Designed with flexibility and total immersion in mind, this is a rolling programme of three, week-long modules, providing an intensive Qigong teacher training like no other.

Your three Modules of contact time are spread over twelve months. In addition to this face to face teaching, your home study which takes place between each module will be supported by our online learning environment which provides extensive resources. This home study begins as soon as you enrol on the course. Expect to devote at least six hours a week to your home practice and study.

The themes for each week are: Qigong Essentials, The Breath as a Bridge and Stillness and Movement;  as this is a rolling programme, you can join at any stage of the year. Online support, a comprehensive handbook and individual mentoring are all part of the package.

We run with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 students


The Breath as a Bridge: 27th October - 2nd November 2022 at Earth Spirit Centre, Glastonbury

Stillness and Movement: 21st - 27th May 2023  at Earth Spirit, Glastonbury

Qigong Essentials: 20th - 26th October 2023 at Earth Spirit, Glastonbury


Course Fees

The Course fee for each week is £1000

Total Course fees for 3 weeks are £3000

Course Fees do not include accommodation, travel and food. Accommodation fees are variable; in the region of £400  - details to follow

Your study begins as soon as your application is accepted. You gain immediate access to our on-line learning site with Qigong manuals, videos, anatomy online, and many other resources.



Payment Plan

£500 payable on acceptance of your application, followed by £500 one month before the module

Modules 2 & 3: £1000 payable one month before the module.

You can pay your fees by instalments. Please Contact us for a personal payment plan.

What will I learn?

The Residential Course Manual will give you details of the Course.


Do I need a qualification in anatomy?

No, the Shiatsu College's online anatomy course is part of the Qigong teacher training programme. Blending academic work with experiential anatomy which focuses on movement, stretches and energy work, it can be completed during your first year. If you have studied anatomy before, we ask that you refresh your knowledge and delve into the new paradigms of anatomy that this unique course introduces.

How to apply

Please send us an application form and you will be contacted for an informal discussion with one of the teachers during which we will discuss your experience of Qigong or related practice.

The course is open to practitioners of Qigong, existing Tai Chi/Qigong teachers from all traditions and graduates of Shiatsu and related disciplines, who have a personal Qigong practice. No specific academic qualifications are required for this course, however a commitment to practice and reflection on your own educational and learning experience is important.

What happens after graduation?

Our Qigong Teaching Certificate enables you to gain insurance to teach Qigong with ‘Balens’. At the present time, there is no nationwide Qigong professional body equivalent to the US National Qigong Association for us to affiliate to. We will keep all of our graduates informed about any developments concerning the creation of a UK organisation via our website.

We offer you free advertising of your website, social media sites and contact details for your classes on our website. Organised with our graduates in mind, we hope you will stay in touch and meet ex-students from other locations via our annual retreats and workshops. We also offer retreats and workshops for your continuing professional development.

Contact Us

Click below to download an Application Form