Cultivating, storing, and expressing qi—the vital energy of life—leads to improved health and overall well-being. This special Super Qi Summit brings together modern masters with profound expertise in healing. Each master shares insights and practices to help you enhance your own well-being as you also empower your ability to help others.
Conceived and curated by Michael J. Gelb, the Super Qi Summit is designed to allow participants to benefit from the synergy between each of the presenters who together bring more 300 years of experience to the Summit.
Through simple movements, guided visualizations, and breathing exercises complemented by inspiring lectures, discussions, and group healing sessions, you come away with stronger, clearer energy and the practical means to help yourself and others.
Whether you are just starting to explore qigong or tai chi, or have been practicing for years, these healing practices require no equipment and can be done by anyone in any physical condition. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone who wants to experience enhanced life energy and well-being is welcome.
Scholarships are available; see Holistic Studies application at eomega.org/scholarships.
Faculty are subject to change.
The faculty requires you read the following book in preparation for the course:
Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Ken Cohen, MA, is a renowned grandmaster of qigong and tai chi with nearly 50 years of experience. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, Cohen is author of The Way of Qigong, numerous works in both English and Chinese, and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. kennethcohen.com
Michael J. Gelb is author of 14 books, including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. A pioneer in the fields of mind-body integration, creative thinking, and conscious leadership, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant on creativity and innovation for organizations globally, including DuPont, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, and Nike. michaelgelb.com
Robert Peng, author of The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom, is the founder of Elixir Light Qigong. He uses his spiritual powers and healing abilities to help and teach people worldwide. robertpeng.com
Minke de Vos is a Tao Tantric artist and founder of Feminine Treasures cultivation, Silent Ground retreats, and Tao Tantric Arts teacher trainings. As a Senior Universal Healing Tao instructor and Medical Qigong Master Therapist, she has been practicing and teaching qigong full time for more than 30 years. silentground.com
Michael Winn has been a key figure and pioneer in promoting qigong and Taoist meditation in the West since 1980. He was a two-term president of the National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association, USA, and chairman of the Healing Tao Instructor's Association of the Americas for nine years. He has taught nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, and South America. healingtaousa.com
Lorie Eve Dechar, MAc, is an acupuncturist, artist, alchemist, and author of Five Spirits. She teaches a multidimensional approach to healing with her patients, as well as with students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, and at conferences and workshops in the States, and abroad. anewpossibility.com
Roger Jahnke, OMD, has practiced Chinese medicine clinically for more than 25 years. Author of two best-selling books, The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi, he is director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. IIQTC.org
Mingtong Gu, founder of the Chi Center, is a qigong master who offers the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times. Trained at the largest qigong hospital in China, where he helped people with major physical and emotional challenges, Master Gu leads retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. chicenter.com
Robert Tangora teaches Wu style Tai Chi Ch’uan, Spinal Chi Kung, Push Hands, Taoist meditation, and tai chi sword publicly and privately to experienced practitioners. He teaches Yang style Tai Chi Ch’uan privately to practitioners with substantial experience only. He also is certified as a senior level instructor in the Wu Style Short Form.