New Student Information

All beginning students need to start with the Medical Qigong Practioner (MQP) program and the P1 Seminar.  We teach this seminar twice a year, usually once in February and again in March.

You may apply by registering here for the P1 seminar of your choice.  If you do not see a listing for P1 here, it probably means we have already started this year's program and will not be starting the program again until the following spring.



Our programs are designed to cater to the needs of international professionals who may not live near our training center.  All of our trainings are held in the format of Intensive Seminars.  Seminars are usually 5 days long, and each program (other than the DMQ program) consists of five of these seminars. This schedule gives students from all over the world the chance to train with us and experience a depth of training that is not to be found anywhere else.

Dr. Shannon teaches all the Medical Qigong seminars.

Entrance to any of our programs begins with P1 - Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy which is the initial seminar within the  Medical Qigong Practitioner Program. We usually offer this class twice in the early spring, usually in February and March. To find out when we will next be offering this seminar, visit our Seminar Schedule.

Seminar Schedule

Registration Process

To apply for the Medical Qigong Program, you must to register for the P1 seminar.  This is most easily done by registering online for the P1 seminar on the MQP Schedule.

Once we have recieved your application and your deposit, you will be sent additional information about the class, including syllabus, required textbooks and reading assignments. 

Registering on line is strongly recommended, but if you would rather register by mail, or fax, you can Download our Registration Form,

Note that mailing in your application (as opposed to completing it online, emailing or faxing) may significantly delay the processing of your application.

If you have any questions about the application process, the ICMQ curriculum, or your background as an entering student, please just contact us.

Register Online

Registration Form and Seminar Packet

Accommodations During Training

Students have the option of staying on site with us while they are training. The ICMQ's international training facility is located in Palm Desert, California .

The Palm Desert Training Facility’s landscape has been designed to join ascetic enjoyment with function. The atmosphere created for day travelers and residential students is warm and cordial. The Coachella Valley as a resort area offers fantastic desert landscapes, fine dining (including vegan), and shopping. Students have access to a range of restaurants and shopping experiences that cater to healthy lifestyles.

Information on traveling and accommodations.

The ICMQ admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities general accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.



  • You have a relaxed and comfortable teaching style that creates and environment that allows learning to become a creative dialogue.
    Dr. Denise Douglass White, DMQ
  • Dr. Shannon is very gifted at reading people and changing his approach to meet each person where they are at.
    Catherine White, MMQ, Dip ABT
  • You are patient, funny, and generous with what you teach. It is obvious that you really want your students to learn– and are not just presenting material.
    Dr. Dawn Meltzer, DMQ, L.Ac.
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