Via this organizing hub of WorldTaiChiDay.org, and the mass global event we organize annually in hundreds of cities in over 80 nations, known as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, we educate millions around the planet about Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits; how to find local classes; how to get the most from those classes; and we consult health care, corporate, government and educational institutions about
integrating these health tools into
society at all levels.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day was
founded by Bill Douglas and
Angela Wong Douglas, authors
of "The Complete Idiot's Guide
to T'ai Chi & Qigong"
For 20 years, Bill and Angela Douglas pioneered integrating Tai Chi and Qigong into modern healthcare with most of the largest health networks and institutions in Kansas City, and their work has become a model for the world.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's founders currently teach Tai Chi Meditation for the University of Kansas Hospital's Turning Point program, and for Kansas University Medical Center, offering Tai Chi for people dealing with Heart Disease; MS; Fibromyalgia; Parkinson's Disease; and many chronic illnesses.
In below video, PBS affiliate KCPT reports on the profound health benefits patients are getting from Tai Chi and Qigong at the University Kansas Hospital.
WTCQD's Founders work to empower teachers worldwide to launch similar programs, and to expand Tai Chi & Qigong use into education, corporate wellness, penal rehabilitation and society at all levels.
Bill and Angela have worked for 2 decades promoting Tai Chi and Qigong teachers and groups worldwide, and empowering them to expand Tai Chi and Qigong into modern healthcare, corporate wellness, education, penal rehabilitation, etc.
WorldTaiChiDay.org's founder has presented at Folsom Maximum Security Prison, for the American Heart Association; the National Parkinson's Foundation; and the National Council on Aging. and has been a Tai Chi source for The New York Times; Wall Street Journal; BBC Radio; Prevention Magazine; and media worldwide.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day offers a vast array of free resources to help spread these health tools worldwide through www.WorldTaiChiDay.org. Our reward? A healthier, calmer nation and planet to live in.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
occurs each year because tens of thousands
worldwide share a common vision of hope & healing for our planet and her people, and come
together each year to organize events in over 80 nations, on the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide.
Purposes of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day:
1) To educate the world of the profound health & healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong for individuals, communities, and nations
2) To thank Chinese culture for creating and sharing these profoundly valuable gifts with the world
3) To bring together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world.
4) To give a powerful example of how the power of the internet can be used to foster global health & healing.
At times, as Angela watched in impending financial horror as Bill's 18 Tai Chi classes per week, fell to 6, 5, 4 ... Bill seemed about as rational as Richard Dreyfus's character in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," who neglected his career as he rushed to fill his house with shrubs and dirt, trying to form a vision that was just on the tip of his mind's tongue. It drove him, he felt it, and it seemed irrational. But today, because Bill and Angela walked through fear, breathed through fear, they were able to partner with tens of thousands worldwide who were ready for such a vision that would educate millions about health, healing, and mind expansion tools that could help our world profoundly.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
(WTCQD) educates millions
worldwide about Tai Chi &
Qigong's benefits, how to find
local classes, how to get the
most from those classes, and
we consult health care, corporate,
government and educational
institutions about integrating
these health tools into society
at all levels.
In September of 2009, we were
honored to be invited to provide the first in
history, Tai Chi & Qigong
presentation & lecture
for the United States Department
of Health & Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH),
at the NIH offices in
Washington D.C.. The event
was postponed, but became
the catalyst for a future
NIH Mind-Body Week
For over a decade WTCQD has also
facilitated a spectacular unprecedented
annual global health education
event, that has captured the
world's imagaination. Click
on "Illumination St." sign
(top/right of this page) for a video.
WTCQD's annual event is both
moving and inspiring, as people
from over 70 nations in hundreds
of cities, and all 50 US States, come
together to wrap the world, in a global
Tai Chi and Qigong movement.
Our primary mission is
personal and global health &
healing. We work toward this goal
by educating millions of the emerging
medical research on Tai Chi and Chi Kung,
explaining the nuances of Tai Chi & Chi Kung
in plain language, and connecting
people with local teachers.
We have connected a million
viewers with Tai Chi and Chi Kung
teacher's local contact information
worldwide via WorldTaiChiDay.org.
We also provide free resources to
help new Tai Chi and Chi Kung
students to get the most from their
local classes, while empowering teachers with helpful tools to educate their local populations, and make their job both easier and more
effective. (browse this page for several tutorials we've created.)
Whether you are new to Tai Chi and Chi Kung, an avid enthusiast practitioner, or a teacher/master, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has resources to help you.
We help teachers to grow their classes by helping them to educate local media, business, healthcare, and educational institutions about the wonders of Tai Chi and Chi Kung . . .
Providing useful tips for teachers on approaching institutions, and approaches to teaching children, learning disabled, corporate staffs, drug and penal rehabilitation clients, and others in appropriate, tangible, and effective ways.
"World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, takes place [the last Saturday of April] . . . To learn more, find instruction on the basics or discover a class in your area, go online to worldtaichiday.org."
-- USA Weekend
I'm in awe of how well these intents were accomplished -- shared vision is powerful chi!
Yours in Wellness, Gratitude and Oneness,
Suzen Sharda Segall,
|"Thank you for the incredible service WorldTaiChiDay.org is providing for all who are ready to accept it.
I can't thank you enough"
-- Mamie in New York
|"Tai Chi will play an important role in global awakening"
-- Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth
(an Oprah's Bookclub pick)