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About Genesis Qigong

Genesis qigong is a unique transformational and powerful mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. It is an energy focused practice. The “Qi” becomes palpable, informative, and educational. From the practice students’ can begin to get increased information and guidance from their internal wisdom for personal growth and self-development. The training can also allow students’ to balance emotions, energy levels, hormones, organ functions, and body systems. We use different hand mudras and exercises to target and harmonize specific organs, chakras, glands and energy pathways. It integrates the “Qi” (energy) with prayer/ meditation, slow moving exercises, standing and sitting.

The benefits of Genesis qigong are far a wide. It can help people master their mind and life for personal-growth and self-empowerment. It can also help students’ become more internally aware, grounded, happier and calmer. Here is a small sample of some areas it can help people: Anxiety, Sleep, Infertility, Low-Testosterone, Immunity, Covid Long Haulers, Stress, Menopause, & Build Inner Strength, Confidence, Mental Clarity, Leg Strength, Balance and much more.

Brief History Qigong

Qigong originated over 3,000 years ago in China. It can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health. It integrates posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. It is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine. There are likely thousands of different styles and lineages with different applications. In qigong the “Qi” means vital energy and the “Gong” means the benefits one receives from their investment into the practice.

Brendan Thorson, Genesis Qigong Instructor

Brendan Thorson, MSTOM, LMT

Brendan Thorson

Brendan is an Energy Medicine (qigong) healer, transformational coach, Genesis qigong instructor and teaches Genesis qigong students to be instructors. He is a published qigong author. He has a master’s degree in traditional oriental medicine, (MSTOM). He is a graduate of Brenneke School of Massage. He has over 20 years’ experience in energy work, healing and qigong.

Brendan began learning Tai-Chi and qigong in 1994. In 1999, he began studying qigong and tai-chi for about six hours a day. In 2001 he began offering private qigong healing sessions and teaching qigong. He trained for 10 plus years with qigong masters. Qigong has helped transform his life, health, overcome years of fatigue, exhaustion, a compromised immune system, insomnia, chronic joint pains, excess fears and anxieties.

In 2009 Brendan started the Noble School of Qigong in Seattle, WA. In 2012- 2013 he had 5 articles published in Qi: The Journal of Eastern Health and Fitness. In 2017 he moved from Seattle, WA to the NYC area. He studied traditional Chinese medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC from 2017 through 2021. In 2021 he initiated Genesis qigong. The Genesis qigong training incorporates only the most effective training Brendan has experienced.

Brendan grew up in a suburb of Seattle, WA. He loved the outdoors, snow skiing and playing sports. He has also had a variety of different jobs that has given him exposure to different industries like commercial fishing, mortgage loan officer, construction, & massage therapy.

Brendan Thorson MSTOM, LMP, Qigong Instructor

Brendan Thorson

Brendan initially began practicing Tai Chi and Qigong in 1994. In 1999, he became very dedicated to his qigong practice and began studying qigong and taichi for about six hours a day and intensely training with Taoists masters for over 15 years. He began teaching Qigong in 2001.  Qigong has transformed his life and health.  Through his dedicated practice, Brendan has overcome years of fatigue and exhaustion, a compromised immune system, insomnia, hypoglycemia, chronic joint pains, excess anxieties, fears and stress, and weakened mental capacity and memory.

He is a career Qigong instructor. He began teaching Qigong in 2001. Between 2001-2007 he taught private qigong classes and in 2008 began teaching public classes and weekend workshops. Between 2009 and June of 2014 he was commonly teaching classes 5, 6 or 7 days a week and since 2009 he has taught well over 1,000 classes and over 50 weekend workshops. Beginning in the summer of 2014 he stopped teaching weekly class series to focus on teaching weekend workshops in Seattle and introducing Qigong to other areas throughout the U.S. He founded The Noble School of Qigong in 2009, and has had 5 articles published in Qi: The Journal of Eastern Health and Fitness.

In 1996 Brendan took the level 1 Usui Reiki training as an elective class while he was attending massage school. Then, in 1999 after Brendan began practicing qigong regularly he discovered while he was practicing the qigong that he was actually practicing both the reiki and qigong and both the reiki and qigong were being simultaneously developed and complimenting each other. In 2022 Brendan took the level 2 reiki course from Beacons of Change Reiki. 

Brendan received his masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences in 12/2021.

Between 1994 and 1995 he studied Tai Chi Chuan from local Seattle instructor Chu-Lan Chiong LA.c.  Then, in 2003 he was very fortunate to have the opportunity to study Tai Chi with Madame Gau Fu.  From Madame Gau Fu’s instruction he began to learn deeper aspects of the Internal Martial Arts including the Dantian rotation, Standing Meditation and the States of Empty and Solid. Madame Gao Fu was an accomplished Taiji master in both Yang and Chen styles of Taiji.

Brendan is also a practicing licensed massage therapist (LMP) with 19 years of experience. He graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA in 1997. Then studied Myofascial Release and Structural Integration for two years with certified Hellerworker Maureen Warren from 1997-1999. He also studied with a few Rolfers including R. Louis Schultz PhD. the Author of an excellent fascial anatomy book, “The Endless Web”. During Brendan’s massage sessions he combines and integrates all of his learning and knowledge from western massage training, traditional Chinese medicine theory, qigong, taichi, and the soft, firm and gentle touch he developed from his years as an avid potter during his teens and early twenties to provide a healing session for each client.

Brief History of Qigong

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”)