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The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

Healing and Awakening Retreats with Master Mingtong Gu are the most focused and in-depth Qigong healing Retreats offered to people facing health and wellbeing challenges of all kinds: physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Based on the proven effectiveness of Zhineng Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreats in China, The Chi Center Healing Intensives allow you to directly access your inner medicine of mind, body, and heart through the ancient wisdom of energy practice.

You will be guided directly by Master Mingtong Gu, a world-renowned teacher and healer in Wisdom Healing Qigong, while his assistant teachers provide additional support at our beautiful Retreat Center just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Learn Wisdom Healing Qigong for your
Health, Happiness, and Awakening
"Qigong is a science, as well as an art for creating the very best circumstances for miracles to happen — including the total recovery of conditions such as Parkinson's, Cancer, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, and many, many other health challenges."  —Master Mingtong Gu
 Recent research reveals that Qigong training:
Alters the neuro-chemistry profile moderating pain, depression and addictive cravings, as well as optimizing immune capability.
Improves resistance to disease and infection and increases the efficiency of cell metabolism and tissue regeneration.
Enhances the efficiency of the immune system through increased rate and flow of the lymphatic fluid.
Initiates the relaxation response, decreasing heart rate and blood pressure.
Coordinates right/left brain hemisphere dominance promoting deep sleep, mental clarity, and reduced anxiety.
Induces alpha and theta brain waves that reduce heart rate and blood pressure, thus facilitating relaxation, mental focus, and even extra-sensory intuition.
Learn how the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong has transformed pain, disease, depression, loss of vitality, and much more

In these videos, you will hear remarkable teachings and stories about how the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong has transformed challenging health conditions and contributed to spiritual evolution.

Here, Master Mingtong speaks to the deep cause of Cancer and of the healing of cells and the emotional body through love and wisdom.
Auto-Immune Diseases

Vivi is a senior teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong, and one of the leading assistant teachers at the Healing Intensive Retreats. She shares her story of regaining her vibrant life through her Wisdom Healing Qigong practice.

Multiple Diagnoses

For seven years Tom battled multiple attacks of extreme proportion – first a black mold infection causing “electrical storms in my brain”, then Lyme disease, fused spinal vertebrae, stage 3 lymphoma requiring chemo, and then ...

Experience exceptional teachings – live and in person – from Qigong Master Mingtong Gu.

At the Healing Intensive Retreat you will ...

Learn the movements, sounds, meditations, and visualizations of Wisdom Healing Qigong while engaging in intensive practice that releases blockages and opens you to deeper levels of physical, emotional, and energetic healing.

Develop a sustainable Wisdom Healing Qigong practice by getting the tools, support, and experience required for you to continue at home.

Experience group healing sessions with Master Mingtong Gu that will infuse you with healing energy.

Receive direct energetic transmissions that help you absorb and assimilate the powerful teachings into embodied wisdom, that informs and transforms you on a cellular level.

Enjoy personalized and loving support from a compassionate community and dedicated, experienced teachers.

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94% reported improvement • 89% reported significant improvement
Changes in Well-being & Global Distress Scores including Depression & Anxiety • Pilot Study Results – Retreats led by Master Mingtong Gu

How to Maximize the Benefits of your Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat

What to Expect — What You Will Experience — What You Will Learn

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All ages and abilities are welcome, including:

New or continuing students seeking powerful tools for self-healing or increasing  resilience and healthy longevity
Wellness professionals wishing to offer more comprehensive health benefits in their practice
Anyone facing acute or chronic illness, stress, aging, or recovering from injury 
Qigong Teachers  and Healing Facilitators, and Coaches seeking certification
Those dealing with stress, depletion, anxiety, or depression and wishing to strengthen their endocrine and immune systems
Caretakers and family members of Retreat students who wish to reduce stress, enhance joy, and build vitality

Why is Master Mingtong introducing teachings about Awakening Through Pure Consciousness in all Retreats focused on Physical and Emotional Healing?

Pure Consciousness practices release us from fixation on internal narratives and the symptoms of disease.  When we disconnect mind from body, as most people do in everyday life, we risk delaying our own healing — or even creating new challenges to our wellbeing. We can reconnect mind and body through Wisdom Healing Qigong, reaping many benefits in terms of healing for the specific conditions that troubled us, but then a deeper-rooted new challenge arises... ​​​​​​​
The mind tends to fixate on problems, especially the body’s problems. So your mind becomes attached to its own concepts and perceptions of difficulty, diagnosis, and perceived limitations. This blocks your energy flow, prevents deeper understanding, and limits your ability to resolve the underlying cause of the problem.
Qigong Pure Consciousness practices are unique in holding embodiment as a goal — as opposed to transcendence.  In Wisdom Healing Qigong, awakening the mind and healing the body are not separate actions — they are interconnected and each supports the other.  This makes Pure Consciousness practices suitable for direct, embodied physical healing as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual empowerment.

Pure Consciousness (Pure-C) practices comprise a progressive system that includes all elements: teaching, transmissions, and practice — sacred sound and quiet meditation, unblocking the flow of individual energy and the collective energy generated the the chi field effect.

To learn more about Pure Consciousness practices, CLICK HERE. 

The World's Leading Practitioners of Zhineng Wisdom Healing Qigong
Master Mingtong Gu
Founder, The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong
Master Mingtong brings his joyful spirit, uplifting teachings,  and extensive mastery to his intention to train others to expand wisdom and energy. He has mastered the unique ability to lead the collective energy field to accelerate personal and global healing. Named The Qigong Master of the Year by the World Congress for Qigong and TCM, Master Mingtong is a sought-after speaker, healer, and teacher for retreats and workshops around the world.

Master Mingtong founded The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong to bring Qigong wisdom to benefit others, based on his success working with people of all ages and with many physical and emotional challenges. Master Mingtong is also the author of several books and many online programs that translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times.
Grandmaster Pang Ming
Founder, The Zhineng Qigong Method and The Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Clinic & Training Center

In the tradition of honoring one's lineage, Master Mingtong always gives credit to his Teacher,  Dr. Grandmaster Heming Pang — an acclaimed Qigong Grandmaster trained in both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, who lives in China.  Grandmaster Pang synthesized his profound medical knowledge of the old and new healing sciences with the ancient art of Qigong practice.

Grandmaster Pang developed Zhineng Wisdom Healing Qigong, and founded a world-renowned medicineless Qigong hospital – the largest in China. There, extensive research and effective applications of Zhineng Qigong as a mind-body science resulted in the Chinese government naming Zhineng as one of the most effective medical  Qigong methods.

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Mingtong Gu
Sarah Sampayo
Online Program Host & Manager
Sallena Pool
Director of Operations & Communications


The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

The Time... The Place...The Community...
For Self-Healing and Empowerment.

The Chi Center is located in the majestic high desert of Central New Mexico, just 20 minutes South of Santa Fe in Galisteo, NM.  This beautiful 150-acre resort boasts breathtaking views of New Mexico’s landscape, the dazzling sunsets over the western mountains, and expansive and true darkness that reveals the Milky Way on the many clear nights. As soon as you arrive you can feel the same healing energy of the land that the native people of this area have been feeling for thousands of years.

Workshops are held in the beautiful circular building which replicates traditional ceremonial kivas, set into the earth. The main house features six fireplaces, and the grounds include two labyrinths, outdoor fireplaces, fountains, a pond with a waterfall, and paths for reflection and hiking.

“This is a place where heaven and earth truly meet within you and around you.”

Just as Grandmaster Pang (Master Mingtong's teacher) started with ten students in the early 1970s, and inspired millions of practitioners within two decades, Master Mingtong started with only a few small classes. In just a few years, Wisdom Healing Qigong has expanded into a global program, with thousands of online participants, and sold-out retreats around the world. Our vision, to create a Center dedicated to integrative healing through Wisdom Healing Qigong in the United States, is now a reality.

The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong • 40 Camino Vista Clara, Galisteo, New Mexico • 505-509-5582

"The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong is a one-of-a-kind place for people to come together and truly dedicate themselves to what is important — their physical health, their emotional wellbeing , plus their deeper capacity as human beings ... including their creativity.  A Chi Center Retreat is a very clear, dedicated, concentrated, and intense place for Wisdom Healing Qigong practice.

"The Center's main room for practice is called a Kiva, which is the traditional name for a place for ceremony.  And, more importantly, it's a place to have an experience of an energy portal that really represents the nature of our work together.  Sixty-feet in diameter, it is supported by an amazing sacred geometry architecture — half in the ground and half above the ground. The entire 150-acre Retreat Center is surrounded by the magical skies of The Land of Enchantment."  –Master Mingtong Gu


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Great Food and Charming Surroundings. During Healing Intensive Retreats, you will enjoy stunning vistas, grounds, and the restorative atmosphere at The Center in the Galisteo Basin of New Mexico. Along with your Retreat program of learning, practice, and healing, you will have time to relax and enjoy our arroyos, trails, Grandmother trees, meditation ponds, and labyrinths. Plus, our comfortable facilities and healthy, flavorful meals will nourish you — body and soul.   Email Us.
Our Retreat Team will be happy to answer all your travel and logistical questions, including your options for shuttle service from the airport via Lyft, Uber, or World Travel Management

Every time he [Master Mingtong] talks, it hits me in different ways — "Yes, thank you, that's exactly what I needed to hear. How did you know to say that?" The gift has been the whole Retreat — all the metaphors, analogies and examples used; all these different energies showing me, plus the other teachers...  "Yes! there is hope, Michael, don't give up, don't give up..."  I see a path to transformation now. I see a way. I see true alchemy here on mental-physical-emotional levels. What a gift. What a gift.  -- Michael

Wisdom Healing Qigong is a path to freedom. For some of us, it's physical. For me it's emotional freedom — from those old grooves and patterns. I know that this chapter of my life with cancer is going to move into a chapter in my life without cancer. I know, it's not really about the disease, it's beyond the disease.  This freedom that I've already started feeling — with all its different emotions... is something important I'd like to share with other people... in my next chapter. – Yvonne

My time in Retreat, working with Master Mingtong and Linling, and all of the beautiful teachers who knew nothing of my history...  has given me my life back. As I've given me my life back —  by doing the practices!  Bit by bit by bit I am coming home to myself. –  Akra

More Healing Stories and Testimonials from

New Mexico Healing Intensive Retreat Attendees


Chronic Fatigue, Emotional Desperation and Despair

Migraines, Low Back Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder
Guma Judy

Trauma, Disorientation, Recovery after a Stroke

Clinical Depression, Anxiety, Hip Arthritis, Spiritual Disunity
We want you to know:

Commitment to your Self is powerful!  Many people discover they feel a surge of energy just by registering and making a powerful new pledge to themselves. Our team will be available to support you all along the way.  Feel free to reach out to us via email at any time with questions by writing to

Your intentions and your results.  In the Wisdom Healing Qigong tradition, we will help you connect with and emphasize your deepest intention. What is your true, pure intention for joining this program?  Your answer, your truth carries a certain energetic signature. It is the intention beyond what you do that determines the results of your actions. Before beginning this, or any wellness program, please consult your healthcare professional. Wisdom Healing Qigong is not intended to diagnose, cure, or be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Cancellation policies.  If you must cancel, please understand that we do not grant refunds for any reason. However, you may apply the funds you paid toward attendance of a future Chi Center Retreat or Coaching Program of your choice, within 12 months from your date of cancellation.  If the Chi Center cancels this program, you will receive 2 weeks' notice when possible, and a full refund. We are not responsible for the cost of any other cancellation expenses you may incur, such as non-refundable travel fees, etc.

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