December 31, 2017

Dr. Yang's latest book, Meridian Qigong Exercises: Combining Qigong, Yoga & Acupressure, was the 2017 Award Winner in the “Sports” category from Best Book Awards!

In 2017, there were over 2,000 entries from which the book was selected.

View the full list of winners and "...

December 14, 2017

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(Photo by Jonathan Chang)

There is a long history of Asian mountain asceticism that chronicles the pursuit of individual personal cultivation far away from the rhythms of mundane and materialistic-focused living....

December 10, 2017

I'm still here... and preparing to leave "the mountain" once again. For all intents and purposes, this first semester is done. The day after tomorrow will be our final oral Qigong examination with Dr. Yang and Friday is the official last day of training.

I am so looking...

December 9, 2017

Taijiquan (AKA Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi) was developed as a martial art. A number of people practice for the many health benefits, but each posture does have a martial purpose.

The Taiji Fighting Set is in the 5th level in the YMAA curriculum. We’re not at that level an...

December 3, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2019 seminars held at the Retreat Center. They will run for 5 weeks from July 12th - August 16th.


  • Qigong-2 (Medical Qigong)

  • Qigong-8 (Muscle/Tendon Changing Brain/Marrow Washing)

  • Taiji Ball Qigong

  • Taijiquan/Taij...

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Unfortunately, with the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to plague us and there being no sign of a timely recovery, we have decided to move the entire...

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