United States Retreats

United States Retreats

The Ling Gui school offers summer retreats either in-person or online. These retreats are longer in nature and provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Medical Qigong and Daoist philosophy. In-person retreats are a great way to gather together in community and meet your peers!

Medical Qigong & Meditation for Nourishing the Body & Soul

with Dr. Liu Dong

July 16-18, 2023, 15 hour IN-PERSON Retreat 

Ma Wang Dui Birds Qigong is the most primitive method of Daoist health. You will learn to imitate the breathing and movements of seven species of birds in order to regulate the seven internal organs of the human body (five zang-yin organs (liver, lungs, spleen, heart, and kidneys,  plus the brain and gallbladder).

Chinese medicine believes that brain-dominated emotions lead the body’s five internal organs and the gallbladder leads the decision, which is the root of the emotion.

The Qigong method’s movements will focus on supporting the brain and gallbladder to treat the five internal organs and diseases.

Chan Meditation will also be presented. Chan Meditation is a personal internal journey, utilizing breath and visualization to renew your perspective.

“I had an absolutely amazing time at the retreat. Not only did I meet so many wonderful people, and learn the beautiful forms that were taught, but I was quite taken by the presence of a nonjudgmental, supportive essence that felt like it was a coming home to my true self. Since the retreat, I feel as if I have been processing things more on a personal/spiritual level. It’s been a time of realizations and releases from past thoughts and beliefs.”


Eight Extra Ordinary Vessel Qigong

with Master Liu He

July 18-20, 2023, 15 hour IN-PERSON Retreat 

These eight vessels begin at the moment of conception, create an energy field within which the embryo grows, and ultimately give rise to the meridian system of our bodies. Practicing Eight Extraordinary Vessels Qigong accesses healing at the level of our prenatal Qi, similar to our DNA, while bringing us back to a time of wholeness before birth, and linking us to our present life for developing our potential.


“Wow. The retreat this past weekend was amazing!
I really enjoyed the form that we learned this weekend, but especially feel fortunate to have been in Master Liu He’s presence, to hear her wisdom and feel her care for us. I love to be reminded that I am my best healer, and return to that knowing through an embodied practice, with a community of practitioners. THANK YOU!”

GL, Portland

3-Day Qigong Course Livestream
Quantum Channel Qigong & Talisman Writing

with Master Liu He

August 5-6 & September 23, 2023 – 15 hours

When awakening the three powerful Quantum channels (the Moon channel, the Sun channel, and the Earth pole channel), you are able to change the energy field from a low to high frequency. This allows you to eliminate negative Qi and radiation. The Moon channel supports our memory and emotions of the past.  The Sun channel supports present thinking, future, action, and planning.

The TaiJi pole channel combines the Moon and Sun channels to give birth and transform the three animals: The Turtle transforms into the Snake and the Snake transforms into the Dragon.

In this retreat, you will also learn to create/draw a talisman for your home. Drawing on Nine Flying Star Feng Shui and Yi Jing principles, Master Liu He will lecture on the use of talismans for harmonizing with the energies of the year!

“I just want to say WOW. The Zhu You form is incredible, I mean I love all of Master Liu’s classes but this is a different level. It feels very powerful. I love it. And I always feel so uplifted after a retreat. And this one in particular, I was under a lot of stress and pressure from my company and I could feel this in my body and weighing heavy on me. During the retreat after listening to Master Liu talk about the water, adaptation, flexibility, it suddenly disappeared.”

Sandrine E., France