Dear students: Please make sure you plan ahead and complete the required Formal Study Level 1 Part I, II, III courses before the Level 1 Certificate Retreat.

 Level 1 Formal Study Program is the prerequisite for taking the Level 1 Certificate of Completion Program 9-day Retreat and can be taken either through retreat format or weekend format. In 2020, Level 1 Qigong Formal Study Program is only offered as weekend training format. Level 1 Part I & II can be taken online or in person as a 2-day weekend training each, Part III can only be taken in person as a 4-day long weekend training.   Please make sure you complete Level 1 Formal Study Program Part I, II, III training prior to the Level 1 Certificate of Completion Program retreat.

Join us for a rare and life-changing Qigong program!

Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program is a comprehensive Qigong training program to deepen the Qigong Formal Study Program. Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program & Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program are the prerequisites for the Heavenly Essence Qigong  Instructor Certification Program.  Students will receive Level 1 Te Yi Medical Qigong Certificate upon the completion of Level 1 Certificate Program.

Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program
(This event is now tranfered to be organized by Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute and taught by Dr. Liping Zhu. Please check when updates are available for this event)

Dates in 2020: November 7-15, 2020
(Total 62 CEUs for L.Ac. upon approval without extra CEU fees)

Prerequisite: completion of the Qigong Formal Study Program Level 1 Part I, Level 1 Part II and Level 1 Part III before the Certificate retreat. You may sign up for both the formal study and certificate retreat at one time.

Check out the current scheduled Level 1 Formal Study Program courses:

Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong (2-day weekend):   February 8-9, 2020 Live Course in Eureka
You can also take this course via Online Distant Level 1 Part I Course

Level 1 Part II: Accelerated Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Method (2-day weekend) April 4-5, 2020 Live Course in Eureka
You can also take this course via Online Distant Level 1 Part II Course

Level 1 Part III: Te Yi Medical Qigong Level 1 (4-day training) July 16-19, 2020 in Eureka Live Course training only

Level 1 Certificate Program Retreat Contents:
Main practice of HEQ Level 1 & Supplementary Study of the following:

Retreat included Qigong Theories:

  1. Yin Yang Theory
  2. Five Element Theory
  3. Jing, Qi and Shen Theory
  4. Chakra System and Central Meridian
  5. Qigong Breathing Methods/ Anatomy of Breathing
  6. Jing & Sex and Preventing Leakage
  7. Grandmaster Zhang’s Q&A
  8. Midnight-Noon Law

Retreat included Qigong Practice Methods:

  1. New Study: Qigong Formal Study Instructional Course: Bi Gu Level 1 (Qigong Fasting)
  2. New Study: Swimming Dragon Walking Gong
  3. New Study: Abdominal Qi Healing Routine 1
  4. Daily practice of Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part I, II  Methods
  5. Te Yi Medical Qigong paired healing and case studies

This 9-day retreat is limited to 15 students. Program will be cancelled if there is less than 8 participants by the deadline. Please sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Please email us at if you have other questions.
Tentative Cost: (lodging varies depending on the venu of the retreat)
Application fee:
Retreat Tuition:
Lodging Fee: 
$720 per day (shared lodging in Yurt/Cabin with 3 vegetarian meals included)
or $1000  (in the brand new retreat hall with one or two roommates depending on the room size, 3 vegetarian meals included)
Lodging fee is due by August 1, 2020

All applications need to be submitted by July 1, 2020


Tuition Payment Option 1: Send in now 2020 Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program Application with $50 application fee plus $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. The remaining tuition $1300 is due by August 1, 2020.
Tuition Payment Option 2: Early Bird: $50 application plus $1600 tuition (receive $200 discount if tuition is paid in full with application by March 1, 2020)
Lodging Payment Option 1: $720 shared cabin/yurt/tenting, due by August 1, 2020
Lodging Payment Option 2: $1000  shared with one person, due by August 1, 2020

Our mailing address: 2831 E St, Eureka, CA95501
 You can sign up for this retreat if you have completed or have signed up for all the prerequisite courses that will be completed before the retreat starts.

Residential Retreat Daily Schedule
(Schedule is subject to minor changes)

5:30am                              Getting Up (Silent)
6:00am-6:50am       Meditation (Silent)
7:15am                              Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am       3 Dynamic Qigong
10am – 11:45am    Morning Qigong Study Session
12:00-1:00pm                   Lunch
1:00-2:00pm                     Sleeping Gong or Sitting Meditation
2:00-2:45pm           Abdominal Qi Healing Massage
3:00pm-3:45pm    Swimming Dragon Walking Gong
4:00pm – 5pm         Afternoon Qigong Study Session
6pm                                               Dinner
8:00-9:00pm                     Evening Meditation and Group Qi Healing
9:30pm                              Lights Out

Retreat Syllabus

Day 1:                   Arrival & Orientation & Study of Qi Dragon Abdominal Self Healing Routine#1
Day 2:                   Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part I – III & study topic Yin Yang Theory
Day 3:                   Practice & study topic Five Element Theory
Day 4:                   Practice & study topic Jing Qi Shen & Breathing
Day 5&6:  Formal Study Program – Bi Gu (Qigong Fasting) Level 1        (Instructional Course)
Qigong Silent Intensive Day for 1-day Bi Gu
Day 7:                   Practice & study topic Chakra System with test
Day 8:                   Qigong Intensive Day with test review
Day 9:                   Graduation & Departure

 Payment and Refund Policy :

  • Late Payment Policy: A late fee of $100 will be charged if payments are not received by the due date. A fee of $30 will be charged for any returned checks in addition to the $50 late fee. Any payment that is more than one month late will be charged an additional $50 for every additional 30 days. More than two delinquent payments will result in dismissal from the program. If you have made a special payment arrangement, the installment payment plan and the late payment policy applies if you are not keeping to your agreed payment schedule.
  • Refund Policy: By being accepted to this program, the student has committed to the full program. There is no refund or credit for missed classes or partial participation. The deposit fee is not refundable for any reason once you are accepted into the program but will be refunded in full if the program is cancelled or if your application is not accepted. If you need to withdraw from the Program for any reason 60 days prior to the retreat, your paid tuition amount minus the deposit is refundable as well as your lodging fee. If you withdraw from the program for any reason within 60 days but more than 45 days of the retreat, your deposit and your lodging fee are not refundable but the remaining paid tuition fee can be refunded. If withdrawal is made within 45 days of the retreat there will be no refund or credit for the lodging fee and deposit, but the remaining tuition fee can be used as a credit towards a future Qi Dragon facilitated event. In all cases, a written notice of withdrawal needs to be submitted and if, after withdrawing from the program, you wish to attend any future Certificate Programs, you will have to reapply and register for the entire program as a new applicant.
  • Credit Card Charges: Check or cash payment is preferred for your payment though credit card payment is an option. If you prefer to pay with your credit card, an additional 3% credit card fee applies.

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