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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
David J Coon, MQM has over 30 years of experience and is currently an accredited continuing education provider by the NCCAOM, NCBTMB, Texas Medical Board, CE Broker, Florida State Board for Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, and California Acupuncture Board.
He has taught and lectured around the country to both lay people and professionals about the healing power of Qigong. David’s Qigong practices are now being practiced around the world. They are simple, effective and can be practiced by anyone at any age.
David also has a vast Martial Arts background with Black Belts in Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate. He has been an Instructor of Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts. He has also studied Japanese Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Small Circle Ju Jitsu, Aikido, Chen Style Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Pen Jak Silat, Kendo and more..
David’s Qigong Practices are underpinned by his Psychology degree from the University of Connecticut and three years of experience as a Professional Counselor. He also spent three years at the University of Colorado studying Molecular and Cellular Biology to better understand the inner workings of the body on a cellular and biochemical level.
David began in 2007 offering continuing education workshops to Acupuncturists through the NCCAOM, the governing body for Acupuncture in the United States.
David has also been featured on KGNU radio programs, in newspapers around the country, and has published articles in Asian Avenue Magazine and Acupuncture Today. To Learn more about “Medical Qigong and Acupuncture, A Cutting Edge Combination,” read David’s article for Acupuncture Today.
Medical Qigong Workshop Testimonials
The classes that I have taken with David Coon are phenomenal!
The classes that I have taken with David Coon are phenomenal! They are easy to understand, fun and have takeaway benefits that affect my life directly and all my clients in my massage practice as well. I will continue to take his classes whenever possible. I strongly suggest taking any class with this Qigong Master!
Kay Wise-Denty, LMBT Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist Black Mountain, NC November 6, 2016
“David is one of those rare teachers who has the charisma and capacity to empower his students… I walked away with a renewed commitment to Qi Gong as a powerful medicine.”
Being in David Coon's Medical Qigong class was an enlivening and fortifying experience. for me. The practices taught were simple yet powerful. I returned to my life to find my way to the inner energy core of the exercises he shared with us. I particularly loved the integrity with which David teaches. He physically manifests a high mastery of Martial Arts and Qi Gong. He did not try to make us learn what he did but encouraged us to find our own way to our own practice.
David is one of those rare teachers who has the charisma and capacity to empower his students to encounter and channel their own power. I walked away with a renewed commitment to Qi Gong as a powerful medicine. I renewed a connection in my own mind to practice regularly. Before I practiced but sporadically. David's passion made it clear to me that practice every day is as important as brushing my teeth or eating every day. A veil lifted and a strong sense of commitment rooted. It started with experiencing the power of standing posture. I understood power is revealed as you practice every day.
David guided me in his explanation to allow the inner transformation of energy to release tensions and allow heightened energy to move through my body from the earth through my brain. I am inspired by his commitment to his practice and I am running with that transmission. I am grateful and will return to study with him again. It was a joy to receive my 15 CEU's. I learned things that could assist my patients to heal and help me grow into a clearer human being.
Ruth Gould-Goodman, M.A., L.Ac. Venice, California October 11, 2016
David’s class brought me to a new level… that I have the power to transform myself and become a healing channel through this practice.
I participated in the “The Golden Dragon Medical Qi Gong Intensive with David this last weekend in Clearwater/St. Pete. It was a very transformative experience for me. David is a “True Master of Qigong” that has the desire to fully engage his students, taking a very personal interest in the development of each and every one. He is a gifted instructor with a thorough understanding of Qigong and the Martial Arts from many paths.
This weekend was very different; I have attended other Qigong seminars in the past. They left me disenchanted, overwhelmed and totally frustrated. I left these weekends without retaining anything from the class except a paper certificate stating that I had fulfilled my CEU requirements for yet another year.
David’s class brought me to a new level; “that I have the power to transform myself and become a healing channel through this practice.”
I realize; to appreciate the power of Qigong; it is an art that must be practiced daily to fully achieve success. David communicated the Qigong exercises and concepts in a way that I could understand and integrate the practice into my life and work. The way he led the class through the various exercises were clear and concise. The sessions were timed, organized and well balanced between informative experiential lectures and “hands-on” practical experience, reminding me that true Qigong is more than a technique or modality, it is a gift! David repeatedly expressed to “feel” the Qi; not just apply yet “another technique”. Techniques while very important; “without feeling the Qi you were an empty vessel; holding a needle.”
He truly left me inspired, with a desire to pursue a Qigong path. This has been one of the best programs I have attended as a continuing education seminar. The class should be mandatory for every student of acupuncture and life. It is a fulfilling experience; I honestly recommend his medical intensive for everyone to attend. I look forward to future workshops and continued practice.
Wes Eades, AP, FL, Dipl. Ac, BCTMB, Acupuncture Wellness LLC http://www.acuwellness4health.com Lady Lake, FL November 6, 2016
“I can best describe my experience at the Medical Qigong Intensive with three words: Acceptance! Energy! Peace!”
I can best describe my experience at the Medical Qigong Intensive with three words: Acceptance! Energy! Peace! The experience created an atmosphere of full acceptance so that I, as a lay person, was accepted as a peer by the other participants who were all experienced practitioners of alternative healing therapies. Had I not seen and felt it for myself, I’m not sure I could have believed in the existence of so much energy which exists around us, between us and within us, and can be channeled for healing, daily living, and peace. I am a retired speech therapist who worked in very difficult environments in which at various times my physical being was in danger, and much toxic energy was constantly present. As a result, I have carried that energy with me into retirement. I learned many techniques to help me to begin to cleanse my body of the toxic energy and replace it with Chi. Had I had those skills at the beginning of my practice, I am sure my life would be much different now. I am beginning to feel Peace not felt previously. At the close of the session, I set a year goal which I was not convinced I could meet. With the energy I feel at this point already, I am nearly one-sixth of my way to that goal after just four sessions!
Thank you David and Tanya for allowing me to participate in the session.
Keith Bullock Retired Speech Therapist Jonesboro, Georgia April 17, 2016
“It was by far the most powerful and life changing course I have taken”
It was by far the most powerful and life changing course I have taken. My practice is already completely different in just the first day. And, my city must have got the memo because my clinic is 25% fuller this week than ever before. Thank you again for the service that both of you provide!
Dr. Rhiannon Hutton, DC, MAOM, LAc www.MeridianExerciseTherapy.com Fayetteville, NC October 11, 2016
“As an acupuncturist, keeping up with CEU requirements is sometimes a chore… Not so with David’s Qigong workshop! From the first moment to the last I was engaged and fascinated.”
As an acupuncturist, keeping up with CEU requirements is sometimes a chore. On more than one occasion I’ve sat through droning presentations of rehashed information, just hoping for something useful, and watching the clock. Not so with David’s Qigong workshop! From the first moment to the last I was engaged and fascinated – with a hundred ideas running through my head of how to better help my patients. I know I have to cultivate my own practice first, but I’ve known that for a long time. After this seminar I finally feel like I have a starting place and a foundation that will help me prioritize my own practice and slowly evolve into a better practitioner for my patients. Thanks David!
Anaya Palay Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Panama City | Website April 17, 2016
“David Coon is a true teacher.”
David Coon is a true teacher. His thorough discussions were filled with valuable information. His explanations throughout the class were both relatable and one step ahead of any question that may have arisen as he was teaching. I have since started my own qi gong practice, and have implemented Medical Qigong into my Acupuncture Practice.
Jodi Rose, M.S. Licensed Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC | Website April 17, 2016
“Who would this course be good for? Everyone!”
Who would this course be good for? Everyone! As an acupuncturist, I found it ideal. That said, you do not need to have ANY concept of Qi to take this course; if you simply believe your body has power, and your body has the capability to heal itself, then you’re ready to start. For beginners, this course will start you on the path of mastering your bodily functions by introducing you to Qi and providing you the daily tools and practices necessary to develop this ability. From there, it's up to you. For the seasoned one, there is still great knowledge to glean from this course. David's discussions on the endocrine system and glands, their importance and relation to the chakras, the kundalini, the overall tie to the Caduceus symbol - I could go on, but he probably wouldn't appreciate me divulging the entire course. Let's put it this way: If I equate this course to the trunk of a tree, now that the course is completed, I have at least 5 different branches or pathways to explore further that I did not have before. I greatly appreciate the tidbits of information David left along the way which opened this door. My cup is full and I will spend the next several weeks, months, years, and decades digesting its contents.
Tiffany Garofalo Licensed Acupuncturist Layton, Utah | Website April 16, 2016
“I was seeking a teacher with a genuine desire to share and guide in their knowledge and experiences. A teacher that exhibits true passion and dedication to the art of Qigong. Furthermore, someone who has a calm way of conveying, engaging and navigating all who are there in learning to cultivate Qi for oneself as well as to help others.”
In coming to this Medical Qigong Intensive, I was seeking a teacher with a genuine desire to share and guide in their knowledge and experiences. A teacher that exhibits true passion and dedication to the art of Qigong. Furthermore, someone who has a calm way of conveying, engaging and navigating all who are there in learning to cultivate Qi for oneself as well as to help others. It was a true pleasure to attend, meet and learn from David, a Qigong Master that embodies all the above mentioned. Will look forward to the next Qigong learning experience! With gratitude, Jeanie
Jeanie Tham Diploma of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist and Board-Certified Herbalist New Jersey/New York April 17, 2016
“David’s Medical Qigong Intensive workshop was superb!”
David’s Medical Qigong Intensive workshop was superb! He was extremely skilled at being able to communicate concepts and ideas with insight and clarity. The activities he chose were very helpful and allowed each person to grow from their current place of understanding and level of skill. I personally came away from the workshop with a much greater depth of understanding that will inform my personal and professional practice. A couple of ‘nuggets’ have already resulted from applying some of his suggestions. I heartily recommend this.
Diane Gross, DOM Licensed Acupuncturist and Author of The Art of Personal Alchemy: Transform Your Emotional Lead into Gold Greensboro, NC | Stillpoint Acupuncture April 17, 2016