Virtual 5 Element Qigong Instructor Qualification Workshop & Updates w/MTs Becky Rahe and Bill Pickett

When and Where

Date: Mar 6th 2021
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Address: Virtual Workshop using ZOOM
Comfort of your own living environment
Available anywhere w/computer and internet connection
United States




Reasons to Come

  • To learn the Five Element Qigong with one of Dr Lam's authorised Master Trainers
  • To qualify as an instructor and teach the form to your participants
  •  To improve your own health

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. 

The 5 element Qigong is easy-to-earn 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 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.

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.


Who Can Come?

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


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 in advance.  An administration fee may apply.


New Qigong for Health Instructor Qualification is Full 1- Day Workshop For Existing TCHI Certified Instructors Only

Updates and re-certifications for existing instructors are available in: TCA, TCAFP, STCA, TCA2, TCB, TCD, TCE, TCE2, TCR, TCO, TCK, TCHC, TCM & TCQ (Qigong) - be sure to check all desired updates when registering. Contact Bill for more details if needed.

For a virtual ZOOM workshop ~ Please read the following instructions carefully!

Both New and Re-certifying Instructors will need:

  • Internet access on computer w/camera

  • Latest Free Version of ZOOM (many tutorials are available in ZOOM or YouTube)

  • To have viewing area for Master or Senior Trainer to view entire body profile from head to toes on camera when doing the form (please test this before the scheduled ZOOM session)

New Instructors will need:

  • Dr. Paul Lam's 5-Element Qigong Instructional DVD or access to his Online lessons.  Suggested also is Dr. Lam's book "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively". These can be purchased at  (20% discount code for products can be used in this workshop is MTWS20) 

  • Spend at least 10-15 hours studying with Dr. Lam on either of the above videos learning and reviewings the warm-ups and TCR form before the workshop. 

  • Complete a short quiz either before or during the workshop

  • Potiential new instructors will also be required to schedule ZOOM time for pre and post workshop checks with Master and/or Senior Trainers.  Because this is a virtual qualification workshop, these extra meeting times are required.

  • It is also recommended that before the first pre workshop meeting in ZOOM, each participant record a full body profile video of yourself doing the warm-ups & the form.  You can use your phone or computer w/camera and ZOOM to record the video.  The private video recording can be a great self-training and review tool.  You will improve your skills significantly after completing and reviewing your video.  This is also a great check for viewing your entire body in the ZOOM training sessions.

Re-Certifying Instructors need:

  • To be previously certified in the desired TCHI program(s) within the last 3 years (call or email Bill if you need additional advice)

  • To complete the update paperwork assignment for each program and return at least 1 week before your scheduled date

  • To review w/Dr. Lam's DVD(s) or On-line Learning for the form(s) to be updated before the workshop 

This workshop is designed to train new participants and/or re-certifying instructors to safely and effectively instruct these forms to others.  All participants will receive a competition certificate. Only those who adequately prepare and successfully complete all workshop requirements will qualify for an instructor qualification or re-certification certificate with the Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute.

New Instructors:

  • 1 full day w/pre and post ZOOM meetings for 5-Element Qigong Instructor Qualification Workshop.
    Hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Time zone may be flexible based on location of majority of participants)
    6.5 Contact hours for CEUs available - Processing fee is an extra $35 - Sorry, Nursing Contact hours not available in virtual workshop.

Re-certifying Instructors:

  • Virtual Workshop - scheduling times may vary. Each participants may be scheduled on a different date from this proposed schedule.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

To Register click the "REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP" green button above these details.   Previous certified instructors will need to login to register for this workshop.  If you have difficulties logging in or forgot your password, use the "Lost Password" link to reset your password.  If you still have difficulties, you may have to contact for further instructions.

You will receive a confirmation message within 24 to 48 hours of your registration that will ensure your space is held until payment is received.  Space is limited to first 9 participants - additional registrations will be wait listed and additional instructions will follow.  Failure to pay before the deadline may forfeit your position in the workshop.

When your training and private ZOOM Session are complete, you will be entered on Dr. Lam's website as a qualified instructor.  The final step to be listed on the website as a Board Certified Instructor is to pay a small annual fee of about $19 USD.  Instructions and a link for this payment will be sent to each participant who successfully completes the workshop.  This will be discussed in more detail at the workshop. For more info on this see:



Prices are in USD and Include:

1 full day Instructor Training Workshop and ZOOM Session(s) with Master(s) or Senior Trainesr for both pre and post workshop (there is no failure, we will work with you until you are ready as an instructor)

$250 - Early bird price (3 weeks or more prior to workshop) (9 people max - early registration and payment recommended to ensure your space)

$270 - 3 weeks or less before the workshop - failure to pay full amount before the workshop may forfeit your space.


CEUs - $35 extra - 6.5 contact hours - Please indicate desire for CEUs in comments at registration or contact Becky or Bill prior to workshop to ensure certificate is prepared.

Credit Card Payments:

Email Bill or note in the comments you wish to pay by credit card and a secure invoice will be sent.
(Note: $10 Up-charge/participant to Cover CC Fee)

Payments Check or Money Order:
Made out to Bill Pickett and send to:

Bill Pickett
11301 Snyder Road
Knoxville, TN 37932


ZOOM Virtual Workshop led by Becky Rahe and Bill Pickett

Location can be anywhere w/computer and internet access


Becky Rahe Master Trainer (Host)

Bill Pickett Master Trainer (Co-Host)

Linda Pickett Senior Trainer