Training Pathway


Attend the 6-Day Qigong Instructor Course

The course is in 2 parts


Part 1

Successful completion of 6-day course leads to:  

Foundation Session Leader Certification

Part 2

Successful completion of post course work leads to:

 Session Leader Certification

To lead your own Shibashi Qigong Sessions


Once you have achieved Session Leader Certification you have two options

Option 1


You can choose to be independent and not recieve any further support or training through the Academy.

You will not be listed on the 'Qualified Instructors' page

Option 2

Remain with the Shibashi Training Academy

You will receive continued support and be listed on the Qualified Instructors page on the Academy website. 

Bi-annual recertification is required.

You can attend any of the further training modules. There are 3 pathways and you can mix and match.

1: Re-certification refresher grouip or private face to face or on-line sessions.

2: Deeper Learning leading to higher certification.

3: Additional sets




The Further Training Modules are designed to work with you as an individual.

You can follow one of the three pathways or mix and match. We will help to guide you.

Click on each pathway for further information and place availability.

Re-Certification Refresher Sessions

Deeper Learning & Higher Certfication

Learn Additional Qigong Sets 





Foundation Session Leader

A Foundation Session Leader is a probationary Session Leader who has successfully completed the Shibashi Training Academy Qigong Instructor 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 certificiate 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 Shibashi Training Academy Shibashi Qigong Instructor 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 Shibashi Qigong sessions and has undertaken the further training  modules, Shibashi Qigong module B, Body Alignment Module B and Energy Module B, to enhance their knowledge and understanding.


Session Instructor

A Session Instructor has gained considerable experience in leading Shibashi Qigong sessions and has successfully completed the, Shibashi 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.





The main focus of Qigong sessions, in the way they are delivered by Shibashi Training Academy 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 ta their own pace and within their nown 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.


  • 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