& Qigong Advanced Training &
with Kim Ivy and Guest Instructors
The intention of Embrace The Moon’s Teacher Development &
Training program is to develop high quality Taijiquan and Qigong instructors
who will offer their skills confidently and professionally within
a growing field of complementary healthcare and general interest.
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Can You Expect?
Over the course of the training, a student may follow one or both of two branches: The Chen Taijiquan System or Luohan System of Qigong. There will be courses aimed specifically at cultivating one or the other of these branches and there will courses that are designed for both. Graduates of this program can expect to have both knowledge and
poise to teach a minimum of one form of their choosen branch(es) in a
variety of circumstances including in workshops, ongoing classes,
corporations, gymnasiums, health clubs, etc. Among other skills,
graduates will be able to:
Clearly convey to others credible information about Taijiquan
Identify and serve a wide diverstiy of individual needs from the athlete to the senior to those
with special health concerns
Express with skill and confidence form modification for those
with special health concerns.
Continue to research and develop their practice.
current with new research about Taijiquan and Qigong
Collaborate with other health care professionals and the community
at large to co-create useful and high quality programs for the
Development & Comprehension
Ample form development and revision of one’s chosen form(s)
Creative training Methods
Core principles of Taijiquan & Qigong
Funtional Kinesiology & Neuro-muscular repatterning
Meridian location & Function
5 Element system & function
Philosophical roots of Taijiquan and Qigong
development of Taijiquan and Qigong
The larger system & logic of the Internal Martial Arts
& Qigong in the 21st Century
The Usefulness of Taijiquan and Qigong in 21st Century
application of Taijiquan and Qigong in daily life
Scientific Studies and ongoing research
Art of Teaching
Developing Compassion & Intuition
Listening, asking questions and motivating students
Modifications for those with special health needs
Stronger training options for the athlete
Teaching Children, Adults & Seniors
Creative Training Methods
Presenting and receiving form refinements
- Extensive classtime apprenticeship experience
& Post Graduate Development
Identifying, researching and developing one’s special interest
area(s) for teaching including seniors, adults, teens, & children
Presenting oneself professionally
Public Speaking & Writing
Developing the business of teaching while preserving you and your
out collaborations with others in complimentary fields
Creating skillful collaborations with professionals and students
Director, Kimberly Ivy
Kimberly Ivy has created a unique training program for the instruction and certification of Qigong and Taijiquan instructors. Kim has 35 years of experience in study and
application of the martial and internal arts including over 25 years
specifically of Taijiquan and Qigong. She is the founder of Embrace
The Moon Taijiquan and Qigong in Seattle, WA a thriving educational
environment for Taijiquan, Qigong and other self-development
methods. Embrace The Moon and Ms. Ivy carry with them a strong reputation
for contributing to the growth and development of Taijiquan and Qigong
as complementary health method in the Seattle area as well as for
solid skill and compassion in the teaching environment. Kim has been
certified and recognized by many international experts in this field. References
and detailed resume available upon request.
Additional Master Teachers & Field Experts
Kim is committed to program participants receiving the highest quality
well rounded instruction available as well as the highest certification possible. You will be pleased to know that Kim has contracted many top level professional
colleagues who are eager to offer their expertise for this program in the following areas:
- The Study of the Anatomy and Mechanics of Movement as Applied to Taiji and Qigong Practice and Practitioners
- Neuromuscular re-patterning
Meridian flow, Acupuncture & the 5 Element System
Taoism, History & other Martial Arts
- Multi-disciplinary panel discussions on training & teaching, health & wellness
Commitment & Cost
Students will work with Kim to develop an individual course to fit their own needs of time and process in accordance with the intention of the program. Students should plan on the minimum of will be approximately 200+ hours of additional class time instruction,
offered over a 2-3 year period in specialized capsules &
weekend workshops. Additionally, students are expected to be enrolled in
several ongoing weekly classes.
Students must develop a steady home practice and be actively present and involved with the school. Costs involved are class dues, workshop fees, materials and travel.
Who Should Participate?
those with at least 2 years of solid practice of Taijiquan and/or Qigong may apply to participate in this program, in some cases those with less experience, depending on their background & intention, may embark along the path.
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Ideas for Individualize Programs
Understanding Qi, The Cycles of Nature
& The 5 Elements
Stacking the Bones
Taoist Philosophy & the Relationship to Taijiquan & Qigong
How to Modify & Correct
Successful Communication in Taijiquan & Qigong Teaching
For Qigong Track:
In-Depth Qigong Training
Muscle Tendon Bone Marrow Washing
The 8 Treasures
Hun Yun Gong
Hands of 18 Luohan
For Taijiquan Track:
Chen Taijiquan Clinic: The Basics of Interactive Practice & Beginning Level Applications
Several Grandmaster workshops are scheduled throughout the year.
Please choose a minimum of two.
Examinations for Certification held upon successful completion of minimum of 200 program hours, 600 hours of documented home/classtime practice in each Taijiquan and Qigong, submission of minimum of 2500 word (minimum) essay/research paper and minimum of 50 apprenticeship hours with a senior teacher/mentor. Examinations will be written, oral and demonstration of skill in form and teaching.
You can register by going to the workshop page.