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Qigong Certification-Qigong Teacher Training
Qigong is a worldwide health and exercise system that is steadily growing in popularity.
My students come from all around the USA, Canada, and the UK.
Join my “Qigong Certification” course as a local or distance student to
satisfy the demand for more qualified Qigong Teachers.
A future Qigong Teacher should demand the highest qualifications from their Qigong Teacher.
See shifu Michael’s Bio to learn his superior training, teachings, and qualifications.
Quality – Personal – Affordable
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 body, mind, and spirit.
The Ground of “Qigong Certification”
To gain a solid foundation in qigong theory and exercises. To develop the skills to lead others in
the performance of qigong for health preservation and for the rejuvenation of one’s
energies when the body, mind, and spirit systems are out of balance.
“Qigong Certification Course”
Re-designed Qigong Certification Course
The 300-hour level is divided into a 200-hour level and an optional secondary 100-hour level
for a total of 300 hours of credit. The 200-hour level is a comprehensive course in qigong.
The self-motivated student will achieve a high level of qigong mastery.
This program is offered to students locally in Sebastopol, CA, and as a Distance Learning program.
Students complete their studies at their residencies and at their own pace.
This course is not an Online Course.
The requirement for completing the training is one year, though most students finish
the 200 hr-level in 6-9 months. Studies begin immediately after payment.
Value of Retreat Training for certification students.
The best way to teach or learn qigong, as well as meditation, is through direct modeling and instructions from a skilled and compassionate teacher. While book learning and accompanying video instructions are valuable tools for learning qigong and meditation, there is no better way to learn than from the actual teacher’s presence. See Retreat page for more on the value of Retreat Training.
A new Requirement for students living within 800 miles of the retreat center is to attend shifu Michael’s annual retreat in the spring of 2024, usually mid-April. Certification students living beyond 800 miles from the retreat center are strongly encouraged to attend shifu Michael’s spring retreat. Those students who attend the spring retreat will earn up to an additional 100 hours of certification credit. A retreat discount will be offered to students having to travel beyond 500 miles. More details will come.
Details of Study: 200-300 Hours
Local Students: Students attend local qigong classes and retreats. Progress is monitored through
performance in class, emails, and completion of the training questions. 20 free classes
and one 1-hour free private session are included in the local training program.
Distance Students: The distance option is an interactive course between teacher and student.
Students learn through frequent communication with the teacher via emails, assigned readings,
completion of the written training questions, and viewing instructional movies.
The instructional movies (40+) are embedded on a separate web page that the
students can view at their own convenience and never expire.
The local & distance study options include an 80-page training manual.
Basic Chinese medicine principles: Five Elements, Meridians, Three Treasures, more.
Basic Qigong Theory and Practice
Seasonal Qigong Theory and Practice
Special Topics, like The Qigong State Of Mind
Exploration of the Fascia System & Qigong Deviations (Precautions)
Chinese Medicine Seasonal Food Cures
Qigong Circle Walking
Daoist Concepts and Zuowang Meditation
Local Student $550, Distance Student $350
There are two required books to study
Click to Purchase:
A Daoist Practice Journal: Interreligious Dialogue: Daoism & Christianity, Extraordinary Vessels &
Daoist Cultivation, Michael Rinaldini, 2022
Qigong: A Beginner’s To Advanced Guidebook, Michael Rinaldini, 2020
Completion of the 200-hour level is sufficient training to qualify as a Qigong Teacher.
Optional 100-Hour Course
The 100-hour optional secondary level includes a thorough study of two additional books on qigong,
Daoist practices, and more studies in Chinese medicine.
Click to purchase: A Daoist Grows In The Heart: Journals Of A Modern-Day Western Daoist Priest,
Click to purchase: Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life
Local or Distance Student $100
Qigong Food Therapy (+100 hours)
An additional level of training is for 100 hours of study on Chinese Food Therapy which includes assessment methods for determining a person’s constitution and prescribing specific foods and qigong exercises. An internship is required to work with real people. The required text is Eight winds in the Heavens: Seasonal Health Secrets and Qigong Exercises from Daoist Sages that Prevent Disease and Promote Optimal Health and Vitality by Tom Bisio.
This section could begin after completing the 200-hour course. Cost: $200
General Info: Students have come from throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, England, Italy, Chile, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, France, Israel, Gu, and Finland.
Upon finishing the Qigong Certification course, 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.
Contact me if you are interested in my qigong learning opportunities.