Enhancing the Yang 24 Forms and/or Five Element Qigong with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date: 3rd - 5th Apr, 2020
Time: 9-5
Address: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall
160 Main Street
New Zealand



Choose one or both:

Enrollment will be ready soon, please contact Dr Lam office to reserva a place.

Enhancing the Yang 24 Forms

Reasons to come:

Dr Lam has worked with the Yang 24 Form’s main creator Grand Master Fu and other prominent tai chi experts, he will explain the depth and inner meaning of each form. Dr Lam enjoys sharing his forty plus years of tai chi experience so much that he has travelled over a million miles teaching it. His workshops are usually fully booked, people travel thousands of miles to attend his workshop. He has a knack of making complex theory easy to learn. You can expect to enjoy his friendly interactive teaching method, and significant improvement in your tai ch.

The Form

The Yang 24 Forms: Created in1956 in China, today it is the most popular set containing all the tai chi principles. At the workshop Dr Lam will offer feedback, points of improvement and direction to develop your tai chi. Anyone who knows this set can benefit from attending this workshop

At the Workshop

Dr Lam will go through form by form in detail to explain the depth and inner meaning. You will be working towards the ultimate purpose of tai chi; to cultivate your qi most effectively and enjoyably. During the workshop you will have time to interact with Dr Lam and his colleagues, and benefit from his 40 years of tai chi and teaching experience and medical knowledge to help you improve your tai chi. 

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He wrote "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" which has been a key factor in the great success of the Tai Chi for Health programs. Dr Lam is proficient in different styles of forms of tai chi, including the complex and vigorous Chen style, traditional Yang style and Sun style with unique and powerful qigong for healing and inner strength.

Dr Lam is the author of several other books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

How Will I Benefit from the Workshops?

During the workshop you will have time to learn from Dr Lam’s 40 years of tai chi experience and his study of Chinese culture relevant to tai chi and Qigong.

Over 500 medical studies have shown tai chi improves almost all aspects of health, and there are many other studies showing Qigong, too, has many health benefits. 

Tai chi, strictly speaking, is an unique form of Qigong, therefore both have synergetic effect on each other. Better Qigong will improve tai chi and vice versa. 

Dr Lam incorporates his medical knowledge, tai chi and Qigong experience to enhance the 24 Forms and Qigong for Health. At the completion of the workshop you will gain deeper understanding of tai chi and/or qigong.  You can find a clearer path to progress and gain more enjoyment from your practice.

Who Can Come?

Anyone who knows the Yang 24 Forms.  


Study Dr Lam's 24 Forms DVD.

Please attend scent-free in consideration for those with allergies, including Dr Lam himself

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.


At this workshop participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted by 1 February 2020. An administration fee applies.


The Five Element Qigong

Learn the Five Element Qigong with Dr Paul Lam, and be certified to teach this program

What is Qigong?
Qi is the life energy inside a person that circulates throughout the body to provide inner strength and maintain good health. Gong is a method of exercise in this context. So Qigong is an exercise which cultivates better and stronger Qi. The stronger Qi you have, the healthier and stronger you are.

Qigong is especially beneficial for health and mental relaxation. Dr Lam’s 5 element Qigong is easy-to-learn and powerfully effective for health.

The 5 Element Qigong
According to ancient Chinese philosophy, all things in the universe are made up of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements have different properties: earth nurtures all living beings, metal is sharp and changeable, water runs down and irrigate the earth while wood is characterised by growth and fire is hot.

The five elements represent five major internal organs of the body. They interrelate and influence each other. While one enhances another, they also negate each other. The positive relationships are: metal gives life to earth, earth gives life to water, water gives life to wood, wood to fire and so on.

The negative relationships also work in a continual circle; earth negates water, water negates fire, fire negates metal, metal negates wood and wood negates earth and so on. The 5 Element Qigong is based on this theory of nature, and is effective in promoting all aspects of health, including relaxation, mental concentration and cultivating Qi.

Good Ways to Enhance Your Qigong
The ultimate goal is to use your conscious mind to direct the Qi, use Qi to direct your physical body, thus combining the mind, Qi and body as one co-ordinated entity. This may sound challenging, but the actual learning and practice is relatively easy. With regular practice you will progress steadily to the ultimate goal. You will gain health benefits almost right from the start of your practice. The most enjoyable part is the practice, and the many health benefits you gain as you progress.

Who Can Come?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Five Element Qigong, if you have met the requirement you would be entitled to be certified to teach this program..


Study Dr Lam's Qigong for Health DVD.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.


At this workshop participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted by 1 February 2020. An administration fee applies.




24 Forms - one day workshop 3 April 2020

Early  Bird (before 1 February 2020)   $190

After 1 February $220

Five Element Qigong - two day workshop 4 and 5 April 2020

Early Bird (before 1 February l 2020)  $380

After 1 February $420

Or attend both workshops and save $50 (early bird $520 instead of $570)!

full fee $550 instead of $600

First book for the 24 Forms workshop then we will send you a discount code for $50 when you book for the Five Element Qigong.

Both workshops Early Bird   $520

after 1 February 2020 :$570

online booking will be ready soon.  To register please contact Di as below.

Fee includes morning and afternoon tea and attendance certificate


Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

160 Main St


New Zealand

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Accommodation is within a five minute walk and ranges from $45-200 a night!

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Di at Tai Chi Productions.

or +61 29533 6511