SHIBASHI TRAINING ACADEMY
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instructor Course
Certification to lead your own Qigong sessions
This course adheres to the guidelines set out by the National Occupational Standards and the Regulated Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Tai Chi Qigong
Course Endorsed by PD:Approval on behalf of REPS
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Detailed practical exploration of a 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 run over 6 days, usually spread over 3 non-consecutive weekends,
in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
On successful completion of the course you will become a qualified Session Leader of an 18 movement Qigong set, based on the Shibashi Qigong Set 1, which is the basis for a 45 minute to 1 hour 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. Video support material is provided.
The foundation and essence of each movement will be explored during the six days. Practical and theory sessions will cover body alignment, stances, breathing techniques, energy, an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine relating to Qigong, instructing theory, instructor practice and the setting up and running of your own 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 will be restricted to enable the teaching to be tailored to individual needs. There will be between 6-8 learners on each course.
On successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Foundation Session Leader, instructor certificate, valid for 6 months, which will allow you to obtain insurance cover to start your own class or sessions. A higher level certificate will be issued after the successful completion of post course case study work.
As at April 2020 the cost of the course is £695
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.
Fitness professionals, who are on the Register of Exercise Professionals, 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
Course Dates & Times
The course starts at 10am each day and finishes at 5pm
There are only 6 places available on each course
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
11 & 12 July 2020
25 & 26 July 2020
15 & 16 August 2020
We may be able to run this course but
we are following Government Guidleines
We are looking at how we can run the courses and maintain social distancing to keep us all safe
24 & 25 October 2020
7 & 8 November 2020
28 & 29 November 2020
6 places available
9 & 10 January 2021
23 & 24 January 2021
13 & 14 February 2021
6 places available
10 & 11 July 2021
24 & 25 July 2021
14 & 15 August 2021
6 places available
23 & 24 October 2021
6 & 7 November 2021
27 & 28 November 2021
6 places available
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Frequently asked Questions here
Please contact us by phone, email or via the 'contact' page if you would like to discuss any aspect of the course or you have any questions.
The Shibashi Training Academy
3, The Horsefair
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 B&B's and hotels in Hinckley to choose from. Please contact us if you would like information about local accommodation.
Frequenty 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 certificatation.
To see the further training modules click here
To see the certification levels please click here.
Will I need Insurance?
You should be insurured 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 an existing heath professional or therapist you may be able to add Qigong to your existing policy.
What they said about our course ......
We try to adapt throughout 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.
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
Best course I have ever been on! You are treasures. Loved the goodies too- wonderful hospitality- made the long journey up from London. slip by as I came in
Very good and very thorough for the stage we are at
One of the best courses I have been on and I have learned a great deal from it
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
A brilliant course, thoroughly enjoyable, hard work and rewarding. The sense of team spirit was a bonus that was unexpected.
A joyous way to learn, deepen and experience. (Aug 2017)
A good standard to training, and desire to teach good standards to others.(Aug 2017)
Very clear and professional with high standards throughout. Also welcoming and thoughtful
The most well planned researched and designed to be recognised outside of Tai Chi Chuan/Qigong I've ever been on. Looking forward to continued learning and development with Debbie and Mark, thank you
I really enjoyed it, a lovely group as well, very supported and nurtured throughout
It has been a wonderful experience and I have really enjoyed it
Very good. Better that I ever thought it would be. Looking forward to getting going with my clients
Excellent, Extremely professional organisation. Very supportive tutors delivering the course
Fantastic course learn so much. Tutors very nurturing & supportive, all excellent.
Thoroughly Enjoyable at just the right pace with great support and with clear information
Thoroughly enjoyed, I'll be back for other modules
Ticks all of the boxes. Thank you
Excellent - a fantastic course done by lovely instructors. Both Debbie and Mark have been great. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn
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
Venue brilliant. Lovely feeling of space and air. Neither too bog or too small. Generous amount of supporting material, very useful for between training days. DVD and online excellent and clear. Very comprehensive
Nice airy room. Very comfortable and relaxing for Qigong. Great to have tea making and generous amounts of biscuits etc
The venue is lovely and a lovely space, very appropriate for the Qigong classes. Thank you for all of the tea and biscuits, much needed when the sugar rush started!
Lovely venue and I really appreciate the wonderful drinks and snacks
Very Good. Everything we needed from food (snacks) drinks, space to move
Totally appropriate venue and setting
Great Space, fantastic file full of info
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
A pleasant venue, comfortable, warm, with good parking facility, near shopping area for lunch etc. All provisions provided to create a good learning environment
Calming venue, with good facilities. Folders were well organised
Not many places provide drinks, snacks and parking
Fantastic, resources venue, all great
"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
Above and beyond
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
Content and training was fine, there was enough information for practice and study
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
Exceeded expectations and needs
Very good experienced tutors in the subject, able to combine knowledge, experience and able to demonstrate the subject as a way of life also
Just what I was looking for. Standards very high. Like the precise posture requirements and constant corrections as these are very much required
Mark and Debbie made the training fit our group dynamics and questions (Nov 2017)
Excellent training. Very thorough info and supportive
Met all my needs. Above and beyond
It was everything I needed
All my needs were met without any concern
Spending time one each movements, and learning more about the history of Tai Chi and Qigong
Learnt a lot about the set movements and mostly about the energy and how to deliver a safe set
The content & training has met my needs to enable me to form a basis to set up my own sessions in the near future
The content of the course and the training was excellent. I feel I have been given everything I need to run my own sessions.
"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. Hing 2 people leading the course ave 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.
Being able to ask questions at y point
Face to face practical. Great to have two teachers, Very pleased with physical correction given
The Form, learning the sequence, the names and also recognising the things I need to work on myself. It has given me confidence to stand in front of a class
The practical sessions, going through the movements in depth was particularly helpful (I like detail) I learned particularly from the teachers, (obvious) who had good confidence, patience and superb knowledge and enthusiasm for making the sessions informative & enjoyable
All of it. I know that sounds vague but I needed the structure of this course to bring the precision and focus of the soup of all my previous experience
The practical associated with the theory knowledge
Posture and energy
Understanding yin and yang, connecting the energy. Loved the energy work- improving my posture
All of the course, excellent! Truly Amazing
All of it was relevant, like the personal body alignment tuition/guidance
I learnt something every single day! I enjoyed the energy work the most. Its been so much more than learning a qigong set!
The practical training, positions, body posture and movements
The Movements. Energy Sensitivity Exercises
The energy work and the Jing, Qi, Shen. Thoroughly enjoyed this
Practical. I learn by doing, this course suited me well
The Movements, much more user friendly than what I have learned at work
"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
The weather! The Roosters behavior! Otherwise all v.excellent.
(The Shibashi Training Academy add: The Rooster is our Chinese year of the Rooster beanie)
Can't think of anything, so all good
Nothing I can think of
Perhaps more DVD's but not a must
Nothing (Nov 2017)
Personally nothing for me None
I would like to have learned more perhaps on understanding the Dantiens and energy connection of yin and yang
None, was all very good
It met my expectations