World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been officially proclaimed, recognized, or supported by 22 US Governors; Senates of Puerto Rico, California, New York; the Brazilian National Congress; by consulates and embassies from Italy to the U.S., China to India, and by government ministries and bodies in countries worldwide. Events have been held at the United Nations Building and the Nobel Peace Center
United Nations Building, New York City, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event (above)
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway WTCQD event (below)
Organizing the annual event of
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is
only one of the myriad things
we do to aid enthusiasts,
teachers & organizations in
promoting Tai Chi & Qigong
usage worldwide--at all levels
of society--to save society
hundreds of billions of dollars
in health cost saving, court,
police, and penal rehab. costs, etc.
We participated in a program with the National Council on Aging, several universities, and the United States YMCA to educate them on Tai Chi and Qigong and to create opportunities for Tai Chi and Qigong teachers all across the nation. Expanding Tai Chi & Qigong into society at all levels locally wasn't enough for us, because when we saw the benefits these tools offer ALL people who are exposed to them ... we just had to help Tai Chi & Qigong enthusiasts, teachers and schools to be more empowered to have the same impact in their local communities worldwide, by sharing step-by-step guides to give away all our experience to teachers around the world ... and the result ... a calmer, clearer, kinder, and healthier world.
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
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
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)
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global efforts to encourage education, government, business, and health care to incorporate Tai Chi & Qigong into all levels of society . . . have profound global implications.
In the US alone our annual health costs will exceed $4 trillion each year at current trends.
When stress is causing 85%
of illness according to medical
research, the savings of
educating our citizens in the
powerful ancient mind/body
sciences of Tai Chi & Qigong
is a natural step for
See the video to the right for
a vision of hope for all
See the below videos for
a glimpse of the moving
and spectacular visual
nature of this global
health & healing event . . .
"While World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
isn't until [the last Saturday in April], the
organization's Web site is a year-round
resource. Learn about the many styles of
Tai Chi and their varied health benefits.
For more on "What is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?, click here.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, with the help of local schools, groups, and associations in over 80 nations, organizes a global healing wave of mass Tai Chi & Chi Kung (Qigong) exhibitions in hundreds of cities in over 80 nations spanning 6 continents, held each year on the last Saturday of April. (View the above and below videos.)
"Our Tai Chi programs continue to grow and our numbers of Tai Chi Schools continue to grow at a phenomenal rate and I feel your efforts are fueling this growth worldwide and we are all in awe of what the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has done."
-- Dave Pickens
National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union
"Your organizing of this global event has been very helpful in gaining media attention for the benefits of Qi Gong & Tai Chi and in creating awareness of our school and classes.
New people come to our World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day event every year."
-- Howard Fraracci - Qi Gong teacher
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"You know words can not express feelings, only acts does it.
I'm sure when you created the WTCQD, you did not imagine that it would be celebrated all over the world and grow so fast.
Teaching Tai Chi, inspiring Tai Chi, offering Tai Chi, living Tai Chi is an Act of Love.
You drove all of us in the path of One World... One Breath. Step by step, we would reach to One Mind... One Spirit.
Thank you today, thank you tomorrow, thank you always.
TAO bless you with the force of the Tiger and the malleability of the Water."
-- Milton - Being Tao Association / Square of Universal Harmony - Brasília, Brazil
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day our event's motto "One World...OneBreath" events are held worldwide in ...
Across Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba
New York City, USA
Los Angeles, California USA
Enjoy fascinating educational videos
provided as a free public service
by WorldTaiChiDay.org . . .
Click above image for short video entitled, "Why Tai Chi & Qigong Should be Part of Corporate Wellness."
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has presented for the National Parkinson's Foundation National Conference; the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association; Nursing Programs for Fibromyalgia Health Workers, and has consulted for major corporations; the National Council on the Aging; and helped produce an introductory Tai Chi & Qigong DVD now available through physicians nationally at no charge to patients.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has been a Tai Chi source for The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; BBC World Radio; The South China Morning Post; USA Weekend; Parade Magazine; Reader's Digest, and over 100 media worldwide.
CLICK BELOW for "MEDICAL RESEARCH ON TAI CHI & QIGONG" VIDEO regarding the WorldTaiChiDay.org FREE "Medical Research Library"