Qigong for Health - 1-Day Instructor Training & Multi Updates with MTs Tamara Bennett & Rani Hughes

When and Where

Date: Mar 20th 2021
Time: 10am-6pm
Address: The Sharda Retreat Centre
15 Percy Graham Drive
New Zealand




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.


Location: TUAKAU  (Sth Auckland ... Nth Waikato)

Saturday ... 20 March 2021

10am - 6pm (Note: 9-10am TCHI Updates)

with Mater Trainers Tamara Bennett & Rani Hughes (via ZOOM from Melbourne)

NOTE: ANYONE can attend this 1-Day workshop ... However, to gain the 'Qigong for Health' TCHI qualification; you MUST have/had a TCH qualification, to apply for an Instructor Qualification. This workshop is also suitable for people wanting to update their other TCH qualification(s). 


Qigong for Health - 5 Element Qigong ~ Instructor Training Workshop (+ Multi Refresher/Updates)
*Detailed information can be found in the program section on the other side of this page
*Read below for Refresher/Updates

Step 1 ~ Enrol and Pay your Course Fee(s) to the Master Trainer (section below)
Step 2 ~ Order Required Resources (section below)
Step 3 ~ Register with TCHI (Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute Inc) HERE
Step 4 ~ Prepare for the Instructor Training Workshop (work with the DVD(s), read the Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book)
Step 5 ~ Complete pre-workshop paperwork and bring to the workshop (This will be emailed to you after you have enrolled and paid for the workshop)
Step 6 ~ Attend the workshop
Step 7 ~ Become a TCHI BCI (Board Certified Instructor) ... read below
Step 8 ~ Share your knowledge and skills with others ...
Step 9 ~ Update/Refresh your qualification(s) every two years, practise tai chi & have FUN!

TCHI Board Certified Instructor fee is required on successful certification:

The annual fee is payable direct to the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Following successful completion of the instructor training workshop, you will receive an email invitation to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board Certified Instructor (BCI), which is required before teaching the program (if not already a member). Annual fee is $25 AUD (Standard Membership) or $45 AUD (Premier Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have. A TCHI Board Certified Instructor is a person who has fulfilled the requirements, completed the training of a Tai Chi for Health programme, and is registered with the Tai Chi for Health Institute board. For detailed information please go to this link HERE

Course Fees: 

Registration Course Fee Includes: One day tuition, morning and afternoon teas 
*Participants provide your own lunch
*Participants must have the required resources, see below
Cancellation administration fee $50 (transferable to a future workshop)

Fee sections below:

  1. Full Price Workshop 
  2. REPs Registered Member (15% Discount)
  3. TCHC NZ Inc Member + TCHI BCI (15% Discount)
  4. TCHC NZ Inc Member (10% Discount)
  5. Resources Required
  6. Refresher/Updates

1. Full Price Workshop 

ADD TO CART Sat 20 March 2021 … 1 Day
Early Bird $165 incl GST (After 20 February 2021, $180 incl GST)

2. REPs Registered (15% Discount) 10 CPDs

ADD TO CART Sat 20 March 2021 … 1 Day
Early Bird $140 incl GST (After 20 February 2021, $153 incl GST)
*Prices above have been discounted by 15%

3. TCHI BCI + TCHC NZ Inc Member (15% Discount)

ADD TO CART Sat 20 March 2021 … 1 Day
Early Bird $140 incl GST (After 20 February 2021, $153 incl GST)
*Prices above have been discounted by 15%  

4. TCHC NZ Inc Member (10% Discount)

Join TCHC NZ Inc … Click HERE

ADD TO CART Sat 20 March 2021 … 1 Day
Early Bird $147 incl GST (After 20 February 2021, $162 incl GST)
*Prices above have been discounted by 10%  

5. Resources Required:

Teaching Tai Chi Effectively book 2011 ($25 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART

Qigong for Health DVD ($25 discounted price for workshop participants ONLY)     ADD TO CART


Note: A current First Aid certificate is recommended for all Tai Chi for Health Institute Instructors and workshop participants. Students are welcome to attend as course participants (Attendance certificate)

6. Refresher / Update(s)

Updates Included in this One-day Workshop: Qigong for Health

Please email Tamara to let me know which qualifications you are wanting to update.

Other Updates
ADD Additional Refresher/Updates to the workshop price for $35/each.
An assignment will be required and emailed after registration is received.


QH       Added Soon
TCL     Added Soon

NOTE: If you are updating 3 or more Additional qualifications maximum payment of $100  ADD TO CART
Please email Tamara with the name of the updates you need.



The Sharda Retreat Centre (15 Percy Graham Dr, Tuakau 2121)

Accommodation Optional: Contact Tamara by email to book a room
$45/night room share with bedding
$35/nigh room share no bedding

  • Communal kitchen onsite and Tuakau township is a 10 minutes walk to cafes, restaurants and shops
  • Sharda is 35 minutes drive from the Auckland Airport. Buses and trains are available. Combining shuttle trips is a good idea ... let Tamara before you book your flight and she will try to link you with other people from our of town.


Master Trainer Tamara Bennett

(64) 21 255 1087