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Medical Qigong Self-Care Level 1- Yi Ren Medical Qigong & Internal Qi-Energy Activation (QIGONG-17YIRE09)

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Keeping one’s personal energy strong and flowing is essential for one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Medical Qigong functions to activate, cultivate, balance, harmonize, transform and manage the qi-energy for self-healing, self-care and for healing others. This class will explore how qi-energy can be manipulated for facilitating the internal and external communications at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Anyone can learn it, no matter what age, or way of life. Course starts September Sat & Sun 16 & 17, Sunday October 15, Saturday & Sunday November 17 & 18, Sunday December 17.

Cost Note: Register by 9/01 – Receive the “early discount”. Those who have taken 300 hours or more of qigong practice at the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine or at Bastyr University can register at the “retake” rate of $395 for each of Medical Qigong Levels 1, 2 & 3. Class fee includes a manual and DVD set ($60 value). Exception: “retakes” are not provided the manual and DVD set.

This class if a part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees go to: wwww.bastyr.edu/continuing-education/certificate-training-programs-non-credit.


The class is ideal for any health and wellness practitioner to develop a strong energetic transforming body to avoid physical fatigue, energy depletion, and mental and emotional burn-out in their practice. You will achieve a healthier balance in mind, body and spirit – seeking to maintain wellness in your life.

The focus of this class is Yi Ren Medical Qigong philosophy and the natural steps of internal Qi-energy activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation, as well as how they relate to basic Qigong theory and principles. In addition, you will explore methods and techniques for direct, experiential understanding of the functions of Du-Ren energy pathways in managing the activities of the autonomic nervous system.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and qigong practice. In addition to the 45 hours of in-class instruction, you should expect to complete at least 30 hours of qigong practice outside of class, and approximately 20 hours of reading.

This is the first class of the non-credit Medical Qigong Self-Care Certificate Program open to licensed health care professionals, other health and wellness practitioners in a client-practitioner relationship (i.e., energy workers, yoga instructors), and students in a health practitioner program.

This seminar has been designed for health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

Explain the concept of internal qi activation.

Demonstrate the Yi Ren medical qigong internal qi activation, cultivation, grounding and circulation exercises.

Explain the qigong theoretical basis of each exercise.

Demonstrate the practices of relaxation of the mind and body, and explain how to maintain an appropriate state of mind for qigong practice.

Practice Yi Ren medical qigong self-care and self-healing exercises at home while following the provided DVD and manual.

For further background on medical qigong, you may wish to read the article entitled Qi-Cultivation and Dao – Integrating Theory with Experience: Medical Qigong for Healing and Health Care, by Jill Gonet and Guan-Cheng Sun.

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program’s course sequence, requirements and fees, go to www.Bastyr.edu/Continuing-Education/certificate-training-programs-non-credit 


Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Please Wear: Comfortable Cloths

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #55, 176. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Eligible for 42 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, and/or CEs for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturists
  • ND (except those licensed in CA)
  • Eligibility Pending: ND (licensed in OR)
  • ND licensed in OR
  • MD & PA – Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
  • LMP (licensed in WA)
  • LMFT, LMHC, LICSW & PsyD (licensed in WA)
  • Eligibility Pending – Reflexologist – ARCB CE
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA)
  • DC (licensed in WA)

Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD

Guan-Cheng Sun is the core instructor of the program. He is the developer of Yi Ren Medical Qigong and founder of the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine in Seattle. Guan-Cheng earned his PhD in molecular genetics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies in Japan in 1993.

Guan-Cheng is a qigong teacher with over 35 years of practice in a program which he began learning at the age of nine from his grand-uncle in China. Guan-Cheng ‘s Yi Ren system of medical qigong allows a person to develop internal energy right away, so that one’s own internal energy system activation and cultivation promotes the prevention and healing of chronic illnesses. Guan-Cheng ’s understanding of modern molecular genetics and scientific principles, as well as his experience with internal energy cultivation, allows him to create a unique bridge between cultures.

One of Guan-Cheng ’s contributions as a qigong therapist and instructor is his ability to communicate with individuals at the subtle energy level and to transmit healing energy to others. He has developed specific qigong healing methods for type 2 diabetes, chronic lower back pain, cancer reoccurrence, arthritis, and other common health concerns.

Guan-Cheng has completed mind-body medicine and energy medicine research at Bastyr University, as well as taught qigong academic classes at Bastyr. He is also the author of Yi Ren Medical Qigong – A Guide to a Better-Functioning Body and a Peaceful Mind, and Yi Ren Medical Qigong Manuals I, II, III, IV, V and VI.


Susie Hayes, MSc, LAc, EAMP, NCCAOM Dipl
Since earning her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1998, Susie has been a dedicated clinician, teacher, and educator in the field of Acupuncture. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr and has taught acupuncture to professionals nationally on topics including mental and emotional health, pain, women’s health and medical qi gong. She has practiced acupuncture in Washington state since 1998, including founding Energetic Medicine PLLC, where she has enjoyed treating numerous individuals and families with a variety of acute and chronic health concerns.

Susie has been studying Yi Ren Qi Gong with Guan-Chen Sun, PhD, for 7 years since January 2010 and became a Certified Yi Ren Qi Gong Teacher in 2015. Since 2000, Susie has studied acupuncture with world renowned physician Tran Viet Dzung, MD, from whom she has gained valuable knowledge fusing the ancient medical texts with the understanding of scientific advances in modern medicine. As a part of Bastyr’s Medical Qi Gong Certificate Program, Susie enjoys blending the acupuncture teachings from the ancient medical texts with qi gong exercises, and directing specific exercises to support healing from, and preventing, illness.


September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
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Bastyr University


Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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