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Chinese New Year 2023

January 19 - 22, 2023

This year celebrate Chinese New Year in-person at Dao House and enjoy authentic Chinese food, wellness lectures, tai chi and qi gong workshops from a variety of practitioners that share knowledge from their field of expertise.  Lodging packages, online viewing and day passes are available!

Contact Dao House at (970) 586-4094 directly for details, or email

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Schedule of Events & Activities

Workshop & Lecture Details
Can't attend in person?  Highlighted events are available to purchase for remote access

Thursday | January 19, 2023

  • 1:00pm to 4:30pm – Free time to explore property and take advantage of Dao Services

  • 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Joshua Berry | Dharma Yoga 2/3 Traditional Hatha Yoga with Pranayama

  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Dinner Service

  • 8:00pm to 11:00pm – Wu Dang Chen Welcome and Workshop on Ma Wang Dui


Friday | January 20, 2023

  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Scott Schaefer morning practice with Primordial Qi Gong

  • 8:00am to 9:00am – Breakfast Service

  • 9:10am to 9:50am – Opening Ceremony and lecture on this New Year of the Rabbit to come with Wu Dang Chen in Twin Sisters

  • 10:00am to 11:00am – Justin lecture | Strengthening the Foundations to Create Healthy & Sufficient Jing Part I

  • 11:10am to 12:40pm – Wu Dang Chen | Workshop I with his Square Foot Tai Chi Form

  • 12:45pm to 1:45pm – Lunch Service

  • 1:50pm to 2:40pm – Cis Hager | Sitting 8 Pieces Brocade

  • 2:50pm to 3:50pm – Joshua Berry | Pranayama, Gentle Hatha and Yoga Nidra

  • 4:00pm to 6:30pm – Wu Dang Chen | Workshop II with his Square Foot Tai Chi Form

  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Dinner Service

  • 7:45pm to 8:45pm – Karen McDonald with Qi Dancing & Instruction

  • 9:00pm to 11:00pm – Lobby or Longs Peak Open Floor Discussion and Questions for Wu Dang Chen following a tea tasting and service


Saturday | January 21, 2023

  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Joshua morning practice with Pranayama, Nauli Kriya, the Bandhas and how they relate to the Three Dan Tian's

  • 8:00am to 9:00am – Breakfast Service

  • 9:10am to 10:10am – Justin lecture | Strengthening the Foundations to Create Healthy & Sufficient Jing Part II

  • 10:20am to 11:50am – Karen McDonald | EnerQi  Workshop, aka "Qi Dancing"

  • 11:55am to 12:55pm – Lunch Service

  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Mike Anderson | Wudang Hun Yuan Yang Sheng Qigong

  • 2:10pm – 3:10pm – Wu Dang Chen Workshop with his Square Foot Tai Chi Part III

  • 3:20pm to 6:20pm – Wu Dang Chen Workshop with Walking Crane Qi Gong

  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Chinese New Year Special Dinner

  • 8:30pm to 10:30pm – Entertainment, Activities & Gathering in the Lobby and Longs Peak Room


Sunday | January 22, 2023

  • 6:0oam to 7:00am – Mike Anderson morning practice on Qi Gong Foundations

  • 7:10am to 8:20am – New Year’s Day Special Breakfast Service

  • 8:30am to 9:00am – Sunday Daoist Lecture with Wu Dang Chen

  • 9:10am to 9:50am – Red lead 8 pieces brocade “for kids” and your inner child

  • 10:00am to 11:00am – Joshua Berry | Somatic movement and Meditation: Connecting with your ancestors and the natural world through the 5 elements

  • 11:10am to 11:30am - Closing Ceremony with Wu Dang Chen ~ wishing you a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

  • 11:30am to 12:45pm – Final questions and review of Square Foot, Walking Crane & Ma Wang Dui forms

  • 12:45pm to 1:45pm – Lunch Service

*Schedule adjustments, times and itinerary may change*


Meet our Guest Practitioners & Workshop Hosts

Cis Hager, Chong Xuě is a 26th generation Longmen Pai and Gui Yi under Shifu Wu Dang Chen since 2013.  She stepped onto the path of the Dao naturally as a child and began earnest studies in St. Louis in 1985.  She now also integrates the Daoist sacred arts of Yi-Jing, Feng Shui, External Qi Healing along with Taiji, Qigong and Dao Yin into her teaching and individualized Daoist health coaching, as well as coaching the Dao of Pregnancy. 


She worked for 20 years in the field of raptor biology, breeding, hatching, raising and releasing endangered species back into the wild for the World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis.  She now lives in Montana.


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Guest Bio's

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Joshua Berry has been interested in the spiritual world from a very young age, since his exposure living in a spiritual commune.  He has been studying and practicing Taoist, Yogic and Shamanic Arts for the past twenty years.  In that time he has dedicated sixteen of those years to practicing bodywork and energy healing.  He has developed his own unique blend of holding space by combining many different modalities with somatic work to bring people back into alignment with their spirit and purpose.

Justin Fontanini D.O.M., A.P.

is committed to serving his patients and the community by assisting them through not only acupuncture, yet changing their nutrition and lifestyles to impact their healing process.  He is the founder of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies located in Florida, who was first exposed to natural medicine by his father.  He began to needle his family, close friends and himself when he was just 18 years old from the guidance of his father.

Justin graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and he is board certified by the state of Florida and NCCAOM.  He has apprenticed with two world famous doctors who teach a new form of medicine known as Auricular Medicine.  One named Dr. Huang is regarded as the Worlds Master of Auricular Medicine and has treated several high elected officials around the globe.  In 2006 Justin received a Master Certificate of Auricular Medicine. 


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Karen McDonald, Daoist name Chong Xiu, was born in England, raised in Australia and now resides in America with over thirty years international experience as a professional ballroom dance champion.  She is a 15th Generation Wudang San Feng Disciple and 26th Generation Longmen Sect (Dragon Gate Tradition).

She embarked on her spiritual journey after arriving in the US, studying breath-work, meditation, yoga practices and massage therapy techniques.  When meeting Daoist Priest, Yun Xiang Tseng (Wu Dang Chen) in 2008, she was immediately drawn to his teachings and Daoist philosophy became the basis of her daily lifestyle.  She is a certified Tai Chi/ Qigong instructor, Daoist practitioner and consultant in Yi Jing, Feng Shui and External Qi Healing.

As a healing arts consultant, Karen wishes to inspire, contribute and support those who desire happier, healthier lifestyles through ‘dancing with the Dao’ and created “EnerQi”® by fusing together the healing components of Qigong with her ballroom expertise.


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Mike Anderson has been studying martial arts and Tai Chi since 1985.  He is 26th generation Long Men Pai and 15th generation Wudang San Feng Pai.  He is a certified Qigong, Tai Chi and Tai Chi Sword instructor.  


He's teaching's focus on structural alignment, relaxation and Qi flow; all of which are foundational aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong.  His goal is for his students to find freedom of movement with peaceful heart and quiet mind.

As a practicing electrical engineer he has one foot planted firmly in the material world, and as a Daoist Tai Chi instructor he has the other foot in the mystical world.  This supports the idea of mindful yet physical practice enhancing Qi flow, while soft, relaxing Qi practice enhances and supports the physical body.  That is, Qi supports the physical body and the physical body supports the circulation of Qi with the goal of harmonizing the physical body and the Qi body to find Tai Chi.


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Nicholas Schnell is the Founder, Owner, Clinical Director, Clinical Herbalist, RH, Nutritionist, RD, LMNT of "Four Winds" Natural Healing Center and Herb Dispensary in Omaha, NE.  He is also the Co-Owner, Founder, Herb Quality Assurance Director, Formulator - Prairie Star Botanicals Inc.. 


Working with herbs since age 12 and over twenty years of clinical experience, Nicholas specializes in multifactorial and chronic diseases as well as 'mysterious' medical conditions which have no known cause.  He is renowned for his skills in working with sensitive types of patients with reactive constitutions, and expects results and positive dynamic changes in every single person who seeks his advice.  He specializes with an individualized approach, compassionate care and inspirational healing with herbs. 


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Tracy Peck began his studies of healing at the Bio-Balance Institute with Michael Andron in 1980 with Taijiquan and Qigong, and then later studied acupressure and acupuncture through 1985.  From there he continued at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, which is now Maryland University of Integrative Health, and graduated in 1990.  He has furthered his education since with post-graduate studies in Chinese Herbology, Tui Na, Qigong Therapy, Chinese Dietary Therapy, Essential Oils and the Medical Classics.

He has had a lifelong interest in the philosophy and Wisdom teachings of ancient cultures, specifically Daoism.  This interest began at the age of fifteen when he started Hatha Yoga and meditation, and then was introduced to the teachings of the Daoist arts, where he immediately felt the common affinity and resonation to the teachings.  He has studied several Taijiquan, Qigong and Meditation and Chinese Gong Fu styles over the years, and began his journey with Daoist Priest, Yun Xiang Tseng (Wu Dang Chen) in 2003.  He has since become a 26th Generation Initiate in the Longmen Pai and 15th Generation Initiate in the San Feng Pai Branch of Daoism from the Wudang Mountains.  He studied Internal Alchemy, Ceremonial Arts, Nourishing Life Practices including Qigong, Taijiquan and Daoyin, and the Healing Arts of Qi Healing, Tui Na, Herbs and Tailismans with Master Wu Dang Chen as well as the philosophy and application of the Daoist principles for living a fuller life.


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Wu Dang Chen is the President and founder of the Daoist Association, USA and President of Chi for Longevity.  He is the deputy director of the Sanfeng Friendship Association based in Wu Dang and is the official U.S. representative of Wu Dang for the Wu Dang Taoist Association.  He is a child prodigy living and learning under the guise of Grand Master Li in the Wu Dang Mountains from the age of six to sixteen.   He has since been spreading the ancient teachings of Daoism to the west.

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Chinese New Year Pricing



for Reservations

(970) 586-4094 or



1-2 Nights in hostel $95/night++

3+ Nights in hostel $89/night++


1 Day $99/person

2 Days $180/person

Full Pass $255/person


Thursday is Free

Friday or Saturday $81/day

Sunday $36/day

Full Pass $180


Silent Auction Items

Below are items included in this year's silent auction.  You can bid on services and consultations by practitioners in the field of expertise or walk home with a beautiful one-of-a-kind item.
All proceeds benefit Dao USA
We Thank You for Your Support!

EnerQi Session
with Karen McDonald

Enjoy a private 45-minute session with Karen on EnerQi, which combines Qi Gong and ballroom dancing. 

Value $185.00

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Yi Jing Consultation
with Cis Hager

Understand a reading of your stars from another perspective; a Daoist perspective with an yi jing reading.  This reading provides guidance with a variety of life's questions.

Value $135.00

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Personalized Consultation & Herbs
with Tracy Peck

Receive a personalized Spring Herbal Formula and Spring Soup Recipe (dried herbs) after a private consultation.

Value $150.00

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Auricular Treatment
with Justin Fontanini

The ear is the window to the brain, it holds your medical health and with the help of electrical detection it can reveal not only your current state of health, but as well as past medical information and future potential health concerns.

After diagnosis of your ear, treatment can be administered by auricular seed therapy as well as other special treatment techniques specific  to auricular medicine.

Value $150.00

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Breath, Embody & Somatic Session
with Joshua Berry

A 90 minute session which uses the Breathwork to gain access to any restrictions in the body, Embodiment to bring us back into self awareness, and Somatic work to listen, feel, identify and track sensations in the body to become present with what comes forth.

Value $210.00

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Healing Arts Consultation
with Master Wu Dang Chen

In this 2 hour consultation you will receive a combined spiritual, feng shui and healing arts in depth analysis with Wu Dang Chen.

Value $400.00


Tai Chi or Qi Gong Session
with Mike Anderson

Deepen your practice with your choice of a 1 hour personalized on-line Tai Chi or Qigong lesson with Mike.

Value $125.00

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5 System Whole Body Detox Package
with Nicholas Schnell

An 'All Purpose Detox' with

- 1 hr. consult, health history and medication review

- Custom protocol for comprehensive two week, five system cleanse program

- Plan detoxifies all key systems including Liver-Gall Bladder; Kidney-Bladder, Lymphatic system; Large Intestine; heavy metals and deep tissues

- Custom made herbal formulas unique to client included in package

- Dietary protocol handouts

- Home spa detox and lifestyle changes included in handout

Value $300.00


Initial Consultation Package
with Nicholas Schnell

a 'Consult and 30 Day Herbal Support'

- Initial appointment and lab results review

- Health, medication and symptom review

- Complementary Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment, evaluation and prognosis

- Nutritional education

- Lifestyle counseling

- Custom made herbal formulas

- Nutritional supplements as required

Value $450.00

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