Online Workshops

“Join Damo Mitchell for Online Workshops & Retreats”

~ Join us Online ~

Due to the nature of Damo’s worldwide schedule, and also in light of recent situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Lotus Nei Gong have decided to put a few select courses and workshops online so that everyone can have access to Damo’s live teachings and instruction.  These events of course will in no way ever replace Damo’s in-person events, but we hope that they can most certainly bridge the gap for those who are unable to travel for the moment or in the future.

Please see a list of Damo’s online events below, with details of how to access them and how they work, and please also visit www.damomitchell.com if you are interested in our online academy, which includes hundreds of hours of lecture footage and numerous step by step courses in Nei Gong, Alchemy, Taiji, Baguazhang, and Daoist studies.

~ Upcoming Online Events ~

Harmonising of Five Phases

Daoist Alchemical Work

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Within alchemical methods and teachings, there are various stages of development. These are stages such as ‘establishing the cauldron’ or ‘igniting the furnace’. Whilst these foundation stages are often discussed, work with ‘harmonising the fire phases’ is not so readily taught or understood. In this four day event, Damo will explore the meaning of this stage of the practice and show it is applied to both Qigong and alchemical training. Halfway between meditative and energetic practice, this course will delve deep into Daoist theory of personal development and evolution. This in-depth event will be a mixture of seated moving and static work combined with intricate theoretical lectures on the nature of mind, soul and spirit.

The timetable for this event will be:

Friday February19th
3-5pm

Saturday February 20th
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

Sunday February 21st
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

Monday February 22nd
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

These times are in UK time.

Damo Mitchell (Online)

February 19-22
€180

Opening & Nourishing the Spine

The Celestial Pillar

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During this course, Roni Edlund will use a mix of moving exercises to physically open and mobilise the spine, combined with the use of Nei Gong exercises and Yi Jin Jing practice.
This will be mostly a practical course. Dedicating the time to awakening the energy of the “pillar” which sits between Heaven and Earth in Daoism, also called the “Celestial Pillar”.

Certain energetic channels are reliant on an open, healthy spine, these are primarily the Du, the Bladder channel and the Thrusting channel. The Du meridian can also be called the “brain meridian” due to its strong energetic movement it has upwards towards the brain when it is functioning well. Hence it nourishes our Spirit which is anchored into the upper Dan Tian.  It is also the channel which supplies the body with Yang, energy and warmth. This channel forms part of the microcosmic orbit.

The Bladder channel runs on either side of the spine and is linked to a person’s ability to stand tall, physically and mentally. Between the spaces of each vertebra also sits acupuncture points which send Qi out to each one of the organs. If one of these spaces become compressed or misaligned, it will cause less Qi to be transported to the organ itself, and its functioning will decrease.

The thrusting channel has a branch which runs through the centre of the body but also one branch which runs through the spine. It is also called the central channel, and it is vitally important in the more advanced stages of Nei Gong, it is at this stage that we begin to contact the deeper aspects of our being, the original Shen (consciousnesses).

By this we can see that by opening the spine and increasing its Qi flow, you really have the capability of rejuvenating your whole organ system, increasing your energy, nourishing the spirit, and later on to touch upon the deeper vertical alignment of connection upwards, to source.

The timetable for this event will be:

Friday March 5th: 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday March 6th
10-12am, 3-5pm, 7-9pm

Sunday March 7th:  10am-12:30pm

All times are in UK time. If Roni makes it out to Asia, the timetable will change to match the layout of Damo’s courses.

Roni Edlund (Online)

Mar 5-7
€70

Taiji – Common Errors

Correcting Common Mistakes

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Over the course of one month, Roni will teach a Taiji class every Tuesday for existing students. We will look at common mistakes and errors, which we usually pick up on in `face to face´ classes. But since we do not have in person teaching at the moment, I thought this would be useful to do, as the common mistakes always seems to be relevant. If it is possible I will also give corrections to the students’ movements on the Zoom screen.

These classes are relevant to people who know the short form. If you only know up to cross hands but you don’t mind diving in the deep end and giving it a go, you are of course welcome too.

Dates: 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr

Time:  7 – 8:30pm UK time.

If Roni makes it out to Asia, classes will change to 8:00am – 9:30am UK time instead.

If this happens a link with the class will be sent out the same day, so you will have the possibility of viewing it Tuesday evening if you prefer that.

Cost:
10 Euro per class.
Academy members: 7 Euro per class

Roni Edlund (Online)

Mar 16 – Apr 6
€28

Mastering the Breath

The Root of Inner Work

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Rather than being the goal in and of itself, work with the breath is designed to give a person access to the subtler realms of energy contained within the astral layers of being. As a bridge may carry one across a river, the breath may be used to convey a persons awareness from that which is physical to that which is more subtle. In this two-day event, Damo will explore the nature of the breath within internal work, how it is used as a tool/bridge within arts such as Qigong and meditation and various ways to effectively develop your breathing methods. Unusually for Damo’s teachings, Damo will depart a little from Daoism here and introduce breath work from a couple of other traditions he is involved with. 

The timetable for this event will be:

Saturday March 20th
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

Sunday March 21st
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

These times are in UK time

Damo Mitchell (Online)

March 20-21
€120

Academy 1st Anniversary 

1 Year Old Already!

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The Internal Arts Academy is now one year old! To say thank you to all of those who have supported this project, Damo will be teaching a special, two-day long event which celebrates the academy and the work people have done! Dont worry, we wont just be having fun; there will also be two days of instruction aimed at consolidating what people have learnt and seeing if can take the practice to another level in readiness for the second year. The focus shall be on the work contained within the main Nei Gong program as well as a few other bits and pieces. We look forwards to seeing you there for this special event! 

Please note this event is for Internal Arts Academy (www.damomitchell.com) members only and there are limited spaces available due to Zoom’s maximum connectivity limit. 

The timetable for this event will be:

Saturday April 3rd
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

Sunday April 4th
7am – 9am
11am – 1pm
3pm – 5pm

These times are in UK time

 

Damo Mitchell (Online)

April 3-4
FREE

Women’s Nei Gong

During 1 Moon Cycle

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These classes are spaced out over the period of one moon cycle and fall on the dates of the full moon and the dark moon. This enables us to draw on the different energies present at the time, and we can use it to assist us in our practice, health and natural female cycles.

The rise and fall of the moon cycle affects the ebb and flow in our central channel, also called the “Sea of Blood”. It has a strong link to our menstrual blood and cycle. The Shen, our mind is also rooted in the blood, hence the moon can also have an affect on our mind and as a result of that, our mood. We will look at what we can do to work with the moon cycle in a way that is beneficial for our body and mind, combined with women’s exercises to nourish the female energy system and organs.

Dates: 27 Apr,  4 May, 11 May, 18 May

Time:
7-9pm UK time

If I make it out to Asia classes will change to 7:30am – 9:30am UK time. If this happens a link with the class will be sent out the same day, so you till have the possibility of viewing it Tuesday evening if you prefer that instead. 🙂

Roni Edlund (Online)

27 Apr – 18 May
56

For all of our online events, we use Zoom, which can be used for free on any device or computer. 

Please click here to download the Zoom app.

What do I need?

To participate in any of our online events, all you need is the ability to get online, and have Zoom downloaded to your device (such as a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet).

Please click here to download the Zoom app if you do not have it already.

Please note that only one device can access your given invitation link.

What will be the course schedule?

Each course schedule will be slightly different depending on the material that is being covered.  For more information about each event, please click on the ‘More Details’ button on each event listing.  This will give details about scheduling and also suggestions on what you may require for the event.

What if I am not available for the full event?

No problem – the recordings of each event will be available for a week after the event.  Highlights of the event will then also be available within the library section of the Internal Arts Academy (www.damomitchell.com)

Will I be able to ask questions?

Of course! There will be a time during each event that you will be able to ask questions to Damo, and also you will be able to ask questions to Damo’s senior instructors throughout each event.

How do I begin the online event?

Once you have registered, we will send you a confirmation email regarding further details and payment information.  This will contain all of the information you need in order to log in and to participate on the online event.

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, no refunds can be given once the invitation links have been sent out.

I personally find it very difficult to attend Damo’s workshops in person due to the travel involved and my own teaching schedule, but having the option to attend his workshops online is fantastic.  The classes are just amazing, and it is so easy to log on and attend a class as if I am in the room with Damo and his teachers.  Thank you so much for the opportunity for Zoom classes!!   
Elizabeth Jackson, Yoga Teacher

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