Qi Dragon® Qigong Certificate Program


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Qi Dragon® Qigong Programs are different training programs for studying the life science through Qi Dragon’s different lineages but mainly through Grandmaster Zhang’s Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage.  Heavenly Essence Qigong (HEQ) is a comprehensive Qigong system that covers many different aspects of Qigong such as the mind training, body training, breath training, a full range of Te Yi Medical Qigong training and a unique Internal Alchemy or Nei Dan training that are distilled from the traditional Buddhist, Daoist, Martial, Medical Qigong schools.

Qi Dragon® Qigong Programs offers different types and levels of Qigong training that fit students’ different levels of commitment, interest, health needs and career development. For serious study of Qigong, you may choose any of the first two programs to start:

  • Qi Dragon Qigong Formal Study Program: This program entails the full formal instructional courses of Heavenly Essence Qigong system Level 1-4 and its advanced teachings beyong levels. It is the progressive and complete study of this particular system from its beginning level, intermediate levels to its advanced levels. Each course is the prerequisite for the following course.
  • Qi Dragon Qigong Certificate Program: This two-year program is the intensive version of the Level 1&2 Qigong Formal Study Program. It is the most comprehensive and in-depth Qigong training we offer and you may directly start with this program after one weekend prerequisite course from the Formal Study Program if you wish to have more training and group practice. This program alone does not certify a student to teach. The Certificate Program is the prerequisite training for Qi Dragon Certified Qigong Instructor Program and Certified Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner Program.  
  • Qi Dragon Certified Qigong Instructor Program: This program gives the specific training on how  to teach and certifies one to teach our Level 1 Part I, Part II and Part III Formal Study Program.
  • Qi Dragon Certified Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner Program: This program completes the advanced training of Te Yi Medical Qigong in the Heavenly Essence Qigong system.All our programs are subject to change without notice. Please follow our website for the most updated information.

 Qi Dragon® Qigong Certificate Program

Qi Dragon® Qigong Certificate Program is one of the few and most intensive Qigong training programs available that focus on deepening the study of Heavenly Essence Qigong system. Heavenly Essence Qigong is a unique and comprehensive Qigong system that has been practiced by more than 38 million people in China. It synthesizes the essence of Buddhist Qigong, Daoist Nei Dan Qigong, Medical Qigong, Confucian Qigong and Martial Qigong and makes the ancient life preservation healing art and esoteric Dao cultivation methods much simpler and easier to understand and integrate into modern daily life. This program is intended to support each student’s physical health and spiritual growth through an in-depth study as well as guided intensive practice of this specific Qigong lineage in an intimate group Qi field setting. This program alone does not certify a student to teach. A certificate of completion of this intentive training is issued at the completion of this program. You may take this training for self-healing and self-learning purposes or as a prerequisite training for professional development as a Qi Dragon™ Certified Qigong Instructor or Qi Dragon™ Certified Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner.

This program is perfect for you if you:

  • Need more motivation and discipline in your Qigong practice
  • Want to deepen your knowledge of Qigong
  • Enjoy more intensive practice with the amazing support of a Group Qi Field
  • Desire the guidance of an experienced and dedicated teacher
  • Aspire to become a Qi Dragon Certified Qigong Instructor or Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner

We are currently offering a Two-Year Qigong Certificate Program intensive training that corresponds to  Level 1 and 2 Qigong Formal Study Program. In comparison to the Level 1&2 Formal Study Program, the Qigong Certificate Program includes the same Formal Study Program Instructional Weekends with additional intensive practice weekends/days to cover more supplementary teachings related to Qigong, Qigong Q&A, Qigong Silent Day, Qigong Intensive Day, home study projects and presentations, Te Yi Medical Qigong project where students are required to practice healing on others. The Qigong Certificate Program for Level 1&2 each provides 192 hours of training with classes held one weekend per month (or three 6-day Intensive retreats). Upon approval, there are CEUs available to Licensed Acupuncturists and Registered Nurses at no additional fee. You may take this training for self-healing and self-learning purposes or for professional development towards becoming a Qi Dragon™ Certified Qigong Instructor or Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner. This Program is a prerequisite training before you can take the Qi Dragon Certified Qigong Instructor and Certified Te Yi Medical Qigong Practitioner Programs.

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 or Level 1 Certificate Program Immersion Retreat

Training format:

Total 12 weekends (or two 9-day immersion retreats) CEUs available upon approval

 Formal Study Program Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong aka Nine Marvelous Qigong Methods for Health weekend workshop

Details on Qi Dragon Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program or Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program Immersion Retreat

We are now set for 2018 Level 1 Certificate Program in an immersion retreat setting! Please write to office@qidragon.com that you are interested. If you intend to participate in the 2018 Qigong Certificate Program Immersion Retreat, please make sure you sign up for the prerequisite course Formal Study Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong aka Nine Marvelous Qigong Methods for Health

This program fills up quickly. Please send in your application with deposit as soon as you can to reserve your spot.

 Qi Dragon® Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program or Level 2 Certificate Program Immersion Retreat

Training format: Total 12 weekends (or two 9-day immersion retreats) CEUs available upon approval

Prerequisite: Qi Dragon™ Level 1 Certificate Program graduate

Details on  Qi Dragon Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program or Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program Immersion Retreat 

Please note: All our program details are subject to change without notice. 


Bio of 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 Gong Sect.  Mrs. Zhu has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Taichi and Qigong. She is the Qigong Professor 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.

Bio of Facilitator:

Philip Brown, Rolfer, a graduate of Qi Dragon Level 1, 2, 3 Certificate Program & Certified Level 1 Part I instructor

 “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….”         —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 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 L, 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 M, 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 N, office manager

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