Qigong Certification

Qigong Certification – Qigong Certification & Daoist Training Center


Qigong is a worldwide health and exercise system that is steadily growing in popularity. Some qigong teachers are referring to this movement as a Qigong Revolution. I believe this is true and also believe that there is a shortage of qualified qigong teachers to be the backbone of this Qi Revolution. Join me in satisfying the demand for more qualified Qigong Teachers. But before you read further, go review my background in Qigong and Natural healing therapies. A Qigong Teacher demands the highest qualifications, including studying Qigong from the highest, qualified teacher. see bio

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What is 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 body, mind and spirit.


Qigong Circle Walking Retreat 2018
Qigong Circle Walking at 2018 Retreat

The Ground of Qigong Certification

Types of Qigong

There are different types of qigong. The main ones are medical, martial and spiritual. The underlying benefits are things like physical strength, stamina, flexibility, the balance of internal energies for enhanced organ functions, self-awareness, tranquility, personal development, and many more benefits.

In my approach to qigong, I integrate all of the above types into a cohesive program of study and practice. My qigong ranges from the physical aspects of holistic health to connections with subtle martial arts applications to the heights of spiritual accomplishments. The recipient of my teachings thus acquires a full experience of the qigong tradition. Any qigong learning program which does not include this full range of qigong is not authentic qigong.

Qigong Teacher As Educator

My approach to qigong, both as a teacher and practitioner is to use qigong as a means of restoring the balance of the whole person-truly holistic healing. In Chinese medicine and Daoist cultivation, this is referred to as healing of the body, mind, and spirit (Jing, Qi, and Shen). This approach supports the person’s own self-healing potentials in harmony with the vitalizing energies of the universe. In  Chinese Medicine, this is using the Life-Force or Qi. 
Thus, qigong practice is less of practicing medicine as a western form of medical care, and more as practicing qigong as a means to  how to breathe correctly, move meditatively and maintain internal calm and stability through meditation. This is practicing qigong for optimum health in a framework of prevention.


Daoist Immortals Discussing Qi Cultivation
Daoist Immortals Discussing Qi Cultivation

Qigong Certification Course

 200 (225) Hours

This is a comprehensive course. The self-motivated student will achieve a high level of qigong mastery. When the program is completed, it is guaranteed that the student will become a successful professional Qigong teacher.

One of the strengths of the 200-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: 200 Hour (225-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 200-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

Exploration of the Fascia System

Chinese Medicine Seasonal Food Cures

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 – a complete qigong system working the 12 meridians and the 8 Extraordinary Vessels

Daoist Meditation (Zuowang) in the Sitting & Forgetting Tradition

Retreat Training

200 (225) Hour Cost: Local Student $750, Distance Student $600  

Required books: A Daoist Practice Journal, Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong & Daoist Cultivation, and A Daoist Practice Journal, Book 3: Qigong, Seasonal Food Cures, and Daoist Cultivation by Michael Rinaldini 

Click to purchase: A Daoist Practice Journal:: Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong, and Daoist Cultivation

Click to purchase: A Daoist Practice Journal: Book 3: Qigong, Seasonal Food Cures and Daoist Cultivation.

Special Requirement

A requirement for all students is to attend a retreat offered by the instructor if they live within 500 miles of the retreat center. This is to be satisfied before the completion of the training.  An additional 50 hours of personal training hours will be added to one’s Certificate of Completion. The purpose of attending a retreat is two-fold: to show evidence that they are seriously committed to learning qigong, and to benefit from the direct learning experience of being with the teacher during an intensive retreat. The exceptions to this requirement are students who have attended local classes on a regular basis throughout their training.

The program is not satisfactorily completed until all the above conditions have been fulfilled. The 200 (225) hour level can be finished in approximately 9 months to a year.

Completion of the 200 (225) hour level is sufficient training to be able to start teaching others the wonders of qigong.

Optional 225 Hour Program

The 200-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 3 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

Click to purchase: The Way of the Five Elements: 52 weeks of powerful acupoints for physical, emotional, and spiritual health

Click to purchase: A Tooth From The Tiger’s Mouth


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 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.



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 have 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.

Qigong certification exercise
Qigong Circle Walking

Contact me if you are interested in any of these qigong learning opportunities:


 Certification Qigong Teacher
Qigong Certification Title by NQA 2017




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