Yoga Vacation Program
April 6 — 8, 2025

Sacred Energy Arts

Qigong, Yoga, and Martial Arts for Health and Healing

Matthew Cohen

Sacred Energy Arts is a fusion of Qigong, internal martial arts, and yoga. The practice aims to be a celebration of being alive, a method of cultivating radiant health and an inward path towards freedom and creative expression. There will be focus on grounding, deepening intention ,and connecting to breath and life force as we explore the vast world of internal healing and martial arts. Workshops will include Qigong, meditation, breath, partner practices, taiji push hands and taoist yoga.

Offered as 3 satangs and 2 workshops (subject to change).

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 8pm satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with an 8pm satsang on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.

From a young age, I found solace in movement, connecting with nature and embracing my own body. My journey started with yoga at 5, followed by tumbling, skateboarding, surfing, soccer, and baseball. At 12, I fell in love with martial arts, studying disciplines such as Shaolin Kung Fu, boxing, wrestling, Tai chi, and more, earning high ranks and lineages.

In 1984, I began teaching movement for health and fitness at Toyota. A life-altering accident in 1988 led me to explore alternative therapies like bodywork, acupuncture, qigong, and energy medicine. Intrigued by their effectiveness, I delved into bodywork, trauma healing, shamanic practices, coaching, and studied with numerous masters.

Combining my expertise, I began teaching martial arts, qigong, and yoga professionally, alongside my work as a manual therapist. Inspired by the fusion of these disciplines, I created Sacred Energy Arts (SEA) – an integrated approach that blends qigong, martial arts, yoga, healing, poetry, and adventure.

Through one-on-one sessions, classes, workshops, and retreats, I’ve shared SEA with diverse individuals from all walks of life – CEOs, actors, professional athletes from various sports, and people from across the globe.

In SEA, I’ve harnessed the potency of ancient and progressive traditions to guide others on a transformative journey towards personal growth, vitality, and interconnectedness.

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