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Triyoga - London Workshops and 100hr Qigong Training- May 2017


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sacred energy arts workshops with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

FriSatSunDate: 05/05/2017 - 07/05/2017From: 10:00- 17:30 

Room: Holding Room 1

open to everyone
£200
**** 

Sifu Matthew Cohen will be returning to triyoga to teach five of his hallmark Sacred Energy Arts workshops.


Sacred Energy Arts is a unique, integrated system of health and self development drawing from the teachings of yoga, healing, and martial arts. Sifu Matthew Cohen developed this method after discovering that even though healing, yoga, and internal martial arts stand alone as great health systems, something powerful and transformative emerges when the practices join. Together they compliment each other to create a complete practice. 


friday 5th may – 1400-1700
self-care: blossoming the flower within

“How did the rose ever open its heart and give this world all its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being,
Otherwise, we all remain too frightened” ~ Hafiz

The world teaches us many lessons. We attend schools and earn degrees, but often neglect the teachings that nurture our mind body and spirit so that we can thrive whether on our own, within community, at work, or with family. Self-care is vital to our overall quality of life. 

This workshop will focus on the development of a personal self-care practice. Topics will range from practical tips to learning breath and mediation to calm the mind without lethargy and invigorate without agitation. We will look at postural alignment while lying, sitting, and standing. We will practice basic Qigong exercises (energy cultivation) and work on range of motion to keep the body flexible and strong. 

Wherever we go, our mind, body, & spirit goes with us. Self-care is the necessary nourishment to go confidently with greater consciousness & connectedness.

 


friday 5th may – 1830-2130
breath inside the breath: a pranayama workshop


“Are you looking for me? 
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas, 
not in Indian shrine rooms, 
nor in synagogues, 
nor in cathedrals:
not in masses, 
nor kirtans, 
not in legs winding around your own neck, 
nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me, 
you will see me instantly —
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? 
He is the breath inside the breath.” 
~ Kabir

Without breath — there is no life. It is the first thing we do when we enter this world and the last thing we do when we exit. Often overlooked it is the animating force of life. By developing what I refer to as “breath intelligence” we can begin to use this powerful force like the moon guides the tides.


This workshop focuses on two primary breathing practices: the Taoist Breath (embryonic breath, or the “breath of the immortals”) which calms and focuses the mind — and Ujjayii Pranayama which is used as the primary breath technique during yogic asana and mediation. Further exploration will get into tactical breathing utilized by the military in high intensity situations and practices to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.


Benefits of breath intelligence are regulating and harmonizing emotions, invigorating or energizing the body, aids in healthy digestion, encourages postural alignment, calms and focuses the mind & relaxes the body and much more. 

saturday 6th may – 1000-1300
qigong: the art of energy cultivation

 

“Matthew's teaching deepened and strengthened my practice on so many levels. The rare addition of Qigong has added a profound stillness to my life and is an inspiring, moving meditation. “ ~Actress, Minnie Driver

 

Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Slow circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Learn to cultivate and manage a high grade of Energy. Special emphasis will be placed on intention, alignment and Taoist “natural breath”. This class builds strength, grace and calm. Suitable for all levels.

 

We will practice standing mediations and as well as moving practices including Great Hawk Spreads Wings, Turning Hands, Looking for Moon and Sea, and Dragon. Join me in this workshop to discover the power of these sacred gestures. 

saturday 6th may – 1430-1730
befriending the dragon: balancing destructive emotions

“There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion” ~ Carl Jung

Trauma is the birthplace of destructive emotions. Without proper recognition of these behavioral patterns, we can often regress in our emotional development. That regression becomes the inhibitor of living the lives that we were intended for. Emotions are not meant to be feared but rather to be understood, like markers of a wound that needs to be healed. Fear is a mile wide, but paper thin. By first coming to place of greater emotional awareness, we can move through the fear, into acceptance, and lastly begin to utilize the practices that can act as the salve to our emotional wounds. 

By using techniques from both Qigong and Yoga we will explore meditations, mudras, & other means by which to befriend the dragon that means us no harm. 

sunday 7th may – 10:00-1300
safe + secure: into to self defense

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” ~ Lao Tzu

This course introduces reality based, 100% effective street techniques to stop an attacker. Students develop the skills of staying calm in danger and expanding spheres of awareness - acting simply, directly and efficiently. 

Sifu Matthew Cohen began martial arts training at age 12 and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and the title of Sifu meaning teacher. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. 

Class is for both men & women ages 15 and up

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.

 

At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.

 

Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.
 

self-care: blossoming the flower within with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

FriDate: 05/05/2017From: 14:00- 17:00 

Room: Camden Studio 5

open to everyone
£45
**** 

“How did the rose ever open its heart and give this world all its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being,
Otherwise, we all remain too frightened”  Hafiz

The world teaches us many lessons. We attend schools and earn degrees, but often neglect the teachings that nurture our mind body and spirit so that we can thrive whether on our own, within community, at work, or with family. Self-care is vital to our overall quality of life. 

This workshop will focus on the development of a personal self-care practice. Topics will range from practical tips to learning breath and mediation to calm the mind without lethargy and invigorate without agitation. We will look at postural alignment while lying, sitting, and standing. We will practice basic Qigong exercises (energy cultivation) and work on range of motion to keep the body flexible and strong. 

Wherever we go, our mind, body, & spirit goes with us. Self-care is the necessary nourishment to go confidently with greater consciousness & connectedness.

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.

 

breath inside the breath: a pranayama workshop  with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

FriDate: 05/05/2017From: 18:30- 21:30 

Room: Camden Studio 5

Open to everyone
£45
**** 

“Are you looking for me? 
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas, 
not in Indian shrine rooms, 
nor in synagogues, 
nor in cathedrals:
not in masses, 
nor kirtans, 
not in legs winding around your own neck, 
nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me, 
you will see me instantly —
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? 
He is the breath inside the breath.” 
~ Kabir

Without breath — there is no life. It is the first thing we do when we enter this world and the last thing we do when we exit. Often overlooked it is the animating force of life. By developing what I refer to as “breath intelligence” we can begin to use this powerful force like the moon guides the tides.


This workshop focuses on two primary breathing practices: the Taoist Breath (embryonic breath, or the “breath of the immortals”) which calms and focuses the mind — and Ujjayii Pranayama which is used as the primary breath technique during yogic asana and mediation. Further exploration will get into tactical breathing utilized by the military in high intensity situations and practices to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.


Benefits of breath intelligence are regulating and harmonizing emotions, invigorating or energizing the body, aids in healthy digestion, encourages postural alignment, calms and focuses the mind & relaxes the body and much more. 

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.

qigong: the art of energy cultivation  with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

SatDate: 06/05/2017From: 10:00- 13:00 

Room: Camden Studio 5

open to everyone
£45
**** 

“Matthew's teaching deepened and strengthened my practice on so many levels. The rare addition of Qigong has added a profound stillness to my life and is an inspiring, moving meditation. “ ~Actress, Minnie Driver

 

Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Slow circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Learn to cultivate and manage a high grade of Energy. Special emphasis will be placed on intention, alignment and Taoist “natural breath”. This class builds strength, grace and calm. Suitable for all levels.


We will practice standing mediations and as well as moving practices including Great Hawk Spreads Wings, Turning Hands, Looking for Moon and Sea, and Dragon. Join me in this workshop to discover the power of these sacred gestures.


* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.
 

befriending the dragon: balancing destructive emotions  with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

SatDate: 06/05/2017From: 14:30- 17:30 

Room: Camden Studio 5

open to everyone
£45
**** 

“There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion” ~ Carl Jung

Trauma is the birthplace of destructive emotions. Without proper recognition of these behavioral patterns, we can often regress in our emotional development. That regression becomes the inhibitor of living the lives that we were intended for. Emotions are not meant to be feared but rather to be understood, like markers of a wound that needs to be healed. Fear is a mile wide, but paper thin. By first coming to place of greater emotional awareness, we can move through the fear, into acceptance, and lastly begin to utilize the practices that can act as the salve to our emotional wounds. 

By using techniques from both Qigong and Yoga we will explore meditations, mudras, & other means by which to befriend the dragon that means us no harm. 

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.
 

safe + secure: intro to self defence with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

SunDate: 07/05/2017From: 10:00- 13:00 

Room: Camden Studio 5

open to everyone
£45
**** 

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” ~ Lao Tzu

This workshop introduces reality based, 100% effective street techniques to stop an attacker. Students develop the skills of staying calm in danger and expanding spheres of awareness - acting simply, directly and efficiently. 

Sifu Matthew Cohen began martial arts training at age 12 and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and the title of Sifu meaning teacher. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. 

Class is for both men & women ages 15 and up

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.

 

sacred energy arts: 100hr Qigong teacher training 2017 with Matthew CohenLocation: Camden

MonTueWedThuFriSatSunDate: 08/05/2017 - 21/05/2017From: 08:00- 17:30 

Room: Camden Studio 5

£1400 (10% early bird discount if booked before 31st December)
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“educari means to draw from within. The teacher creates a safe space for his students to look to him and learn. The teachings are sound and the intention is authentic. The student evolves within his or her own guided, personal experience.” Sifu Matthew Cohen

 

Sifu Matthew Cohen will be returning to triyoga in 2017 to teach a 100 hr Qigong Teacher Training

 

Qigong – The Art of Energy Cultivation Qigong is an ancient Asian system of health and self-development. Slow circular, repetitive movements invoke a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Learn to cultivate and manage a high grade of Energy.


The Sacred Energy Arts Qigong Teacher Training under Sifu Matthew Cohen emphasizes the development of depth within one’s own personal Qigong practice so that it can than be clearly communicated and shared with others. Each day will consist of a daily Qigong practice and meditation followed by questions & answers. 
Students will learn the power of Qigong to increase awareness, intention, intuition, and mindfulness.

 

The Qigong practice is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation. Each sacred gesture is followed by a few minutes of walking, the purpose of which is to learn to transition smoothly from the sacred to secular everyday activities so that over time, there’s no difference between a meditative practice and the daily life.


Meditation will focus on four types: lying, sitting, standing, and moving.
Breathwork will focus on Primordial Breath, Balancing Breath, and Cleansing Breath.
Qigong themes will include Self Care, Developing a Personal Practice, Harmonizing Emotions, Detoxification, Functional Strength, Increased Range of Motion and more.


Lastly the training will teach what it means to “hold space” for your students, creating a safe environment in which they are able to reach new depths in their practice. Emphasis will be placed on body reading, touch, energetic boundaries, staying grounded, body clearing, and energetic nourishment. 

Schedule: 
Monday 8th – Sunday 21st May 2017 (day off on Sunday 14th May)

08:00 – 10:00- Qigong training
10:00 – 10:15 – break
10:15 – 12:30 – lecture
12:30 – 13:45 – lunch
13:45 – 15:45 – teaching practice
15:45 – 16:00 – break
16:00 – 17:30 – review, Q+A + meditation

TESTIMONIALS
“Matthew's teaching deepened and strengthened my practice on so many levels. The rare addition of Qi Gong has added a profound stillness to my life and is an inspiring, moving meditation. Most teachers I've known articulate their knowledge in a steady and cerebral way, Matthew takes it a graceful step further by connecting that knowledge through the emotional, physical and spiritual and allowing it to settle without force.” ~MINNIE DRIVER, Actress


“Matthew has an incredible ability to blend many of the internal arts such as yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong together in one seamless flow. If you’re looking for something grounding as well as lifting energetically go and check it out and keep an open mind.” ~ STEFAN STORACE, Founder, Garden of Yoga

* * * If booking for more than one person, please do so by calling 020 3362 3355. Do not book via website or the second person will not appear on the roster. * * *

Matthew 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. He was the founder and master teacher at his Sacred Energy Arts Center in Santa Monica for over a decade. During this time he also taught at Exhale (Center for Sacred Movement) in Venice, California. Matthew has led teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally including New York, Boston, San Francisco, China, Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Mexico & Canada.


At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated toward yoga. He found that finding breath, balance, strength and focus in poses helped him calm his mind. At 12, he started martial arts training and eventually earned a rank of 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. He has attained Guru of Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Matthew is also a highly sought after master teacher of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan is the most practiced martial arts in the world today. For over 20 years he has studied body-mind healing including Thai massage, Chinese styles of bodywork, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, & CranioSacral therapy.


Sacred Energy Arts Flow is the culmination and evolution of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings.