TCCII Presents

Qigong and Tai Chi Certification

200 Hour Curriculum

Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia
At your location by request


No Experience Necessary 



TCCII Qigong and Tai Chi Certification Program (200 Hours)

Dedicated to bringing the Chinese Life Nourishing Culture to the world,  TCCII offers this Certification Program to provide a comprehensive study of Qigong and Tai Chi. The 200-hour curriculum offers systematic training in Qigong and Tai Chi movements, meditation, Qi energy healing, medical Qigong, Internal Alchemy, and fundamental theories. Elective courses in teaching methods are available for current or future instructors.

Successful completion of the program will lead to a TCCII Qigong and Tai Chi Certificate (200 hour). The primary focus of the program is to provide custom-designed training for those who strive to:

- Improve health and stamina
- Reduce emotional and mental stress
- Enhance their inner-power and mental clarity
- Become a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor
- Advance their career in fitness and wellness, healthcare or healing
- Propel themselves to realize their dream in life


The program can be completed in 2-5 years. Courses can be taken in any order at any locations where the Certificate courses are offered. You or your institute may also sponsor the program and bring the training to your location.

Required Courses (200 Hours)

1. Foundations of Qigong (40 Hours, CNE Credit available)
2. Foundations of Tai Chi (40 Hours)
3. Elective Course (40 Hours)
4. Elective Course (40 Hours)
5. Teaching Methodology and Examination (40 hours)

Elective Courses

1. Intermediate Qigong Sets
2. Chen Tai Chi Forms
3. Yang Tai Chi Forms
4. Medical Qigong
5. Intensive Training In China: Special Topics
6. Yi Jing and Philosophy
7. Feng Shui and Astrology
8. Internal Kung Fu Forms

Advanced Courses (Completion of 200 Hour Program Required)

1. Introduction to Internal Alchemy
2. Intermediate Internal Alchemy
3. Special Topics in Internal Alchemy
4. Advanced Medical Qigong
5. Chinese Esoteric Practices

Curriculum Overview

Qigong Adjustments

1. Better Alignment - Better Qi Flow
2. Breathing Techniques
3. Cultivating Stillness

Qigong Movements

1. Eight Pieces of Brocades (八段锦)
2. Five Animal Frolics (五禽戏)
3. Six Healing Sounds (六字诀)
4. Muscle/Tendon Changing Qigong (易筋经)
5. Qi (Energy) Refining Set
6. Tai Yi Five Elements Qigong

Qigong Meditation

1. Five Elements Meditation
2. Sun and Moon Meditation
3. Three Treasures Meditation
4. Internal Alchemy Meditations

Medical Qigong

1. Self-massage Techniques
2. Medical Qigong – Principles and Applications
3. Therapeutic Dao Yin – Movement for Healing
4. Qigong for Stress Reduction
5. Qigong for Weight Loss
6. Qigong for Pain Management
7. Qigong for Heart Health
8. Qigong for Internal Organ Health

Tai Chi

1. Chen Tai Chi Foundation Drills (Post Standing and Silk Reeling)
2. Chen Tai Chi 13 Postures (4 Cardinals, 4 Diagonals, 5 Directions)
3. Chen Tai Chi First Routine (36 Movements)
4. Chen Tai Chi First Routine (72 Movements)
5. Chen Tai Chi Sword Form

Theories, Philosophy and Cultural Contexts

1. Chinese Life Nourishing Culture
2. Chinese History: 5,000 years in a Nut Shell
3. Taoism: Philosophy, Practice, and Way of Living
4. Buddhist Thoughts on Heart Emotions and Human Nature
5. Confucianism: all about Human Relations

Teaching Methodology

1. Teaching movement
2. Teaching meditations
3. Teaching breathing techniques
4. Qigong and Tai Chi class organization
5. Classroom management
6. Curriculum design: contents-structure-format

Teaching Practicum and Examination

1. Teaching internship and student teaching required for instructors in training
2. Written, oral and practical examination required for instructors in training

Time and Location

Please see our Seminar Schedule for times and location address

Request a Course at Your Location

These courses can be arranged at your location by request. Please contact TCCII by email or phone to make arrangements.

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