The Rising Lotus Qigong (TRLQ) certified instructors have been trained in qigong “exercises” and are qualified to teach in group or individual settings.

These individuals are of the highest quality and ethical standard in the qigong community. Each and every instructor certified by The Rising Lotus Qigong has exceeded the standards set in the category they are certified for. We highly recommend them for a safe and enjoyable experience of Qigong.


Level 3 Certification: Instructors at this level of certification lead safe group and private qigong classes, give seminars, and live the qigong principle of ‘harmony with nature’. They may also teach other branches of qigong healing as well as martial arts or other complementary modalities.These instructors show mastery in the experience of qigong at the highest level (neidan). The ability to seamlessly integrate mind, body, and spirit in the qigong class; leaves participants feeling centered, energized and ready to experience the world with a new awareness. Emphasis at this level is the experience of harmony, balance, and healing for the group or individual.

Christina J. Barea-Young, DP, MMQ – Atlanta, GA
Peyton Young, BP – Atlanta, GA

Level 2 Certification: Instructors at this level of certification lead safe group or private qigong classes and may teach seminars. These instructors go beyond the foundational principles and can guide participants through an experience of intermediate concepts in a qigong practice (neigong). These instructors have a commitment to the practice and development of qigong and have a strong personal practice as well as participate in complementary activities such as Taichi. Emphasis at this level is to lead classes by infusing them from their own experience for whole person healing.

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 Level 1 Certification: Instructors at this level of certification can lead a safe group qigong class. These instructors have the foundational principles needed to guide groups or individuals in experiencing the movement of qi following these three key concepts: Body, Breath, and Intention. They are able to modify exercises for specific populations and those with injuries or disabilities. Experts in communicating foundational skills, these persons are true leaders in the profession of qigong instruction.

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