Qigong Teacher Training & Certification (2022)

New Online Qigong Teacher Training

We offer 4 levels of Online Qigong Teacher Trainings.

There is no specific order to how they must be taken.

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5 Element Qigong

Qigong Teacher Training & Certification (2)

8 Trigram Organ Qigong

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Meridian Qigong

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Breathwork Instructor

To qualify as a White Tiger Qigong Instructor, you just need to pass one of these 4 trainings. When you pass all 4, you’ll be considered a Level 4 Instructor.

Each online teacher training is broken into 5 sections.

It takes up to 15 weeks to complete all 5 sections for one teacher training.

LEVEL 1 - Body

Discover the body mechanics and alignment of each Qigong exercise, plus the essential theory behind each movement. We do a deep dive into Qigong theory and even the controversial and long history behind Qigong.

you will focus on learning the Qigong forms for the entire sequence. You will learn the important checkpoints for each form along with visual materials to help guide you.

Theory includes:

  • Qigong Theory
  • History of Qigong
  • Taoist Qigong philosophy
  • 3 Treasures
  • 3 Harmonies
  • Fascia and Qigong

Other:

  • Qigong Breathing Basics
  • Zhan Zhuang (Standing Qigong)

LEVEL 2 - Breath

Discover how to combine your breath and movements together to achieve a true mind-body connection, through a fusion of Taoist traditional knowledge and sports science. This is also the “Qi” level in the Teacher Training course. On this level you will understand how Qi works and how to direct it through the body to where you want it to go. We break this down into a tangible practice using a sports science framework. I have seen Qigong practitioners’ learning curve reduced by years just from this level.

(Video) 5 Steps to Becoming A Certified Qigong Teacher

LEVEL 3 - Spirit

In the spirit, we discover the synchronization of body, breath, and spirit. Where weflow states,through a fusion ofneuroscientificallyproven techniques andancient Taoist ways. This is where your practice can reach a profound level. Graduating this level is crucial in your journey to mastering Qigong.

LEVEL 4 - Prescription Qigong (Medical Qigong)

how to create your very own prescriptions for various ailments-body pain, emotional balance, fascia prescriptions, Chinese Medicine prescription Qigong, Qigong for chronic illness and more!

  • Prescription Frameworks for Qigong
    • Chinese Medicine
    • Fascia
    • Sports Medicine
    • For body pain
    • For emotional balance
    • For chronic illness

LEVEL 5 - Teacher Training

This last module is for those who want to teach Qigong. We have the most in-depth course on how to teach Qigong anywhere. Designed by educational experts in how to teach! At the end of this, there is a video test and theoretical test. If you pass it, you can become an official Qigong Instructor.

Medical Qigong Teacher Training & Certification

Do you wish to deepen your practice through an intensive training course?

Do you want to become a certified Medical Qigong teacher?

As a certified teacher, you can help others who are seeking alternative forms of healthcare feel empowered, heal, and find their inner potential.

In-Person Teacher Training Courses for Medical Qigong

In our Medical Qigong Teacher Trainings, we offer 3 different teacher training courses.

Each course is between 1-3 weeks depending on your objective, time, and commitment to studying.

More information:

  • The 3 weeks and at-home study course is equivalent to 200 hrs of practicing and studying
  • Teacher training courses are not in sequential order – all 3 courses can be taken in any order
  • You also have the option to take one and become a teacher in that form
  • You will learn different Qigong forms in each teacher training
  • The weekly schedule and overall design are similar in all three teacher training courses, following the Body-Breath-Spirit principle. This means you will learn the sequence of the forms in week 1, adding Qi and the breath in week 2, and gain proficiency as well as study the theory and practice needed for your teacher certification in week 3.

Qigong Certification For In-Person Trainings

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for each week attended.

If you want to become a Certified White Tiger Instructor, you will need to complete all three weeks of one Module (200hrs) and take a written test as well as submit your forms for a video analysis after completing the Module.

If you wish to continue this journey and add the other Modules, you can achieve the White Tiger Graduate Instructor by completing all three Modules or nine weeks of training (600hrs).

The 3 Qigong Teacher Trainings explained

Medical Qigong Teacher: 5 Animal Qigong Summer Forms

There are four forms for each of the 5 Animals.

In this QTT, you will be studying the first two forms (Forms 1+2).

Medical Qigong Teacher: 5 Animal Qigong Winter Forms

There are four forms for each of the 5 Animals. In QTT, you will be studying the two other forms (3 + 4).

You don’t need to do the Modules in sequential order.

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Medical Qigong Teacher: 5 Element Qigong & 8 Trigram Qigong

In this QTT, you will be studying 13 ancient forms of 5 Element Qigong and 8 Trigram Organ Qigong forms.

This smooth and flowing style focuses on gently massaging the organs through rhythmically moving the spine in every direction.

Qigong Teacher Certification Course Format For In-Person Trainings

WEEK 1 - Body

In Week 1/Level 1, you will focus on learning the Qigong forms for the entire sequence. You will learn the important checkpoints for each form along with visual materials to help guide you.

Theory includes:

  • Qigong Theory
  • History of Qigong
  • Taoist Qigong philosophy
  • 3 Treasures
  • 3 Harmonies
  • Fascia and Qigong

Other:

  • Inner Alchemy Level 1
  • Primordial Breath
  • Qigong Breathing Basics
  • Zhan Zhuang (Standing Qigong)

WEEK 2 - Breath

In Week 2/Level 2, you will focus on integrating the Qi and the breath to your movement. You will go deeper into the forms and refine your forms. You will learn how Qigong connects to modern sports science, how fascia is activated through dynamic movement, and why kinetic chains are relevant for improving your practice. We will add these frameworks to all of the forms of Qigong you learned.

You will also learn Level 2 Inner Alchemy

  • Primordial Breath
  • Martial Fire Breath
  • White Tiger Breath

WEEK 3 - Spirit

In Week 3/Level 3, you will gain proficiency by adding the element of spirit to your practice and fusing that with neuroscience, going deeper with breathing, meditation techniques, prescription Qigong so it can be used like medicine using Chinese Medicine, sports medicine, and sports science. This week includes the theory and practical elements required for your Teacher Certification. This course was created by educational experts from Stanford and Harvard University.

  • Spirit in Qigong fused with neuroscience
  • Prescription Frameworks for Qigong
    • Chinese Medicine
    • Fascia
    • Sports Medicine
    • For body pain
    • For emotional balance
    • For chronic illness
  • How to teach Qigong

After successful completion of the 3 weeks training, you will be awarded assistant instructor certification.

This allows you to teach and share the Qigong for free or donation.

To qualify as an instructor and either open your own White Tiger Qigong school or teach and charge money for the classes you must:

  1. Submit a video test of the forms you learned and pass with at least an 80% proficiency rate.
  2. Pass a digitally submitted theoretical test with at least an 80% proficiency rate.
  3. Submit a one-page essay on how you will use the Qigong in your life and teaching.

Prerequisites: None

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Level 1 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has become certified in one White Tiger Qigong teacher training.

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Level 2 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has become certified in two White Tiger Qigong teacher trainings.

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Level 3 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has become certified in three complete teacher trainings.

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Level 4 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has certified in the entire Trinity System of White Tiger Qigong.

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Level 5 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has completed the entire Trinity System of White Tiger Qigong plus the Breathwork Instructor Training.

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Level 6 Qigong Instructor

Someone who has not only spent years training with White Tiger Qigong but also has become certified in the Trinity Qigong System of White Tiger Qigong and made a valuable contribution to curriculum development and the growth of White Tiger Qigong, has displayed core character traits that White Tiger values.

Qigong Teacher Training Testimonials

"If you want a holistic approach to your wellbeing that you can carry through the years of your life and an art form that you can practice on and improve ongoing, that is going to nurture you from the inside out. It's going to empower you and give you flexibility and longevity. It's going to get your breath in tune with your body and align you with your spirit. I haven't come across a course or a training that is as professionally delivered as White Tiger Qigong."

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Raja Khan | Lawyer/InvestorUnited Kingdom

"You won't be able to find a Qigong course that is as structured or as systematic and is so full of content as this training. I am impressed by and still feel the support of our community."

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Ariel Tang | Yoga Teacher TrainerHong Kong

"My expectations were exceeded in just the first day! I feel an absolute difference in my body in after just 2 weeks!"

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Julie ConnellyTexas, US

“This practice does miracles. And yes! I was one of those people who were quite skeptical at the beginning because I have never done any kind of “slow flow” practice before.But the White Tiger Qigong class has completely changed my life.”

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FAQs

How do I become a Qi Gong master? ›

Qigong Integrative Professional requirements:‍
  1. At least 350 hours documented formal Qigong training.
  2. At least 5 years of personal Qigong practice.
  3. 2 years experience integrating Qigong into your clinical practice or teaching.

How old is Lee Holden? ›

What is a qigong class like? ›

It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Qigong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, and body's movement and posture.

When should I practice Qi Gong? ›

Ideally, qigong should be practiced early in the morning at sunrise. If you practice more than once during the day, the next best time is at sunset to close out the day.

How long does it take to become a Qigong instructor? ›

It takes up to 15 weeks to complete all 5 sections for one teacher training. Discover the body mechanics and alignment of each Qigong exercise, plus the essential theory behind each movement. We do a deep dive into Qigong theory and even the controversial and long history behind Qigong.

How long should you practice Qigong daily? ›

How often should you practice? Five to 10 minutes daily is all you need at first to start feeling the benefits of qi gong. Of course, if you can't squeeze it in daily, you can still see some benefits. "Just breathing and moving can really make a difference," says Wasfie.

Who is Karen Holden? ›

Karen is a Legal Director with coming up to 20 years' experience of advising employers and senior executives on employment law and related issues. With a career starting in the employment team at Shoosmiths, where she trained and qualified, Karen subsequently joined Doyle Clayton's Reading Employment team in 2021.

How many kids does Lee Holden have? ›

Family: Wife of 12 years, Lisa, whom he met in one of his Qigong classes; daughters Lainey and Maile, 3, and Kyla, 6 months.

What are the 5 types of qigong? ›

Over time, five distinct traditions or schools of qigong developed in China, each with its own theories and characteristics: Chinese Medical Qigong, Daoist Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, Confucian Qigong, and Martial Qigong. All of these qigong traditions include practices intended to cultivate and balance qi.

What religion is Qigong? ›

In China, it was called Qi. Believing in Qi is like believing in air. Both are invisible, both sustain and support life, both are so apparent that we often don't notice them. So no, Qi Gong is not a religion, it is a practice that does not need to imply anything whatsoever beyond your own experience.

What are the risks of Qigong? ›

After pre-retrieval and repeated discussion, the range of Qigong-related adverse events include headache, dizziness or vertigo, distension of head, tinnitus, stuffiness in the chest and worsening shortness of breath, heart-pounding or palpitations, muscular soreness or pain, and so on.

Can Qigong be self taught? ›

Can Qigong be self-taught? In short, yes! Because Qigong is an art of cultivating Qi and teaches different exercises, we recommend you check out a class or tutorial to learn the movements and begin a regular practice.

What time of day is best for Qigong? ›

Different Times to Practice Qigong
  • Sunrise. Qigong at sunrise is a great way to help spark energy flows. ...
  • Sunset. Qigong at sunset is a wonderful counterpart to practicing Qigong at sunrise. ...
  • Morning. A lot of the same pros of practicing during sunrise are true for practicing in the morning. ...
  • Night. ...
  • Midday.
16 Jul 2022

What are the 6 Healing Sounds of Qigong? ›

The Elements
  • Metal. organ: lungs. color: white. sound: SSSS. season: fall.
  • Water. organ: kidneys. color: blue. sound: CHOOO. season: winter.
  • Wood. organ: liver. color: green. sound: SHHH. season: spring.
  • Fire. organ: heart. color: red. sound: HAAHHHH. season: summer.
  • Earth. organ: spleen. color: yellow. sound: WHOOOO. season: late summer.
16 Sept 2016

Is qigong as good as yoga? ›

So, if you have a specific health issue you want to focus on, qigong is probably the best form of movement for you. But if you want to improve your overall balance and strength, tai chi and yoga are better choices. Yoga and tai chi are a little more fitness-focused than qigong, according to Araujo.

How many times a day can you do qigong? ›

If you are healthy and fully of vitality, then practicing once a day is probably enough. But if you're not healthy, then you need a higher dosage: The proper dosage of qigong for someone who is dealing with serious health issues is two 5-phase routines per day, once in the morning, and once in the evening or at night.

How many times a week should I do qigong? ›

It is quite easy to answer- everyday! While some exercises, such as running or working out, are best to do every other day, qi gong should be practiced daily for best results. It is often difficult to fit a long class into a daily practice which is why I like to focus on short routines.

Can you overdo Qigong? ›

And just like it's possible to overdo it with HIIT workouts, it's also not recommended to overdo it with qigong. “We're not trying to use all our qi to practice,” Barbour says. “We're also trying to cultivate qi.” So basically, if you wear yourself out during practice, you're liable to use up all your precious qi.

Should I nose breathe when doing Qigong? ›

As in most forms of movement, how you incorporate your breathing is crucial to your outcome of benefits. The circular pattern of breath in QiGong is, inhale deeply (through the nose) and exhale longer (through the mouth), which will release more carbon dioxide allowing more room for oxygen (energy) to come in.

What are the 3 Treasures in Qigong? ›

The Three Treasures of Qigong are Jing (essence), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). These terms describe the physiological functions of every living organism and are the essential energies that sustain human life.

Can children practice Qigong? ›

Those of us who practice often picked it up at some point as adults. But Qigong is terrific for kids. As both meditation and movement, it offers a unique way for kids to engage their minds and bodies. As an exercise, it helps them work on their coordination as much as their emotional balance.

What is Qigong for kids? ›

Qigong techniques can help children to understand their emotions better and to have more control over them by showing them that they have the power to transform negative ones into positive ones through utilizing the body-mind connection.

Is Holden Korean? ›

Holden, formerly known as General Motors-Holden, was an Australian subsidiary company of General Motors. It was an Australian automobile manufacturer, importer, and exporter which sold cars under its own marque in Australia. In its last three years, it switched entirely to importing cars.

What is the oldest form of qigong? ›

The earliest known qigong-like movements were animal dances, perhaps first performed to counteract the effects of a cold and damp climate. Ancient Chinese shamans, often wearing a bearskin with four golden eyes on the head, would dance through a village to drive out pestilence and demons.

Can qigong cause mental illness? ›

Qigong exercise will induce some mental disorders if it is incorrectly performed. The mental disorders induced by Qigong have been regarded as a diagnostic classification in the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders since 1989.

Is tai chi better than qigong? ›

The movements of Tai chi are softer and more circular than the harder, linear movements of many martial arts, but they nonetheless can be quite complex. On the other hand, Qigong is simpler and more free-form, focusing less on mastering specific forms and more on cultivating energy.

Can Christians do qigong? ›

As she witnessed the benefits of Qigong for Christians to herself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, Sylvia also wishes for readers to have their own personal experiences and improvements as they connect with God through this Jesus-centered healing meditation.

Is qigong a magic? ›

The benefits from qigong can be truly amazing, but they are certainly not magic, they are actually a very practical outcome of developing our skills through qigong practice.

Who invented qigong? ›

According to the traditional Chinese medical community, the origin of qigong is commonly attributed to the legendary Yellow Emperor (2696–2598 BCE) and the classic Huangdi Neijing book of internal medicine.

Why do I feel so tired after qigong? ›

For many practitioners, purging negative energy from the body can lead to fatigue, nausea, soreness, or a mild headache. Some people can even feel a bit hungover after a 'heavy duty' Qi Gong workout. As mentioned, these kinds of experiences are normal during the purging process.

How many types of qigong are there? ›

There are two types of Qigong practice: Wai Dan (External Elixir) involves physical movement and concentration. Nei Dan (Internal Elixir) involves sitting meditation and guided imagery or visualization.

Is qigong good for arthritis? ›

In the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, arthritis is thought to be due to a blockage of the flow of Qi or a buildup of abnormal or damaging Qi. It is believed that releasing this buildup or breaking the blockage of Qi through Qigong therapy may relieve OA symptoms.

What is a Qi Gong master? ›

He or she guides the experience of energy movement in the student's body. The process of rebalancing energy and opening blockages can sometimes create physical, mental, and emotional states which may need monitoring, interpretation and explanation by the master.

Can you learn Qigong by yourself? ›

Yes! So long as you tune into your breath and have a place to meditate, Qigong can be practiced anywhere, at home or outside, which makes it perfect for online learning.

What are the three powers in Qigong? ›

These Three Powers manifest as Heaven Qi, Earth Qi, and Human Qi, with their definite rules and cycles.

What is a qigong practitioner? ›

Medical Qigong treatments are based upon a differential diagnosis rooted in Chinese medical theory. In a Medical Qigong treatment, the practitioner, having developed through dedicated study and self-cultivation the ability to sense and manipulate energy, uses Qi emission to restore health and wellness to the client.

What are the 5 types of Qigong? ›

Over time, five distinct traditions or schools of qigong developed in China, each with its own theories and characteristics: Chinese Medical Qigong, Daoist Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, Confucian Qigong, and Martial Qigong. All of these qigong traditions include practices intended to cultivate and balance qi.

What are the 5 elements of Qigong? ›

The concept of the “five elements” (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) as energetic archetypes whose cycles affect the flow of energy in our bodies is central to ancient Chinese medicine and to its qigong health exercises.

Is qigong better than yoga? ›

This question depends on who you ask! Yoga and Qigong can serve different people in different ways; also, many people practice both. You may prefer Yoga if you're looking to get more of a workout or a stretch. However, if you have physical limitations, you might find that you prefer Qigong.

Can qigong heal your body? ›

Qigong's gentle movements help to move blood and oxygen around the body, nourishing the organs and tissues promoting healing. In addition, due to the connection of the mind to the breath and physical movements, qigong helps to calm the mind, relieving emotional stress and mental anxiety.

How many styles of Qigong are there? ›

There are two types of Qigong practice: Wai Dan (External Elixir) involves physical movement and concentration. Nei Dan (Internal Elixir) involves sitting meditation and guided imagery or visualization.

How many times a week should I do Qigong? ›

It is quite easy to answer- everyday! While some exercises, such as running or working out, are best to do every other day, qi gong should be practiced daily for best results. It is often difficult to fit a long class into a daily practice which is why I like to focus on short routines.

What is the difference between chi gong and Qigong? ›

Pronounced “chi gong,” qi gong is an internal process that has external movements. Qi means “life force,” the energy that powers our body and spirit. Gong is the term meaning work or gather. Qi Gong together means a form of movement and mind using intention and mindfulness to guide qi to make qi work.

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