Specialised Workshop

Compassion & Open Heart

Returning the body/mind back to a state of balance.

18 – 20 May 2024

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Introduction

This 3-day workshop will be led in-person by Master Zhen Hua Yang – founder of Calligraphy Health and keeper of his 400 year family lineage in the ancient internal Chinese art of self-healing​.

In this workshop, you will begin to learn how to connect the body, mind, and internal organs. Connecting with your blood cells and building internal communication and trust within the body is the pathway towards compassion and an open heart.

Compassion entails learning how to share positive energy, initially with your own body cells and then with others. It is an outcome of finding a home within, which means that each individual cell in the body feels at home – experiences love, warmth, freedom, joy, and safety. In the Calligraphy Health method, finding a home is a process that happens cell by cell.

Highlights

  • ​learn to calm the nervous system 
  • learn to connect body movements with internal organs
  • develop connection within yourself
  • experience compassion towards self and others
  • learn how to clear the energy in the heart center

Participants

  • Calligraphy Health training knows no gender boundaries, age limits and body requirements. It requires no equipment and no special place to start – just an open mind and a desire for a balanced life.
  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced Calligraphy Health practitioners

This course is for you if you

  • Seek to cultivate a deeper connection with your body and mind, fostering overall well-being, inner harmony and self-love. 
  • Are looking to relieve stress, anxiety, or tension, and long for techniques to promote relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Have issues related to the abdominal area, such as digestion, organ removal, or post-operative scars.
  • Lack energy and struggle with your immune system. 
  • Want to improve mobility and flexibility, and enhance vitality through gentle yet powerful practices and techniques.
  • Are interested in holistic approach to health and longevity.
  • Want to elevate your personal practice, whether it be yoga, qi gong, meditation, or any form of movement.
  • Want to go beyond physical movement or posture and are interested in internal arts.
  • Work with people and want to learn a way of maintaining and expanding your energy.

What to Expect

“It’s not about the movement. It’s about what’s behind the movement.” Master Zhen Hua Yang.

Master Yang’s approach prioritizes personal experience over theoretical learning. This means that there are no books to study or information to memorize, but rather the wisdom of one’s own body to be discovered and a self-healing potential to be activated.

Whether it’s a shorter workshop or a full 10-day course, the goal is to provide you with tools for independent practice.

Throughout the training, you learn a set of movements and forms gradually, with enough time to delve deeper into them in order to understand the principles that extend beyond the movement. You work at your own pace without force or pressure with enough time to learn but also to rest.

Upon completion, you leave equipped with a personal practice that you can continue to develop on your own. By integrating learned movements into your daily routine, you can experience lasting benefits that contribute to a fulfilling and vibrant life. With regular practice, they offer a holistic approach to nurturing physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Useful Info

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Water and snacks will be provided
  • For lunch bring your own meal or feel free to dine at one of the nearby restaurants

Join the course

  • Date: 18 – 20 May 2024
  • Venue: Studio Balance, Liederbacher Weg 26, 65719 Hofheim am Taunus | View on Map >
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (including breaks)
  • Language: English
  • Organizer: Joachim Hopp, email: info@balance-hofheim.de, website
  • Early Bird Price: AUD 480 (approx. EUR 297) when booked before March 31
  • Regular Price: AUD 610 (approx. EUR 378)

Calligraphy Health Process

The human body is a collective of trillions of individual cells, each possessing qualities analogous to a person. It’s not the movement that heals the mind and the body. Movement serves as a bridge between the mind and the body cells. Movement is used to deliver positive information and energy to each and every cell in the body, especially to those that are suffering, unhappy, traumatized, or sick. For these purposes, Calligraphy Health employs movement with breath, intention, vibration, and organ service.

1. BREATH: Ignite the Fire

The human body, in order to function and produce energy, needs oxygen. Calligraphy Health practice begins with breath and synchronizing it with movements.

2. MOVEMENT: Move Your Blood

Oxygen is distributed in the body by red blood cells, which also carry nutrients and information to all cells in our systems. We use movements that stimulate the meridians to support and enhance blood circulation in the body for overall vitality, balance, and well-being.

3. ATTENTION: Reconnect With Yourself

During the movements, we turn our attention inwards, rebuilding the connection with ourselves. We work towards reconnecting the mind with the internal river that nourishes the entire body – our blood. We learn to ‘talk to our blood cells,’ conveying feelings of love, warmth, happiness, and freedom through the bloodstream to every cell in the body.

4. ORGAN SERVICE: Support Your Body’s Engine

Once the internal connection is established, we gain access to our internal organs, akin to the engine of the body. Similar to the regular servicing required for a car engine, our organs also need proper maintenance. Organ servicing can be likened to a self-visceral massage.

5. REPETITION: Reeducate Your Cells

Having a single conversation is not enough to build a strong relationship, and the same principle applies to our connection with ourselves. By consistently repeating the learned movement sequences, we gradually develop a deeper relationship with ourselves. This ongoing process of reeducation, cell by cell, helps cleanse us of negative past experiences, transforming our body into a warm, positive, and thriving environment.

6. FREEDOM: Find Home Within

A home symbolizes feelings of safety, warmth, freedom, and happiness. When the majority of cells in our body embody these qualities, we, as human beings, feel like we have found a home within. In this state, we are no longer burdened by past experiences. Regaining solid roots, we navigate life with a sense of internal safety and warmth that naturally radiates to those around us.

“Calligraphy Health is about your blood flow moving your body, not your body
moving your blood.”
Master Zhen Hua Yang

Moving like a fish in water

The art of calligraphy draws from nature, emphasizing the fluid, seamless, and unrestrained movement of the brush. This movement mirrors the graceful descent of water down a mountainside, naturally following the shortest and most direct path.

Master Yang applied this concept to the human body, where that water is human blood. Calligraphy Health is about moving like flowing water, effortlessly cascading down a mountain – fluid, uninterrupted, and instinctual, without force or pressure. This movement can be likened to that of fish swimming in water or the elegant motions of an octopus – imbued with a sense of joy, freedom and space.

The Internal Art
of Nei Gong

Nei Gong as taught by Master Zhen Hua Yang is focussed upon reconnecting with the wisdom of the body through the regulation of three main circulations within the human body: blood circulation, nervous system and digestive system. These circulations are the pillars of longevity and good health.

Calligraphy Health through enhancing these three circulations increases the longevity of internal organs while making the body soft, supple and elastic. It produces a physical lightness, setting the environment for self-healing. It also brings deep calm and peace, grounding us and producing a happiness that is internal, void of external conditions. 

Master Zhen Hua Yang

Master Yang’s true skills are shown in his ability to share the complicated Nei Gong methods and practices in a simple and comprehensible way.

Master Zhen Hua Yang is an energy expert. Backed by his family lineage of over 400 years, Master Yang’s knowledge is steeped in ancient internal systems and techniques, his teachers’ influence as well as personal experiences and realisations.

Master Yang’s healing journey started when he was just a boy, suffering from the debilitating effects of asthma. His first teachers other than his grandfather and father, who were also Masters, were the martial arts and energy Masters from the Shaolin and Wudang Temples: Hai Deng from Shaolin, famous for his one-finger stand, and a Daoist monk from Wudang who taught Master Yang about Yinyang balance, Qi/energy and human longevity.