Training Guide

for new people to the Academy and for existing Session Leaders

START HERE

Attend the 6-day Shibashi Qigong Session Leader Course, which is in 2 parts

6-day course part 1

Successful completion of the 6-day  course leads to 

Foundation Session Leader Certification

6-day course part 2

Successful completion of the post course work leads to 

 Session Leader Certification

Once you have achieved Session Leader Certification you have two options

Option 1

INDEPENDENCE

  • Be independent

  • No CPD requirement

  • No further support from the academy

  • Not listed on the Qualified Instructor page

Option 2

MAINTAIN LINKS TO THE ACADEMY

  • Continued support

  • Listed on the Academy Qualified Instructor page

  • Dedicated private Facebook groups with extra videos

  • CPD attendance required every 2 years

  • Further development training modules available to explore deeper into Qigong leading to higher certification and to learn additional sets

Further Development Training Modules

Further training and development for those who have already completed our 6-day Session Leader Course

 

Recommended Order of Learning

Refresher Modules

Attend until you feel ready to learn more

Body Alignment B

Complete all 3 'B' Modules to gain Advanced Session Leader Certification

Qigong Module B

Complete all 3 'B' Modules to gain Advanced Session Leader Certification

Energy Module B

Complete all 3 'B' Modules to gain Advanced Session Leader Certification

Acupressure Qigong Set

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 2-day modules

 in any order

Daily Tai Chi Exercises

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 2-day modules

 in any order

Six Steps Qigong Set

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 2-day modules

 in any order

Shibashi Qigong Seated

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 2-day modules

 in any order

Qigong Module C

Ongoing training for Advanced Session Leaders to explore deeper and gain higher certification

8 Pieces of Brocade

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 4-day modules

in any order

Lee Form Qigong Set

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 4-day modules

in any order

Shibashi Qigong Set 2

Additional Sets to add variety.

Complete these 4-day modules

in any order

To book face to face further training please complete a Booking Form and pay £50 non-refundable deposit.

Use the 'Buy Now' buttons to pay by card or PayPal or pay directly to: Deborah Gannon, 60 11 06, 16126645

The full payment is due 30 days before the module date, which can be paid using the buttons below or direct into the account details above

Please note: we use PayPal to process your 'buy now' payments but you do not need  PayPal account.

PayPal charge us for the transaction, even if you cancel and we refund your payment.

If you decide to cancel and we issue you a refund we will deduct the PayPal transaction fee from your refund. 

For example the charge for a £50 transaction is £1.75

 

See the Training Pathway Guide

See our cancellation policy

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Refresher Modules

You can book these for your own development or as your annual CPD requirement

Qigong Refresher Day

For Everyone

Revisit the 18 Shibashi Set 1 movements, ask questions and receive personal tuition.  

 

Sunday 23 May 2021

0 places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

Sunday 14 November 2021

5 places available

Sunday 20 November 2022

5 places available

1 day, 10am to 5pm, £50

£25 Non-refundable deposit

Private Sessions

For Foundation Session Leaders,

Session Leaders, and Advanced Session Leaders

You can book an on-line or face to face  private session at any time, for your own development or one 60 minute session  (or 2 x 30 minutes) can be accepted as your bi-annual CPD. 

Each session is tailored to your individual needs, to refresh your skills, ask questions and revisit movements.

30 Minutes £25

60 Minutes £50

£25 non-refundable deposit 

 

Higher Certification Modules

Session Leader to Advanced Session Leader 

Complete 3 Modules: Qigong Module B, Body Alignment Module B & Energy Module B

Advanced Session Leader to Session Instructor

Attend Qigong Module C often and higher certification will be awarded when required level is achieved

Qigong Module B 

This module takes the understanding of the Shibashi Qigong Set 1 movements to a deeper level, learning how the whole body is connected and moves as a whole. 

 We explore physical techniques such as, rooted stances, spirals, yin/yang hands and harmony of the breath & stance.

The learning in this module forms the foundation for all further learning.

 

9 & 10 October 2021 

0 places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

16 & 17 October 2021

places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

26 & 27 March 2022

3 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

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Body Alignment Module B 

In this module we look at the correct way to stand, sit and move.

We consider the bad habits that we adopt over our lifetime and consider the ways we compensate along with the physical issues these exacerbate.

We learn how to complete a posture assessment by looking at each other and how to start making adjustments to move towards better body alignment.

We explore the impact good and poor body alignment has on Shibashi Qigong Set 1.

2021

7 & 8 August 2021

0 places available

20 & 21 November 2021

2 places available

2022

7 & 8 May 2022

3 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

Tour Group

Energy Module B

 

Energy was first introduced in the Shibashi Qigong Session Leader course.

This module takes both the theory and practice of energy work to the next level and explores the following:

*Energy development exercises to be able to feel energy

*Exploring the energy field

*Introduction to Yin and Yang Energies within the Shibashi Qigong Set 1

*Techniques to be able to see energy

*Introduction to partnered energy exercises

*How to deliver energy exercises within sessions

* How to ensure people are harmonised & replenished after an energy focused qigong session.

*Positive and negative reactions to energy work

*How to help someone who has a reaction to energy work

*Key energy points within the Shibashi Qigong set

4 & 5 December 2021

0 places available.

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

3 & 4 December 2022

5 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm £160

£50 Non-refundable deposit

Galaxy

Qigong Module C

Ongoing development and training for Advanced Session Leaders and Session Instructors

 

At this stage in the training pathway, you will all be at a different stage and have gained different understanding, based on your experiences and practices. The face to face Module C training sessions are group sessions but we will be working with you as an individual and help you to apply the knowledge to all Qigong sets that you have learned, not just Shibashi Set 1.

 

Module C training session brings together all of the concepts from the three 'B' modules, Qigong, Energy & Body Alignment, building on that knowledge to explore deeper layers of qigong and explores advanced versions of Shibashi Qigong Set 1.

We provide you with a chart, listing the key learning points to enable you, and us, to track your progress so we can upgrade your certification when you are ready, for some this may take several years. This module is an ongoing journey.

The dates listed below are for the face to face training sessions.

We have provided 2-day and 1-Day face to face training options to try to accommodate your different circumstances.

You may prefer to book a private session instead, which can be face to face or on-line but we will need to see you face to face to assess you for higher certification.

All Advanced Session Leaders and Session Instructors are welcome to attend this module to gain the further knowledge for their own learning, however only those who are delivering regular sessions will be assessed to gain higher certification.

Higher certification will be awarded once the knowledge & concepts can be demonstrated as being understood and integrated.

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2021

30 & 31 October 2021, 2-Days £160

 0 places available

Sat 13 November 2021, 1-Day £80

     5 places available 

2022

19 & 20 February 2022, 2-Days £160

5 places available 

Sat 19 November 2022, 1-Day £80

     5 places available 

10am to 5pm

£50 Non-refundable deposit

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Additional Qigong Sets

You must have completed Qigong Module B & Body Alignment B to attend any additional set training

 

Acupressure Qigong

 

This 2-day module takes you through a tapping and self-massage routine covering the whole body.

Key acupressure points are explored along with a variety of techniques to sedate or stimulate the points/meridians and the reasons why and when the different techniques should be used.

This routine can be delivered as a 45-60 minute session or can be broken down into sections and delivered during the introduction of the Shibashi Qigong sessions.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

12 & 13 March 2022

 0 places available

Please ask if you are interested in this module or would like a cancellation place.

If I receive several requests I will try to run an additional module in 2022

? & ? March 2023

 5 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

Daily Tai Chi Exercises

 

These 21 Daily Exercises, ease the joints in the body and relax the muscles & tendons. Ideally they should be performed every day.

 

As always, it is the way the movements are performed that creates the maximum benefit. This module teaches the movements, the health benefits and the correct way each exercise should be performed. We also highlight common errors and explore different ways to deliver these within your sessions.

The support includes course notes, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

21 & 22 May 2022

 5 places available

 

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

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Exploring Shibashi Qigong Set 1, while Seated

 

Not available via Flexible Learning

This module explores the necessity to adapt the Shibashi Qigong Set 1 movements to enable attendees, who need to sit for part or all of the session, to receive the maximum benefit of the movements.

This is NOT  a 'Seated Set' for people who choose to sit to relax. It is aimed at people who wish to take responsibility for their own health and integrate the learning onto their daily life.

The correct seated posture is explored along with the constraints and limitations of performing the Shibashi Set 1 while seated. The standing versions of the movements are revisited and the benefits explored. Each movement is then practiced while seated to understand the benefits that are not possible but most importantly, the benefits which are very possible.

This training module also covers the practical aspects such as the integration of this information into sessions.

We offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

11 & 12 December 2021

4 places available

23 & 24 April 2022

4 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

    

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Six Steps Qigong Set

 

The Six Steps Qigong Set is specifically designed to improve well-being as well as taking the body through a gentle detoxification process.

This short set is a useful addition to the 18 Qigong Movement, when time is restricted or attendees are unable to cope with a longer set. Having only 6 movements, it is easy to remember!

The six movements can be practiced individually and do not need to be part of a set

The support includes course notes, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

17 & 18 April 2021

1 place available

10 & 11 December 2022

5 places available

2 days,10am to 5pm, £225

£50 Non-refundable deposit

      

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8 Pieces of Brocade

8 Pieces of the Brocade, also known as Ba Duan Jin, was created around 1140 AD, during the Song dynasty, by the army general Marshal Yue Fei to keep his soldiers strong and in good shape for harsh, long battles.

Ba Duan Jin has a history of over 800 years and would have been originally passed down by word of mouth, resulting in the variations seen movements today.

 

During this module we will explore the structure, essence and principles behind the movements and explore some of the variations. 

This set is physically demanding and contains complex techniques. The information delivered, practically and theoretically, within this module will complement and enhance what you have already learned in previous Qigong instructor courses and modules, developing your understanding to a deeper level.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

Sat 5 & Sun 6 March & Sat 2 & Sun 3 April 2022

0 places available

Please ask if you would like a cancellation place

4 days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

Shibashi Qigong Set 2

 

The movements of Shibashi Qigong Set 2 are very different to Set 1. There are different stances which are more complex and challenging.  These Set 2 movements require knowledge of Tai Chi Qigong techniques to enable safe practice while helping to develop the body and legs. 

This 4 day module explores these interesting and enjoyable movements and ways that some of the more complex movements can be adapted to allow more people to enjoy this set.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

 

Sat 9 & Sun 10 July & Sat 13 & Sun 14 August 2022

5 places available

4 days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

Lee-Form Qigong Set

 

Anyone who has experienced the flow of a Tai Chi Form will know how beautiful it is to watch as well as to perform. However Tai Chi Forms are complex and require years of dedicated practice.

We, at the Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy, have taken the beautiful flowing movements of the Lee Family Tai Chi Form and combined them with the principles of Qigong to create the Lee-Form Qigong Set.

This 4 day module explores these interesting and enjoyable movements and ways that some of the more complex movements can be adapted to allow more people to enjoy this set.

To help you to achieve this certification, we offer individual on-line or face to face support sessions between course days, detailed videos of the individual movements, a video of the whole set and a dedicated Facebook group.

We also offer, post module, on-line or face to face support sessions, once you have started to deliver the movements.

8 & 9 October + 12 & 13 November 2022

1 place available

4 Days, 10am to 5pm, £395

£50 non-refundable deposit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tai Chi Form & Fan Form 

 

Face to face training & certification for those on the current Fan or form training program

 

Dates arranged for 2021

11 or 18 July

then

22 or 29 August

10am to 12noon

£25

 

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CERTIFICATION

 

Foundation Session Leader

A Foundation Session Leader is a probationary Session Leader who has successfully completed the 6-day course and is undertaking the required post course training to gain full certification.

The Foundation Session Leader Certificate is valid for 6 months and replaced with a Session Leader certificate which is valid for a further 18 months, once post work is completed.

The Foundation Session Leader certificate will expire after 6 months expires if the post course work is not completed successfully.

Post Course work: Deliver a minimum of 6 Qigong sessions and provide reflections, we give feedback and support after each reflection helping you to develop as a Session Leader.

 

 

Session Leader

A Session Leader has successfully completed the 6-day course and the post course session reflection training.

Certificates are issued for 24 months. Further training is required for recertification.

We offer support to guide each individual Session Leader to the further training that is right for them, please ask.

 

 

 

Advanced Session Leader

An Advanced Session Leader has gained experience in leading Qigong sessions and has undertaken the further training  modules, Qigong module B, Body Alignment Module B and Energy Module B, to enhance their understanding.

 

Session Instructor

A Session Instructor has gained considerable experience in leading Qigong sessions and has successfully completed the, Qigong Module C, by fully incorporating the advanced training into their practice and is able to deliver the full depth and range of the Shibashi Qigong movements.

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WHAT IS A SHIBASHI QIGONG SESSION?

 

The main focus of Qigong sessions, in the way they are delivered by Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy UK Session Leaders,  is relief from stress, relaxation and providing a gentle but effective form of exercise, which may also help to improve well-being, balance and confidence.

All sessions led by our Session Leaders will cover the 18 movements based on the Shibashi Qigong set 1. They will not normally be adapted to suit any particular physical disability but delivered in a way that allows people of all ages and  abilities to move at their own pace and within their own ability. Those attending should be aware that they will not receive any individual or specialist advice or help in respect of any pre-existing physical condition they may have.

Our session leaders will offer general guidelines on posture, the extent of movements, and breathing to the movements but are not able to modify movements to suit the needs of any individual. Having said that, the set is suitable for everyone regardless of physical health provided that the session ' Golden Guidelines' are adhered to.

THE GOLDEN GUIDELINES

  • Do only what is comfortable

 

  • Do not do anything that hurts or causes pain

 

  • Stop if there is any pain or discomfort. Rest or sit down at any time and join in again if and when you feel ready

 

  • Do not worry about getting the moves right. You cannot get Qigong wrong. If there is no pain then it is right, no matter what your arms and legs are doing!

 

  • Breathe in a way that feels comfortable to you and breathe normally if you can’t match the breath to the movements

 

  • Relax and enjoy the session