Breathe Deep Newsletter July 2015

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                                                             ISSUE 79 - July 2015

Welcome to the new generation of Breathe Deep, our e-newsletter now online at and sponsored by the non-profit Kahuna Valley organization that started in 1998 to help inspire you on the health benefits of Qigong and keep track of workshops and Qigong Study Trips with Francesco Garri Garripoli and Daisy Lee. With over 2,200 subscribers from a dozen countries, we are truly a global community that wishes to improve our health and experience our personal potential.  You are receiving this because you are a subscriber of Breathe Deep and with that, you now have new Membership access to the Breathe Deep Community at (see below for more info on that)

Table of Contents:

Message from Francesco

Qigong Study Trips 2015 - Thailand - China

Daisy Lee - Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshops
Francesco's Qigong Classes on Kaua'i

National Qigong Association Conference
Qigong Practice Tip of the Month (Members Only)
Dreaming Awake Guided Meditations
WujiTech Personal Brainwave Feedback
Tax-Deductible Donations to Support our Youth Programs

Message from Francesco

Buon giorno from Roma!
I trust this finds you well and smiling… I am, even though it is my last day here in beautiful Italy.  I arrived in mid-May, right after Daisy and I finished offering our Organ Cleansing Qigong Instructor Certification workshop in the Washington, D.C. area.  It was a beautiful experience and we are honored that 16 more Certified Instructors of this empowering form now join the 125 total who have gone through this program.
These past two months in Europe have been a true example of Dreaming Awake for me and I am grateful to each and every person that I have been able to engage with along the way.  Sometimes it seems a bit unreal how much can happen in our lives in such a short time, doesn’t it? Our challenge to stay present and in our heart-space is something we face every step of the way… sometimes that seems so easy as to not even be an issue… and other times, well, the challenge consumes us… I know there were several times when I called up the Dreaming Awake mantra and had to say “Thank you for showing me the Edge of my Trust that I am Dreaming Awake in an Infinite Universe” and each time, I watched things shift.  Gratitude alone is so heart opening… and when you face the challenges of travel, it is a wise thing to stay in a place of gratitude.
I felt so blessed to share Qigong with so many wonderful souls during these months, starting with our Italy Qigong Study & Healing Group Trip… I really look forward to leading another of these Trips because the opportunity to take a unique perspective on Qigong and healing seen through the lens of the ancient Etruscan people of Tuscany was a gift.  Our group was amazing and between the laughter and fabulous meals, we had inspiring lectures by some of the top Etruscan scholars in Italy… and to practice Qigong as a group at such power spots from ancient times AND to drink healing water from a variety of ancient springs, well, I really felt it took our practice deep.
I am also grateful to the amazing organizing group in Warsaw that helped bring together 40 heartfelt people for the two-day Qigong workshop I offered there.  Poland is a country of such depth and feeling and culture and every time I go I am touched in a profound way. We have Certified Instructors there now and I am confident that the awareness of Qigong as a personal empowerment tool will continue to grow.  The students in Poland are extremely dedicated and have an inherent sensitivity to weave their cultural gifts into application with Qigong’s healing techniques.  The standing-room crowd at the Asia Pacific Museum in Warsaw for my lecture there really was testament to the openness of the Polish people and their intuitive understanding of these principles.
Somehow in between all this I managed to play guitar on stage with one of Poland’s most famous pop/rock bands at the Hard Rock Cafe… and I also got to play at a fundraiser for Nepal to a throbbing, dancing crowd.  Needless to say, Poland has won my heart on many counts… What’s great is that I had deep conversations with these wild rockers about Qigong as they were very curious about how I could rock-out on stage and still practice this relaxing exercise system.  Hopefully I’ll have my new CD ready by the end of the year and we’ll see how well Qigong mixes in with funky/bluesy rock...
Tomorrow I will be in New Jersey to help my parents, both of whom are facing health challenges.  My goal will be to get my Dad out of the hospital and back home where he can heal faster.  Thanks for your prayers, and I send you mine if you are in the midst of helping loved ones with their healing.  When you are in pain as my Dad is, it is so tough to be open to Qigong… but that is exactly when we have to be most dedicated.  I know this from my own experience and continue to learn… just as Daisy has been during her recent healing challenge. I’ll do my best to keep my personal energy field clear and harmonious as I work with my Dad and that alone is one of the best gifts we can give to each other.
There is still space available on our China and Thailand Trips coming up in September and Daisy and I would enjoy sharing one of these healing journeys with you… see how it feels… these really are amazing adventures to help deepen your Qigong practice.
Thank you again for supporting Breathe Deep… and be sure to enjoy this month’s Qigong Tip by scrolling down below… I wish you well with your Qigong practice and all you do to help inspire positive energy in your Dreaming.

Remember that when you visit you have a Username, so be sure to log in with it to get the benefits of that cool, online community and be able to access the "Qigong Practice Tip":

Qigong Study Trips 2015 - Thailand - China

China  -  September 1 - 14
Thailand  -  September 17 - 29

There is still space on these two fabulous Trips and Daisy and I hope you can take the opportunity to join us and study Qigong together in China, or Thailand this year.  If you feel that this is YOUR TIME to experience what over 600 people over the years who've come on our Trips have felt was a "life changing" journey, please read on and check out the awesome itineraries - we've made some changes so be sure to check out the latest versions online for Members Only at the Qigong Study Trip Community at

Click here to learn more and let us know you want to join

...and remember that if you are a Member of so if you log in there with your Username and Password, just click on "Join More Communities" to join our Qigong Study Trip Community if you are not already!

Qigong Study & Healing Trip to China - September 1 - 14, 2015

Daisy and I didn't lead a Trip to China in 2014 and many people have asked us to please lead another Qigong journey to Daisy's homeland... and the birthplace of Qigong. This empowering adventure is designed to transform and wake up our energetic potential... is it time for you to be among the first 15 people who sign up? We will be studying with the Master we featured on our "Qigong - Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century" PBS documentary (and will also be staying at his clinic where I Iived 20 years ago - to receive daily Medical Qigong energy treatments.) After a week at the Beijing clinic, we take the train to China's home of Traditional Medicine and will study the Five Animal Frolics from a Master there.  Several people joining this year have been on this Trip before, so they know the empowering aspects of our itinerary and the unique opportunity that studying with a reknown Chinese Qigong Master is.  Click here to view this exciting itinerary

Qigong Study & Healing Trip to Thailand September 17 - 29, 2015

This Trip is a joyful and healing one for me and Daisy to work with a small group in an intimate and empowering way. On this Trip to Thailand, we focus on only two locations; one Buddhist and one Taoist, each providing their unique focus - one spirituality and the other on physical health respectively. Secondly, this Trip is focused on daily health treatments that are "medical" in nature, so it is great for focusing on healing and rejuvenating along with our daily Qigong classes.  As one of our Trip Alumni (this will be his fifth time coming with his wife!) says, "This Trip is my annual physical."  The treatments are stellar and having dark field blood microscopy done to actually see how daily Qigong training and treatments affect you on a physiological level is fabulous.  Click here to check out the newly updated itinerary

Several people have been asking me about leading another Trip to mystical Bhutan as the last group I brought there had such an amazing time.  After doing a bunch of research, I am considering this at the end of September 2016 and we will have the Bhutanese Rimpoche that I sponsored at the request of the Royal Family many years ago as our guide.  Make sure you are a Member of the Qigong Trip Community as I will be keeping everyone updated that way.

I am honored by the hundreds of people who have joined our new online community which helps us manage our Qigong Study & Healing Trips. That link above will take you to the service I created on where you can sign up to be informed about our Qigong Study & Healing Trips to Asia and Italy.  As a free Member, we will keep everyone informed and you can access our itineraries as they become available.  We think you'll like the service which is growing over time - so please help that happen by blogging and taking our surveys. I'd love to see blogs by those who have been on our Qigong Study & Healing Trips in the past! post your thoughts and experiences on our Blog

Please join our online Qigong Study Trip Community at to learn more about these empowering journeys (if you aren't already a Member :))... and access the enticing itineraries or to Blog and to see if this is the time for you to go deeper into your personal healing and empowerment...

Whether it is to develop your own personal skills or to strengthen your healthcare professional offerings (we do provide Certificates of Completion for the training hours you receive), these trips give you something that others can sense once you return... and since our trips are fund raisers for our non-profit Kahuna Valley organization, 60% of your cost is totally tax deductible, sanctioned by the IRS - so take advantage of this saving too.

Daisy Lee - Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshops

For all of you following Daisy, you know she had a challenging accident and she has been honored by the outpouring of prayers and supportive Qi from everyone in our community.  Check out Daisy's website to learn more about her upcoming classes...

Be sure to visit Daisy's Calendar Page on

The RLQ program is an empowering Qigong that can help to prevent as well as treat numerous health conditions unique to women such as menstrual cramping, low back pain, breast tenderness, tumors, cysts or fibroids, as well as menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, memory loss, reduced libido, mood swings and changes to skin, bones and muscles that result from hormonal shifts as women mature. Incorporating these techniques into their lives, women have an opportunity to blossom gracefully into their menopause years (or "Second Spring" as it is called in China!) 

For specific information on upcoming classes, Private Health Readings with Daisy, helping to set up a workshop, as well as the RLWQ Teacher Certification Training, visit  or email Daisy at

Francesco's Qigong Classes on Kaua'i in August

Thank you to everyone who attend my Qigong workshops around the world, most recently Poland, Italy, Croatia, and the U.S... and I'm looking forward to our Study Trips in China and Thailand coming up this September.  It is my honor to meet such great and sincere people and share this beautiful personal empowerment practice we know as Qigong.

I will be teaching Sunday Morning Qigong Classes on Kaua'i at the Kahuna Valley Retreat all August. These classes are filled with heartfelt souls representing locals from the island as well as visitors to Kaua'i who drop in during their holiday. The Calendar on has the updated class schedule if you ever wish to see it.  These will be my last classes there in this form now that we've passed the property on to a new caretaker... it has been such a gift to have had this opportunity for the past 14 years...  

Of course if you want to go deep into your practice, Qigong immersion on our Qigong Study & Healing Trips is a fabulous way to take your personal practice to a new level as we teach two classes each day on these healing journeys...

Please click here if you would like more info on Classes or Trips

Dreaming Awake Guided Meditations

Have you checked out yet?  It's a pretty interesting experiment in building an online community and there are over 3,000 people who have already signed up as Members in the various Communities.  The Dreaming Awake Community provides Members with full access to Francesco's Guided Meditation audio recordings, the only place where they are available. One of these Guided Meditations are made Public so that you can stream it live to get a feel for these offerings. If you are interested, click here to learn more about Dreaming Awake and then click on the Content Listings and there you will see the free sample... but remember to log in first!

As a thank you for Breathe Deep subscribers, signing up as a Member this month we are offering a 50% discount. To receive this discount, simply enter the Promo Code:  Dream88

Remember to FIRST log into with:

Your Username:  %username%

...then after you are logged in, scroll down to the bottom left and if you are not a Member of Dreaming Awake, click to Join More Communites to find it and join... and use your Promo Code in the payment process for the discount as my gift of gratitude!  If you are already a Member, just log in and click on My Membership Accounts and use the Promo Code to Upgrade your account.

There are other communities there too... and more to come, so join as many as you like.  Enjoy and have fun meeting others who are working hard to "stay awake" in this wonderful Dreaming we call life...

Tax Deductible Donations and Trips

Thank you all who made your donation to Kahuna Valley.  We are grateful for your financial support to help keep our efforts to support challenged youth and families in Hawaii. Besides going into schools and offering free Qigong classes for teens, our latest work is incorporating a brainwave monitoring device that will help youth enhance their ability to focus and to bring their emotions into balance.  The students use the software to monitor their growth in many areas of their life and share important feelings and thoughts that teens so need to get out. We need funding to help acquire enough brainwave monitors so that there is one for every computer workstation at the school.  If you are feeling generous and would like to channel your taxes from the federal government to a worthy cause, we would be most grateful to accept your tax-deductible donation to Kahuna Valley, an IRS recognized tax-exempt organization and any monies that you donate to us will not only help support our work with at-risk youth here in Hawaii, but it will help you make a statement by choosing to put your monies to a good cause.

Learn about our tax-deductible donation options at

Thank you for your support and good energy... see you next issue... or in an upcoming class or Study Trip!!


Francesco Garri Garripoli

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