Have you imagined moving through life with ease and grace, as if life were a joyous dance and the music never stopped?
At the end of each day, would you like to be able to say, “My heart is full and I am happy and energized?”
The bridge that can carry you from that dream to the reality of living with a full and happy heart was built thousands of years ago in China...
Qigong masters of millennia past were the original scientists of the subtle body — working with the circulation of Qi (life force energy) through coordinated flowing movement and deep rhythmic breathing for increased health, happiness, awareness, serenity, longevity and more.
Over centuries, they developed and refined methods that shifted stagnant or blocked energy patterns in the body. When we experience trauma or even everyday stressors, we can accumulate dense, blocked energy that can persist for decades and compromise our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
The specific Qigong practices they perfected can shift these blocks, “recharge” areas depleted of Qi, and activate your body’s self-healing powers.
The result? A greater flow of energy throughout your system, which in turn increases immune function and supports overall good health.
Just a few minutes a day of focused practice can produce dramatic improvements in your happiness, wellbeing and stress levels. You may even see significant progress in healing longstanding health issues.
Yes, Qigong is that powerful... and the Western medical establishment has taken notice.
There’s now a growing body of scientific data supporting the wisdom of this ancient practice and the quantifiable results it delivers.
In Qigong for a Happy Heart, you will be given essential daily practices from Wisdom Healing Qigong — the specific lineage taught in this program — which will help you take better energetic care of your body and establish a new baseline of health and happiness for a long and vibrant life.
You’ll learn about the role of Qi energy and how to connect heart, mind and body to cultivate abundant Qi flow for your health, healing and daily life. When your heart is joyful, your energy is flowing freely, helping you feel more creative, resilient, positive and engaged.
You’ll receive specific teachings and daily practices designed to help you awaken your happy heart, celebrate the goodness inherent within you, and discover your true capacity to skillfully manage your health, happiness and stress levels.
And if you’re already experiencing the benefits of Qigong, you’ll discover new techniques as well as opportunities to refine your current practice. A happy heart is defined not only emotionally but also through its role in shaping the body, mind and spirit. The teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong remind us that when your heart is happy, you can dance through life with a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.
During Qigong for a Happy Heart, you’ll have the special privilege of studying with Master Mingtong Gu, one of the world’s pre-eminent teachers of Qigong for more than 20 years.
Master Gu is renowned for his teachings and healings with people of all ages, including many living with trauma, illness and aging challenges.
Through The Chi Center, the organization Master Gu built in the West, he has trained thousands of students and teachers to work with Qi in ways that produce tangible, real-world results.
Over seven weeks, you’ll take a journey with Master Gu into Wisdom Healing Qigong fundamental teachings, gentle movements, ancient healing sounds, and meditations.
You’ll benefit not only from his verbal teachings but also from video-recorded exercises that demonstrate the proper movements, sounds and ways to direct the flow of energy.
You’ll discover how to circulate Qi to weaker parts of your body and deepen your understanding of the energetic connections between your body, emotions and spirit.
You’ll also work with the principle of “integrative oneness,” which allows you to truly experience your consciousness, heart, body and mind as a united whole.
These principles of energetic healing can help you address and heal any underlying issues that can result in imbalance, disharmony and disease.
Through video, Master Gu will illuminate the philosophical and practical components of working with Qi — and give you simple practices and positions that allow you to connect with the energy that supports and nourishes your heart, body, mind and spirit. (Video connection will be easy to use, but you can also participate via audio if you prefer or if it is necessary.)
In the first week, you’ll be given a video in which Master Gu demonstrates how to begin to awaken your happy heart. Each subsequent week you’ll progress, with Master Gu’s guidance, through Qigong’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
Through video, audio and text teachings and tools, you’ll have everything you need to start and develop a personal daily practice to cultivate a happy heart and a deep sense of inner joy. Your personal practice is further supported by video/audio practice sessions and materials available 24/7 at the class portal.
Your daily Qigong practice can also help release stress, strengthen body resilience and posture, increase mental clarity, and awaken awareness of self and others.
So you can take your learning and practice even deeper, you can ask Master Gu whatever questions you have anytime throughout the course. Master Gu will answer your submitted questions in the Q&A sessions at the end of each class and answers to common questions will also be posted to your Course Homepage.
No prior experience with Qigong or energy practices is needed to participate in this course. Wisdom Healing Qigong is suitable for all ages and abilities and can be done sitting, standing or lying down. It is also highly compatible with other energy practices such as yoga, tai chi, acupuncture and meditative practices. Comfortable clothes are recommended, but special exercise clothes or mats are not needed.
This course is ideal for those who would like to move their lives into joy and health while releasing stress and exhaustion, low energy and worry, and blocked creativity and overwhelm. In short, if you...
Join us for a healing and illuminating journey with one of the world’s most esteemed Qigong masters — and receive practices you can use and enjoy for a lifetime!
As a special feature of this course, Master Mingtong Gu will present his teaching sessions on video so you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. These video presentations will be easy to access and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
During the 7-week program, Master Mingtong Gu will joyfully guide you through the role of Qi energy and how to connect heart, mind and body to cultivate abundant Qi flow for your health, healing and daily life. Master Gu has selected Wisdom Healing Qigong teachings focused on cultivating a happy heart, and will guide you in the steps to explore this powerful Qigong lineage and to create your own Qigong practice for energy abundance.
Each weekly class session will build harmoniously upon the next and will include a video presentation by Mingtong Gu featuring the teachings, demonstrations, and/or guided movements, meditations and visualizations for that week. You can practice along with Master Gu as he demonstrates these practices and return to the recorded version when the class is over to maintain your practice.
Each video presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Master Gu — a favorite feature! The Q&A invites students to communicate with this renowned master and to receive support for incorporating these teachings into their personal practice.
Practice Component: The deep benefits of Qigong come from practicing the sounds, movements and meditations yourself, so you can feel and experience their transformative effects. Each weekly session will help you to develop a practice of your own.
Qigong for a Happy Heart is appropriate for all ages and abilities and does not require special clothing or exercise equipment. If you are unable to attend live, you’ll receive class recordings, transcripts and supplemental materials so you can still experience the full benefits of the program.
Master Gu will be live on the course calls as often as possible; however, it may be necessary to pre-record up to two sessions due to his international travel and retreat schedule.
What is your true potential for happiness? In this first module, we’ll explore how to connect with our feelings and how to release the energy blockages that are disrupting our chances for joy and wellness. We’ll introduce the “inner smile” practice to begin our journey into awakening a happy heart and to intentionally release old patterns in how we respond to stress, illness, pain, irritation and disappointment. We’ll explore the steps in Wisdom Healing Qigong to heal the whole self: mind, body, heart and spirit.
In this module, you’ll discover:
We’ll explore the Qigong perspective on the role of energy in our physical body with regard to awakening a happy heart. We’ll see what happens within our body and brain when we feel negative emotions, and how this contraction opens us to illness, injury and premature aging. We’ll establish how Qigong helps us reconnect our mind-body, release tension, and bring joy into our movements as we progressively build flexibility, strength, posture and grace.
In this module, you’ll discover:
We’ll explore the role of the mind and consciousness as we engage in our Qigong practice. As we cultivate mindfulness and let go of old habits, we can change how we react to stress and challenges. We’ll examine the role of visualization in awakening an attentive mind, revealing new possibilities of joyful thoughts, self-reflection and commitment.
In this module, you’ll discover:
Healing the emotional self is deeply essential to opening the heart, so we’re devoting two modules to the topic. How many emotions that bring us stress or pain do we continually get seduced by and re-invite into our heart? When we are feeling challenged by worries, the heart energetically contracts. We’ll delve into experiencing Qigong movement and sound on an emotional level to allow the opening, accepting and healing of our emotions on the conscious and unconscious levels.
In this module, you’ll discover:
We’ll delve further into the teachings that open our heart’s capacity to respond to stress, grief and disappointment in new, healthier ways. Through our Qigong practice we can learn how to heal from the stories of our life, so that our heart is open and resilient again. Because everything in life is connected, we can’t simply throw a feeling of stress and anxiety away. Instead we’ll transform it through healing Qigong sounds so it doesn’t negatively affect our body or mind, or dampen our ability to feel joy.
In this module, you’ll discover:
We’ll explore the deep value of fostering a happy heart on a spiritual level. Within each of us is a deep wisdom and connection with all of life that we can learn to cultivate, allowing us to contribute healing joy to ourselves and to all beings. Through these teachings we awaken our awareness of chi, especially in times of stress and challenge. We’ll also engage in visualization teachings that help us illuminate our smiling heart and share it with the world.
In this module, you’ll discover:
We’ll explore how to focus the daily Qigong practice on wholeness — gathering together into each movement and sound the benefits of body, mind, heart and spirit. These teachings will help us integrate our lessons of body, mind, heart and spirit for deeper benefits. We’ll explore how energy resides in any given moment, so that we can tap into it when we feel depleted.
In this module, you’ll discover:
In addition to Master Gu’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions to complement what you learn — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
This ebook is designed specifically for people who enjoy books with illustrations for learning. Created as a helpful reference, this ebook includes step-by-step practice instructions and illustrations for many of the movements and sounds taught in the course and for doing your personal Qigong practice. The Wisdom Healing Qigong teachings presented in this book focus on awakening emotional wellbeing and releasing stress held in the muscles and body, while building balance and alignment. When you combine this book withThe Happy Heart Home Practice video and the other course materials, you will have a powerful set of learning tools to support a lifetime discovery of bringing joy and healing to yourself and to the world.
Enjoy awakening your happy heart by doing these practices that are recommended by Master Gu! Students can simply do a home practice by watching this video, following along with Master Gu as he demonstrates the Wisdom Healing Qigong movement, healing sound and meditation. Created as a companion to the course teachings, this guided practice makes it much easier to relax the mind and release the stress instead of remembering what to do next. These teachings are beneficial for a lifetime of wellbeing. Use this video together with the ebook, The Happy Heart Through Qigong, and 100 Day Gong Chart to track practice progress.
Practice is the key in Qigong! This Gong Chart makes it simple to record every Wisdom Healing Qigong practice, and it includes tips to stay focused. Master Gu invites students to start practicing one day at a time to allow the mind-body-heart-spirit to connect on new levels during the course. What is a Gong? “Gong” means “practice of.” The goal for this course is to aim towards 50 days of practice (7 weeks), and then 100 days to realize wellness benefits. When the first 50 Day Gong is completed, you can receive a bonus teaching directly from Mingtong via The Chi Center. (The Gong Chart includes information about how to contact The Chi Center.)
Master Gu helps make Qigong practice easier to start and to maintain with this Guide. We all have resistance to changing our routines, even when they aren’t serving us. Through Qigong we learn we can change these patterns in mind and body through dedicated practice. This primer offers practice tips from Master Gu and from his conversations with students to help students take those steps to find time and focus for practice. The ancient masters recommended 100 days of dedicated Qigong practice for the student to realize new patterns for health and healing. In modern times, neuroscientists now confirm that the brain can create new neural pathways, but it takes a dedicated routine.
I found this course to be such a joyful and deeply peaceful experience. My body is happy with me now. Master Mingtong Gu shares "Haola" and presence that reaches through cyberspace right into my heart. I was also delighted with the reminders, explanations, class materials and support that The Shift Network provided. It was truly the best online experience I have ever had. Blessings and blissings...
— Reverend Pomaika’i, Holualoa, Hawaii
Mingtong makes me smile inside and out. He has "touched" me spiritually, energetically and physically. Following his beautiful, gentle practices have become part of my daily morning habit and I love it! Thank you for sharing your journey and developing a path for me to explore a healthier and happier life!
— Kathleen, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
The sound healing exercises have become an important start to my day. I love the experience of contacting my organs and body in the morning this way. It’s almost like the safety checks a pilot makes prior to a flight. There is so much wisdom. I listen to replays and gain more and more understanding of information that is provided. Mingtong has a captivating way of teaching.
— Yvonne Praschma, Newfield, New York
This was my second course with Mingtong Gu, and it was as always, amazing. Just being in the Qi and Mingtong Gu’s presence fills one with pure joy, and it doesn’t matter that the class is online, it feels as if it’s in person. I looked forward to every Tuesday evening and wouldn’t miss it for the world. I have always felt open, energized and elevated after each class. I absolutely loved it. I hope more and more people study Qigong... I feel we need it more than ever.
In these profoundly unsettling times, Mingtong’s teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong moved deeply into my system on all levels, helping to create more presence and consequently more balance. His generous and clear discussions (interspersed with sweet humor) of the principles underlying the different aspects of the work enhance the experience of the practices and help strengthen my commitment to the inescapable necessity and beauty of PRACTICING what is learned. I am grateful to him for his work and to The Shift Network’s professional presentation of the program. Thank you.
— Michele Calistoga, California
Before taking the course: for the period of 1.5 years I’ve been having shoulder pains so bad that I was ready to go for the surgery. I’m absolutely pain FREE now! I tried to do meditation several times before and never succeeded; in this course I finally learned how to do this and it helps me daily. I feel better; my outlook to existence improved so much more than I could imagine. I just went through a divorce when all my life fell into pieces, and I don’t know where I would be now if not for YOUR help. You really saved me in the most difficult situation; you helped me want to live again. Thank you!
As Mingtong says, Just Do It! Every day brings new mental or emotional and physical freedom that transforms old stuck patterns into a liberating, happy life. Physically I would say there has been 95% improvement in chronic conditions that I have lived with for many years, and emotionally I am feeling more at ease with life and its journey. I also realize this is just the first step in a lifelong commitment and I eagerly look forward to following this gentle and life-transforming age-old wisdom.
— Manuel, Sydney, Australia
The Shift Network course with Master Mingtong Gu is a unique and powerful course. The techniques are fully explained by Master Gu. You are guided carefully through the exercises. There was time allowed for questions. Students could interact on Facebook and in breakout group phone conferences after each session. The Shift Network staff [members] are excellent facilitators of a positive experience. The course materials are all electronic and well designed. If a course interests you, I would say to give it a go.
— Karen C., San Diego, California
The instructor Mingtong is truly amazing and a gift. The Shift Network staff gives the best and most generous support to help you maintain the practices.
— Asha Kher, New Jersey
I loved everything about this course and wish it could go on and on forever. It awakened me deeply and was also gentle and organic. Thank you.
— Xie Xie
Qigong for a Happy Heart not only offers some of the most advanced online Qigong teachings currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the interactive conference events or in our online community. You’ll support and learn from each other while you embark on a path to connect with the flow of energy within mind, body and heart for now and for a lifetime.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people committed to co-creating a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Mingtong Gu
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with master teacher Mingtong Gu — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a video presentation from Mingtong Gu, designed to guide you to progress through Qigong teachings for a happy heart and the practice movements and meditations. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson. Mingtong will also share additional guided video and/or audio demonstrations of the movements, meditations and sounds that are available for guided practice during the week.
50 Day Gong Support
Designed to deeply support the discovery of opening energy for your own purposeful living and healing, you are welcomed and fully supported to begin a 50 Day Gong — which translates into “50 days of guided Qigong practice” — together as a class. You can move at your own pace through building your practice, since you will receive recordings of all course sessions.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Qigong for a Happy Heart Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Mingtong Gu has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive, LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a master Qigong teacher whose powerful practices and wisdom are helping us heal and awaken ourselves — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll also be able to benefit from Master Gu’s empowering teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about developing a fully integrated healing practice you can use everyday to feel deeply grounded and energized both physically and spiritually, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Mingtong is full of vitality, wisdom and skill. He is a real healer, and the practices he teaches can change your life.
— Jack Kornfield, PhD, Co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the author of several bestselling books
Mingtong lives what he teaches, exudes vibrancy and love, supports the empowerment and health of each person, and shares his experience and knowledge as a wisdom master.
— Bruce Fabric, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist
Master Mingtong Gu has brought a level of transmission of mind-body practice that is unparalleled in my experience. Since making these teachings available to patients in my medical practice, they’ve become healthier and happier.
— Brian Bouch, MD, Director of Hill Park Medical Center
Master Mingtong Gu and Wisdom Healing Qigong are the partners I have been searching for during my 40 years as a western physician. My personal experience with this powerful mind-body practice has confirmed its amazing (in some cases, miraculous) ability to heal emotional distress and physical illness, from life-threatening to life-altering.
— Jerome Weiss, MD
[Mingtong] is definitely one of the rare true healers that are very hard to find. I strongly recommend for anyone to spend some time with him and experience his powerful healing energy.
— Dan Vicario, MD, Founder of San Diego Cancer Center
Master Mingtong Gu joyfully and skillfully translates the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for modern times. He founded The Chi Center to benefit others through the practice of self-care, self-healing and self-empowerment, and recently opened The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, a beautiful retreat center near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Master Gu shares these powerful teachings through online courses, workshops and retreats for individuals, wellness professionals, and for students seeking Qigong teacher certification. He is the author of several publications, including Wisdom Healing Qigong, Sound Healing Technologies, and Awaken Vitality, and is a respected speaker on how to heal ourselves and our planet.
He received his Master training with Grandmaster Ming Pang, the founder of Wisdom Healing Qigong in China, and has also studied with a variety of Grandmasters. Master Gu was inspired to share these teachings after curing his own chronic health conditions through his dedicated Wisdom Healing Qigong practice, and witnessing thousands of “incurable” diseases being healed at the Zhineng Center, the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China.
Master Gu grew up in a rural community in China, becoming the first person in his village to attend college. He then studied in the United States, receiving his master’s degrees in Math and in Fine Arts. Dedicated to teaching Wisdom Healing Qigong to international audiences, he received the Qigong Master of the Year Award at the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is July 11th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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