Private Course

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Courses in Bali

Private Course 1-to-1 with Dave West in the peaceful rice fields of Tanah Lot Beginner to Advanced Level

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Private Course in Bali

The Tai Chi Bali Training Program offers 20 Private Courses based on internationally recognized health meditation exercise and mind-body fitness. Courses include the popular 24 Forms, 32 Sword Forms as well as Traditional Yang Style Forms and Medical Qi Gong. Whether you are interested in certification for Teacher Training, or simply want to deepen your understanding of Tai Chi or Qi Gong, our Private Courses offer a sensible and well-structured approach to learning, leading to safe and effective practice.

Private Courses take place from Monday to Friday between 9am-1pm and can be modified for different levels of health and experience. You can have 1 or 2 people for the price listed, but you need to bring your own friend to accompany you. Accommodation not included. Send us an email with the dates you want your Private Course. Contact us

Course 1

Tai Chi Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Tai Chi for Health & Relaxation
  • Requirements – None
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Tai Chi Theory & Tao Philosophy
  • 3 Principles of Yin & Yang
  • 10 Principles of Yang Style Tai Chi
  • Fundamental Stances
  • Body Alignment & Relaxation
  • 14 Joints Warm-up Exercise
  • 4 Core Movements of Yang Style Tai Chi
  • 13 Original Movements of Tai Chi
  • Dan Tien Breathing Meditation
  • Walking Meditation

Course 2

Qi Gong Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Qi Gong for Health & Relaxation
  • Requirements – None
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Qi Gong Theory & Tao Philosophy
  • Wai Gong & Nei Gong
  • 3 Treasures
  • 5 Regulators of Qi Gong
  • 5 Fundamentals of Qi Gong
  • 5 Organs Warm-up Exercise
  • 5 Animals Exercise
  • 8 Pieces of Brocade Exercise
  • Dan Tien Breathing Meditation
  • Small Circulation Meditation

Course 3

Tai Chi Pushing Hands Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Yang Style Partner Exercises
  • Requirements – Courses 1
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Yang Style Tai Chi Pushing Hands
  • 8 Principles of Pushing Hands
  • 8 Internal Skills
  • Fixed Step Pushing Hands
  • Pushing Hands Warm-up Exercises
  • Single Arm & Double Arm Circles
  • Small Roll Back – Xiao Lu (Four Square)

Course 4

Tai Chi Sword Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Yang Style Tai Chi Sword
  • Requirements – Courses 1
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Sword Theory & Tao Philosophy
  • Sword Etiquette & Ethics
  • Sword Hand Grips & Secret Sword
  • Sword Warm-up Exercises
  • Sword Qi Gong Exercises
  • Yang Style Tai Chi 13 Sword Techniques
  • Yang Style Tai Chi 13 Sword Form

Course 5

Medical Qi Gong Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Medical Qi Gong for Healing
  • Requirements – Course 2
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Yin Yang & the 5 Elements
  • Kan & Li
  • Qi & the Human Body
  • 3 Dan Tiens
  • 12 Primary Meridians
  • 8 Extraordinary Vessels
  • 5 Organs / 5 Elements Exercise
  • 6 Healing Sounds
  • Acupressure – Dian Xue Qi Massage

Course 6

Level 1 Instructor Foundation Course

20 Hours Private Course (1 week)

USD650 See Payment Options

  • Beginner Level Teaching Methods for Safe & Effective Practice
  • Requirements – Courses 1 to 5
  • 20 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • Instructor’s Code
  • Teaching Tao Philosophy & Yin Yang Theory
  • Teaching Basic Principles of Tai Chi
  • Teaching Basic Principles of Qi Gong
  • Teaching Body Alignment
  • Teaching Active Relaxation
  • Teaching Fundamental Stances
  • Teaching Breathing Exercises
  • Teaching Qi Meditation
  • Classroom Management

Course 7

Level 1 Instructor Foundation Course

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training Certification

200 Hours Private Course (6 weeks)

USD3600 See Payment

  • Beginner Level Teaching Methods for Safe & Effective Practice
  • Requirements – Courses 1 to 5 or minimum 2 years experience
  • 120 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • 40 Hours Solo Training after class (1hr/day)
  • 40 Hours Reading List & Written Assignment
  • Practical Exam
  • Complete Teacher Training 6-in-1 Course :
    • Course 1 – 20hrs Tai Chi Foundation Course
    • Course 2 – 20hrs Health Qi Gong Foundation Course
    • Course 3 – 20hrs Tai Chi Pushing Hands Foundation Course
    • Course 4 – 20hrs Tai Chi Sword Foundation Course
    • Course 5 – 20hrs Medical Qi Gong Foundation Course
    • Course 6 – 20hrs Level 1 Instructor Foundation Course

Course 14

Level 2 Instructor Intermediate Course

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Teacher Training Certification

300 Hours Private Course (9 weeks)

USD5400 See Payment Options

  • Intermediate Level Teaching Methods for Safe & Effective Practice
  • Requirements – Level 1 Teacher Training Certificate
  • 180 Hours Private Classes + pdf & video
  • 60 Hours Solo Training after class (1hr/day)
  • 60 Hours Reading List & Written Assignment
  • Practical Exam
  • Level 2 Teacher Training 6-in-1 Course :
    • Course 8 – 40hrs Tai Chi 24 Hand Form Intermediate Course
    • Course 9 – 20hrs Tai Chi Pushing Hands Intermediate Course
    • Course 10 – 60hrs Tai Chi 32 Sword Form Intermediate Course
    • Course 11 – 20hrs Tai Chi Ball Qi Gong Intermediate Course
    • Course 12  – 20hrs Martial Qi Gong Intermediate Course
    • Course 13 – 20hrs Level 2 Instructor Intermediate Course

For more details about Level 2 & Level 3 Courses Contact us

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Goals of Practice

  • To teach beginners to open their heart and minds to the beauty and healing power of nature – Sickness is the disruption in the flow of energy between humans and nature. As  you strengthen your connection with the natural world, your sense of beauty, wonder, awe and curiosity is restored and your brain and nervous system are calmed. Stress levels are lowered and the immune system is boosted. The medicine of nature is the antidote to our modern stressful lifestyles.
  • To teach beginners to feel their qi – Beginners usually do not have even the slightest concept of qi. Our courses gradually give you an understanding of qi through feeling and experience. This kind of knowledge is necessary for any kind of advancement in Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan. For this reason, beginners are usually taught some of the many simple Wai Dan forms. 
  • To teach beginners to regulate the body, breathing, and mind – Once you have grasped the idea of qi, you then start to learn to regulate your body. This includes how to relax the body from the skin to as deep as the internal organs and bone marrow. Through this relaxation you are able to feel and sense your center, balance, and root. You must also learn to regulate your breathing—normal abdominal breathing for relaxation and reverse abdominal breathing for qi expansion and condensation. Most important of all, you must learn to regulate your mind until it can be calm and concentrated without disturbance. All of these criteria are the critical keys to the correct practice of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan. If you start learning the sequence without having already done this basic training, you will be preoccupied with the complicated movements and will only be able to perform them in a superficial way. 
  • To teach beginners to use their mind to lead the qi efficiently – Once you have regulated your body, breathing, and mind, you will then be able to use your concentrated mind to lead the qi to circulate smoothly and effectively. 
  • To teach practitioners to circulate qi in the twelve primary qi channels and fill up the two main qi vessels – If you are able to use your mind to lead the qi efficiently, you have completed the basic training. This is then the time for forms or sequence training. In addition, you should continue your Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan training and learn to build up your concentration to a higher level and, consequently, build your qi to a higher level. In addition, you should also learn to increase the qi in the two main vessels—the yin conception vessel and the yang governing vessel. Still meditation is normally used for this. 
  • To teach practitioners to expand their qi to the surface of the skin and to condense the qi to the bone marrow – When the body’s qi has been built to a higher level, you then start learning to lead the qi to the skin to increase the skin’s sensitivity and into the bones to nourish the marrow. 
  • To teach practitioners to use the qi to energize the muscles for maximum jin manifestation – When you are able to lead the qi to the skin and condense it to the marrow efficiently, you can then use this qi to energize the muscles to a high level. This is the secret to internal jin. Internal jin is the foundation and root of external jin. 
  • To lead advanced practitioners into the domain of spiritual cultivation – The ultimate goal of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan practice is to lead you into the domain of emptiness, where your whole being is in the no-extremity (wuji) state. When you have reached this goal, the qi in your body and the qi in nature will unite and become one, and all human desires will gradually disappear.