Welcome to the Fun with Qigong Blog and Website

This is the site of Dr. Robert B. Bates DC, MMQ, an avid Qigong practitioner, Qigong teacher, and Qigong healer. Robert is also a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Medical Qigong Therapist, and Lymph Drainage (Dray nahj) Therapist.

Good Qi to You

A Blog and a Website

This website is divided into two main parts: An ongoing blog of articles and announcements and regular web pages with information. Go to the Master List of Principle Articles page to scan the list of posts. See the “Pages” section to the right for more information.

This website and blog is all about the great healing and movement art known as Qigong (say “chee gung.”) Qigong is a an Ancient (and modern) approach to wellness and healing. In fact, it has been used as a primary healthcare for thousands of years.

See the Master List of Principle Articles from the Blog

The Fun with Qigong website celebrates and elucidates the power of Qigong for self-healing. Learning new exercises, sets or forms—or deepening your understanding of a move—or set is satisfying, and good for you. Qigong is fun to practice.

On this site, in both the blog posts and pages, are descriptive articles of Qigong, explanations of Qi and Qigong, photos of exercises, videos, exercise suggestions, and even a few opinions. There is an ever-growing collection of self-empowering exercises, prescriptions for all kinds health issues.

Fun with Qigong Qigong DVD

The Fun with Qigong DVD is available by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. This DVD is an excellent introduction to the fascinating and energizing world of Qigong. It is only $19.95 (U.S.) plus shipping. These exceptional healing exercises are easy to learn and gentle on the body, suitable for almost anyone.











Delightful Dozen DVD

If you have learned the Five Flows Qigong, the Delightful Dozen will expand and deepen your skill. If you haven’t learned the Five Flows, you might want to go back and learn it first.

The Delightful Dozen is slightly more advanced than the Five Flows, but you can learn it as a first set if you choose. It is also an introductory set for Qigong.

In terms of the flows of Qi as defined on my Fun With Qigong: Five Flows DVD, the Delightful 12 is mostly balancing, with some charging and some centering.

For this video I again take out mysteriousness and make Qigong as accessible as it truly can be. With principles taught on the DVD, you can gain great benefits from a regular Qigong practice.

I hope you gain rich rewards from your learning, practice and eventual mastery of the Delightful Dozen.

If you want the DVD you can pay through Paypal, or with a credit card.It is just $19.95 plus $3.99 shipping and handling.

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Super Gentle Qigong DVD

The Super Gentle Qigong set that I teach has only 8 movements (plus an optional, extra ninth one) so it is easy to remember.

I created the Super Gentle Qigong set for seniors as a highly accessible way to get some of the great healing benefits of Qigong. I had noticed that a number of my healing clients and Qigong students couldn’t’ do many of the gentle exercises I was teaching them. So I started evolving an even more gentle approach, simplifying and making easier and easier until I reached a foundation of Qi flow in a balanced, doable set. This is highly accessible healing.

Besides people in their later years, Super Gentle Qigong is also an excellent practice for those new to Qigong, people recovering for surgery or serious trauma, and people with other physical issues, whether from injury, arthritis, chronic pain, long-term illness, or mobility issues.

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Buy the Super Gentle Qigong DVD on Paypal.



Upcoming Courses in Whatcom County, WA

Two Locations and Five Weekly Classes for Qigong Foundation

Come to any or all classes during the series for the same price, at either or both locations.

Axton Road:     1095 East Axton Road. North of Bellingham, WA

When:                 Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 12:00 to 12:55 pm

   -and-                Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00                

Sign Up:             (360) 398-7466, or rbbatesdc@comcast.net


Lynden:               Body in Balance Studio

8837 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264

When:                  Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 12:00 to 12:55 pm  

Sign Up:             (360) 354-0359


Qigong Foundations

There are eight Qigong Foundations courses. In these courses are taught 12 different Qigong sets or practices, comprising many movements and principles. You may begin at any point among the eight courses. Once you are reasonably familiar with at least most of the movements, meditations, ideas and principles, then you may be eligible for the intermediate classes.

Qigong Foundations  Course 1

Monday, January 04  to Thursday, Feb 25: 2016

Cost:           Only $90 for the 8-week entire series. You may attend any or all of the classes.

Super Gentle Qigong (Movement Set)

A simple way to begin to feel Qi and get the benefits of Qigong. Especially useful for seniors, people recovering from surgery or serious trauma, for someone with fatigue; and people with chronic pain, long-term illness, or mobility issues. We are all in those each of those categories sometime in our lives.

Insomnia Qigong (Breathing and Massage)

Five sequential internal movements that greatly help people with sleep issues. The practice yields sleep that is regularly deep, long, and regenerating. Also good for building up energy and other uses.

Two Locations and Five Weekly Classes for Qigong Foundation
Come to any or all classes during the series for the same price, at either or both locations.


Intermediate Qigong Course 1

January 5 to February 27, 2015

Two locations and two classes per week:

Body in Balance Studio near Lynden, WA

Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00.

Robert’s Healing Studio near Bellingham, WA

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00.

You may attend either or both classes each week. Also included in the price is the attendance to any or all of the Foundational classes (see above).

Come to one or any or all of these classes, for the same price of $90!

When You Are Ready For More

The Intermediate class will teach Levels  3, 4, and 5 of Book Dragon Qigong; as well as special topics. You are ready for the Intermediate class when you know most or all of the first two levels of movements and meditations in the Foundations Courses; and are reasonably familiar with the principles of those levels.

Winter 2016 Course Focus

Medical Qigong

Qigong Therapy, also called Medical Qigong, is a form of Chinese energetic healing that one person performs on another and also involves giving specific exercise prescriptions to clients. Medical Qigong is a powerful and effective style of energetic medicine based on many centuries of development.

Learn how to work with the energetic flows of someone in order to help them heal.


Qigong Foundations  Course 2

Monday, February 29 to Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cost:          Only $90 for the 8-week entire series. You may attend any or all of the classes.

Five Flows Qigong (Movement Set)


Sun and Moon Detoxifying (Meditation)

Blend the golden Qi of the Sun with the silver Qi of the Moon to create a healing stream of cleansing Yin and Yang balanced Qi throughout your body. Clear your cells, energy body, emotions of detritus.


Qigong Foundations  Course 3

Monday April 25 to Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cost:          Only $90 for the 8-week entire series. You may attend any or all of the classes.

Delightful Dozen Qigong (Movement Set)


Six Healing Sounds

Qigong Foundations  Course 4

Monday, June 20 to Thursday, August 11, 2016

Five Flows Set 2 (Five Flowers)


Self Healing Qigong Massage