Monthly Newsletter

January, 2021


Rest Your Resolutions



“January is the month for dreaming." - Jean Hersey

A new calendar year is commonly associated with resolutions. The annual vows to be more organized, more simplified, more grateful or more healthy spring from good intentions, but what if we set no resolutions or goals for 2021 just yet?

What if instead we took a moment to sense into the past 9+ months, which throughout were described as unprecedented, surreal, chaotic, and uncertain? We can recognize the great change that was asked of each of us.

As we transition from a past year which demanded so much adaptation - in ways many of us never thought possible - let us all extend ourselves a bit of personal grace and space to dream and reflect.

Just be for now. For being here, in this moment, took a years' worth of resolve and fortitude to accomplish.

Well done.

Happy New Year,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation


ONLINE Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training

Registration is NOW OPEN for our first online Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training of 2021! 


This highly anticipated training will take place during five, live online sessions being held from January 28 - February 7, 2021 and
will be conducted by IIQTC Certified Trainers David Lehman, Kele Baker and Vince Sauter. 

Click HERE for more information or to register! Early bird pricing is in effect until January 15th!

Learn More About Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training and what Tai Chi Easy™ can do for you through our informational VIDEO.

21 Nursing CE’s Included! This continuing nursing education  activity is approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Program #1488.


5th Saturday Gathering: January 30th

Join HWF President, Josie Weaver, for our first 5th Saturday Gathering on the Cloud of 2021! This discussion and Qigong practice centered on the topic of, “Boosting Immunity Through the Three Treasures” will be presented by Qigong Master and co-founder of Healer Within Foundation, Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD. Dr Jahnke will be joined by longtime health professional and Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) Senior Trainer, Michael Fortier.


The Three Treasures are the core of all Qigong practice: Shen (spirit), Qi (heartmind), and Jing (body). In our presentation we take the perspective of building a strong spirit in order to circulate more Qi and build a strong body and a strong immune system.  The discussion promises to be fascinating! In our practice during this session, you will learn to recognize the signs of robust health, Qi flow, and a strong spirit and also get a feel for how you are already creating robust health through your actions and choices.

Also, mark your calendars now for this special series of meetings happening on each occurrence of a 5th Saturday in 2021:

May 29: Future HWF Online Educational Offerings: How, What and Who!
July 31: Qigong and Tai Chi in Substance Use Intervention
October 30: Tai Chi & Qigong For Emotional Health

Gatherings on the Cloud begin at noon PST/3:00 pm EST and last for approximately 60-90 minutes.

If you haven't already, please sign up now to RSVP for this special series of meetings to make friends, get support, and stay in touch with others who lead practice and care about health and wellness! 5th Saturday Gathering On The Cloud will be held on Facebook LIVE. However, Zoom access and replays of the 5th Saturday presentations will be made available to those who sign up on the RSVP list. Secure your spot on the cloud today!


New Fellowship Program In 2021!

Are you a practice leader currently working with an underserved population? Perhaps you work for an organization serving an under-resourced community? If so, be sure to watch for additional information on the new Healer Within Foundation Community Practice Fellowship, coming SOON!

This new fellowship program which aims to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in community practice groups is scheduled for introduction later this year and is designed to help cultivate practice and practice groups in underserved communities.

The Foundation will provide two (2) fellowships in 2021 to Community Practice Group Leaders who commit to leading a community practice group for one (1) year with primacy given to venues and individuals who engage with under-resourced communities.

To read more about HWF's commitment to diversity and equality, please see our full outreach statement HERE

HWF Executive Director Named

The Healer Within Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of HWF Director of Operations, Christie Ward, to the position of Executive Director, effective January 1, 2021.

Originally hired in July of 2017, Christie was (and is currently) the solo staff member of the Foundation. While many of her duties will remain the same under her new title, the growth of HWF has warranted the change. "When I was hired, the areas of focus most needed by the Foundation were operational in nature," said Ward. "Now, many of those more basic, day-to-day organizational process goals have been met, my focus has shifted to the future of HWF, and building strategies and relationships to help us best realize our mission and vision."

Contact Christie via email: [email protected]


Be A Part Of Important Research!

It is easy to join and be a part of the Tai Chi Easy™ Benefits Survey Research project. If you will be leading or participating in a 6 to 8 week class session, we invite you to participate in this important research initiative.


The purpose of this research initiative is to demonstrate the effectiveness of dissemination and benefits of a replicable Tai Chi and Qigong program for the general public.The research is done through the completion of a few simple online survey questions, before and after each class. Completing the responses also give participants a chance to observe their own reactions to the practice and track their personal progress, too.

Please contact Ping Yang to learn more.


Support TWO Important Nonprofit Missions

HWF is pleased to partner with Serrv International, a nonprofit fair trade organization, which employs artisans and farmers across the globe who are living in poverty. By doing so, we hope to make this season of giving the best yet, by supporting two amazing missions at the same time!

This opportunity allows you to purchase handmade gifts and home decor using the special web link shown below. When you do, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Healer Within Foundation in support of our mission

Healer Within Foundation programs empower people using medically proven, mind-body-spirit practices which effectively support disease prevention, strengthen the immune system, and promote mental and physical well-being. These self-healing practices are so needed in our world right now!


You can help do a world of good by supporting this Serrv & Earn HWF fundraiser. We hope you'll enjoy shopping and also hope you'll share our special web link with friends and family:

https://www.serrv.org/?a=supporthwf

Simply click the link above to begin shopping on the Serrv International site. Be sure you see the orange banner shown below at the top of the page before shopping.

Need help? Contact [email protected] for assistance.Thank you for your support!

Cool Weather Self-Care Apparel Available

Stay cozy in these warm styles and colors featuring our popular "Self-Care is Health Care" logo. Click HERE or on the image below to order!

Our message of "Self-Care is Health Care" is also offered on quality, cotton masks. Click HERE or on the image below to purchase.
Every order helps to support the HWF mission! Thank you!


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.