Qin Quan Camp

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 Qin Quan Qigong Camp 2018
5 days, 4 Nights)
Oct 10-14, 2018 (Wednesday to Sunday)

Prerequisite:  None. A one-day Qi Dragon workshop is recommended!

Qi Dragon is excited to announce that our fun and energizing Qin Quan Qigong Camp is now open for enrollment for 2018!

              “A FUN, HEALING, ENERGIZING, RELAXING and BONDING event in nature!”


              Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, surrounded by groves of redwoods, madrone, and oak trees, as well as wild deer, birds, and open space, is situated on a sacred mountain, used in previous centuries as a Pomo Indian ceremonial ground. Over forty years of Zen temple practice permeate this peaceful, supportive environment.  The grounds encompass 81 acres of rolling hills and forests and overlook the Valley of the Moon.   This environment suites Qi Dragon’s energy training very well. The simple and comfortable lodging as well as the delicious vegetarian food makes SMZC the most affordable venue for the kind of residential training we desire. We are hoping that you will join us and enjoy this rare opportunity of a daily  gentle and energizing Qigong/Taichi practice!
           We can accommodate 20 students maximum (including campers) for this event.  You may bring your own tents instead of using the community lodging (lodging fee stays the same for tenting).
Dates: Oct 10-14, 2018
Arriving: Wednesday Oct 10  at 3pm
First group session starts at 4:30pm
Departing: Sunday Oct 14 at 1pm

Location: Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa, CA95404

Please don’t contact SMZC for this event. They are not handling our reservation. Please direct all your questions to office@qidragon.com.

Daily Schedule:
Day 1 Arrival Day schedule: 
3pm  Check in
4:30-5:30pm  Orientation & Review Practice
6:00pm Dinner (dish crew starts)
7:45pm-8: 45pm  Group Discussion and Te Yi Group Healing Session
9:30pm Lights out

Day 2-4 Schedule: 
5:30am Waking up
6-7:00am Shaking Qigong 10min and Meditation (Silent)
7:10am  Breakfast (with the community)
8:30am-9:30am Heavenly Essence Qigong 3 Dynamic Exercises
10:00am – 11:45am
Qin Quan individual exercises
(Please note on that Saturday AM we will have an alternative schedule.  11am -11:50am Dharma Talk by SMZC in the Zendo)
12-1pm Lunch (with the community)
1:15-2:15pm Group practice of Sleeping Qigong
3:00-4:30pm  Qin Quan Individual and Contact Exercises
4:30pm-5pm Optional practice of Yoga/Swimming Dragon Taichi/Walking Gong 
5-6 pm Free Activity
6:00pm Dinner
7:45pm-8: 45pm  Group Discussion and Te Yi Group Healing Session
9:30pm Lights out
Day 5 Departure Day Schedule: 
5:30am Waking up
6-7:00am Shaking Qigong and Meditation (Silent)
7:10am  Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Heavenly Essence Qigong 3 Dynamic Exercises
10:00am – 11:00am
Qin Quan individual exercises
11:00-11:50 Packing
12 noon Lunch
Departure after lunch

Camp Requirements:
Before you commit to this event, we want you to be aware of some basic facts and requirements:

  1. This is a shared yurt/cabin/room accommodation. You will be assigned to the male/female living quarters. There is limited accommodation for couples. There are a few tent spots available. When you arrive, feel free to find your own tenting spots.  Please arrange your own rides to the camp. A lodging assignment will be emailed to the group before your arrival.
  1. You are expected to follow the training schedule.  The exercises are pretty simple and gentle; the hours involved in training can make you physically sore but with great rewards of getting stronger each day. Please don’t sign up for this camp if you think physically you can’t keep up with the amount of training or have difficulty following schedules. You may rest, take breaks or observe during training as needed but need to make efforts to be present for the schedule.
  2.  All three meals are delicious healthy vegetarian meals cooked by the Zen monks. Showing up for the meals on time are expected. Some food allergies might be accommodated. Generally, participants need to take care of any food allergies or special diet needs on their own. Students will rotate in helping with the dishes after meals each day together with the Zen monks. A dish crew schedule will be sent to you before your arrival.
  3. All morning exercises are individual practice. There are a couple of Qin Quan contact exercise in the afternoon and are generally gentle and structured drill practice. Sometimes 15min fighting contact practice is scheduled in the afternoon. It’s ok if you choose to do a different gentle contact exercise instead for that 15 minutes. It is possible to get bruises or injuries from the fighting contact training. Students are advised to trim their finger nails to avoid scratches.
        We are excited to share this camp experience with you! Qi Dragon is committed to the dates now, and we are hoping you will do the same! We would appreciate that you let us know and sign up soon if you are interested in joining the camp. This event will be cancelled if we are not meeting the minimum requirement of 12 participants by SMZC. Reserve your spot now and help spread the word!
Looking forward to having you for our Annual Qin Quan Qigong Camp in 2018!
Qi Dragon

Camp Cost: Total $870 for tuition and shared lodging (fee stays the same for tenting)

 (shared lodging or your own tent). Limited space! Deadline Oct 1,2018. No refund for cancellation within 60 days of the workshop.

To Register: Please send your payment through paypal below and email us your phone number, and your size for the T-shirt:

You will receive a confirmation email once we receive your payment. If you are mailing your check, please let us know by email since we don’t check our mail every day. Our new mailing address is:  Liping Zhu, 2831 E St, Eureka, CA 95501

Paypal for Qin Quan Camp (deadline by Oct 1) Tuition Lodging

By placing an order, you have read our disclaimer on our website and our animal policy and cancellation policy for this workshop below and agreed to the related terms of use.

We will send you an email the week before the event and let you know which cabin you are staying, things to pack and remind you the details of the event again. Please arrange your transportation to the Zen Center. They may provide a shuttle for pick up at Santa Rosa at an additional fee if you come from the airport. For the shuttle, you may call SMZC to arrange. Please coordinate your own rides if you need to. If you can provide rides, please let us know.
Please read our Qin Quan Camp Cancellation Policy and Animal Policy before your registration.
Animal Policy: Due to the nature of meditative activities of Qigong and Taichi, no animals except certified service animals specified by ADA law are allowed to all our workshops and retreat training.   Please alert us to the need for accommodation at the time you register.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund minus $30 processing fee is cancellation made 90 days before the event; 80% refund if cancellation made 60 days before the event. There is no refund in any case for any partial participation or if cancellation is made within 60 days of the camp. All cancellation needs to be made in writing. If you want to give your spot to someone else, please arrange that on your own and inform us the name change of your reservation.
You will receive full refund if the event is cancelled by Qi Dragon or SMZC. In that case, you will be notified in writing about the cancellation.
More about Sonoma Mountain Zen Center:

SMZC is located twenty minutes from Santa Rosa, and one hour north of San Francisco. It has a cozy dining room, and a beautiful bathhouse inspired by the art of Japanese joinery.  Overnight guests can sleep in rustic cabins built from reclaimed materials.  Delicious vegetarian meals are provided, as well as tea and coffee.

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