Jessica Kolbe Award Winning TV Host and Qigong Teacher


Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD
Director and Lead Trainer

Roger Jahnke, O.M.D. is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine with 30 years of clinical practice and 9 research tours to China to study its ancient healing traditions. He is Founder, Director, and Leader Trainer 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.

Dr. Jahnke is author of The Healer Within (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a "National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi" in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. For more information, visit www.FeeltheQi.com.

 

IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainers

Of our 1000 graduates, a number have been qualified as IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainers. The IIQTC Professional Community is intended to support Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teachers who aspire to become Senior Trainers, and want to develop advanced practice and teaching, and leadership skills.

We are proud to introduce our Senior Trainers. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

 

Kalind Bakshi, MD

Kalind Bakshi MD

Dr. Kalind Bakshi is a retired Vascular Surgeon, a board certified Master Coach Trainer with Circle of Life, and an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer. Certified in NLP and Food Psychology, he conducts workshops in EFT, weight management, stress mastery, and Yoga-Tai Chi Fusion practices in the United States and India. He has deep interest in energy medicine, biology of healing, epigenetics, and to correlate Western Medical Science and research with the Eastern Energy Practices towards optimal health.

E mail: coachkalind@gmail.com

 

Kinnari Bakshi, MD

Kinnari Bakshi MD

Dr. Kinnari Bakshi is a retired Ophthalmic surgeon, Certified Master Life Coach, and IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer. She has authored and conducts a coaching course in Healthy and Creative Cooking. She has conducted workshops in stress mastery, weight management through lifestyle changes, and Tai Chi and Qigong in the United States and India.

E mail: kinnari106@gmail.com

 

Bina Bou

Bina Bou, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, teaches in North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek, AZ.  In addition to Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, she's trained in several forms of Traditional Tai Chi. Bina integrates the two methods of practice in her classes to empower the body and the mind for physical and emotional self-healing. Her passion is helping people in cultivating their ability to awakening the healer within.

Emai: binab75@gmail.com

Web:  http://MindBodyFocusQi.com

 

Leslie Cook

Kinnari Bakshi MD

Leslie Cook, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, based in the Phoenix, AZ area, is the owner of Mindful Movement Wellness LLC, helping people Explore and Empower Their Natural 'Healer Within.' Her passion is sharing her love for mindful movement while integrating her knowledge of Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga with Life Coaching techniques to improve both physical and emotional balance in her clients' lives. She mainly works with seniors and leads classes for Cancer Survivors, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients at several local hospitals.

Email: leslie@mindfulmove.com

Website: http://mindfulmove.com

 

Valerie Fagan, MSW, LCSW

Valerie Fagan

Valerie Fagan, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, teaches at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. She also teaches locally at Thrive Integrative Medicine Center. Valerie has worked as a Social Worker in health care for over 35 years in the field of Mind Body Medicine. She has developed the practice to assist people who are in active cancer treatment as well as living with chronic illness and survivorship. She has worked over the last 4 years to develop a one day retreat program called Resiliency for cancer survivors and their caregivers. She has also been active in working with local schools to incorporate Tai Chi and other mind based practices in their programs.

Email taichisynergy1@gmail.com

 

Lori Furbush

Lori Furbush

Lori Furbush, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, teaches in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA, and leads retreats around the world in amazing locations including Bali, Japan, Costa Rica, Peru, and Bhutan. Teaching since 2001, she holds many certifications in Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Reiki. Lori enjoys adapting the practices for the mainstream public, as well as for special populations, leading classes in hospitals, cancer groups, and psychiatric programs. She is currently serving her second term as Chairperson for the National Qigong Association (NQA).

Email Lori@LoriFurbush.com

Website http://LoriFurbush.com

 

Rev. Deanne M. Hodgson, RN

Deanne Hodgson

Deanne Hodgson is a Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer based in Phoenix, AZ. Her academic credentials and professional experiences in medicine, psychology, and spirituality provide a unique holistic approach, empowering each individual by reducing stress and promoting physical and mental balance. As an international speaker and retreat leader, she has presented workshops on stress reduction and mind-body practices to groups as far away as Uganda and Ukraine. Her popular series on Balance, Posture and Falls Prevention continues to help hundreds of seniors throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Email: deannehodgson@gmail.com

Website: http://appliedtaichi4u.com

 

Antoinette Horn, MBA, LNHA

Anotinette Horn

Antoinette Horn, is a retired Healthcare professional with senior leadership experience in long-term and acute care settings. She facilitates collaborative initiatives among healthcare professionals, community service organizations, the research community and academia. Antoinette is a national presenter of wellness education programs.

Antoinette is a Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer. She has made international healing trips including study abroad at the Red Cross Qigong and International Medical Exchange Institute in China. She serves on the IIQTC Trainer Qualification Team (TQT) and the Healer Within Foundation Board of Directors.

Email amhorn22664@gmail.com

Website http://antoinettehorn.com

 

Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc

Gayl Hubatch OMD

Gayl Hubatch, OMD, LAc, Doctor of Chinese Medicine is an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer and teaches in her wellness center as well as nationally. Gayl also maintains a clinical practice in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong and Tai Chi in Austin, TX. She is a Diplomate through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is certified to teach Qigong and Taiji, and Yoga.

Dr. Hubatch is the author of Fabric of the Soul: 8 Extraordinary Vessels available on Amazon.com 

Email gayl@blueheroncenter.com

Website http://BlueHeronCenter.com

 

Estin Kiger

Estin Kiger

Estin Kiger is a Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer based in Medford, Oregon. He began his study of Tai Chi in the 1980's to aid his recovery from Lyme disease and has practiced daily for over 30 years. In 1992, he began sharing the healthful, calming and creative energies of Tai Chi and Qigong with his coworkers during lunch hours. That informal sharing turned into formal classes at corporate headquarters as well as developing and teaching Tai Chi programs for Medford parks and recreation. From his dojo, he currently teach 5 Tai Chi/Qigong classes a week and conduct Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Certification programs.

Email estinstaichi@mac.com

Website http://estinstaichi.com

 

Jessica Kolbe

Jessica Kolbe

Jessica Kolbe, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, is based in the Santa Barbara, CA area, where she leads classes, workshops, corporate wellness programs and private healing sessions. Jessica also serves on the faculties of The Esalen Institute and Santa Barbara City College Center for Life Long Learning. Her award winning TV show, "Qigong with Jessica Kolbe," airs/streams on TVSB and OnDemand on the Internet.

Email Jessica@JessicaTaiChi.com

Website http://QigongSB.com

 

Linda Larkey, PhD

Linda Larkey PhD

Linda Larkey, PhD is a full professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University and Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Faculty at Mayo Clinic. She is primarily a researcher testing theory-based methods of influencing health behavior of underserved/low-income populations, especially in the field of cancer prevention, screening, and recovery. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her teaching Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™ in her research and practice as an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer.

Email larkeylite@msn.com

Website http://larkeyresearch.weebly.com

 

Elizabeth Lemon

Elizabeth Lemon

Elizabeth Lemon is a an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, a founder of the Trainer Qualification Team (TQT), and former board member of the Healer Within Foundation. She leads Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training events throughout the country. She truly enjoys helping communities build a network of Tai Chi and Qigong leaders.

Elizabeth is a lifelong student and educator, teacher trainer, life coach/ mentor, and public speaker. She loves to travel, study and share — to learn and to teach. She worked in the field of elementary education from 1972-2000. Her passion for learning new and interesting topics and then sharing has never waned and infuses her Tai Chi and Qigong classes with excitement and energy.

Email: yourtechgenie@gmail.com

 

Kristy Putnam

Kristy Putnam

Kristy Putnam is an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, a member of the Trainer Qualification Team, and a Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher. Kristy produces events nationally. Her work with the Healer Within Foundation promotes self-care.

After earning a B.S. from Purdue in Financial Planning, and pursuing a traditional career path, Kristy became a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Kristy is a certified Circle of Life Wellness Coach, Taoist Minister with D.A.R.I., Associate Instructor of The Healing Tao, and Chi Nei Tsang bodywork practitioner. Kristy has studied extensively with Roger Jahnke, O.M.D., including weeks of travel in China. Kristy's passion is to empower others through writing, public speaking, small business consulting, wellness teaching and mindfulness.

Email: events@LiveAsAWorkOfArt.com

Website: http://taichiinfo.com

 

Nancy Saum

Nancy Saum

Nancy Saum is a board certified advanced holistic nurse, retired Army Nurse, IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer, and faculty member of the Sarasota Mindfulness Institute, Sarasota Florida. Nancy weaves mindfulness practices into her Qigong and Tai Chi classes and particularly enjoys introducing these health enhancing practices to beginners, to people facing health challenges, to veterans and—most recently—to children.

Nancy has served on the IIQTC Trainer Qualification Team (TQT) and is currently Program Chair, Sarasota Mindfulness Institute.

Email: nancy.saum@gmail.com

Website: http://www.sarasotamindfulness.org

 

Henderson Smith Jr


Henderson Smith Jr

Henderson Smith Jr is an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer and is a certified professional Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher with the National Qigong Association (NQA) in the Houston, TX area. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Sei Bu Do martial arts and is trained in acupressure, pressure points, Reiki and Reflexology. For Henderson, Mindful breathing and movement through Qigong and Tai Chi has proven to be the answer -- the fountain of youth for health, vitality and self-mastery. Working with corporate wellness, communities and individuals Henderson offers a unique response to the growing realization that it is good for business and the community to invest in the people that affect payroll, productivity, profits and the planet.

Email Henderson@livingwelltherapies.net

Website http://livingwelltherapies.net

 

Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C


Henderson Smith Jr

Brian Trzaskos is an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer and bodymind rehabilitation specialist who believes that self-cultivation is powerful medicine, allowing people to access their own highest healing potentials. He is the founder and director of the Institute for Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi, which specializes in the integration of western science and the ancient healing arts of Qigong and Tai Chi. Brian is a passionate teacher, author, international health consultant, practical alchemist, and thought leader in holistic rehabilitation.

Email brian@irqtc.org

Website http://IRQTC.org

 

Updated February 15, 2017

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