Feng shui workshop offered Sunday

A feng shui benefit workshop for wealth, health and success, with Grand Master Hong Liu, is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Qi Center at the old Immaculate Conception School site in Isenberg Tract subdivision in Lihu‘e.

According to a press release, organizers said this workshop will provide everyday tools for enhancing prosperity, in health, finances, romance and family, all within the context of the feng shui tradition.

Participants will gain an understanding of the energetic influences to be experienced during 2006, with practical applications to your home and life.

Hong is a master of five different schools of feng shui.

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to “tune up” for the new year? organizers asked.

Are there really any everyday tools to enhance the quality of life in the areas of health, finances, romance and family? For many years, in fact for centuries, qi gong practitioners have wondered the same things, and have developed and perfected tools and techniques for understanding how to make the most out of the current year, organizers said.

Qi gong is an ancient Chinese discipline that encompasses physical and mental exercise in a healing tradition.

It has been on Kaua‘i for some time, and is practiced in Lihu‘e by one of its masters, the Chinese-educated Hong.

Hong, designated in Hawai‘i as a living treasure, has knowledge in five different schools of feng shui, and will explain how the energies of the universe apply to each person uniquely.

He will examine birth dates and birth places, and explain how the universal energy flow affects these times and places within the context of the feng shui traditions, organizers said.

The suggested tax-deductible donation is $175, which includes lunch. Proceeds benefit the Qi Center.

To register, call 639-4300 or 651-3741, or e-mail Qi@hawaii.rr.com. For more information about Hong, see www.qimaster.com.

Also at the Qi Center, qi gong classes for beginners are for muscle tone, mental clarity, longevity and balance, and are each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $40 for four sessions.

Other classes are Wednesdays and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at a cost of $125 for 36 sessions.

Courses are taught by teachers trained by Hong.

Free qi gong classes for the elderly are each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the gentle form of 12 sitting qi gong exercises for those 70 and older designed to help strengthen the immune system and promote longevity.

A free qi gong exercise class for beginners is Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Qi Center, designed to improve personal health and well-being, center officials said.

The event will also include a preview of some of the other classes to be offered at the center this year.


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