Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program
Qi Dragon Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program Description
Click to read about our most intensive Qigong training – 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 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 of our systematic Formal Study Program and offers some additional intensive practice weekends for each formal study weekend in Level 1 and 2. The program is designed for students who wish to develop stronger discipline of the practice, to gain a broader knowledge of Qigong, to receive optimal healing benefits and to have more guidance in an intimate group setting. This intensive Qigong training includes some formal study instructional courses, intensive group practice, home practice and study, Q&A, tests, group discussion and presentation as well as Medical Qigong healing sessions. Students may study this Qigong for personal health 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.
For students who are only interested in the instrucational study without the intensive practice weekends, you may consider our Qigong Formal Study Program.
Level 1 full-year Qigong Certificate Program provides a special intensive Qigong training of one weekend a month.
Level 1 Certificate Program includes Level 1 II, III and Qigong Fasting Formal Study Instructional weekends and 9 Intensive Practice Weekends. L.Ac.s (Licensed Acupuncturists) and RNs (Registered Nurses) will receive 66 CEUs for the year’s study at no additional fees. Several of the Qigong Intensive Weekend practice days will be open to formal study students and the Instructional Weekends overlap with the Formal Study Program.
Students that have previously completed the Formal Study Level 1 Part II, III and Qigong Fasting before joining the certificate program must retake those weekend courses with the group to meet the required hours. However, you will receive a $100 retake credit for Level 1 Part II, III and Fasting Formal Study Instructional Courses completed prior to this program (limited to 1 credit per each unique course).
There is limited space for this intensive study, all applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. Please send in your application form as soon as possible to reserve your spot and avoid the cancellation of the program.
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Course Contents and Dates
To achieve the best training results, Qi Dragon’s Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program training includes the formal study program’s instructional course weekends and the intensive practice weekends. Students are required to keep a home practice-log sheet and to do some home study assignments. Student presentation of reading materials and quarterly written tests of the three handouts are also part of the curriculum.
2013 Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program Information ( Sign up now to save your spot!!)
Prerequisite: Level 1 Part I Dynamic Qigong weekend
Note: There will be no Level 1 certificate program in 2014. Our next Level 1 group will start in 2015.
A certificate will be issued upon the completion of the required hours and the assigned projects. Planned absences must be submitted in advance in writing and receive the instructor’s approval. Students may make up for a maximum of 4 days (or 2 weekends ) by listening to the class audio recording and completing a Make-up Questionnaire Sheet before the next month’s workshop date (otherwise you are required to make up for the missed class by attending the next round of available corresponding workshop). It is your responsibility to make sure you obtain what you need for completing the make-up from the Program Facilitator. No Make-up is allowed once the next weekend workshop starts. Days missed beyond the 4 allowed days must be made up for by attending the next round of the corresponding workshop. Students may graduate and continue to the next level of study with incomplete hours but will need to complete all the hours and assigned projects before taking the Instructor Training Program and Medical Qigong Practitioner Program.
Study Contents: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Original Textbook (Total 22 practices) and supplementary study
Hours: Formal Study Program Instructional Courses 9am-4pm, Intensive Practice Weekends 9am-5pm (CEUs in Category I available upon approval)
Weekend Contents: (total 12 weekends, 186 training hours)
Weekend 1: Level 1 Part I Intensive Practice Weekend 1 * 8 CEUs for Sunday 9-5pm
Weekend 2: Level 1 Part I Intensive Practice Weekend 2 9-5pm
Weekend 3: Level 1 Part I Intensive Practice Weekend 3 9-5pm
Weekend 4: Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Instructional Course ** 15 CEUs
Weekend 5 Level 1 Part II Intensive Practice Weekend 1 * 8 CEUs for Sunday 9-5pm
Weekend 6 Level 1 Part II Intensive Practice Weekend 2 9-5pm
Weekend 7: Level 1 Part II Intensive Practice Weekend 3 9-5pm
Weekend 8: Bi Gu – Qigong Fasting Workshop **12 CEUs 9am-4pm
Weekend 9: Level 1 Part III Medical Qigong Instructional Course ** 15 CEUs 9-4pm
Weekend 10: Level 1 Part III Intensive Practice Weekend 1 * 8 CEUs for Sunday 9-5pm
Weekend 11: Level 1 Part III Intensive Practice Weekend 2 9-5pm
Weekend 12: Level 1 Part III Intensive Practice Weekend 3 9-5pm
*Sunday of this weekend is open to the Formal Study Program students as a Qigong Intensive Day
**This weekend is open to the Formal Study Program students
Supplementary Study Contents:
1. Yin Yang Theory
2. Jing, Qi and Shen Theory
3. Five Element Theory
4. Five reference points for measuring your progress
5. Anatomy of Breathing
6. Qigong Breathing Methods
7. Chakra System and Central Meridian Study
8. Qigong Fasting Theory and Articles
9. Midnight Noon Law
10.Te Yi (Special Medicine) Brief Introduction
11. Jing and Leakage
12. Master Zhang’s Q&A Book
Level 1 Certificate Program Tuition Fee1, 2, 3 : $2900 and
Application Processing Fee: $30, non-refundable (A late submission fee of $80 applies after the due date.)
1 Non-refundable deposit: $500 is required with your application
2A four-installment payment plan is available. A total processing fee of $100 applies and pre-authorization of credit card charge is required. Each installment will be charged automatically to student’s credit card on file.
3Students receive a $100 credit for this program’s Formal Study Instructional Weekend Courses completed prior to applying for the program. Limit 1 credit per each unique course. Credit cannot be used towards payment of the deposit.
REGISTRATION: Please submit the application form package along with the application fee ($30) as well as the non-refundable deposit ($500) by . A late submission fee of $80 applies after . Applicants will receive an interview before the final acceptance. A minimum of 10 students is required for this program and the group size will be limited to 25. Please send in your application form as soon as possible to reserve your spot and to avoid the cancellation of the program.
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CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: No refund for missed classes. Students may withdraw from the program provided that notice be made in writing and submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the start of each program’s quarter. Installment payments are non-refundable once paid. Refunds are given for upcoming quarters only. A processing fee of $150 applies if withdrawing from the program. The application fee $30 is not refundable for any reason. $500 deposit is non-refundable once you are accepted into the program but will be refunded in full if your application is not accepted or if the program is cancelled.
This program is subject to change without notice. Please note that there will be no Level 1 Certficate Program in 2014 offered.
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 H, 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 M, 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. I would strongly encourage to do it if it is something you are interested in.”
—Andy L, 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 B, 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 H, 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 H, 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 B, certified rolfer
“I am very proud to be in the first group of the certificate program in Heavenly Essence Qi Gong. I met Liping four years ago while studying at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the day that I met her, she put on a demonstration. Just watching the way she moved, I realized that this is a person I need to study with. I had a lot of martial arts experience in the past and I could just tell right away, feel right away that this person is somebody who has spent a lot of time and a lot of dedication, a lot of persistence to get where she is today. I was more than thrilled to find out about the certificate program. Healthwise, 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 started my Qigong training and acupuncture treatment with Liping Zhu four years ago. I jumped right into a twice weekly acupuncture treatment regiment with Liping and signed up for Level 1 Part 1 workshop right away. Liping pointed out that I was not breathing properly as well as pointed out the emotional connection of each organs. That was just so profound for me. Other acupuncturists had not pointed this out. After only two weeks, my chronic pain lessened greatly. I start to breathe into my abdomen. I notice and felt the Qi field around me. This is the real thing.
I continued attending Heavenly Essence Qigong workshops and repeated the workshops 3 times, 4 times. Why? 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. She is authentic. I am now enrolled in the Certificate program. 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, project manager
“Liping is an engaging teacher and an inspiring person. Studying with her in this first year certificate program has been a joy and a great privilege. My clients comment on the added qualities in the benefits of their treatments due to the work in Liping’s program. Personally and professional this program has far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend taking the opportunity to study with Liping; it is a transformative experience that should not be passed up.”
— Liane Y., Acupressure Practitioner, Licensed Aesthetician