Can I teach Qigong classes with this certification?
Yes and No. If you do the certification version of the Mental Health Toolkit, you will be trained and tested in the handful of specific forms taught in this program. You can teach these specific sets to your clients and students as you see fit. If you want to create custom classes, and teach from a wider knowledge base, you would want to take my Level 1 Qigong Teacher Training Program, which goes much more in depth into the underlying theories and practices of Qigong, as well as teaching principles.
Is there a Live component to the course?
No, the whole course is self paced. You will however book a 1-1 session with Nick when you are done, to ask questions and have your exercises checked (if you sign up for the certification version).
How long do I have to get certified?
You have one year from the time of purchase to complete certification, but lifetime access to the content.
What is your refund policy?
We won't be offering refunds on this course, but you are welcome to a credit to a future online program if you ask within 72 hours of purchase.
Nick grew up near Toronto, Canada. As a teenager, he had several healing and mystifying experiences with psychedelic drugs that peaked his interest in eastern philosophy and Shamanism. Unfortunately, like many adolescent "psychonauts", he was too emotionally unstable for the range of physical, social, chemical, and spiritual stressors he put himself through. At 17 he was checked into a mental hospital for psychosis, and spent 2 years on anti-psychotic medications. During that time he began to intensely explore the healing potential of Meditation, Yoga, Prayer, and (non-pharmacological) Shamanic practices. These explorations gradually gave him the ability to wean off psych meds, though the long list of mental and physical side effects by then had already become chronic illnesses. From there his explorations took him into nutrition, Chinese medicine, and Qigong. He became a certified Yoga teacher through Eoin Finn's "Blissology Yoga" school. In 2014 he moved to Santa Cruz, California to study with Qigong Master and Chinese Medicine Practitioner Lee Holden. This study turned into a 3.5 year internship, where Nick was able to shadow Lee both in the classroom and the clinic, as well as studying under visiting masters from around the world. It was in Santa Cruz that Nick was truly able to rediscover his health and vitality. Nick has since been a Senior Instructor with Holden QiGong, an on-site movement instructor at 1440 Multiversity for Silicon Valley company retreats (including Google, Twitter, Apple, and many more), a Qigong teacher at Evolve Outpatient Youth Mental Hospitals, a PTSD Movement Therapy Instructor for Firefighters, Police, and Military with Resiliency First Inc, and a Qigong and Taoist Yoga teacher with many of the top Yoga Studios and Fitness centers across Silicon Valley. In 2020, Nick began using his experience with this wide variety of students to create his online programs. He has been running Qigong Teacher Trainings since 2021, certifying hundreds of people in his style of Qigong. He runs retreats and lives/learns/films around the world, always seeking to better his knowledge, practice, and ability to help others discover their healing potential. He currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Charity and their daughter Meadow, where they love to explore the mountains, rivers, snow, and hot springs.Email
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