Monthly Newsletter

July, 2020

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."  - Wallace Stevens

HWF Outreach Statement

Dear Healer Within Foundation Family,

Our world - indeed our universe, if you study our stars - is in tremendous flux right now. Social and political upheaval and uncertainty, exacerbated by a deadly pandemic, make these extremely trying times. Many of us are hurting, outraged, angry and even physically and emotionally exhausted.

At this moment, the HWF Board and Staff wish to reach out to you and affirm our commitment to equality, justice, and equity in governance.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.  Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”  ~ Lao Tzu

As cultivators of qi or life force, we are aware of our relationship with the energies at work inside and outside of ourselves, our families, communities and the world. Our bodies, minds and spirits are influenced by, and influence, the biofield. From inner cultivation comes outward expression. As we cultivate strong, coherent qi, healing and wholeness can happen for ourselves and others. Caring for ourselves and each other really can profoundly change the world!

This moment may call you to listen, to speak, or to act. We are moved to encourage HOPE. We hold the sincere intent we might individually and collectively broaden our vision and deepen our understanding of each other and the world.  We are confident we will transcend hate and fear, while facing the uncertainties of tomorrow together.

“Where the mind goes, the qi flows.” As qigong and tai chi practitioners and leaders, we know a sincere and consistent commitment is needed to create viable, long-lasting change. To be a part of positive change, HWF is dedicating its Community Practice Fellowship to fostering Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Scheduled for introduction in 2021, this fellowship is designed to help cultivate practice groups in underserved communities. The Foundation will provide two (2) fellowships to Community Practice Group Leaders who commit to leading a community practice group for one (1) year with primacy given to venues engaging with underserved communities.

May our humanity expand to include all living things in our interconnected web of LOVE.

With respect and gratitude,

Josie Weaver, President
Healer Within Foundation

HWF Receives Ohio Falls Prevention Grant

Healer Within Foundation has been awarded a 2021 pilot program grant of $4000 through the Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition. HWF is proud to be one of only four pilot projects selected through a highly competitive application process. By providing these grant dollars to diverse communities and organizations, the Coalition hopes to disseminate and increase opportunities for older adults to become actively engaged in evidence-based fall prevention strategies across Ohio.

The Ohio Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition 
The Healer Within Foundation will use the funds to support, in part, an online  Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader Certification training to be held specifically for Ohio residents. New Practice Leaders receiving grant-funded training scholarships will be expected to lead virtual practice groups which serve those in their community. Additionally, the grant allows important research data to be collected from program participants.

Thank you to the project leaders: Antoinette Horn, Lorrie Formella, Ping Yang and Christie Ward in securing the award and great success in project implementation!

Two New Campaigns! Order Yours TODAY!

Much appreciation to those who have supported our past t-shirt fundraising campaigns. We are excited to announce two new offerings available to purchase.

First, our message of "Self-Care is Health Care" is now available on quality, cotton masks. Click HERE or on the image below to purchase.

Our second offering comes from the many requests we have received to offer the Tai Chi Easy logo shirts on light, bright, colored shirts. You got it! Until July 20, you can order shirts in vibrant colors such as Tahiti Blue, Banana Cream, Seafoam and Watermelon! Click HERE or on the (Ice Blue) image below to check out all the new color choices and place your order. Thank you for your support!

Healing Summit Video Replays

We are delighted to have had several HWF leaders included in the recent wellness summit coordinated and hosted by life coach, Shadi Aghaghazvini. Links to the replays of these very special presentations appear below. Click HERE to learn more about Shadi and how you can gain access to the entire catalog of summit speaker videos.

Pictured L to R: HWF Co-Founder, Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD; HWF President, Josie Weaver; HWF Co-Founder, Rebecca McClean

Click Here to Access Video Replays

5th Saturday Gathering: August 29th

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this exciting presentation on the future of Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader certification training. Learn how (and when) the online pilot training will take place and even meet the training team!

Our August 29th, 5th Saturday Gathering On The Cloud will be held on Facebook LIVE and begins at Noon PT/3:00pm ET. Replays of the presentation will be available. We hope to see you "on the cloud"!

 LIVE Practice Sampler Sessions

We are excited to announce our Live Practice Sampler Sessions will continue (at least) through August! So far, these online practice videos have been viewed thousands of times - and the reach continues to grow as they continue to be shared. 

A BIG thank you to our volunteer LIVE Sampler Session leaders. Because of you, we are reaching more people than ever with these powerful and healing, mind/body/spirit practices.

Are you currently leading practice online and would like to lead a Sampler Session for HWF? Please contact Christie Ward for more information.

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. Click HERE for a full schedule of HWF Live Practice Sampler Sessions. The August schedule will be released SOON!

Please Subscribe To HWF's YouTube Channel

The HWF YouTube Channel, allows you to access our Sampler Sessions and other future HWF video content through this popular and highly-accessible medium. Our video library available there is growing fast!

To allow our YouTube presence to grow - and to be sure you are notified when we add new content - please visit the HWF YouTube channel page today and click 'Subscribe". There is no cost to become a subscriber and we would sincerely appreciate your support!

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). There are now over 20 leaders listing their VPG's on our site...and the list continues to grow!

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.

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.