The Tao-Yin System aides each practitioner in various methods to enhance her/his health through the simple practices described below. These ancient Taoist self-health methods utilize pinching, rolling, rubbing, point pressing, and stretching to relax, tone, and increase your qi flow.

The Tao-Yin system was widely practiced throughout China and had many variations based on both the teacher and the school of thought.

Pressing of points stimulates the qi, rubbing the muscles to enhance blood circulation, stretching to relax the muscles, rolling to warm the body parts, shaking to detoxify the organs.

Breathing naturally, as in the “one-breath,” is also stressed along with cultivating a quiet, peaceful mind to reduce stress which is a significant cause of “dis-ease.” This class requires loose clothing, plenty of water, and a good stretching or yogic mat. Tao-Yin is for those seeking better health through a softer means of health cultivation.

Eagle Palm

Eagle Palm training was designed to build grasping power of the fingers and tendons to enable the combination of both internal and external strength for various purposes. Great for those who work with their hands. In this class, you will learn to enhance your hand and finger strength through traditional training.  There will be outer and inner methods described to perfect the training along with items needed to train at home. The training itself is intense and requires good physical health and a disciplined mind to reach successful attainment in this ancient art.

Five Element Palm

The Five Elements Palm class will utilize the static Five Element Palm methods in a seated position to build up qi which is then channeled through the palms. The method will use extremely slow movements to build palm intensity followed by Five Element slapping of the hands-on physical representations of those elements along with connecting the qi in the proper constructive patterns to enhance one’s inner skill and cultivation.

Burning Palm

Burning Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly. Burning palm teaches you how to develop a “yang” palm for both inner and outer usage.  You will learn the holding postures followed by the slow movement to generate intense palm energy.  We will also cover ways to develop the bones and tendons’ strength and to develop the penetrating force.

Vibrating Palm

Vibrating Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly.  Vibrating palm, you will learn to build palm qi through both static and shaking methods and use the “Kien yen” palm style to develop twisting power. In the ancient days, when mastered, one could send vibrations into the body without showing any external signs on the body.