Meditation with Greg Patenaude
to May 12

Meditation with Greg Patenaude

Join Greg Patenaude, President of Younge Drodul Ling, a certified meditation instructor, pharmacist, writer and Tibetan translator for his continued meditation workshops at Embrace The Moon. Open to all, $10 donation requested.

For more information and to read Greg's insightful blogs, go to Siddhearta.

February 18
March 11
April 1
April 28-29 Rinpoche's weekend teachings
May 13

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Village Training with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing
to Mar 18

Village Training with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing

Join Embrace The Moon School for Taijiquan and Qigong and Seattle School of Chen Taijiquan for our Taijiquan Grandmaster's final workshop in Seattle. Grandmaster will be retiring from international travel in 2018, so this is an extraordinary time to establish or deepen your direct connection with the Chen Family of the 19th Generation.  There are very few people in the world whose demonstration and hands-on correction can transmit lineage authenticity and skill to you personally the way Grandmaster can. We have loaded the workshop with something for everyone, beginners to the most advanced. Short of traveling to Chenjiagou, this will be your last chance to train with Chen Xiao Xing. Do not miss it! 

Tuesday, March 13
1:30 - 4:30 pm Laojia Erlu Review (must know the Laojia Erlu)
6:00 - 8:30 pm Standing Post & Chan Si Gong (all welcome)

Wednesday, March 14
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Xinjia Erlu Introduction (must know the Xinjia Yilu or Laojia Erlu) 
1:30 - 4:30 pm Xinija Yilu (must know the Laojia Yilu)

Thursday & Friday, March 15-16
9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:30 - 4:30 pm Xinjia Yilu (must know the Laojia Yilu)

Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18
9:00 am - 12:00 noon; 1:30 - 4:30 Laojia Yilu (must have some Taijiquan experience)

$75 for each 3 hour capsule (Tuesday pm 2.5 capsule)
$150 for each full day
$700 entire workshop

This workshop is now closed. Contact Kim to be put on the wait list. 

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18 Lohan & Yin Yang Pole with Sifu Raul Toutin
12:00 PM12:00

18 Lohan & Yin Yang Pole with Sifu Raul Toutin

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Join Embrace The Moon School for Taijiquan and Qigong in welcoming Sifu Raul Toutin from Santiago Chile to Seattle!  Sifu Toutin is the director of  Choy Lee Fut Chile, among the most preeminent centers in the world.  

There will be two sections on Saturday, March 10th.

Section One: 12-3 for 18 Luohan Corrections & Yin-Yang Pole - This section is for people who know the Luohan.

Section Two: 3:30 - 5:30 for Yin-Yang Pole only ($50), all welcome.  Your pole is not included. Please bring a 6' x 1" pole in wood or PVC.

Space is limited! These workshops will fill, so please register asap. You are going to have a great time with Sifu Toutin. 

Saturday, March 10
12:00 - 3:00 pm 18 Luohan correction + Yin Yang Pole (for those who know the Luohan)
3:30 - 5:30 pm Yin Yang Pole (all welcome)

$75 for Luohan + Pole
$50 for Pole Only
**Pole not included - please bring your own pole. 5'9" long x 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" in diameter wood or PVC

This workshop is full. Contact Kim for wait list. 

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Encountering Grief & Loss in Practice with Genjo Marinello, M.A.,CMHC
11:00 AM11:00

Encountering Grief & Loss in Practice with Genjo Marinello, M.A.,CMHC

In her teaching, Kimberly Ivy has worked with many students who have died or have been in the process of dying. These students intentionally sought out or discovered through their practices, extremely valuable pragmatic tools to link their waning body to something bigger. A bridge from this world to the unknown mysterious ahead, a place to rest into the impending loss of what is known and a way to process grief, but still feel joy and beauty while still alive.  

Grief and loss are not just the emotional property of the dying. Many of us seek out a practice specifically to recover from trauma, from abuse, from loss of a loved one, or simply to find peace from chaotic social and environmental circumstances. Grief and loss, though personal for all of us, is one of the core fundamental collective experiences of being alive.  Whether we are aware of it or not, we all have it, we all bring it to, or at some point discover it on, the practice floor.  What then? 

And so, for the first time Kim is intentionally bringing this topic to the fore of our teacher training program with the intention of becoming more deeply present with ourselves and with others within the shared space of our practice.  Genjo Marinello, Psychotherapist, 40 Year Renzai Zen Practitioner, Dharma Heir and Osho of Chobo-ji Zendo, will facilitate this dialogue and share with us his insights from decades as both Zen Priest and Psychotherapist working with this sacred material. 

Because of the importance of this topic and its strong place in our personal, professional and social lives, Kim has decided to open the workshop to the public. 

Space is limited to 25 people, including the teachers, so if this topic interests you, please register soon.  

February 24, 11-4

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Taoist Theory & Practice with Master Jan Silberstorff
to Jan 28

Taoist Theory & Practice with Master Jan Silberstorff

Join Embrace The Moon Taijiquan and Qigong in welcoming Master Jan Silberstorff back to Seattle. Master Silberstorff is an internationally renown Chen Taijiquan & Taoism Instructor. He is the first western disciple of Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang and has trained extensively with him since the 80's.  Jan is the author of many books on Taijiquan and Taoism in both English and German including Chen: Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style and The Five Levels of Taijiquan. Jan is also the founder of the World Chen Taijiquan Association, with branches in Germany, Chile & Brazil, the Daodejing Studies Institute in Europe and South America, and has several non-profit projects to support the education and wellbeing of impoverished children throughout the world.

Our workshop will include lecture on Taoism and how to directly apply Taoist principles to our Taijiquan and Qigong practice. This class will be suitable for practitioners of all levels of both Taijiquan and Qigong. 

Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm: Introduction to Taoism
Saturday 9:30-12:30; 2:00-5:00 Taoism in Taijiquan & Qigong Practice
Sunday 9:00 - 12:00; 1:30 - 4:30 Taoism in Taijiquan & Qigong Practice

Friday: $65
Saturday & Sunday $100 each day
Whole Workshop: $250

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Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging
to Mar 8

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Aging

Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15, January 16 - March 6
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 January 18 - March 8

Total Cost: $64 for 1 series, $112 for 2 series (pre-paid in full)
Please Register beforehand by contacting:

(206) 487-4880

Rachel Finch is a Registered Yoga Teacher and also holds a certification in Chair Yoga. She believes in making yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or experience. Her teaching style is welcoming, supportive, and caring, with a complete focus on her students. 

Our series will include gentle stretching and low impact movements done lying down, standing up, and seated on a chair. You will learn how to release tension and stiffness from your hips, back, shoulders, and neck, build strength and stability, improve balance and coordination. You will leave class feeling calm and relaxed, feeling connected to a part of like minded people and delighted by your increased range of motion and flexibility will be a delight! 

This is a perfect class for beginners or those new to yoga. You will be given modifications and props, so everyone can practice at their own level of comfort. We do ask that you be able to get down to the floor and up from the floor (will use chairs to help with this).

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A day of mindfulness, writing & dreaming

Writing can be a lonely and scary art form. Facing the blank page day after day requires courage and tenacity. This is why the Writers Wellness Retreat was created. It’s a day for writers to come together for an enriching day of self-care to promote greater creativity and productivity.

In nature, winter is the season for migration, hibernation, and staying alive. For writers, it’s the perfect season for dreaming, planning, and restoration.

Through meditation, use the power of breath to practice mindfulness and connect with your inner self. Through guided writing exercises, unveil your writing dream for the new year and discover ways to reach it. Through the sharing of stories, gain perspective, unearth possibilities, and enjoy camaraderie with fellow writers. Experience all of this at Embrace the Moon, a healing and beautiful space.

Lunch, snacks, tea, and self-care goody bags will be provided.

Want to know more? Read Jeanie’s beautiful post of her experience at the March 2017 retreat.

Questions? Email Peg

Sunday, January 14, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Limited to 10 participants.
Enter coupon code DREAM by 1/1/2018 and get $10 OFF

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