Qigong Certification – Qigong Certification & Daoist Training Center
Become a Certified Qigong Teacher
Qigong is a worldwide health and exercise system that is steadily growing in popularity. Be part of the Qi movement! Become a Professional Qigong Teacher
What is Medical Qigong?
Qi = energy, life force, universe energy
Gong = work, skill, practice
Qigong = The skill or practice of working with the energy called Qi to foster harmony of mind and body.
Medical Qigong = Using the art of qigong for maintaining health, restoring health, if illness occurs, and to prevent illness
History of Qigong
Qigong has been present in China for several thousand years. It is at the root of the development of China’s traditional medical health system. Enduring to modern times, qigong is a worldwide health system of exercise that is used for both prevention and treatment of diseases.
training with Shifu Michael follows many aspects. It includes the principles of Seasonal Qigong to cultivating the Qigong State, the ultimate state of healing. To learning the key principles of medical qigong, and in the advanced levels, learning about the interplay between western medical models and the Chinese medical model.
Qigong Certification is intended for those who want to go deeper into qigong for personal health reasons, or because they want to become a professional Qigong Teacher.
Qigong Certification is for those professionals, like massage therapists who want to diversify their offerings to their clients by having more than one way to serve them. Qigong is a superb compliment as it also helps the massage therapist avoid injury or burnout from the many stressful hours of giving massages.
Qigong Certification in Hawaii Retreat
A special qigong certification discount will be part of Shifu Michael’s retreat in Oahu. See the Retreat’s page for details.
Qigong Certification Courses
Quality – Personal – Affordable
Level 1: 125 (150) Hours
This is my most comprehensive course. The student will be able to take full advantage of its trainings. When the program is completed, it is guaranteed that the student will become a successful professional Qigong teacher.
One of the strengths of the 125 hour course is that students are taught over 40 different exercises, some of which are absolutely unique to this program and not found elsewhere.
Details of Study: 125 Hour (150 hour option)
Local Students: Students attend local qigong classes and retreats. Progress is monitored through performance in class, emails and completion of the training questions. 40 classes and one 1-hour private sessions are free during the training program.
Distance Students: Distance students learn through communications with the teacher via emails, assigned readings, completion of the training questions, and viewing of instructional movies.
The distance student’s learning experience can be enhanced by FaceTime or Skype sessions with the instructor.
The instructional movies are embedded on a separate web page which the students can view at their own convenience. In addition, there are two required texts to study in the 125 hour course.
Basic Chinese medicine principles: Five Elements, Meridians, Three Treasures-Jing, Qi and Shen, and more.
Basic Qigong Theory and Practice
Seasonal Qigong Theory and Practice
Special Topics, like The Qigong State Of Mind
The phases/functions of Qi cultivation
Sample of Qigong Exercises: Swimming Dragon, Master Wan Sujian’s Bagua Qigong Series, Basic Taichi Ruler, Advanced Pre-Heaven Taichi Ruler, Bear and Crane Frolic, Chong Mai Extraordinary Vessel Qigong, Primordial Wuji Qigong and more.
Special focus on Qigong Circle Walking
Daoist Meditation (Zuowang) in the Serenity Tradition
125 (150) Hour Cost: Local Student $700, Distance Student $500
Required books: A Daoist Practice Journal, Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong & Daoist Cultivation, by Michael Rinaldini and The Healing Promise of Qi by Roger Jahnke.
Click here to purchase: A Daoist Practice Journal:: Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong, and Daoist Cultivation
A new requirement for all students who live within 500 miles or a day’s drive is to attend an annual retreat offered by the instructor. This is to be satisfied before the completion of this level. Students who live outside of this distance are strongly encouraged to attend a retreat, as retreat training is an important qigong training tool. An additional 50 hours of personal training hours will be added to one’s Certificate of Completion.
The program is not satisfactorily completed until all the above conditions have been fulfilled. The 125 (150) hour level can be finished in approximately 6 months to a year.
Completion of the 125 (150) hour level is sufficient training to be able to start teaching others the wonders of qigong.
Optional 150 Hour Program
The 125 hour program includes an optional 25 hours that are devoted exclusively for a more thorough study on the topic of Qigong and Chinese Medicine. Select 2 of the following 4 books to read with accompanying written reports in order to receive the additional 25 hours.
Click to purchase: Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
Between Heaven and Earth: A guide to Chinese Medicine, by Harriet Beinfield and Efren Komgold. This classic book on Chinese medicine is suggested if you plan on taking the advanced levels of study.
Level 2: 300 Hours
Naturally, the greater amount of studies that a student engages in will qualify them as a more valuable teacher of qigong, hence these additional levels of training. The first requirement is the completion of the Qigong Certification 125 (150) hour course. Retreat training requirement is explained in the contract. The 300 and 500 hour courses are devoted to going deeper into different areas of qigong aimed to producing a highly qualified qigong teacher.
300 hours Curriculum
Prescription Of Qigong Exercises for specific health conditions and age-groups
Assessment Skills based on Chinese medicine theory
Research into common health problems, like diabetes, hypertension, digestion, respiratory, headache, etc and their treatment options using medical qigong principles and exercises.
Basic External Qi Healing Techniques
Continued Daoist meditation practices
Individually tailored program according to student interest
Required textbook for this level is Chinese Medical Qigong, by Tianjun Liu and Kevin Chen.
300 Hour Costs: Local/Distance: additional $300
Level 3: 500 Hours
500 hours curriculum
The first requirement is the completion of the Qigong Certification 300 hour course. The retreat training requirement is explained in the contract. The main subject area of study at this level is an understanding of western medicine and disease and how it relates and is translated into Chinese medicine principles and eventual qigong prescriptions.
The following book is required for this advanced level to bridge the gap between western medicine and Chinese medicine: Click to Purchase: Acupuncturist’s Guide to Conventional Medicine
Other areas of focus are:
Creating new qigong forms
Retreat Training gathered from the student’s two retreat experiences
500 Hour Costs: Local/Distance: additional $300
General Info: Students from throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, England, Italy, Chile, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Israel, Guatemala, and elsewhere have taken the course.
Upon finishing any of the Qigong Certification courses, the student receives a Certificate of Completion stating that the person satisfactorily completed a course of qigong studies from the Qigong & Daoist Training Center, and is qualified to teach qigong.
from a graduate of the 350 Hour Level program over a two year period:
Good morning Shifu Michael, I am pleased to announce to you that I have sent a package to you filled with a conglomeration of words that inadequately describe my Qigong/Daoist/meditation journey for the last almost 2 years. It may be more important for you to know how my inner spirit is more present to me now than possibly ever before. My interactions with family, friends, coworkers, and strangers has evolved into interactions of love, respect, compassion, and empathy. Not that this wasn’t true of me before, it just is more pronounced now and more clear. My daily Qigong/meditation, movement/sitting, is a natural part of my day. Not routine necessarily because it doesn’t always happen at the same time or place during the day, but it happens. My preference is the early morning when silence is more present and I am easily calm and clear. My meditations run a course of movement, stillness in sitting or standing, and movement again with a final moment or two of stillness at the end. The practice evolves daily and is never the same, yet the stillness and peacefulness found is always bountiful. I came home very late last night from a concert I attended with two of my daughters. The woods is dark, still, quiet. The air dense with fog. Fireflies dance freely. I stand in awe and breathe blessings, sally
Paying by Paypal: Contact me via email if you wish to pay by credit card or Paypal, and I will send you a Paypal Request Bill for the different program options. Note: Extra fees apply for Paypal Processing fee.
Contact me if you are interested in any of these qigong learning opportunities: Lichangdao@gmail.com
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