Monthly Newsletter

May, 2020

Self-Care IS Health Care

"Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” - Lao Tzu

During this time of great uncertainty - and for many - a time of great anxiety, we are urged to practice regular self-care. While the benefits of  self-care are widely known, there has been special emphasis on the emotional and physical advantages of maintaining good self-care during the current COVID-19 crisis. One of the biggest motivators is perhaps the fact that self-care can offer us a sense of control over our own life. This is especially beneficial now, when it may feel we have control over so little.

Like many of you, we have been seeking out new, different and unique ways to partake in self-care. However, sometimes there is great benefit in revisiting the basics of wellness. One of the easiest ways to check-in with yourself is to regularly practice the Three Intentful Corrections. That is, focus, adjustment and regulation of your posture and breath along with clearing your mind. This quick physical and mental tune-up can be done anytime, anywhere!

For more on the Three Intentful Corrections, you may access a helpful article written by HWF Co-Founder, Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, HERE. We hope you find it a beneficial addition to your current self-care routine.

Also, please read on to discover the ways we are working to bring you more opportunities for good self-care. We're striving to keep the HWF community connected, even as we continue to safely "distance."

Until we can all truly be together again, may all be well!

Your Friends at Healer Within Foundation

LIVE Practice Sampler Sessions

Our Live Practice Sampler Sessions have been very well received! So far, these online practice videos have been watched over 5,300 times - on Facebook alone - 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.

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.

Deep Bow Of Appreciation

After more than eight years of dedicated volunteer service to the Healer Within Foundation, Vice President, Antoinette (Toni) Horn (shown right) has retired from the Board, effective May 1.

Toni has been a champion and change agent for the Foundation. She has been instrumental in establishing many of the programs and services we now provide. Through literally thousands of volunteer hours, her dedication to the mission of HWF has been proven, time and again.

At their April meeting, the HWF Directors elected Toni to Emeritus Board Member status, an honor reserved for those who have served with great distinction.

While we will miss seeing her as a Board member, we are delighted she will continue on as a HWF volunteer helping with Work Team initiatives and projects. 

Thank you, Toni! 

Meditation In Motion Event: Thursday, May 7

Need a meditative movement break? If you have ever wondered what part of Qigong is meditation, be sure to join this stress-busting session of meditative movement on Thursday, May 7!

You are invited to get a little breathing, movement and meditation (Hey! That’s Qigong!) into your day via the Facebook Premiere event with IIQTC Senior Trainer, Josie Weaver, and the Sunnyvale Public Library. You may access the event HERE on Thursday, May 7 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Please note: you do not need to be a Facebook member to have access to this special event.

Josie Weaver, President of the Healer Within Foundation and teacher of meditative movement arts, including Qigong, yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation, leads this 30-minute session, and will be present to respond to comments and questions of attendees on the day of the Premiere. This event is free and offered by the City of Sunnyvale Library. Josie leads a moving meditation and wellness group in Sunnvyale, Caliornia that has met in person and now meets on Zoom during the Santa Clara County “sheltering in place” ordinance.


HWF Now On YouTube - Please Subscribe!

We've heard from several folks who would love to see our Live Practice Sampler Sessions, but who do not participate in Facebook.

We're happy to announce, HWF now has it's own YouTube Channel, which allows you to access our Sampler Sessions and other future HWF video content through this popular and highly-accessible medium.

To allow our YouTube presence to grow - and to be sure you are notified when we add new content - would you 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?

We are collaborating with Dr. Roger Jahnke, founder of both the Healer Within Foundation and the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, to expand current online practice offerings. Online practice sessions are very much needed right now!

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.

Last Day To Order: May 6th!

Whether you are a Community Practice Leader, Teacher, Trainer
or simply practice good self-care, YOU are a HEALER!

Here is an opportunity to share a powerful message and feel (and look) good doing it! We've launched a new t-shirt design celebrating HEALERS and the importance of self-care. All proceeds from shirt sales will directly benefit the ability of HWF to support practice, both virtually and - when we are able to do so again safely - in our communities.

Shirts are available in a variety of styles and new colors for spring, but are only available to order through 11:59pm CT on May 6th at Orders placed now through May 6th will begin being shipped on May 14th.

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.