishment

–       Prenatal yang qi warms up your spleen and stomach

–       Prenatal yin qi nourishes your liver

–       Prenatal steam in the kidneys purifies the heart

–       Prenatal qi develops lung’s function

With this qigong practice, all the internal organs connect providing a self-healing experience.  This qigong especially helps with Alzheimer’s, insomnia, diabetes, and syndromes of menopause and life transitions.

Chan Meditation is a personal internal journey, utilizing breath and visualization to renew your perspective!


IN-PERSON Retreat for our July sessions!
We plan to gather in person this summer at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center! We look forward to connecting with you!
The facilities provide a lodge-type feel with many outdoor spaces, a large lobby, a library, and more! Magnificent western red cedars grace the grounds. The natural forest setting has been preserved. Trails take you through the woods and along the streams that meander around the grounds. Their holistic chef makes sure your meals nourish your mind and body so you can focus on retreat.

The Alton L. Collins Retreat Center is dedicated to offering a safe, quality environment for growth and reflection for service worldwide. The center is nestled in a Pacific northwestern forest surrounded by majestic, moss-covered cedar, spruce, fir, hemlock, and big-leaf maple. The natural environment supports ferns, trillium, and salmonberry bushes covering the forest floor.

What you will learn: 
  • FORM:  qigong form for your personal practice; this allows for self-healing and the ability to connect with qi and transmit
  • THEORY:  Chinese Medicine, Daoist Medicine (pertaining to the season, form, meridians, acupoints)
  • PHILOSOPHY:  Qigong philosophy, lifestyle practices – what is most beneficial for the season in regard to daily living
When enrolling, you will receive
  • Lectures
  • 15 hours of in-person classes

This is a 15-hour retreat.
Friday, July 19, 2024 – 9am-12:00pm & 3-6pm
Saturday, July 20, 2024 – 9am-12:00pm & 3-6pm
Sunday, July 21, 2024 9am-12pm

Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
32867 SE Highway 211
Eagle Creek, Oregon, 97022

Tuition for the 15-hour retreat:
Early Registration $465 paid by June 18, 2024, or $495 paid after June 18. YOU WILL NEED TO ENROLL BY  June 18, 2024 (the retreat center requires final notice by then).

Please contact us about your additional choices to ensure an option is available, prior to paying the tuition! 

Choose one of the following required additional fees (these charges will need to be paid with a check or if using credit card add 3.5% fee): There are a limited amount of rooms and are assigned on a first paid basis.
A) On-site lodging (Single Room, 3-nights) and all meals (ARRIVE Thursday, July 18 after 4pm – first meal dinner at 6pm) – $605  – Sold out – wait list
B) On-site lodging (Double Room 3-nights) and all meals (ARRIVE Thursday, July 18 after 4pm – first meal dinner at 6pm) – $486 – Limited -SOLD OUT
C) Day Use Fee with 3 Lunches (ARRIVE Friday, July 19 after 8am) – $110

Please contact us about your additional choices to ensure an option is available.

Once tuition payment is received, you will be emailed about your options for the above list. Limited rooms are available. Rooms are assigned in the order that we receive payments. Each room has a private bathroom and balcony/deck!

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: 15 PDAs are approved through NCCAOM for licensed acupuncturists in the PE-CW category. Others who request CEUs may receive the certificates; however, you will need to check with your licensing board if they will accept them.

If Paying by Check: Download Registration Form and enclose with check.
Please advise us via email if you are mailing in payments.
All tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable. It is transferable to another workshop/class/retreat for an $80 fee.

Interested in both Retreats? Enroll in both retreats and receive reduced tuition! Click Here for more information…

When Qigong is properly practiced, it is extremely beneficial and presents minimal risk to one’s health; please consult your physician if you are in doubt of your capabilities or have special health concerns.

This class is suited to: Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Qigong Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Martial Arts Instructors, Reiki Practitioners, and other professionals. No prerequisites are needed.


July 19
July 21
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Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
32867 SE Highway 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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