After many years of practicing yoga, and completing two 200 hour yoga alliance approved teacher trainings, my personal practice and teaching style has gravitated towards the ancient Daoist practice of Qi Gong.
Here is an article from my Qi Gong teacher, Tevia Feng, on the similarities and differences between Qi Gong and Yoga. Personally, I find that Qi Gong is a great supplement to my own yoga practice, as well as a wonderful practice in its own right. Having a greater variety of practices allows me to select a practice that is appropriate for me at that particular time.
There are over 3,000 different kinds of Qi Gong, so I think it’s understandable that many people have different impressions, and perhaps even confusion about, exactly what Qi Gong is.
White Tiger Qi Gong is unique in that it integrates ancient wisdom with modern science.
White Tiger Qi Gong is both rooted in Daoism and Anicent Chinese Medicine while also explaining the benefits of these practices through modern medicine and science.
Specifically, it draws upon fascia research, sports science, and western anatomy & physiology to help modern practitioners understand the practice and benefits of an ancient art form.
I have completed two teacher trainings with White Tiger, learning three different styles of Qi Gong: 5 Animals, 5 Elements and 8 Trigram Organ Qi Gong. I’m a Certified Instructor in 5 Animals (Spring & Summer Roads), and an Assistant Instructor in 5 Elements & 8 Trigram.