Equinox Activation September 16

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Mindfulness, Movement, Poetics


After the late summer Eclipse… September equinox activation


Autumn is a season to deeply nurture our roots as inhabitants of this most amazingly beautiful planet earth. Our earth is unconditionally nurturing us all the time; like our mothers who were our first taste of absolute plenitude and abundance. There is a deep relationship to explore with mother earth and our earth energetic body. Understanding from a sensual and experiential perspective our  energetic body systems is part of the work we do in El Tule’s signature Chi Gong activations.

Nurturing the balance for our earth systems will mak e you feel at ease with all that surrounds you. Our metabolic system is deeply engaged with the earth’s influence on our subtle, physical, and mental flows. Our capacity to absorb and transform nutrients is a blessing of receiving in balance helping us be at ease in a happy, generous, loving state. Come celebrate your energy being and your landing on this planet and help send out this powerful activation of gratitude in ripples of blessings to all who need a safe space after the eclipse and the instability that the hurricane brought to our lives.

Come out and share your beautiful energy with us as we create a clearing and safe energy field for us to open to our earth energetic flow and balance this important connection to a beautiful season that is coming soon. You will bloom and thrive as you restore these natural energies.

We will be doing a special class on Saturday September the 16th at Casa de Luz, splashing in the vast ocean of chi where we can gather, restore, and nourish our our biological, energetic and spiritual systems.

Come join us and make waves of gratitude; feel revitalized, restored and unconditionally present in your life.


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May all beings find happiness and the roots of happiness.

Offering: El Tule 2016 Solstice Bath Salts

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Friends of El Tule Gifts, Mindfulness, Poetics




An offering as part of our annual fun-raiser campaign 2016.

Come out December 10 workshop and receive our El Tule end-of-year harvest product – prayer solstice bath salts full of the intention of transformation in gratitude.

As seasons change and harvest time comes, a deep gratitude for the earth rests in a peaceful and humble place of receivership. The bath salts we make contain the essence of gratitude to our mother provider earth, which resonates in the highest vibration of receiving. It is the mark of yin times coming, opening our hearts to receive from the earth in the haven of our love circles.

The spirit prayer bath salts are a most unique product, a result of wisdom received through spiritual teachers’ over time. These are essentially an offering to all who have been part of our year 2016, where we played with the red monkey energy – a sense of awakening is in the offing. It has been quite a year, and we are in dire need of peace. These bath salts are an offering to you for having been part of our journey this year and it is an exchange for your donation if you attend December 10 workshop.

This is a very special project beginning in the spring with potting the herbs. Through spring, fall and summer, the plants absorb and transform the energy of the seasons – just like we do in our chi gong sessions to adjust and grow. The most essential component of the salts is basil, which is an herb considered to provide soothing energy in many earth-based wisdom traditions. Lots of love and sun goes into the beautiful plant.  With the season, we add, rose petals, lavender, chamomile, jasmine and calendula (some grown, some purchased).  And this year, the salts have Himalayan spikenard oil to ease transformation and bring in a deep sense of serenity, the kind that is infused with knowing that we are light and we will create a future of prosperity and peace. In these salts, we thank the earth for the gifts that sustain our three treasures, chi, jing and shen.

Around All Saint’s day, the herbs are collected and put all together in kosher and epsom salt (so do not eat these). They sit under the sun to further dry them. And every day, they are prayed over and thanked with simple chi gong flows that pour in the energy of the solar radiance and the warmth of the earth from our heart center into breath as the salts resonate with a complete surrender into quietude, serenity; the salt crystals hold the grace infused.  At least 41 days, these salts are prayed over to become tools for divinity to support your journey. When these salts are released into the bath water, your intention and gratitude pours from your heart, spirit, and body centers into an alchemical pool to release that which needs to move on so that space is created for the love miracles ahead. The salts can be used during the solstice which marks the shortest day of the year and begins the lengthening of solar time through yin time in the winter (this year it is December 21). With this intention, prepare to restore your creative powers in the deep rest of winter and to awaken them in the spring.


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Giving is receiving: your donations will keep Austin weirdly in harmony

As we ask for your gracious gifts, we are ready to give back in exchange as we share the fruit of our labor in a space of deep connection and life-affirming movement wisdom.

  • Gifts of $30 will receive access to our 2 workshop offerings left in 2016. For details go to www.eltuleinstitute.org
  • Gifts of $50 will be entered in a raffle to win for an Aiki Healing session with our local Austin Qigong Alchemist, Kay Hutchinson ($110.00 value) – www.aikihealing.com
  • Gifts of $50 will be entered in a raffle to win three private sessions ($120.00 value) – www.ethnocool.com
  • Gifts of $30 will be entered in a raffle to win a private FLOW session with Martha ($75 value)

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May all beings find happiness and the roots of happiness.



Summer starry skies – staying cool and vibrant

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Mindfulness, Poetics



Aaahhh summer… starry skies …

El Tule Institute welcomes everyone back after the fun days in the sun… We hope that all of you practiced your cooling energetic cycles to withstand this powerful times being so close to our magnificent sun.

This is the beginning of a new step. Receiving light from a teacher is one of the most profound experiences in this process, which serves to unfold the light that elevates the story of our lives.

This summer brought forth this wonderful and amazing certification bestowed by the guardian of this alchemical knowledge, Kay Hutchinson. I am in deep gratitude for all who supported me through this powerful process.  Deep, deep thanks to Kay and all the teachers preceding her and masters of this beautiful light weaving soul-healing art.

I am ready to share with all who want to nourish and renew their vital force and discover their treasures of chi, jing, and shen.

Come out to a workshop and get a taste of this vibrant flowing lightness. Click HERE for our schedule.

Light Play was fabulous20160618_SolsticeBlast

EL TULE’S 4th annual

Under the summer solstice star triangle of Sirius, the North Star and The Pleiades, the drummers blasted and cleared and raised our vibrations to receive the star light that blesses all beings. The resonance continues to help us  harmonize and nourish our senses and vital connection to the one as we inhabit our bodies in between heaven and earth.

It was a blast!!!

Here are the gift of the four directions flow paintings that captured our energies as we asked in movement flows that all beings be free from suffering and release the roots of suffering; we asked for peace and that violence does not escalate against each other and against animals and our beloved planet earth. And yes, we celebrated and gave thanks to our abundance and shared it with each other in beautiful Casa de Luz. Thank you Ava for your paintings that stand today in a room where counselors feel the resonance of our walking bagua steps that prayed for all beings to find happiness and the roots of happiness.

GlowFlowDeb and Eileen gave beautiful blooms of light as they guided us weaving our energetic flows to four directions in the bagua,  aligning our present being to that of our infinite prenatal soul.

So much light and abundance were brought forth in this alchemical celebration that our hearts still dance and hum just thinking of all good that creative play does for this world.

giving is receiving

If you would like to support more of these workshops, please donate to our wonderful collaborative light sailing flow artists.

 Please visit the El Tule donations page here: http://eltuleinstitute.org/donate/

GIFT exchange
Donations over $25 to El Tule will receive Eric & Jonathon’s music for Chi Gong flows.
our EIN for tax deduction is 46-1532-737

Free GO and GET IT
in the El Tule online workshop store/page is now live!!!!

 Light Blessings to all







Be a super-conductor!

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Movement, Music/Sound




Be a super conductor!

Through Chi Gong, I have learned that all living beings are light beings (so to speak) or bio-electromagnetic entities. We all hold the three treasures and cultivate our energetic fields through the mysterious and beautiful journey that our life is. In the traditional practice of Chi Gong the three treasures are Spirit, Essence and Energy. (Read on below for a brief description of chakra-like energy centers).

The image [1] from Dr. Johnson’s book shows the human body’s flux lines as they conduct energetic (Chi or Qi) flows.  Jerry Alan Johnson [2] – our honored Chi Gong lineage teacher and alchemist – conceives of the human body as enveloped with electromagnetic currents that influence our overall well-being and longevity. “The body maintains its electromagnetic connection with the earth through the energetic resonance of the Taiji Pole.” This energetic pole is an important organizing life principle in the energetic structure of the body; it holds two energy-conducting poles, which are positioned along our spine. “The purpose of these energetic poles is to absorb Qi from various universal and environmental fields and connect and integrate the energy into the body’s three Dantians (see flux image.)”

“…The two magnetic poles of the Upper Dantian and Lower Dantian have a different energy influx. The electro magnetic lines in the body’s bio-field begin at the top of the head where the Heaven Qi flows into the body and descends the Taiji pole, ending at the base of the perineum. Consequently, the Earth energy is drawn upwards from the legs and perineum and flows into the Lower Dantian, eventually ending at the top of the head in the upper Dantian. The bottom pole, located in the lower Dantian, converts Jing (essence) into Qi (energy) and increases the body’s overall life-force energy. The upper pole, located in the Upper Dantian, converts Shen (spirit) into perceptual insight and spiritual light contained within the infinite space of the Wuji.“

Human life is an ongoing balancing and harnessing of our three treasures: essence, energy, and spirit — always harmonizing with the ebb and flow of the elements and earthly influences as we exist. Chi Gong is one traditional path to cultivate and enrich the flux of these aspects of our being — the finite and infinite ones. From a humanistic perspective, many traditional cultures look at this vertical axis as one connecting us to our divine creativity. In our practice, we see Chi Gong as a tool to enhance our intention to cultivate our longevity in bliss. If you come and partake of our monthly activation flows you too can become your life’s super-conductor!


INVITATION: EL TULE 4th SUMMER SOLSTICE  CELEBRATION – come out to learn and experience your super-conducting powers in a very special creativity celebration: El Tule’s Fourth Summer Solstice community gathering and FUN raiser.

Click HERE for more information about this alchemical event (share this  FLYER with friends)

Limited to 25 people so RSVP now!
suggested donation $30 but heaven is the limit

Come even if you cannot pay

RSVP only  at 0003trees@gmail.com send your name to this address
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RSVP June 18 Summer Solstice Celebration/ we will respond with a confirmation

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[1] Figure 4.31 (p.179) Flux Lines around a current-carrying conductor
[2] Johnson, Jerry Alan, 2005. Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy Volume 1: Energetic Anatomy and Physiology, Pacific Grove, CA,The International Institute of Medical Qigong: p. 178-179.


Spring Equinox Thoughts

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Movement, Poetics

Spring Equinox–seeding starlight in the soil of our spirit.

March is here.

This beautiful Itajime image (by Ava Brooks) reveals the playful flows of changing energies as they rise… as the dyes are absorbed into the fibers of the paper beauty emerges. Similarly, rivers of energies flow through us.

As the earth gravitates around the sun, Chi dances in all beings animate and inanimate; Chi Gong supports us so that we harmonize with this amazing life dance. Winter has nurtured our deepest core energies just like the warm earth protects all seeds in the ground. And spring invites us to start opening to the flow of another season.

The I Ching (the book of changes) tells us that change is the essence life experience. Our bodies hold the light of our soul, and in our soul we are infinite, we are expansive and we soar together in oneness.



Master Hua Ching Ni has inspired our teachers and has had a profound impact in our teaching lineage. He has taught us how to flow with the changes in life and that Chi Gong is a knowledge that needs cultivation, to create a pathway toward harmonizing with the energy that is dancing all around us.  We breathe his wisdom in our practices.

“…Throughout millions of years, human beings developed from the constant cycle of nature. By observing hibernating insects and animals around them and the yearly cycles of vegetation, they responded naturally to all seasons. In Spring, they were lively, in Summer vivacious, in autumn they in Autumn they gathered themselves, and in Winter, they prepared for return. Thus mankind achieved an existence here on Earth that was in harmony with the divine order of the universe.

… Before the stage of separation between Heaven and Earth, the natural and the supernatural were one. After life in a form became distinct from spirit, the supernatural quality of life started to diminish. In spiritual cultivation it is understood that the highest achievement of a human life is to restore what is most natural in order to reach the supernatural. Thus the regimen of self-cultivation and all methods of spiritual development are practiced according to the season. Seasonal periods mark significant times, which are beneficial for undertaking special cultivation for specific purposes.”

Our Chi Gong practice works with these flows and these changes to enhance your well being and ease the physical, spiritual and emotional ebbs and flows in the river of life. We invite you to come to our monthly activation practice to support your wellness as we gently attune meridian flows to resonate with the ever changing quality of the energies around us. Chi Gong practice is a gentle way to cultivate mindfulness as a path to a grounded quiet serenity.

We are so grateful for this gift from our teachers and for our practice.

We welcome all who want to spread serenity and ride the ripples of bliss !!!

NEXT CLASS – May 28 –  summer sky heaven!

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GENEROUS YOU: If you would like to donate to El Tule
go to our donation page: click HERE

Online Workshop: A Gift For You

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art
 2/18: Year of the Red Monkey Begins
2015 closed a beautiful cycle for our non-profit. We want to thank all who supported us by their generous donations. We are humbled by your support and are in deep gratitude for this gracious affirmation that we are doing work worth of your loving generosity. Red monkeys love to play in tule trees!!!!

Get ready to PLAY!!! The new moon of February 8 is when the Chinese year of the red Monkey  begins. It is all about playing and engaging the powerful intelligence of these beautiful creatures.

In lieu of the promised live workshop (which will take place in June), we shifted to creating online work that you can access anytime anywhere. Kay Hutchinson McNeill, our loving guide and teacher, has created two beautiful videos for us to play and celebrate the red monkey.

El Tule’s first two online workshop offerings:
(1) FREE 10+ minute video to help you align your energy with the new energy year with three simple yet powerful qi gong strategies that you can integrate into your daily flow.
(2) 45+ minutes video ($19.99 – donation is tax deductible) and e-mail access with Kay focusing on how to build creativity by accessing the five natural elements.  In this video, Kay walks you through each of the five elemental stages of creation and teaches you how to apply these concepts to your life’s growth path (have plain white paper and box of crayons, paints or markers by your side when you view it)
Kay is a modern day alchemist whose teaching lineage is one that integrates spirit wisdom with Chinese Medicinal and Chi Gong technical knowledge. When you purchase the Five Elements creativity workshop, you will also be able to discuss with Kay (info@aikihealing.com) how to apply workshop concepts to your individual life. So, you get that one-on-one personalized experience that occurs when you attend a live workshop and interact with the presenter!)
This is a great value for a donation of only $19.99.

*** GO GET IT in the El Tule online workshop store/page, which is now live!!!!

GIFT exchange –
 Please visit the El Tule donations page here: http://eltuleinstitute.org/donate/
*** Donations over $15 to El Tule will receive Eric & Jonathon’s music for Chi Gong flows.
our EIN for tax deduction is 46-1532-737

***  … COME out to play!!! our next live workshop at beautiful Casa de Luz is on Feb 20 at 1 PM- we are celebrating Deb’s birthday and also opening to receive the beauty and joy of Spring!!!
–> for more info go to our home page – http://eltuleinstitute.org/

Thank you for your support!

Ubiquity – Our new online workshop page, where you can access workshops to develop your creativity and build up the abundance in your life reflects our commitment to give tools for building creativity conveniently and allows to reach many more people than in-person workshops. So come often to this site to find out more about our little seed organization’s  growth.

All donations will support our mission of improving the creative life force in all people through future workshops and the creation of an eco-village.


12-12 Celebrating Divine Feminine Light

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Movement



Welcoming Yin time into the next phase of winter

In our Chi Gong teaching approach, with every flow, we are invoking a connection with our teachers’ teachers’ teachers… a long time line of respect, devotion. and gratitude.

This image comes to us from a great distance – time- and place-wise. This woodcut depicts  the practice of a master opening the flow of the conception vessel, the  river of yin energy in the front of our body. This woodcut has been identified to belong to the Ming Dynasty in China (1300-1600 AD).  It is so inspiring to reach through time and space and connect with beings who passed this knowledge and it is humbling to think that we receive this wisdom and support its transmission into the future.

In the Chinese calendar, the highest yin period occurs around the winter solstice. Yin is the receiving aspect of our energy fields; in its absence or emptiness of chi, this season is a most receptive, transformative, and creative space, a time when we can extend our arms and gather what we need from the universe, the field of divinity, that we all are interconnected in profound ways. Bring in the light to the womb of your creativity to birth in 2016.

This master and teacher is in us when we open our flows and our gratitude to the teachings. I want to thank our teacher, Kay Hutchinson, for her compassionate and deeply connected transmissions to the roots of the chi gong ancestral tree. Thank you Kay!!!

Our last session in 2012 …OLG_top_4x6

…is dedicated to Kuan Yin, the divine mystery of the feminine. Come and activate your energetic fields to open the flow of the conception vessel. 12 12 is the same day that the Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated and bestows blessings to those who are open to the mystery of the divine feminine. Come to this activation to restore and renew your energy through winter and make 2016 a year of deep serenity and abundance.

We begin 2016…

…. celebrating the Chinese New Year with a workshop that will open us to  creative principles in the energy flows of our lives. Mark your calendars Saturday February 6.

For more information click –>  2016 Chinese New Year Workshop *

For our 2016 workshop RSVP at:  0003trees@gmail.com

* PS – those of you who have donated $50 or more are already in our list – please confirm you are coming on the e-mail above.

Our 2015 campaign is still on. Would you take a second to donate?
We would be infinitely grateful.


With deep gratitude from our soul to yours.

Gratitude: Cycles of Giving and Receiving

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Poetics

2015 (c) Martha Perez
October 26

(Artwork by Ava Brooks.
Thank you Ava! )

In the stillness
of this breath

i AMAva Brooks

the vast space
between inhale
and exhale

i AM

boundless heart beat
cycle of time

i stand here


immerse me
infinite ocean


river of life
tasting bliss


horizon heaven

precious breath
i AM
i AM
the bridge
time and

earth and sky
feed body and soul

in between
i AM whole


bubbling ripples
of serene waves
from an endless well
above the veil

i give i receive
me in every
precious breath

i am grateful
to be

(For Mauricio:  in gratitude. May all who suffer be released of their suffering
— for more go to AFSP).

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If you feel grateful please donate to El Tule Institute  HERE


Earth Harvest, Ancestors, Generosity, Gratitude

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Movement


A season of beautiful golden earth harvest colors is all around us…pumpkin


Open your heart to that golden glow and
donate to our harvest of bliss –
please help
El Tule Institute reach its goals…


Let the golden colors of earth come alive with a generous donation…

earth harvest

We are fundraising with the objective to obtain funds to continue to support our workshops and all who open their heart to meditative movement flows and apply mindfulness practices to transform their lives and inspire others to choose a path to serenity.


We are profoundly grateful for you!!!


Say YES!!!
DONATE NOW to support your local chi … go to:


In honor to your generosity, all who donate will receive free access to our emotional flow and detox series at Casa de Luz

for our last quarter series’ dates go to our HOMEPAGE


Chi gong is a movement art over two thousand years oldGold that provides those who embrace it with somatic and meditative tools to:

… integrate mindfulness into daily life experiences
… reduce stress physically and emotionally
… build core energies for overall health

Next mindfulness and emotional flow session is
October 24 2015 at 1 PM

EL TULE INSTITUTE  – Sharing Chi gong for a culture of serenity

Explore our site and learn more about us and our upcoming Light Play celebration 2016 Chinese New Year Workshop

Make your angelic halo glow…

Author: eltuleinstitutenonprofit  //  Category: Art, Mindfulness, Movement




EL TULE INSTITUTE  Sharing Chi gong for a culture of serenity

We are profoundly grateful for the bliss harvest of 2015.

Our non-profit is fundraising with the objective to continue to fund our workshops and  support all who open their heart to learn creative meditative movement flows and apply these mindfulness practices to transform their lives and inspire others to choose serenity.

Say YES!!!  Donate now to support your local chi roots…

GRATITUDE – we take credit card donations via PayPal 


In honor to your generosity, all who donate will receive free access to our emotional flow and detox series at Casa de Luz.


Chi gong is a movement art over two thousand years old that provides those who embrace it with somatic and meditative tools to:

… integrate mindfulness into daily life experiences
… reduce stress physically and emotionally
… build core energies for overall health

Next mindfulness and emotional flow session is October 24 2015 at 1 PM

for more go to: our homepage

Explore our site and learn more about us and our upcoming Light Play celebration 2016 Chinese New Year Workshop