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QIGONG TEACHER TRAINING:
Where and How
To allow optimal progress toward certification, we recommend that
certification students take
- a course of three
or four days of private sessions (1-2 hours per day) once every
three or four months. These sessions are offered in a tranquil
mountain setting, 1.5 hrs. from Denver International Airport or,
in the winter, forty minutes from San Diego, California.
- at least two intensive
workshops per year (These are offered in Colorado and throughout
- Weekly classes are
sometimes offered near Professor Cohens residence. Visiting
certification students are welcome to join them on a drop-in basis.
Students may stay in the training
for as long or short a period as they wish and quit at any time
without penalty. It generally takes at least three to four years
to earn the Qigong Certificate, though this can vary according to
previous background, rate of learning, and frequency of practice.
During their last year of training, students are invited to be guest
co-teachers at classes or workshops, to assess their ability to
teach and communicate their art.
Level 1. Healing Qigong.
Satisfactory completion of classic qigong systems.
Level 2. Sports Qigong. Understand the form and applications
of at least one qigong-based martial art (Taiji, Bagua, or Xing
Yi) as a way of improving performance in any sport. It is usually
most convenient for students to find a local instructor approved
for the program.
Level 3. Spiritual Qigong. Complete the advanced qigong
QIGONG TEACHER CERTIFICATE
The Qigong Teacher Certificate documents your high level of training
and cultivation, your commitment to personal growth and a healing
lifestyle, and demonstration of qigong virtue (Yi De, Wu De), including
such traits as integrity, honesty, humility, patience, caring, and
compassion. A student who has achieved the Qigong Certificate has
mastered the form, function, and spirit of Qigong. It is offered
at the discretion of master instructor Kenneth Cohen and generally
takes three to four years.
1. Complete and demonstrate competence in the Qigong Curriculum.
2. Log a minimum of 250 hours of practice per year over a minimum
of three years (750 hours total minimum).
3. Read approximately approximately 45 required books from the Reading
List (available on request) and write
either short book summaries or suggested research papers.
4. Provide a critical 10-20 page review of three qigong books not
on the Reading List.
5. Document that you have attended at least one semester of college-level
instruction in anatomy and physiology (continuing or alternative
education classes are generally acceptable).
6. Write one 25-75 page Qigong Thesis with a passing grade. Subject
must be ap-proved by instructor. Thesis guidelines will be provided.
To maintain their certified status students agree, on their honor,
to abide by the Qigong Practitioners Code of Ethics and to
continue refining their knowledge and practice by attending yearly
classes, workshops, or conferences in Qigong and/or Complementary
& Alternative Medicine.
Who may enroll?
We welcome students of all ages, ability or disability levels, ethnic,
national, and religious backgrounds. Students who behave unethically
or disruptively or who are suspected to have an ongoing problem
with alcoholism or substance abuse or for whom qigong practice would
be harmful will be refused instruction.
We do not have a residential facility; students are responsible
for their own lodging. A list of local accommodations is available
Application & Tuition
Applicants fill out general forms about their health, background,
and interests, and may begin training at any time. Please write
or call for current fees, schedules, and information.
Teacher Training Specifics
| Practitioners Code of Ethics