Qigong in Israel – Visit Report

The following is from Louis Hammer, a qigong instructor in Israel:

I want to thank John Munro so much for his program. He has made the learning of Qigong so accessible.

I would never had gone so far with my own personal study and practice without the LongwhitecloudQigong web access to his teaching.  I started teaching after first reaching a level one certification and now have also received the level two teaching certificate.

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At first what was the most important factor for me is that I live in Israel and the only certification system here would  be taught in Hebrew. As an expatriate from America I could only really understand the nuances and fine points in English. I later see that even if I was in an English community this web site is the greatest.   I first started learning just for myself. With John’s motivation, I then started teaching in a local English speaking community center and in a private home in my city of Netanya, Israel. People heard about my classes and now I have interest to start three other classes.

Israel Class One

Some time ago while reading of John’s first tour to parts of the world teaching Qigong I sort of jokingly asked if he would like to make a stop here in Israel on his next planned trip. I had not even started teaching yet at that time and when he said yes, the panic set in.  Oh no! what am I going to do? Who will he teach?  I tried to make contact to a few other Qigong centers in Israel. The ones that taught in Hebrew. I never did make headway. Soon I started my own classes and we decided to have one special workshop and combine my two classes together for the special event. Well that took care of one day of his 8 days in Israel. I still felt a bit scared that John would feel like he might have made a mistake coming all the way here for one class.

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As we talked about his expectations I learned what was important to him. It was to experience a new country. We planned a trip to see what Israel had to offer in the way of people, nature, history and spiritual Qi.

Looking back, it couldn’t have been better in my mind. In addition to the one workshop which was well attended John joined our family at our Passover Seder meal. He is now part of the family.  It was great to all be together

20170407_16281520170405_17025920170409_13254220170408_092502We  then traveled the country. We tuned into the Qi as we travel the countryside. I was so honored to learn firsthand how to experience qi while standing on the stones of the Megiddo archeological site where 24 civilizations were build one on top of each other over history.   Watched people get baptized in the Jordan River.  Walked the Stages of the Cross in Jerusalem. Seen religious sites like the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall also in Jerusalem. Saw Roman ruins and Crusader’s stone walls. We felt the sounds of history every day.  Not only did we feel the energy at sea level on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea but also went to the lowest point on earth, The Dead Sea. We stood on pure salt, we stood on high cliffs, we stood on sand, we stood on volcanic rock and we stood on limestone.  In between all this I am so thankful to have experienced just a glimpse of how John is able to tune into the different elements either human, organic, spiritual or otherwise. I even watched him teach a group at one of the locations we stayed at in the desert and how they left changed after just one session. On top of all this, both my wife Debby and I learned what it means to be a humble and caring human being just by traveling and observing John Munro. What an experience. I cannot thank him enough.

 

This all gave me a sense of pride to have been able to host John. It has kindled an already lit flame to further my own study of Qigong through the LongwhitecloudQigong site. More importantly it has given me the confidence that I have the tools even at my level of understanding to help others learn more about the benefits of Qigong.

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Thanks John for our friendship, your visit and your motivation. Hope to see you soon again if not just your next video.

Louis Hammer

Netanya, Israel

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More online course feeback

The following comments are from Linda, who recently completed several of the Long White Cloud Qigong online courses.

I made up my mind that I wanted to study Qigong. I started searching locally, but I couldn’t find anybody teaching in my town. I started searching online. I found several offers but I chose Longwhitecloudqigong.com with owner and instructor John Munro.

What helped me to make to chose John Munro and his website?

From the very beginning I found the website very user friendly no matter which page I entered from. All the information and lectures are in a highly logical order. Everything is explained in writing and demonstrated by videos. It is very easy to understand and to follow his instructions.

It didn’t take long to realise that John Munro lives every word he says and teaches. His passion is Qigong. I must say he very humble and I truly would like to discover more about the real extent of his knowledge.

I started learning by myself in August 2016 and it was good. But I got real acceleration when the courses were offered not only to individuals, but being a part of a group. There were weekly videos from John and also weekly ‘questions and answers’ that was shared with everyone within the group. This gave an extra element of learning. Whenever I had a private question, John replied me within hours. I really felt like I was being looked after.

I completed 3 courses within 12 weeks and I gained huge benefits. These courses were Qigong Foundation Practices, Between Heaven and Earth, Qigong Walking.

I learnt a great deal about Qigong and the philosophy of Qigong. I found that John’s Books that he wrote were extremely helpful and it is something I will keep revisiting.

I learnt all of the exercises.

One of my main reasons were wanting to learn Qigong was self healing. I had a lot of healing during the 12 weeks. I have a lot less pain today and I am a lot more flexible.

My interest in Qigong is greatly increased and I am looking forward to continuing on this path.

Many thanks to John Munro, keep up the amazing work!

Linda Knight
Nutrition Consultant

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Feedback from the Qigong Foundation Practices online course

Below is some feedback from one of the course participants from the recent Qigong Foundation Practices online certification course. We have another one of these courses starting on 15th May 2017. Get n touch if you would like to register by emailing us here.

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Enter the Flow – New book available!

I know what you’re thinking. Another book? Really? That’s three books in three months… while travelling… and teaching workshops… and also supervising Online Instructor Training courses…!?!?

What can I say, qigong makes you more productive 😉

Actually these books have taken a lot more than three months to write and publish, it is just that I have managed to complete them and make them available over the last three months. I am committed to providing good training materials for people to learn the art and science of qigong. So there will be more new books in the future, and additional online training materials as well. It will probably be a bit longer than a month before the next ones become available though… 🙂

The practices contained in Enter the Flow aim to help you develop skills and awareness of energy that will allow you to maintain energy flow through your body and in every activity you do. This energy flow brings health and vitality to every part of your body and develops efficiency and grace in your movements. With practice even the most mundane activities can be turned into a kind of gentle moving meditation.

ETF Cover Final crop smallAvailable from Amazon in Kindle/electronic version here, and as hardcopy here.  If you have another preferred online retailer, try searching for the title and you are likely to find that it is available from there as well within the next few weeks.

 

 

 

 

The video below talks about how the practices in Enter the Flow fits with other practices from Long White Cloud Qigong. Some people say that Enter the Flow is their favourite kind of qigong practice!

 

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Between Heaven and Earth – New Book Available!

Yes another one! I am hoping to write several new books over the coming months and years to offer further insights and act as a companion to practice for many of the different wonderful qigong practices available through Long White Cloud Qigong.  This one is about the ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ practices which activate the extraordinary meridians and activate the energy fields.

The movements in this set of exercises are very simply, but energetically very powerful. I regularly get feedback from around the world about how much people enjoy these exercises and what a difference they have made in their lives.

You can find both the hard copy and digital edition of this book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Between-Heaven-Earth-Extraordinary-Meridians/dp/1543041272/

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This is a video of the practices below:

I hope you enjoy the book if you choose to check it out. It would also be really awesome if you could leave a review on Amazon.com after you have read it! 🙂

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Waking the Qi – new book available now!

Exciting news! The new book Waking the Qi is now available!

Front picYou can find the print edition on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Qi-Introduction-John-Munro/dp/1541197291/

And the Kindle/electronic version here: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Qi-Introduction-John-Munro-ebook/dp/B01N5PTPTD/

There is also video of some of the practices and additional information here: http://longwhitecloudqigong.com/online-courses/waking-the-qi/

 

These practices ‘WAKE UP’ the energy throughout the whole body and are particularly useful for anyone who has become weak and debilitated from prolonged illness, has a stiff or sore back and neck, weak legs, suffers from stress and anxiety, wants a stronger immune system, better digestion, improved circulation, easier breathing, or simply to have more energy.

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Qigong Walking – 12 Week Online Instructor Certification Course – Starts 30th January 2017

Qigong walking exercises are a gentle and enjoyable way to incorporate energy awareness into your daily activities.  Most of us spend at least a little of each day walking and we can gain a lot of extra benefit and enjoyment from it when we integrate energy awareness with this healthy activity.

The walking qigong practices you will learn in this course are very simple and meditative in nature. The gentle rhythmic movement of walking provides a great way to deepen you awareness of your internal energy and to maintain healthy energy flow throughout your day.

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The course can be done online and you can practice in your own time and your own space that is convenient for you. Each week you follow the instructions and videos found on the Long White Cloud Qigong website here, practicing at least 30 minutes a day, and at the end of the week send through your progress report and any questions that you have. Answers to questions from all class members will then be sent out to the group in written or video format as appropriate. You benefit from the answers to other students questions, as they may have an interesting question you didn’t think to ask.

The course takes 12 weeks to complete and is offered on a Give Freely/ Receive Freely Basis. This means you decide how much you pay. You can read about the payment policy here.

To enroll for the course you need to submit the following information by email by Friday 27th January:

  • Name of the course/s you wish to enrol in:
  • A headshot photo of yourself:
  • Full Name:
  • Location: (city, state, country)
  • Best email:
  • Skype address:
  • Website: (if you have one)

You also need to consider what your Give Freely/Receive Freely payment will be in exchange for this certification course and make arrangements for that. The easiest way to do this is through the donate buttons on this page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us here: info@longwhitecloudqigong.com

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A Perspective of Teaching Qigong for One Year

— The following is from Clayton Crosley, a qigong instructor in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Wow I can’t believe it has been a year since I started teaching Qigong! I had always had a vision of what I was going to do once I had been certified through the free online programs offered at Long White Cloud Qigong. I did not know all the details at the time but I thought I would figure it out as I went along.

I am a Veteran of the US Army and I thought that I would try to get the Veteran’s Administration Hospital to allow me to offer Qigong to interested Veterans. After a long process of being vetted and gaining the support of some influential Doctors who pushed the process along I was allowed to teach on a volunteer basis at the Savannah and Hinesville Georgia VA clinics. I will tell you at first there was not much of a response two people would show up and the following week there wouldn’t be any participants. It took several months to build up a core group of Veterans who were committed to improving their lives. Slowly but surely everything fell into place.

Many of the students who come to the class are referred by a health professional. There are a wide range of reasons for the referrals. The most common reasons are mobility issues, joint pain, back pain, pain management, anxiety and PTSD.

Now here is the amazing part of my teaching experience, no matter what the underlying condition that brought the students to the class the result was that all of them improved. I am not talking about small improvements I am talking about monumental improvements. Granted these results didn’t happen overnight. All of the people who benefited did so as an accumulation of the Qigong exercises. Regardless of the person’s medical condition all have seen an improvement. Students with limited range of motion saw an increase in their range and flexibility. People suffering from PTSD felt a sense of calm and had more restful sleep. Participants with joint and back pain saw their pain diminish and their flexibility improve. Anxious students gained a sense of peace and a feeling of being centered. Several of my students have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, their tremors subsided while doing the exercises and their chronic fatigue dissipated.

It is not a coincidence that a wide range of chronic illnesses all reaped a benefit from performing and embracing the Qigong practices. The mindful intent, energy awareness, correct posture, rhythmic breathing and gentle moving meditation of the exercises have a powerful positive impact on their wellbeing. These exercises seem to work on a cellular level and correct many ailments in the process. These are real remedies for illness and a way forward to renewed health and vitality. Most of my students are well in to their 60’s and they all share one common thread, they show up and focus on the Qigong and don’t worry about the results. The results just happen! I know it sounds a bit magical but it is true.

I would not be able to share this with you if it wasn’t for the complete support given to me be John Munro. He has made Qigong accessible to anyone who has an interest. He not only provided the support and guidance necessary to complete the online certification, he also took the time to visit the US and see firsthand what he has helped establish. John also provided me with intensive workshop training while he was visiting Savannah which helped to deepen my understanding and enhance my own personal practice. John has my deepest admiration and most heartfelt gratitude. I can say unequivocally that this has been one of the most rewarding pursuits I have even undertaken. It is worth the effort time and personal sacrifice to share Qigong with others and help better their lives.

Sincerely,

Clayton Crosley

Savannah Georgia USA

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Between Heaven and Earth – 12 Week Online Instructor Course – Starts January 23, 2017

Between Heaven and Earth online instructor training course begins on January 23, 2017!

The Between Heaven and Earth qigong practices work with the eight extraordinary meridians. These meridians carry large amounts of energy when they are activated, so the practices are energetically powerful. Regular practice of this series of exercises will make you healthy, stable, and strong physically, psychologically and energetically.

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The practices activate the energy fields and can be used to cleanse the field and increase your presence and ability to interact energetically with others.

The course can be done online and you can practice in your own time and your own space that is convenient for you. Each week you follow the instructions and videos found on the Long White Cloud Qigong website here, practicing at least 30 minutes a day, and at the end of the week send through your progress report and any questions that you have. Answers to questions from all class members will then be sent out to the group in written or video format as appropriate. You benefit from the answers to other students questions, as they may have an interesting question you didn’t think to ask.

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The course takes 12 weeks to complete and is offered on a Give Freely/ Receive Freely Basis. This means you decide how much you pay. You can read about the payment policy here.

To enroll for the course you need to submit the following information by email by Friday 20th January:

  • Name of the course/s you wish to enrol in:
  • A headshot photo of yourself:
  • Full Name:
  • Location: (city, state, country)
  • Best email:
  • Skype address:
  • Website: (if you have one)

You also need to consider what your Give Freely/Receive Freely payment will be in exchange for this certification course and make arrangements for that. The easiest way to do this is through the donate buttons on this page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us here: info@longwhitecloudqigong.com

 

Between Heaven and Earth

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Gold Medal in China!

How is this for cool? I just received an email from a long time student of Long White Cloud Qigong, Satya Newday. He is living in China at the moment and learning kung fu there in the Taishan District of Tai’an City .

At the encouragement of his kung fu teacher there in China, he entered a competition and performed the Twelve Rivers for the organ meridians qigong set – Satya won gold in his division!

Congratulations Satya, that is awesome! We are proud of you!

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By the way the Twelve Rivers exercises are the main focus of the Qigong Foundation Practices course which has an online instructor training program starting on 16th January. You can get the details on that here.

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