The most profound medicine is produced within the human system — at absolutely no cost. Be a part of the Healing Revolution with this Practice Leader Certification Training, rooted in neuroscience and breakthrough genetic research.
Dr. Roger Jahnke will guide you through this training, enabling you to practice and share the mind-body energetics of Qigong in your community as a Healer Within™ Practice Leader. You will gain the skills needed to teach in a variety of settings; including yoga centers, hospitals, schools and corporations.
Based in traditional Chinese medicine, the Healer Within practices are accessible, easy to practice, and can be woven into any existing yoga or mind-body practice session to maximize healing, stress mastery and life extension.
Through lecture, demonstration, experiential qigong practice and group discussion, you will learn:
- The key qigong practices of the Healer Within energy medicine method, including the Four Baskets of Practice as well as body and breathing practices
- Self-massage techniques
- Relaxation and mindfulness meditation techniques designed to restore and nurture a healthy balance of energy
- How to share the power of medical qigong for health and wellbeing in your community
By the end of this training you will have the ability to create a personal medical qigong practice and share it with others.
Tuition includes Dr. Roger Jahnke’s book The Healer Within and you will receive a certificate of completion from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) following the training.
CE Credit available for Registered Nurses in California.
Open to all.
Roger Jahnke, OMD, has dedicated his life to sharing the powerful holistic healing traditions of China. Author of The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi and the director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), He has practiced Tai Chi, Qigong and Chinese medicine for more than 40 years, and is renowned for the clarity, compassion, humor, and depth of his teaching style. Dr. Jahnke has led 10 Qigong study tours, visiting hospitals, training centers, temples, and sacred sites in China, focusing on the cultivation of Qi for vitality and inner peace. Dr. Jahnke and colleagues at the IIQTC have contributed to the research evidence base and have trained well over 2,000 teachers and practice leaders internationally. Learn more about Dr. Jahnke and the mission of the IIQTC at IIQTC.org.
Rooms & Pricing
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are per person.)
Private Hotel Room
The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Hotel Room (2 People)
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Private Retreat Room
The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.
Shared Retreat Room (2 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.
Shared Retreat Room (3 People)
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.
Healer Within Leader Practice Certification
April 26th-28th, 2019
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 7:00-8:00 am; 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in
Optional Saturday Activities
Guided Nature Walk
1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm
Optional Complimentary Activities
(Please join only if your Program schedule permits)
Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm
Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.
For room reservations, spa retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:
- Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
- Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content. AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.
To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.
Our property is always smoke-free.
Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.