- Director, The
Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi
- Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental
- Author of The Healer Within
and The Healing Promise of Qi
- Co-Principal Investigator National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi
Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY Summer 2007 [Photo Courtesy of Jeanny Tsai]
THIS IS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
- Those seeking certification to
share Qigong in their communities.
- Those wishing to begin the full
200 hour certification as a professional Integral Qigong and Tai Chi
- Those who know they would benefit
from 7 days of immersion in Qi cultivation as a personal retreat,
even if not seeking certification to teach.
Testimonials and Endorsements about the Training Experience:
"Literally the best money I have ever
spent!" -- Doreen Black, MT, Massage Therapist,
Hinsdale, MA; 2003 IIQTC Graduate
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
Retreat Location -- Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) -Texas Wimberly, TX:
Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) Texas
Download PDF map of CYJ Campus
About the Level 1 - Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Community Practice Leader Training – 1st of 3 Levels of the 200 Hour Teacher Certification Training
Are you excited about a new profession or an added skill for your place in the wellness revolution?
Oprah is talking about it. The research is pouring in. Time magazine:
“Tai Chi is the perfect exercise.” Wall Street Journal:
“It is apparent that Tiger Woods practices Qigong.”
A guest on Oprah: “We used Qigong to change our lives.”
The Qi wave, the Mind/Body practice wave, the personal maximization
wave is rising. There are not anywhere near enough Tai Chi and
Qigong teachers. Within 2 years Qigong and Tai chi will be in
every school, university, social service agency, military base,
hospital, fitness center, YMCA, prison, faith ministry and spa
in the world. Imagine being a part of that!
Our IIQTC teacher trainees launch their professional career in Mind/Body practice with in depth exploration of Qigong and Tai Chi. Our goal is to make these ancient Qi cultivation arts accessible and thoroughly aligned with the holistic principles, contemporary science and the practices and philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We will begin with Dr. Roger Jahnke's acclaimed Healer Within material, an approach to Qigong that is carefully tailored for mainstream organizations. The Healer Within practices are distilled from the Vitality Medical Qigong Method (Bu Zheng Qigong) and is used in programs throughout North and South America and Europe.
To penetrate into the heart of Qigong and Tai Chi, we journey through the Ten Phases of Cultivation and Mastery from Dr. Jahnke's The Healing Promise of Qi, which has quickly become a classic in the emerging literature of Chinese medicine, Mind/Body practice and Complementary Medicine in the Western cultures. The practices from the 9 Phase Integral Qigong™ Form are intentfully integrated from an array of traditional ancient forms. We will conclude by learning a number of China's most ancient practices (Tendon Changing and Marrow Bathing), contemporary practices (spontaneous Qigong and Tai Chi) as well as beginning a preliminary survey of Nei Dan (inner alchemy). Throughout we will explore simple forms of Qigong, Tai Chi (Tai Chi Easy™), Transmitting Qi (Wai Gong) and Qigong Healing.
Along with the teacher training material, the tone of these retreats is one of reverence, joy, introspection, and service. We will create a deep experience with meditation, mindfulness, life long learning, and personal cultivation of physical vitality and well being, emotional clarity and spiritual enrichment. 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.
The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) now has graduates throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Central and South America who are inspired and committed to bringing Qigong and Tai Chi to a broader audience. Whether you use this training as a career move or as a personal retreat to improve your health, vitality and inner peace, this event will be a profound opportunity to immerse yourself in healing and actualize your personal mission of community service. You will renew your body, mind and spirit like the ancient Qi masters of China where Qi cultivation was born.
Tuition, Lodging and Meals
Before August 25, 2008
After August 25, 2008
|CYJ Texas Shared Lodging (Double)
CYJ Texas Single Lodging
Commuter to CYJ Texas Training
Tuition for Institute of Integral Qigong
and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Level 1 Community Practice Leader Certification
Training, 7 nights lodging, meals, break refreshments, and on
site training materials. Commuter fees include Level 1 Certification
Training tuition, food plan with 21 meals and on site training
As a student of the IIQTC, you become a participant in a dynamic and enthusiastic worldwide community of IIQTC Facilitators 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
required texts and videos, round trip airfare and ground transportation
to and from CYJ Texas.
Typical Daily Schedule
||Mandatory Morning Practice Session
||Morning Training Session
||2:30 or 3:00 pm
|2:30 pm or 3:00 pm
||Afternoon Training Session
||7:00 pm or 7:30 pm
|7:00 pm or 7:30 pm
||9:00 pm or 9:30 pm
||Evening Training Session
Registration and Early Registration Discount:
We honor those who register early, by Monday, August 25, 2008,
with a significant discount. Once you are registered, you will receive a packet, which
will include further information about what to bring, and how
to get to the retreat facility.
Both Single and Double lodging options will typically sell out quickly. We are negotiating additional group bunk accommodations. To get your preferred lodging and discount consider responding soon. Address your questions about certification process, lodging and registration by contacting Rhonda Richey at 805-566-0670 from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Pacific Time. You can also email her at info@IIQTC.org.
Secure Online Registration
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
A full refund, less a $125 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made on or before 11:55 pm Pacific Time, Monday, August 25, 2008. For cancellations between August 25 - September 15, 2008, due to required facility deposits, a full refund less a $350 processing fee can be offered. No refund can be extended for cancellations after September 15, 2008, if you do not show up, or if you leave the program early. For cancellations after September 15, 2008, due to extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, accident, death in the family, or family emergency, a partial credit of tuition ONLY will be offered on a case by case basis. No refunds can be offered for lodging/meal plans under late cancellation circumstances. Tuition credit toward a comparable Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi training must be claimed within 1 year of issue date or monies will be forfeited The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) reserves the right to cancel any program, at any time.
Travel Directions to Camp Young Judaea (CYJ) Texas
- 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.
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.
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 ontoJack Miller Drive. Cross over Doolittle Drive and drive straight into the Camp CYJ entrance.