Upcoming Events

  • Sat Dec 5

    2 Live Zoom Classes a Week: Ongoing

    Jessica is excited to offer online classes and workshops

    Join Jessica in her garden via Zoom for online live classes. Class fee is $14.00 for an hour live class. Click https://www.qigongsb.com/zoom to learn more about the schedule and to register.

  • Sat Mar 20

    Healer Within Medical Qigong Practice Leader Training

    Become your healthiest, most resilient self with the Medical Qigong Practice Leader Certificate Training. This is a 4-session, 16-hour training designed to teach you how to restore a healthy balance of energy in the body, through both the ancient healing tradition known as Bu Zheng Qigong (Vitality Enhancement Method), and modern science. Learn how to mobilize inherent self-healing capacities through nervous system regulation for either personal or professional practice. Certificate of Attendance will be offered to those who complete the training.

    Senior Teacher Trainers Jessica Kolbe and Michael Fortier will be leading this online training,

    Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21 10:00am -3:00 PST  and Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28 10:00am -3:00 PST 

    $595.00.  Save 100.00 by registering by February 20 and use discount code early

    Click here for the informational flyer

    Learn body postures and movements, as well as self-massage techniques....Discover Bu Zheng Qigong (Vitality Enhancement Method) and how to integrate with modern science...Explore breathing, mental focus, and mindfulness meditation practices...Learn to modify practices for different groups...Awaken your inner healer and access self-directed wellbeing...Learn to mobilize inherent self-healing capacities through nervous system regulation for either personal or professional practice....Access to a follow-up online support program, and a listing on the IIQTC.org website. 

    Register here


    Resiliency matters, particularly in our complex and changing world. The human body is a dynamic health system that is adaptable and self-healing, with the right practices. Medical Qigong techniques mobilize these capacities, resulting in a strong, sustainable balance of energy in the body. This course empowers you to enhance your own vitality through the regulation of the nervous system, rejuvenating the mind-body connection.

    Through four main units—body postures and movements, self-massage, breathing exercises and mental focus (including mindfulness meditation)—you will learn to access extraordinary self-healing capacities. You’ll learn how to lead these evidence-based practices that can be performed sitting, standing, or even lying down, and we’ll explore how these exercises can be modified for the specific needs of individuals and groups. Feel confident to share these traditions with senior centers, veterans, in hospitals and in other community settings. Whether you’re intending to share these practices, or simply want to awaken your inner healer, this training gives you powerful wellness tools you can use for a lifetime.

    Note: Participation in this training program gives you access to a follow-up online support program, web based membership library, exclusive IIQTC Facebook Group, certificate of completion, and a listing in the Teacher and Practice Leader Directory on the IIQTC.org website.

    Register here


21 NurBring a Wellness Opportunity to Your Community! Become a Certified Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader

Click here for flyer   Click here to register

Friday, February 7th - Sunday, February 9th, 2020 8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day Carpinteria Woman’s Club,  1059 Vallecito Road Carpinteria, CA. 93013

This 3-day training empowers individuals to learn for themselves—and share with others— compelling, fun and accessible evidence based self-care practices. Tai Chi EasyTM blends a simple medical Qigong technique with carefully chosen Tai Chi exercises that can be done in bed, while seated, in a stationary standing position, or combined with Tai Chi Walking. Help yourself and others manage stress and pain, reduce anxiety, improve sleep, mood, balance, and stamina.

What makes this training different? Certification!   Certification is essential in many settings requiring a Tai Chi practice leader. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive Tai Chi EasyTM Practice Leader Certification through the internationally recognized Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC).

This Tai Chi EasyTM Certification program will: Enrich your life and the lives of others with the powerful gift of Tai Chi EasyTM self-care.

Help you make extra money. There is an increasing need for qualified Tai Chi practice leaders in the community. Teach you how to confidently lead Tai Chi practice sessions in a variety of venues. The sages say, “Teach what you hope to learn.”

Who should attend this certification training?

Ideal for anyone who wants to learn and share health-promoting self-care practices - nurses, mental health workers, mind-body practitioners, fitness instructors, support group facilitators, wellness program staff, teachers, long term care employees...everyone! Reserve your place today.

This training opportunity brought to you by:the Healer Within Foundation and Qigong/Tai Chi with Jessica Kolbe

To learn more about the mission of the Healer Within Foundation, please visit healerwithinfoundation.org.

Easy to learn, easy to lead -Previous tai chi experience is useful but not necessary. This highly respected 25-hour training gives you everything you need to confidently lead 30-60 minute Tai Chi Easy practice sessions in your community. Join the thousands of trained Practice Leaders around the globe who are seeing dramatic results in their communities and their own lives thanks to the powerful health benefits of Tai Chi EasyTM.

Certification Training Fee: $525 - Please register by February 1, 2020 $250 - Refresher fee (past graduates)

Fee Includes: The Healer Within book, Electronic access to Practice Leader Training Guide and Training Videos, Practice Leader Certificate, morning tea and snacks.

Fee does not include meals or lodging.

Travel Information:

Airports -

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), 30 minutes north Los Angeles Airport* (LAX), 90 minutes south

*The Santa Barbara Airbus will pick up and drop off in Carpinteria from Los Angeles Airport.

Nearby Lodging in Carpinteria -Check wth Jessica for the training discount!

Motel 6 Carpinteria South, (805) 684-8602   Holiday Inn, (805) 566-9499   Best Western, (805) 684-0473
More Information: Jessica Kolbe [email protected]

805-705-3426   www.QigongSB.com

This Tai Chi EasyTM Practice Leader Training will be conducted by Certified Trainers Jessica Kolbe & Oley Smith

Jessica Kolbe is a Senior Trainer for The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC). Jessica is based in the Santa Barbara area, where she leads classes, workshops, corporate wellness programs, certification trainings and private healing sessions. Jessica produces an award winning TV show, "Qigong with Jessica Kolbe," that airs/streams on TVSB and on demand. She has taught internationally and leads participants on annual trips to China to study Qigong and Tai Chi.

Oley Smith is a certified 200 hour Teacher with the Institute of Integral Tai Chi and Qigong, a Certified Master Teacher from the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School and a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher. He has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine in Durango, Colorado since 2005.

Tai Chi EasyTM Practice Leader Training – Carpinteria, CA: Advance Registration is Required! Register online - HealerWithinFoundation.org/the-training


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