Creativity and Healing: The Power of Yoga and Qigong

Aug 11 - 13, 2017 or Aug 11 - 16, 2017

*Registration for this worship is currently closed *

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Workshop Description

Stress is "frozen enlightenment." During troubled times it can

throw us out of balance, leave us feeling trapped or negatively

affect our health.  It can also be an invitation to go deeper

into ourselves to access what is most valuable and bring greater

peace and joy in our lives. In this workshop we will learn to

work with challenges as source of inner strength and healing.  

Drawing from the wisdom traditions of Yoga and Qigong, and the

latest discoveries of Cognitive Science, Dr. Barili will teach

effective practices to access the mind through the body, and the

body through the mind for creativity, resilience and self-

healing.  She will include deep energy work to recognize and

release the emotions that are at the core of our stress.

You will learn specific techniques for self-healing and

overcoming negative emotions, giving you access to the full

potential of your being. These transformative practices are

applicable to counseling and healthcare professionals, and will

be integrated with explanations and reflections, serving to help

open our hearts, and explore stress as a path to inner strength.

The time-tested techniques are so simple that anyone can

practice them. Practitioners experience less stress, improved

concentration, enhanced performance and better relationships,

increased energy, better sleep and greater creativity.

Recommended to anyone who wants to lead a healthy and deeply

satisfying life. No previous experience with yoga and qigong is



Amelia Barili

Amelia Barili

Amelia Barili, Ph.D.  (Yoga Therapy and Philosophy, 1972, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, India) is an internationally respected yoga teacher and a disciple of Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun, the 27th inheritor of the Taoist Medical Qigong system. She is a pioneer at integrating both wisdom traditions. She is also an award-winning faculty at UC Berkeley and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute, where she teaches youth and older adults a systematic embodied mind approach for personal and community transformation.

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(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)

Housing Type2 Days5 Days
Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$373$890
Own Van$403$965
Own Tent$403$965
Mount Madonna Center Tent$417$1000
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$461$1110
Triple (3 to a room)$483$1165
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$505$1220
Double with Bath (2 to a room)$531$1285
Single (1 to a room or cabin)$571$1385
Single with Bath (1 to a room)$623$1515

Program Notes

  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
  • The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.