Qigong  Teacher Training Course commencing 

                            October 31st 2020 - Galway & Online

                                                          Instructors John Collins & his fiance Emer Mullarkey 

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Qigong Teacher Training


Run by the Ireland Health Qigong Association, the official body for the promotion of health qigong by the World Health Qigong Federation. Instructed by John Collins & his Fiance Emer Mullarkey.This course will give anyone with an interest in learning and teaching Qigong the chance to become a qualified instructor.

It can be used as a stand alone teaching qualification or as an addition to those already working within holistic, health care and professional organisations. The course takes between 6-18 months to complete.



The practice of Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) uses simple movements, and sometimes sounds, to help the body realign itself physically and emotionally.  These low impact exercises are suitable for all ages giving participants their own individual health benefits.  All Qigong practices focus on the internal workings of the body (internal organs, bones, tendons, energy channels) as well as the external (muscles, skin and sense organs).

Usually practiced as a sequenced set of movements, they are highly enjoyable to teach as well as practice, reinvigorating the body and mind.


Over three instructor only training weekends you will be given the training and skills covering;

  • Qigong Movements / Forms

  • Theory / Methodology

  • Acupoints & Meridian Theory

  • Class Structures

  • Teaching Methods

  • Personal Practice and Development

  • Meditation 

  • Mindfulness Movements

  • Self Care Program

The emphasis will be on Instructors learning the skills to incorporate a class structure that offers Authentic QiGong Forms, Well-being Techniques, Mindfulness



This instructor only training weekends will be held in the Galway, Galway Bay Hotel on the following Months

October 31st - 1st November

March 6th &7th

May   15th & 16th

September 11th & 12th

                            Contact John Collins Head Instructor 086-8377147

                             Emer Mullarkey Senior Instructor 083-4631710









Traditional Health QiGong Forms taught

Ba Duan Jin - 8 Pieces of Brocade

Ma Wang Dui Dao Yin Shu

Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong 12 Method

Shibashi 8 QiGong


All course resources, instructional videos are available online within our instructors resources and then 3 weekends of training throughout the year 

Newly qualified instructors will be awarded one of the following teaching certificates as issued by the Ireland Health Qigong Association (the official body of the World Health Qigong Federation in Ireland);


The cost is  €1200 for three weekends (paid for in advance).  A minimum deposit of €200 required to book place (non-refundable).

The qualification is issued on an ongoing assessment basis once the training is completed.  An instructor certificate and instructor t-shirt are also included.

(Instructors already qualified are welcome to attend the training at a rate of €110 per day (€200 for 2 days) with additional assessment fee of €100 if they wish to upgrade their certification.)



What previous participants had to say;



      “I loved this course and it’s already started healing me”, Janine

                 “I never thought I would enjoy it so much!”, Susan

      “I benefited personally and can’t wait to put it into practice”, Angela

           “I know this course has been literally life changing”, William




Please contact either John and his fiance Emer directly to apply for a place on the course.


John Collins – 086-8377147 / irelandtaichi@hotmail.com

Emer Mullarkey – 083-4631710 / irelandtaichi@hotmail.com




John Collins 4th Duan Wei – Head Instructor Ireland Tai Chi Association


A journey to China in 2004 ago ignited a passion for tai chi and qigong. Having trained in other martial arts for over 10 years, tai chi was that missing piece of the puzzle he was searching for.

His passion and dedication to training gained him one of the highest honours in Chen Tai Chi to be accepted as a direct student of the current family representative Grand Master Chen Zhenglei – the only Irish person to have received this honor and is also a senior indoor student of Grandmaster Liming Yue.

John travels to China regularly to improve his knowledge of Tai Chi and QiGong.

Emer Mullarkey  – Senior Instructor Ireland Tai Chi & Qigong Association

Emer is a Senior Instructor of Qi Gong with Ireland Tai Chi. She brings a wealth of experience having trained with different teachers down through the years in Ireland, the UK and France where she lived for five years.


She is a Health and Wellbeing Coach and a holistic therapist of Shiatsu (acupuncture without needles), Yoga, EFT and Mindfulness Meditation.


Her interest and focus is on the health and well-being that qi-gong can enable through regular practice and consistency. She likes to empower her clients and students and bring out the very best in them. The positive transformation one can experience in oneself and bring about in others is what drives her. She has a very down to earth, practical and no non-sense approach. She likes things that are science and evidence based. Her interest in any of the therapies that she offers are uniquely health and results based and deeply grounded in her own Christian faith and devotion


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