Michael Egan, L.Ac., M.Om.

Michael Egan is a licensed acupuncturist practicing at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing in Minnesota. He is the co-founder of the Penny George Institute’s Transforming Pain Shared Medical visit where he currently teaches tai chi and qi gong for chronic pain.

Egan has been practicing and teaching martial arts for more than 20 years, lecturing about and teaching the arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Allina Health, Northwestern Health Sciences University, and in the corporate setting. He is a certified teacher of the eight active ingredients of Tai Chi by Dr. Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.

Egan graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. After graduation, he completed a Certificate of Study at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China where he also studied Tai Chi. He completed the Whitfield Reaves Sports Medicine Acupuncture Apprenticeship and earned a certificate in integrative oncology through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


The 8 Brocades Qi Gong – The Ordinary is Extraordinary (1 PDA point)
In this 50 minute practice session, participants will be guided through simple mind-body breath exercise known as the “Eight Brocades Qi Gong” or “Ba Duan Jin.” This ancient and gentle form of self-healing is as practical today as it was 1,000 years ago. It is an extremely useful method for promoting self-healing and the ability to become more present in our everyday lives. If you can breathe, you can practice Qi Gong.  Please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. No experience needed.