Monthly Newsletter

July, 2019

Summer Fun

“Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language.”   - Henry James

Summer fun fact: The term, “dog days of summer” refers to the time between July 3 and August 11. Historically, this (hot) period occurred immediately following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius - in the constellation Canis Major - which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever and bad luck. These dates are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Also, according to folklore, if you want to know (roughly) the temperature, listen to the number of cricket chirps in a 15-second period and add 37 to get the approximate temperature in Fahrenheit.

In addition to summer fun facts and folklore, please read on to discover the current happenings of the Healer Within Foundation. Mark your calendars and plan to join us at one of our upcoming events!

Whether you be in a warm or cool climate, north or south, east or west, counting cricket chirps or waiting for Sirius to rise, we wish you a healthy (and FUN) summer season!

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

Plan to Attend: Tai Chi Easy™ Educational Gatherings

October 26, 2019 is the date of our upcoming Tai Chi Easy™ Educational Symposium gatherings.

These special friend-raiser/fundraisers will be held on both the east (White Plains, NY.) and west coast (Carpinteria, CA. area) and will create the opportunity to gather together with colleagues and friends, practice the Vitality Method and Tai Chi Easy form and learn something new, too!

Events are being scheduled for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm local time and all proceeds from registrations will benefit the Healer Within Foundation Tai Chi Easy Dissemination Project.

Please save the date, watch for more information and plan to join us on October 26th!

Qi Journal Article


The summer edition of Qi Journal contains the article, “Regulating The Teaching and Practice Of Qigong and T’ai Chi,” a collaboration between Healer Within Foundation President, Josie Weaver and Qigong Institute President, Tom Rogers.

This article focuses on current regulatory legislative actions, the pros and cons of standardization and regulation and how to stay informed. Gain access to this and other informative articles at the Qi Journal website.




June Training Events

Congratulations to all the brand new Tai Chi Easy Practice Leaders who were trained in June! Also, big thanks to the training teams that make these events - and the continued dissemination of mind, body, spirit practices - possible! See all the photos from these awesome training events at our Flickr page.

In The New York Area? Join Us July 5th!

Click on the invitation for more information or to RSVP. We hope to see you soon!

5th Saturday Gathering: June 29th

We are delighted to have had Kele Baker, Jana Eshaghian and IIQTC Senior Trainer, Roxanne Reynolds, join us as our panel on June 29th. All offered great insight on the impact the practices of Tai Chi and Qigong can have on Dementia, Alzheimer's, Lupus, Parkinson's and other populations living with chronic conditions.

Please mark your calendars now for our other 2019, 5th Saturday gatherings:
August 31 - Healer2Healer: Unlocking Inner-Outer Powers and Resources with Self-Care thru Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine with Senior Trainer, Michael Fortier
November 30 -Tai Chi and Qigong for Emotional Health and Well-Being with Dr. Cynthia Mealer, PhD

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 meetings to make friends, get support, and stay in touch with others who lead practice and care about health and wellness! If you are signed up, you will also receive video recordings of the 5th Saturday Gatherings. Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today!

The Gifts Of Summer

Do you share our vision of, "A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality"? If so, consider making a difference by helping us bring the gift of good health to more people in 2019. Click the image below to make your donation today!

The Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project is the catalyst of our goal, “Training thousands to improve the health of millions” and your support makes it possible for the Healer Within Foundation to bring community-based Qigong/Tai Chi and other self-healing body-mind-spirit-practices to greater numbers of people. So, make a difference...make your tax-deductible contribution or volunteer today. Thank you!

Community Practice Group Locations: Virtual, Too!

Did you know that in addition to our listed "in-person" Community Practice Groups, you can participate in a weekly, virtual practice group offered by Senior Trainer, Kalind Bakshi and Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader, Maulik Mankad? Yes, you can!

Join in, wherever you are, each Sunday at 9:00 am EST. Contact Kalind or Maulik for information and future programing. Thank you, Kalind and Maulik for this wonderful opportunity!

Training Calendar

The Foundation currently has 8 upcoming Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training events on the calendar for the remainder 2019 and into 2020, with new events being added regularly. Be an ambassador for good health and healing in your community and help us spread the word about these training opportunities!


Healer Within on Facebook and Flickr

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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.