The First of Three Trainings Toward 200-hour Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Certification and a Career in Total Mind-Body Health Care

September 27 - October 4, 2012 Wimberley, Texas



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Testimonials and Endorsements for the IIQTC Training Experience

The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) is among the most credible training and research institutes for Mind-Body Practice outside of China with certified teachers and practice leaders in over eight countries now serving the globe.


"Literally the best money I have ever spent!" -- Doreen Black, MT, Massage Therapist, Hinsdale, MA; 2003 IIQTC Graduate

"An amazing transformation as I transition to my new career in the Wellness Revolution." -- Arthur Aronson, JD Attorney, New York, NY; 2003 IIQTC Graduate

"I will never forget the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi teacher training at Omega Institute, if I live to be 150! So many terrific things and people. Let's spread the Qi to the mainstream."
-- Bernard Lorenz, Finance Business Consultant, Belcamp, MD; 2005 IIQTC Graduate

"Professionally for 20 years I gave people access to medical treatment. This training gives me a tool to transform my employee benefits business to a wellness business -- helping people to unlock their own potential for optimal living." -- Henderson Smith Jr, Insurance Broker and President, Benefits Design & Workplace Wellness, Houston, TX; 2008 IIQTC Graduate

"This training was so much more than I expected.  I not only learned to teach Qigong, but also personally benefited from the combined skill and compassion of my classmates.  I graduated with the confidence to teach and with many options to explore for my own health and well-being." -- Nancy Saum, RN Registered Nurse Washington, DC; 2004 IIQTC Graduate

About the Level 1 Community Qigong Practice Leader Training

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Get excited about a new profession or an added professional skill for your place in the wellness revolution! Qigong and Tai Chi are among the most eloquent and effective forms of Mind-Body Practice ever developed. Oprah and Dr. Mehmet Oz talk about it. The research is pouring in. Time Magazine wrote, “Tai Chi is the perfect exercise.” Wall Street Journal reported, “It is apparent that many championship athletes are secretly practicing Qigong.” Harvard Medical School calls Tai Chi "moving medication." Already Qigong and Tai Chi are used in programs in schools, universities, social service agencies, military bases, hospitals, fitness centers, YMCAs, prisons, faith ministries and spas all around the world. Imagine being a part of that!

IIQTC Graduates Lamont Thomas [2004] and Elizabeth Lemon [2009] at IIQTC ReUnion
Asilomar ReUnion - Lamont Thomas & Elizabeth Lemon

As an Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher trainee, you will launch your professional training in Mind-Body practice with in-depth exploration of Qigong and Tai Chi. Our goal is to present these ancient Qi cultivation arts accessibly and in thorough alignment with holistic principles, contemporary science and the practices and philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Graduates of the Level 1 Community Qigong Practice Leader training are encouraged to begin teaching right away after Level 1. After completion of all 200-hour IIQTC course work, you will be eligible for application for Professional Certification in the National Qigong Association.

To penetrate into the heart of Qigong and Tai Chi in the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Level 1 training, your first step, we begin your journey with:

  • The acclaimed Healer Within practices, distilled from the Vitality Medical Qigong Method (Bu Zheng Qigong), an approach to Qigong carefully tailored for the mainstream, from Dr. Jahnke's book The Healer Within.
  • Ten Phases of Cultivation and Mastery from Dr. Jahnke's The Healing Promise of Qi, a classic in the emerging literature of Chinese medicine, Mind-Body practice and Complementary Medicine. Practices from the 9 Phase Integral Qigong™ Form are integrated from an array of traditional ancient forms.
  • Ancient traditional practices of Tendon Changing and Marrow Bathing
  • Contemporary practices of Spontaneous Qigong and Seven Precious Gestures
  • Preliminary survey of Nei Dan (inner alchemy).

Throughout the 200-hour certification training, we will explore simple forms of Qigong, Integral Tai Chi including Tai Chi Easy™, Transmitting Qi (Wai Gong) and Qigong Healing as well. Along with the Teacher Training Curriculum, the tone of these trainings is one of reverence, joy, introspection and community. We will create a deep experience with moving and sitting meditations, mindfulness, spiritual enrichment and we will refresh your well-being with daily Qi cultivation. Bring your journal, your favorite inspirational texts and a sense of openness. You will gain practical experience in leading Qigong community practice in a group setting that is non-competitive and a lot of fun.

Required Texts and Videos

Whether you are an experienced leader, avid practitioner or beginning student, it is strongly suggested that you acquire and utilize the following resources to prepare yourself for this Level 1 training. These materials are the foundation of the course work and will enhance your overall learning experience.

About the Director, Dr. Roger Jahnke OMD

Roger Jahnke, OMD is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with thirty years of clinical practice and eight research trips to China to study its healing traditions. He is director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM/IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.


  • Authored The Healer Within (Harper Collins, 1999) used in Mind-Body programs worldwide and The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002), an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi.
  • Co-convened the National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging.
  • Edited and translated the clinical chapters for Chinese Medical Qigong (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010), the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese medicine in China.
  • Published a comprehensive review of the evidence base of the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong in the prestigious American Journal of Health Promotion July/August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 6. in collaboration with Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Dr Jahnke Leading Qigong Practice at Omega

Dr. Jahnke Leading a Group at Omega Institute,
Rhinebeck, NY Summer 2008

Tuition, Lodging and Meals Fee Plan (Secure Online Registration)

Registration fees below include:

Tuition for the Level 1 Community Qigong Practice Leader Training, 7 nights lodging, 21 meals, and on-site training materials. Commuter fees include Level 1 Training tuition, 21 meals, and on-site training materials.

As a student of the IIQTC, you become a participant in a dynamic and enthusiastic worldwide community of IIQTC Practice Leaders and Teachers. In addition, IIQTC graduates have special access to a powerful web site restricted to Graduates Only where you will access a huge data base of research, opportunities to participate in research, incredible advanced trainings and a very ambitious business building resource guide. Plus, you will have an exclusive listing at the IIQTC “Find a Teacher” internet directory.

Fee does not include preparatory texts and videos, round trip airfare or ground transportation to and from CYJ Retreat Center.

Once you are registered, you will receive a series of emails, which will include further information about how to prepare, what to bring, and how to get to the retreat facility. Make your travel plans to arrive at the Austin airport before 2:30 pm on September 27, and depart the Austin airport after 3 pm on October 4, in order to take advantage of the convenient shuttle service. Training starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012, and completes at 11:00 am the following Thursday, October 4, 2012. (Details Below)

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A Note About the Lodging Rooms: At CYJ Texas, the rooms have adjoining, shared bathrooms between them. If you register for Single Lodging-Shared Bath, you will have a room to yourself and will share a bathroom/shower with the adjoining, Single room. If you register for Shared Lodging-Shared Bath, you will share your room with one other person, and the bathroom/shower in between will be shared with two people in the adjoining, Shared room. We make every effort to assure that Room/Bathroom arrangements support same-gender sharing. If for some reason we are unable to support this you would be notified in advance of the training (though it is an unlikely occurrence).

If you are flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the IIQTC has arranged a convenient shuttle service to CYJ Retreat Center. See below for Shuttle Information and Registration

Available Payment Plan Options

We recognize the flexibility that is sometimes needed in meeting the registration cost for certain events. To support this, we have made available a 3-Month Pay Plan and a 6-Month Pay Plan for a nominal finance and administration fee. To take advantage of one of the available payment plan options, simply register as usual. Upon choosing your preferred Lodging type, you will be taken to the Shopping Cart where you will see the payment plan options. Simply choose the one that works best for you and sign up!
Note: The total of all your payments will equal the registration cost plus the applicable finance fee ($75.00 for 3-month plans, $180.00 for 6-month plans.) This sum is evenly dispersed over 3 or 6 monthly payments. Once you enter your credit card information and submit your order, your first payment will be charged immediately. Each subsequent payment will be automatically charged to your credit card in 30-day increments for the duration of your selected plan.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We know life happens. Training is a commitment we take seriously, and we trust that you take it seriously as well. It takes energy to set up and organize the details pertinent to a training event on our part. At the same time, it takes energy to organize and plan the details of your life to go through and complete your training. So, in honor of the energy that is required on both sides, we ask that you treat this cancellation policy as a guide for communicating with us as soon as possible about any changes in your decision to pursue training at this time

Here are the relevant points to keep in mind so that you can let us know about your decisions in a timely way. We sincerely appreciate your willingness and cooperation in these matters. All cancellations must be made in writing to email

  1. A full refund of the amount paid, less a $250 processing fee, (and less the portion of the finance fee collected to date of cancellation for Payment Plan Enrollees), will be offered for cancellations made on or before 11:55 pm Pacific Time, June 27, 2012 [12 weeks before start of program]. Should you have a time conflict that prevents you from attending the upcoming training, you are strongly encouraged to defer or postpone your training to a later date. In such cases, the dispensation is for the IIQTC to put your registration on hold so that you attend a later training within 12 months and pay $125 in processing fees if you do this on or before 11:55 pm Pacific Time, on the date exactly 12 weeks before start of program.
  2. Due to required facility deposits and administration costs, for cancellations made between June 27, 2012 and July 27, 2012 [the time period within the 12 and 8 weeks before the start of the program] the refund is the registration fee less a $500 processing fee, (and less the portion of the finance fee collected to date of cancellation for Payment Plan Enrollees).
  3. No refunds are available after the above dates indicated.
  4. In case of emergency, hospitalization of you or a family member, sudden death in the family, it is understood that the registrant or representative will communicate to an IIQTC staff member as soon as possible. For cancellations within 3 days or 72 hours [on or before September 24, 2012] of the start of the program a partial credit minus a $500 process fee of tuition ONLY can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
  5. No refund or credit is available for cancellation if the registrant does not show up for the program on September 27, 2012, or if the registrant leaves the program early.
  6. No refunds or credit can be offered for lodging/meal plans under late cancellation circumstances [that is, for any cancellations made within the 48 and 72 hour timeframes mentioned above.]
  7. In instances where a partial tuition credit is negotiated with key IIQTC trainers or staff such tuition credit may be used toward a comparable Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training must be claimed within 1 year [12 calendar months] of the event. Credits and monies that are not used within the 12-month period after cancellation will be forfeited.
  8. The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) reserves the right to cancel any program, at any time. Should it be necessary for the IIQTC to cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund if a satisfactory alternative is not possible.

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 am 8:00 am Mandatory Morning Practice Session
8:00 am 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am 11:45 am Morning Training Session
11:45 am 12:30 pm Practicum
12:30 pm 2:30 or 3:00 pm Lunch/Afternoon Break
2:30 pm or 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Afternoon Training Session
5:00 pm 5:45 pm Practicum
6:00 pm 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm or 7:30 pm 9:00 pm or 9:30 pm Evening Training Session
Arrival Day Schedule, September 27
4:00 pm 6:00 pm Arrival, Check-In, and Unpack
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm or 7:30 pm 9:00 pm or 9:30 pm Evening Training Session
Departure Day Schedule, October 4
7:00 am 8:00 am Mandatory Morning Practice Session
8:00 am 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am 11:15 am Morning Training Session
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Check-out, short lunch, and shuttle departure

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Continuing Education Available for Registered Nurses:

30 CE Contact Hours Available for Registered Nurses. Fee is $65.00 For inquiries, contact the IIQTC headquarters at email or phone 805-617-3390.

Retreat Location -- CYJ Texas Retreat & Conference Center, Wimberley, TX

CYJ Retreat Center

The CYJ Texas Retreat & Conference Center is the ideal site for our Level 1 training as its natural setting will allow us to focus on Qigong practice without distractions. CYJ's 240 acres of natural rolling terrain, 5-acre refreshingly cool lake, a wealth of oak trees, and dawn-grazing deer allow a setting for groups looking for a modern retreat center with a camp-like atmosphere. Located in historic Wimberley in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, just 40 minutes south of Austin and 1 hour from San Antonio. You will be able to get away from home without the hassle of traveling too far.

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Travel Directions to Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) Texas

CYJ Large Map

  • 40 minutes from Austin
  • 1 hour from San Antonio
  • 3 hours from Houston
  • 4 hours from Dallas

    From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
    Exit the airport and take a LEFT on TX-71 West. Continue straight and Texas 71 will become US-290 West. About 15 miles outside of Austin, at the Dripping Springs traffic light turn left onto Ranch Road 12. After about 14 miles turn right into the City of Woodcreek (look for flags). Take the 3rd right onto Brookhollow. Then take the 3rd left onto Jack Miller Drive. Cross over Doolittle Drive and drive straight into Camp Young Judaea entrance.

From Austin
Take MOPAC (Loop 1) South to 290 West toward Johnson City. About 15 miles outside of Austin, at the Dripping Springs traffic light turn left onto Ranch Road 12. After about 14 miles turn right into the City of Woodcreek (look for flags on your right OR Winters Mill Pkwy on your left). You are now on Woodcreek Drive. Take the 3rd right onto Brookhollow. Then take the 3rd left onto Jack Miller Drive. Cross over Doolittle Drive and drive straight into CYJ Texas entrance.

From San Antonio
Take I-35 North to San Marcos and exit the highway at Exit #202 (Wonder World Drive). Follow the sign to Wonder World Drive and turn left at the stop sign. Continue on Wonder World Drive to the traffic light at FM 2439 and turn right. Continue to the second traffic light and turn left onto Ranch Road 12. Follow From San Marcos directions to continue on to CYJ Texas.

From Houston
Take I-10 West to Luling and exit the highway at Exit #628 (San Marcos and Nixon). At the stop sign, turn right onto Texas Highway 80. Follow the Texas Highway 80 signs through Luling to San Marcos. As you enter San Marcos and cross underneath IH-35, Texas Highway 80 becomes Ranch Road 12. Continue on to CYJ Texas by following From San Marcos directions.

From Dallas / Ft. Worth and Waco
Take I-35 South and exit Loop 1 South & follow From Austin directions.

From San Marcos
Follow Ranch Road 12 through downtown San Marcos. About a 1/4 mile outside of downtown, turn right onto Moore Street; you will still remain on RR 12 and there is a sign pointing to Wimberley. Continue on this road for about 10 miles and then turn right at the junction; once again there is a sign and you will remain on RR 12. This road takes you to Wimberley and through the Wimberley town square. Two miles past the Town Square, you will see the water tower on your left & just past that a left-turn lane at the entrance to The City of Woodcreek (look for flags). Enter Woodcreek and go down Woodcreek Drive. Take the 3rd right onto Brookhollow. Then take the 3rd left onto Jack Miller Drive. Cross over Doolittle Drive and drive straight into the Camp CYJ entrance.

Shuttle Information and Registration

CYJ is approximately a 50-minute drive from the nearest airport, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. For your travel convenience, the IIQTC has arranged for a one-time shuttle to run from the Austin airport to CYJ on September 27 and again one time from CYJ to Austin airport on October 4. While there is a fee to reserve your seat, the fee is less than paying for a taxi ride. Note that a taxi would cost approximately $104.00 (before tip), one way only. You may choose to register for a Round-Trip shuttle fare ($155.00), or a One-Way shuttle fare ($85.00), depending on your needs.

In order to take advantage of this shuttle service, please make your flight arrangements according to the scheduling parameters below:

September 27, 2012: Flight must arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport no later than 2:30 pm
October 4, 2012:  Flight must depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 3:00 pm or later

These times are critical for your on-time arrival at the retreat center on September 27, 2012, as well as to safeguard against missing your outbound flight following course completion on October 4, 2012. While we have found that this timeframe can accommodate many people, we realize it may not be able to accommodate everyone. Because important itinerary details are needed to complete your reservation, please do not register for the Shuttle until you have made your flight arrangements accordingly.  

Important Note: Please plan your travel carefully around the time parameters noted. Our reservation with the shuttle service is guaranteed and non-refundable, so we are unable to refund due to missed flights or late arrivals.

Make Shuttle ReservationOnce you have made your flight arrangements (according to the guidelines noted above), please register here for the Shuttle Service. You will first be asked for your itinerary information; once you "Submit" these details you will be taken to a page where you can pay for your reservation.

If you are unable to take advantage of this Shuttle, please do make your travel arrangements so you can arrive at CYJ around 4:00 pm on September 27th. You are encouraged to unpack, unwind, and join the group for dinner prior to the first evening's training session.