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Evidence-Based Tai Chi and Qigong A Gentle Path to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Strength

For everyone.

Cultivate lasting tranquility, balance, happiness, and vitality through evidence-based qigong. These static and dynamic meditative exercises are appropriate for people of all ages, physical abilities, and skill levels. The nurturing, relaxing, and core-strengthening benefits of qigong hold up even under the realities and stresses of daily life.

Yang Yang is a traditionally trained grandmaster from China and a Western-trained researcher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. His workshops are fun, accessible, and specifically designed to give you the tools you need to heal yourself.

For those interested in teaching qigong, the weekend program provides 8.5 of the requisite 32 hours toward Level I instructor certification.

Note An instructional DVD, CD, and book (details below) are highly recommended for certification and may be purchased separately at the workshop, or directly from www.centerfortaiji.com. These are

  • Dr. Yang Yang’s Evidence-Based Taiji™ and Qigong Program (DVD): includes key “how to” points for both qigong and introductory taiji movement form; also useful for the performance examination.
  • Yang Yang, Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power: a big-picture overview explaining the “why” of various components of qigong practice; also useful for the written examination.
  • Yang Ying, Elixir: Music for Moving and Still Meditation (CD): useful for class instruction and personal practice.

Requirements for Level I Qigong Instructor Certification

32 contact hours (one 2-day and one 5-day module) with Yang Yang or a senior instructor from the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies™, plus 100 hours of home practice.

Passing a written (open book) and performance test (via Skype with Yang Yang). Applicants are eligible to take the test after completing 100 hours of home practice.

Level I qigong instructors will be required to sign a written agreement indicating that they will appropriately attribute the program to Yang Yang and the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies, and that they will not modify the program to create another program offered under a different name.

Level I qigong instructor certification is performance-based. Yang Yang’s and the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies’ standards are high and attendance does not guarantee certification.

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Yang Yang, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies and a researcher and tai chi/qigong clinician, formerly at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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