As an Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Level 1 student, you will launch your professional training in Mind-Body practice with in-depth exploration of Qigong. 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.

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In this 60-hour Level 1 training and retreat, you will begin your journey with a Qigong intensive and:

  1. Master the acclaimed Healer Within™ Practices - learn gentle mindful movement, breath practice, self massage, and meditation. These practices are 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.

  2. Next, complete your training experience with ancient and contemporary Qigong forms:

    • 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 Nine 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.
    • Guo Lin's Walking Qigong.
    • Preliminary exploration of Inner Alchemy (Nei Dan) inspired by the Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation and the Tenth Phase of Compassionate Expression
Gathering Celestial Qi with Dr Jahnke

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

There are Continuing Education Contact Hours available for Registered Nurses and NCCAOM Professional Development Activity (PDA) for Acupuncture. For inquiries, contact the Diane Cardamone at 805-617-3390 or email her

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