Foundation Certificate in Qigong - Part One

This course has been cancelled

7:00pm 20 March 2020 - 4:30pm 22 March 2020

Cost: £63.00

Venue: Samye Ling


To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.

This is the 6th intake of participants wishing to embark on the 2 year Foundation Certificate in Qigong the syllabus of which, has been structured by Bob Lowey Director of Qigongtauk founded in 2010 and Founder and Principal Tutor of the 7 Stars School of Taijiquan established 1985.

The course contains Qigong topics inclusive of theory and practice taught in order to meet required criteria to provide the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach the subject matter competently.

Over six sessions (three residential weekends in Samye Ling each year),  the training of the subjects necessary for Qigong competency, will be contained in a programme ensuring that no lessons will be shorter than 45 minutes duration throughout the 100 contact hours of the course.

There will be 5 on-line tests to be completed between sessions over the 2 years that will accrue further results to be added to the overall exam score in session 6.

A syllabus will be provided at the beginning of each session and will contain the nature of each subject – Classical Qigong Forms to be taught, background, philosophy, related Traditional Chinese Medical contexts, and history of the visiting Teachers taking the course – all of whom are reputable and proficient in the Art.

Certain lessons will contain practical work that may involve learning with another participant on the Course and the course Teachers will honour anyone that does not wish to work with another participant.

This Qigong Foundation Course is balanced between theoretical and practical instruction with time allocated for revision of study and examination of candidates that will be at the end of the 3rd session with the final examination at the end of the 6th session in which the candidate will demonstrate their competence and proficiency in theoretical and practical Qigong.

Please remember to bring with you: Pens, pencils, writing pads, and loose fitting warm clothing.

This course will begin at 7pm on the Friday with an introduction to the contents of the session, revision of the previous session and welcome of the visiting Teacher.

Course dates for sessions 1, 2 and 3 in 2020 are:

20th – 22nd March 2020

19th – 21st June 2020

6th – 8th November 2020

Please note:

  • These courses are very popular and will be closed to the public after registration of participants in the first session in March.
  • Check that you can attend all dates as you will not be liable to complete the course if you miss one session.

There is much information on the subject of Qigong available in booksellers and on the Internet. Below is a recommended list of study books and support information.


Recommended pre - course study list:

The Illustrated Atlas of the Human Body, Beverly McMillan, Weldon Owen Books, ISBN 978-1-74089-648-1

The Way of Qigong - The Art & Science of Chinese Energy Healing, Kenneth S Cohen Ballantine Wellspring Books, ISBN 0-345-42109-4

The Healing Promise of Qi, Roger Jahnke, Contemporary Books, ISBN 0-8092-9528-8

Chinese Medicine, The Web that has no Weaver, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Rider Books, ISBN 0-09-153230-2

The Qigong Bible (Godsfield Bibles), Katherine Allan, available in paperback and Kindle, ISBN-10: 1841814628, ISBN-13: 978-1841814629

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