Monthly Newsletter

April, 2022

Hope "Springs" Eternal

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” - Lady Bird Johnson

The Vernal (spring) equinox, which arrived this year on March 20, represents change, new beginnings and balance, which are all things which Mother Nature achieves perfectly. This special time of year shows us a nearly equal balance in our light and dark hours - a wondrous, natural example of yin and yang.

This may be the perfect time of year to recommit to your belief in balance. Mother Nature does not resist when winter days grow short or summer daylight hours lengthen. Rather, she slowly shifts the light and dark. This can be quite contrary to our humanly approach. We tend to meet beginnings, endings and change in general with much disturbance and resistance.

Nature's beauty relies heavily on resilience and fortitude. The ability to shed the old and to be still - and confident - in the waiting, as the new comes to the surface. The arrival of spring is our reminder to welcome the changing cycles of our lives with an open mind and heart. Embrace change and allow it to slowly shift us as we move forward.

Remember, while nature may appear "dead" during the winter months, it is only dormant. Still and waiting, only needing a bit of rest and patience before thriving again in the spring.

Dark and light, dormancy and awakening, familiarity and change. It's all about balance.

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

 5th Saturday Gathering: April 30th

Join us for this free online event which explores evidence-based integrative mind-body-health practices, which we can do in our daily lives, to enhance our health and vitality and optimize our own natural immune system and healing process! We explore life balance, the power of positive thinking, the importance of healthy foods, creating and maintaining healthy authentic relationships with others and learning to truly savor the present moment. We will also practice Vitality Enhancement Methods and Integral Qigong Practices designed to relieve stress, improve physical balance and heart health, increase immune function and improve mental focus and clarity. 18 page .pdf reference handouts included for registered* Gathering participants.

Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST on the HWF Facebook page via Facebook Live (or register to receive Zoom link) and last for approximately 60-90 minutes. 

A few words about Radiant Health & Mindful Living:

"Creating life balance & enhancing mind-body health & success begin with self awareness of the 4 major aspects of ourselves: physical, emotional, intellectual, & spiritual. As our awareness increases in each of these major life areas, we can begin to see more clear & to take responsibility for areas that are out of balance, neglected and/or suppressed. When we take responsibility to address the needs that arises within each area, we can transform ourselves towards greater self empowerment & mind-body health." 
-Annette Franks

*Click HERE to register and remember, only those who are registered 5th Saturday Gathering participants may engage via Zoom, receive handouts and links to replay videos!

Already registered?
Thank you and we hope to see you April 30th for Radiant Health: Mindful Living. 

In-Person Tai Chi Easy™ Training in Lititz, Pennsylvania

Only a few spots remain at our upcoming training in Lititz, PA., voted the "Coolest Small Town in America!"

If you - or someone you know - is interested in attending our upcoming Lititz, PA., Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training on April 22-24, 2022, be sure to register by Wednesday, April 20, to take advantage of the special pricing of $475 (regular registration cost is $550). Simply use promo code EARLY when registering to save $75!

See the attached flyer for more information or click HERE to register now! Then, click HERE to check out more information on our "cool" host city, Lititz, PA! 

Have you already completed Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training? Don't forget you can REFRESH your skills by attending the upcoming Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training event in Lititz, PA. Refresh opportunities are open to anyone who has completed Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training in the past, and is a wonderful way to brush up on your technique, make new friends and grow your personal and/or community practice. Best of all, Refresh tuition is only $250 for the full 3-day training experience! So, take a long weekend and REFRESH in beautiful Lititz, Pennsylvania!

Space is limited, so click HERE to register for this "COOL" April 22-24, Lititz, PA. event today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Four Baskets Practice Cards Now Available!

The HWF Sustainability Committee has created a wonderful practice tool entitled, Four Baskets: Qigong Practice Cards (shown below). Designed to enhance your practice, a suggested use for the deck is to choose 5 to 10 cards to help guide your practice routine. Cards include practices in breath, meditation, gentle movement and self-applied massage.

Currently, there are two ways to obtain the Four Basket Qigong Practice Cards:

First, you may order direct from our publisher HERE. The cards are $29.95 plus shipping charges and make wonderful gifts for students, friends, family, or are a special way to treat yourself!

You may also obtain the Practice Cards by making your $75+ donation HERE. As our special thanks to those who donate, you'll be sent a complimentary deck.

Either way, you will want to be one of the first to receive a copy of this extremely helpful practice resource!  

QiGong Of The Animals: May 7th

Join Instructor, Jill Robinson, to learn this practice inspired by our animal friends!

The Qigong of the Animals draws on qigong animal forms, combining these movements with breathing, posture awareness, and visualization to shift the nervous system from the fight, flight, or freeze response to the relaxation and rejuvenation response. The program draws on current research and writing in the fields of neuropsychology as well as somatic therapy.

This two-hour program guides attendees through practices which seek to improve tension, mobility, flexibility, agility, balance, and joyfulness. 

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Welcome New Practice Leaders!

Congratulations to the newest class of Tai Chi Easy Practice Leaders! Much appreciation to the training team of Cynthia Maltenfort,  Anuja Baksi and Lynne Nicole Smith who provided an awesome experience for these online cohorts.


Educational Program Proposals Being Accepted

Have you authored or do you lead an educational self-care and/or wellness course? Offer a unique presentation or class related to Tai Chi, Qigong or other body-mind-spirit practices? Maybe you are in development of such a curriculum and are seeking a partner to help get your course in front of potential students? If so, the HWF Programs Team is currently calling for Educational Program Proposals and would like to hear from you!

Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis. Proposals submitted by the 15th of each month, will be reviewed by the end of that month.

The Healer Within Foundation MissionHealer Within Foundation advances Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body/ mind/spirit practices, through collaboration with individuals, and organizations to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, HWF strives to produce accessible, engaging and effective educational content which may assist individuals in achieving improved health and well-being.

HWF Educational Program Goals:

  • Dissemination of effective Self-Care and Wellness Programs/Presentations
  • Alignment with HWF Mission
  • Identified Audience/Need (e.g. children's health, general health & wellness, chronic pain, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Competitively-priced offerings of high quality with feasible implementation cost

Access the Program Proposal Form at:

The HWF Programs Team welcomes your application submission and look forward to reviewing your program offering SOON!

Powered By Qi!

The most recent Foundation apparel design is sure to inspire (shown below). Let everyone know you are Powered By Qi!

Several styles and colors are available at Bonfire. Click HERE to order yours today! Then, click HERE to see ALL the HWF designs available through Bonfire at any time.

All profits help to fund the advancement of our mission, "Healer Within Foundation advances community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing, body-mind-spirit practices through collaborations with individuals and organizations, to sponsor trainings, community practice groups and research."

Thank you for your support! Be well!

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.