2024 Events

Live CEU Workshops – Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation

Acupuncturists & Massage Therapists Earn 15 CEU/PDA

Join Us Live! Experience The Magic of Qigong!

What to expect from a workshop?

These Live Intensives in Medical Qigong will be taught by Medical Qigong Master David J. Coon, the author of Qigong for Beginners: Your Path to Greater Health and Vitality. These workshops will be hands-on and experiential teaching the ancient practices of Qigong as well as ancient forms of meditation and practices of Medical Qigong.

Master Coon has been practicing Qigong and Martial Arts for over thirty-five years. He holds black belts in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kenpo Karate. In his teens and twenties, Master Coon used Qigong to heal his spine of a degenerative spinal disease that the doctors said would cripple him.

Master Coon is also a Medical Qigong Master and will be teaching students to use Medical Qigong – a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine to bring greater healing to their patients. You will learn Qigong exercises, Medical Qigong Treatment Techniques, and potent meditations for healing the mind and body.

These workshops are designed for laypeople as well as health care professionals. Most Acupuncturists will find these intensives very beneficial and applicable to their professional practices. Massage therapists and Yoga teachers will also benefit greatly from these practices gaining advanced knowledge regarding this form of Qigong, giving them the ability to teach this set to their clients and students.

What will you learn?

In this intensive, you will learn both Qigong Exercises to teach your clients or students and Medical Qigong Treatment Techniques to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Our students have both healed their own conditions and exponentially increased their patients’ healing results using Qigong.

  • Learn Qigong Exercises
  • Learn To Teach Qigong Exercises
  • Learn Medical Qigong Treatment Techniques
  • Learn Meditations For Healing The Mind & Body

Who Should Take It?

TAKE: Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Qigong Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Martial Arts Instructors, Reiki Practitioners, other professionals, and lay people are welcome to attend. No prerequisites are needed.

RETAKE:  We encourage students to take this workshop more than once to achieve greater mastery. Your credit hours will be counted towards future Qigong Awareness Programs certifying students as both Qigong Instructors and Medical Qigong Practitioners. Click here to learn more about becoming a Qigong Awareness Certified Qigong Instructor: Level I-QI50.



2024 Events

  • Wilmington, NC – January 20 & 21, 2024
  • Raleigh, NC – April 20 & 21, 2024
  • Asheville, NC – May 18 & 19, 2024
  • Wilmington, NC – July 20 & 21, 2024

Registration Fees

Seminar Fee

$475 – $495

Early Bird Rate (if pre-paid one month prior)


Register now for the July 20 & 21, 2024 Live Workshop in Wilmington, NC

Space is limited to 24-35 participants depending on venue. Sign up early to guarantee your space! Early Bird Rate is available up to one month prior to each event ($20 Savings).

Refund Policy: No Refunds. One Time Only Transfer if approved. A transfer may be allowed in the case of emergency with at least 48 hours’ notice, prior to live intensive, at the President’s Discretion. There is a $50 transfer fee for all approved transfers. Approved transfers must be completed within 1 year.

Earn CEUs

You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of our live Medical Qigong Intensive. Your certificate of completion will be emailed to you by the NCCAOM within 1 business day following the successful completion of the workshop. These workshops are approved by many Acupuncture and Massage Boards – see below.

woman practicing qiqong at the beach

Wilmington, NC – Live 15 CEU Workshop – Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive – Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation – July 20 & 21, 2024

This Medical Qigong Intensive is a hands-on 2-day Workshop for Reducing Acute and Chronic Inflammation. Medical Qigong Master David J. Coon, the author of Qigong for Beginners: Your Path to Greater Health and Vitality, will be teaching this full weekend workshop. Learn to cultivate Qi and direct this Qi for profound healing for your clients and self. Learn a wealth of new Medical Qigong Exercises & Medical Qigong Techniques to treat many common ailments, which you will be able to directly incorporate into your private practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have already taken one 15 CEU Intensive can I still take Level I All-Inclusive?

Yes! You will actually receive a $199 DISCOUNT if you have previously completed a 15 CEU Intensive with Qigong Awareness, LLC. The Intensive you previously took will replace one of the All-Inclusive Level I Intensives. Please email [email protected] with the name of the previous 15 CEU intensive completed and request for a $199 discount.

You will be sent a one-time promocode for a $199 discount to purchase Level I All-Inclusive Program if you have previously taken a Qigong Awareness 15 CEU intensive.

Because you have already completed one 15 CEU intensive you will only be required to complete one of the two required 15 CEU intensives for Level I. Please choose which of these you would prefer to take to complete your Level I certification. The other 15 CEU intensive will be removed from your Level I program.

Please choose one of these two:

  1. Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive: Alchemizing Stress & Restoring Balance


  1. Medical Qigong For Back Pain

Do I need to bring a massage table to the workshop?

Yes, that would be great! If you are traveling by plane or not able to bring a table that is okay too.

Course Preview Video

Please enjoy this video of David discussing what to expect at our 2024 Live 15 CEU Workshops: Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive – Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation.

David J. Coon, Medical Qigong Master,
Head Instructor and Co-Founder
of Qigong Awareness, LLC.

Meet David J. Coon

Medical Qigong Master and Author

David is a Medical Qigong Master with over thirty years of experience facilitating healing for people using Medical Qigong. He is currently an accredited continuing education provider by the NCCAOM, Texas Medical Board, CE Broker, Florida State Board for Acupuncture, and California Acupuncture Board.

David is the author of Qigong For Beginners: Your Path to Greater Health & Vitality available on Lulu.com and Amazon.com. David has also been featured on KGNU radio programs, in newspapers around the country, and has published articles in Magazines including “Medical Qigong and Acupuncture, A Cutting Edge Combination,” featured in Acupuncture Today.

When David was fifteen years old he was diagnosed with a severe spinal disease and told that he would be crippled by the time he was thirty years old. Unwilling to accept this fate, David began intensively studying Oriental Medicine, Medical Qigong, Martial Arts and Meditation.

David learned how to cultivate and direct the energetic life force called Chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through Qigong practice, David healed his spinal disease completely! David also found that his mood, his attitude, his outlook on life, and his intuition had all increased exponentially. He was drawn to teaching and sharing these healing practices and spiritual counsel with others.

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 in Louisville,Colorado.  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.

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.

Alongside of his busy traveling, writing and filming schedule David offers Private Retreats, Webinars, and Distance Healing Program in Wilmington, NC.

Qigong Awareness Intensives are
Certified Through These Organizations

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CEU Units for Acupuncturists & Massage Therapists

  • NCCAOM* - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine - NCCAOM Provider #507
  • CA Acupuncture Board** - California Acupuncture Board - CA Provider #1156
  • NCALB - North Carolina Approved for Acupuncture through NCCAOM reciprocity
  • CE Broker - Florida & Georgia Acupuncture Board - CE Broker #50-18015
  • Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners - Provider #CAE00022
  • CTCMA BC – College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture for British Columbia through NCCAOM reciprocity
  • CAAA Alberta – College and Association of Acupuncturists in Alberta Canada through NCCAOM reciprocity
  • Acupuncture Council of Ireland – through NCCAOM reciprocity
  • NC, SC, CA, IL, NJ, ND, Approved for Massage Therapy*** through NCCAOM

*NCCAOM is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. We here at Qigong Awareness offer 15 PDA Points approved by NCCAOM in Core Competency in the AOM-OM Category. 

**CALIFORNIA ACUPUNCTURE BOARD. Qigong Awareness currently offers online and live continuing education units that meet the California Acupuncture Board Category 1 Requirements.  Every two years California Acupuncturists are required to have 50 continuing education units for license renewal.  The majority of the continuing education units must be taken in Category 1.  Only 5 units may be in Category 2.

***Massage Therapists! Depending on which state you reside in the NCCAOM approval actually gives many states approval for their Massage License Renewal. Check with your local state Massage Licensing Board for reciprocity with NCCAOM.

Medical Qigong Workshop Testimonials

Lora Tod, LAc certified Qigong Instructor with Qigong Awareness, LLC she shares in a testimonial

I feel the best I’ve felt in about 20 years!

Certified Qigong Instructor with Qigong Awareness, Lora Tod, Shares After completing Level I

While I was familiar with David and Qigong Awareness through NCCAOM and his online classes, I had not had a chance to meet him in person before the Pandemic shut down.  I took a few months off from practicing acupuncture when the Pandemic started. It became a great time to study and get some CEUs completed.  David also began offering more live classes over Zoom, with half-day seminars and weekly classes.  From the beginning of the first class, I felt David was speaking directly to me, and I spent the next year participating in any class he was doing on Zoom.

The logical next step was to complete the Level 1 Certification for teaching. As I continued a consistent Qigong practice, I could feel many changes in my body - energy moving, increased balance and flexibility, emotional release, greater energy level, and the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.  Now I am teaching a weekly class, offering this knowledge to those in South East Michigan, where awareness of Qigong has been very limited.

David is very much a master teacher and healer, studying Qigong, martial arts, and other energy-healing modalities for almost 40 years.  David has the discipline to become an expert at whatever he studies, so there is a lot he can teach you!  One of the reasons I follow him as my teacher is I have heard him say, "I am not here to become your Master, I'm here to help you become Masters of yourselves," a statement that I highly value.  Now I am lucky enough to make yearly visits to Willmington for live seminars.  David and Tanya do an amazing job, and I've met so many great people in the classes.  At 48 years young, I feel the best I've felt in 20 years! I highly recommend Qigong Awareness Programs.

Lora Tod, LAc, QI-50 - Gross Pointe Woods, MI - Return To Balance - Acupuncture and Qigong Clinic

Level I Certification Program Link: https://qigongawareness.com/online-certification-programs/

October 18, 2022

Jon Demel pictured demonstrating singing bowls. Student shares after completing Live Workshop with Qigong Awareness, LLC

I absolutely loved every minute..

Student Shares after completing Live Workshop in Westminster, CO - Medical Qigong For The Peaceful Warrior - Calming The Heart & Mind

So many highlights! I really enjoy how succinct David was with complex spiritual concepts. This course has so greatly exceeded any and all expectations! I absolutely loved every minute of this weekend! Just Fantastic!

Jon Demel, Owner Pure Light Energy ~ Westminster, CO

May 24, 2023

Jasmine flowers float on water. Relaxation concept

An amazing experience all around

Student Shares After Completing Live Workshop - Medical Qigong For The Peaceful Warrior - Calming The Heart & Mind

I am an IT business analyst by profession.  A close friend who is an acupuncturist exposed me to Qigong and David (she took an online course with him). I attended several of his live webinars and they really resonated with me, so when his live workshop came to Raleigh I had to go! It was an amazing experience all around. The concepts presented were perfectly integrated with the exercises and techniques we learned and practiced over the weekend. I came away with a wealth of new information, inspired and motivated to start a regular Qigong practice and continue learning. The experience of learning from David in real life, meeting Tanya and Bella in person, and the energy of a weekend spent with a group of amazing people I never knew before was beyond my expectations.

Kathleen Walchle - Bahama, NC

June 26, 2023

Josh Larimar, LMT shares after completing Live 15 CEU Workshop with David J. Coon, MQM - Qigong Awareness, LLC

Best Practical Course for those…

Student Shares After Completing Live 15 CEU Workshop - The Peaceful Warrior For Calming The Heart & Mind

The Best Practical Course for those beginning or deepening their Qigong Practice. Very approachable teacher with deeper concepts for the well-studied. Take this course and discover the healer within us all.

Josh Larimar, LMT - Raleigh, NC

June 27, 2023

Student of Qigong Awareness, LLC shares after completing Live Workshop with David J. Coon

Offers a window into energy healing…

Student Shares After Completing Live 15 CEU Workshop

Medical Qigong For The Peaceful Warrior - Calming The Heart & Mind

Qigong Awareness offers a window into energy healing in a way that I have never experienced before in my thirty-plus years of energy work and twenty years as an acupuncturist; through Qigong. Individuals who practice Qigong often do so to help improve their own lives and increase their vitality, and they take some of the movements that they learn to provide them to their own clients or friends for self-healing. David J. Coon not only provides instructions for self-healing but also teaches practitioners & lay people the ability to extend that harnessed energy into helping others heal in a way that one will not find through any other Qigong instructors.

David J. Coon and Tanya Mei-Tai Coon provide an educational platform for real, transformative healing for individuals and practitioners energetically assisting their patients. They provide constant support, no matter if it is online instruction or at a live seminar, responding to all questions as they arise. Though the online instruction or certification classes are transformative in their own way, being able to attend their live seminars provides a deeper experience that no one interested in Qigong should miss!

Thank you, David J. Coon and Tanya Mei-Tai Coon, for providing a truly transformative experience with this past weekend's seminar in Raleigh (2023)! Tanya & Bella’s presence also brought much light and welcoming acceptance. For this, I am extremely and truly grateful, as well as for your taking the time in answering my questions.

Winifred Boyd - Westbury, New York

July 1, 2023

Jeffrey Gianelli, Psychotherapist shares after completing Live Workshop with David J. Coon of Qigong Awareness, LLC

How to get to the heart of what is needed.

Student Shares After Completing Live Workshop: Medical Qigong For The Peaceful Warrior - Calming The Heart & Mind

The highlight of this workshop for me was tying the Medical Qigong teachings into spirituality in a way that was clear and concise.  David is a highly skilled instructor who knows how to get to the heart of what is needed in a very direct way. I had a question in my mind that I wanted to ask and was blown away when he walked up to me and answered it before I even asked. The energy cultivated was really powerful, thanks for the teachings.

Jeffrey Gianelli, Psychotherapist - Wilmington, NC

July 18, 2023

Lara Diaz LAc shares after completing Medical Qigong For The Peaceful Warrior Online CEU Course with David J. Coon Qigong Awareness

Deepens my level of awareness, presence, and self-healing..

Live 15 CEU Workshop - Wilmington, NC - Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive: Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation

Every workshop I take with David, every healing session, every Qigong practice, deepens my level of awareness, presence, and self-healing. Many thanks for the work you are doing in the world and the joy that you bring.

Lara Diaz, LAc - Weaverville, NC

January 22, 2024

Joseph Rockman Acupuncturist

David’s teaching is always spot-on.

Live 15 CEU Workshop – Wilmington, NC – Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive: Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation

David's teaching is always spot-on. Everything makes sense, and he always answers every question asked.

I really enjoyed the whole class on both days. I like that there were some new exercises learned and fine-tuning of old ones previously learned.

Joseph Rockman, LAc - Long Beach, NY


January 22, 2024

Qigong Awareness, LLC student Arien Herrmann shares after completing Live 15 CEU Workshop - Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation

Teachings resonated deeply with me…

Student Shares After Completing - Live 15 CEU Workshop - Golden Dragon Medical Qigong Intensive - Reducing Acute & Chronic Inflammation

Dear David,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful experience at the workshop this past weekend. Your teachings resonated deeply with me on both a metaphysical and spiritual level, and I’d like to share a few reflections.

Your emphasis on the necessity of failure for realignment was particularly enlightening. It reminded me of the idea that real danger lies not in aiming too high and missing, but rather in aiming too low and succeeding. Embracing failure as a growth opportunity has inspired me to view recent setbacks in a new light. Some of those setbacks also have me thinking about the importance of the lower Dantian, and how I may have unknowingly been supplementing someone elses jing?

The experience of feeling magnetic energy in the room was powerful, it reminded me of trying to push two positively charged magnets together—a sensation of palpable, yet invisible, force.

The concept of "holding the teacup" resonated deeply, as that move reminded me of learning primary marksmanship in the Marine Corps. We were taught the same sort of body mechanics to hold our rifle steady and true for long periods of time.

There was also part of your lesson on day two, discussing molecules of air that took me back to Haiti when I volunteered at an orphanage after the 2010 Earthquake. I was assigned to teach a series of science lectures and attempted to demonstrate the idea of the immovable object/ irresistible force, through some basic science fair demonstrations, like blowing out a candle across the room using a coffee can. Air molecules banging together. I can also demonstrate the mechanics of how a mirror works using ping pong balls.

Thank you once again for sharing your wisdom and creating a space for profound learning and growth. I look forward to continuing this journey and deepening my understanding of Qigong.

Warm regards,

Arien Herrmann - Cobden, IL

May 22, 2024

Qigong Awareness, LLC student Phoebe Stewart, LAc, shares after completing Level I Certified Qigong Instructor Program

I found David’s healing techniques to be on another level

Student Shares After Completing Level I Certified Qigong Instructor Training Program

I'm an acupuncturist and herbalist here in NC, and I originally heard about David from a peer. I went to one of his events in person and was really grateful for the information I learned, it motivated me immediately. I started incorporating some techniques into my acupuncture sessions, and the changes were profound.

I have about 6 years of background in various Qigong practices and 10 years of yoga, and I found David's healing techniques to be on another level (especially for my patients).

Since taking this course, I have developed a fulfilling personal Qigong practice and a wonderful Qigong class. I have loved teaching Qigong classes and am developing a fun little following here. I have also noticed my Acupuncture treatments transform with the application of Medical Qigong. I see the benefit for myself, my family, and my community when I practice and teach classes in my community.

I am so grateful for this experience, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in exploring Medical Qigong in more depth.


Phoebe Stewart, LAc - Black Mountain, NC

May 30, 2024

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Medical Qigong, Acupuncture and Intuitive Healing are forms of alternative medicine and are not a replacement for Western Medical Treatment. We do not diagnose or treat health conditions. We rather support the body's ability to heal itself. Please consult your physician regarding any health conditions.