What You Will Learn in Level 1 Community Qigong Practice Leader Training

Group Qigong Practice at CYJ

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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).


IIQTC Students and Graduates [from left to right] Doug Newton, Holly Howes, and Daniel Weicher at CYJ Texas 2008 (Photo credit Nancy Jo Hambleton

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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.

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 info@iiqtc.org or phone 805-617-3390.