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Event Details

Organizer Karen Wilgus
RSVP Yes (1) / No (6)
Cost Free
Where Carpinteria Women's Club
1059 Vallecito
Carpinteria, CA


Come camp on the beach and take an introductory class with Eva Wong. The form of QiGong that Ms. Wong will introduce is gentle but powerful, and is a good support for sitting meditation practice. (There will also be an opportunity to receive instruction in sitting meditation.) I've taken a short QiGong lesson with Ms. Wong and I'm excited to go deeper into the basics of this practice. Plus, there's camping involved! We will camp at Carpinteria State Beach Park and attend the program at the Women's Club in Carpinteria. (Showers: we'll figure something out.)

ABOUT THE GUIDE: Eva Wong is the 19th generation carrier of the Xiantianwujimen (Primordial Limitless Gate) School of Taoism and the third generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yiquan martial arts and Zhangzhuan (standing qigong). Eva is also the author and translator of fifteen books on Taoism, the Taoist arts of health and feng shui.

The QiGong program is being offered through the Shambhala Meditation Center and everyone who RSVPs for this meetup is responsible for registering and paying for the program. The cost for the QiGong program is $180 for the general public, and $150 for seniors, students, and members of the Shambhala Meditation Center.

Register here:

The center has reserved 8 campsites to which we have access, but we're not the only ones. So the only way to be sure you have a campsite is to register for the class and RSVP for this Meetup as soon as possible!

All participants will be responsible for their own food and gear. We can talk about carpooling when it gets closer.