Past Workshops and Retreats


POSTPONED - 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.