Events & Workshops

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Below, you will find a list of Damo’s main public teaching events.  Please visit the official branches page to see events and workshops that are scheduled by Lotus Nei Gong’s Senior instructors.

~ Upcoming Live Events ~

Channels & Pulses

A Part of the Diploma Event

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This week-long event is only for current students taking part in the ongoing Acupuncture Diploma. It is seven days of practical study on channels, points and needle techniques. This will be a very intensive event where we really dive deep into understanding the nature of the body’s Jing Luo system. 

This will be accompanied with traditional pulse diagnosis training which is an integral part of the Chinese medicine diagnostic process. 

The event will be run in Vilamoura, Portugal with days of training running from 10.30am until 7.30pm. 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

May 23-29

Price €680

Vilamoura, Portugal

Nei Gong Foundations

Frederick, Maryland, USA

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Over two days, Damo will teach the foundations of Nei Gong practice, with assistance from senior students. 

This is an introductory course in the principles of Wuji, establishing the lower Dan Tian and getting all of the factors in place to begin an effective Nei Gong practice. Designed to help beginners, it can be valuable to those looking to understand Qi Gong and Nei Gong more deeply and also helpful to those who may have trained with the academy online up until now. The course will focus on assisting studnets with ensuring that they understand how to regulate body, breath and mind. We will also look at the principles of Qi mobilisation, building and purging. 

The courses times are as follows:

June 6 – 9am – 5pm
June 7 – 9am – 5pm

The cost of the course includes all teaching but students will have to find themslves accomodation in the area of Frederick, Maryland, USA.

Fully Booked 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

June 6-7

Price $160

Frederick, Maryland, USA

Nei Gong Retreat

Frederick, Maryland, USA

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Over these nine days, Damo will be teaching various aspects of alchemical Nei Gong training through a mixture of standing, sitting and moving exercises. Exact syllabus to follow soon. 

Class Times:

June 9-17: 9am – 5pm

The cost of the course includes all training but students will have to find accomodation in the area of Frederick, Maryland. 

Fully Booked 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

June 9-17

Price $820

Frederick, Maryland, USA

The Four Dragons

Event Number 1

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Damo has taught the Four Dragon Dao-Yin (龍導引) sequences across Europe and America for the past 15 years. Many people have benefited from the combined purging and nourishing effect that these exercises have upon the spine and major joints of the body.

Now, Damo will be teaching the most advanced event he has taught on these exercises and this will also likely be the last time that he teaches the Dragon Dao Yin in public. Though the Dragon Dao Yin are a powerful system, Damo’s personal practice is focused elsewhere and so, for that reason, he wishes to teach a final retreat on these four sequences and then hand responsibility of preserving them on to his senior students.

The basic training available to all students will include the following:

  • Instruction on the four sequences of the Dragon Dao Yin
  • Guidance on the Energetics of the Spine
  • How to divide the sequences into smaller individual exercises
  • Adjusting the Dragon Dao-Yin for specific Internally originating illnesses
  • Adjusting the Dragon Dao-Yin for certain spinal conditions
  • Adjusting and regulating the exercises to manage the body’s Qi

This initial training will take place over the course of our retreat in Sweden and give the most detailed instruction on the Dragon Dao-Yin sequences to Chinese Medicine.

This will then conclude the public training aspect of the course. These two weeks will be open to all who wish to study the Dragon Dao-Yin with Damo.

This training will be focused and relatively hard work.

The aim will be to go as deep as we are able into Dao-Yin practice. Training will include both practical and theoretical lessons.

After these two weeks are up, there is then opportunity for those with prior experience of teaching the Dragon Dao-Yin to join Damo for a further block of training. This will be a smaller, more intimate few days of practice. This block will focus upon the nature of teaching the Dragon Dao-Yin as well as looking at far more advanced energetics that would be reserved for master-level practitioners of Dao-Yin systems. At the end of this week, those who are able to pass a detailed assessment on their practice will be considered to have achieved expertise in the Four Dragon Dao-Yin sequences and so be recognized as inheritors of these sequences and listed as such on the main school site. They will not only be able to teach the Four Dragon Dao-Yin but also to pass on the system and so qualify others to teach as well. In this manner, it is Damo’s wish that the exercises will be in good hands and serve to benefit future generations of internal arts practitioners.

This week will take place later in 2022, from the 23-26 of November and the training will be held in Portugal. Students will be invited personally to this further module of tecahing depending upon a mix of their prior experience and their competence during the two weeks previously held in Sweden. Students attending this invite-only block are expected to maintain a strong persoanl practice of the Dragon Dao Yin between July and November in order to prerpare for the final section of their tuition. 

Dates:

July 6-16 = Public sesssion of Dragon Dao Yin in Linköping, Sweden
There will be one half-day break in the middle of the retreat. 

Practicalities:

I am sure that many of you are aware but this is our Sweden, summer camp that ran every year up until the disruption caused by Covid-19. So, now that we are back, the usual set-up will be in place. Students live in either shared accomodation on the site of the school or else they are placed into bell-tents on site. Students are part of a cooking rota where we prepare meals as a group as well. This is in adherence to the classical way of schools living, working and cooking as a group. 

Covid Effects:

The assumption is that Sweden will be open and fully functional as a place in July of 2022. This is the assumption we are working towards but, as you know, things may change due to the unpredictable nature of the world situation. We will obviosuly look at what is happening closer to the time but at the moment we are asking that all attendees take a covid antigen or PCR test prior to attending and hopefully the event will be able to run as planned. 

Fully Booked 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

July 6-16 2022

Price €850

Linköping – Sweden

The Four Dragons

Event Number 2

More Details

Damo has taught the Four Dragon Dao-Yin (龍導引) sequences across Europe and America for the past 15 years. Many people have benefited from the combined purging and nourishing effect that these exercises have upon the spine and major joints of the body.

Now, Damo will be teaching the most advanced event he has taught on these exercises and this will also likely be the last time that he teaches the Dragon Dao Yin in public. Though the Dragon Dao Yin are a powerful system, Damo’s personal practice is focused elsewhere and so, for that reason, he wishes to teach a final retreat on these four sequences and then hand responsibility of preserving them on to his senior students.

The basic training available to all students will include the following:

  • Instruction on the four sequences of the Dragon Dao Yin
  • Guidance on the Energetics of the Spine
  • How to divide the sequences into smaller individual exercises
  • Adjusting the Dragon Dao-Yin for specific Internally originating illnesses
  • Adjusting the Dragon Dao-Yin for certain spinal conditions
  • Adjusting and regulating the exercises to manage the body’s Qi

This initial training will take place over the course of two weeks and give the most detailed instruction on the Dragon Dao-Yin sequences to Chinese Medicine.

This will then conclude the public training aspect of the course. These two weeks will be open to all who wish to study the Dragon Dao-Yin with Damo.

This training will be focused and relatively hard work.

The aim will be to go as deep as we are able into Dao-Yin practice. Training will include both practical and theoretical lessons.

After these two weeks are up, there is then opportunity for those with prior experience of teaching the Dragon Dao-Yin to join Damo for a further block of training. This will be a smaller, more intimate few days of practice. This block will focus upon the nature of teaching the Dragon Dao-Yin as well as looking at far more advanced energetics that would be reserved for master-level practitioners of Dao-Yin systems. At the end of this week, those who are able to pass a detailed assessment on their practice will be considered to have achieved expertise in the Four Dragon Dao-Yin sequences and so be recognized as inheritors of these sequences and listed as such on the main school site. They will not only be able to teach the Four Dragon Dao-Yin but also to pass on the system and so qualify others to teach as well. In this manner, it is Damo’s wish that the exercises will be in good hands and serve to benefit future generations of internal arts practitioners.

This week will take place later in 2022, from the 23-26 of November and the training will be held in Portugal. Students will be invited personally to this further module of tecahing depending upon a mix of their prior experience and their competence during the two weeks previously held in Sweden. Students attending this invite-only block are expected to maintain a strong persoanl practice of the Dragon Dao Yin between July and November in order to prerpare for the final section of their tuition. 

Dates: July 19-29 = Public sesssion of Dragon Dao Yin in Linköping, Sweden

There will be one half-day break in the middle of the retreat. 

Practicalities:

I am sure that many of you are aware but this is our Sweden, summer camp that ran every year up until the disruption caused by Covid-19. So, now that we are back, the usual set-up will be in place. Students live in either shared accomodation on the site of the school or else they are placed into bell-tents on site. Students are part of a cooking rota where we prepare meals as a group as well. This is in adherence to the classical way of schools living, working and cooking as a group. 

Covid Effects:

The assumption is that Sweden will be open and fully functional as a place in July of 2022. This is the assumption we are working towards but, as you know, things may change due to the unpredictable nature of the world situation. We will obviosuly look at what is happening closer to the time but at the moment we are asking that all attendees take a covid antigen or PCR test prior to attending and hopefully the event will be able to run as planned. 

Fully Booked 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

July 19-29 2022

Price €850

Linköping – Sweden

Clinical Practice

A Part of the Diploma Event

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This week-long event is only for current students taking part in the ongoing Acupuncture Diploma. It is seven days of clinical practice and application of diagnostics and treatments upon patients.

Students will be observed and assessed throughout.

The event will be run in Vilamoura, Portugal with days of training running from 10.30am until 7.30pm. 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

Nov 14-20

Price €680

Vilamoura, Portugal

Dragons Mastery

Private Event

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These are the dates for the invite-only aspect of the Dragon Dao Yin Advanced event. We have included the dates here, on this page, so that students can have easy access to all dates in one place. 

Damo Mitchell (In-Person)

Nov 23-26 2022

Price – Free

Vilamoura, Portugal