Labor Long Weekend of Workshops with S.E.A.-Toronto
Sat Aug 31st – Mon Sept 2nd, 2019
Main Program with Matthew Cohen
SEA Yoga Flow
Sat Aug 31st 9:30-12：30 am (3 hrs)
5 Element Qigong
Sat Aug 31st 14：30-17：30 pm (3 hrs)
When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.” –Lao Tzu
The Five Element Qigong practice is done in alternating intervals of standing poses and walking meditation. Each sacred gesture is followed by a few minutes of walking; learn to transition smoothly from the sacred to secular everyday activities so that, over time, there’s no difference between a meditative practice and daily life.
Intro to Tai Chi Push Hands for Yogis
Sun Sept 1st 9:30-12：30 am (3 hrs)
A blend of yoga and Tai Chi Push Hands using breath and intention, stillness and motion. Yoga emphasizes the linear, Tai Chi the circular. Yoga reaches to the sky, Tai Chi sends roots into the Earth. This workshop offers gifts from these great traditions as well as strength, flexibility, grace and power.
Tai Chi Applications and Self Defense
Sun Sept 1st 14：30-17：30 pm (3 hrs)
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 Ji Quan” (Tai Chi). “Tai Ji Quan” is the most practiced martial arts in the world today.
TaiJiQi Yoga with Ping
Mon Sept 2nd 9:30-12:30am (3 hrs), 14:30-17:30pm (3 hrs)
Ping will warm the Friday up with a morning-in-stillness of Mantra Chanting and Supported Yoga Postures Variations, and an afternoon-in-motion of Chen’s Tai Chi Joint Flexion Exercise, YangShengGong or TaiJiQi Yoga Flow, etc. We aim to do exercise in a comfortable, relaxed and safe way, doing no harm to the self. About Ping, please click here>>
TaiJiQi Yoga Pickering Village Studio
586 Kingston Road West, Ajax, ON CANADA L1T 3A2
Sat and Sun two days with Matthew total CA$480 ;
Monday with Ping CA $ 90
(Accommodations or food are not included. Hotel or AirBNB is suggested for international students. Please contact Ping in case of any help. )
Registration Deadline: Jul 18th, 2019
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.