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, our teacher training programs are only the beginning of the 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 also a valuable form of continuing education for teachers of yoga, meditation and other self-care practices, Chi Space is a Continuing Education Accredited School with Yoga Alliance Australia.

 

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

The training that we offer is a starting point. It is by no means the end and teaching in a competent, skilled and proficient manner can only be achieved through mastery and commitment to personal development.

Module 1 is the beginning of your journey into becoming a Qigong Teacher. This training can also be utilised to augment teachings in yoga and meditation, as well as for personal self-care and healing.

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

We offer several trainings, the place to begin is the Module 1, a 3-day (18 hour) program. This Qigong Teacher Training focuses on one modern qigong form, along with movements that prepare the body for qi flow and make up a typical 60-75 minute practice.

 

View the Teacher Training Calendar here.

 

We offer several Qigong Teacher Training programs, the place to begin is Module 1. Modules range from 18 hours to 50 hours and are delivered in person at our Melbourne studio – Chi Space.

 

Module 1: Fundamentals & Five Element Flow

​The entire Module 1 training consists of 3 days (18 hours) and is made up of a ‘Foundation Day’ (6 hours) and a ‘Weekend Training’ (12 hours).

This 18 hour training includes:

  • Basics & fundamentals of qigong
  • Qigong – Classical & Modern form/approach
  • Relationship with Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Styles and forms of movement
  • Class structure and sequencing
  • Standing form
  • Five element flow form
  • Presence, mindfulness and meditation
  • Teaching practice
  • Handbook & support materials

The ‘Foundation’ training (1 day) covers the movements and sequencing to activate, generate and circulate qi, along with experience of the five element flow sequence.

The Five Element flow sequence is covered in full detail in the ‘Weekend’ training workshop (2 days).

At the end of this training you will have the skills and knowledge to teach a variety of classes based on the Five Element Flow form.

 

Module 2: Taoist Five & Six Healing Sounds

Module 2 is an additional 18 hours training, delivered again over a ‘Weekend Training’ and a ‘Consolidation Day’.

The prerequisite for this training is Module 1 Foundation Day.

This 18 hour training includes:

  • Taoist Five form
  • Six Healing Sounds form
  • Class planning and sequencing
  • Teaching practice
  • Handbook & support materials

The Taoist Five sequence along with the Six Healing Sounds practice is covered in detail. At the end of this training you will have the skills and knowledge to teach the a class based on the Taoist Five and the Six Healing Sounds modern forms. 

 

Module 3: Teaching Seasonal Classes

Module 3 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 Playbook Series

  • Seasonal posture, movement & standing practices
  • Seasonal meditation
  • Relationships to Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Meridian theory
  • Class planning & sequencing
  • Teaching practice
  • Handbook & support materials

 

Module 4: 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:

  • Special populations (6 hours)
    • Qigong – scalability, integrative approach to specialised populations
      • – aged care, children, limited mobility
    • Specialised posture, movement & standing practices
    • Class planning & sequencing
  • 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 taoist theory and meditation practices

 

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

 

 

View the training calendar here.
Apply here

 

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