Restore Your Peace and Strength

Creative Resources for Challenging times

El Tule has always been about creative transformation. During these challenging times of stay at home orders we offer to you these resources to help you restore your sense of grounding, clarity and strength.

Over a million people gathered to meditate to recalibrate the energy of our planet, bodies, emotions and spirits. Please click on the link below to access the wonderfully healing energy of this free 22 minutes seated meditation. Download it to your devices and use it daily.

Celestial Meditation Link

We recently finished our series, “The Five Wisdoms,” which delivered to participants via Zoom, and provided a deep opportunity for recharging energy and learning about the five elements in an experiential way through movement and meditation.  We look forward to bringing this series back as the deep relaxation and calmness is very much needed. Stay tuned for more information on this series.

Our lives are immersed in a cosmos of infinite interacting relationships and possibilities. Every moment, a blink of Brahma, a universe unfolds in our bodies, spirits, minds, and hearts. You and I are connected in this ebb and flow and in vibrational fields at all levels of being. Chi Gong (Qigong) is one beautiful vehicle to root our consciousness into every breath.

Breathe in that miracle!

Drum rhythms, especially those performed with attention to sacred evocations of energy, are healing and settling for the brain, nervous system and emotions. Calm your spirit with our free offering featured on this page.

Click on the drum to visit the drum page with the free track at the bottom.

During this time of immense change,  a new cycle of gratitude begins. El Tule continues to support each and every one of you with tools and resources to get through this difficulty.  We will post our offerings here so check back regularly.   We will be offering Zoom workshops  to allow our consciousnesses to release, restore, recharge, celebrate, and embrace the energy we generate as we enter in the new phases and new normal of our lives.

If you are so moved to donate to help us reach out to community, please visit our donations  page.

May you all be blessed and may you reach out and let us know what we can do to help you.

 We give profound thanks to our teachers and their teachers, our ancestors, our love circles, and all their relationships in all directions of time. We pray for blessings and we live to send gratitude to all who come to our community and offer their beautiful life force in our movement-prayer practice of chi gong (qi kung).

May our service be for all beings to find happiness
and the roots of happiness

Equinox Activation


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 make 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.

Take a moment to activate the earth energy within yourself by imagining the energy of the earth. Feel that energy come into your body, your heart, your brain, your feelings, and your spirit.

Celebrate this gentle activation by breathing deeply for five minutes and concentrating on the feeling of earth energy.

End with placing your hands on your belly and returning your awareness fully to the space that you are in at this moment.


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May all beings find happiness and the roots of happiness.

Eclipses Allow Revival and Renewal


Behold the Eclipse

Take a second and hold your attention gently; let your thoughts land lightly, like a butterfly landing on a flower, weightless, and rest your attention in what your eyes see right now. It is the light and the reflection of it that allows your nervous system to interpret the light bouncing back from an object. Observe the light, how it contours the object you are holding. You are the beholder.

Our lives evolve and revolve in deep connection to the sun.  We awaken and rest with the rhythm of this beautiful light presence in our lives. All of nature is connected to it in a most amazing web of life, a beautiful orchestration of relationships that are also dancing in the sunlight.  The body and the inner body are also connected and organized in relationship to this powerful source of life giving energy.

Eclipses give us an opportunity for awareness, a moment to be in complete gratitude for this constant vital force – the sun.  Our systems respond to light and heat provided by the sun, and chi gong supports optimal body-mind-spirit relationships as the seasons flow.  Peace is a most harmonious state of plenitude. Inhabit this peace in your body and in the place you are. Feel the bliss of holding beautiful sunlight in your third eye.

We are happy to announce that founder Martha Perez has achieved a new endorsement in prenatal bagua walking, an activation that helps to transform the DNA level of humans.



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Be a super-conductor!

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!

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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

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 !!!

12-12 Celebrating Divine Feminine Light


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!!!


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We would be infinitely grateful.

With deep gratitude from our soul to yours.

Earth Harvest, Ancestors, Generosity, Gratitude


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


Open your heart to that golden glow and
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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!!!


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

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… reduce stress physically and emotionally
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EL TULE INSTITUTE  – Sharing Chi gong for a culture of serenity


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EL TULE INSTITUTE  Sharing Chi gong for a culture of serenity

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Light Players that Support El Tule


Ancient Flow

El Tule Institute is committed to support practices that nourish a culture of serenity.

 Solstice is time to enhance our flows between heaven and earth…

For LIGHT PLAY — We are delighted to bring together a group of fabulous creative local artists who are dedicated to the art of chi gong and express it in their deep creativity manipulating waves of sound or light and color.

Celebrate life with the incredible lightness of these creative artists

Our cast of chi gong teachers and artists:

Ava Brnanava and sunooks has been an artist and teacher for over forty years. She grew up in a multi-cultural family; her adoptive father was Cherokee. Ava holds a M.L.A. degree with emphasis in studio art from St. Edward’s University.



Eileen Priya MS, MA, RYT, LPC Intern is a counselor intern, movement teacher and energy healer.  She has been helping people heal and transform for over 25 years through her work in education, yoga, psychotherapy and energy healing.  Eileen currently works at Hospice Austin and in private practice, using integrative mind body therapy to support people going through bereavement and other major life transitions.  Chi gong, yoga, breathwork and other therapies provide multiple pathways to healing, each one in its own special way

Deborah Healy, educator with over thirty years experience empowering people to bloom in their strengths. She likes to work with Chi Gong as part of her holistic vision for integrating emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physical wellness. Her many years of experience in this realm shine in her practice as she voices the connections of mind, heart, and spirit in movement and meditation. Dr. Healy is board member and co-founder of el Tule Institute.FunFridaDiego

Martha Pérez is native to Mexico City. She has been intrigued by ancient healing traditions and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies on earth-based life-ways, specifically traditional healing arts. She researched ancient ways of knowing from an academic and an experiential perspective and is directing much of her efforts to reframe our modern lives in the consciousness of ancient wisdom. She has dedicated much time to explore the wisdom of movement meditation processes-such as Chi Gong Martha’s teaching experience began over thirty years ago in Mexico City. She taught 16 years Haitian Movement in Austin. Chi gong has now become her new path for cultivating movement meditation spiritual arts. Dr. Pérez is board member and co-founder of el Tule Institute.

Eric Danphotonenbaum holds degrees in anthropology and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied drumming for close to forty years and is a professional percussionist and educator. Eric has been trained in the sacred sciences in Haiti and he is recognized as a ritual drummer, diviner, leaf doctor. Eric serves the spirit and knowledge of the Drum. Eric and Jonathon are the creators of serenity flows (meditations for Chi Gong). For more info: www.ethnocool.

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all donations will help our goal to create a culture of serenity.

Aaahh – spring nurtures the creative intelligence



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Valentin Vigo in 1695 created this image of oneness. Alchemists in those days held a vision of totality and connection of all elements. The alchemist sought to uncover the knowledge unlocked in the secrets of the elements. In  this  worldview, transformation was the essence of the alchemical search for wisdom and power.

All that is – is one inconceivable invisible connection of harmonies flowing, exchanging, and sharing their powers in infinite fields.  Chi Gong works in connection to all that holds chi: earth, heaven, air, metal, wood, fire, water…  the Vigo image captures the beautiful alchemy of chi and the orchestration that takes place all around us… it is so subtle that it is invisible to our eyes — but not to our energy bodies or dantiens. The intelligence in nature is one of energy transformation and exchange in balance, enhancing feedback flows and minimizing waste.

Driving a Prius I realized the amazing power of intelligent design. With movement, the main battery in the car is recharged. Embedded in its purpose to transport, this system creates that which it needs in order to move! Chi Gong is exactly that. Through skillful cultivation, intention, and  focused attention, we can drive our purpose further and enhance longevity to nurture our body, heart, and soul intelligences.

Come to our virtual  classes and learn about precious transformative treasures that our teachers’ teachers have bestowed upon us to help cultivate our essential energy in this infinite flowing dance that is life.

¡Viva el Tule!

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