Roger Jahnke, OMD, the creator of Tai Chi Easy™, is a doctor of Chinese Medicine with 35 years in clinical Chinese medicine, 9 trips to China, plus 45 years of combined Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi (Taiji) experience. He is the Founder of “The Healer Within Foundation” and the Founder and Director of the “Institute of integral Qigong and Tai Chi”. He has trained well over 1000 Mind-Body Practice Leaders who have taught many 1000s of citizens mind-body practices — Tai Chi and Qigong. He has lectured at AMA, American Hospital Association, American College of Health Care Executives, Mayo Clinic. He serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM / IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.
Dr Jahnke and the IIQTC have been involved in numerous research projects. In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a National Expert Meeting on Qi Gong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. The panel of experts agreed that the major challenge to the wide dissemination of these profound practices has been the exclusive dependence on masters or experts to transmit the teachings.
Dr. Jahnke is the author of “The Healer Within” (Harper San Francisco, 1999) used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi.