Workshops by Matthew Cohen on March 10 (Saturday)

Carrying the Medicine ~ The Touchstones of Sacred Energy Arts
March 10, 9:30-12:30
“Carrying your family, friends and loved one in you heart, bones, and breath” ~ Sifu Matthew Cohen
We will learn some of the core S.E.A hallmarks: strength & flexibility, conscious transitions, rooted Asanas, releasing tension, balancing and harmonizing the Pranic field and encouraging beauty, authenticity and healing in one's practice. This workshop is a beautiful way to learn some of the touchstones of Sacred Energy Arts, and carrying them into the world.

Befriending the Dragon ~ Balancing Destructive Emotions
March 10, 2:30-5:30pm
 “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.

About Matthew Raymond Cohen

Sifu Matthew Cohen is the founder and creator of Sacred Energy Arts: a unique, integrated system of health and self development drawing from the teachings of yoga, qigong, and martial arts. Matthew 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 emerges as the practices join. Together they complement each other to create a complete practice.

Matthew has been fully immersed in the study and application of Martial, Yogic and Healing Arts for over 30 years.

At a young age Matthew instinctively gravitated towards yoga, discovering the hidden secrets within the breath, balance, and strength of the poses. Matthew’s practice continued to grow, obtaining certifications in Ashtanga under Tim Miller and Hatha Yoga under Max Strom, Sarah Powers, and Saul David Raye. Matthew has the highest Yoga Alliance certification as an E-RYT® 500 certified teacher.

At 12-years-old, Matthew began martial arts training at Kam Yuen’s School of Tai Mantis Kung Fu, eventually earning the rank of 5th degree black belt. He went on to attain the title of Guru in Kun Tao Silat under the masterful Willem de Thouars. Inspired by these teachers and their ability to draw great inner strength from these practices, Matthew went on to study the three great internal martial arts of China: Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Gua. Matthew had the good fortune to train many hours privately in China with the renown grandmaster Duan Zhi Liang. There he received the masters blessing to share his style of Primordial Chaos Qigong. He then studied under Liu Xuyang in Neija, Ba Gua, and Xing Yi. Matthew earned a position as a 6th generation teacher in the lineage and only person recognized to teach his style in the United States. Today Matthew is a highly sought after master teacher of Tai Chi as well as Qigong: The art of energy cultivation.

Matthew is great believer in the life long journey of the continual growth in the Sacred Energy Arts. He currently is learning and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Master Jean Jacques Machado.

Matthew is based in Malibu, California and travels internationally teaching workshops, intensives, and teacher trainings.


March 10, 2018 (Saturday)

  9:30-12:30 Carrying the Medicine ~ The Touchstones of Sacred Energy Arts
2:30-5:30 Befriending the Dragon ~ Balancing Destructive Emotions

450rmb/each, 900rmb/both (400rmb/800rmb if paid by February 28)

English & Chinese

Chan Yoga,Chaoyang District, Beijing, the 21st century hotel on the south side of the swimming pool

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March 10, 9:30-12:30am Carrying the Medicine ~ The Touchstones of Sacred Energy Arts

March 10, 2:30-5:30pm Befriending the Dragon ~ Balancing Destructive Emotions