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             Qigong  Teacher Training Course commencing 
              7th & 8th September 2024 - Loughrea Co Galway 
                                                                                     Head Instructor John Collins 

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Chinese Health 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 Head Instuctor John Collins 4th Duan WeiThis 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 at the Health Hub, Loughrea on the following Months

September 2024     7th & 8th         - venue Health Hub Loughrea

February 2025              tbc             - venue Health Hub Loughrea 

May 2025                      tbc             - venue Health Hub Loughrea

                            Contact John Collins Head Instructor 086-8377147










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 to apply for a place on the course.



John Collins – 086-8377147 /



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


A journey to China in 2004,  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 honors 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.


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Pay Balance €1000

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