YOQI Yoga + Qigong
TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION
MODULE 1: QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS
with Marisa Cranfill
FEBRUARY 26 - March 6th, 2020
Ko Samui, Thailand
at VIKASA RESORT
BECOME A CERTIFIED QIGONG INSTRUCTOR IN PARADISE!
Join Marisa Cranfill and the YOQI team for a life-changing 8-days in Ko Samui, Thailand. Learn how to connect to nature in nature. The YOQI Module 1 Training Program is an in-depth study into the practice of Qigong, Taoist Pranayama and meditation based on the YOQI yoga + qigong system. Included in the course are exercises, theoretical lectures and tools for self-healing, stress reduction, energy enhancement, emotional balance and spiritual insight. The program uses the Six Energetic Phases of Qigong Flow, a method designed to train you how to effectively sense, feel, transform and work with qi (life force energy/prana) and teach others how to do the same. In one phrase, this program teaches you the theory and practice of Energy Medicine.
While the atmosphere is one of relaxation and nourishment, this is an accredited training program meant to cultivate discipline, will power and refine your skills to practice and teach qigong. Each day of the retreat will begin with an active morning YOQI Qigong Flow class followed by a silent meditation. Morning practice will focus on yoga + qigong purging exercises and dantian qigong. Lectures are accompanied by experiential learning techniques and the daily afternoon sessions are structured as workshops with interactive groups and adjustments. Mid-way through the week, we will take a half day off for integration, reflection and/or an island excursion of your choice.
The habitat, VIKASA, is a resort run exclusively for healing, wellness and spiritual cultivation. To support your training, an international buffet of healthy organic meals will be provided as well as an afternoon snack. In between sessions treat yourself to a massage with a VIKASA practitioner, enjoy social time with fellow students, relax at the swimming pool, or simply put your feet up and bask in the pure air of the sea. Selected evenings will have optional events such as dance, Six Healing Sounds guided practice, and other shared activities.
You will be provided with a YOQI Training manual, audio meditation CD and bean bag. In addition to training materials, it is highly recommended to follow the accompanying YOQI M1 On-Line Video Course as a preparation and follow up review to the live immersion. The On-Line Course is a valuable resource to ensure that you have access to all of the training information to review even after the 8 day immersion has ended.
CERTIFICATION: To become a certified ‘YOQI Qigong Associate Instructor’ you must complete the 8 day live immersion and turn in all reflection questions and excercises. Upon completion of the 8-day YOQI Live Immersion Training you will receive a ‘50 Hour Certificate of Participation’. Once you complete the reflection questions you will receive a YOQI Qigong Associate Instructor Certificate (by e-mail) that certifies you to teach YOQI Qigong Fundamentals curriculum and join our international instructor search page on the YOQI website. To become a ‘Certified YOQI Qigong Flow Instructor’, it is necessary to complete the Live Immersion, the Online Training Course and make 1 home video presentation.
YOQI QIGONG FLOW - CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR
To become a Certified Instructor of YOQI Qigong Flow one must complete the Module 1 Qigong Fundamentals Online Course and participate in the Module 1 live Immersion training. Included in the course material are mandatory reflection questions, exercises and make 1 home video presentation. During the live immersion you will have the opportunity to teach in groups daily with the guidance of YOQI Senior Instructors.
YOQI QIGONG FLOW - ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTOR
A YOQI Associate Instructor Certification is designed for those who wish to start teaching Qigong Flow right away. To become a YOQI Qigong Associate Instructor you must complete an 8 day live immersion, and answer reflection questions and exercises. We highly recommend using the M1 Online Course as a supplement and tool for learning. Once you complete both the a live training immersion and the Online Course you become a fully certified instructor.
Upon completion of the 8 day YOQI Live Immersion Training and completion of the reflection questions you will receive a ‘YOQI Qigong Associate Instructor Certificate’ that certifies you to teach YOQI Qigong Flow curriculum and join our international instructor search page on the YOQI website.
ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE STARTING FROM $1,450 INCLUDES:
Eight nights’ accommodation
Brunch buffet from 9:30-11:30am & dinner buffet from 6:30-8:30pm from locally sourced organic foods
Afternoon tea and snack
Morning and afternoon Qigong class each day taught by Marisa Cranfill & Pavel Bahushevich
Extensive lectures, hands on training, adjustments and Q&A discussions
Training materials (workbook/manual/ CD/ Bean Bag)
Use of Manduka mats and props
Free wifi access
Certificate (YOQI Yoga+Qigong Associate Instructor)
Full access to Vikasa Resort Facilities
Wednesday is a half practice day and optional nature excursions are available
International and/or domestic travel to/from Ko Samui
Airport pickup (can be arranged)
On-Line Training Course
07:30 – 09:00: Morning Qigong Practice & Meditation
09:30 – 11:30: Breakfast-Brunch
11:30 – 12:30: Lecture Series
12:30 – 14:00: Routine
14:00 – 16:00: Rest / Break/ Snack
16:00 – 17:00: Theory & Lecture
17:00 – 18:30: Workshop- Qigong Training
18:30 – 19:00: Daily Review / Q&A
19:00: Dinner & Rest (optional evening events)
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH ARRIVAL DAY- Evening Orientation 6:00-7:00, check in is 2:00 pm
FRIDAY MARCH 6TH CHECK OUT DAY- Morning Closing ends at 9:30, check out is 12:00
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Marisa Cranfill is the founder of YOQI yoga+qigong. Frequent trips as a child inspired Marisa to study academically and work in Asia for over 15 years. While living in China and Thailand she received direct transmission from qigong masters, nuns and healers in both the Buddhist and Taoist traditions. Marisa developed the YOQI Yoga + Qigong method over years of teaching yoga and qigong at meditation retreats with her master, Ajarn Jandamit. She found that both practices contained key principles and techniques that enhanced the student’s stamina and sensitivity to energy during the long-seated meditation sessions. The routines reduced physical pain and gave them more focus and quality of awareness. This became the catalyst to extract a clear and effective program of mindful movement, accessible to everyone, that maintains the integrity of the ancient yoga and qigong traditions. Marisa formally trained and is certified to teach with blessings from masters of two lineages of qigong: Universal Healing Tao (Master Mantak Chia) and Dan Ming (Master Robert Peng). One of the largest influences on YOQI comes from Yin Yoga training with Paul and Suzee Grilley.
Marisa has been described as a generous and light-hearted teacher who guides her students through direct experience. A global citizen at heart, she speaks Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese and English, teaches around the world and offers free videos on the popular YOQI You Tube channel. She currently divides her time between Bangkok, San Diego and Panama.
Pavel Bahushevich started practicing qigong eighteen years ago. During this time he also studied meditation, yoga, sufi practices and modern techniques to work with energy. But spiritual practices were more like a hobby until he seriously injured his spine and wasn’t able to walk or sit for three months. After choosing not to go through with the operation that required fixing his spine with metal bars, he focused on qigong healing methods to heal himself. After successfully curing his spine through qigong he went on to become a certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor specializing in Iron Shirt, Tao Yin and Healing Love practices. He also has trained in medical qigong theory and form with Master Tan.
REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The price less 15% bank charges and booking fee ($100) is refundable until January 15, 2019. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify us with 30+ days’ notice. In case of cancellation due to natural disaster or unforeseen circumstances on behalf of organizers you will receive a full refund of all funds. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. We strongly recommend that you consider purchasing travel insurance in case you need to cancel your trip and/or flights.
We recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case you need to cancel your trip and/or flights. Please note that travel insurance may need to be purchased within a limited window of reserving your trip or purchasing airline tickets. Please check with your travel agent for details as terms and conditions vary between countries and agencies.