Its deep roots set it apart. Spring Forest Qigong Level One Qi Activation is not your standard Qigong practice class. Rather, it is comprehensive training fully encompassing the Ancient Science of Qigong, that grounds you firmly in that tradition while helping you understand the mystery and secrets of Qigong Healing.

Upcoming Trainings

Qigong Healing Retreat

Healing Meditations and Deep Practice in Addition to Complete Qi Activation Training

with Emily Jarrett Hughes – In Person & Online
Hosted at the Christine Retreat Center, Willard, WI (2.5 hours East of Twin Cities)
August 16 – 18, 2024
Qi Activation Training PLUS Healing Meditations

Registration is open. Early bird registration ends July 28. Scholarships available through the Christine Center. Don’t let cost be a barrier!

September LIVE Training with Emily Jarrett Hughes and Qigong Master Jerry Wellik

Monday Series, September 16, 23, 30, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 PM US Central Time – ONLINE

Registration coming soon.


Qigong means “working with Qi”(commonly known as energy). It is a science of using the breath, body, mind, and sound to Achieve and Maintain Perfect Health.  


  • Use and direct your Qi with Qigong.
  • What is Emptiness? How to prepare yourself to enter the Emptiness.
  • How to connect with and tap into a greater energy than your own.
  • Five Element Qigong and its healing wisdom as the Physical Movements.
  • Small Universe Meditation as the Internal Refinement.
  • Experience the powerful combination of Qi & Yi.
  • How to engage breath, sound, movements, and mind in Qigong practice.
  • The Yin and Yang of Qigong.
  • Qigong healing principles, such as Qi Blockages and how they form.
  • Plus, a Special Bonus… Sword Fingers, a Qigong healing technique to help yourself and others to heal.


The Qi Activation training helps you build a solid Qigong foundation for healing, awakening, and later advancement in your Qigong practice. Created by International Qigong Master Chunyi Lin, a man loved for his simplicity and renowned for his healing ability, Spring Forest Qigong Level One – Qi Activation draws on the very best of the most ancient practices, refines them to their essence, and shares it all with you in language anyone can understand.

About Emily Jarrett Hughes

Spring Forest Qigong Certified Healer and Instructor

My name is Emily Jarrett Hughes and I am a healer, teacher, dancer, and mother living in Minneapolis. The vitality and joy I find in Spring Forest Qigong were a lifeline through a major health crisis and are the inspiration for my teaching and healing practice. I have studied Spring Forest Qigong since 2006, completing Level 5, and am a Certified Healer and Certified Instructor. I lead a weekly drop-in qigong practice group. I also teach dance as a tool for healing and transformation. Everything that I do leans into the interrelationship between healing ourselves, healing the water, and healing the world. I have taught hundreds of classes and helped hundreds of people with healing. I love seeing my students and clients strengthen their connection with body, mind and spirit and unlock their capacity to live vibrant, courageous lives. Follow my blog at

Community Inclusion

Wisdom Dances is on an intentional journey of moving towards more equity and inclusion in every dimension of our work.

Our qigong vision is for a healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering. We are committed to reducing obstacles for participation from systemically and/or historically marginalized folx so that we can empower healers in EVERY home.

To learn more about the Community Scholarship click here.