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Jacqueline H. Chan (she/her), 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. She is also the daughter of Master Teresa Yeung, of Pureland International Qigong School.

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 at the park. 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

As her daughter and leading instructor, I regularly teach 1 hour introductory drop-in qigong sessions for her students on Wednesdays 8PM (EST) and Sunday 10AM (EST) via donation. Drop-in registration links are located on www.purelandqigong.com/workshops on Eventbrite which will send a ZOOM link to you.

At SickKids:

I offer Free SickKids Staff Qigong Classes on Thursdays 5:15PM-6:00PM. If you are a staff member, please email me: ChiwithJacqueline@gmail.com so I can provide you with the appropriate weekly ZOOM link as well as the monthly Mindfulness Project Newsletter. 

 

My Qigong Training

 

Education Background

B.A. Honours Psychology
M.A. Early Childhood Studies
Masters of Pastoral Studies, Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy (2024), 
The University of Toronto

 

Our instructor, Jacqueline Chan, has been learning Qi Gong from a young child along with her mother Master Teresa and Grandmaster Wu for about two decades. With contining Qi Gong practices and training, she has been developing her style in balancing the mind and spirit to improve inner harmony by releasing challenging heart-based experiences. She also has successfully integrated many learning lessons from a challenging youth, where she did not fit in. As an unconventionally deep/sensitive youth, she was also discovering her sexual orientation that went against the grain of her previously conversative religious peer-groups.

As a scholarship-minded person, she takes an integrated approach to qigong, bringing in both the foundations of energy and the intersection of mind-body, to achieve harmony in living in a chaotic and moving world. She has spoken and demonstrated Qi Gong in conferences and symposiums.

She has a background in psychology, early childhood studies, clinical research, and is currently studying psychotherapy through a Buddhist/Daoist theological lens. In her class, she likes to bring some of her learnings to shine and inspire you!

Will you be interested to explore how to empty your mind with Qi Gong and bring in a new harmony with Jacqueline?

SUNDAY & WEEKNIGHT CLASSES: www.purelandqigong/workshops (will link to an EventBrite registration page)

 

Contact me:  chiwithjacqueline@gmail.com