Yi Dao Qi Dao

25th January, 2019

Glastonbury, UK

Course Overview

Yi Dao Qi Dao (意到氣到). This is a very important phrase within the Qi Gong tradition, and it is often translated as meaning ‘where the intention goes, energy follows’ or something similar. The implications of this are often applied in a very ‘Dao Yin manner’ and so many practitioners are constantly using their intention or imagination to forcibly lead Qi through the channels of their body. Whilst it is true that you can forcibly lead Qi in this manner, it is not going to take you beyond the foundation stages of the art.

The aspect of this statement that is often missed is that it is the ‘quality’ of your Yi and not its actions that are important. It is also a fact that the results within the realm of Qi will unfold as a result of cause and effect according to the quality of your mind. This is very different from ‘leading’ Qi with your intention. In short, it is the difference between ‘doing’ and effective ‘non-doing’.

Course Information

Over the course of this one-day-event, Damo Mitchell will lead students through a series of exercises and practices designed to help them understand the nature of the phrase Yi Dao Qi Dao and show them how to correctly apply it within their practice. Rather than being a minor aspect of the training, correct comprehension of the principle can make a huge difference to a persons internal development.

Note this course is only open to our level two students and as such, a certain level of prior training is required in order to attend.

Location: Meadway Hall, Ham Lane, Compton Dundon, UK, TA11 6PQ.

Price: €75


The Nei Gong process taught by Damo Mitchell and Lotus Nei Gong is a classical process and is, at times, very strong. For this reason we do not wish for anybody with psychological disorders or those with serious medical issues/needs attend these events. There are many ‘medical’ Qi Gong schools out there that would be more appropriate for these kinds of needs. Nei Gong is also not suitable for pregnant women or anybody under the age of 18 years old. Lastly we reserve the right to ask any student to leave the training immediately if we deem the training to be unsuitable for them or a risk to their well-being. If any student attends a course such as this with known psychological disorders or medical issues that may put them at risk, they take full responsibility for their actions and any outcomes. Lotus Nei Gong International nor its staff will be held accountable in such instances.