Monthly Newsletter

March, 2019

A Time To Balance

“Light is an invitation to happiness - and that happiness - when done right,
is a kind of holiness...palpable and redemptive.”  - Mary Oliver

The Vernal (spring) equinox, which arrives this year on March 20, represents change, new beginnings and balance, which are all things which Mother Nature achieves perfectly. This special time of year shows us a nearly equal balance in our light and dark hours - a wondrous, natural example of yin and yang.

This may be the perfect time of year to recommit to your belief in balance. Mother Nature does not resist when winter days grow short or summer daylight hours lengthen. Rather, she slowly shifts the light and dark.This can be quite contrary to our humanly approach. We tend to meet beginnings, endings and change in general with much disturbance and resistance.

Nature's beauty relies heavily on resilience and fortitude. The ability to shed the old and to be still - and confident - in the waiting, as the new comes to the surface.The arrival of spring is our reminder to welcome the changing cycles of our lives with an open mind and heart. Embrace change and allow it to slowly shift us as we move forward.

Remember, while nature may appear "dead" during the winter months, it is only dormant. Still and waiting, only needing a bit of rest and patience before thriving again in the spring.

Dark and light, dormancy and awakening, familiarity and change. It's all about balance.

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

5th Saturday Gathering - March 30

Last month, we were pleased to feature Community Practice Leader and recent Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader graduate, Dale Allen (shown at left, leading his practice group) in our newsletter. Dale has achieved wonderful success with his weekly practice group which is currently attended by over 30 participants each week from his community in Knoxville, Tennessee.

If you would like to meet Dale and learn a bit more about how he has launched this successful community practice group, join us at the March 30 for our 5th Saturday Gathering on the Cloud meeting. Dale will be a guest on our panel sharing pointers and resources which have helped him engage his group and get them off to a great start!

Mark your calendars now for all our 2019 5th Saturday gatherings:
March 30 - Starting and Sustaining a  Community Practice Group with Dale Allen
June 29 - Teaching Special Needs Populations: Dementia, Parkinson's, etc.
August 31 - Healer2Healer: Unlocking Inner-Outer Powers and Resources with Self-Care thru Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine
November 30 -Tai Chi and Qigong for Emotional Health and Well-Being

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! Space is limited so secure your spot on the cloud today!

Your Time & Talents Needed

The Healer Within Foundation could use your time and talents on their Community Practice Group (CPG) and Sustainability Work Teams.

The CPG Team works to engage and support Community Practice Group leaders around the world. They focus heavily on relationship building and mentoring. Team meets on a bi-monthly basis.

The Sustainability Team works to secure the long-term financial security of the Foundation through grant writing, fundraising and community support. Team meets on the third Monday of each month at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST.

If you would like to learn more or if you are interested in serving, please contact Christie Ward. Thank you!

Help Spring HWF Forward

Do you share our vision of, "A world of self-healing, wellness and vitality"? If so, would you please help us bring the gift of good health to more people in 2019? Click the GIVE image above 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. Please consider making your tax-deductible contribution today. Thank you!

Community Practice Groups

The Healer Within Foundation currently lists over 50 Community Practice Groups at our website, This ever-growing list is not only a source of pride - as we see these amazing, self-healing practices shared around the world - It is also a wonderful resource to share.

Have a friend in Florida? An aunt in Arizona? How about a colleague in California? Share our CPG list and encourage them to attend a practice group in their area. Help to make a healing connection!

Also, please let us know if you lead a community practice group and would like to be listed. Listing is free. The only requirements are that your CPG is open to all and is offered at a cost of $10 or less, per session. Please email Christie Ward for more information.

NQA Annual Conference - Register TODAY!

The 2019 National Qigong Association Annual Conference will be held June 14-16, 2019.

East Meets West: Bridging the Gap
The Grand Kahler Hotel, Rochester, MN
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Duke Samson, Neurosurgeon

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS MARCH 15, so complete your registration today!

Organize A Tai Chi Easy™ Event In Your Area!

Anyone can organize a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event. Yes! YOU can bring a healing revolution to your community - and HWF will be happy to help you make it happen!

If you would like to know more about organizing a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event or have questions about the process contact Christie Ward for information.

Click HERE for a full list of Practice Leader training dates and check back often as new training opportunities are being added regularly.

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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.