Become a Certified Qigong Teacher

  • Improve mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Boost your tolerance for stress and improve how you feel day-to-day.
  • Find greater fulfillment from helping yourself, while you help others. 

The next QTT Level 1 will start January 29, 2024!!
For information on the next course, register below

Holistic Healthcare Provider Masterclass

It’s possible to create the life that you’ve been looking for, to find your life purpose and have acceptance in each moment.

Expect to invest 30 to 60 minutes a day, two to five days a week, into your study and practice.  

What is included in this program?

Your weekly training module includes:

Qigong for Better Health Video

A 30-minute instructional practice led by Chris that actively engages you in your body, as you learn 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 each weekly 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.


Each week, you will have one or more handouts to print and add to your QTT binder.


This course uses two main texts: “Qigong for Self-Refinement,” by Chris Shelton and “Live Your Ultimate Life,” by Mao-Shing Ni, from which you will be reading chapters each week.

Question of the Week

Parisa presents a thought-provoking question for you to consider and respond to, then you respond on the forum, where you will be able to interact with other students and feel a sense of community.

Live Coaching Calls:

You will have three live coaching calls with Chris and Parisa (via Zoom). This is your opportunity to connect directly and hear what other participants are up to.

Weekend Workshop

At the end of the 13 weeks of online and distance learning, we will have a live weekend workshop where we get to apply what we have learned. Location is in either San Jose or Los Angles, California – or if you cannot join us live, then we’ll Zoom you in. Participation in the workshop is required to get your certificate of completion.

Upon successful completion you will be Certified Qigong Teacher Level 1,
you will be equipped to teach a qigong flow class, and choose if you want to continue to Level 2.

Pricing Options:
One payment of $1995
Three payments of $696

Qigong Teacher Training Level Two

Continue for an additional 17 weeks to expand and enrich the depth of your knowledge and 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 training, you will have explored higher levels of this practice and will be ready to dive even deeper into the medical aspects 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.

Check out our two recent webinars.
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Webinar May 5th @ 5pm (PST)
Webinar May 6th @ 10am (PST)

Why does it matter?

It matters because this course gives people the tools to heal past emotional trauma as well as relieve daily stress. It’s a course designed to dive deep into personal development, while teaching a skill that participants can make into a livelihood. It matters because people are tired of over medication or unnecessary surgeries to help them regain their health.


Learn the Healing Art of Qigong

Level 1: Invest 13 weeks learning 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 can choose to continue to Level 2.


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 connections as you engage with other students in the course.


One-on-One Coaching

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.


Who we are and why we developed
Qigong Teacher Training

We developed this course because we wanted to hire qualified instructors but weren’t finding the right people, so we decided to start from scratch and train the trainer.

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 of doing 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 who owns and operates 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.

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)
Host, A&E TV’s fitness-and-nutrition series “Celebrity Sweat”
“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
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
Cung Le
Chris Shelton is honored to be appointed an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver.
Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver
“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
Kari Knapstad
“Shelton Qigong Teachers Training Level 1 & 2’s point of difference may just be how much self-reflection and self-growth a student gets when they immerse themselves into ‘just being.' Chris and Parisa are authentically themselves and are a fun synergy. They share their knowledge so openly and allow a safe space for students to grow. Level 1 forms the foundations and Level 2 builds to ensure students feel capable and confident. The additional energy techniques were a bonus. I love Qigong and am grateful for the experience.”
Raewyn (QTT Student)
“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
Former pro football player, US Olympian, and Heisman Trophy winner

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