Monthly Newsletter

July, 2021

Fun In The Summertime

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

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 Healer Within Foundation

Call For Educational Program Proposals

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 Mission: Healer 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.)
  • Low Implementation Cost
Access the Program Proposal Form at:

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

5th Saturday Gathering On The Cloud: July 31

Join host, Josie Weaver, on Saturday, July 31st, for an informative and fun presentation featuring special guest, Rev. Deanne Hodgson, RN.

You will not want to miss Deanne's program, Teaching Tips and Techniques to Reduce Stress for Instructors & Students.  We'll explore helpful teaching and learning strategies such as, thematic teaching, fun facts for teaching and learning and creating engaging visuals for Zoom sessions. This program will be of great interest to all, whether a seasoned teacher or a new practice leader. Everyone is welcome!
Deanne is a Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and IIQTC Tai Chi Easy™ Senior Trainer based in Phoenix, AZ. Her academic credentials and professional experiences in medicine, psychology, and spirituality provide a unique holistic approach, empowering each individual by reducing stress and promoting physical and mental balance. As an international speaker and retreat leader, she has presented workshops on stress reduction and mind-body practices to groups as far away as Uganda and Ukraine. We are honored to welcome her as a guest on the Cloud!

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!

Order Your HWF Educational Summit Recording Today

There is still time to to order your copy of the sessions included during our May 29th HWF Educational Summit, Bridging Healing Methods: Science, Art & Practice. We explored topics which helped attendees better develop their self-care, healthcare, personal wellness and teaching skills. 

If you were unable to join us in-person, consider purchasing access to video replay of the Educational Summit for just $20. Your access includes copies of all instructor handouts which were shared, and proceeds go to HWF!

To order access to replay videos and instructor handouts click HERE.

ONLINE Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training

Registration opens JULY 10th for our October online Practice Leader Training event! This training will be our FINAL ONLINE Tai Chi Easy™ training of 2021!

This highly anticipated training will take place via live online sessions being held between October 30 and November 21, 2021 and
will be conducted by IIQTC Certified Senior Trainers, Lorrie Formella, Cynthia Maltenfort and Kele Baker.

Click HERE for more information or to register beginning July 10th. Learn more about what Tai Chi Easy™ can do for you through our informational VIDEO.

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


Healer Within Foundation is also a Professional Development Activity (PDA) Provider through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). This Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training approved for a total of 24 CEU's issued by NCCAOM. We are excited to offer this new benefit for the the NCCAOM members of the HWF community!

In-Person Tai Chi Easy™ Training Events

In addition to our online training offerings, there are several in-person training opportunities happening up this fall!All in-person trainings follow local health department directives and guidelines. Trainers and Local Project Managers strive to offer safe and enjoyable trainings for all!

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Friday, October 15, 2021; Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
  • Friday, October 22, 2021 - Sunday, October 24, 2021; Columbus, Ohio
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021; Roslyn, New York

Get more information and access links to registration at:

Self-Care IS Health Care!

Whether you lead others in practice or simply practice good self-care, YOU are a HEALER! This popular shirt design along with bright, sunny, summer colors will be available through July! Click HERE or on the image below to order yours today! See all HWF designs available at Bonfire. 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.