5 Element Qigong - Northern California
Dec
17
to Dec 22

5 Element Qigong - Northern California

Full info at https://www.1440.org/program/five-element-qigong-copy/

Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Its slow, circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. The practice involves meditation and movement, which develops internal calm and brings the body into greater harmony.

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SEA Yoga 200hr Part 2 Teacher Training in Malibu, California
Oct
6
to Oct 15

SEA Yoga 200hr Part 2 Teacher Training in Malibu, California

  • Kinetic Center (Malibu Healing Center) (map)
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Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self-development drawing from the teachings of yoga, gigong and martial arts. Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though each of these practices stand alone as beneficial health systems, something powerful and transformative emerges when the practices are joined. This SEA fusion creates a truly complete practice. 

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SEA Yoga 200hr Part 1 Teacher Training in Malibu, California
Aug
18
to Aug 27

SEA Yoga 200hr Part 1 Teacher Training in Malibu, California

  • Kinetic Center (Malibu Healing Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self-development drawing from the teachings of yoga, gigong and martial arts. Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though each of these practices stand alone as beneficial health systems, something powerful and transformative emerges when the practices are joined. This SEA fusion creates a truly complete practice. 

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Yoga & Tai Chi at Yoga Works - South Bay (Los Angeles)
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Tai Chi at Yoga Works - South Bay (Los Angeles)

Matthew teaches his blend of Yoga and Tai Chi, using breath and intention; stillness and motion. Yoga emphasizes the linear, Tai Chi the circular; Yoga reaches to the sky, while Tai Chi sends roots deep into the Earth. 

This workshop offers gifts from these great traditions as well as strength, flexibility, grace and power.

Open to all levels.

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Sacred Energy Arts: Weekend Workshop in Bainbridge, WA (Seattle)
May
26
to May 28

Sacred Energy Arts: Weekend Workshop in Bainbridge, WA (Seattle)

Dayaalu is honored to host our first ever weekend workshop with Sifu Matthew Cohen. Mathew is a master teacher and founder of Sacred Energy Arts, a multidisciplinary approach to health and self-development. His unique fusion of Marital Arts and Yoga is at once ancient, progressive, secular and sacred. His integrated approach to healing is potent and accessible. Mathew will offer three programs Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Attend the full weekend at a discounted fee or attend individual events (if space is available)! Below is a brief description of each program. To read the full descriptions scroll down to each individual workshop post.

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Yoga and Qigong at Two Dog Yoga in North Seattle
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga and Qigong at Two Dog Yoga in North Seattle

This introduction to Sacred Energy Arts will focus on building strength and grace; emphasis will be placed on cultivating stillness in motion, movement in meditation and the Breath.

“In balance there is movement, in flow resides stillness — the interplay, the dance, is where things get interesting, beautiful, and alive.”
~ Sifu Matthew Cohen

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Sifu Matthew Cohen at Wanderlust Hollywood: Sundays in July Residency 10,17,24,31
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Sifu Matthew Cohen at Wanderlust Hollywood: Sundays in July Residency 10,17,24,31

About Wanderlust Teacher Residency Program The Teacher Residency Program at Wanderlust Hollywood is a rare opportunity to take master classes with local and visiting senior teachers over the course of a month. Topics and focus will vary. Insight and inspiration will not.
(We encourage you to attend the complete series for continuity and accelerated learning, but drop-ins are also welcome.) 

Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self development drawing from the teachings of yoga, qigong, and martial arts. 

Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though yoga, qigong, and the internal martial arts each stand alone as great health systems that something powerful and transformative emerged as the practices joined. Together they compliment each other to create a complete practice.

Sacred Energy Arts Flow Classes are the culmination and evolution over 30 years of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings. With similarities to a more traditional yoga flow class, you will discover the grace and power of the ancient martial arts practices; the balance, flexibility and peace of Hatha yoga and the increased energy and awareness of the beautiful Qigong (energy cultivation) exercises. Seamlessly moving from one discipline and expression to the next, this class is the hallmark of Sacred Energy Arts.

"Please join me in these powerful practices to cultivate more conscious awareness accompanied by community and laughter” ~Matthew 

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TriYoga - London
Mar
9
to Mar 13

TriYoga - London

Sign up -> HERE <-

Over 5 days (March 9-13) I will be teaching a series of 5 Sacred Energy Arts workshops & a 5 Element Qigong 3 Day Intensive that will assist you in awakening your body’s wisdom, strength and intelligence.

“Educari means to draw from within. The teacher creates a safe space for his students to look to him and to learn. The teachings are sound and the intention is authentic. The student evolves within his or her own guided, personal experience.”

- Sifu Matthew Cohen

Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self development drawing from the teachings of yoga, healing, and martial arts.

Do you want to feel conscious, awake, and alive? To have more strength and less tension?

Workshop 1

balance and flow: an introduction to sacred energy arts

This introduction to Sacred Energy Arts will focus on building strength and grace; emphasis will be placed on cultivating stillness in motion, movement in meditation and the breath. This moving balance practice encourages and invokes seamless and fluid transitions from one asana to the next.

Suitable for level 1-2 or above
Some movement / fitness experience recommended

Workshop 2

young bamboo: strength and flexibility

This class emphasizes developing strength and flexibility, physically and mentally through Tapas (acts of will that create heat). By extending ourselves energetically and physically, we immediately become connected and supported. Our practice deepens and is nourished. This practice will explore your choice of themes, whether the focus is on hips & hamstrings, back bends & inversions, or balances & twists.

Suitable for level 1-2 or above
Some movement / fitness experience recommended

Workshop 3

power and stability :hips and hamstrings

This workshop will explore the hips and their six ranges of motion. Hips and hamstrings are the both the stability and the driving force to moving forward in life. Their health and harmony is essential to aging with grace. We will discuss common injuries associated with this part of the body and more importantly injury prevention. Learn to build strength and fluidity while hitting your stride.

Suitable for level 1-2 or above
Some movement / fitness experience recommended

Workshop 4

trust and communication: partner yoga

Consciously working with another person translates into useful life skills. Partner Yoga deepens our sensitivity and awareness. We will focus on breath, postural alignment & placement. Partners will be chosen from all who participate in the class. For some of the exercises partners will be chosen by size and for others partners will be chosen at random. Changing partners from exercise to exercise is encouraged. Ultimately, working with partners allows us to learn more about ourselves. This is a potent, enlightening and really fun workshop. We will work with Down Dog, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Balances, Handstands and more!

All levels welcome

Workshop 5

breath inside the breath: breath and meditation

This workshop focuses on two primary breathing practices: the Taoist Breath or embryonic breath, also known as the “breath of the immortals,” and Ujjayii Pranayama. Both breathing practices help to relieve stress, focus the mind, and cultivate energy. We will then explore various meditations from China & India: Lying, sitting, moving and standing meditations. These practices build mindfulness and energy in many different positions and with a wide variety of movement. Meditation is a very effective way to reduce stress, calm the nervous system, balance and harmonize destructive emotions, sharpen the senses and promote radiant health.

All levels welcome

5 Element Qigong 3 Day Intensive

Qigong is the Chinese practice of energy management through breath, meditation, and body movement.

This is the fundamental training of Chinese traditional healing arts. By following the requirements for the standing stance we cultivate Qi and strengthen the body. In traditional Chinese arts there are 5 elements: fire, water, metal, earth and wood. Each of these elements corresponds with energy pathways (meridians) that are inside ourselves. The goal of this inmmersion is to learn the basic tools to open meridians, balance the 5 elements and improve circulation of Qi (life force) and blood. Other benefits of this practice include balance, stress reduction, and functional strength and flexibility.

All levels welcome

"Please join me in these powerful practices to cultivate more conscious awareness accompanied by community and laughter” ~Matthew

Matthew Cohen has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 30 years. His teachings are at once ancient, progressive, secular and sacred. His integrated approach to healing is potent and accessible drawing from Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Martial Arts. Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of these practices and teachings. 

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Self Defense Workshop
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Self Defense Workshop

  • 12315 15th Helena Dr Los Angeles Ca 90049 USA (map)
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Jan 23, 2016   cost: $125 - Couples receive $25 discount

Location: 12315 15th Helena Dr Los Angeles Ca 90049

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Safety procedures and precautions when home and out in the world

Verbal skills

Trusting instinct

Reality based close quarter combat skills : standing and on the ground 

How to defend using personal objects (pen, keys, sunglasses,etc)

These are fast effective techniques to immobilize an attacker regardless of size

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No experience necessary

Ages 15 and up

Wear comfortable warm athletic clothing

Bring paper and pen water, towel, light snack, your purse and or every day objects you carry

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Full Circle Venice - Qigong Workshop
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Full Circle Venice - Qigong Workshop

5 Element Qigong Workshop

Qigong is the Chinese practice of energy management through breath, meditation, and body movement.

This is the fundamental training of Chinese traditional healing arts. By following the requirements for the standing stance we cultivate Qi and strengthen the body. In traditional Chinese arts there are 5 elements: fire, water, metal, earth and wood. Each of these elements corresponds with energy pathways (meridians) that are inside of ourselves. The goal of this workshop is to learn the basic tools to open meridians, balance the 5 elements and improve circulation of Qi (life force) and blood. Other benefits of this practice include balance, stress reduction, and functional strength and flexibility. 

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