Evidence-Based Qigong Certification: Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit
Yang Yang, PhD, is recognized in the traditional Taiji and Qigong community as a master practitioner and teacher. He is also an academic researcher interested in applying the highest standards of the Western scientific process…
Full Bio & Programs
For yoga teachers, practitioners, and everyone interested in learning qigong.
Are you looking for new material to teach your students? Would you like to attract a wider audience with an evidence-based program of gentle, restorative, mind-body exercise? Or do you just want to experience "Chinese Yoga" from a master instructor? This workshop teaches
- The essential foundation of all qigong practice
- Static (standing, sitting, and lying-down) qigong
- Dynamic (moving) qigong exercises.
The Chinese word “qi” is identical in meaning to the Sanskrit word “prana.” Come deepen your understanding of the spiritual root common to all Eastern energy practices. The nurturing, relaxing, and core-strengthening benefits of qigong offer a perfect complement to your existing yoga practice.
These exercises are low impact and appropriate for persons of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels. For those interested in teaching qigong, this course provides 8.5 of the requisite 32 hours toward Level I instructor certification.
Note An instructional DVD, CD, and book are highly recommended for certification and may be purchased separately at the workshop, or directly from www.centerfortaiji.com. These are
- Dr. Yang Yang’s Evidence-Based Taiji (EBT); and Qigong Program (DVD); includes key “how to” points for both qijong and introductory taiji movement form—useful for the performance examination.
- Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power (Book); includes information on essential qigong exercises—useful for the written examination.
- Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditation (CD); useful for your class instruction and personal practice.
Requirements for Level I qigong instructor certification:
- 32 contact hours (one 2-day and one 5-day module) with Dr. Yang Yang or a senior instructor from the Center for Taiji Studies™, plus 100 hours of home practice.
- Passing a written (open book) and performance test (via Skype with Dr. Yang Yang). Applicants are eligible to take the test after completing 100 hours of home practice.
- Level I qigong instructors will be required to sign a written agreement indicating that they will appropriately attribute the program to Dr. Yang Yang and the Center for Taiji Studies, and that they will not modify the program to create another program offered under a different name.
- Level I qigong instructor certification is performance-based. Dr. Yang Yang’s and the Center for Taiji Studies’ standards are high and attendance does not guarantee certification.
- 8.5 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More