Practitioner Certification in Medical Qigong (MQP)

P1: Introduction to
Medical Qigong Therapy

Friday, September 23, 2022 - Monday, September, 26, 2022
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This first course introduces students to Medical Qigong theory and teaches them exercises that are designed to heal the body, calm the mind, and connect with spirit. Students learn a highly transformative Medical Qigong form that they can use for their own personal cultivation and health. Several Medical Qigong exercises will be taught that help the body correct both physical and energetic imbalances.

The course will introduce the student to the basic theories of energy tonification, purgation, and regulation.  Student will begin to use these theories and specific qigong exercises to work with their own body's organs and energy channels, as well as to strengthen the body's protective energy field (Wei Qi).

This introductory course can also be taken as a stand-alone course for students wanting to learn qigong exercises for their own health and self-cultivation.

Course Content

Frequently Asked Questions

What is our class schedule?

  • Class begins Friday, September 23rd promptly at 10:00 AM and will end by 5:00 PM.
  • Classes on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th will begin at 9:00 AM and will end by 5:00 PM.
  • Class on Monday, September 26th begins at 9:00 AM and will end by 4:00 PM.
  • We will have a 90-minute lunch break that is typically from 12:00 to 1:30 PM each day.

Where is class and where do I park?

The HRart Center is located at 1018 N George St. in York, PA. Street parking is typically easy and free, though we do have access to the parking lot across the street as well at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (947 N. George St).

What should I bring to class?

Please feel free to bring any of your favorite snacks or drinks along with you to your session. We always have coffee, tea and water available. You will also have access to our refrigerator, toaster, toaster oven and microwave.

It's recommended you wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. You might also want to consider dressing in layers, since your body temperature will vary depending on the posture or pose. 

It is also best that you come prepared with materials of your choice to take notes.

What good places are nearby for lunch?

For lunch we are limited on options within walking distance but are centrally located to several places that are within a few minutes drive.

We recommend:
  • District Thai
  • Caribbean Choice Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
  • Revival Social Club
  • Prince Street CafeM
  • Hamir's Indian Fusion
  • Leg Up Farmers Market

Do I need to purchase all five textbooks to take this course?

This course serves as an introduction to Medical Qigong, therefore you are not required to purchase any textbooks to attend this course. If you decided to continue on with the Medical Qigong Certification program then you will need to purchase the texts. 

If interested in purchasing one or two of the textbooks, we recommend starting with Volume 1 or 2. Older editions of the textbooks are also a good alternative and can sometimes be found at a discount. 

At the end of the day, you will not find a better collection of written knowledge on these modalities then the textbooks authored by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson. 

What Our Students Say

I am really pleased to have taken the MQP1 course (Medical Qigong Practitioner 1) with Samm for a number of reasons. The class gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of Qigong and acted as a valuable tool to add to my wellness toolbox. It was a well-designed course, filled with opportunities to grow and rejuvenate. I recommend this course to a variety of people. If you have received or receive Healing Qigong sessions at The HRart Center, this is an excellent companion to the work you are doing. If you want to become a Healer yourself, this is the beginning of that journey. If you are curious about Medical Qigong and the benefits it can bring to your life, this is a wonderful place to start. I can't recommend this course enough. If you're on the fence, I say, "Go for it!" You will walk away with a wealth of practical knowledge that will enhance your life.
-Jen S., June 2022 Class

Course Lessons

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Order Your Textbooks

Johnson, Jerry A.
The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine 
Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (2018 Edition)
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