Qi Gong Forms Taught

photo courtesy Janice Miller

photo courtesy Janice Miller

These Qi Gong forms are a powerful, safe, and beautiful way to deepen in the practice of well being and spiritual growth. Through years of practice by thousands of people, these forms has been proven to be very effective in eliminating diseases, improving health, balancing emotions and refining the spirit.  Contact Inner Rivers Healing Arts to inquire about Qi Gong classes and training

Please scroll down for descriptions of the 5 forms Jennifer teaches: 



Turtle Longevity Qi Gong of the Wang family is considered an outstanding form in the Chinese qi gong community. Invented  over 400 years ago, this family treasure has been improved from generation to generation - and the average lifespan has increased with each generation.  Master Wang, Zhezhong, the 19th lineage holder decided to share this family heirloom to benefit humanity. He has taught this form in Japan, Canada and the United States. It was first introduced to the public in the late 1980’s and has achieved an elevated reputation in the qi gong community.  In 1994, Turtle Longevity Qi Gong became a mainstay of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  Today this easy-to-learn form is an increasingly popular gentle meditative exercise.  It is an advanced type of qi gong with tremendous healing powers that has helped patients with difficult diseases as well as cultivate innate potentials to increase wisdom.  

There are several Parts to Turtle Longevity Qi Gong. The complete form includes a whole series of techniques that take a long time to learn.  

  • Part I:  Watching the Turtle  
  • Part II: Learning from the Turtle  
  • Part III Being the Turtle-Sitting Meditation (Moving Five Elements to Balance Yin & Yang)
  • Part IV Tong Tian Gong-Advanced Sitting Meditation (Channeling Heaven and Earth)
  • Acupressure Self-Massage



Chinese Soaring Crane Qi Gong was originated in the late 1970 by Master Jinxiang Zhao - the first master to teach Qi Gong to the general public in China.  After he was stricken with pleurisy and tuberculosis as a youth, Master Zhao experienced qi gong as part of his medical treatment. With continued practice, he completely recovered his health, and later found that he had the power to heal others. Since he could not treat the hundreds of sick people who flocked to him each day, he devised a form of Qigong that would empower them to treat themselves. In 1989, Master Zhao brought Soaring Crane Qi Gong to the U.S. with the assistance of Professor Huixian Chen, who had worked very closely with him. Classified as a medical qi gong form, it is estimated that there are over 20 million people currently practice Soaring Crane Qi Gong worldwide.

There are three levels in Soaring Crane Qigong training: 

Level 1 Class  The Five Routines, the foundation of Soaring Crane Qi Gong system, consist of five different forms that imitate the nature of movements of the crane. In Chinese lore, the red-crowned crane was highly regarded as a symbol of longevity and revered for its elegant movements, plus its calm, and peaceful demeanor. In this class, participants will learn the Five Standing Routines of Soaring Crane Qi Gong, two Remedy Routines for cleansing and healing, and two Lying Down qigong meditations.  Founded on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, the Five Routines contain the essential techniques of Chinese Soaring Crane Qi Gong that help develop the power of one's mind and the discipline to guide the qi in the body. As a result, the acupoints are opened, the channels are cleared and the blood flow improves to nourish muscles, bones, arteries and veins.

Level 2 Class (advanced class) This class will guide experienced participants to a higher level in their practice of the Five Routines, through refinement of the movements, as well as in the discipline of the mind as required in this qi gong form. A deeper theoretical basis will be given for the 106 precise movements, and for clarity of understanding how to direct qi appropriately. This relates to a Chinese medical principle, where the mind goes, the qi and blood flow. The highlight of Soaring Crane Qi Gong, the Standing Meditation, will be a key component of this level of practice as the body is cleansed through relaxed spontaneous movements. Instruction is also given in the Sitting Meditation, which is a special offering to Soaring Crane Qi Gong practitioners. Two other Remedy Routines will be taught to enable the students to adjust their qi during practice.

Pre-requisites for this Level 2 class are completion of Level 1, and practice of Soaring Crane Qi Gong for at least total of 50 hours.

Level 3 Class (advanced class) This comprehensive training provides an opportunity for students who want to delve into Soaring Crane Qi Gong at the deepest levels. Qi gong theories are explored as well as the Chinese philosophies behind them. Students will master the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine on which the 106 parts of the form are based. The remainder of Soaring Crane Qi Gong system will be taught during these classes including Remedy Routines and the Crane Walking Steps. Students will receive one-on-one coaching and ample opportunity to achieve competency in all aspects of this form.

The Level 3 program serves as a prerequisite and preparation for the Soaring Crane Qi Gong Level 1 Teacher Training and Certification Program.


Chinese Essence Qi Gong was developed by the Chinese Academy of Somatic Science after years of research and discussion among scientists, traditional Chinese medicine experts, philosophers and the major qi gong masters in China. It was first introduced to the public in China by Professor Fuyin Chen, the director of the Academy, in 1987. Since 1994, the form has been taught to thousands of American students. 

Chinese Essence Qi Gong is a form based on the summary of the major types of Qigong in China. It has all the merits of both traditional and contemporary qi gong. It includes the essence of Confucianist, Buddhist, Daoist, medical and martial art qi gong. It is easy to learn and is a good way to harmonize body, spirit and mind. Through years of practice by thousands of people, this form has been proven to be very effective in eliminating diseases, improving health, balancing emotions and refining the spirit.


Awakening Light Gong was invented by Master Liang, Guanghua after studying Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for over 50 years. This form includes sitting and standing meditation with very powerful mantras and spiritual music provided by Master Liang’s teacher.

Master Liang was born in poverty and grew up in the Pu Ji Buddhist Temple, where he was taught Buddhism and Chinese arts. Based on his experiences, he invented this very simple but powerful form. He taught thousands of people who, after practicing this form, recovered from cancers, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular system diseases and disorders, and many other difficult chronic diseases. Awakening Light Gong is an advanced form which is good for both health and spiritual growth. Therefore, in the 1980’s Master Liang was honored as one of the greatest qigong masters in China.


1,000 Hands Buddha is an elegant sitting form consisting of a series of hand mudras from the family lineage of Liu He and Liu Dong.  This beautiful gentle qi gong form is a method to help one let go of suffering, reach peace of mind and to reawaken our heart.

1000 Hands is a spiritual healing qi gong method inspired by the symbolical positioning of Buddha's fingers, referred to as "mudras" by Buddhists.  Through the practice of emulating these fourteen sacred mudras, students discover a sense of connectedness with the Universe and are able to heal the toxins of the mind and emotions that affect the heart. Practitioners find it to be a gentle and powerful method that quickly removes suffering, fortifies energy, calms the heart and helps the spirit attain wisdom. The method also helps fight stress and maintain the memory.


Master Ma's Super Energy Clapping Hands Method, has proven remarkably effective in stimulating self-healing. After many years of researching qi gong master’s healing techniques, Master Ma developed this form to help people easily connect with the powers that heal he calls Super Energy. There exists Super Energy in human beings, nature and the universe that can cure many diseases. As this energy is all around us, Super Energy Clapping Hands method is a simple fast and scientific way to generate and deepen our connection with the universe to cultivate innate potentials. Though the power of one's hands along with toning a powerful mantra, practitioners can quickly connect the brain waves to higher frequencies.

Upon introduction to the public, this method became one of the most popular qi gong methods in China. Everywhere in China the sound of clapping hands could be heard on the roadsides or in the parks, early in the morning and in the evening. This form keeps people healthy, happy and connected, and will become very popular in the United States in the coming years.