Monthly Newsletter

January, 2022

Cherish The NOW!

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

And so 2022 begins. It’s such a powerful time of year, isn’t it? A time of beginnings, endings, closing and opening. We stand at the precipice of possibility - feeling empowered and revitalized - as we begin, again.

Many of us are thinking about resolutions and taking stock at this time. But how many of our usual resolutions are just ‘self’ improvement projects (trying to get more, be more or have more), rather than ways to embrace the life we already have, here and now?

Of course, there is nothing wrong with planning enhancement or improvement. Do consider though, a life well-lived is not about getting stuff, doing stuff and having stuff. It’s about being true to who we are and living our moments and our daily life...fully. If we’re always trying to get somewhere else, what happens to the moment we’re actually living now? To live a truly full life we need to be here for it. Live present. Live happy.

Thank you so much for being present in the Healer Within Community as we begin a new year. We are so grateful for you. We wish you a happy 2022 filled with the gifts of peace, presence and good health.

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

First Online Tai Chi Easy Training Of 2022!

We are proud to announce the first Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader training event of the new year. Join the Training team of Cynthia Maltenfort, Anuja Bakshi and Lynne Nicole Smith for this powerful course taking place online via 8 LIVE training sessions. 

Early Bird pricing is in effect until March 1! For detailed information, or to register, please click HERE

Still Time To Register: Empowered Relief Course, January 22nd

Join instructor Josie Weaver (pictured left), on Saturday, January 22 at Noon PT/3:00pm ET, for a powerful 2-hour LIVE interactive presentation focused on relief from chronic pain. Josie will feature Qigong breath and movement exercises rooted in the Empowered Relief™ pain skills course developed by Stanford University pain scientist, Dr. Beth Darnall.

Click HERE for an informative article entitled, Empowered Relief: Meeting the Needs of a Nation in Pain, written by Dr. Darnall and featured in Psychology Today.

If you are alive, you will at some point experience pain in your life. How you think and feel about pain will, in many ways, determine your pain experience. This presentation will explain why this is so and provide you tools to handle pain or support others in your life, who may be experiencing prolonged or chronic pain. 

Cost for this informative and empowering presentation is only $47. Course space fills quickly so please click HERE to register today!

January 29th Cloud Gathering 

Our first Gathering on the Cloud of the new year will feature HWF President, Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D. (pictured left), presenting, Mindful Medicine: An Integrative Approach for Healthy Aging

This 5th Saturday Gathering will provide an overview of the science, the practice, and the value of integrating mindfulness into our daily lives to achieve a happy, healthy life. We will discuss how tuning into our natural circadian rhythms, body alignment and breath, will improve our sleep and lead to less inflammation and ultimately less chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease as well as many other conditions, particularly those associated with aging.

Kory's presentation will also include how to apply mindfulness to our eating, exercise, and being with others - as well as ourselves - to improve health and well being. A brief overview of the growing success of integrative medicine and healthcare to achieve faster more comfortable healing, as well as promote healthy aging will also be included.

Mark your calendars now for the 5th Saturday Gatherings in 2022:

January 29 - Mindful Medicine: An Integrative Approach for Healthy Aging
April 30 - Radiant Health - Mindful Living
July 30 - Understanding the Brain Disease of Addiction: The Importance of Qigong/Tai Chi Practices in the Recovery Process
October 29 - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Research, Prevention and Reversing Progression 
December 31 - The Amazing Health Benefits of Sleep and Nature

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 Zoom/Facebook Live meetings to make friends, get support, and stay in touch with others who lead practice and care about health and wellness! 

Remember, only those who have signed up can join via Zoom and will receive links to replays! Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today! 

Submit Your Educational Program Proposal!

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 will initially be 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!

In case you missed it, the Foundation has a new apparel design sure to inspire (shown below). Let everyone know you are Powered By Qi!

Several styles and colors are available of this new design. Click HERE to order yours today! Click HERE to see ALL the HWF designs available through Bonfire at any time.

All profits help to fund the advancement of our vision, "A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality."

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.