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The Guardian recommended our Qigong Residential site as one of '10 Best Outdoor Yoga & Activity Retreats in the UK'

Learn how to teach Qigong in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Connect with the natural energy, rhythms and cycles of Nature in the beautiful coastal countryside of Pickham Farm, nr Rye and Pett Level Beach. Our 22 ft practice yurt is surrounded by woods, fields and a stunning lake for wild swimming The quiet, off-grid location is ideal for practicing Qigong and learning the art of teaching. 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. A six month consolidation period of teaching practice completes the course . 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 7 students


Stillness and Movement: 6th - 12th September 2024 at our Yurt on Freshwinds Farm, Pett, East Sussex 

Qigong Essentials:  16th - 22nd May 2025 at our Yurt on Freshwinds Farm, Pett, East Sussex 

The Breath as a Bridge:  5th - 11th September 2025 at our Yurt on Freshwinds Farm, Pett, East Sussex 

Stillness and Movement: TBA May 2026


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What will I learn?

Residential Course Manual provides all of the course content.  The Joining Information gives details of costs and accommodation options.

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.

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.

What happens after graduation?

Unique to this training, your Qigong Teaching Certificate enables you to join the Complementary Therapists Association - CthA .

You can also gain insurance to teach Qigong with ‘Balens’.

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 CPD retreats and workshops.  We also offer retreats and workshops for your continuing professional development.

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 please see Joining Information

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 six weeks before the module

Modules 2 & 3: £1000 payable six weeks before the module. Instalments are available, please contact us.

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

We have a lake AND a beach nearby to our yurt in the beautiful hazel grove of Freshwinds Farm. Here is Catherine on Pett beach.

Contact Us

Click below to download an Application Form