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* Personal Message from Francesco

* Qigong Study Trips to China and India - wow!

* Radiant Lotus Qigong with Daisy in CA, CO, TX, Australia and Europe

* Francesco's Qigong Workshops in Sydney and Philadelphia

* Francesco and Daisy's Workshop at the National Qigong Association Annual Conference in California this June - with additional classes in the SF Bay Area

* Qigong DVDs - including Daisy's new one for women!

* QigongTracker.com update - a revolution in tracking your health and practice

* WujiTech Data Collection software project

* Kahuna Valley Retreat on Kauai - Watsu, energy healing, massage...

Aloha!

... from Australia!

I guess it's ok to use the "aloha" greeting wherever you are, right?  It's a beautiful Hawaiian greeting that celebrates the breath ("ha") and the way we share it in our connections.  This isn't just the air that comes out of our mouths when we speak; the ancient Hawaiians were referring to "mana" or our life-force energy... sounds a bit like Qigong, doesn't it?

The more we can go back to the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, the more we see a point of singularity and unity... a place where every culture had a deep sense of our connection to nature and each other... a place where we understood ourselves as not just a body with a mind, but an integral expression of the universe.  No matter what cultural roots you have, at some point if you go back far enough, the ancient wisdom held by the wise ones was universal.  As cultures - with their religions, languages and governments - uniquely developed, they also separated from each other.  These unique paths of evolution brought the wonderfully diverse world we can now enjoy... but it also separated us from the "human family"... and we have a world where countries compete and fight for their boundaries and scarce resources rather than celebrate abundance.

We are in a most unique time in history.  We are alive during some of the most dramatic changes in human development.  With this comes massive flux - like what we have been seeing in the current economic "crisis." This is just the beginning of the "flux"... reminders like the Mayan phases and the I Ching can help you understand.  Energy is high now... and with that comes tension and fear for those who are not in their power.  Qigong is all about coming into your power.  Once you can embrace your sovereignty, you tap into a confidence that aligns you with the wisdom of the ancients.  Learning how to access the subtle energy of Qi, you begin to understand your interconnection with every atom in the universe.  We are in a time where physicists are saying nearly the same thing as ancient Qigong Masters.  This is a sign... a good sign.  It shows the Universe coming into harmony.  I call these "Dreaming Signs."  They are much like the "coincidental" flashes you experience that defy logic... things like premonitions, fortuitous meetings, insights, etc.  They are all reminders that the world we live in isn't Newton's mechanical world... it is a complex and beautiful dance of swirling and interconnected energy fields... of which you are one.  In that way, this world is more of a waking dream than a machine...

I am in Australia for the next couple of months, teaching Qigong workshops, making connections for getting my WujiTech software installed in suitable locations, and writing my next, third, book... which is all about the physics of dreaming.  Giving myself this quiet time is big for me... but that's how I wrote my last two books... I had to disengage from the patterns that tied me to limits.  It is no easy task, but it is possible... as everything in our infinite dreaming is possible...  Keep the faith... and in your life, do your best to remember your true, infinite nature... therein lies the key to your abundance and freedom.

Thank you for your support and caring... Enjoy scanning the rest of this issue of "Breathe Deep"... I hope to share with you at one of our events.
 
In gratitude...
Love and Peace...
 
Francesco Garri Garripoli

Qigong Study/Healing Trips to China and India - wow!

So many people have been asking me to lead a Qigong Study and Healing Trip to other places besides China, and to address that, last year we had two awesome trips to India and Bhutan... and after just returning from leading an awesome Qigong study group through Thailand, this shows that the concept works.  After 12 years of leading these trips I think I've got a good formula. 
 
I want to thank everyone who joined our last trips to India, Bhutan, Thailand and China for their commitment to their personal empowerment and for helping to create the beautiful experiences Daisy and I set them out to be. 
 
We will be having our annual Qigong Study Trip to China the last two weeks of September 2009.  We return to Master Wan's amazing Beijing Taoist Qigong facility for the first week and then to magical Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) for the second week of treatment and training.  We have two extraordinary senior Masters set up to teach us in Huang Shan - one who was selected in 1972 to give the Tai Chi / Qigong demonstration to U.S. President Nixon!   To contact us about our 2009 Study Trips - Click here
 
...and after an amazing response to our last India Trip, we will be offering another Qigong/Ayurvedic Medicine Study and Healing Trip from October 4 - 23.  This trip will start in Delhi, India and head north to the foot of the Himalayas, Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama.  This is also the magical spot where Dr. Shivani and Dr. Mahesh's new Ayurvedic clinic is located.  After a full diagnosis by these gifted doctors, you will receive two weeks of traditional panchakarma treatment - an amazing healing, cleansing and rejuvenating modality that will immerse you for nearly three hours each day!  It's transformative, I assure you...   Click here to learn more about this awesome itinerary.

Qigong For Women (and Men) - Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshops with Daisy in California, Colorado, Texas and Europe

After wonderful workshops in Michigan, Daisy Lee will be teaching workshops and classes in Colorado, Texas and Europe, with a special emphasis on her very popular Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women's Health & Empowerment, as well as co-ed programs for both men and women. Radiant Lotus Qigong addresses health issues particular to women - learn how to reduce or alleviate low back pain, menstrual imbalances, menopause symptoms, as well as techniques to improve breast and reproductive health with Qigong exercises passed down to Daisy from her Tibetan Qigong masters.  Check the schedule below to contact Daisy or her organizers, and if you are interested in setting up a workshop with Daisy to teach Radiant Lotus Qigong in your area, let us know.

Here's what one student from a recent workshop said about Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women:
 
"I learned such valuable information from your Women's Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshop and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you personally for sharing so many powerful healing techniques with me. You are an amazingly talented and gifted teacher! You're an ideal role model for health-minded women everywhere with your sacred wisdom, radiant smile, beauty and grace! I was wondering how much longer it will be before your Women's Qigong DVD will be available? I would be so grateful to have a DVD to help me with my daily practise of Radiant Lotus Qigong." KF from California
 
Below are the dates and cities Daisy will be teaching in. For more information and to receive a copy of the flyer for your city, please email Daisy at radiantlotus@gmail.com or contact her organizer in each city:

April 4, 10am to 5 pm, Canberra, Australia - Wuji Hundun Qigong - Daisy teaches a powerful, self-healing Qigong as taught to her by her 102-year old master whose 18 select movements were passed down from a family lineage of healers and martial artists who protected the last emperor and were court physicians to the imperial family in ancient China. As seen on the PBS-TV documentary, Qigong - Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century and Fit TV. The award-winning DVD set will be available in class. To register email Kamil at kamrat7@gmail.com.

April 5, 10 am to 5 pm, Canberra, Australia  - Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women - addresses health issues specific to women including breast and uterine cysts and tumors, menstrual cramping, heavy or irregular periods, low back pain, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, emotional health and more. An important self-care program for women of all ages. The newly-released Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women DVD is now available!  To register email Kamil at kamrat7@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 11, 1-4 pm, Wheat Ridge CO - Women's Self-Defense Program - 9135 W. 44th Ave. Phone 720-898-9272 or email brian@nextleveltrainingstudio. com to register. Daisy co-teaches a women's self-defense program with Mixed Martial Artists / Pro-Cagefighters Brian "Seraiah" Wood  and Jay Wymer in Colorado. Space is limited to 20 women so register early! For more info. www.nextleveltrainingstudio. com.

Monday, April 13, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Steamboat Springs, CO - Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women - email Cheri Trousil for more info or to register at cheri@humbleranch.com.

Saturday, April 18, 9 am to 5 pm, Boulder, CO
- Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women - email Colleen Cannon for more info or to register at colleen@womensquest.com.

Saturday, April 25, 10 am to 1 pm - Dallas, TX - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration - hosted by Sifu Chris Bouguyon and Sifu Fayne Bouguyon at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northhaven Road / Dallas, Texas 75230 / PH - 214-739-2737 or visit www.simplyaware.com to register online.

Saturday, April 25, 1 to 3 pm - Dallas, TX - Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women - introductory workshop - sample some of Daisy's powerful techniques to support women in their quest for vibrant health!  Held at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas.  Call 214-739-2737 or visit www.simplyaware.com to register online.

Friday, May 1, 2 to 4 pm - Dallas, TX - Qigong for Seniors - Co-ed - learn how Qigong can become an integral part of your daily life. Strive for long-term health and youthful vitality, free of strain and pain.  Call 214-739-2737 or visit www.simplyaware.com to register online.

Friday, May 1, 7-9 pm - Dallas, TX - Qigong for Beginners -Co-ed - learn simple, effective exercises designed to provide a solid foundation towards applying Qigong in your daily life. Increase strength, balance and concentration with this safe, gentle training!  Call 214-739-2737 or visit www.simplyaware.com to register online.

Saturday, May 2, 1 to 7 pm with a "Tea Time" intermission - Radiant Lotus Qigong (WOMEN ONLY) -Radiant Lotus Qigong was created as a pathway to reach a woman's potential power by first attaining vibrant health, and then utilizing one's Qi or life force energy to affect positive change in one's family, relationships and community. (This series of exercises addresses health issues specific to women of all ages)
Sunday, May 3, 2 to 4 pm -Qigong for Optimum Health - learn powerful Qigong techniques designed to super-charge your immune system by releasing stored toxins, improving digestion and promoting internal organ health. Call 214-739-2737 or visit www.simplyaware.com to register online.

The remainder of the year, Daisy wil be teaching in other US cities, as well as UK, Sweden, Poland, Germany, and Amsterdam.  For more information or if you wish to organize for her in your country while she is in Europe for the months of May and June, please email radiantlotus@gmail.com.  Daisy will continue on to China for her and Francesco's annual Qigong study trip in September, and then onto their India trip in October. To learn more about Daisy's teaching schedule, visit www.kahunavalley.org and www.radiantlotusqigong.com

Francesco's Qigong Classes in Sydney, Australia and Philadelphia

Following a sold-out class there on February 22nd, Francesco has the following classes scheduled in Sydney:
 
Saturday, April 4th, Francesco returns to Australia from Thailand to teach another all-day Qigong workshop 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - a full-day intensive on the "Five Element/Emotion Translation Qigong"  Francesco teaches this once each year and this is the first time it will be taught in Australia.  It is a very unique and interactive class that will help you design a Qigong program specifically for your needs.  To get there, we work with the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine and their associated emotions and work to "translate" them from their "base" frequency/expression to their high-frequency expression.  A wide range of Qigong forms will be presented and each participant will work with a three-page guideline to define and select the forms that are best for their healing and empowerment.  A powerful workshop not to be missed.  Please email Francesco at qi@kahunavalley.org to register for this limited-space workshop.  Click Here for Class Flyer  
 
Sunday, April 26th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - full-day intensive on the "Zhang Fu Gong - Organ Cleansing and Strengthening Qigong"  Francesco taught this to a sold-out class in Sydney on 22 February and has been asked to offer it again.  It is a powerful form that only takes 8 minutes to practice once you learn it - so it is great for people with busy schedules but who also want to stay healthy.  A wide range of Qigong forms will be presented for personal healing and empowerment.  With the partner Qigong and group healing exerciess, this workshop should not to be missed.  Please email Francesco at qi@kahunavalley.org to register for this limited-space workshop.  Click Here for Class Flyer
 
Sunday, May 31st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - full-day intensive on the "Wuji Hundun Qigong"  Francesco will be teaching this for the first time in Australia, an effective system for building the immune system and overall energy levels.  A wide range of Chinese Taoist Qigong forms from his award-winning DVD series will be presented for personal healing and empowerment.  With the partner Qigong and group healing exerciess, this workshop should not to be missed.  Please email Francesco at qi@kahunavalley.org to register for this limited-space workshop.  Click Here for Class Flyer
 
 
For more information contact Louise von Sperl at lvs888@bigpond.net.au    (Louise has been a great support to help make these classes possible - thank you!)
 
Please contact Francesco in Sydney to schedule private healing sessions while he is in Australia:  04 0665 6777
 
I'm grateful for Louise von Sperl's help to get articles printed in "Shining Bright Magazine", the "Northside Courrier" and "Delicious" - Australia's top "foodie" magazine (where you can see how Italian cooking and Qigong come together!) to learn more about Francesco's offerings... and visit www.wujiproductions.com to check out Francesco's DVDs and books.
 
Sunday, July 19th - Philadelphia, PA -  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm - half-day intensive on the "Zhang Fu Gong - Organ Cleansing and Strengthening Qigong"  Just returning from sold-out classes in Australia and then teaching at the National Qigong Assocation Conference in California, Francesco presents this powerful form that only takes 8 minutes to practice once you learn it - so it is great for people with busy schedules but who also want to stay healthy.  A wide range of Qigong forms from his award-winning DVD series will be presented for personal healing and empowerment.  With the partner Qigong and group healing exercises also presented, this workshop should not to be missed.  Please Click Here to learn more or sign up for the limited space workshop.
 
Francesco and Daisy's Workshop at the National Qigong Association Annual Conference in California this June - with additional classes in the SF Bay Area 
 
June 26th - Asilomar Retreat Center, CA - The National Qigong Association Annual Conference -This all-day Friday workshop will be taught by Francesco and Daisy.  They will present a wide variety of Qigong exercises from their award-winning DVDs as well as some unique approaches to Qigong that will help boost the immune system.  Current work in the area of stem cell research for rejuvenation will be correllated to Qigong exercise for powerful health benefits. Visit www.nqa.org to register for this workshop - as well as Daisy's class on Saturday for women.
 
July 4th - Rossmor - Walnut Creek, CA - Francesco and Daisy teach a morning Qigong class.  Please Click Here to learn more or sign up for the limited space workshop.
 
July 5th -  Daisy and Francesco teach at the East West Bookstore in Mountain View, CA.  Please Click Here to learn more or sign up for the limited space workshop.

Qigong DVDs - including Daisy's new one for Women!

 The award-winning Qigong DVDs featuring Francesco and Daisy have been repackaged to better address the "wellness" market according to our distributor. The video content hasn't changed, only the artwork on the packages have. You'll start seeing them in more and more retail outlets and our hope is to reach more people searching for self-empowering healthcare solutions.  What a treat to see Qigong in K-Mart and in pharmacies!
 
Our newest DVD featuring Daisy teaching her powerful Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women is now available.  Daisy has some with her at her workshops and they are also available online.  We appreciate your support through your DVD purchases... and remember, purchasing them through our secure website helps to support our our work.  Thanks...

QigongTracker.com update - a revolution in tracking your health and practice

Thank you all for signing up if you have done this already... please be patient and I will be getting the new cycle of empowerment programs going in the next few weeks.  For all of you who have registered, please know that your name is now in the system and since we bring each person online one at a time, it will take a little time before we get to you.
 
Francesco has been working for 7 years designing a powerful software tool that can gather data and use it in unique ways for personal empowerment.  This tool for the Qigong community is called QigongTracker and helps to match students with teachers, patients with healers, and clients with consultants.  It gathers information such as health or performance data and can track it over time so you can graphically see where you are improving - and where you need improvement.  It creates a personal database for you to work with your clients - and if you are a client, helps you get a handle on your growth and creates an objective perspective for you to work with your coach.  It creates a virtual, online community where you can communicate with others who share the same interests as you and allows you to be completely selective about what you share and who you share it with.  We are taking proposals for Qigong Instructors who interested in setting up Programs on QigongTracker so that they can track their students.  There is a good financial model that can help you generate cashflow from this as well.  If you are interested, let us know.  If you are an individual interested in using this tool for your ownempowerment, simply visit QigongTracker and select a Program that interests you.  You get your own Home Page and an array of powerful tools, including a Tracking Graph that grows with time so that you can watch your progress and development.  We are working hard on this exciting application so please keep checking back and watch it evolve.  For those of you who sign up before the end of this year I will be waiving our subscription fee for 2009 - so take advantage!

WujiTech - Mentor/Coaching program management and data collection software

This online software system is evolving in a most amazing way and I wanted to keep those of you who are interested in working in the area of data collecting, mentoring or coaching - whether it is with youth or adults - abreast of our developments. I've been working on this unique software system for seven years and have created a new company around it called WujiTech (www.wujitech.com) I am working to bring this powerful software into Australia and have been making great contacts.  It will soon be installed in Thailand, and is now being used across the state of Hawaii to collect evaluation data from a myriad of teen and parenting programs. Sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Education, the County of Kaua'i, and a couple of drug prevention grants, we have been able to customize the Mentor Ohana tool for the special needs of our islands. With this, we will have the ability to monitor the status, effectiveness and outcomes of these educational programs in real time. The core Mentor Ohana program (www.mentorohana.org) is designed to provide powerful tools for any mentoring or coaching program. These range from assisting in the matching process, activities scheduling, participant communication, administration, journaling, survey evaluation and database management. The powerful Survey Builder and Tracking Survey components are indespensible for bringing integrity to any program and helpful in creating reports for grants and funding organizations. I know the power of this online set of tools for organizations ranging from small coaching firms to large county and city government offices that need to track data and manage programs of any kind. If you are associated with a group that may be interested - or know of someone who is - let me know and I will share more. I'm looking for some people who are also interested in working in the business area to get this software implemented in your area and generate some income through your efforts.

Kahuna Valley Retreat on Kaua'i - Watsu, energy healing, massage...

Kahuna Valley donated a one-week stay in our Aloha Suite on the Garden Island of Kaua'i, Hawaii to the National Qigong Association (NQA) for their silent auction fundraiser. Bill Edgar was the lucky bidder/winner and we will be honored to have him at our retreat... We thank Bill for joining us in helping raise money for the NQA and their work to promote Qigong. For more info on our personal and group retreats and healing spa services, click here and visit http://www.kahunavalley.org/retreats.htm

Donations and Support

If you are feeling generous and would like to channel your taxes from the federal government to a worthy cause, we would be most grateful to accept your tax-deductible donation to Kahuna Valley. We are an IRS recognized tax-exempt organization and any monies that you donate to us will not only help support our work with at-risk youth here in Hawaii, but it will help you make a statement by choosing to put your monies to a good cause instead of to the IRS coffers. Interested?
 
Thank you for your support and good energy... see you next issue!! Peace...
Francesco Garri Garripoli
 
Kahuna Valley, P.O. Box 1921, Kapaa, HI 96746, USA

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