Training thousands to improve the health of millions.

Monthly Newsletter

May, 2018


On Growth and Growing

For most of the US, May signals nature's green light for planting and gardening. Especially after a cold, dreary winter, seeing the beautiful colors of a garden come to life really does lift the spirit!

Gardeners know success and growth comes through many careful steps. A healthy foundation must be established in the soil, followed by planting, weeding, watering, nourishing, nurturing...etc, etc.This same dedication to growth also happens here at Healer Within Foundation!

You may have noticed the "gardeners" of the Healer Within Foundation - our leadership, volunteers, trainers and Tai Chi Easy™ Community Practice Leaders - have grown the reach and accessibility of self-care in amazing ways over the past few years.The consistent effort and dedication of many people have increased the trainings and practice groups and reached more people this year. Supporting more events and practice groups means there is more to do! We are excited to announce our annual fundraising season has begun!

See the article below for specifics on how your gift can help take the Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project to the next level of growth.

Help us
plant more community practice groups,
weed out disease and stress,
nurture new practice leaders and
nourish communities with the benefits of Tai Chi Easy™!

We welcome you to join us as we continue to see self-healing practices blossom around the world.

Be well,
Your friends at the Healer Within Foundation

April Shower Of Training Events!

We experienced an unprecedented number of Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training events last month. The following six training events certified a whopping 126 new Practice Leaders! Congratulations to all the training teams and event organizers!
OshKosh, WI.: Brian Trzaskos, Senior Trainer - Lorrie Formella, Co-Lead/Local Project Manager
Orlando, FL.: Kevin Merrigan, Senior Trainer - Eileen Reed, Co-Lead/Local Project Manager
Houston, TX.: Henderson Smith, Jr. Senior Trainer - Geny Moreno, Local Project Manager
Plum, PA.: Kalind Bakshi, Senior Trainer - Amy Dahan, Co-Lead - Bob Wolfe, Lead Assistant - Maulik Mankad, Local Project Manager
Cleveland, OH: Toni Horn, Senior Trainer/Local Project Manager - Bob Wolfe, Co-Lead - Erin Reas, Lead Assistant - Phyllis Schoenberger, Assistant
DC Area: Dr. Roger Jahnke OMD, Senior Trainer - Kalind Bakshi, Co-Lead - Cynthia Maltenfort, Co-Lead/Local Project Manager - Pauline Reid, Assistant - Theda Zawaiza, Assistant

More photos at the HWF Flickr page!

2018 Fundraising Campaign

We’re striving to advance the Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project
and need your support! Please donate now through the Autumn Equinox (September 23, 2018) to help as we continue to grow!
Did you know?

  • We’ve increased the number of Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Trainings from five events in 2016, to 10 in 2017. More than 20 training events are anticipated for 2018! Each training event generates an average of 18 new Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leaders, who learn self-care practices for themselves and then go on to lead others in their local communities.
  • Our Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Trainings have been approved for 21 CE hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association. Nurses are learning Tai Chi Easy™ and taking the practice back to their patients, co-workers and medical campuses.
  • Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training events are happening across the US and India, and our first European training this June in Northern Ireland!
  • We are growing a nationwide network of Community Practice Groups. These community practice groups are how we make self-care practices available to all!

  • A gift of $35 provides a one-week stipend to support a community practice group;
    A contribution in the amount of $140 supports a community practice group for one month;

    A donation of $225 provides a partial scholarship for Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training,
    and the scholarship recipient's pledge to establish a free or low cost community practice group!

The Tai Chi Easy™ Dissemination Project is the catalyst of our goal, “Training thousands to improve the health of millions.”

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 donate today. Thank you!

Tai Chi In National News

Recently, a TIME magazine article highlighted many of the positive health benefits of Tai Chi. Specifically, how the practice can help those suffering from chronic pain and condition such as Fibromyalgia. Access the full article and video synopsis, HERE.

Assistants Welcome!

There are currently vacancies for Lead Assistant (if qualified) and Assistants for the following events:

June 24 - 29, 2018: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training at the Omega Institute, Dr. Roger Jahnke

October 19 - 21, 2018: Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training in Tempe, Arizona, Sr. Trainer Leslie Cook

If interested, please write and request an Event Inquiry Form from TQT at [email protected].

Also, you can assist at most every Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training event! Assisting is a great way to learn from other trainers and leaders and to brush up on your technique and practice. Click HERE to see a list of current Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader training opportunities. Questions? Contact Christie Ward.

One World. One Breath.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD) was celebrated on April 28, 2018 in hundreds of cities, in over eighty nations around the globe! Many Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leaders organized and led events in their communities, such as Marcia Schrotenboer (shown below holding singing bowl with attendees of her WTCQD event). Thanks to all who helped promote the restorative, self-healing practices of Tai Chi and Qigong! Gather ideas for your event next year at the official WTCQD website, HERE.

Healer Within on Facebook and Flickr

Connect with Tai Chi Easy™ Practice
Leaders and other members of the HWF
community at our Facebook page:

For updated photos of HWF training events and happenings, check out our Flickr photo albums at:

Bring A Tai Chi Easy™ Training Event To Your Community!

If you are Interested in organizing a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader Training event in your area, Contact Christie Ward for more information and check out the Organize a Tai Chi Easy™ event web page. This resource makes it even easier for YOU to plan a training event!

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

List Your Community Practice Group

Do you offer a free or donation-based practice group in your
community? Contact HWF about how you can list your group
in our website directory!

Also, consider joining the Healer Within Foundation Leadership Circle. This dedicated group has chosen to give back to their communities and the 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.