We provide professional training in Chikung through a combination of workshops, retreats and weekly classes.
About QiGong course
Qigong is an ancient energy art originating from China. QiGong is based on 3 main principles: breathing, concentration and movement. By using them all together, the practitioner trains the body and mind by unlocking stagnant energy and redirecting it to the place where it is most needed .
ChiKung leads to greater inner peace, harmony and wellbeing as well as better physical health. ChiKung improves the functioning of the immune system and is excellent for the prevention and recovery of illness. It is also used as tool to increase consciousness and promote personal and spiritual growth.
Get ready for the transformation!
You are invited to a 6 day retreat that will transform your life.
Immerse yourself in this experiment that combines learning therapeutic Qigong in nature, self-healing through Chinese medicine, massage and more.
Organically grown food from the garden.
You will combine leisure with learning a new skill or deepen the knowledge you already have in QiGong.
The retreat will be held at Vale da Lama an eco resort in Odiaxere ( Algarve) away from the turistic areas and at 1h from Faro aeroport
QiGong Facilitators course
LEVEL 1 12 week training program + 5 day retreat in the Algarve
In the level 1 Facilitators training you will learn one of two key forms
- the 12 movements ( yi jin jing) or
- the 18 movements ( Shiabashi)
The training course in Portugal will be held in the Algarve at Vale da Lama, a beautiful and peaceful eco resort in Odiaxere where you will be able to enjoy Qigong training classes. Eat organically grown vegetarian foods. Enjoy the beach, massage or check your health by booking an appointment of Chinese medicine.
The Therapeutic QiGong Facilitators Training Course started in the UK in 2017 as a shorter version of the Therapeutic Medical QiGong Instructors course that Ive been running in Lisbon Portugal for the past 18 years at the ESMTC (Chinese medical school of Lisbon).
The aim of this shorter version is to enable therapists and laypeople, to deliver classes of therapeutic QiGong and bring these skills and knowledge to their existing areas of work e.g counsellors, holistic practitioners, yoga and fitness instructors and so on.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to facilitate local QiGong classes, supporting others towards greater health and wellbeing.
How did it all began.
The Therapeutic Qigong Course started in 2004 in Lisbon and since then we´ve been training dozens of professionals every year in this healing art.
We offer free classes to the public as part of our student’s training. Every year we participate in many public events for different councils and our students in their 3-month professional internship deliver Therapeutic QiGong to the most needed areas of our communities e.g children in care, palliative care, mental health etc
In order to support the growing numbers of professionals, we established a professional association, APCKTT and a Federation FPTCT of QiGong and Taichi Therapeutic Practitioners.
Following COVID-19, we decided to start this training in Portugal so that more people would have access to it. And also to give a chance for all of you to come to the source and see how it works
For more information about our work in Portugal please check
This will be held also in retreat form in Portugal and taught in English. The training lasts 5 days
Within the 5 day programme the following core subjects will be taught:
- Walking QiGong: specific sequence for cancer patients that also helps to strengthen the organs
- QiGong for children: Sequence of exercises, how to address and teach, how to diagnose the children according to the 5 elements
- QiGong for elderly people: how to teach, what to expect
- QiGong for woman: specific exercises to tone the vaginal floor, child birth recovery, the connections between heart , uterus and kidneys . Woman´s anatomy
- QiGong for man: specific exercises to increases Jing, sex drive , to maintain a healthy prostate , for premature ejaculation and others
- Psychology in Chinese Medicine
The first level 2 retreat will be held between May and June 2022