Qigong Teacher Training

Sharing, instructing and teaching Qigong is both an art and a science. This approach to Qigong Teacher Training is a modern one, historically these teachings would be transmitted from Master to Student over a period of many years. Similar to an apprenticeship – ongoing training and process of personal experience and mastery.

We are very fortunate to now have this knowledge more freely and readily available, although that doesn’t mean that the journey into sharing and teaching Qigong is any less of an odyssey.

Qigong is a practice of mastery, this teacher training programs is only the beginning of your journey into teaching this amazing self-care practice.

Qigong Teacher Training students are accepted via application only, there are 8 spaces available in each training event. These trainings are a valuable form of continuing education for teachers of yoga, meditation and other self-care practices.

The Module 1 Modern Qigong Teacher Training program is accredited by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and Nicole Lee Qigong is an Accredited Training Provider.

The program is focused on a modern form of Qigong, based on the integrative approach as taught by Lee Holden and other masters who teach contemporary approaches to this ancient healing practice. The training program covers all aspects, including how to communicate and teach a class, and is suitable for movement teachers, therapists, educators and personal practitioners.

Although the Module 1 is only 60-hours, it’s comprehensive. The purpose is to transmit the initial knowledge and skills needed to teach and share the practice. This course is intended to be the beginning of your journey into becoming a teacher and facilitator of Qigong. Depending on how you wish to share Qigong this may provide you with all the skills you require, for example you may wish to simply augment teachings in yoga and meditation, or use it for personal self-care and healing.

Teaching and sharing Qigong in a competent, skilled and proficient manner can only be achieved through mastery and commitment to personal development.

Modern Qigong is a conscious and mindful based movement practice that incorporates theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine, modern and traditional movements of Qigong, Tao Yin, Tai Chi, as well as incorporating mindfulness, breath-work and visualisation.

We offer several trainings, the place to begin is the Module 1, it’s a 60 hour program that comprises 36 contact training hours and 24 non-contact practice hours. This Qigong Teacher Training focuses on three modern qigong forms, along with postures/movements that prepare the body for qi flow and make up a typical 60-75 minute practice.

Modern Qigong Teacher Training – Module 1 – Information
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All trainings are delivered in person at our Melbourne studio – Chi Space.

Module 1: Fundamentals, Five Element Flow, Taoist 5 + Six Healing Sounds

​The entire Module 1 training consists of 6 days – 36 contact hours as follows:

Module 1a – Foundation Day (6 hours)
Module 1b – Five Element Flow (12 hours)
Module 1c – Taoist Five (12 hours)
Module 1d – Six Healing Sounds Qigong (6 hours)

  • Basics & fundamentals of qigong
  • Qigong – Classical & Modern form/approach
  • Relationship with Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Styles and forms of movement
  • Class framework & supporting postures/movements
  • Standing form
  • Five element flow form
  • Taoist Five form
  • Six Healing Sounds form
  • Presence, mindfulness and meditation
  • Class structure and sequencing
  • Teaching practice
  • Handbook & support materials
View the 2019 Calendar, Fees & Intake Groups here.

Modern Qigong Teacher Training IICT Approved

Module 2: Teaching Seasonal Classes

Module 2 is a 30-hour Modern Qigong Teacher Training program available to graduates of the Module 1 program.

These teacher training sessions are held on a seasonal basis and provide a selection of movements, postures and practices that align to our earthly cycles and connecting aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There is a training offered for Late Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring and Early Summer which connect to the five elements of TCM.

During the session the key points of each movement / posture will be learned and practiced, including teaching practice and mentoring. Trainings will also cover the elements, colours, symbols, Chinese health philosophy, breath-work and sound related to each season.

Handouts are provided for each training which throughout the year will form a seasonal handbook. During each of the sessions video support for the movements is prepared and then shared with participants (online).
Each session consists of theory, practice, teaching practice, mentoring, meditation, tea and snacks.

Seasonal Qigong Teacher Training Series:

    • Seasonal posture, movement & standing practices
    • Seasonal meditation
    • Relationships to Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Basic Meridian theory
    • Class planning & sequencing
    • Teaching practice
    • Handbook & support materials
View the 2019 Calendar, Fees & Intake Groups here.

Module 3: Special Populations, Buddha Palm & Microcosmic Orbit

This module is a 20-hour Modern Qigong Teacher Training program available to graduates of the Module 1 program.

This 20-hour training is held over three sessions, two full days (6 hours) and an additional two (2) hour workshop, the following practices are covered:

  • Module 3a: Special populations (6 hours)
    • Qigong – scalability, integrative approach to specialised populations
    • – aged care, children, limited mobility
    • Specialised posture, movement & standing practices
    • Class planning & sequencing
  • Module 3b: Self-Healing Medical Qigong (6 hours)
    • Principals of medical qigong
    • Buddha palm form
  • Microcosmic Orbit & Taoist Meditations (2 hours)
      • Practices related to Governing channel & Conception vessel
      • Various associated theory and practices

Each session consists of theory, practice, teaching practice, mentoring, meditation, tea and snacks.

View the 2019 Calendar, Fees & Intake Groups here.
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Please review our cancellation and complaints policies below:

Teacher Training Cancellation + Complaints Policy