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Tao Lifestyle

Tao is an integrative and holistic solution to healing and creating a better life.

Are you currently succeeding in controlling everyday challenges and stresses through sheer will? How can we reach our goals? When modern-day challenges arise, you can use ancient wisdom to resolve these questions and reach your goals. Rather than trying to overcome these negative occurrences with force, we can redirect our attention toward renewing and enriching the fundamentals of everyday living through the wisdom of Tao.

Tao Lifestyle program immerses you in the proven age-old methods of Tao, which will heal and empower your body, mind, and spirit at their root. The program emphasizes mindful practices of balanced living in the essential areas of life. Your undesirable habits are groomed away, your inner strength and wisdom grow, and your spiritual awareness expands. The Tao Lifestyle program is designed to be both informative and experiential. Typical classes consist of physical and energetic exercises like Tao Yoga and Qigong, indoor/outdoor meditation, lectures, and in-depth spiritual work.

The three distinctive approaches of Tao Lifestyle:

  1. Do basic things well - The foundation of Tao Lifestyle focuses on Breathing, Eating, Sleeping, and Meditation. Breathing is the foundation for sustaining life. Eating is a basic need that becomes a meditation.  Sleeping should be deeply restful so that it restores your natural rhythms. Meditation quiets the chattering mind. When done properly, these four basic properties will change your body and mind, alter your habits, and uncover a new sense of inner harmony.
  2. Learn the Art of Harmony - When your life is aligned with the way of the universe (Tao), your life flows in harmony. Tao Lifestyle teaches you how to heal and create your life in accordance with the laws of nature. It will bring you into harmony with all living things and your body and energy conditions, thought patterns, emotional paradigms, and belief systems will change.
  3. Work with your true nature – Your true nature is pure energy, boundless and powerful. It is the source of all power and wisdom that empowers you to live your most fulfilling life. By reconnecting to your true nature, you can recover harmony in your life and heal your body, mind, and spirit.

What you gain from Tao Lifestyle:

Your body has a natural healing ability and your mind has an innate sense of peace. This innate mechanism of natural healing and spiritual awareness won’t awaken when your mind and body are disconnected. That is why Tao Lifestyle teaches the integrative and holistic approaches of Tao so you can function as nature originally intended.

Breathing is essential for you to maintain your life. When more oxygen and energy flows into your organs and brain, you feel invigorated. However, much more meaningful transformation can happen when you transform the way you breathe from the physical level to the level of your energy systems: your chakras, meridian system, and energy points. All aspects of your life transform.

Chakra system is the core of your energy system and it can transform your body, mind, and spirit. By awakening your chakras, your insight of holistic healing can enhance much deeper. Tao Lifestyle program offers daily practice of Tao Qigong, Tao Yoga, and various forms of meridian exercises that teach you how to unblock your energy system and move energy through your body.

Meditation and practice of mindfulness is an integral part of Tao Lifestyle. When your consciousness expands beyond your thoughts, an inner stillness arises that quiets a chattering mind. Your thoughts transform into meditation and you begin to develop a connection to your inner self, your true essence. This is the beginning of mindful living that will lead you to what you truly need and not what you think you want.

Eating is a great opportunity to practice meditation. Through concentration of the mind, the energy of the food is gathered, followed by a feeling of pure gratitude, and it awakens your healthy taste buds.

Sleep like a baby by changing your energy balance by releasing the stress from your body and emptying your mind. Learn practices that recover your body and brain’s natural rhythm.
 
Nature activities like starlight meditation, sunrise meditation, and full moon meditation will connect you to the energy of the Earth and the Sky. Tao is a way of life. Learn timeless wisdom of Tao through the lectures in Tao Lifestyle that enlightens your view of life.

Tao Lifestyle Weekend Sessions

  • Tao Lifestyle overview
  • Healing and meditation as two essential tools to incorporate into everyday living
  • Breathing for relaxation
  • Introduction to healthful diet
  • Balanced walking for body alignment
  • Dynamic meditation as a third essential tool for everyday living
  • Optional early morning meditation and outdoor vortex meditation

About the trainer

Juniper DahnJuniper Dahn, Tao Master and Healer, is Program Director for Revitalizing Detox, Holistic Health Journey, and Tao Lifestyle at Sedona Mago Retreat. She has been studying and practicing the Tao philosophy for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Qigong Healing, Tao Instructor Training, and Tao Master Training. For over 16 years, Juniper has been helping and teaching others live in balance through meditation, breathing and nutrition.

Sample itinerary:save save

 
Day 1
3:00 - 5:00 pm Check in
5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm Opening session
 
Days 2 & 3
6:00 - 6:40 am Morning meditation (optional)
6:45 - 8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Session
12:00 - 1:00 pm Eating meditation
1:00 - 3:30 pm Free time
3:30 - 5:30 pm Session
5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 pm Guided evening meditation or self-practice
 
Day 4
6:00 - 6:40 am Morning meditation (optional)
6:45 - 8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 am Closing session
 

This schedule is subject to change


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