Five Element Qigong Instructor Training with Dr Paul Lam In Person

When and Where

Date: Mar 12th 2021
Time: 9-5
Address: Shangri La Hotel
The Marina



A special workshop where you can study the Five Element Qigong with Dr Paul Lam

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

Reasons to Come

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 workshops, some attending several in different countries in the same year. He has a knack of making complex theories easy to learn. You can expect to enjoy his friendly interactive teaching method, and gain a significant improvement in your tai chi.

What is Qigong?
"Qigong" comes from two Chinese words. 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. My Five Element Qigong is easy-to-learn and powerfully effective for health.

The Five 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 Five 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.

How to do Qigong well
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.

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. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

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.

Who Can Come?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Five Element Qigong.  

If you already have a current TCHI instructor qualification, plus a first aid certifictate and are Board Certified you can become a Qigong instructor, providing you submit an assignment and meet the requirements. 


Study Dr Lam's Qigong for Health DVD  or online lessons, and his Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book.  Materials are available from  Registered participants receive a 20% discount.  A code will be sent with your registration email.  

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 one month in advance.  An administration fee may apply.


Early Bird before 5 July 2020

$230 plus lunch $35

After 5 July  $250 plus lunch $35

Book this workshop first and receive a $50 discount code with your confirmation to be applied to the Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.

Attend both and pay $630 plus lunches $105 before 5 July

or $690 plus lunches $105 after

Closing date 15 October 2020

Refunds before 15 October  will incur a $40 fee

Refunds after 15 October  will incur a $60 fee

No refunds after 22 October

Registered participants receive a 20% discount code for purchase of study materials with their confirmation email.

Fee includes morning and afternoon tea and certificate.



Shangri-La Hotel

The Marina


Book your accommodation at a special rate when you mention the workshop to the hotel

Or use the Group Code   TAI300719A


Local organiser:

Yoshi Ochiai 

0407 341 916