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Certification RequirementsDear Students,
I am happy to offer certification for Qi Gong Therapists and Qi Gong and Tai Chi Instructors through the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester. The requirements for certification are listed below. I am offering this as an option to those who are interested although any person may take classes at the Institute without committing to the whole program.
Certification Requirements for Qi Gong Therapy (for those taking weekly classes)
For those taking the Seminar Programs:
Certification Requirements for Instructors
To become a certified instructor, you must take instruction from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester for the material you wish to become certified to teach whether as a course or seminar or through private instruction. Teaching of Qi Healing is not allowed by any other instructors other than Lisa B. O’Shea at this time.
Note: The internal aspects (for both Tai Chi and Qi Gong) of the forms as mentioned above include breathing patterns and associated health benefits. Specifically for Tai Chi, you must demonstrate an understanding of coiling while playing through the forms.
Provisional and Permanent Certification:
Further classes may be added to the program as the Institute grows and expands. There is no time limit imposed on the certification process. The exams should be taken only when the student feels most ready. To receive certification, each student must successfully meet all the requirements at that time and pass the exams. Repeating a class or an exam may be necessary in some cases at my discretion. After passing the exams, the student will be provisionally certified for one year. For the next two years after receiving certification, each certified stud will be required to take and pass the practical exam, once each year, to maintain provisional certification. The first practical exam must be taken at the Qi Gong Institute, for the remaining two, other arrangements can be made for those students living too far away from the Institute. After the third practical exam, the certification will be permanent.
Note on Certified students’ responsibilities: All information, except the Qi Healers techniques, may be taught and Healing sessions may be provided by any student to others outside the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester without obligation as long as the origin of the material is clearly stated as coming from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester and Lisa B. O'Shea. That policy changes once a student has committed to becoming Certified. Provisionally and permanently certified students must agree to pay 5% “royalties” from whatever they earn from teaching, performing healing sessions, publications, popularization and/or promotion of any content, that they are certified for, learned from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester and its teachers. If the Certified student combines other material into the material learned from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester, then the percentage of that combined material that is content from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester is the only part that should be considered in calculated the 5% “royalties.” (Ex. If 50% of a healing session or class that you teach utilizes material from the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester, then you would be required to pay 5% of that 50%). Lisa B. O’Shea commits to supporting the growth of her certified instructors' and therapists' business and practice through mentoring, referrals of clients or students when possible, and continued instruction. This policy formalizes the interdependent relationship between a Certified student and the school to which they have committed themselves, creating a strong bond of mutual support.
Certified Qi Gong Therapist through the Qi Gong Institute of RochesterAnne Socha, Albuquerque, NM - Permanent Certification, June 14, 2002
Judith S. Warner, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification Sept. 16, 2002
Parize Michaud, East Amherst, NY - Permanent Certification Sept. 25, 2009
Marylin Aldrich, Honeoye Falls, NY - Permanent Certification Feb. 19, 2010
Karen D. Kohl, Rush, NY (Phone: 585-355-9602, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - Permanent Certification May 19, 2010
Paul Caccamise, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification May 28, 2010
Christina R. Burleigh, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification May 9, 2011
Rich Linder, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification September 20, 2012
Lori Scime, Rochester, NY (Phone:585-260-1686, Email: LSqigong@aol.com) - Provisional Certification,
Certified Instructors through the Qi Gong Institute of RochesterGregory J. Michels, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification Tai Chi Short (24) Form September 1, 2008