White Feather Wellness has had the honor of hosting and promoting classes and workshops worldwide facilitated by various teachers, each masters at their craft. Here are their biographies:
Master Jianshe Liu is known for his amazing presence and ability to impart wisdom from the heart to help us expand our awareness and understanding of how we can live a more harmonious life. He has been teaching Zhineng Qigong since 1991 as a lead teacher at the Huaxia Center in China.
Jianshe traveled to Hainan to open a new center when the famous ‘medicine-less hospital’ at the Huaxia Center was closed in 1998 by the Chinese government (along with all other qigong centers in China at the time). Their new center, the Hexianju Qigong Center opened on Hainan Island September of 2012. Maryna Allan is a co-founder of the Center, and travels there regularly with students from the United States who wish to deepen their Qigong practice. Students come from all over the world to learn this self-healing practice and bask in the powerful healing Qi-field there.
Master Liu has been teaching Zhineng Qigong since 1991 as a lead teacher at the Huaxia Center in China. Jianshe traveled to Hainan to open a new center when the famous ‘medicineless hospital at the Huaxia Center was closed in 1998 by the Chinese government (along with all other qigong centers in China at the time). Their new center, the Hexianju Qigong Center opened on Hainan Island September of 2012 see www.Hexju.com. Students come from all over the world to learn this self-healing practice and bask in the powerful healing Qi-field there.
Zhineng Qigong was developed in the early 1980s by Professor Pang Ming, MD at a time when the Chinese government encouraged the popularization of Qigong in an effort to reduce medical costs and maintain good health amongst the Chinese population. Its exercises are relatively easy to learn and very effective and his methods spread rapidly throughout China.
Practitioners learn and practice a series of movements that make up a particular “method” or exercise. The daily practice of these movements increases vital energy and unblocks the energy channels of the body to bring about a free flow of Qi. Improved health is the outcome, since most illness is associated with insufficient Qi and/or blockages in its flow.
Zhineng Qigong uses both body and mind to enhance health and heal illness. A series of movements and postures are carried out in a meditative state of deep relaxation. Each series is part of a systematic method of practice that an individual can choose to follow more or less intensively, to cure illness or simply to remain in optimal health.
Numerous studies in China and internationally have demonstrated that the practice of Qigong improves lung capacity, improves the transportation of oxygen to the cells and their utilization of it, improves the functioning of the circulatory system, makes cardiac muscles more efficient, increases digestive juices, adjusts internal secretions and regulates the glands, increases bone density, slows aging and increases longevity.
While the first and most obvious benefits of Zhineng Qigong are an improvement in physical health and a sense of well being, its practice also has a powerful effect on the mental faculties. Many of its practitioners not only are cured of their illnesses and attain a much better level of physical health but also develop their mental faculties and can use them to benefit both themselves and others. Some become powerful healers, many are able to better achieve in their chosen field.
Zhineng Qigong can also be described as a form of moving meditation that lays equal emphasis on the body and the mind. It involves both dynamic and static practices, i.e., both moving and still methods. It consists of an integrated series of methods and exercises that together work on the whole body and organs as well as the mind/spirit (Shen). Depending on an individual’s particular health problems it is possible to focus on particular exercises or parts of a method.
Marcelo Riquelme Quinelen
Marcelo is Mapuche, an indidgenous man from Chile, and these are his words: “After many generations I have been blessed with being part of this new era for humankind, where I have been able to share what I have received from my elders, mainly from my grandmother who trained me as keeper of the Mapuche Medicine Tradition and opened up my path to start traveling around many countries carrying the message and sharing sacred experiences and spaces with relatives from other indigenous tribes. First from the people up on the high Andes mountains, then the ones from the Amazon Jungle, and all the way up to North America where I reconnected with the Native American people.
I have been doing ceremonies with all of them and I felt how much we all share the same respect and love for life and how beautiful and rich spiritually in our differences we are and also how more and more people are coming back to the original ways, it didn’t matter which color or aged we were, it is a time for a higher purpose…
In each one of them I found my family, I started again to bring back many pieces that were missed on my history… everyone’s history. By reconnecting the threads that were broken I started a great journey, to the outside first and now to the inside…
On the way I made very profound and sacred alliances with the people and the spirits of all of those places and I use those medicines (messages/testimonies) now in a very respectful and joyful way. I find in all of those master pieces from the divine powers of the universe, what really means to be a human being and what implies to be a keeper of our ancestor’s legacy….
During a long period of time all of our tribes around the planet have been living in the sacred balance with the universe and the elementals (Water, Earth, Fire and Wind), we understood the vital importance and recognized ourselves as part of them. We honor each event in nature as sacred, the sacred circles of life and all what that means, when a baby is born or a person dies… the relationship with the sun, the moon and the stars. The day and the night, the light and the darkness and the relationship with ourselves which is for us the first one. All of that is sacred for us and there is a great understanding, the way we believe, is our responsibility to leave on this lifetime a good and healthy nourishment for ourselves and most of all, our future generations to come.
At this time on history, we all are part of this great journey where we can find joy and re-member together as the human tribe we are, what is important for our lives and how we can support all forms of life… It is the time where all 4 races have been called to work together as one and start dreaming together again the new earth, starting from within…
To all my relatives.