SHIBASHI TRAINING ACADEMY
The course is in 2 parts
Successful completion of 6-day course leads to:
Successful completion of post course work leads to:
To lead your own Shibashi Qigong Sessions
Once you have achieved Session Leader Certification you have two options
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
Remain with the Shibashi Training Academy
You will receive continued support and be listed in the Qualified Instructors page on the Academy website.
You can attend further training modules to gain deeper knowledge, achieve higher certification & learn additional Qigong sets.
You will be asked to attend a the equivelent of 1-day further training, with the Academy, every year.
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.
Foundation Session Leader
A Foundation Session Leader is a probationary Instructor 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 12 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.
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 12 months. Attendance of a minimum of one Shibashi Training Academy training day, or equivelent, is required each year.
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.
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.
ABOUT SHIBASHI QIGONG SESSIONS
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 19 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.
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