Inner Alchemy workshops by Michael Winn in 2020
In 2020 Michael will start a new cycle of Inner Alchemy teachings. A wonderful opportunity to take your first steps on the Taoist path of self development and spiritual wisdom, or to repeat the practice to go deeper. This year Michael starts teaching Advanced Basics and Fusion 1 practices to prepare you for the Lesser Kan & Li training, that he will teach on his next visit to The Netherlands.*
Michael is a born storyteller, has explored many spiritual systems and interconnects divergent aspects of life. So you will enjoy his Lecture on the Inner Alchemy from a Taoist perspective, and be able to ask all you ever wanted to know about Taoism.
In the Advanced Basics workshop you will learn how to open the full potential of your life energy. You learn how to balance your emotional life through the 5 Tao elements (fire, metal, wood, earth, water), and create a Qi ball of life energy that will help to dissolve energy blockages.
In the Fusion practice you will fuse these 5 elements, as manifested in your internal organs, to restore your inner harmony and be centered in your body.
For highly advanced practitioners only, there will be a very special retreat Advanced Heaven & Earth Alchemy. Highly advanced means that you are already familiar with the Heaven & Earth Alchemy theory and practice, or at least practice Star Alchemy. During this retreat expect: doing Qigong practices and diving deep into the meditations. No elaborate explanations, only sharing experiences.
Training with Michael means creating awareness of the subtle energies, and having lots of fun by playing with the Qi field, because laughter is healing
* The Healing Tao system is based on the 9 formulas by the Taoist Hermit, Master One Cloud. These practices start with Healing Tao Basics: Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds and the Micro-Cosmic Orbit. After the fundamental Basics you continue at your own pace with Healing Love, Cosmic Healing and Bone Marrow Neigong. Before you start with the more refined formulas, you first practice Fusion of the 5 elements (level 1, 2, & 3). Then you can start refining your awareness in Kan & Li practices: the coupling of water & fire, of the inner female & inner male. The Kan & Li formula consists of three levels: from Lesser, to Greater, to Greatest. After that you can start training Star Alchemy and finally Heaven & Earth Alchemy
LECTURE: in English!
Inner Alchemy Fri evening 13 March 2020
WORKSHOPS: in English!
Advanced Basics Sa 14 & Su 15 March 2020
Fusion 1 Mon 16 & Tue 17 March 2020
Advanced Heaven & Earth Alchemy Thu 19 until Mon 23 March 2020
Content of the Programme:
Inner Alchemy as a life path
Friday March 13, 2020
time: 19:30 – 21:30
venue: Djoj – Rotterdam (route)
cost: € 25.- free entree if you have registered for one or more workshops!
Michael Winn is an inspiring speaker. Like no other Michael can unravel the complex structures of our existence. Michael Winn: “Inner Alchemy is about unfolding who you already are. I have explored many spiritual systems and love them all. They all work, in the way that they advance your awareness. But they don’t “deliver” the same experience. Many paths are designed to “transcend” by taking you out of your body. These paths often seek to end your individual uniqueness and creative potential. I discovered the hard way, that this creates a body-spirit split. Your spirit wants to “go home” to the formless planes, while your physical body-mind wants to live longer in the physical plane. Through Tao Inner Alchemy you are growing the uniquely creative individual nature of your soul, and at the same time you expand your awareness more deeply into the common ground of primordial oneness that all beings in this cosmos share. You are giving the Original Oneness a fresh opportunity to embody and co-create with the Life Force.”
This lecture is meant for everyone who is interested in the Taoist approach to Inner Alchemy.
Advanced Basics Weekend
Saturday March 14 & Sunday March 15, 2020
time: 10:00 – 17:30
venue: Djoj – Rotterdam (route)
cost: € 225.- (2 two-day workshops cost € 425,- together)
Essential in the Basics training are the Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds. Inner Smile is the simplest and most heart-centered Way to connect to the Life Force. It cultivates the heart-ground of unconditional self-acceptance as the basis for loving others, loving the whole of Nature, and most important, loving the process of the Life Force itself. Without this core self-acceptance at the soul level, other types of cultivation are more difficult to stabilize. The Six Healing Sounds and the shamanic Five Animals Play are the fastest way to release all stress and start communicating with your vital organ spirits. You learn to move stuck energy. It can energize and heal you of many chronic disorders. In this advanced training Michael Winn will integrate the special lineage internal practice from Wudang Moutain in China, with the Micro-Cosmic Orbit, which is the most famous dynamic Tao meditation for activating flow in the deep energy channels in your spine (yang energy) and chest (yin energy). This spiraling orbit of energy flowing around your body can be experienced as a grounded, continuous communication between your spirit (shen) and your sexual essence (jing). Through this integration Michael made this practice super charging as well as simple and safe for everybody.
No pre-requisite! This workshop is open to anyone, you do not need to have any experience with Healing Tao. Although a Healing Tao Basics level will give you a head start.
Monday March 16 & Tuesday March 17, 2020
time: 10:00 – 17:30
venue: Djoj – Rotterdam (route)
cost: € 225,- (2 two-day workshops cost € 425,- together)
From time to time we all suffer from confusion over feelings. Fusion of the Five Elements is an amazing practice that reveals the secrets of our mind and emotions, that are essential to a focused progress on any path. It helps to restore our inner harmony.
Through Fusion we learn a practical way to be body-centered and fully present. We open up communication between the five inner organ intelligences embodied in our heart, spleen-pancreas, lungs, kidneys, and liver. We learn how to reverse the Qi normally flowing out our tongue, mouth, nose, ears, and eyes, so that it flows inward instead to nourish the inner organs. It elevates the harmonizing power of our Inner Smile to a deeper level. Fusion is based on contacting our Original Feeling, beyond the feelings of the personality. This allows us to shape the Original Qi matrix underlying our feelings, thoughts, and sensory perception.
The unique way Michael Winn teaches Fusion Practice is intense and touches you on a deep level. He still keeps it simple, therefor it suits people that have just done basics (inner smile and healing sounds). People who are familiar with Fusion Practices, have the opportunity to enrich their practice to a more natural and effective level.
Fusion forms the necessary preparation for the Kan & Li practices. Next year, when Michael comes back, he will teach the first step in that practice: Lesser Kan & Li.
Pre-requisite: Healing Tao Basics
Advanced Heaven & Earth Alchemy
five-day internal retreat
from: Thursday March 19, 2020 – 11:00
until: Monday March 23, 2020 – 16:30
venue: Roerdinkhof – Winterswijk
cost: including bed and meals
€ 639.- 2 pers. room (shared bathroom)
€ 729.- 1 pers. room (shared bathroom)
€ 819.- 1 pers. room (private bathroom, limited amount, so be quick)
This special five-day retreat is meant for people who have experience with Heaven & Earth Alchemy, or at least with Star Alchemy (After having done Lesser, Greater, and Greatest Kan & Li). During this retreat no theory will be covered. The focus will be on practice only, to be able to go as deep as possible during meditation.
Heaven and Earth Alchemy (the Congress of Heaven and Earth) explores the origins of human love and how it serves to integrate the 3 Treasures/Originals of the Tao. We couple the Early Heaven or formless Self with the Later Heaven (Earth) physical Self. The Self here identifies itself with two dimensions that co-exist and co-create: the ‘formless form’ of our being and the ‘substantial form’ of our becoming. These two polar dimensions of our greater Self engage in cosmic sex. They couple in order to re-open the portal to their Original state, or ‘Pre-Self’. This pre-state or Primordial Heaven is called Hundun, the primal chaos-unity or unconditional love state that preceded the ‘big bang’ of the cosmic egg cracking open. The Three Pure Ones or Three Originals (San Yuan) of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are gathered in the three body cauldrons as original jing, original chi, and original Shen. This three-tone harmonic chord will resonate with the fundamental or original tone of time and space. Consciousness then stabilizes in the axial center where our true multi-dimensional nature can now be embodied. A continuum between unconditional love and the myriad forms of conditional love is consciously crystallized. This practice creates a tonal double vortex spinning faster than the speed of light within the void of space. This opens up the Music of the Spheres, the cosmic subtle bodies in harmonic play. Into this symphony is fused our inner sage’s immortal presence, the quintessence of humanity meditating on unconditional love in the center of a cosmic torus (spiritual black hole). We must enter this primordial sound portal to complete our journey of Return to the Origin.
Pre-requisite: at least Star Alchemy, and preferably Congress of Heaven & Earth.
Pieter Post will prepare tasteful vegetarian meals with organic products. The food will be without refined sugar and lactose free. In case you are on a glutenfree diet, the additional costs are € 35.
In case you want to arrive the night before, You can stay an extra night at Roerdinkhof, according to your room preference during the retreat.
Wednesday 18, March 2020, from 18:00
cost: including breakfast
€ 75.- 2 pers. room (shared bathroom)
€ 95.- 1 pers. room (shared bathroom)
€ 115.- 1 pers. room (private bathroom)
1 – Please register by clicking the “REGISTER NOW” button.
2 – Fill in the registration form.
If you want to register more than 1 person, you need to subscribe every person individually with a personal (unique) email address.
In case a workshop is fully booked, you will immediately be notified by e-mail.
Type of room, and roommate(s) only need to be mentioned if you register for the five-day retreat.
3 – Transfer your required deposit amount to the bank account of:
Stichting Inner Alchemist in Rotterdam
IBAN: NL03 INGB 0006 2210 61
Concerning: Deposit MW20, the workshop(s) you want to attend, and “your name”
Amounts of deposit:
€ 25.- Lecture
€ 20.- Basics Advanced
€ 30.- Fusion
€ 70.- Advanced Heaven & Earth
You are officially registered the moment we receive your required deposit(s). Until then you are on the waiting list, with no guarantee of attendance.
This payment is non-refundable in case you can not attend
Please pay the rest of the amount (cost minus deposit), before February 15, 2020 according to your choice of workshop(s) or for the type of room during the five-day retreat.
You can transfer your final payment to the same bank account as the deposit.
Concerning: Final Payment MW20, the workshop(s) you want to attend, and “your name”
In case you think it’s easier to pay the total amount at once, you are welcome to do so.
The official confirmation email with all necessary information about the workshop, will be sent 4 weeks prior to the workshops.
In case you need to cancel your reservation, please do so as soon as possible! When you cancel after February 29, 2020, we can only refund your final payment if we find someone on the waiting list, who is willing to attend the lecture, workshop, or retreat instead of you.
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Michael Winn heeft een heel eigen manier ontwikkeld om het vormloze op zinvolle en verdiepende wijze vorm te geven. Onze verbinding met het Taoïsme wordt hierdoor verruimd en we krijgen een dieper psychologisch inzicht in de wijze waarop dit in ons eigen leven toepasbaar is.
Eind jaren zeventig in New York maakte Michael Winn samen met Juan Li deel uit van de eerste groep westerse cursisten van Mantak Chia. Hij heeft een belangrijke bijdrage geleverd met het toegankelijk maken van de Tao voor het Westen. Vanuit deze samenwerking ontvouwde zich het Healing Tao systeem. Hij schreef veel teksten voor Mantak Chia’s eerste zeven boeken, zoals de Taoïstische geheimen der Liefde.
Michael Winn komt regelmatig naar Nederland, sinds 2013 geeft hij ook lezingen en workshops voor beginnende cursisten. www.healingtaousa.com