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Dayan Qigong

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong
大雁氣功
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Dayan Qigong includes several sets of 64 movements and also warm-up exercises, acupressure massage, and meditation.

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is one of the most ancient qigong forms. Legend has it that around 350 C,E. Dao An, an adept in Taoism and a key figure in Buddhism's journey to China, created the practice to improve the physical health and improve the meditation abilities of his temple's monks.

Over the centuries Dayan Qigong was preserved during times of oppression secretly, passed down face-to-face from master to disciple. After the Cultural Revolution in China, Grandmaster Yang Meijun decided to make it available to the public. She entrusted Master Hui Liu, who she called "my American daughter," to teach the form to Westerners. Over the past 30 years, Master Liu has taught many Americans Dayan Qigong and trained qigong teachers at the Wen Wu school in El Cerrito, California.

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Grandmaster Yang Meijun
Still practicing - 101 years old

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Grandmaster Hui Liu

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Bob doing standing meditation
(Move 48 - Hold the Qi)

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Jeanne Courtney

Jeanne has enjoyed practicing Tai Chi since high school, then in 1999 discovered Dayan Qigong with Master Hui Liu. She then studied and practiced with her at Wen Wu School and was certified to teach in 2002. After Master Hui Liu’s retirement, Jeanne taught Wild Goose ‘Second Set’ at the school for ten years, assisted with Teacher Trainings and now teaches their Pai Da Gong workshops.

Jeanne has taught Dayan Qigong at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Matters of East Bay, California Institute of Integral Studies, at Rancho La Puerta (Mexico), and at Kripalu and Esalen retreat centers with Bob Rosenbaum.

Professionally, before she retired as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, from Kaiser Permanente, she worked with people (adults & children) with chronic health conditions.

Jeanne and Bob are married and currently living in the Sacramento area. They meditate and do qigong daily, supporting and celebrating each others' teaching and practice.