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Certification Requirements

Dear Students,

I am happy to offer certification for Qigong Therapists and Qigong 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.

When choosing a school to become certified with, you should consider what the certification means for you and the quality of the information you will receive~

Why become certified?

With certification here at the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester you are creating a bond between you and the school. This bond links you to a continuity of knowledge that was passed down to me from my teachers. It is a reciprocal bond that connects you to the school and the school to you for mutual cultivation. This certification is not just a piece of paper. With your certification you will have a personal connection with me as the head of the school and have my support in passing on this knowledge to whomever you choose.

What is the quality of the knowledge?

Because I am a certified Qigong Master through my teacher, Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang, you know that the knowledge you will receive is of the highest quality. I have a strong bond with Dr. Yang and continue my studies with him year after year.

Certification Requirements for Qigong Therapy (for those taking weekly classes in Rochester or online)

  1. Qigong and Chinese Medicine 8 week class
  2. Qigong for Wellness and Pain Relief 8 week class
  3. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Nutrition 8 week class
  4. Eating for Healing 8 week class
  5. Beginning Qigong Healers 7 week Class
  6. Intermediate Qigong Healers 8 week Class
  7. Advanced Qigong Healers 7 week Class
  8. Tai Chi (24 form)/ Qigong for Health and Balance (Tai Chi teachers are exempt from this course requirement) 12 week class
  9. Provide 100 sessions (approximately 1 hour/each) of private Qigong Therapy on any number of individuals (signatures required) after beginning Intermediate Qigong Healers Class. (You may charge a fee for these session, they don't have to be free)
  10. Written exam ($100)
  11. Oral exam ($100)
  12. Practical exam ($100)
  13. Note: any combination of live, online, and live seminar programs that cover these programs are accepted for Qigong Therapy Certification

Click for certification courses in Rochester or Online Certification

 

For Qigong Therapy for those taking the Seminar Programs:

  1. Beginning Qigong Healers Seminar (equivalent to taking both Qigong and Chinese Medicine and Beginning Qigong Healers classes)
  2. Intermediate Qigong Healers Seminar (equivalent to taking both Qigong for Wellness and Pain Relief and Intermediate Qigong Healers classes)
  3. Advanced Healers Seminar
  4. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Nutritional Healing Seminar (equivalent to taking both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Nutrition and Eating for Healing classes)
  5. Tai Chi Short Form Seminar (equivalent to Tai Chi(24 Form)/Qigong for Health and Balance class). Tai Chi teachers are exempt from this course requirement.
  6. Provide 100 sessions (approximately 1 hour/each) of private Qigong Therapy on any number of individuals (signatures required) after beginning Intermediate Qigong Healers Class. (You may charge a fee for these session, they don't have to be free)
  7. Written exam ($100)
  8. Oral exam ($100)
  9. Practical exam ($100)
  10. Note: any combination of live, online, and live seminar programs that cover these programs are accepted for Qigong Therapy Certification

 

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. OShea at this time.

Exams

  1. Practical Exam ($100): Demonstrate the form to the satisfaction of Lisa B. O’Shea. Internal aspects of the forms (see below) must be understood by the student. You may test for multiple Qigong/Tai Chi forms during one exam period as long as the exam duration is no more than 90 minutes at no additional charge ($100/exam period).
  2. Teaching Exam (no charge): Demonstrate teaching a portion of the form to a group of students (live/recorded/or by Skype).
  3. After passing the exam for each individual form you will receive a certificate listing you as certified to teach that particular form. After receiving certification in five different forms of Qigong exercise you will also receive a certificate listing you as "Certified Qigong Instructor" without the designation of the certification being for a particular single form.
  4. Instructors may become certified to teach the following forms: Rising Lotus Medical Qigong, Beginners Fragrance Qigong, Intermediate Fragrance Qigong, Six Healing Sounds Qigong, Four Seasons Qigong, Healthy Balance Qigong, Crane Flying Qigong, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong, Five Animals Qigong, Tai Chi Short Form (24 Form), and Yang Style Tai Chi Long Form.

Note: The internal aspects (for both Tai Chi and Qigong) 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 student will be required to take and pass the practical exam, once each year, to maintain provisional certification. After the third practical exam, the certification will be permanent. Only the practical exam needs to be repeated, the written and oral exams are only taken once.

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. OShea 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 Qigong Therapist through the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester

Anne Socha, Albuquerque, NM - Permanent Certification, June 14, 2002

Judith S. Warner, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification Sept. 16, 2002

Patricia Ann Cook, Webster, NY (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.mynewearthjourney.com - Permanent Certification Aug. 3, 2009

Jian-Yang Rong, Hartsdale, NY (Phone: 914-297-8389, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.qigongwestchester.com - Permanent Certification Sept. 1, 2009

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Permanent Certification,
July 11, 2013

Chriss Cowan, Frisco, CO (Phone: 585-281-2002, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.qigongfrisco.com - Permanent Certification, October 1, 2013

Terry Centrone, Savona, NY (Phone:607-583-7387, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Permanent Certification, July 14, 2015

Howard Carter, Chapel Hill, NC, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Permanent Certification, June 23, 2016


Certified Instructors through the Qi Gong Institute of Rochester

Gregory J. Michels, Rochester, NY - Permanent Certification Tai Chi Short (24) Form September 1, 2008
 
Melinda Lowrey, Desert Hot Springs, CA (Phone: 707-337-1392, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Provisional Certification Level 1 for Rising Lotus Qigong, Fragrance Qigong, and Six healing Sounds Qigong June 5, 2017



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