Welcome to the Qigong Instructor Certification Course, Level 1 as offered by The Rising Lotus Qigong.

Our classes are designed for the general public with the purpose of empowering you with the foundations that lead to a strong practice in whichever specialty you choose. Take a look below for more information on our Certified Qigong Instructor courses.

There is only one Level 1 Certification Cohort in 2020

Class Dates Below

Qigong Instructors are in demand!!

Health studios, hospitals, wellness centers, yoga studios across the world are hiring qigong instructors!! With the field of qigong growing by leaps and bounds, you can’t miss this opportunity to catch the wave while it’s still building.

The Rising Lotus Qigong is dedicated to making you one of the best prepared qigong instructors in the country. We train new instructors from the “ground up”, providing you with detailed lessons on correct posture, great qigong form and everything you need to run a successful qigong practice. We are happy to pass on our years of experience in martial arts, Chinese Medicine and fitness to make YOU a qualified Qigong instructor.

This is a comprehensive 100 hour course that will prepare you for teaching qigong to groups and individuals. Certified Instructors through this program will be listed on our website and given referrals for classes.

The curriculum includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories, meridian theory, energetic anatomy, western anatomy and business essentials such as advertising, liability concerns and ethics.

Curriculum Highlights:

Definition and history of Qigong
Energetic Anatomy and Physiology
5 Element Theory
Meridian theory and location
Location of major acupuncture points
3 Components of Qigong
Setting up and creating a qigong routine
Principles of structure
General contraindications to Qigong
20 Qigong Movements – including the “8 Pieces of Brocade” set
Marketing and advertising advice
Liability and insurance issues

Students Learning Qigong

This course’s content is covered in weekly weekend trainings + online teaching through The Rising Lotus Academy and will include individual self study and practice.

Due to the Pandemic, we have shifted our class to an online format + 1 weekend training in person. Students are welcome to join the cohort at any time up to July 1.

All theory and materials have now been moved to the online Academy. There are hours of videos, and printable content to support the teachings.

The physical movements are currently being taught via a weekly online group practice class, Saturdays at 10-11:15 am.

In person testing is being done on scheduled Weekend 3 as planned.

Training Dates:

9:00am to 4:00pm daily

  • Weekend 1June 27 & 28, 2020 * Now meeting weekly via online web conference
  • Weekend 2 –  July 25 & 26, 2020 * Now meeting weekly via online web conference
  • Weekend 3 – August 22 & 23, 2020  *Continuing as planned, in person training at our GA studio.


  • Tuition Payment and Options:
  • Tuition is $999 for the full program for 2020
    • Payment is required in full before class begins. No payment plans available. We process payment via Paypal which offers a long-term payment plan. Use this link for more information.
    • Non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your space.
    • Tuition is refundable with the following conditions:
      • requested in writing before May 1, 2020 = in full (less deposit)
      • requested in writing between May 15 – May 31, 2020 = 25% cancellation fee + deposit
      • requested in writing after June 1, 2020 = 50% cancellation fee + deposit
  • If for any reason you are not able to attend, you may transfer your deposit to another student. Or have it applied towards another course or class.
  • ** There are no refunds on tuition after the course begins **

Tuition includes:

  • A copy of the course study guide.
  • Instructor listing on website as certified instructor

Deadline for Registration 

  • Registration ends either when class is at capacity, or on the first day of class.
  • A registration form must be submitted along with $100 deposit
  • Space is limited to 15 students, don’t wait too long to submit your deposit.
  • This course is not offered again in 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Course Information (PDF): (Click to open)

      • Who can attend Level 1 Certification?

    • Is it too late to register? Nope! Registration is open until the first day of class.
    • Is the course suitable for beginners? Yes! This course is designed to guide even the most novice student through the fundamentals of qigong. No matter what your current level of experience, by the time we’re finished you will have a good understanding of the basics of teaching a class.
    • What if I’m not interested in doing this as a profession? No problem. Many of our students go through the class for their own personal development. You are welcome to participate at any level you desire. Of course, in all honesty, we’ve had students say they are not interested in teaching but by the time they finish are inspired to bring the message of qigong to their local community.
    • I’m not really “into” the business side of the class, is this a big portion of the teaching? Great question! Actually, it’s not, we focus a lot on the movements and theory of qigong. The marketing class is a small segment designed to discover more about what motivates YOU to learn and/or teach qigong. And actually, we’ve seen some surprising results from this part of the class!!
    • What if I can’t make all the classes? Sure, we understand that life happens! So, you are required to complete at least 80% of the training in person to qualify for a certificate. If you are unable to make the minimum, you can schedule a make-up class at an additional cost.
    • I have a strong back-ground in qigong from other teachers, can I be “credited” for that knowledge? Not at this time. We have seen a lot of discrepancies among students and we are committed to ensuring two major things for our graduates: safety and authentic basic knowledge. Therefore, to be certified students must complete our 100 hour course.
    • Why do you think that this “very short” course is enough to make me qualified to teach?  The bottom line is this: we believe that the world is a better place when more people practice qigong. If you are feeling great and your health is good, then you are a blessing to our community. Think about it, happy people make happy, healthy choices- unhappy people spread negativity… So, we want you to get involved, learn the basics and teach at your level when you’re done. We totally get that this is a process that can span a lifetime, but that should never be a reason to “not do it”. Our graduates know that our motto is “Just show up”… the rest will happen naturally.