Teacher Training - Train the Trainer
We deliver teacher training programs for people seeking to teach conscious movement, mindfulness stillness and self-care through Modern Qigong.
Our programs utilises an integrative form Qigong, as taught by Lee Holden and other masters of modern practice, the program is suitable for those wishing to teach Qigong as a self-care practice. These trainings are also a valuable form of continuing education for teachers of yoga, meditation and other self-care practices.
Modern Qigong is a practice of presence. It is a moving meditation practice that incorporates theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as modern and traditional movements of Qigong, Tai Chi and Taoist Yoga.
Our programs covers all aspects, including how to communicate and teach a class, and is suitable for movement teachers, therapists, educators and personal practitioners.
Qigong is a practice of mastery, our teacher training programs are only the beginning of the journey into teaching this amazing self-care practice. Teacher Training students are accepted via application only, there are 8 spaces available in each training event.
Seasonal Qigong Workshops
The Seasonal Qigong Workshop Series is open to all students and practitioners. These workshops are held seasonally in accordance with our earthly cycles and in alignment with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Participants will learn a short sequence based on movements related to the meridians and organs of the season in Chinese Medicine. The sequence brings together a series of postures, gentle stretches and flowing rhythmic movements that can be used for daily self-care or be incorporate into qigong, meditation or yoga practice. Workshops also include exploring the element, symbols and colours of related Chinese health philosophy.
These workshops are suitable for students of all ages and physical condition. If you have never practiced qigong before we encourage you to attend an Introductory session prior to this workshop so that you have an understanding of the fundamentals of the practice.
2018 Seasonal Workshops
The sessions consist of both theory and practice, as well as morning tea and meditation.
Early Bird Investment is $60.00 - available until one (1) month prior to the workshop (or full).
Regular investment is $75.00 - available once the early bird option expires until the day before the workshop (or full).
Each year 5 seasonal passes are available that provide access to all five (5) workshops at a cost of $250.00. - available during the month of January each year.
Sunday February 11th, 2018
Sunday March 25, 2018
Sunday June 03, 2018
Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday December 02, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Six Healing Sounds Qigong
Based on an ancient Chinese Buddhist practice that uses movement, breath and toning to harmonise, de-stress, detoxify and bring fresh energy to the body.The healing sounds qigong practice dates back over 2500 years and is used to expel energy and heat from the internal organs and to release emotion held in the body.
Our bodies are energy and vibration and sound is a vibrational medium that can re-harmonise our cells, organs and functioning systems, as well as to relax and renew us mentally and emotionally.
This workshop brings together sound and intention to facilitate powerful self healing through use of the voice, tone and vibration. No singing or previous toning experience is required. Qigong is a gentle movement practice, no mat/floor work, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
The Sensory Sessions - workshop
The Sensory Sessions are an exploration of mindfulness through the senses, we'll take you on a two hour journey that explores mindfulness through movement, stillness and sound, as well as touch, taste and smell! Each session is unique, we combine the gentle movement practice of Integrative Qigong with Sound Meditation and a range of Stillness-based practices that engage the senses.
One of the most direct and effective ways we can experience and practice mindfulness is through our senses. Returning to our senses helps us to be full engaged in the present moment, instead of dipping into ‘default’ mode where we can be focussed on the past or in the future. Through practicing sensory mindfulness you might notice that you see colours more brightly, taste food more and feel more present in your body, you might make the delightful discovery of a whole world of sensory richness which you previously hadn’t even realised you were missing! These sessions also build self awareness and promote body-mind connection, while providing participants with an opportunity for retreat, restoration and relaxation.
Taoist Philosophy & Health
In Traditional Chinese Medicine the state of our Qi determines the state of our health. If Qi is flowing freely in a balanced manner throughout the body we have good health, if it becomes blocked, stagnant or imbalanced illness will follow. In Traditional Chinese Medicine health is considered not just the absence of disease but it is the presence of vitality and wellbeing.
‘Health is like water in a well: the importance of the water can never be realised until the well is dry’
This evening workshop will exploring Taoist health and philosophy through the Etymology of Qi, Three Treasures, Small Heavenly Cycle, Intermingling of Fire & Water and Fang Song Gong. We will bring together these ancient roots and branches with meditation and an Integrative Qigong movement practice.