Roger Jahnke|Jessica Kolbe|Henderson Smith: Integral Qigong Teacher Certification at 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


Integral Qigong Teacher Certification

Level 1

March 22 - 29, 2019

Friday - Friday, 7 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Yogis in China are practicing Qigong (Chinese Yoga, the cultivation of Qi or life-force energy) just as Qigong practitioners in India are practicing Indian Qigong (the cultivation of prana). Both systems are founded upon “The Three Treasures”—mindfulness of the Body-Breath-Mind.

Join Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, master instructor Jessica Kolbe and Henderson Smith for a 7-day intensive workshop, the Level 1 Integral Qigong Practice Leader Training. You will become an Integral Qigong Teacher (IQT), certified by the internationally recognized Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC).

Through profound yet simple principles of cultivation and the renowned IIQTC Teaching Method, you will follow an information-rich curriculum and small-group confidence-building practicum as you:

  • Acquire a comprehensive foundation in the Qi cultivation arts in thorough alignment with holistic principles, breakthrough contemporary science, accessible mind-body practices, Buddhist and Daoist (Taoist) philosophies, and traditional Chinese medical theory
  • Study nine accessible Qigong methods: Vitality Enhancement Medical Qigong Practice (Healer Within Qigong), Nine Phases of Integral Qigong, Connective Tissue Transformation Qigong, Bone Marrow Bathing Qigong, Seven Precious Gestures Qigong, Cancer Recovery Walking Qigong, Spontaneous Qigong, A Wide Array of Qigong Breath Practices, and Qi Transmission Healing
  • Learn the physiology of Qigong and study a survey of 21st-century business-building skills.

Through this training, you will be fully prepared and empowered to teach accessible, evidence-based Qigong methods in your community to help people maximize or recover their health in a variety of settings.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Roger Jahnke, OMD

    Doctor of Chinese medicine and qigong teacher trainer

    Dr. Roger Jahnke has over 35 years of experience in clinical Chinese medicine. He has taken groups to China nine times to explore qi in hospitals, temples, and sacred mountain sites. He is the director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC), one of the most respected training and research centers outside of China.

    Dr. Jahnke is an enthusiastic spokesperson for the practical application of mind-body practice for citizen health self-reliance and widespread health patriotism through which the people help government solve the medical intervention crisis. He also leads workshops and training sessions at retreat centers such as Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and Kripalu Center.

    Among his publications, Dr. Jahnke has two widely revered books on qigong and tai chi, The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi. Dr. Jahnke and colleagues at the IIQTC have contributed to the research evidence base and have trained well over 1,000 teachers and practice leaders internationally.

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    Jessica Kolbe

    Jessica Kolbe teaches qigong, tai chi and meditation and is known for her imagery, imagination and visualizations. She shares her easy, light-hearted approach on her award-winning TV show, Qigong with Jessica Kolbe, which has received both US Congressional and California Senate recognition for healing in her community.

    Jessica discovered qigong and tai chi in 1999 when she was a professional windsurfer and interior designer.  These  practices gave her the techniques to reduce stress, improve focus, and to heal herself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She is passionate about sharing these practices with others. As a senior teacher trainer for the Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi, she trains future instructors. Based in Santa Barbara, Jessica leads classes, workshops, corporate wellness programs, certification trainings, and private healing sessions.

    Jessica’s expertise is in Emotional Healing Qigong, Animal Frolics Qigong, Wudang Tai Chi, Tai Chi Easy, and Medical Qigong.  She has been to China three times to further her studies.  Jessica leads spiritual trips to China to study qigong, tai chi, Taoism, Buddhism, tea, and Chinese culture.

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    Henderson Smith, IIQTC Sr. Trainer & NQA Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher

    Trainer & NQA Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher

    Henderson Smith is the Founder of Living Well Therapies where your mind, body and breath make the Medicine. Henderson empowers Conscious Self-Governance as a Conscious Life Coach and teaches Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation as the exploration of applied physical, mental and energetic self-mastery. Henderson is the CEO of, an ever-expanding conscious media platform bringing life enhancing skills and Qigong & Tai Chi lessons directly to subscribers anytime, anyplace WiFi can be accessed.

    Henderson is NQA certified and is a Sr. Trainer with the IIQTC. Henderson is a teacher of teachers and has served as Lead Assistant to Dr. Roger Jahnke on a 2013 and 2018 trip to China and continues to study WuDang Mountain Tai Chi and Qigong under 17th Generation Master Zhou Jin Bo. Henderson studied Sei Bu Do Martial Arts under Grand Master Dr. Donald Swansey and earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt with his training in Acupressure, Pressure Points and Medical Qigong for natural healing.

    Henderson is Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) Certified under Dr. James Gordon and is currently in the final stages of evaluation for Staff. Henderson has a BS in Management and Marketing and 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in the insurance and employee benefits business. With insight bridging the divide between Eastern and Western medicine, Henderson is a sought-after provider of corporate wellness programs that focused on health, productivity and conscious self-management. Henderson is a Sr. Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF) and a founding member of the board of directors for the former Houston Wellness Association.


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  • Why Attend
    • Enhance the health of your body, mind, and spirit and be inspired whether you enroll in this retreat for personal reasons or as the next step in your career.

    • These healing tools can be used for great benefit in senior centers, yoga studios, hospitals, churches, after-school programs, coaching groups, and other settings.

    • This 65-hour certification can be utilized for a number of professional portfolio-building strategies, including the National Qigong Association (NQA) professional membership.

    • IIQTC certification connects you to a professional community of nearly 2000 IIQTC practice leaders, teachers, and trainers from every professional background and gives you access to an exclusive web-based Teacher Resources Center.

    • The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi has trained more than 1,500 teachers and practice leaders worldwide with its comprehensive teaching methods, detailed research, and powerful principles of mind-body practice and holistic living.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Class Training Sessions

    Fri: 7 – 9:30pm
    Saturday-Thursday: 7:00-8:00a + 9:00a-12:30p + 3:00-6:30p + 7:30–9:30p
    Fri: 7:00-8:00a + 9:00a-12:30p


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    Special Details

    The tone of these retreats is one of reverence, introspection, community building and personal intent. We create a deep experience with meditation, prayer, mindfulness, learning, service and cultivation of personal improvement through physical vitality and well being, emotional clarity and spiritual enrichment. You are encouraged to bring your journal, your favorite scriptures and a sense of openness. Be prepared to design an outline for a community practice project or for an institution or group in your area. You will gain practical experience in leading a group in a context that is non-competitive and a lot of fun.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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