Jacqueline H. Chan (she/her), M.A.
Jacqueline H. Chan, M.A.
Qigong Instructor, Psycho-spiritual Psychotherapist Candidate
Jacqueline Chan is a research staff in the SickKids Research Institute as well as a member of The Mindfulness Project Team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is an instructor of Qigong (pronounced “chi-gong”). Jacqueline grew up in a Qigong school within the lineage of Master Weizhao Wu and Master Teresa, and has shared this peaceful traditional Chinese healing art in symposiums and conferences.
Jacqueline has been providing Qigong to Sickkids staff for over 2 years and is an active participant in Wellness programming provided by Occupational Health at SickKids. Qigong is a gentle and serene form of moving meditation, a kind of Mindfulness in motion that integrates one’s body and mind. She is dedicated to diversity and inclusion.
Jacqueline Chan is currently studying for a Masters of Pastoral Studies, in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, at The University of Toronto. She has a MA in Early Childhood Studies and a BA in Psychology.
The practice of chi gong (qigong) is tied to the background of the instructor, their lineage, school, practices, and style of teaching. A good instructor should also be practicing everyday.
Grandmaster Weizhao Wu: Learning from 1995-2006
Starting in 1995, I followed my mother to learn chi gong, tai chi, and kung fu from Grandmaster Weizhao Wu. Amongst some of his achievements: He recieved one of the highest titles of Qi Gong Master in China, was considered a National Treasure, Western Fencing champion, and he contributed to the development of the provincial physical education curriculum in the province of Guangzhao. He also was an academic, and lead a 40-person research team into the benefits of his Wu’s eye qi gong program for high school students.
Chi gong (qigong) was his life-long hobby he learned from the mountain schools in China. He came to retire in Canada, he created the chi gong forms I teach today with the essential chi gong (qi gong) movements. From him, I’ve learned so much about the foundations of qi and being a compassionate teacher.
Master Teresa: Learning from 2006-Present
Following the passing of grandmaster Wu, I learned from his successor, my mother, Master Teresa (Pureland International Qigong School), learning how to transform negative emotions such as grief. She’s been an inspiration as a loving single mother:
- Mind-body (psycho-somatic) expressions of stress
- Embodied spiritual philosophies
- Honoring the feminine in qigong practice
- Health & Fitness Qigong (Level 1)
- Kam Am Qigong (Level 2)
- Silk Eight Brochades
- Chair Qigong
- Qi Gong for Yoga
- Remote Fa Chi (virtual – external chi emission)
- Fa Chi (in person) Qi Balancing
- Full body-mind relaxation
- Mindfulness-based movement
- Psych-K: Change your unconscious & keep the change
- Practice Qi Gong (chigong)
- Introductory Presentations
B.A. Honours Psychology
M.A. Early Childhood Studies
Masters of Pastoral Studies, Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy (2024)
“Dark night of the soul”
I started my journey out of the “dark night of the soul”, as a 16 year old when I discovered I was queer and experienced bullying. I’ve spent time in personal, spiritual, physical growth to be at a place of balance within a renewed, self-empowering, and compassionate world paradigm. Over the last 5 years I’ve continued my training and refinement as a facilitator of healing. I am truly blessed and thankful everyday for the students I meet, other teachers I connect with, as well as the opportunity to continue growing on this rewarding journey.