Teacher Certificate

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Heavenly Essence Qigong (HEQ) is a comprehensive Qigong system that covers many different aspects of Qigong such as the mind training, body training, breath training, a full range of Te Yi Medical Qigong training and a unique Internal Alchemy or Nei Dan training that are distilled from the traditional Buddhist, Daoist, Martial, Medical Qigong schools.

DISCLAIMER:Heavenly Essence Qigong is trademarked. Any using of our copyrighted Heavenly Essence Qigong teaching material or teaching our practices without being certified by Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute is strictly prohibited.

Certified Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part I Teacher Training

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 & 2 Certificate Program and Level 3 Formal Study Retreat

Course Instructor: Dr. Liping Zhu, DAOM, L.Ac.

This program will be offered by Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute in 2020.

Currently, our instructor program focuses on training Qigong teachers to teach our Qigong Formal Study Program Level 1 Part I, II & III. To verify and locate a certified Heavenly Essence Qigong teacher and what they are certified to teach, please visit our HEQ Teacher Referral Page.

 HEQ Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong Teacher Training Course

5-6 day Residential Retreat or Two Long Weekend Non-residential training (Training format is subject to change.) One weekend internship with Level 1 Part I workshop taught by Dr. Liping Zhu is recommended.

Prerequisite One: Completion of  Level 1 Qigong Certificate Program (9-day retreat) (Certificate of Completion must be received)
Prerequisite Two: Completion of Level 2 Qigong Certificate Program (9-day retreat) (Certificate of Completion must be received)
Prerequisite Three: minimum of Level 3 Formal Study 10-day Retreat

HEQ Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong Teacher Training Course will certify a student to teach Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong aka Nine Marvelous Qigong Methods for Health in a weekend Qigong workshop format or a 8-weekly 2 hour workshop format, or a 4-weekly 4 hour workshop format. It also certifies a student to lead Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part I and an on-going Level 1 Part I weekly practice class for students who have taken the Level 1 Part I formal study course. At the end of the instructor training a test as well as a teaching demo will be conducted and a passing grade for both is required. A weekend internship with Dr. Liping Zhu for Level 1 Part I is highly recommended.

Upon completion of the training requirement, you will be given a Teacher Certificate and listed as a Certified Teacher for HEQI Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong (Chuan Shi) on HEQI website HEQ Teacher Referral Page. Detailed guidelines for a certified teacher is in our Teacher’s Manual.

Certified Level 1 Part I Teacher Training Course Contents: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong (syllabus writing, sample teaching, test, demo). One time internship for Level 1 Part I weekend with Dr. Liping Zhu is highly recommended.

Scheduled Dates: September 3-7, 2020


A minimum of 8 students is required to avoid program cancellation.

Scheduled Dates: TBA
Location: TBA
Note: Our future programs are subject to change without notice.

Certified Level 1 Part II – Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Teacher Training

5-6 day Residential Retreat or Three Weekend Non-residential training (Training format is subject to change.) and one weekend internship with Level 1 Part II workshop taught by Dr. Liping Zhu is required.

Prerequisites:
Certified Teacher for Level 1 Part I Life Preservation Qigong

Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Teacher Training will certify you to teach the Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part II Accelerated Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Method in a weekend Qigong workshop format or a 8-weekly 2 hour workshop format or a 4-weekly 4 hour workshop. You will also be certified to conduct the Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong. At the end of the training a test as well as a teaching demo will be conducted and a minimum grade B is required.

Upon completion of the training requirement, you will be given a certification and listed as a certified Teacher for HEQ Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong on HEQI website.

Microcosmic Orbit Qigong Instructor Training Course Contents: Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part II Microcosmic Orbit Qigong (syllabus writing, sample teaching, demo and one time internship is required.)
Mandarin Basics

Scheduled Dates: TBA
Location: TBA

Certified Level 1 Part III – Te Yi Medical Qigong Teacher Training

5-6 day Residential Retreat or Three Weekend Non-residential training (Training format is subject to change.) and One weekend internship with Level 1 Part III workshop taught by Dr. Liping Zhu

Prerequisites: Level 1 Part II Certified Teacher

Scheduled Dates: TBA
Location: TBA

Certified Level 1 Part III Te Yi Medical Qigong Teacher Training will certify you to teach Heavenly Essence Qigong Level 1 Part III Te Yi Medical Qigong in a long weekend Qigong workshop format or a 8-weekly 2-hour workshop format as well as to conduct the Qigong Intensive Day for Level 1 Part III Te Yi Medical Qigong. At the end of the training a test as well as a teaching demo will be conducted and a minimum grade B is required.

Upon completion of the training requirement, you will be given a certification and listed as a certified  Level 1 Part III Medical Qigong Teacher.

Our higher level instructor training is for selected students only based on their teaching experience.

Testimonials from Past Graduates:

“My experience in the teacher’s program was enriching and empowering. Going through the 3 levels of the certificate program was very transformative and a deep and enriching experience.Now learning about how these precious teachings can get passed on to others takes the practice to the next level.I am the kind of person who never quite feels prepared for things, but I have to say here that with the 3 in depth years of study and the teacher’s training I feel both prepared and excited to bring Heavenly Essence out into the world.” —Sarah Head, L.Ac.

” In the past, I was not certain if the teaching field was the path for me. I had no doubt that Te Yi Medical Qigong was well suited for me from the very start of my Certificate Program training. However, after the completion of the teacher training course that originally I was only intending to take as a further study, I realized that it is an honor and privilege to be given an opportunity to hand down this precious knowledge to those who are searching and open to receiving great wisdom. I am now actually very excited to have this opprotunity to pass down the treasure I have valued so much. ” —Phyllis Whitney

“Benefit others Benefit the world. The instructor training program was and is a natural and logical next step in practice. No matter whether I think I understand or truly do….inevitably, the next class/level in Heavenly Essence Qigong pulls away layers of misunderstanding and reveals more simple truths that cut to the heart and ring true in your soul. Training to become an instructor is no different. it’s one thing to take a class, it’s a whole other thing to teach a class. In Medicine and many other trades there is a saying: “See one, Do one, Teach one.” That is to say, you don’t really know/do something unless you can teach it to another. I want to teach. I am honored to be a small part of what Heavenly Essencen Qigong is and will become. Benefit others, benefit the world!” —Graham Lankford M.S. L.Ac

“The teacher training gave me, once again, another level of appreciation for the both simple yet constantly expansive structure of HE growth. It is useful to recognize that a great way to learn something more thoroughly is to teach it. And a great way to grow in humility is to follow in the footsteps of our great realized teachers.” Doug Miller-Fleig, CMT

” I joined the Instructor Training to be again with my Qigong family and our incredible teacher. It was an amazing learning experience and lot of fun seeing my Qigong sisters and brothers presenting different methods. After four years of studying we are looking at the teachings from a different angle. Very interesting! I am excited to teach. ” —Marie Hirsch, Yoga Teacher

“After studying Heavenly Essence Qigong, I realize that this program offers a very powerful tool from ancient traditions that can tap into a person’s natural healing abilities and restore one’s vitality.I have personally found this form of exercise and wisdom teaching to be both deeply meditative and health promoting while connecting me to the natural world of the universe in a single breath. It is a great honor to be certified as a qigong teacher in the Heavenly Essence lineage. I am ever grateful to Master Liping Zhu for her instruction and her confidence in me to be one of her certified instructors.” —Dianna Mays