World Tai Chi and Qigong Day April 28, 2018

Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 2, 2018.  And if you are not already on my mailing list, please join so we can let you know about World Tai Chi and Qigong Day and other events: click here to sign up for announcements

This annual event is a world-wide movement:  One World, One Breath.  We gather in a park,  gathering qi from around the world, blessing it with our Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.  It is an amazing experience.

Also in April:   Public Health Week.   Second week of April. Watch for us at public events, such as University of Arizona, Confucious Institute Chinese Health Day.

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Essential Healing Tao: A Qigong, Tao Meditation, Tao Y’in (yoga) Healing Retreat with Healing Tao Instructor Heather Chalon, MPH
Oracle AZ, August 26-28, 2016

Relaxation • Restoration • Rejuvenation

August 26 – 28, 2016.  Limited to 25 participants.

Feel Your Qi

Feel Your Qi

El Rancho Robles, Oracle, AZ. Conveniently located near Tucson & Phoenix

Heather Chalon, MPH, Certified Healing Tao Instructor, Senior Trainer TCHI, presents the fundamental practices of the Universal Healing Tao System as taught by Grandmaster Mantak Chia.
Learn the ‘secrets’ of ancient Taoist practices for deep healing of spirit, mind, and body. Open your natural source of wellness. Reveal your authentic life path.

May you breathe deeply in the fresh air, be inspired by the beauty of nature, luxuriate in the hospitality of the Historic El Rancho Robles, as you:
Experience the healing power of the fundamental Taoist meditations – Six Healing Sounds, Inner Smile, Micro Cosmic Orbit ; Play qigong, including 5 Animal Frolics, 8 Pieces of Brocade, Swimming Dragon; Exercise the muscle of soul, awaken the muscle of the spirit with Tao Y’in (gentle yet powerful Chinese yoga); Renew the senses and radiate natural beauty with Qi Self Massage; Delight in the theory of Five Elements, and learn how to nourish your whole Self.


  • Friday 8/26: Check in 2:00pm
    • 3:00 – 5:30pm, Intro 5 Elements, Qigong & Tao Meditation, 5:30-6:30 Dinner, 7:00 – 9:00pm Tao Y’in & Tao Meditation.
  • Saturday 8/27:
    • 7:00 – 8:00am, outdoor morning practice,  8:00-9:00 Breakfast. 9:30 – noon, 5 Elements in Action, Qigong, Tao Meditation, 12:00-1:00 Lunch, 1:00-2:30 Relax, Optional Acupuncture Treatment with Tim Iliff* 2:30 – 5:30pm, 5 Element Nutrition with Noelle Iliff, Tao Meditation, 5:30-6:30 Dinner, 7:00 – 8:30pm Tao Y’in.  8:30-10:00pm Taoist Disco.
  • Sunday 8/28: 7:00 – 8:00am Outdoor morning practice. 8:00-9:00 Breakfast. 10:30 – noon, Qigong and Meditation.   Noon – 1:00pm Lunch.  2:00  Departure.

*Licensed Acupuncturist Timothy Iliff with will be on-site to offer sessions all day Saturday.  Great for stress reduction,  pain relief, and more. Additional $75 fee.

  • All inclusive:  $495
  • (Contact Heather to inquire about small group discounts –
  • Non-participant (accommodation, meals only.  accompany a participant): $250

Payments may be made by mailing a check or on-line with a credit card


  • 7 Retreat Sessions
  • Luxury lodging
  • 6 nutritious gourmet meals
  • Snacks/tea breaks
  • Certificate of participation
  • 12 hours of credit toward Universal Healing Tao Associate instructor certification

Important Dates:

  • Registration deadline: August 5th
  • After August 5th, as space permits, contact Heather.
  • 50% cancellation fee after August 5th
  • 75% cancellation fee after August 21st

The Venue:

El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch offers an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a romantic wild west experience with the perfect mix of   adventure and relaxation. The ranch is located in the historic town of Oracle, Arizona – nestled at the base of the magnificent Santa Catalina  Mountains. Whether you are warming up by the campfire or enjoying the cool mountain breeze in the ample shade of the oaks,  El Rancho Robles is a beautiful refuge.

Accommodations: Luxurious standard rooms, deluxe suites, and casitas. Shared occupancy.  Most with private bedroom. Requests for  private room will be taken at an additional $50/night/per person.

While you’re in Oracle

• Biosphere 2…an Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. Its mission is to serve as a center for   research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. 520.838.6200

• Oracle State Park …set in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains. This park   covers nearly 4,000 acres of   diverse forest and desert terrain, offers incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges, and serves as a wildlife refuge.  Enjoy 15 miles of  scenic hiking trails, take a guided tour, or visit the Kannally Ranch House Museum and gift shop.

• AZ Zipline Adventures …AZ’s longest eco-zipline tour.  Experience the beauty and majesty of the desert as you’ve never seen it before!  Easy short hikes and exhilarating zipline rides combine for an  exciting day of thrills and fun. 520.308.9350

Qigong Workshop; Power of the Inner Smile and Qi Self Massage Facial Rejuvenation

If you missed the Inner Smile workshop, let Heather know of your interest in more 1 day workshops like this.  (others include) or click here to receive workshop announcements

Power of the Inner Smile 
Pure love for yourself, others, the world, what is… experience the healing vibration of the smile as you journey to the depths of your inner universe, to the vast reaches of the outer universe – Beaming your infinitely deep love, appreciation, peace, and feel it all smiling back to you, resounding I Love You, I Support You.

Radiant, natural Beauty from the inside out

Radiant, natural Beauty from the inside out

The Way of Qi Self Massage: Facial Rejuvenation
Qi Self Massage has been practiced for thousands of years as a tool for youthful maturing through the life process. It involves engaging one’s infinitely deep internal energy source to strengthen and rejuvenate the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, teeth, skin) and the inner organs. Regular practice, in the moments of the day – the pauses – (as little as 5 to 10 minutes) can benefit one’s overall health in remarkable ways, including general stamina, happy disposition, outer beauty of lustrous hair, radiant complexion, and healthy mouth/teeth.

Essential practice for anyone studying tai chi, qigong, meditation, Tao Y’in (Tao yoga).

$45.00. By check or PayPal($2 processing fee)
Contact Heather at to reserve your spot. At Milk and Honey. Limited spaces available.