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Four Seasons Medical Qigong: Winter & Review

Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac.

November 2, 2022
3-5 PM Pacific

2 PDA/CEU Points (pending NCCAOM, CA, FL AND TX)
CA Provider # is 0619. This is a Category 2 Live Course.

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The Four Seasons Medical Qigong practice consists of four parts--the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall, and the Year-round All Seasons/Triple Warmer routines. These routines are designed to harmonize the flow of Qi and positively affect one’s spirit, mind, and organs in relation to the changes intrinsic in each season. Combining movement, organ-specific sounds, breathing, and self-massage, the Four Seasons Medical Qigong routines for Winter benefit the Kidneys.

The Four Seasons Qigong is a fundamental medical Qigong practice to proactively balance one’s Qi with that of Nature throughout the seasons.

In this webinar, participants will:

- Learn the theory of the qualitative shift of Qi during Winter and how this seasonal change can affect one’s mind, emotions, and organs. Additionally, participants will learn the appropriate time to transition into, begin, and end a season’s practice.

- Learn which Yin organ (the Kidneys) is related to Winter, its energetic pathway (meridian), its sound, and its associated external sensory organ (the ears).

- Learn the four (4) postures of the Winter set and appropriate modifications of the movements for specific purposes in order to promote Qi flow, organ health, and seasonal harmony.

- Practice the four (4) postures of the Winter set as a sequence incorporating the proper number of repetitions and using the appropriate breathing strategy.

- Learn and practice the related self-massage at the conclusion of the Winter set to further enhance the benefits of doing the sequence.

- Review lessons from the entire year-long series

Participants will receive a handout describing all of the above. The class is experiential. Participants will practice each of the postures and sequences several times. An important benefit is the practical application of this Qigong series to promote an embodied experience of equanimity for the acupuncturist. It is also a potential adjunctive tool to share with those being treated.

Dr. Robert J. Woodbine is a retired licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND). He earned his naturopathic medical degree in 1996 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (known now as the National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. While no longer in active clinical practice, he maintains his New York State Acupuncture License (L.Ac.). He earned his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.) degree in 1999 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine also in Portland, Oregon.

His interest in the healing arts was influenced by his grandmother who was a midwife and herbalist, his mother who was a seer, and his father who was a respected healer in Harlem and the person who taught him Foot Reflexology while a teenager.

Dr. Woodbine began studying, practicing and teaching Qigong and Taijiquan in 1985 with Master Mantak Chia. Since then he has studied with various well-known teachers. Most recently, he successfully completed a three-year training program in Qigong and Taijiquan with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming in Northern California. Having returned to Harlem in July 2019, he founded Urban Qi FIT ( dedicated to preserving and teaching indigenous healing arts to cultivate self-reliance and resilience.

Dr. Woodbine is a writer and published author. He co-authored the novel Sun Chasers with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, wrote a Foreward for The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation, and was published in Kung Fu Magazine. He was a member of Sonia Sanchez’s Black Writers Workshop at the Countee Cullen Library in the early 1970’s and is a member of the historic Harlem Writers Guild.
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