YOQI TRAINING PROGRAM

YOQI MODULE 1 COURSE: FEEL YOUR QI
YOQI MODULE 1 COURSE: FEEL YOUR QI


The YOQI Module 1 Training Program is an in-depth study into the practice of Qigong, Taoist Yoga, Pranayama, Buddhist and Taoist meditation. The course covers Qigong Fundamentals, and will train you in the most well-known and effective qigong methods for self-healing, stress reduction, energy enhancement, emotional balance and spiritual insight.


Included in the course are lectures, tutorials, practice sessions, audio downloads and a PDF manual. Based on classic qigong forms and Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, the program follows 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.


This course is required to obtain the YOQI Instructor Certification.


NOTE: THERE ARE 6 SERIES AND OVER 80 VIDEOS IN THE COMPLETE COURSE. EACH SERIES WILL BE RELEASED OVER THE NEXT 6 MONTHS. BEGIN NOW WITH THE INTRODUCTION SERIES. ONCE YOU PURCHASE THE COURSE, AN EMAIL WITH TIPS TO GET STARTED AND USE THE COURSE LIBRARY WILL BE SENT TO YOU.


Includes
14:04
INTRODUCTION TO MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM: Welcome to the Program! Meet Marisa and get an overview of the YOQI Module 1 Training Course.
  • SUGGESTED PRACTICE SCHEDULE

    A suggested four week calendar to help guide you through the Introduction Series and VOD library practices.

  • Part 1: Introduction Series Manual

    The PDF download manual for Part 1: Introduction Series includes an appendix with reflection questions to be answered by all instructor trainers. Note: This manual was revised and replaced on 07/20/2020. If you did not download, please download and delete previous manual.

37:11
M1-INTRO.1 FEEL YOUR QI
LECTURE VIDEO: What is Qi? What is Qigong? In this first video we will dive deep into the history, theory and styles of qigong as well as define YOQI in the context of qigong.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BARE AWARENESS EXERCISE

    The foundation of all meditation and qigong practice is awareness. But what is awareness? In this introduction to the practice, Marisa explores the meaning of awareness, why cultivating it will enhance your practice and how to do it.

  • BARE AWARENESS MEDITATION

    The first step in qigong training is to learn how to sense and feel Qi. Feeling Qi is nothing more than training to sustain bare awareness in the present moment. This guided audio meditation is Chan (Zen) Buddhist meditation technique based on the Xin Jin (Heart Sutra) that is designed to help you develop your awareness. Cultivating bare awareness will lay a strong foundation to build your Qigong practice. I recommend you do this meditation for at least 21 days before moving on to the next internal meditations.

  • YOQI Practice hours log

    Document your practice hours here and email to info@yoqi.com when you are finished. 100 Hours for Associate Instructor: submit before, during or within 60 days after a live immersion. 200 Hours for Certified Instructor

20:37
M1.INTRO.1 MAKING A QI BALL TUTORIAL
PRACTICE TUTORIAL: The first step to working with qi is to be able to feel qi. We are all born with the ability to sense and feel energy. Learning how to feel qi will help you to become more sensitive to the frequency patterns in your body and energy field. There are specific places in the body that are sensitive to feel qi. In this practice you will learn the simple technique to activate your qi hands and make a qi ball. This exercise is a common qigong practice taught to beginners by my masters.


36:26
M1-INTRO.2 GETTING STARTED
LECTURE VIDEO: The foundation of all dynamic qigong is standing. Standing aligns the body to the Three Forces: heaven, earth and humanity. When we are aligned with heaven and earth, the human body is a conduit of energy. The ability stand effortlessly for long periods of time is a sign of internal progress in qigong. If the body parts are not properly aligned during our practice, energy does not flow properly and can even become stagnant or blocked. Most of the areas where these blockages occur in a beginner’s practice are in and around the joints. In this video you will learn how to stand in Wuji posture by applying the Five Keys to Maximize Qi Flow.
28:27
M1.INTRO.2 WUJI POSTURE TUTORIAL

PRACTICE TUTORIAL: The foundation of all dynamic qigong in this course is standing. Standing aligns our body to the Three Forces: heaven, earth and humanity. When we are aligned with heaven and earth, the human body is a conduit of energy. The ability stand effortlessly for long periods of time is a sign of internal progress in qigong. If the body parts are not properly aligned during our practice, energy does not flow properly and can even become stagnant or blocked. Most of the areas where these blockages occur in a beginner’s practice are in and around the joints. In this video you will learn how to stand in WUJI posture by applying the 5 Keys to Maximize Qi Flow.

20:54
M1.INTRO.2 WUJI GUIDED PRACTICE
PRACTICE VIDEO: A 20 minute voice over guided practice that can be done daily. The foundation of all dynamic qigong in this course is standing. Standing aligns our body to the Three Forces: heaven, earth and humanity. When we are aligned with heaven and earth, the human body is a conduit of energy. The ability stand effortlessly for long periods of time is a sign of internal progress in qigong. If the body parts are not properly aligned during our practice, energy does not flow properly and can even become stagnant or blocked. Most of the areas where these blockages occur in a beginner’s practice are in and around the joints.
27:47
M1-INTRO.3 QIGONG FLOW LECTURE
LECTURE VIDEO: YOQI is based on the qigong style called Qigong Flow. This lecture covers yin-yang theory, Qigong Flow theory and how to apply the Five Keys to Maximize Qi flow to movement. We will be applying these basics throughout the course .
42:36
M1.INTRO.3 QIGONG FLOW TUTORIAL
PRACTICE TUTORIAL: This live tutorial guides you through the Five Keys to Maximize Qi Flow through the practice of three beginner Qigong Flow movements. The routine starts with warm ups to open the spinal cord and release stagnation.
37:39
M1-INTRO.4 ENERGY MAPS
LECTURE VIDEO For thousands of years civilizations around the world have created diagrams to map out nature’s energetic code. In this  lecture video we will explore the Taoist creation map of the Universe, the Three Forces, the Five Element Phases and the Three Dantian. Attached to this lecture is a diagnostic to discover your element.
  • M1.INTRO.MYELEMENT.pdf

    A diagnotic test to discover the dominant element of your personality and body type. This information will be helpful for you to reflect on your own constitution and conditioning throughout the course as we learn the Six Phases of Qigong Flow.

43:29
M1.INTRO.4 ACTIVATING THE 3 DANTIAN TUTORIAL

PRACTICE TUTORIAL: This video is a guided tutorial to dive deep into Cosmic Qigong practices.


Cultivating your Three Dantian is the most important neigong training to understanding your true nature. This exercise uses Cosmic Qigong and Dantian activation breathing to activate the surface points of the Three Dantian and awaken your Dantian energy reservoirs inside the body. Part 1 begins with Energy Warm ups to clear stagnation, open the reservoirs and get our energies moving in their natural flow. Part 2 is the Dantian Activation.



17:40
M1.INTRO.4 DANTIAN ACTIVATION PRACTICE

PRACTICE VIDEO: This video is a shorter version of the Dantian Activation routine to accompany the tutorial that can be practiced daily during this first phase of training.


Cultivating your Three Dantian is the most important neigong training to understanding your true nature. This exercise uses cosmic Qigong and Dantian activation breathing to activate the surface points of the Three Dantian and awaken your Dantian energy reservoirs inside the body. Part 1 begins with Energy Warm ups to clear stagnation, open the reservoirs and get our energies moving in their natural flow. Part 2 is the Dantian Activation.

31:25
M1.1-INTRO.5 APPLYING THE FIVE ELEMENTS

Qigong Flow is designed to work with the Energy Body. Qigong exercises restore harmony in the energy body which in turn balances and integrates the mind and physical organs. To learn how to regulate the energy system, we must understand its nature of balance and imbalance.This lecture dives deeper into Five Element Phase theory and teaches you how to apply it to a Qigong Flow practice using the corresponding Eight Actions of Qi Flow.

21:45
M1.INTRO-5 Eight Actions of Qi Guided Tutorial

A guided video tutorial to become familiar with the Eight Actions of Qigong Flow movements

27:04
M1-INTRO.6 THE SIX PHASES OF QIGONG FLOW
LECTURE VIDEO: There are six phases to cultivate energy called the Six Phases of Qigong Flow: Attune-Purge-Tonify-Grow-Circulate-Integrate. Each phase corresponds to the classical qigong training method of regulation. This lecture will explore each phase and how it applies to a qigong practice. Understanding the six phases will help you to choose daily practices, design your own qigong routines and teach others.
37:49
M1.INTRO.6 THE SIX PHASES OF QIGONG FLOW
PRACTICE VIDEO: Now it’s time to practice all Six Phases of Qigong Flow in one routine. The practice video that goes with this lecture is designed to cover the material we have learned in the Introduction Series. It is a deep and meditative session so find a comfortable place and let's move some qi!
03:50
WELCOME TO ATTUNE SERIES
  • M1.1 ATTUNE SCHEDULE.pdf

    A suggested 6 week practice guide for the Attune Series

  • ATTUNE MANUAL

    The first phase of Qigong Flow is Attunement. This manual is a written version of the video lectures. It also includes the reflections, assignment and appendix of charts for teacher trainers. (Updated 7.28.2020)

  • List of all YOQI Movements

    A reference guide to the names of YOQI Flows in alphabetical order

  • YOQI Movements Chart 2. List by Element

    A reference guide to the names of YOQI Flows according to Element and Phase

35:37
M1.1-1 ATTUNE PRINCIPLE

This lecture explores the principle of Attunement : Awareness, Dynamic Relaxation and Grounding.

  • AWAKENING QI PART 1 INTRODUCTION

    Part 1 Introduction: Scanning and Sinking the Qi in the physical body

  • AWAKENING QI PART 1 PRACTICE

    Part 1: Scanning and Sinking the Qi in the physical body

  • AWAKENING QI PART 2 INTRODUCTION

    PART 2 Introduction: Scanning the energy body

  • AWAKENING QI PART 2 PRACTICE

    PART 2: Scanning the energy body

  • AWAKENING QI PART 3 INTRODUCTION

    Part 3 Introduction: Dissolving the Energy Body

  • AWAKENING QI PART 3 PRACTICE

    Practice: Dissolving the Energy Body

53:30
M1.1-2 The Three Forces Guided Tutorial

A live guided tutorial of the Three Forces Standing Mediation based on the Yichuan tradition of internal martial arts.

45:17
M1.1-3 EARTH ELEMENT PHASE

The element of Attunement is the Earth Phase. In this lecture we will look at all aspects of the Earth Element: Physical, emotional and mental.

1:00:56
M1.1-5 Dantian Breathing Tutorial
  • Dantian Breathing Guided Meditation

    An audio meditation that will guide you through the basic steps of natural diaphragmatic breathing and full dantian breathing.

  • Dantian Breathing Self Practice

    This audio is designed to help you guide your breath rate for 5 breaths per minute. That is a count of 5 in + 1 second pause and 5 out + 1 second pause. The session lasts 15 minutes, which is a sufficient amount of time to create an effect on your mind and Qi.

34:58
M1.1-5 Dantian Activation 1 Practice

Dantian Activation 1 is a designed to energize the Vitality Qi, remove cold stagnant Qi, and build energy in the lower dantian. It is the foundation practice to prepare for circulating the Microcosmic Orbit (Small Heavenly Circuit). Note there is an audio version download attached to this video.

  • Dantian Activation 1 Audio Download

    A Nei dan breathing method to activate the Qi in the Lower Dantian and clear stagnant cold energy.

24:19
M1.1-6 INNER SMILE
  • COMPLETE INNER SMILE WITH BREATH

    A 42 minute guided Inner Smile Meditation that incorporates the purging breath technique to transform blocked or negative emotions into positive virtues.

  • Basic Inner Smile Meditation

    A 30 minute version of the Inner Smile Meditation.

38:51
M1.1-6 Inner Smile Guided Tutorial

In this session Marisa will guide you through the complete Inner Smile Practice using sensation based awareness and the purging breath.

38:50
M1.1-10 Qigong Flow for a Happy Spleen (no music)
(38:31 minutes) NO MUSIC- QIGONG FLOW FOR A HAPPY SPLEEN
A complete qigong flow routine to purge, tonify and nourish the Spleen and Stomach. It is great for digestive health, boosting the immune system and cultivating energy in the lower dantian, our energy bank account.

Details: A happy spleen is a stable spleen. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the spleen and stomach resonate with the vibration of the earth element and the season of PRE-AUTUMN, sometimes called "Indian Summer". The routine uses specific qigong movements that cultivate centering and grounding. Movements focus on breathing exercises, heaven and earth flows and energy ball techniques that activate the lower abdomen and nourish the stomach and spleen meridians. Shot in Joshua tree national park, California.

NOTE: BY SUBSCRIBING @ $15/MONTH TO THE YOQI VIDEO LIBRARY YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL VIDEOS IN THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION STATUS AT ANY TIME.
04:25
WELCOME TO PURGE

The second phase of Qigong Flow is Purge. The manual is a written version of the video lectures and will be uploaded in a few weeks. It will also include the reflections, assignment and appendix of charts for teacher trainers.

  • M1.2 Purge Practice Guide.pdf

    A suggested weekly practice guide for the Purge Series.

37:28
M1.2-1 PURGING BASICS

This lecture explores the role of purging in Traditional Chinese medicine and the Purging Principles: Feel, Forgive and Let Go


  • MEDITATION TO LET GO

    A guided meditation that leads you through the letting go process of the body, emotions, mind and lungs.

37:58
M1.2-1 Purging Basic Exercises Guided Tutorial
In this guided tutorial you will learn 4 basic purging exercises that can be used at the beginning of any Qigong Flow routine.
35:02
M1.2-2 ENERGY MAP: THE MERIDIANS

What are meridians? This lecture explores the two main functions of the meridians, meridians as maps and the methods how to affect them.

45:56
M1.2-2 Meridian Tapping Guided Tutorial

Meridian Tapping is a powerful purging exercise that clears stagnation, promotes blood circulation and builds energy in the tissues. Marisa guides you through a full body meridian tapping session. Grab your bean bag!

Don't have a bean bag yet? You can order one at https://www.yoqi.com/qi-stuff-1

40:29
M1.2-3 THE METAL ELEMENT

The element of Purging is the Metal Phase. In this lecture we explore the laws of interaction for the Metal Element and how it applies to the personality and body type. We also learn the role that the Lungs and Large Intestine play in the state of your Qi and healing.

44:49
M1.2-4 Allergy Relief Protocol with Qi Facial

A Qigong protocol to relieve and prevent seasonal allergies, build up the immune system, dissolve tension and lift the face.

46:30
M1.2-5 Dantian Activation 2 Guided Tutorial

The second step in a Neidan practice is to activate the Original Force in the Lower Dantian. This routine builds upon the practices we have learned in the Attune Series (Qi huo and Dantian Activation 1) and adds the new practice of generating the force.

28:42
M1.2-5 Turtle Breathe Training

One of the advanced breathing methods of both the Dao and yoga is to slow the breath down to the pace of a turtle or an embryo called Embryonic breathing or Primordial breathing. The Turtle Breath training exercise will help reset your brain to build a tolerance for CO2 so that you can enter into these advanced states of meditation quicker.

  • TURTLE BREATHING SELF PRACTICE

    The audio begins with guided Turtle Breath exercise and ends with a silent practice at a rate of 2 breaths per minute, guided by a bell. The more you train this exercise the easier your body will adapt and reap the benefits of increased serotonin and mental equanimity.

45:58
M1.2-6 The Six Healing Sounds Guided Tutorial

The Six Healing Sounds is a fundamental YOQI purging practice. In this tutorial Marisa guides you through the EMDR method taught by Master Mantak Chia.

39:28
M1.2-10 HAPPY LUNGS (no music)

(40 min) QIGONG FLOW FOR HAPPY LUNGS (NO MUSIC VERSION)

This complete Qigong flow routine is designed to purify, nourish and balance the lungs and immune system.


In Traditional Chinese Medicine the lungs are the "commanders of Qi", they are foundation of our vitality and a healthy immune system. In five element theory, the lungs resonate with the metal element and are most influential in the season of AUTUMN. Inspired by the Chinese spirit animal of the lungs, the tiger, this flow uses invigorating warms ups, healing sounds and flowing movements to access your internal power. Shot on the helicopter landing pad on top of a high rise building in Bangkok! Enjoy the scenery and let's move some Qi!


NOTE: BY SUBSCRIBING @ $15/MONTH TO THE YOQI VIDEO LIBRARY YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL VIDEOS IN THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION STATUS AT ANY TIME.

39:28
M1.2-10 HAPPY LUNGS (music)

(40 min) QIGONG FLOW FOR HAPPY LUNGS

This complete Qigong flow routine is designed to purify, nourish and balance the lungs and immune system.


In Traditional Chinese Medicine the lungs are the "commanders of Qi", they are foundation of our vitality and a healthy immune system. In five element theory, the lungs resonate with the metal element and are most influential in the season of AUTUMN. Inspired by the Chinese spirit animal of the lungs, the tiger, this flow uses invigorating warms ups, healing sounds and flowing movements to access your internal power. Shot on the helicopter landing pad on top of a high rise building in Bangkok! Enjoy the scenery and let's move some Qi!


NOTE: BY SUBSCRIBING @ $15/MONTH TO THE YOQI VIDEO LIBRARY YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL VIDEOS IN THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION STATUS AT ANY TIME.

1:04:54
M1.3-5 Dantian Activation 3 Guided Practice
  • Dantian Activation 3.mp3

    The third series in Dantian Activation focuses on firming and refining the Jing. In this Neigong practice you will learn the reverse breathing technique to switch on your Ming Men, Generate the Force, Create the Pearl and circulate the first loop of the Small Heavenly Circuit (the Microcosmic Orbit).

36:41
HAPPY KIDNEYS (NO MUSIC)
(36 min) QIGONG FLOW FOR HAPPY KIDNEYS (NO MUSIC) A complete Qigong flow routine to purify and nourish the kidney and bladder meridian. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys and bladder resonate with the water element and the season of WINTER. Happy kidneys are relaxed kidneys and their state of vitality is the key to our health and longevity. If you feel tired and would like to have more energy and vitality, Happy Kidney Qigong is made for you! In this routine we use the Qigong principles of dynamic relaxation and effortless flow to embody the water element and make the kidneys relaxed and happy. Shot on the beautiful beach of Hua Hin, Thailand. NOTE: BY SUBSCRIBING @ $15/MONTH TO THE YOQI VIDEO LIBRARY YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL VIDEOS IN THE LIBRARY. YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION STATUS AT ANY TIME.
1:52:24
Webinar 5: What is Qigong?

This webinar begins with a global healing awareness meditation followed by the topic: What is Qigong? Specifically looking at what is Qigong today? Can Qigong movements be trademarked? And what is the future of Qigong for the new generation of Qigong Flow instructors.