Monthly Newsletter

April, 2020

Staying Connected

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

Our daily lives have changed greatly in the past few weeks. The impact of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) has been felt at every level of society. Individually, family, neighborhood, community, city, state, nation, world.

As we all observe social distancing guidelines, there has perhaps never been a stronger desire to be together. We still want to gather in a way that makes us feel safe and connected at the same time. 

Many teachers have suddenly found themselves offering classes online and we wish to help support those who are stepping up and leading virtually. HWF is currently collaborating with Dr. Roger Jahnke, founder of both the Healer Within Foundation and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, to expand current online practice offerings.

Read on to discover some of the ways we are working to keep the Healer Within Foundation community connected. We hope to "see" you soon.

May all be well!

Your Friends at Healer Within Foundation

Facebook Live Sampler Sessions

Join us Thursday, April 2nd at Noon PST/3:00pm EST for our first Facebook Live HWF Practice Sampler Session! Our guest presenter will be HWF Board Member and IIQTC Teacher, Kele Baker, who will lead us through a short practice consisting of Tai Chi Easy™ and Vitality Method Qigong.  Sampler Sessions last approximately 30 minutes and all are welcome to attend.

Be sure to "Like" and "Follow" the Healer Within Foundation Facebook Page to receive our Live Session notifications and to be able to watch along.

Also, plan to join us LIVE next Thursday, April 9th at Noon PST/3:00pm EST when our guest presenter will be Dr. Roger Jahnke, Founder of Healer Within Foundation and the  Integral Institute of Qigon
g and Tai Chi (IIQTC).

Virtual Practice Group Listing

HWF has created a centralized list on our website of low ($10 or less per class) or no-cost online classes/practice groups, aka Virtual Practice Groups (VPG's).

A centralized list allows a greater audience for current online offerings and makes it easier for practice group participants to find online VPG opportunities! A directory of VPG's allows NEW connections to be formed. Experience new teachers and leaders and engage with more students and group members. Geography no longer matters, which means more people practicing and more wellness everywhere! See the full list at our site: and check back often as new classes and groups are being added regularly!

Are you currently leading Tai Chi/Qigong practice online?
To have your group/class included in the online Virtual Practice Group listing, please send the following information to [email protected]:

  • Teacher/Leader Name - Who is leading the VPG? Contact email address and telephone number?
  • Day and Time of VPG - Be sure to let us know your local time zone!
  • Access Information - How does someone join your group? Do you have a Zoom meeting ID or other access code to share? Should participants email or call you to request access?
  • Fee - Is there a cost to attend your sessions?
  • Additional Information - Does your VPG have a special focus such as Veterans, Senior Citizens, Parkinson's patients? Is the class open to all? Please let us know (30 words or less) and we will list these important details, too.

Zoom Security Tips

Unfortunately, you may have heard the new phrase, "Zoombombing", which describes someone disrupting a public Zoom meeting by sharing their screen and circulating disturbing content to meeting attendees.

As many of our community members are now using the online platform, Zoom, to conduct meetings and gatherings, we wanted to pass along a few simple best practices and Zoom setting changes which may help to prevent this:

  • Only share your meeting ID's with trusted individuals.
  • Change screen sharing to "Host Only".
  • Disable "Join Before Host", so no one can be disruptive before you arrive.
  • Use meeting passwords for increased security.
  • Disable 'File Transfer", so there is no digital virus sharing.
  • Disable "Allow Removed Participants to Rejoin", so if you do have to remove a disruptive participant, they will not be allowed to rejoin the meeting.
More information on additional ways you can keep your meetings safe can be found at the Zoom website.

HWF Website Login Instructions - Please Read!

We'd like to invite you to explore the Healer Within Foundation website! We continue to add new content, most recently launching the HWF Blog, which we hope you will read and add your comments, too. To login, you will first need to set up your password. Click here to update your Password. Once updated, you can login here, using your Username -  - and new Password.

While you are logged in, please complete your profile (it is searchable to help other HWF community members find you)! Logging in allows you to make a donation securely, see our community member-only content such as the files on the Organize an Event page and to sign up for events such as the Gathering in the Cloud meetings.