One Year of Qi Gong, Breathwork, and Somatic Mindfulness 

Starting Feb. 3, 2020

What would one year of regular Qi Gong practice bring into your life?

This course is for those who want to learn the fundamentals of Qi Gong and are considering becoming Qi Gong instructors.

If you are not certain about becoming a teacher, you are invited to learn the essentials for your own practice.

Begin Your Training as a Qi Gong Teacher

If you love embodied Spiritual and Healing practices and would like to teach someday, this course is for you.

This year-long intensive covers the Fundamental Practices of Qi Gong

Learn to mobilize and open every joint in your body

Take a deep dive into the art and science of breathwork

Explore dynamic and functional flexibility

Settle into Lying Qi Gong for better sleep and longevity

Find solace in the stillness of standing, seated and walking meditation

 Dance in the ocean of connecting with nature and the seasons

Align your practice with ancient traditional forms

Why Become a Qi Gong teacher?

 Most of us are now living modern busy screen centered lives.

If you do not have a regular mindfulness, movement and fitness practice, your brain will literally shrink!

Society needs more Qi Gong teachers to help people heal and to have a regular embodied practice.

If you want to learn more about the full 500-hour 3 to 5-year program, your instructor, and other options, tap below.

500 Hour Program

Qi Gong

It is your birthright to feel fit, flexible, adaptable and playful!

The most enjoyable and potent way to celebrate and heal your body and mind is a daily practice.

20 minutes a day of Qi Gong, Embodied Awareness, Breathwork, and/or Meditation will change your life.

Qi Gong is an ancient form of exercise, healing, and prayer, developed by the Indigenous people of Asia.

Famous for its fluid dance-like gestures, Qi Gong focuses on deep relaxation, a balance of strength and flexibility, breathwork, somatic (embodied) awareness, and emotional intelligence.

All while deepening your relationship with your inner life and the natural world.

Breathwork

In our most instinctual moments, we sigh, scream, gasp, moan, inhale suddenly or yawn from fatigue.

Breathing is a metaphor for how we experience our lives, expansively or constrained.

Breathwork is an almost effortless way to reconnect with your instincts, balance your stress hormones, reduce inflammation and releive pain.

Breathwork is also a profound opportunity to develop a safe and tangible relationship with your health, your past experiences, your memories and the stories that can keep any of us paralyzed in our lives.

Somatic Mindfulness

Somatic Mindfulness is a form of Trauma Release Therapy and a form of daily personal practice. This healing process involves instinctual movement and awareness, transformational breathwork, guided meditation, bodywork, Qi Gong and Shamanic Journeying.

Somatic Mindfulness is also a form of therapeutic counseling, supporting people in the process of resolving trauma, addiction, chronic pain, and autoimmune disease. 

Traditional Qi Gong Training

Level One ~ Level Three

We will begin our training with a nine-month DEEP-DIVE into the first three levels of traditional Qi Gong principles and practices.

After learning this ancient and powerful ‘language’ of movement, breath and prolonged meditative stillness, we will weave the Somatic Mindfulness Process into our Qi Gong practice.

~ Level One ~

Fundamentals Of Movement And Breath

We will begin by improving your circulation and open every joint in your body!

As you become more flexible and fit, you will begin to explore the essentials of Breathwork. You will notice changes in your postural alignment and Energetic Awareness very quickly. It is always a good idea to try new things carefully, especially if you are new to exercise, have any chronic health concerns or have any previous injuries.

You will also be guided into meditative states and experiential opportunities to become more coherent and adaptable with your awareness. This shift into more conscious movement will improve your coordination and change how you embody distress, fatigue, and tension.

~ Level Two ~

Traditional Qi Gong Forms

In Level Two you will explore two traditional Qi Gong forms.

First, you will learn the famous Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin). This is one of the most sought after forms in the world!

Second, you will Learn the subtle Balancing Heaven and Earth (Tian Di He Yi Fa). This ancient practice is used to connect with nature and feel the ‘mood’ of the seasons. The Tian Di He Yi Fa was practiced by ancient indigenous healers on the Solstices and Equinoxes.

Your Breathwork practice will evolve with the Deep Healing Flow. This form of transformational breathwork can be practiced standing,seated, lying or with spontaneous movement to your favorite music.

Forms are repetitive and choreographed routines and are an essential aspect of Qi Gong practice. With the skills and experience you have from Level One, you can now begin a thorough exploration of your biomechanics, your breath and your connection with Nature.

~ Level Three~

Deep Stillness and Precise Coordination

Level Three will challenge and reawaken your dexterity and alignment!

We will begin with a Qi Gong Warm-Up for Martial Artists. Then you will be invuted to open the vast treasure chest of Standing Meditation. This is the most effective practice to bring anyone back into their body.

You will also be guided into the Essentials of Chan (Zen) Seated Meditation practice. An ancient doorway into patience, focus, and compassion.

Transformational and Shaolin Breathwork will empower you heal your body, release trauma, and reconnect with your intuition.

To challenge your coordination and patience you will also study the classic Chan Si Jin – Silk Reeling Exercises. This is one of the most unique and powerful aspects of Traditional Qi Gong and martial arts practice. It is also scientifically proven to improve your Neuroplasticity.

EVERY athlete and dancer would benefit from this level of coordination!

After 9 months of traditional Qi Gong training, you are invited to explore 

Somatic Mindfulness Qi Gong

This integration of ancient wisdom and modern science helps my students (and some day your students) feel grounded in their practice.

Most people who want to learn Qi Gong have a chronic illness. If you are going to teach someday, you will benefit from a clinical perspective on embodied tauma. Most people with chronic illness and addiction have experienced some trauma in their lives.

Somatic Mindfulness Qi Gong was designed for people with Autoimmune Disease, PTSD, and Addiction. 

Let’s look at how Qi Gong, Somatic Mindfulness, and Breathwork can help people regain their vitality and live a long happy life.

12 Weeks – Overview

~ Week One ~

Self Regulation and Embodied Distress

The gradual journey into presence begins with self-regulation.

Introduction

Opening Your Practice

Expanding and Settling Your Qi

Regulation Breathwork

Embodied Instinctual Distress

~ Week Two ~

Stillness and Active Relaxation

Explore the Opposite of the Fight or Flight Response

Opening Your Practice – Review

Deep Stretching Flow – one

Releasing Breathwork

Seated – Rocking and Releasing

~ Week Three~

Three Paths and Three Selves

Develop a Raodmap to Your Unique Inner Landscape

Restorative Breathwork

Opening Your Pelvis and Hips

Three Paths and Three Selves – Zheng Qi

Standing Meditation ~ Fundamentals

Seated Meditation – Receiving

~ Week Four ~

Being Mindful of Your Ego, Instincts, and Innate Minds

Explore Your Innate Minds and Meet Your Whole self 

Your Six Innate Minds

Breathwork Review

Visceral and Social Trauma Patterns

Seated Deep Healing Flow

~ Week Five~

Core Strength and Free Form Tai Chi

Bring Together Your Stillness, Strength and Intuition

Melting Body Qi Gong Review

State Shift Breathwork

Freeform Tai Chi

Core Strength Flow – one

Embodie Awareness Review

~ Week Six ~

Honoring Your Narrative

Mindfulness, Discernement and Compassion are States of Being.

State Shift Breathwork

Narrative and State

Standing Deep Healing flow

Seated – Honoring Narrative Practice

~ Week Seven ~

Your Microcosmic Orbit

Immerse Your Awareness in Adaptability and Truth

Qi Gong Review

Breathwork Review

The 4 Needs of Being

Innate Minds, Discerment, and Authenticity

Seated – Your Microcosmic Orbit

~ Week Eight ~

Dynamic Fexibility

Become Flexible in a Dynamic and Functional Way

Open Your Spine and Waist

Seated – Shaolin Breathwork

Deep Stretching Flow – two

Eight Peices of Brocade (The Ba Duan Jin) – one

~ Week Nine ~

Mapping, Releasing, and Restoring Your Jingshen

Use Your Somatic Qi Gong Skills to Heal from the Inside Out

Transformational Breathwork

Somatic Mindfulness and Breathwork Review

Microcosmic Orbit – two

Support Your Neurotransmitters and Stress Hormones

The Ba Duan Jin – two

~ Week Ten ~

Inner Alignment and The Ba Duan Jin

Become Centered in Your Inner Alignment and Intuition

Basic Postural Assessment

The Four Layers of Qi Gong Practice

Standing Meditation and Transformational Breathwork 

Ba Duan Jin – three

~ Week Eleven ~

Self Renewal and Reconnecting with Nature

Embrace Nature’s Wisdom of Connection and Collaboration

Balance Heaven and Earth Qi Gong

Self-Renewal and Cleansing Qi Gong

A Sunrise Qi Gong Ritual

Seated and Lying Trance Breathwork

~ Week Twelve ~

Building a Daily practice

Your Daily Practice Needs to be as Unique as You

A Practice for Calming

A Practice for Invigorating

A Practice for Healing

February 3, 2020

Mondays at 6:30 pm, PST

One Year of Qi Gong

$997.00 – for access to the weekly live online experience

Access to all video and audio content as it is published 

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Three Monthly Payments

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One Year of Qi Gong

$350.00 – 15th of each month for three months.

Access to all video and audio content as it is published 

Access to all content for two years

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Your Instructor

Michael Smith, Dr.TCM

Martial Arts and Qi Gong Expert

Michael began his training in Martial Arts and Qi Gong at 10 years of age, which was 40 years ago.

He has had the good fortune to learn from some of the highest level Masters in the Western world.

As a Martial Artist, he has taught civilians, Law Enforcement, Corrections Officers and members of the Military for over 25 years.

Doctor of Taditional Chinese Medicine 

Dr. Smith studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Daoist Oral Lineage as a part of his journey to becoming a Lay-Priest in the Huan Yuan tradition of Daoism.

Michael is a co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences (ACOS), the first five-year full-time school of Chinese medicine in Canada.

He is presently the Medical Director at Integrative Health Solutions and is a Clinic Supervisor for the Doctoral Candidates at ACOS.

Professor, Author, and Speaker

Dr. Smithis constantly learning, researching, writing about and teaching all things health, mindset, lifestyle, and Spirituality.

He has a Blog, a Podcast, a youtube channel and plans to publish at least one book a year for the next decade.

His first book, Returning to an Ancestral Diet, has helped MANY people recover their health.