Santa Barbara Mission Renewal Center
November 4-11, 2011

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The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. To read more about this historic treasure known as the "Queen of the Missions," visit here.

More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. Home to a community of Franciscan friars, the Mission also has a retreat center with guest rooms, conference rooms on ten acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, where the IIQTC will be holding the Level 3 Advanced Integral Qi Cultivation Training.


About the Level 3 Advanced Integral Qi Cultivation Training

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This final training in the series of IIQTC intensives leading to Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher™ Certification -- Level 3 -- takes Qi cultivation and Integral Qigong and Tai Chi™ to the advanced level – revered in the ancient traditions as Inner Alchemy. The ultimate intent and destination of our cultivation and mastery is to merge with THE ONE (Tai Yi) -- Dao, Cosmic Unity (Wu Ji) and ultimate balance (Tai Ji/Tai Chi). The integration of the traditional principles of Tai Chi and Qigong are the heart of the Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Training™ program. While the “forms” of cultivation are the vehicle, it is these principles which are the “formless” gateway to Alchemy and the radical awareness of the ONE.

In the Level 3 training, we will begin our training by reviewing all previous material from Levels 1 and 2, then proceed to accelerate teaching and leadership skills, optimize the ability to attain advanced Qigong states and learn advanced cultivation skills with a focus on Shen Gong (Spiritual Qigong - understanding and revealing the eternal self) as reflected in Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing, the Yi Jing (I Ching), Secret of the Golden Flower, Book of Balance and Harmony, Heart Sutra, Diamond Sutra – all filtered through Dr. Jahnke’s 40 years of distillation and insight.

The IIQTC has built a community of graduate colleagues throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Central/South America, Asia and Australia that is inspired and committed to bringing Qigong and Tai Chi to every citizen. The research is pouring in, some of it actually sponsored by the IIQTC. The credibility of the cultivation arts and mind-body practice and the credibility of the Institute are expanding.

Tuition, Lodging and Meals Fee Plan

Fees include:

Tuition for the Level 3 Advanced Integral Qi Cultivation Training, 7 nights lodging (unless Commuter), 21 meals, and on-site training materials. Commuter fees include Level 3 Training tuition, 21 meals, and on-site training materials.

As a student of the IIQTC, you are a part of a worldwide community of IIQTC Community Qigong Practice Leaders and Teachers. In addition, IIQTC graduates have access to a restricted website and an internet directory listing.

Fee does not include preparatory texts and videos, round trip airfare and ground transportation to and from Mission Renewal Center.

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 12:15 pm Practicum
12:15 pm 2:30 or 3:00 pm Lunch/Afternoon Break
2:30 or 3:00 pm 5:45 pm Afternoon Training Session
5:45 pm 6:15 pm Practicum
6:15 pm 7:30 pm Dinner Break
7:30 pm 9:00 or 9:30 pm Evening Training Session
Arrival Day Schedule, November 4
3:00 pm 5:00 pm Check-in**
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 or 7:30 pm 9:00 or 9:30 pm Evening Training Session
Departure Day Schedule, November 11
7:00 am 8:00 am Mandatory Morning Practice Session
8:00 am 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am 11:30 am Final Training Session
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch & Check Out 1:00 pm

** Early arrivers can leave their luggage with MRC office staff while they explore the area.

Please notify the IIQTC Office (by phone at 805-617-3390 or email at if your travel plans have you arriving or departing outside of the above guidelines. Note: Your certification is contingent upon your full completion of this training course, which includes the Final Training Session the morning of November 11.

Registration for Level 3 -- Lodging at MRC is SOLD OUT. If you would still like to attend Level 3, register as a Commuter and book your own hotel.

** To REGISTER, click the lodging option below. To receive the Early Registration discount, enter the Special Code teacher in the Order Summary box on the Shopping Cart, and hit Apply.

Training & MRC Lodging Option

Early Registration
Through 09/30/11
Special Code


Standard Registration
10/01/11 - 11/04//11


Shared Lodging. Shared Bath SOLD OUT


Single Lodging, Shared Bath SOLD OUT


Single Lodging, Private Bath SOLD OUT


Lodging at MRC is SOLD OUT. If you would still like to attend, register as a Commuter and book your own hotel.

Extra Nights -- Travel Convenience SOLD OUT

We understand that travel to and from a training can be rigorous and not always convenient. For that reason, we have worked with the Mission Renewal Center to allow you the convenience of staying an extra night either before or after the training, or both. Given their commitment to other retreat groups, they cannot offer any more than this until we get closer to the training. You will receive an email about this shortly after you register for the training.

So if you are interested in taking advantage of an extra night prior to the training (November 3rd), an extra night following the training (November 11th), or both (November 3rd and November 11th), look for the "Extra Night" options in the Shopping Cart while you are registering for the training. You can reserve and pay for them at the same time as registering for the training.

Please note, you do need to register for these extra nights in advance.

Payment Plan Options Available Through September 30, 2011

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. When you choose 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: Your payments will be evenly dispersed over 3 months or 6 months depending on which plan you choose. 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). 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.

Note: These Payment Plan Options must expire September 30, 2011.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Travel Directions to Mission Renewal Center (MRC)

The Mission Renewal Center is located at Old Mission Santa Barbara, approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles and 90 miles south of San Luis Obispo. Entry for retreat guests is at the rear of the Mission property, at 2300 Garden Street.

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By car:
Take US Highway 101 to the Mission Street exit. Go east (towards the mountains) to Santa Barbara Street and turn left. You will come to Pueblo Street. Turn right and go straight until it dead-ends at 2300 Garden Street. You will see a private driveway straight ahead. Enter the driveway and turn right at the Mission Renewal Center sign to the parking lot. The two rows on the left in the parking lot are reserved for Friars and staff.

By taxi:
The drop off address is 2300 Garden Street – across from Pueblo Street. All Mission buildings are on the right of the driveway. (Large private property is on the left of the driveway.) Follow the sign on the right for the Mission Renewal Center. Your driver may stop in the unloading area on the left before entering the parking area. (This is NOT the mailing address for the Old Mission or Mission Renewal Center. It is only used for retreat arrivals/departures.)

By train:
The Amtrak station in Santa Barbara is about 3 miles from the Old Mission and Mission Renewal Center. Taxis are available there.

By plane:
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is about 10 miles from the Mission Renewal Center.

Also, Santa Barbara Airbus has service from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). To get schedule and fares, visit

Roadrunner Shuttle has service from LAX and SBA to Mission Renewal Center. Contact Paul M. Pena, Operations Manager at phone 805-331-0413 or email

Do I need a car?

Santa Barbara can be a car-free city. This website will provide the information you need:

Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is Santa Barbara's Public Transportation System. MTD's Line 22 provides public transportation to and from MRC to downtown Santa Barbara. Check schedule.