Level One: LifeForce Tao of Medical Qigong Schedule

One of the most essential aspects of LifeForce: Tao of Medical Qigong is the traditional Medical Qigong training that participants receive when they live, study and practice with Grand Master Nan Lu. Training is completed in three phases.

Phase One

The first phase begins with a 4- day intensive. After this weekend if either the student or master feel that the training is not appropriate for them, formal Medical Qigong training will not continue.

Phase Two

Part of the curriculum involves 8 days of intense energy practice in a beautifully conceived, natural setting in the Catskills. Away from the vibrations and distractions of urban environments, students can concentrate on building their energy foundation while connecting to nature and receiving its unconditional support. From the numerically powerful energy gate that opens to welcome the class, to the magnificent outdoor pyramid and bagua structures, to the 64 stepping stones of possibilities and opportunities, to the facility’s great rooms and hands-on kitchen, everything about this unique environment situated on 17 acres has been thoughtfully designed using feng shui to deliver the most profound energetic experience possible.

Phase Three

During this weekend intensive, you will join our greater Wu Ming Qigong school and practice special energy forms with advanced-level, Medical Qigong students. Having the energy support of more than 100 students practicing Qigong will help strengthen your energy foundation and further support your journey. During this weekend, Grand Master Lu will work with you and check your progress at the body, mind and spirit levels. He will also check your energy levels at this stage of the training. Room and board are included in your tuition.

Hear from our Medical Qigong students.

Regularly Scheduled Conference Calls

Throughout your training, Grand Master Lu will hold regularly scheduled conference calls. He will continue putting a major emphasis on deepening your understanding of consciousness, and the Five Element energetic framework. These calls are an opportunity to ask questions as you progress in your training.

Tuition includes:

  • Phase One-4-day Intensive along with Room and Board ($2,000)
  • Phase Two-8-Day Intensive along with Room and Board ($ 4,500)
  • Phase Three-Qi Weekend  ($450)

For more information and to apply, please contact

Elaine Katen at 212-274-0999

Level Two LifeForce Tao of Medical Qigong Training

Catskill Retreat house

Level two is open to any student who has successfully completed level one and is actively using medical qigong to help others. This level of study is dedicated to enhancing practitioner skill in two main areas.

  • Strengthening personal Qi through advanced Qigong practices.
  • Understanding and applying diagnostic skills used in Chinese medicine to evaluate client issues and determine a proper course of action.

A new session will be offered in 2023

Tuition $5,000