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Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

The Taiji Qigong Shibashi Instructor course is designed to provide Qigong instructors with all the tools and information needed to teach the Shibashi as true Qigong.

The Shibashi (also known as the Eighteen Postures of Taiji Qigong) is a set of Qigong exercises based on Taiji that adheres to the rules governing Taiji stances (in particular, the Wuji stance). These stances are fundamentally important if the practitioner wishes to get the most out of the Qigong.

Since the early 1980′s, when the Shibashi was introduced, in, the significance of the Taiji stances has been lost and their true use as Qigong has been diminished and the beneficial qualities have depleted.  Without a solid base (root) there is a conflict of focus and the cognitive mind (Yi) cannot be fully focused on guiding the Qi.  This being the case, during the course a lot of time is spent on attaining and recognizing proper posture.


  • “Hi Des,thank you very much for this and for the course, it was brilliant and I very much enjoyed it all………… I would love to attend more classes or courses with you and will be in touch hopefully in the near future.”
  • “Subtly expanded upon at each session, so different aspects were lit up once others had been digested/settled into the body/psyche. Update of online info fantastic as a back up and to expand and stay safe as a practitioner.”
  • “Attending this Workshop was a very motivational experience; an exercise of discovery providing a brief insight into the amazing power of QiGong. I would recommend this inspirational workshop to all who have an interest in QiGong”
  • “I discovered that qigong was more powerful than I had ever imagined.  An excellent weekend and I learned so much more about myself that can be brought into my classes, I now feel more confident that I can deliver qigong more effectively to my students and also enjoy the benefits for myself, thank you so much.”
  • “I am so glad that I made the decision to attend a truly inspirational workshop and to have benefited from an introduction to the amazing powers of QiGong. I am aware that we only experienced an ‘insight’ but even so I consider that I am now in a better position to pass on quality teaching to my students, and having been an FE Lecturer for many years, I believe delivering quality is of paramount importance.
    I also thank you (and your wife) for your hospitality in providing delicious lunches and snacks – greatly appreciated!”
  • “Just thought I should send you a wee message to let you know how much doing the Qigong instructors course has helped me personally. I had just started 4th year at Uni when I came on the course. Uni has been horrendous and a few times it has been bad enough to make me consider leaving but doing Qigong has been a life saver. It has got me through some very tough times.
    Big thank you to you for teaching me this beautiful art. Qigong had definitely came into my life at the right time.”
  • “Thanks des. Really exceeded expectations. Will take time to assimilate the information properly before introducing to my classes.”
  • “Really interesting weekend – it has inspired me to continue on my path for which I thank you so much.”
  • “Learning about Chi and feeling the Chi was an experience.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”
  • “Thank you Des. Really enjoyed the workshop and your style of teaching the group.”
  • “Excellent instructor, easily understood, good analysis, some helpful tips and suggestions. Thank you.”
  • “Really interesting course. Made me want to learn more about he background and how move have different effects on the various parts of the body.”
  • “Felt better about the postures and learning to be aware about the postures.”
  • “This has been a truly wonderful course.”
  • “A brilliant training course.”

Taiji Shibashi Instructor Course – Autumn 2017

Next course: –

Dates: July 22nd & 23rd, Aug 19th, Oct 14th & 15th 2017
Times: 10:00 till 17:00
Location: East Kilbride, Lanarkshire
Cost: £360.00
Booking: Pro Holistic Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor Course

A deposit of £60.00 is required, with the balance to be paid on the first day of the course. As spaces are limited, advanced booking is essential.

Embroidered Brocade Qigong courses – 2017

Embroidered Brocade QigongEmbroidered Brocade Qigong is rooted in the principles of Taiji.  It takes around  20 –30 minutes to do the whole set.

Course dates: 11th November 2017

Embroidered Brocade Qigong

Embroidered Brocade QigongSequence:

  • Folding Over
  • Circle of Light
  • Catching a Ball (aka Billowing Sail)
  • The Five Elements (aka The Sun and the Moon)
  • The White Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Taiji Walk


Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 14th May, and Saturday 26th November 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Embroidered Brocade Qigong course

The Five Yin Qigong Courses – 2016

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire  – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 25th June 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 17:00
  • Cost – £70.00
  • Details – Focusing on the postures, the focus, and gaining awareness of Qi flow in these exercises.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here
  • Further information – ‘Phone Des on 01355266011 or use the form on the Contact Us

The Five Yin Qigong concentrate on the Qi flow in the Yin meridians.  The course concentrates on using the physical movement, the breath, and the eyes.  It is only with correct posture, relaxed breathing, and accurate that the practitioner will progress with any Qigong exercise.

The Five Yin Qigong

  • Lung Meridian – Metal
  • Spleen Meridian – Earth
  • Heart Meridian – Fire
  • Kidney Meridian – Water
  • Liver Meridian – Wood

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Five Yin Qigong Course

Extraordinary Meridians Qigong Course – 2016

These Extraordinary Meridians Qigong / Neigong (aka Eight Exceptional Vessels) exercises work with the Qi that is stored in the Extraordinary Meridians.  The Extraordinary Meridians can be likened to reservoirs while the Meridians can be likened to rivers.  Most Qigong exercises concentrate on the Qi flow in the meridian system.

extraordinary meridians qigong 04As well as using the Yi, eyes and breath to guide the Qi, these exercises also make use of the Master Points and the Coupled Points to activate the Qi in the vessels.



  • “I’m really happy with what I gained from the course; an appreciation for the intention and focus of qi gong with regards energy and the points, correct movements, and the confidence to continue practice at home. The website resources are brilliant as a follow up. Thank you very much Des.”
  • “……….thank you so much for Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I loved your way of teaching. I feel confident and keen to continue practicing what I’ve learned – which was exactly what I was hoping to gain, so much appreciation to you!”
  • “I didn’t realise until several days later that the reason I think I enjoyed this workshop more than the course is because the stance doesn’t change. It allowed me to stop thinking about what was next and where my feet needed to be so I could just focus on the qigong.”
  • “…………. It helped me to appreciate it more as an energetic practice with intention and focus on energy flow, as opposed to simply awareness on physical movement.”



Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire  – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 23 April 2016, or Saturday 29th October 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 16:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here

For further datails and booking, visit Pro Holistic – Extraordinary Meridians Qigong course