Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program
Qi Dragon offers different levels of Qigong training programs that would fit different levels of commitment, interest and practice needs. Currently we have Qigong Introductory Program, Qigong Formal Study Program and Qigong Certificate Program. You may directly start with any of these programs. For our Qigong Certificate Program, we are currently offering Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program, Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program and Level 3 Qigong Certificate Program.
Heavenly Essence Qigong
Heavenly Essence Qigong integrates the essence of the Daoist Qigong, Medical Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, Martial Qigong and Confucian Qigong and is one of the most comprehensive Qigong systems available. It is well known for its powerful healing effects, comprehensive theories, easy-to-follow practices, deep insights and successful life science experiments both in healing and in spiritual cultivation. The system reveals some of the most advanced Qigong cultivation methods through its easy-to-understand modern language and techniques and makes the esoteric ancient traditions accessible to the general public. Through the progressive formal study of the system students will learn how to expel sick Qi, nourish good Qi, project External Qi (Wai Qi) with dynamic Qigong exercises and perform Qi healing on self and on others with the Te Yi (Special Medicine) healing methods. Students will also learn the Daoist alchemical practices of Microcosmic Orbit, Macrocosmic Orbit, Embryonic Breathing and Nei Dan (Internal Alchemy) practices with the complete study of the system.
Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program is an extension and expansion of our systematic Formal Study Program and offers more additional intensive practice weekends with the formal study weekends. This intensive training program is designed for students who wish to develop stronger discipline of the practice, to gain a broader knowledge of Qigong and to have more guidance in an intimate group setting. This program includes instructional Qigong courses, intensive group practice, home practice and study, Q&A, tests, group discussion and presentation as well as Medical Qigong healing sessions. Our Qigong Certificate Program also includes the study of basics in Western Science, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Martial Arts, Daoism and Buddhism to supplement the main study of Heavenly Essence Qigong System. Students may take our Qigong Certificate Program for personal healing and spiritual growth or for professional development. The Certificate Program is the prerequisite training for the Heavenly Essence Qigong Certified Instructor and Medical Qigong Practitioner programs.
Comparing to the Formal Study Program, the Certificate Program offers the same instructional courses but there are additional intensive practice weekends where many more teachings and intensive practices are included for deepening the initial instructions. We are currently offering Level 1-3 Certificate Programs that correspond to Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1-3 Formal Study Programs respectively. This training offers the same Heavenly Essence Formal Study Program’s instructional courses plus additional nine intensive practice weekends for Level 1 and Level 2 and three intensive practice long weekend retreats for Level 3 .
We require you take Heavenly Essence Qigong formal study program Level 1 Part I Dynamic Qigong to familialize yourself with the training style before you start this full year intensive training.
Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program does not certify a student to teach Heavenly Essence Qigong system until a student completes the Qi Dragon Certified Qigong Instructor Training Course.
Students who have previously completed the Heavenly Essence Formal Study Level 1 Part II, III and Qigong Fasting Weekends before joining the certificate program must retake those weekend courses with the group. However, you will receive a $100 retake credit for each of those courses completed piror to this program (limited to 1 credit per each unique course).
Please check the details for each level’s Certificate Program description and the deadline for submission of your application.
Qi Dragon Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program: (Total 12 weekends, 184 in-class Training hours)
Prerequisite: Level 1 Part I Dynamic Qigong weekend
Qi Dragon Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program: (Total 12 weekends, 184 in-class Training hours)
Prerequisite: Qi Dragon Level 1 Certificate Program
Qi Dragon Level 3 Qigong Certificate Program:(One 10-day retreat training, 3 quarterly 3-day retreat)
Prerequisite: Qi Dragon Level 2 Certificate Program and the Bai Shi ceremony.
This concludes Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program. To become certified Heavenly Essence Qigong instructor and Medical Qigong Practitioner, please refer to Pages for Certified Instructor Program and Certified Medical Qigong Program. For continued training after Level 3 Certificate Program, students proceed with the Formal Study Program Level 4 and the Advanced Study after Level 4.
Qi Dragon Qigong Formal Study Program: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 4
Prerequisite: Levels 1 – 3 Formal Study. No CEU credits.
Level 4 Formal Study is taught over a 10-day instructional retreat including Qigong Fasting for 3 or 5 days. If condition allows, this training might involve 3 or 5 day dark room training with the Qigong fasting. Level 4 focuses on Wisdom Developing and deeper healing.
There is no Certificate Program for Level 4. Certificate Program students continue their studies with the Formal Study Program
Qi Dragon Heavenly Essence Qigong Advanced Study after Level 4
For your reference: Click here to learn more about Heavenly Essence Qigong Advanced Study Contents.
Program details are subject to change without notice.
Bio of the Main Instructor:
Liping Zhu L.Ac., founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center and gold medalist in the 1996 International Martial Arts Tournament, received her Qigong master level training in China and is a certified instructor. She has received direct transmission and is a disciple of both the Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage and Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Sect. Mrs. Zhu has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Taichi and Qigong. She is the Qigong instructor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2010, she became a Shuso in the Soto Zen tradition after a 10-year residency at the San Francisco Zen Center. Mrs. Zhu is an acupuncturist licensed in California and nationally and currently practices acupuncture, herbal medicine and Qigong healing in San Francisco.
“This program has been excellent not only just for the practice but for having 20 people with whom I can actually work with. We are all focusing as much as we can on this practice, watching each other grow, and helping each other filling in the blank spots in our understanding… just having a community.” —Darren Hoffman, computer programmer
“ It is such a rare opportunity in life to come across a teacher like Liping. She is so inspiring and amazing in so many ways and really loves this practice. Liping keeps us all motivated. It is such a special opportunity to be able to study under someone like her. Heavenly Essence Qi Gong is a really amazing practice and I am so thankful that she has created the certificate program to allow all of us to deepen our study and heal friends, our family and ourselves. I am very grateful for this.” –-Maya Musick, 2nd year acupuncture student
“It has been a wonderful program for me and if you have a Qi Gong practice already and are interested to deepen it more, I would strongly encourage you to join this program. If you are novice to Qi Gong and are interested in it and are willing to make the kind commitment it requires, I think it is a great program. We have a wonderful wonderful teacher. I am extremely thankful and have a lot of gratitude for Liping for bringing this style here, for translating all the work that she has done with the students, and with all the materials she provides. It is a fantastic program. I can’t speak highly enough about it….” —Andy Liszt, licensed acupuncturist
“… as a cancer survivor in my late teens, followed by clinical depression in my 20s and 30s, I have always searched for some kind of practice that would make my life a little better. After I moved to the US and met Liping, I learned a great deal about myself and how I could grow spiritually. Thanks to the certificate program now I have tools that I can use to help others the same way they help me to recover. For that I am very grateful. Thank you Liping.” —Valerie Boquet, accounting professional
“Being in this program for me was like opening a different and exciting world and, so far, I can say that it brought me more discipline in my life and I was able to create an almost regular practice. It made me appreciate what a good teacher Liping is. So it is really great and I am thankful.” —Marie Hirch, Yoga teacher
“I really enjoy the continuity of having these workshops monthly and the way they are deepening the teachings, getting more a regular practice as well as going really more in depth. I appreciate the program and I think it is really really a valuable experience. I recommend it.” –Sarah Head, Licensed acupuncturist
“It has been very very helpful for me to establish a regular practice and also the amount of knowledge that I have gotten through this program has been tremendous. I can’t say enough good things about it. It has been very very beneficial to me and I hope this will carry on in my life.” —Philip Brown, certified rolfer
“…I was more than thrilled to find out about the certificate program. Health wise, I got a lot better, but more importantly; by just being able to deepen my practice I realized that this particular method of Qi Gong is completely comprehensive and extremely deep. If you are interested at all in that, I would strongly suggest that you try it.” —Graham Lankford, 3rd year acupuncture student
“…I have done Liping’s workshops before but, with a group effort and commitment, I feel we have all explored content that we are familiar with in great new ways.. I think it is the most regular my practice has ever been because of the group and the support of everybody, and I really encourage people who are interested to check it out.” —Doug Miller, a proud Dad and Zen practitioner
“..I come to the workshop to recuperate from stress and to soak in the good Qi. Plus, there’s always new information to be learned. More importantly, it’s because Liping is an amazing teacher and healer. Her teaching is authentic. Do I want to become a Qigong Instructor or a Medical Qigong Practitioner? Perhaps. But ultimately, I want to deepen my practice and improve my health.” —Chi Nguyen, office manager