Five Element QiGong Instructor Certification--Virtual, Lawson

When and Where

Date: 15th - 16th May, 2021
Time: 1pm - 5 pm
Address: Cyberspace
Zoom information will be distributed
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.


SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register early.   

To qualify for instructor certification, you must hold a current instructor certificate in another TCHI program.

Preparation for this training includes reading the book, Teaching Tai Chi Effectively, and working through the DVD, Qigong for Health.  In addition, the completion/submission of a pre-test is required prior to the first day of the training, as well as a recording of your attempt at performing the entire Five Elements Qigong  routine.  The recording will be done on the Zoom platform and the link (or MP4) returned to the trainer 7-10 days before the first training segment.  This is NOT a test, but will help the trainers focus the practice.

The virtual group training will be scheduled as 2 segments of 4 hours.  For this training, the 2 virtual training segments will be from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on  May 15 (Saturday) and May 16 (Sunday).  These training segments will be conducted using the Zoom platform.  Your space must be arranged so that you can be seen from "nose to toes."  There is no charge to use Zoom (that is, you do not have to have a paid account to attend the training).  No travel is required for this training.  An additional one hour session on Zoom is required to complete the certification.  This will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of each participant with the trainer.

For the practicum, a 1-hour session will be scheduled individually during the three weeks after the training component is completed.  The training completion certificate will be issued at the successful conclusion of the virtual assessment.

Registration closes May 2, 2021.


The fee for this certification training is $150.  Early bird registration is $110, if payment is received by April 20.  A discount code to purchase the DVD, Qigong for Health, will be provided on request.  You  may choose the online course video instead, but you must learn the movements prior to the training.

Cancellation fee:  $50, after May 10, 2021.


1)  Checks or money orders should be made to: Tai Chi Fulcrum, PO Box 1811, Hobe Sound, FL  33475 

2)  Payments may also be made via Zelle (Patricia Lawson 772-260-3365), PayPal (, or by MasterCard/Visa at an additional $5.00 fee (call Pat at 772-260-3365 to process a charge card).   



This training will be held over the virtual Zoom platform.  No travel is required.


For questions, contact Patricia Lawson at 772-260-3365 or,

or Nina Zeldin at