Qigong Self-Care: Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi-Energy Activation (QIGONG-12YIRE09)

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September 22nd, 2012 9:00 AM   through   December 9th, 2012 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
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Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 9/12 $ 1,345.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni after 9/12 $ 1,215.00
General public after 9/12 $ 1,345.00
BU staff after 9/12 $ 1,075.00
Full time student $ 825.00
Retake $ 395.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, full time students, counselors, mental health therapists, social workers, acupuncturists, massagae therapists, physical & occupational therapists
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Medical Qigong functions to activate, cultivate, balance, harmonize, transform and manage the qi-energy for self-healing, self-care and for healing others. Anyone can learn it, no matter what age, or way of life. Sept. 22-23; Oct. 14; Nov. 10-11; Dec. 9 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Guan-Gheng Sun 42 CEU/PDAs


The class is ideal for anyone who is seeking to achieve a healthier balance in mind, body and spirit – whether seeking to maintain wellness in their life or struggling with chronic health issues. Additionally, health care practitioners will benefit by developing a strong energetic transforming body to avoid physical fatigue, energy depletion, and mental and emotional burn-out in their practice.

Keeping one’s personal energy strong and flowing is essential for one’s mental, emotional and physical health. The focus of this class is Yi Ren Medical Qigong philosophy and the natural steps of internal Qi-energy activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation, as well as how they relate to basic Qigong theory and principles. In addition, you will explore methods and techniques for direct, experiential understanding of the functions of Du-Ren energy pathways in managing the activities of the autonomic nervous system.

This is the first class of the new non-credit Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program open to the general public and health care community who are intending to complete the certificate program, or anyone who is interested in learning qigong for their personal health can just take this class independently. Licensed health care practitioners who complete the three-course Self-Care program may continue on to the Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program.

This class will explore how qi-energy can be manipulated for facilitating the internal and external communications at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of internal Qi activation
  • Demonstrate the Yi Ren Medical Qigong internal Qi activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation exercises
  • Explain the Qigong theoretical basis of each exercise
  • Demonstrate the practices of relaxation of the mind and body, and explain how to maintain an appropriate state of mind for Qigong practice
  • Practice Yi Ren Medical Qigong self-care and self-healing exercises at home while following the provided DVD and manual

This is the first of three courses in the new Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program (complete program description included in the program flier PDF). Completion of the Self-Care Certificate is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Medical Qigong Therapist Certificate Program. Additionally, for further reading about medical qigong, read the article written by Jill Gonet and Guan-Cheng Sun entitled Qi-Cultivation and Dao – Integrating Theory with Experience: Medical Qigong for Healing and Health Care.

Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD

Dr. Sun is the core instructor of the program. He is the developer of Yi Ren Medical Qigong and founder of the Institute of Qigong & Integrative Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Sun earned his PhD in molecular genetics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan in 1993.

Dr. Sun is also a Qigong teacher with over 35 years of practice in a program which he began learning at the age of nine from his grand-uncle in China.  Dr. Sun's Yi Ren system of medical Qigong allows a person to develop internal energy right away, so that one’s own internal energy system activation and cultivation promotes the prevention and healing of chronic illnesses. Dr. Sun’s understanding of modern molecular genetics and scientific principles, as well as his experience with internal energy cultivation, allows him to create a unique bridge between cultures. 

One of Dr. Sun’s contributions as a Qigong therapist and instructor is his ability to communicate with individuals at the subtle energy level and to transmit healing energy to others. He has developed specific Qigong healing methods for type 2 diabetes, chronic lower back pain, arthritis, and other common health concerns. 

Dr. Sun is currently engaged in mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, as well as teaching Qigong academic classes at the university. He is also the author of Yi Ren Medical Qigong - A Guide to a Better-Functioning Body and a Peaceful Mind, and Yi Ren Medical Qigong Manuals I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

Cost Note:
Those who have taken 300 hours or more of qigong practice at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine or at Bastyr University can register at the “retake” rate of $395 for each of Qigong I, II and III.

NCCAOM PDAs approved for LAc's licensed in WA
CEUs approved for LAc's licensed in CA
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health cunselors, and social workers licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for massage therapists
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA

Course Note:
Wear comfortable clothing for qigong practice.

There are three required texts/materials.  Two are available in the Bastyr Bookstore:  Ling Shu - The Spiritual Pivot, by Jing-Nuan Wu (approx.$28); and The Medical I Ching: Oracle of the Healer Within, by Miki Shima (approx.$30) (call ahead to insure books are available 425-602-3026.).
The required Manual and DVD set: Yi Ren Medical Qigong, by Guan-Cheng Sun & Jill Gonet ($25 payable in check or exact cash to instructor on first day of class).

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus.  Sept. 22-23 will be in  room 184; Oct. 14 will be in room 146; Nov. 10-11 will be in room 286; Dec. 9 will be in room 286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.