• May 1–8, 2020
  • Friday-Friday: 7 nights

Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Training, Level 1 Community Practice Leader

For everyone.

Become an Integral Qigong Teacher (IQT) certified by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), internationally recognized among the most respected training and research institutes outside of China. This intensive training comprehensively covers the qi cultivation arts in thorough alignment with holistic principles, classic yoga and Ayurvedic principles, breakthrough contemporary science, accessible mind-body practices, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, traditional Chinese medical theory, and includes the physiology of qigong and a survey of 21st century business-building skills.

Roger Jahnke, a doctor of Chinese medicine, reminds us that yogis in China are practicing qigong—Chinese yoga, the cultivation of qi or life-force energy—just as qigong practitioners in India are practicing Indian qigong, based on the cultivation of prana. Both systems are founded upon “The Three Treasures:” mindfulness of the Body-Breath-Mind.

With the comprehensive foundation of this Level 1 Integral Qigong Practice Leader Training, you can start teaching these accessible, evidence-based qigong methods, in your home community that people can use to maximize or recover their health in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools and universities, yoga centers, social service agencies, faith institutions, jails and prisons, spas and even military bases. Yoga teachers who weave qigong into their classes report that their students love the ease and flow, plus the feeling of the qi sensation.

Based in information rich curriculum and confidence-building teaching practicum (in small groups), this professional training supports you in sharing nine accessible qigong methods:

  • Vitality Enhancement Medical Qigong Practice — Healer Within Qigong
  • Nine Phases of Integral Qigong
  • Connective Tissue Transformation Qigong
  • Bone Marrow Bathing Qigong
  • Seven Precious Gestures Qigong
  • Cancer Recovery Walking Qigong
  • Spontaneous Qigong
  • A Wide Array of Qigong Breath Practices
  • Qi Transmission Healing

Leave fully prepared and empowered to teach qigong in your community, based on profound yet simple principles of cultivation and the renowned IIQTC Teaching Method. Whether you enroll as a personal retreat or as the next step in your career, this deeply inspiring training can benefit the health of your body, mind, and spirit.

IIQTC certification connects you to a professional community of nearly 2000 IIQTC practice leaders, teachers, and trainers, from every professional background and gives you access to an exclusive web-based Teacher Resources Center.

■ This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program. The hours are eligible to be presented to the National Qigong Association (NQA) for professional membership.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Roger Jahnke, OMD, is a doctor of Chinese medicine with 30 years of clinical practice and 45 years as a teacher of qigong and tai chi as well as a trainer of qigong and tai chi teachers and practice leaders.

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Cynthia Maltenfort is a certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi teacher and an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ senior trainer who has been teaching yoga since 2002, and tai chi and qigong since 2015.

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Kevin P. Merrigan is a wellness coach, certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi teacher, an IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ senior trainer, and holds a black belt in Chinese Kenpo.

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