Learn the Healing Art of Qigong
Level 1: Invest 13 weeks to learn the foundational teachings of Qigong, transforming your own health and well-being. At the end of this level, you will be equipped to teach a complete Qigong class, and choose if you want to continue to Level 2. CEUs available.
In-Person Weekend Workshops
Join us live in our San Jose studio for a weekend of training. You’ll have a chance to practice what you’ve been learning, ask questions, and sharpen your teaching skills. You’ll also make new friends as you connect with other students in the course.
There will be plenty of opportunities for personalized coaching, including 3 coaching calls over the 13 weeks of Level 1, where you can ask questions directly. Reach out to Chris and the team any time on our interactive forum.
Meet Chris Shelton
Chris Shelton is a certified practitioner and teacher with over 25 years of study and 16 years of clinical experience in Medical Qigong, an ancient holistic health modality that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with movement, breath, and visualization.
He has helped thousands of people across the United States and around the world to reclaim their health and enjoy lives free from chronic pain and disease.
“My goal in inviting you to this training, is to teach and empower you to be able to experience the joy and fulfillment of healing yourself and others as I have had the privilege to do in the last 25 years of my clinical practice. This is the beginning of a journey leading into the cultivation of your own healing power to transform lives and bring yourself and others into wholeness and vitality.”
Meet Parisa Shelton
Parisa Shelton is also a certified practitioner and teacher of Qigong. Her diverse background makes her the ideal administrator and facilitator for this program.
Chris and Parisa are a husband and wife team owning and operating Morning Crane Healing Arts Center in San Jose and Los Angeles, California. They look forward to providing a Qigong Teacher Training course that will transform your life and the lives of those around you.
Become a Qigong Instructor
This is not your average certification course. Focusing on the foundations and fundamentals of Qigong, Chinese Medicine and 5 Element Theory, this course gives you tools to take care of yourself as well as those around you.
Your weekly training module includes:
Expect to invest 30 to 60 minutes, two to five days a week, into study and practice. This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture board for 32 CE hours (category one).
Qigong for Better Health Video: A 30-minute instructional practice led by Chris which actively engages you in your body, learning the exercises and meditations by doing them.
FAQ Video: Answers the most common questions related to the week’s focus.
Tips for Teachers Video: Additional specifics and insights from Chris to enhance this week’s practice.
P’s Pep Talk Video: Encouragement from Parisa and an invitation to share your journey as you answer questions related to the week’s subject matter on the forum.
Handouts: Each week, you will have at least one (or more) handouts to print and add to your QTT binder.
Reading: This course uses two main texts: “Qigong for Self-Refinement” by Chris Shelton and “Tao: The Subtle Universal Law & the Integral Way of Life” by Master Hua-Ching Ni, from which you will be reading chapters each week.
Question of the Week: Parisa presents a thought-provoking question for you to consider, then you respond on the forum, where you will also be able to interact with other students and feel a sense of community.
Live Coaching Calls: There will be three live coach calls with Chris (via Zoom). This is your opportunity to connect directly with Chris and hear what other participants are up to.
Upon successful completion of Level 1, you will be equipped to teach a complete qigong class, and choose if you want to continue to Level 2.
Level 2: Continue for an additional 17 weeks to expand and enrich the depth of your knowledge to be able to share this simple, yet profound practice with others in your life, in a class setting or one-on-one. At the end of this level, you will have explored higher levels of this practice and will be ready to dive even more into the medical aspect of qigong.
After completing both Levels 1 and 2, including a final project evaluating personal mindset and technical skills, you will be a Certified Qigong Instructor.
What Others Are Saying
“Chris’ genuine care for those suffering in pain and discomfort makes a real difference in people’s lives. His unwavering conviction and ability to increase the quality of people’s lives puts him in a league of selfless individuals rarely spotted in normal life.”Eric Fleishman (aka Eric the Trainer)
“I am proud to say that I am one of the first graduates of Chris Shelton’s Qigong Teacher Training program! I was fortunate to spend more than a year training in person with Chris by attending his weekly classes at the Willow Glen clinic location, including two full weekend days of hands-on training. Participating in this course with Chris opened my eyes and my body to a deeper understanding of myself and how qigong and the TCM approach to healing benefits me, my family, and those that I teach. Chris’ extensive study and experience in qigong, combined with his genuine approach to sharing what he has learned through the years, in his signature style of candor and humor, make this not only a worthwhile investment in your own health and well-being, but a launching pad into a future of unlimited possibilities for expansion and growth in spreading this powerful practice to others.”Mary Theresa Capriles
Chris Shelton is proud to be the official Chinese medicine practitioner, healer, and go-to-guy for Cung Le and the SMASH Gyms Fight Team.Cung Le
“I was introduced to Chris Shelton while I was getting ready for my Professional début in MMA. I had severely injured my big toe which made it challenging to walk or put pressure on and as a result interfered with my training. After three sessions with Chris the pain was completely gone and I was back to my normal training regimen!”Herschel Walker
“As an acupuncturist, I use the information I learned in the Qigong Teacher Training Program on a regular basis, both teaching classes and one-on-one with my patients to empower their healing process. I’ve worked side by side with Chris for five years so far and I have watched him repeatedly walk his talk. I have witnessed his passion for qigong, the healing it can bring as he applies it in his own life and his love of sharing this amazing tool with others.”Kari Knapstad
Chris Shelton is honored to be appointed an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.