- 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
The Crossings, Austin, TX November 2004 [Photo by Thomas Wittenberg]
THIS IS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
- Those seeking certification to
share Tai Chi in their communities.
- Those wishing to continue in
the process toward full 200 hour certification as a professional
Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher.
- 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.
"Literally the best money I have ever
spent!" -- Doreen Black, M.T.,
transformation as I transition to my new career in the Wellness
Revolution." -- Arthur Aronson,
J.D. Attorney, New York, NY
Perfect Retreat Location -- Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat
Center, Loveland, Colorado:
been referred to as a "womb with a view", because of
the nurturing atmosphere that permeates this peaceful valley in
the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Sunrise Ranch was
founded over 50 years ago as a way of demonstrating practical
spirituality and as international headquarters for the Emissary
Program. A nonprofit organization founded in 1932 by Lloyd Meeker,
the Emissaries of Divine Light compose a network of people whose
primary purpose is to encourage the experience and expression
of divine identity.
landscapes, intimate communion with wildlife and fifty years of
organic land stewardship makes Sunrise Ranch one of the most unique
conference and retreat settings in North America. A sense of safety,
respect and peace permeates the very palpable atmosphere in this
place. The deer in the field at dusk or the red-tailed hawk overhead
seem to confirm this sense of ease. A repeated comment from conference
guests and facilitators has been that, because of the sustained
atmosphere Sunrise carries, they are able to "get right to
work" at our first session and do not have to spend the same
amount of time building a container or sense of space that is
required at other venues.
About the Level 2 - Institute of Integral
Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Integral Tai Chi Facilitator Training
Tai Chi is
a moving form of Qigong that can be done as a martial art or for
health. There are many long forms that can take years to learn.
In order to make the health benefits of Tai Chi more readily accessible
to diverse populations, shortened and simplified versions of it
are being created. Health benefits include stress reduction, greater
balance and increased flexibility — especially for older
Tai Chi ™ is not simply a Tai Chi form, but a Tai Chi teaching
method that is assured to sustain student enthusiasm. In the Integral
Tai Chi™ framework we work with Tai Chi Qigong, a simplified
approach in which the complexity of the footwork is postponed
for ease of learning. Followed by Tai Chi Easy ™, Tai Chi
Chair ™ and Tai Chi Mirror ™, these carefully simplified
forms of Tai Chi are designed to create the maximum positive effect.
The traditional principles of Tai Chi and Qigong are the heart
of the Integral Tai Chi ™ program.
Level 2 is
primarily focused on Tai Chi and reviewing the material for Level
1. Review will include: practices distilled from the Vitality
Medical Qigong Method (Bu Zheng Qigong) in The Healer Within;
the Ten Phases of Cultivation and Mastery from the The
Healing Promise of Qi; Tendon Changing; Marrow Bathing;
Seven Precious Gestures; Spontaneous Qigong;introduction to Nei
Dan (Inner Alchemy); and transmitting Qi (Wai Gong) and Qigong
of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) now has graduates throughout
the US, Canada, Europe and Central America, inspired and committed
to bringing Qigong and Tai Chi to a broader audience. Whether
you use this training as a career shift 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
Tuition for Institute of Integral Qigong
and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Level 2 Integral Tai Chi Facilitator Training,
7 nights lodging (unless Commuter), meals, break refreshments,
and on site training materials. Commuter fees include Level 2
Certification Training tuition, food plan with 21 meals and on
site training materials.
As a student of the IIQTC, you are part
of a worldwide community of Facilitators and Teachers. In addition,
IIQTC graduates have access to a restricted web site and a internet
Fee does not include
required texts and videos, round trip airfare and ground transportation
to and from Sunrise Ranch.
Typical Daily Schedule
||Mandatory Morning Practice Session
||Morning Training Session
||Afternoon Training Session
||Evening Training Session
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains,Sunrise Ranch
is about one and a half hours north of Denver and well served
by ground transport out of Denver International Airport (DIA).
On your arrival date, April 15, 2007, plan to arrive at
Sunrise Ranch between 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm to check in, eat dinner,
and be a part of the evening session at 7:00 pm. For your departure
date, April 22, 2007, try to make your departing flight after
3:00 pm. The IIQTC is working to determine the best shuttle
service between DIA and Sunrise Ranch and will keep you posted.
Shuttle Service Between Denver International Airport
and Sunrise Ranch:
Sunrise has a corporate account with Enterprise Rent-a-Car
For details, call Sunrise 970-679-4200 or fax 970-679-4247.
to Sunrise Ranch are also available here in Adobe Reader
We honor those who register early, by Wednesday, February 14,
2007, with a significant discount. In addition this event leads
to teacher certification for a new career and you become a part
of an innovative community of Mind/Body professionals. A $500
deposit will reserve your place until Wednesday, February 14,
2007, at which time full payment is due. 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) reserves
the right to cancel any program, at any time. A full refund, less
a $100 processing fee, will be offered for cancellations made
on or before the close of business 5:30 pm PST, Thursday March
15, 2007. No refund will be offered for cancellations after April
1, 2007, if you do not show up, or if you leave the program early.
For cancellations between March 15, 2007-April 1, 2007, a full
refund less a $300 processing fee, will be offered. For cancellations
after April 1, 2007, partial credit of tuition will be offered
on a case by case basis ONLY due to extenuating circumstances
such as serious illness, accident, death in the family, or family
emergency. No refunds will be offered for lodging/meal plans under