Past Workshops and Retreats

Qi Gong for Lung clearing and strengthening - December 15 Saturday - 11:15-2:15

Marin Osher JCC, San Rafael, CA

With Eli Cohen and Whitney Bird, L.Ac

Learn to boost your immune system before winter hits! REGISTER NOW 415.444.8000

Who doesn't wish you knew how to better prepare your body for winter? Are you sick and tired of getting sick again and again? There's an answer to the madness...the secret is held in the wisdom of the ancient Chinese Shaolin Monks who developed special Qi Gong movements that they practiced in the Autumn, which focus on the Lungs.

During the latest fires in Northern California we all felt how important fresh air is and how our health can improve if we can get more oxygen into our lungs.

In this workshop we will share practices that increase our ability to remove toxins from the lungs, enhance respiratory function to cleanse the blood and enable us to heal faster. We will experience our energy levels surge, increased sensory perception while maintaining calm.

- Learn how to boost respiratory function with easy practices.

- Acupressure techniques to boost immune system.

- Special diet recommendations for lung strengthening, Chinese herbal blends for lung repair, including some give-aways.

- Partner practices included.

Qi Gong for Immune System Health Webinar - October 27 - 12:00-12:45PM (PDT)

In this free webinar we will cover some of the principles behind Qi Gong for Immune System, Fall Season practices.

Learn to boost your immune system before winter hits!

Who doesn't wish you knew how to better prepare your body for winter? Are you sick and tired of getting sick again and again? There's an answer to the madness...the secret is held in the wisdom of the ancient Chinese Shaolin Monks who developed special Qi Gong movements that they practiced in the Autumn, which focus on the Lungs.

This Saturday, October 27th, at noon (Pacific Time) I will talk about the importance of the Fall Season to your Immune System health!

Fall is the season -- literally -- of letting go. Whether it be letting go of unhelpful images of one's self that you're holding on to or simply re-thinking how to approach a situation differently, or releasing the stress in your life to create space for health and vitality.

Your immune system health is directly connected to your stress level!

Have you noticed how you are more prone to get sick when you are stressed out or exhausted? Western science knows this connection very well - elevated cytokines leading to inflammation and immuno-modulatory suppression is well studied and understood.

Qi Gong has an immediate and long lasting impact of reducing stress, which creates a positive feedback loop upstream to cancel the harmful effects of stress on the body and immune system.

Additionally, the powerful visualizations and movements channelling energy into the body's energetic meridiens further boost the immune system -- especially with regular practice -- leading to even greater health and well being.

We just started Fall practices for Immune Health on qibreaksonline.com - join us on Saturday October 27th for a free webinar to learn even more about how you can easily build and maintain your own health through a regular Qi Gong practice!

About the Facilitator:

Eli Cohen is a Qi Gong Master who has helped heal many from various health conditions. He studied with master teachers internationally for over 12 years, and now he shares this powerful practice with enthusiasm and love. Known for his approachable and dynamic style of teaching, Eli also has shared his programs geared toward stress management and peak performance with organizations including: Google Inc., Stop Aids Project SF, and the Department of Aging and Adults in San Francisco.

REGISTRATION:

Free! Sign up by clicking here

After signing up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details on Saturday's webinar. We have limited spots and will close registration once we fill up.

Please email info@qiwitheli.com if you have any questions!


Learn To Heal Yourself: Introduction To Qi Gong

1:00 - 4:00PM, PDT

Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

$40 for one person, or $60 for two

Do you sometimes wish it were easier to relieve stress and build strength? What if you could heal yourself using a quick and powerful system used around the world? As millions of people in the West are turning to Eastern medicine, Qi Gong has become a powerful modality to strengthen and heal.=

In this fun and interactive 3-hour introductory workshop, you will learn:

  • The 3 keys to develop your healing abilities through Qi Gong
  • The biggest mistakes people make that prevent them from healing (and how to avoid them)
  • How to quickly increase your energy levels and calm the mind
  • The philosophy of Qi Gong and how it has led to spontaneous miraculous healing

(You will feel the rejuvenating benefits even after this short class!)

This is for you if:

  • You seek an easy and practical way to tap into your healing potential
  • You are looking for gentle and therapeutic way to heal and strengthen your mind and body
  • You are a beginner to energy healing
  • You are already an energy healer and would like to learn more and feel the benefits of Qi Gong

Qi Gong for Healthy Sleep - July 7, 2018

1:00 - 4:00PM, PDT

The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA

$67 OR $57for Qi Breaks Subscribers (click here to purchase tickets)


A good night's sleep has a tremendous effect on your overall well-being.Many studies have shown that a good nights' sleep will support your immune system and the ability of body to heal itself, boost physical strength, support mental function, improve hormonal function and much more. We all know how the day feels after a good, deep sleep!

In Chinese Medicine, issues with sleep are related to a deficiency in Yin energy. When the Yin / Yang balance is restored, sleep is peaceful and deep ... and you wake up energized.

In this workshop we will explore easy-to-incorporate habits with simple practices before bed to that will cultivate a deeper sense of inner peace and vitality, while balancing Yin and Yang energies, leading to a peaceful night's rest. The effects are quick and long-lasting -- you'll notice an immediate difference!

We will learn:

  • Practices to clear end of the day tensions
  • Acupressure routine to support relaxation response and to support hormonal function before bed.
  • Sound healing routine before bed to promote deep sleep
  • Movements to cultivate Yin Qi

Qi Gong for Joints and Bones - June 9, 2018

11:30-1:30PM, PDT

$25 JCC members, $35 non-members - RSVP @ (415) 444-8000

Osher Marin JCC - San Rafael, CA

This workshop is specifically designed to teach your body to regenerate the body's natural lubricants that make the joints more supple and youthful. We will explore a sequence that targets all the joints in the body in the first half of this workshop. The second half will be devoted to an ancient Taoist practice, called Bone Marrow Washing. The practice is very relaxing and invigorating at the same time. It's known to improve bone density and stimulate bone marrow and immune response.


Forest Bathing Qi Gong - Exchange energy with trees - April 1, 2018 - 12:00-2:00PM, PDT

The Rose Garden - Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA $40 / $35 for Qi Break members

I still remember the first time I practiced Tree energy exchange Qi Gong in a beautiful serene forest and the energy charge combined with a sense peace and strength at the same time. I actually felt like I'm standing taller and more in tune with the environment!

I'm so excited to share this with you!

This workshop will start with a light Qi Gong practice for spring specially designed for joint health and a liver Qi cleansing set in a beautiful redwood grove in Golden Gate park. Then, we are going to learn an Ancient Taoist Protocol of how to exchange energy with trees. Practicing Qi Gong among trees known to be very cleansing and empowering -- you'll feel it right away!

Trees are known to have plentiful energy and great longevity. Taoist monks and Indonesian shamans for thousands of years learned how to feel the soul of different trees and nourish their Qi by exchanging energy. This protocol was given to me by a Chinese Qi Gong teacher and I've been loving it ever since I've learned it! I still practice it when I walk my dog every day!

This is an excellent way to start Spring season! We will meet at the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then walk together to the redwood grove close by.

Read the scientific research of Forest Bathing. In Qi Gong we take this even deeper!


Free Introduction to Qi Gong - February 25, 2018 - 2:00-4:00PM, PST

The Center SF, San Francisco, CA AND Livestreamed Online

In this workshop we will cover the basics of Qi Gong and how you develop your own powerful healing abilities, increase your energy and experience powerful internal peace. We lead such busy lives with so much stress that it becomes difficult to be able to stop and focus on yourself. There are many practices that help relieve stress, build strength or heal like Yoga, sitting meditation and Reiki. All of these practices are amazing in their own rights, but only Qi Gong combines the power of all three. Additionally, the Qi Gong system is quick and immediate -- you'll feel the benefits even after this short class!

Come find out for yourself, sign up here!


Healing Qi Gong for Fall season at Wilbur Hot Spring Weekend (MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION)

Fall is the season of the lungs, of taking in and letting go. It's time for harvest and reflection. In Qi Gong and Taoist tradition it is also time to store up energy, strengthen the immune system in preparation for the cold season.

Come enjoy the powerful healing waters and peaceful environment of Wilbur Hot Springs while enjoying Qi Gong movement and meditation practices, specifically designed to boost the immune system, energize the lungs and cultivate internal power in a gentle mindful way.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine our stored up negative emotions are the root of physical discomfort or disease. We will also learn ancient techniques to let go of stored up emotions in the body energy system.

Tap into the transformative power of heart-centered awareness to restore balance and flow. This weekend will combine ancient Taoist movement practices , breathing techniques and Taoist meditations.


• Morning Taoist practice to energize immune system and meditation.

• Evening sound healing meditation for emotional energy.

• Qi Gong sequence for Fall season.

• Morning and sunset time outdoor Qi Gong sequences for health and vitality.


This class is accessible to all levels of physical ability.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 - Wisdom Healing Qi Gong with Eli Cohen (click here to register and for more details)

at The Center SF, San Francisco, CA

Z-Nen Gong is a highly advanced Qi Gong technique that 'rewires the brain'. We will learn to use it for healing and for changing relationships between the brain and body around any subject. Based in an ancient Chinese practice, this method gave birth to the largest non-medicinal hospital in China. This hospital and methodology had more than a 90% success rate of treating a variety of conditions and illnesses like cancer and auto-immune disorders. It is quickly gaining wide-spread attention given the challenges and conditions of our times and the many scientific studies that support it.



Friday June 2nd - Sunday June 4th - Healing Qi Gong at Wilbur Hot Spring Weekend retreat

Qi Gong for summer in movement and meditation


Sunday January 15th - Hard-Wire Change Workshop for 2017 (click here for more details)

10:00am-1:15pm at The Center SF, San Francisco, CA

This Workshop is designed to teach your mind and body to elicit change from within and manifest it into your life, using an ancient mind body technique that incorporate movement and meditation.


Friday, April 1 to Monday, April 4, 2016 - Liberation of the Mind with David Verdesi (click here to register and for more details) - In Progress

San Francisco, CA at Quantum Martial Arts, San Francisco, CA

What is enlightenment? Is it something that can be practiced or sought? And more importantly, “can we become enlightened?”

David Verdesi is an Italian anthropologist that has spent most of his life searching the secrets of human potential and spiritual knowledge in the Far East. Hounded by dreams and visions, Mr. Verdesi, in a one of a kind visit to the US, brings a practical, methodological and achievable way to address this profound topic. This promised to be an impactful seminar bridging the gap between Taoist tradition, QiGong and Buddhist tradition offering a clear and deep inquiry into self-nature.


Sunday January 24th - Wisdom Healing Qi Gong: Hard-Wiring change for 2016 (click here for more details)

10am-3:30pm at Quantum Martial Arts, San Francisco, CA (register at 415.568.5751)

A highly advanced Qi Gong technique that 'rewires the brain'. We will learn to use it for healing and for changing relationships between the brain and body around any subject.

Saturday, December 23rd - Qi Gong for strong immune system (click here for more details)

11:15am-1:15pm at Jewish Community Center, San Rafael, CA

This workshop designed specifically to ignite the immune response of the body and mind, using Taoist practices and the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners will learn a sequence that can be incorporated into a daily routine. When our body's immune response is strong, our self-healing capability is heightened and we feel inspired about life and connected to life.



Sunday, November 8th - Understanding Qi Gong - 1 (click here for more details)

1pm-4pm at Quantum Martial Arts, San Francisco, CA (register at 415.568.5751) - Naked Men Yoga Community workshop

This workshop combines the Taoist teaching of Chinese Qi Gong with movement practices. Learn and practice the key principles in Healing Qi Gong and understand the methods for cultivating resilience and more energy.


Saturday, December 12th - Qi Gong for strong immune system (click here for more details)

11:15am-1:15pm at Jewish Community Center, San Rafael, CA

This workshop designed specifically to ignite the immune response of the body and mind, using Taoist practices and the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners will learn a sequence that can be incorporated into a daily routine. When our body's immune response is strong, our self-healing capability is heightened and we feel inspired about life and connected to life.


Sunday, July 26 - Understanding Qi Gong - 1 (click here for more details)

1pm-4pm at Quantum Martial Arts, San Francisco, CA (register at 415.568.5751) - Naked Men Yoga Community workshop

This workshop combines the Taoist teaching of Chinese Qi Gong with movement practices. Learn and practice the key principles in Healing Qi Gong and understand the methods for resilience and strength in Martial Art QiGong.


Saturday, December 13 - Qi Gong for More Energy and Boosting the Immune System

11:15am-1:15pm at Jewish Community Center , San Rafael, CA (To register please click here and contact the JCC directly)

I designed this workshop specifically to ignite your body's own source of energy and vitality using ancient Qi Gong techniques and gentle medical Qi Gong practices. These practices are simple, easy and effortless to use any time of day.

Sunday, November 16 - Awaken Your Inner Healer (click here for more details)

10pm-3pm at Flourish Studio, Mission neighborhood, San Francisco, CA (register at 415.568.5751)

In this inspiring workshop designed by Eli Cohen you’ll learn the basic and most effective tools for self-healing in the Qi Gong health system. Learn how to alleviate existing health challenges and amplify your resistance to illness and injury.


Saturday, October 25 - Qi Gong for Healthy Joints and Bones

11:15am-1:15pm at Jewish Community Center , San Rafael, CA (To register please call the JCC at 415.444.8000)

This workshop is specifically designed to teach your body to regenerate the body's natural lubricants that make the joints more supple and youthful. These practices also increase bone density.


Saturday, July 13th - Qi Gong for Healthcare Professionals (purchase tickets here)

10am-5pm at Flourish Studio, San Francisco, CA


In this inspiring day-long workshop designed by Qi Gong teacher Eli Cohen and Dietmar Brinkmann LMFT, you’ll learn to integrate powerful, embodied energy management practices into your psychotherapy practice (more information)


February 23-March 2 - Inner Alchemy - Sexual Taoist Practice - Three part workshop

10am-1pm at Flourish Studio, San Francisco, CA


Taoist Sexual Practice and the Microcosmic Orbit with Eli Cohen. The most powerful practice in the Ancient Chinese Qi Gong system. Master your energy. Transform Sexual energy into Life Force, health and vitality.


January 11, 2014 - Awaken Your Tiger

10am-5pm at Flourish Studio, San Francisco, CA


Visioning workshop with Dr. Scott Mills and Eli Cohen. Embody and Activate your vision for 2014.