Rehabilitative Qigong for Pulmonary Health Certification

Become a highly credible and confident BodyMind Rehabilitation specialist


  • Apply powerful mindfulness practices with every client
  • Become an expert in a progressive Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi forms
  • Transform treatment sessions with energetic manual Tai Chi techniques
  • Accelerate personal and professional growth with other inspired bodymind professionals.
  • Rediscover meaning and purpose in your work as a rehabilitation professional!


 Course Description

Pulmonary health conditions adversely affect tens of millions of Americans with financial costs exceeding 50 billion dollars annually. Far beyond the numbers, people suffering with respiratory issues frequently experience physical loss of function, immune compromise, and debilitating anxiety and depression.

In today’s health care climate of reduced payment for services, holistic treatment paradigms focused on people as whole beings and reaffirming the value of human relationships becomes necessary for effective healing.

The ancient practices of Qigong & Tai Chi, which are typified by slow, graceful movements and coordinated breathing have been shown repeatedly in health-related research to enhance physical function as well as emotional and psychological wellbeing in people suffering with pulmonary conditions. More than just movement practices however, Qigong & Tai Chi are also steeped in an ancient philosophy advocating balance and harmony in all areas of life.

The Rehabilitative Qigong for Pulmonary Health program focuses on a comprehensive set of core practices including gentle movement, coordinated breathing, mindfulness, and self-massage designed to improve cardiopulmonary status, breathing capacity, physical function, and balance, as well as ameliorate chronic disease symptoms.

This Rehabilitative Qigong for Pulmonary Health certification course is intended for rehabilitation professionals including PTA, PT, OTA, OT, RT and Nurses, as well as Qigong & Tai Chi instructors with a focus on bodymind physiology education and multidisciplinary treatment applications through the practices of Qigong & Tai Chi especially as they relate to pulmonary health conditions, balance, and improving chronic disease outcomes. This course includes power point presentation, dynamic lecture, an abundance of practical application, and is open to all levels of experience.


Course Prerequisites

Chen Y-W, Hunt MA, Campbell KL, et al. The effect of Tai Chi on four chronic conditions-cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Br J Sports Med. Published Online First: 2015 Sep 17. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-094388

Ding M, Zhang W, Li K, Chen X. Effectiveness of T’ai Chi and Qigong on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2014;20(2):79-86. doi:10.1089/acm.2013.0087.

Wu L-L, Lin Z-K, Weng H-D, Qi Q-F, Lu J, Liu K-X. Effectiveness of meditative movement on COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysisInternational Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2018;13:1239-1250. doi:10.2147/COPD.S159042.


Certification Requirements include successful completion of;

  • 30 question multiple-choice examination with 70% proficiency
  • Group practicum review demonstrating knowledge of 9 out of 12 RQTC Pulmonary Health treatment principles
  • Student self assessment form
  • Course evaluation









Praise for IRQTC trainings!

“I have attended seminars conducted by Brian and done on-line IRQTC training. I truly think his approach to treating patients most effectively addresses the mental and physical aspects of rehab and has inspired me to learn more about Qigong and Tai Chi and utilize them when treating all of my patients so that I can provide them with the best possible care.” – Don C. Pape, PT

“Brian’s course was exactly what I was looking for – a western take on how Qigong & Tai Chi work, with anatomy and physiology thrown into the mix. I am a qigong teacher and wanted to expand my abilities to speak to different audiences. Brian put together a great course. He knows his material and has the ability to explain potentially difficult concepts in ways that were easy to grasp. His speaking style and easy manner kept me focused and engaged. It’s great that he is putting together these programs to not only help his clients but to also help other practitioners deepen their practice and understanding.” -Pauline Reid, Qigong / Tai Chi Teacher

“The application of Qigong and Tai Chi into a sound treatment approach and treatment plan. I have found a significant improvement in my R shoulder function with less discomfort since applying the techniques for myself. Brian your course is well organized, thorough and the exercise videos most helpful. It is nice to have all the information on my computer to refer back to. Thank you so much.” – Ted Day, PT

“Brian’s message is life-giving. Incorporating this into your life will be soul soothing.” – Dr. Shallyn MacDonald PT DPT OCS FAAOMPT

“Brian Trzaskos’ skill in sequencing the steps to learning a new skill along with his clear explanations to how the skill (i.e. a qigong form) is beneficial has been most helpful in my own practice and in my Qigong teaching.” -Bob McBrien, PhD  Professor Emeritus Salisbury (Maryland) University.

“Brian Trzaskos is an inspired and inspiring source of answers to so many of the questions I have pondered over the course of my 30 plus year movement therapy career. His knowledge spans an unusually broad range: physiology, neuroscience, Tai Chi/Qigong, pedagogy, coaching.  I have intuitively known there is an important connection among these, but Brian is the first person I have worked with who moves with confidence and clarity among all of them, explaining exactly how they contribute to an increasingly vivid understanding of the human mindbodyspirit.” – Cris Caivano, Movement Therapist, Qigong/Tai Chi Teacher, Author of “Strength Training Over 50”



Training Logistics

Live On-Line (virtual), 15-Hour Training

  • Zoom Professional Video Conferencing Platform
  • Live, personalized interaction with instructor and class participants
  • Small group breakouts for skills practice and realtime feedback
  • Complete coverage of all components for the Rehabilitative Qigong for Pulmonary Health program
  • Small group training to optimize skills and get personalized attention
  • Digital course manual and support material
  • Streaming/DVD programs
  • Completion certificate
  • IRQTC website listing



Behavioral Objectives and Course Outline

Instructor Bio