Sensing Qi

Sensing Qi

Activating energy flow in self and others

Connecting with your own Qi results in greater ease for yourself, and better results for your clients.

Sensing Qi guides you into a deeper relationship with your Qi. Being able to feel, or sense Qi, within yourself is the key to working with meridians and acupoints. 

Sensing Qi at a glance

Course Level:  Level 4
(Completing Levels 1, 2, 3 is recommended by not required)
Average time to complete - it is intended to be completed in three months as you incrementally add gentle movements each week.
Requirements to enroll - none, open to everyone
CEUs - 10 for Massage Therapists

Course content

  1. Step by step instruction that expands your internal experience of Qi (energy)
  2. A little at a time, learn a gentle standing practice that promotes the flow of your Qi
  3. Weekly video instruction keeps you on track and inspired to practice
  4. Experience greater ease in your hands-on healing as a result of Sensing Qi
  5. Just a 10-15 minutes a few days a week offers big results!

What you will learn

Sensing Qi explores physical exercises that bring theory into personal experience. You will learn techniques that will open doors of awareness to Qi (energy) within yourself and others.

Experience Qi for yourself

These first-hand, learning experiences can be applied to your professional bodywork and/or to deepen your own mind-body connection. Once you understand the subtleties of energy within yourself, your energetic work with others expands. Your ability to sense and connect with Qi is the key to getting better hands-on healing results with less effort.

Enjoy practices that you can do daily or just a couple of times per week. The more you practice, the easier it is for you to feel Qi in meridians, acupoints, and even your own system.

Learn how to leverage the potential of Qi in everything you do. You will find that you work easier, get better results, and enjoy more vitality within yourself.

Explore Intentions, Inspirations, and Instructions so that you can sense and feel Qi in yourself and others.

14 instructional videos and bonus audios to walk you through each component.

It's like having a personal tutor right by your side!

Detailed, Step-by-Step Guidance

  • 14 Exclusive Videos
  • 35 lessons of step by step guidance
  • 8 Bonus recordings
  • Learn how you can keep learning from your Qi

Sensing Qi provides you with a roadmap of techniques gathered from over 25 years of my personal experience and practice. Sensing Qi guides you along a personal journey of self-exploration, inner concentration, and Qi flow using simple Qi Gong practices.

What's included?

24 Videos
4 Quizzes
1 Survey
34 PDFs

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Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT
Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT

About the Instructor

As both a Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, I have been weaving the theory of Chinese Medicine and western massage therapy into the Meridian Massage Approach.  Meridian Massage is a holistic, hands-on approach that anyone can use to support the health of themselves or others.

I am the founder of the Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. I appreciate the opportunity to share the wisdom of Chinese medicine with you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I complete it in less than 3 months?
When I created the course, it was intended to be completed over three months. As students have engaged with the exercises, some have gone more quickly, some more slowly - the pace is really up to you. As you experience Qi and practice the exercises, you will find the rhythm that is right for you.  

How much time should I dedicate to the class?

I suggest that you practice 3-4 times a week to get the most benefit.
Your time will vary from 5 minutes to 25 minutes - it really depends on your schedule.  At first, more time is required to learn the logistics.  Many people continue to practice after they complete the program.

Can I review the material even after I complete the class?
You will have on-going access to all of the videos and written content after completion. You can even download the videos to your own computer.

Is Sensing Qi the same as Shiatsu, Reiki, Acupressure, Healing Touch, etc?

The ability to Sense Qi is the skill common to all of these techniques.
In order to work with energy, regardless of the modality, one must first be able to sense/feel/connect with Qi. This class is intended to accentuate your work by increasing your direct experience with Qi, it is not a new method or technique.

Do you have videos for the course?
There are 13 videos showing you each exercise. You can download the videos onto your own device so that you can take them with you wherever you go!

Do you have written notes for the course?
You can download and print a complete set of notes to assist your learning process.

Will I get a certificate of completion?
After you complete the course and pass the final exam, your certificate will be ready for you in your student account. You can download and print it out at any time.

Can I take this course if I am not a Massage Therapist?
All online courses at Big Tree are open to anyone interested in learning.

Can I get Massage Therapy CEUs?
Big Tree is approved by the New York and Florida Boards of Massage Therapy, and by the National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork  (NCBTMB). You will get 10 CEUs for this course.

What others have been saying about this course:

Judi Giusti


I really enjoyed this part of the course. It made me become more aware of where my body is in space and in relation to my client. Focus was made more apparent.

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