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Discover the universal healing Tao (UHT) system, which is rooted in the ancient healing traditions of Taoism from China. This system was created by master Mantak Chia as a result of over six decades of personal experience teaching tens of thousands of students from all corners of the Earth. Join the tens of thousands of people who have begun to reclaim their personal power and begin your healing today. Decide now to invest holistically in your life. The unique resources of the universal healing Tao system will benefit your health and personal wellbeing in ways you can hardly imagine.
Eastover offers spacious workshop and program rooms with multiple meeting and studio facilities for teachers, groups, company retreats, and trainings. The estate is designed around an evocative “summer cottage” to immerse you in a contemplative and holistic environment from the moment you enter its grounds: from its courtyards and terraces overlooking English and Japanese gardens, to its sun-drenched terrace café and its inviting mix of manicured lawns and meadows, woodland trails and breathtaking views of the Berkshire Mountains.
Eastover offers a wide variety of spacious and comfortable overnight accommodations to fit everyone’s budget, from rustic, to contemporary to luxurious. All of Eastover’s rooms are well appointed and designed for guests attending retreats and holistic workshops. It has approximately 20 private or couples rooms, the rest being shared. The bedrooms in the mansion are furnished with the concept of simple lines and a sense of spaciousness, placing you in an uncluttered and liberating space.
The guest rooms are simple, well-appointed bedrooms with private baths. Many of these rooms are adjoining, which is very accommodating for families and friends. The most luxurious rooms are located in the mansion, the spacious 100-year old main house that is the jewel among all of the estate buildings.
Each of a limited number of mansion guest rooms has been carefully renovated to provide the amenities of the best contemporary hotel brands while preserving the simple, beautiful lines of the original architecture. The furnishings have been carefully selected to create an uncluttered, elegant sense of tranquility. The range of room styles and amenities includes: ranch, east colonial, west colonial, South gables, the bunkers, and the mansion.
The universal healing Tao basic level I is a week-long training for beginners and intermediate-level practitioners, and for those desiring a review of first essentials. Led by Qigong grandmaster Mantak Chia ad Lee Holden, the week is devoted to reviewing and mastering the healing arts of microcosmic orbit, six healing sounds, cosmic inner smile, chi self-message, six directions, and iron shirt chi kung I.
Do chi breathing and rooting to ground while unifying and strengthening bone structure alignment. Circulate the forces of Earth and the universe.
Use the power of smiling to activate the relaxation response in the parasympathetic nervous system. Get rid of negative emotions and rebalance the positive ones. The inner smile is one of the most simple and powerful tools for healing.
Each organ stores parts of the primordial force and negative emotions. The special sound for each of the organs, the special healing color, positive emotion, and special position for each sound - all of these will help restore you back to good health and will help connect you to the primordial force.
Opening the chi flow (the body's life force energy) in the energy pathways from the perineum (the area between the sexual organs and anus) up the spine, through the head and back down the front side of the orbit will help activate the orbiting forces of the solar system and the universe. This will draw in more primordial force from the Earth through the soles of the feet up to the spine, and from the universe in through the crown to combine in the lower tan tien (abdominal area), the heart, and the brain.
Learn how to cultivate, circulate, and store sexual energy. Men will learn how to control ejaculation and transform the sexual energy into chi (life force), which in turn transforms into spirit force. Women will learn how to control menstruation and transform the blood into chi, and likewise transform it into spirit force.
The teacher training will be held at the Eastover Estate and Retreat center near Lenox, Massachusetts. Eastover, a 600-acre holistic retreat center dedicated to serving the greater holistic community, is located in the cultural hub of the Berkshires, only minutes from downtown Lenox, Kripalu Center, Tanglewood Music Center, and other cultural venues in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts.
This is an ideal location for teachers, groups, organizations, and companies seeking retreats, conferences, and trainings. The pristine and expansive natural surroundings of Eastover create a tranquil setting that provides organizations and participants an opportunity to step away from the demands and minutiae of everyday life to review and reflect upon their priorities and strategies.
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This yoga teacher training includes all daily meals. The fully equipped professional banquet kitchens offer a variety of nutritious and natural foods for guests. The venue also has a fully equipped, separate restaurant kitchen adjacent to the mansion dining room for teaching a full range of vegetarian cooking classes, Chinese medicinal cooking or sous-vide modern cuisine.
Take time to relax, let go, and rejuvenate against a backdrop of Mount Greylock, October Mountain, and the Appalachian trail. Enjoy the gardens, the trails, and the sauna. Nourish your being with healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the café in the nostalgic turn-of-the-century mansion. Participate in the programs offered for the weekend. End your day relaxing in the hot tub in the cool crisp Berkshire evening air and enjoy the panoramic mountain views, all on the 600-acre sanctuary. Your time can be as structured or as unstructured as you desire.
Enjoy additional wellness consultations and treatments, including traditional Chinese medicine, massage, bodywork, sauna, hot tub, and a spacious indoor swimming pool. Eastover's core belief in alternative medicine, healthy diet, and wellbeing - particularly its close working relationships with the Berkshire's renowned alternative medical practitioners like Lonny Jarrett and others - will offer your hands-on experience of the efficacy of integrated medicine.
You can arrive at Albany International Airport (ALB), Bradley International Airport (BDL), or Logan International Airport (BOS).
Peter Pan Trailways and Bonanza service the Lenox area. There are usually two buses a day to and from New York City and Boston. Please contact the individual bus lines.
You can take the train from Amtrak Station at Hudson, New York to Pittsfield, Amtrak Station at Rensselaer, New York to Pittsfield, or a train from Boston to Pittsfield.
Taxis are very expensive as distances are long. Consider renting a car well in advance for a good rate.
"My husband and I just attended a lovely weekend workshop at Eastover. The grounds were stunning, the accommodations were super comfortable (to the point of luxury!) and the exemplary Eastover staff graciously sought to serve all of our needs. The workshop which focused on the healing modalities of Eastern Medicine included many excellent classes including Sheng Zhen gong classes taught by Master Li. Needless to say we are returning home refreshed and with open hearts!! Thanks Eastover!!"
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"It’s with my deepest gratitude that I accept all your generous and abundant offerings. That will be of enormous assistance as I can appreciate your talented staff and their high standards of art quality. The flyer you sent me is absolutely gorgeous. I give you full permission to promote me as part of that event. Thank you for your unconditional love and support! I’m so privilege to have the incredible opportunity of opening doors to endless possibilities. I’m so looking forward to our journey together that has already started! Sending you all my love."
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"Greetings. Hope you are well and prospering. Thank you again for your kindness in hosting our retreat. We had a marvelous time and people truly enjoyed as well. The response was positively overwhelming. Let's talk more about doing a two day retreat of this same kind in the future."
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"Here is some feedback from the retreat: awesome, excellent food, and the staff was so polite and courteous. The tour was wonderful and the food was terrific - amazing, delicious and big portions, well served, and abundant in all respects. Loved everything about the place especially the vibe."
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