Francesco Garri Garripoli

Francesco Garri Garripoli is an internationally recognized Senior Qigong Teacher Certified by the NQA, meditation instructor, yoga practitioner, musician, brainwave researcher, author, lecturer, Doctor of Divinity, Certified Watsu Practioner, and wellness advocate. Chairman Emeritus and Advisory Board Member of the National Qigong Association (NQA) and current Chairman of the Qigong Institute, Francesco is an Emmy Award-winning producer featured in a series of award-winning, instructional Qigong videos as well as his seminal documentary on the subject for PBS-TV.

Francesco is the author of three books: “The Qi Effect,”  “Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance,” and “Tao of the Ride” on his experiences leaving a fully-paid medical school scholarship to live in China, India, Hawaii, and Thailand and study with elder healing Masters since the mid-1970’s. He offers acclaimed Qigong workshops as well as private online sessions and Qigong Instructor Certification programs and Qigong Study & Healing Retreats around the world. Francesco was awarded a U.S. Patent for brainwave software he designed that has helped thousands deepen their meditation and Qigong practice… with his Qigong documentary that aired on PBS-TV having over 88 million viewers. His current videos can be seen here at CommunityAwake and on his YouTube Channel

Francesco founded CommunityAwake, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, with this intention to bring together a community of “Awake” individuals of all cultures who are ready to wake up to their true potential. Our Qigong Instructor Certification Courses have empowered hundreds – from physicians to inspired local leaders – to teach in communities around the world.  We also recognize our responsibility to “give back” as we do with our programs in schools for teens and with our Bhutan Monastery monk support program as well as the new PeopleUnited project and our scholarship programs to support military veterans.
As a musician, performer, and composer, Francesco lives joyfully to inspire others to follow their Heart-resonant Dreaming and to have the courage to learn empowering techniques that focus not just on healing and energy-building, and healthy lifestyle, but on personal transformation. Honoring and respecting all traditions, we do this through a combined offering of Qigong, Meditation, Breathwork, Yoga, and Quantum Field Alignment. People around the world have discovered how to move beyond their lifetime of conditioning and truly become free. This is the core of body/mind/spirit freedom… This is what it means to be truly Awake.

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...though the old Masters I studied with decades ago didn't give certificates, here are at least a few!