In 1996 Francesco Garri Garripoli brought his first study group to China so people could have a chance to study with the amazing elder Masters and healers that he had the good fortune to live with there and feature on the PBS TV documentary “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century”. Francesco soon became the Chairman of the National Qigong Association (NQA) to help bring Qigong into the mainstream through a professional organization with over 900 members and an instructor and clinical practitioner Certification Program. Francesco, now a Senior Advisor and Certification Board Member of the NQA, is the author of “Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance”, “Tao of the Ride”, and is featured in a series of Qigong instructional DVDs.
As the Chairman of the Qigong Institute since 1999 and a Qigong instructor who teaches workshops around the world, Francesco leads Study & Healing groups to unique locations in China, Thailand, Europe, Bhutan, and other power spots. Francesco teaches classes each day and participants receive individual healing sessions each day from local Masters as well to deepen their personal and professional practice.
Group trips can be effective ways to further your personal Qigong practice and help you learn more from a deep, cultural experience that takes you away from your daily responsibilities and pressures. Francesco Garri Garripoli has been leading Qigong Group Study & Healing Trips to powerful healing locations around the world throughout Asia and Europe since the mid-1990's and his trips have facilitated over 700 travelers to learn more about Qigong and apply it to their life.
Whether for your personal healing and growth or for professional development, these are amazing opportunities to experience the best Qigong study and healing journeys available. All programs are all-inclusive with delicious food, upscale accommodations, daily personal healing sessions, Qigong, Yoga, energy breath work classes and meditations twice daily, and an array of amenities to make these small-group adventures quite memorable and empowering
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