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Qigong Grandmaster Kenneth Cohen

‘Animal Frolics Qigong’

3 Day Training

Vitality of the Deer, Power of the Tiger

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-5pm

These gentle yet dynamic exercises are meditation in motion and connected to the Taoist quest for longevity, health, and peace.

Learn a complete qigong wellness routine, based on the grace and vitality of the Deer and the strength and power of the Tiger.

By practicing these ancient postures and movements, we awaken an ancient part of ourselves and the Paleolithic wisdom of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. We find the spirit of the animals within, and, like them, learn how to connect to the healing power of nature.

Created by the second century doctor of Chinese medicine, Hua Tuo, the Animal Frolics are the oldest healing exercises in the world and the standard against which other qigong methods are measured.

Although practice oriented, there will also be time for discussion of Taoist self-care philosophy, including how specific foods and herbs build strong, resilient energy. The course requires no previous experience. Beginners and all levels are welcome.


Each day runs from 9am – 5pm with a mid-morning break around 10.30 where freely available hot drinks will be served, coffee and herbal teas.

Lunch break will be from 12-2pm.

An afternoon short break will also be faciliitated, as we understand there is plenty to be learning and practising.

Ken will offer private sessions on the Friday 3 July at £175 per hour for one or two people. They will occur at the same venue, in a different room, from 9am. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in, and the optimum times, as these were over subscribed last year. A non-refundable deposit is required for this facility.

We are hiring a marquee with a carpeted floor to ensure there is ample space to practice and access to nature if the weather is fine.

Book directly with Melanie at The Retreat New Forest for accommodation as they run an AirBnB facility at the venue.
I understand that the price is the same for single or double occupancy. Mel is available to ask any questions about your accommodation at the venue and is extraordinarily helpful.
There are alternative airbnb’s in the area and hotels if the Retreat New Forest gets booked up.


We are arranging a hearty vegetarian lunch for the three days at a cost of £20 per day, this is included in some of the ticket choices. Vegan options are available on request and dietary requirements catered for. You could also bring a packed lunch.

We are looking at the possibility of offering evening meals as The Retreat New Forest is expanding and hopes to have this facility by the summer. If not, we can look at arranging a caterer and will begin touch nearer the time in this regard.
If you are coming by car then there are a variety of eateries around the area.

We will be offering evening sound healing events to enjoy on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These will be confirmed nearer the time.

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“Without actually being in Ken Cohen’s presence, it would be very hard to believe that an American could have such profound and detailed understanding of traditional Chinese culture. His Qigong movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China. Professor Kenneth Cohen’s dissemination of Chinese culture to the Western World is an enormous work and a glorious achievement.”

Tu Xinshi, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese American Post

“Ken Cohen is a rare combination of expert practitioner, gifted scholar, and lucid writer. He manages to convey not only the techniques of qigong, but the wisdom of qigong. His work nourishes the clinician, the scientist, and, most importantly, the average individual looking for practical ways to enhance life and health.”

Elmer Green, Ph.D, author BEYOND BIOFEEDBACK

About Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen, pictured here with his teacher Madame Gao, is the winner of the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine and is a renowned Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster, based in a small town at 3,000 meter elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (USA).

Ken began Qigong in 1968, was a collaborator with Alan Watts, student of Joseph Campbell and principle lifetime apprentice to Taoist Abbot Huang Gengshi from South China. He was the first person to teach qigong in North American medical schools.

Ken is a leader in the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science, believing that each can respectfully learn from the other. He was able to demonstrate extraordinary bioelectric states in the laboratory of Ed Wilson, M.D. and was one of 9 “exceptional healers” studied in the Menninger Clinic’s 12-year research project “Physical Fields and States of Consciousness.”

His classes and keynotes have been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, the International Conference on Taoist Studies (Taiwan), and numerous universities.

He is the author of the Random House classic, The Way of Qigong and and numerous other works in both Chinese and English.

If you’d like to learn more about Ken please check out his website

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