Lessons & Workshops

Study Qigong

Qigong instruction focuses on helping the student achieve a wonderful sense of physical well-being, a calm mind, balanced emotions and a deeper sense of purpose.

Fall Qigong Workshops at Tibet House:

 Brocades of Silk:  Standing and Seated:  A Complete and Concise Practice for Total Health, to Awaken Your Spirit/Destiny and Integrate It into Your Daily Life 

22W. 15th St, 2nd floor, NYC, 10011    10am-5pm

Saturday October 14, Sunday November 12, Sunday December 10

In ancient China, many people in their 80’s and 90’s who looked like they were in their 20’s, attributed this to the practice of the “8 Brocades of Silk.” This practice, which goes back at least 1000 years, is famous for creating strength and vitality, a calm mind, and balanced emotions. With practice you just don’t get sick, or an illness lasts for a much shorter time. Negative energies stemming from anger, depression, illness, and even more serious chronic conditions can be transformed to positive energy. As you strengthen and balance your body, mind, and emotions, your higher purpose or destiny becomes more evident. You can become supremely efficient in your daily activities (literally breath by breath) to fulfill your destiny in this lifetime! Instead of negativity and toxicity, you will find your natural bliss. Life may still have its ups and downs, but you will experience it with a graceful and productive blissfulness—your birthright!

With the Seated Brocades, which also goes back at least 1000 years, you cultivate a deeper spiritual illumination. Ultimately, you can become like a safely rooted tree on earth, allowing your spirit to soar and “do its thing” in the universe. Li Ching-yun, the great immortal who died in 1933 and was reputed to have lived for 256 years, attributed much of his success to the “Advanced Seated Brocades.”

And finally, in this process, you not only do this for yourself, but also altruistically to help others do the same!

In October, we will learn the “Introductory level of the Standing and Seated Brocades.”

In November, the “Intermediate Standing Brocades and Advanced Seated Brocades.”

In December, the “Advanced Diamond Body/Standing Brocades” and “Advanced Seated Brocades.” To become supremely strong and indestructible (like a diamond), clear and pure of heart, and with all of your energy meridians open: an excellent foundation for spiritual illumination!

We will also use a “Seated Meditation” to regulate the mind and breath, and a “5 Elements Practice” to harmonize your Body/Physical, Mind/Emotional, Spirit/Consciousness.

In these chaotic times, this kind of foundation is needed to be healthy and successful in your daily endeavors and spiritually attuned for the journey of your soul.

And you will be amazed at how complete, concise and doable this practice can be! Ideally doing both the Standing and Seated, but it is also very effective to do just one of them.

Everyone welcome!
It is more beneficial to take all 3 workshops, but they can be taken individually.
DVD’s or links will be available for all of the practices.

Please note that the November and December workshops are on Sunday.

To register!


Class, Locations and Cost


Available for private lessons.    914-466-2714


7-7:25pm Seated Meditation; Qigong 7:25 – 9:00 pm:

Mountain View Studio

Presently doing Silk Brocades, Taiji Qigong, 18 Buddha Palms, 5 Elements Practice, 12 Taoist Rejuvenations, 5 Healing Techniques and Animal forms.

20 Mountain View Avenue   |   Woodstock, NY 12498   |   914-466-2714

Fee: $15 per class; $75 for 6 consecutive classes.


12:10-12:35pm Meditation, Qigong 12:35-2:00pm (ongoing class by series):   Clear Yoga Rhinebeck, NY

Advanced class, please call before attending.  Presently practicing warm-ups, 18 Buddha Palms, Silk Brocades, Hsing Yi Internals, Taiji Ruler; 12 Taoist Rejuvenations; 5 Elements Practice.

6423 Montgomery St (Montgomery Row Bldg), Suite 17b-2nd floor | Rhinebeck, NY, 12572 | 914-466-2714

Fee:  $106 for series of 6 consecutive classes, no date substitutions.  $105 for 5 classes.  $22 walk-in.


5-5:30pm Seated Meditation; Qigong 5:30-7pm:

High Ridge Acupuncture Red Hook, NY. 

Advanced class.  Please contact me before attending. Presently doing warm-ups, Diamond Body/Advanced Brocades, Animal forms, 5 Elements Practice.

7392 S. Broadway (Rt 9), Red Hook, NY, 12571  | 914-466-2714


No classes.  Available for private sessions.      914-466-2714



10-10:30am, optional seated meditation, Qigong 10:30am-12noon (ongoing class) 390 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY.

Ongoing class.

A beginner’s class featuring Classical First Level practice: warm-ups, Hsing Yi Internals, 8 Brocades of Silk Standing (Introductory and Intermediate levels), Animal forms, Standing Meditation, Taiji Qigong, Buddha Palms, 5 Elements Practice.  Excellent opportunity to learn qigong from the very beginning, and for those who want to develop a daily practice!

390 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY, 12401     Paul 914-466-2714

Fee:  $15 per class.


10:30-11am optional seated meditation, Qigong 11:00-12:30pm (ongoing class).   390 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY.  A beginning class presenting a Classical First Level Practice, including Warm-ups, Hsing Yi Internals, 8 Brocades of Silk, Taiji Qigong, Animal forms, Buddha Palms, and 5 Elements Practice.

390 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY, 12401              914-466-2714

Fee:  $15 per class.

Private Lessons

Paul is also available for private lessons, please contact us for more information.

What You Can Expect

The study of Qigong includes many meditations and practices.  We will practice sets from the following list:

The Hsing Yi (Body/Mind) warm-up set to cultivate internal energy.
The 8 Brocades of Silk-Standing and Seated- to prevent illness and regain youthful vitality.
The 5 Animal Frolics-including Crane, Dear, Bear, Tiger and Monkey forms-excellent to prevent cancer and cultivate physical grace and elegance, mobility and sinewy strength, and lightness and buoyancy.
Organ Tao Yins to strengthen and nourish the liver, heart, brain, stomach, spleen and lungs specifically.
Standing Meditation to calm the mind and create strength in stillness.
The 12 Taoist Rejuvenations to cultivate a greater sense of harmonious grace and spiritual well-being.
The Bone Marrow/Muscle Sinew Cleansing Set to cleanse the blood and prevent cancer and as Mr. Kwan says:  “so that everything in your life can be done 3 times better.”

All the practices are easy to do—people of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.  Detailed notes and DVDs will be given to facilitate practice at home.

If you would like to attend one of our classes, please contact us in advance.