Humanities in the Wild: Pine Tree Qi Gong and Poetry

Jul 22, 2022, 11:00 am

Humanities in the Wild is an exploratory outdoor experience that empowers participants to step into the landscapes that inspired some of the American West’s greatest literature.

For this Humanities in the Wild special, join Chinese martial arts master Shifu Jung and his disciples for an introduction to a weeping-willow-inspired movement. The weeping willow movement emulates the flexibility and firmness of the willow tree, developing our sense of resilience.

Registration required!!! The event will take place in a private residence in West Valley City, where we have found a suitable willow tree. Email Willy at to register and receive the address.

Shifu Jung will be accompanied by Sunni Brown Wilkinson. author of The Wing and The Ache. Of The Wing and The Ache, author Esteben Rodriguez writes: “Lyrical and elegiac, this collection boldly explores a range of personal tragedies and uncertainties—the unexpected death of a son, the memory of a mother leaving, the realization that life had different plans than were originally conceived. As the speaker so succinctly states, ‘I don’t want another love story. / I want immortality,’ but if immortality is off the table, then let us sit with a collection that page after page does everything it can to provide an authentic space to heal.”

This event is made possible with support from Monk Wise Martial Arts Academy and Utah Humanities

West Valley Arts

West Valley City , UT 84119-3720

Event Contact:

Willy Palomo