Qigong Teacher Training & Certification

We have a series of 4 levels of Online Qigong Teacher Trainings.

They do not need to be taken in sequential order.

  1. 5 Element Qigong
  2. 8 Trigram Organ Qigong
  3. 5 Animal Qigong Summer Forms
  4. 5 Animal Qigong Winter Forms

Passing one of these would qualify you as a White Tiger Qigong Instructor with all the benefits.

Once you pass all 4 trainings you can achieve Graduate Instructor.

Each Online Teacher Training is broken down into 5 Levels. To complete all 5 levels for one Teacher Training is approximately 15 weeks:

  • Level 1 - Body: Discover the body mechanics and alignment of each Qigong exercise, plus the essential theory behind each movement. We do a deep dive into Qigong theory and even the controversial and long history behind Qigong.
  • Level 2 - Breath: Discover how to combine your breath and movements together to achieve a true mind-body connection, through a fusion of Taoist traditional knowledge and sports science. This is also the “Qi” level in the Teacher Training course. On this level you will understand how Qi works and how to direct it through the body to where you want it to go. We break this down into a tangible practice using a sports science framework. I have seen Qigong practitioners’ learning curve reduced by years just from this level.
  • Level 3 - Spirit: In the spirit, we discover the synchronization of body, breath, and spirit. Where we flow states, through a fusion of neuroscientifically proven techniques and ancient Taoist ways. This is where your practice can reach a profound level. Graduating this level is crucial in your journey to mastering Qigong.
  • Level 4 - Prescription Qigong (Medical Qigong) -  how to create your very own prescriptions for various ailments-body pain, emotional balance, fascia prescriptions, Chinese Medicine prescription Qigong, Qigong for chronic illness and more!
  • Level 5 - Teacher Training: this last module is for those who want to teach Qigong. We have the most in-depth course on how to teach Qigong anywhere. Designed by educational experts in how to teach! At the end of this, there is a video test and theoretical test. If you pass it, you can become an official Qigong Instructor.

Medical Qigong Teacher Training & Certification

Do you wish to deepen your practice through an intensive training course? Or do you want to become a certified Medical Qigong teacher? As a certified teacher, you can help others who are seeking alternative forms of healthcare feel empowered, heal, and find their inner potential.

In-Person Qigong Teacher Training Courses Explained

In our Medical Qigong Teacher Trainings, we offer 3 different teacher training courses, each lasting between one and three weeks depending on your objective, time, and commitment to studying. One teacher training consists of three weeks plus the at-home study course is equivalent to 200hrs of practicing and studying. The teacher training courses are not in sequential order. This means all 3 can be taken in any order throughout the year or you can just take one to become a teacher in that form. E.g. you can start with one in one year, and then take second or third.  You can choose to become a teacher in one, two or all three, the choice is yours. You will learn different Qigong forms in each teacher training. The weekly schedule and overall design are similar in all three teacher training courses, following the Body-Breath-Spirit principle. This means you will learn the sequence of the forms in week 1, adding Qi and the breath in week 2, and gain proficiency as well as study the theory and practice needed for your teacher certification in week 3.

Qigong Certification For In-Person Trainings

You will receive a Certificate of Participation for each week attended. If you want to become a Certified White Tiger Instructor, you will need to complete all three weeks of one Module (200hrs) and take a written test as well as submit your forms for a video analysis after completing the Module.

If you wish to continue this journey and add the other Modules, you can achieve the White Tiger Graduate Instructor by completing all three Modules or nine weeks of training (600hrs).

See the pathway to Certification below.

The 3 Qigong Teacher Trainings explained

Medical Qigong Teacher Training: 5 Animal Qigong Summer Forms

There are four forms for each of the 5 Animals. In this QTT, you will be studying the first two forms (Forms 1+2).

Medical Qigong Teacher Training: 5 Animal Qigong Winter Forms

There are four forms for each of the 5 Animals. In QTT, you will be studying the two other forms (3 + 4). You don’t need to do the Modules in sequential order.

Medical Qigong Teacher Training: 5 Element Qigong & 8 Trigram Organ Qigong 

In this QTT, you will be studying 13 ancient forms of 5 Element Qigong and 8 Trigram Organ Qigong forms. This smooth and flowing style focuses on gently massaging the organs through rhythmically moving the spine in every direction.

There are no pre-requisites for taking any of these courses.

Qigong Teacher Certification Course Format For In-Person Trainings

Week 1 – Body:  In week 1, you will focus on learning the sequence of the 10 forms in total. You’ll learn about the history, theory, and styles of Qigong and Taoist philosophy and receive an introduction to different breathing or inner alchemy techniques.

Week 2 – Breath: In week 2, you will focus on the Qi and add the breath to your movement. You will go deeper into the forms and refine your forms. You will learn how Qigong connects to modern sports science, how fascia is activated through dynamic movement, and why kinetic chains are relevant for improving your practice.

Week 3 – Spirit: In week 3, you will gain proficiency by adding the element of spirit to your practice, going deeper with breathing, meditation techniques, prescription Qigong and more.  This week includes the theory and practical elements required for your Teacher Certification.

Qualifications for Certification:

After successful completion of the 3 weeks training, you will be awarded assistant instructor certification. This allows you to teach and share the Qigong for free or donation. To qualify as an instructor and either open your own White Tiger Qigong school or teach and charge money for the classes you must:

  1. Submit a video test of the forms you learned and pass with at least an 80% proficiency rate.
  2. Pass a digitally submitted theoretical test with at least an 80% proficiency rate.
  3. Submit a one-page essay on how you will use the Qigong in your life and teaching.

Prerequisites: None

White Tiger Qigong Instructor Levels

Level 1 Qigong Instructor is someone who has become certified in one White Tiger Qigong teacher training.

Level 2 Qigong Instructor is someone who has become certified in two White Tiger Qigong teacher trainings.

Level 3 Qigong Instructor is someone who has become certified in three complete teacher trainings.

Level 4 Qigong Instructor is someone who has certified in the entire Trinity System of White Tiger Qigong.

Level 5 Senior Qigong Instructor is someone who has not only spent years training with White Tiger Qigong but also has become certified in the Trinity Qigong System of White Tiger Qigong and made a valuable contribution to curriculum development and the growth of White Tiger Qigong, has displayed core character traits that White Tiger values.

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