The Power of Yoga and Qigong for Creativity and Self-Healing

Aug 10 - 12, 2018 or Aug 10 - 15, 2018


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 practicing self-healing from the inside out, overcoming negative emotions, and gaining  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, to 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 required.


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)$411$935
Own Van$433$990
Own Tent$433$990
Mount Madonna Center Tent$451$1035
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$491$1135
Triple (3 to a room)$519$1205
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$561$1310
Double with Bath (2 to a room)$575$1345
Single (1 to a room or cabin)$617$1450
Single with Bath (1 to a room)$677$1600

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.