Tai Chi Qigong Session Leader Course
Certification to lead your own sessions
Accredited Training Provider
Course Endorsed by
National Governing Body for Group Exercise
Accredited Training Course: 30 CPD points
Endorsed by PD:Approval.
16 CPD points
Detailed practical exploration of an 18 Qigong movement set
Introduction to Posture, Body Alignment & Stance Structure
Learning to harmoise the breath, body and mind
Introduction to Qi Energy in relation to Qigong
Exploration of the essence of Qigong as moving meditation
How to deliver and lead effective sessions
Essentials such as insurance & developing your own sessions
Comprehensive course materials including, training manual & video
One to one private, on-line, tuition & support between course days
The course is 6 days, usually spread over 3 non-consecutive weekends, in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
On successful completion of the 6-day course, and the post course case study work, you will become a qualified Session Leader of an 18 movement set, based on the Shibashi Qigong Set 1, which is the basis for a 45-60 minute session. To see our Instructor certification levels please click here
This is an intensive course which requires a great deal of commitment to practicing the movements every day, not only on the 6 course days themselves but also during the intervening days and weeks.
We explore the foundation and essence of each movement. Practical and theory sessions cover body alignment, breathing techniques, energy, an introduction to Qigong related Traditional Chinese Medicine, instructing theory & practice and setting up and running sessions.
This course does not cover the 'martial' or self-defence aspect of Tai Chi Qigong, and concentrates only on the health and relaxation benefits.
Student numbers are restricted to enable the teaching to be tailored to individual needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those with years of experience of various styles of Tai Chi or indeed, any form of Martial Arts, who would like to establish their own Tai Chi Qigong sessions to improve health, relaxation and well-being of others.
Reiki Healers, Reflexologists and other Holistic Therapists, Yoga and Pilates teachers, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors will find that Qigong complements what they already offer their clients and may well find that they already possess many of the skills needed to learn and teach Qigong effectively.
Members of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) can complete this course and earn 30 CPD points.
Members of the Sports Therapy Association with Level 3 Sports Massage or above, can complete this endorsed course as part of their ongoing development, earning 16 CPD points.
Tai Chi Qigong, practiced as a health art, is becoming more in demand as people are being made aware through TV, radio and newspaper articles that it is excellent way to reduce stress levels and relax the mind and body whilst improving and maintaining mobility in the joints and muscles
It is deeply rewarding for those who practice it regularly
Completing this course will improve your own health and well-being as well as helping to spread the health benefits to others
Dates & Times
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm
There are only 5 places available on each course
Our training courses are running.
We have strict measures in place, following current Government guidelines, to run our courses in a covid-responsible environment. We welcome your questions about the course and about our safety procedures and protocols.
Please contact us if you would like to reserve a place on any of the courses.
Saturday & Sunday
23 & 24 October 2021
6 & 7 November 2021
27 & 28 November 2021
0 places available
Please ask if you would like a cancellation place
Saturday & Sunday
22 & 23 January 2022
5 & 6 February 2022
26 & 27 February 2022
2 places available
Saturday & Sunday
16 & 17 July 2022
30 & 31 July 2022
20 & 21 August 2022
5 places available
Saturday & Sunday
22 & 23 October 2022
5 & 6 November 2022
26 & 27 November 2022
5 places available
Book Your Place
To book your place, complete the booking form and pay £100 deposit
Paying for your Course
£100 non-refundable deposit required to book your place
The course is to be paid in full 1 month before the start date
1. Cheque: Payable to D Gannon and post to:
The Holistic Tai Chi Training Academy UK
3 The Horsefair, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 0AN
2. Direct bank transfer or on-line banking:
Deborah Gannon, 60 11 06, 16126645
3. Credit/Debit card or PayPal
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We use PayPal to process card and PayPal payments. You do not need to hold a PayPal account; you will be given the option to pay by card. PayPal charges us to process these transactions. The PayPal charge will be deducted from your refund should you decide to cancel.
You can see our cancellation policy here
Venue & Parking
The Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy UK
3, The Horsefair
There are several car parks within 5 minutes walk. Please look for 'Long stay'
You can find more information about parking here
Hinckley is an ancient market town offering lots of cafes. restaurants, independent shops and a great market.
See more about Hinckley here
Hinckley is ideally situated off the A5 in the Midlands and can also be accessed from M6, M69 if travelling via Birmingham, or the M1 and M69 if travelling via Leicester
Hinckley railway station is 5 minutes drive or 15-20 minutes walking distance from The Shibashi Training Academy.
Where to Stay?
There are several hotels to choose from. Please contact us if you would like information about local accommodation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What on-going support will I receive?
In addition to the further training modules that we run through the year, we are here to support you via email, social networks, by phone as needed. Your contact details and will also be listed on our website, so you can be recognised as a trained and qualified Session Leader.
Will I be able to learn & offer more than the 18 Movement Qigong Set?
Yes, the 6-day Qigong course is the initial qualification. You can attend other training modules to learn other Qigong sets and/or explore Qigong deeper to gain higher levels of certification.
To see the further training modules click here
To see the certification levels please click here.
Your movements look different to what I have seen before, why?
We will not teach you how to place your arms and legs into positions. We teach you how to stand and move in a Tai Chi Qigong way. You may not yet have the flexibility to reach the bigger movements. In time, after lots of practice you may achieve bigger movements but we are all unique and you will move in a way that is unique to you and your body. We aim to help you find the way your body moves.
Will I need Insurance?
You should be insured to lead your own sessions. We do not sell or provide insurance but we will discuss the options available to you during the course. If you are an existing heath professional or therapist you may be able to add Qigong to your existing policy. We only display insured instructors on our 'Qualified Instructors' page
We try to adapt each course to accommodate the training needs of those attending, but we also ask for feedback on the last day. We need to know what the instructors experienced, so we can continue to evolve to meet the demands of this ever changing world.
What they said about our course ......
We asked for their overall impression of the course..........
Without a doubt the most informative, well run, course I've been on since 2005. I am on a lot of courses being a teacher and tennis coach
Very supportive throughout the course. Excellent. Very well balanced theory and practical. Constructive feedback. Thank you
The whole course has gone above and beyond my expectations. Thank you Debbie & Mark
Taught with passion and a great deal of care, instilling confidence and a lot of knowledge. I've loved every moment & thank you so much
Extremely well planned and thought through. Professional. Would absolutely recommend
What they said about our venue and resources.............
The venue was excellent and ideal to deliver the training. The resources were of the highest quality
Easy to find with easy parking nearby. All needs met. Couldn't have asked for more. Abundance of food/snacks and drinks available all day
Great venue, lovely space, easy to find and get to, facilities good- more nibbles than we could possibly finish off
A lovely room with lovely energy. We had everything we needed of resources
The venue was calm and peaceful. It was very clean. Plenty of drinks and snacks provided. Great course material
To what extent did the course meet your training needs?
It has exceeded all of my needs as the content was clear and in depth to a level I fully understood
The training has excellent for my own practice and helping me understand the importance of working to your own body, softening movements and feeling relaxed with breath
The training was delivered at exactly the right level and pace
Comprehensive with just enough of everything plus some extras that this group was keen to hear and tailored to our backgrounds
The course covered all requirements. The level of work was set hard enough to be challenging but not overwhelming. There was a good balance between practical and theoretical
What parts of the course did you learn from most?
With excellent ratio of 2:6 individual practice could be easily corrected along the way. Having 2 people leading the course gave us 2 different approaches
The energy work
I think the learning was continual throughout the course
Practical & tutorial equally great
Practical exercises! Especially one on one personal advice and suggestions for corrections. As nerve wracking as it was, getting up in front of people and being able to make mistakes in a safe environment.
What parts of the course could be improved?
Can't think of any
There are no areas that need improvement. All objectives were met and then some
Nothing that I can think of
Can't think of anything