TAICHI & QIGONG TEACHER TRAINING IN BALI

TAICHI & QIGONG TEACHER TRAINING 

100 HOURS FOUNDATION COURSE PART ONE
21 Day Mountain Retreat for Beginner & Intermediate Students no previous experience required

100 HOURS * CERTIFICATION COURSE * PART TWO
21 Day Mountain Retreat for Advanced Students who have successfully completed PART ONE

With British instructor Dave West in the peaceful mountains of Munduk North Bali – daily classes AM & PM – 4 star Resort & 3 star Hotel accommodation options – transport service – forest walks to waterfalls lakes & hot springs – Max.8 people 

10% discount when you pay for both PART ONE & PART TWO at the same time.

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Upcoming Teacher Training Retreats in Nature in Bali 2024

* All Retreats include daily Forest Walks to waterfalls, lakes and hot springs, Max 8 people/course

* 10% discount when you pay for PART ONE & PART TWO at the same time.

10 MARCH to 30 MARCH 2024 (FULL)
PART ONE FOUNDATION COURSE Qigong & Taichi 100 Hours Teacher Training Course 21 Days Mountain Retreat USD2750

07 JULY to 27 JULY 2024
PART ONE FOUNDATION COURSE Qigong & Taichi 100 Hours Teacher Training Course 21 Days Mountain Retreat USD2750

08 SEPT to 28 SEPT 2024 (FULL)
PART TWO CERTIFICATION COURSE Qigong & Taichi 100 Hours Teacher Training Course 21 Days Mountain Retreat USD2750

07 OCT to 27 OCT 2024
PART ONE FOUNDATION COURSE Qigong & Taichi 100 Hours Teacher Training Course 21 Days Mountain Retreat USD2750

02 to 22 MARCH 2025
CERTIFICATION COURSE PART TWO Qigong & Taichi 100 Hours Teacher Training Course 21 Days Mountain Retreat USD2750

* Please note: There is no certificate for the PART ONE Foundation Course. On completion of both Teacher Training Courses PART ONE and PART TWO successful students will be awarded the 200 Hours Taichi & Qigong Teacher Training Certificate. We highly recommend you take PART ONE first and then return 6 to 12 months later to take PART TWO to complete your certification. This will give time for your practice to mature before you start teaching. You can also send us an email with your preferred dates if you would like a Private Teacher Training Course 1-to-1 with instructor Dave West.

TEACHER TRAINING PART ONE 

100 Hours FOUNDATION COURSE 

21 Day Mountain Retreat

1 person private room USD2750

2 person sharing room USD4900

  • Anyone can join this course including Beginner & Intermediate
  • Taichi & Qigong Training in the Mountains of North Bali
  • 100 Hours Teacher Training PART ONE Foundation Course
  • Counts as 50% of the 200 Hours Taichi & Qigong Teacher Training Course
  • 40 Group Classes with Instructor Dave West
  • Small group only max. 8 people on Retreat
  • Includes Forest Walks in the Mountains
  • To Hot Springs Lakes & Waterfalls
  • 21 days/20 nights 3-4 star accommodation w/Breakfast
  • Lunch & Dinner not included
  • Advanced payment required
  • 10% discount when you pay for PART ONE & PART TWO at the same time
  • For Private Course please Email your preferred dates Contact us

See Terms & Conditions/Payment Options

TEACHER TRAINING PART TWO

100 Hours *CERTIFICATION COURSE* 

21 Day Mountain Retreat

1 person private room USD2750

2 person sharing room USD4900

  • For Advanced Students only who have completed PART ONE
  • Taichi & Qigong Training in the Mountains of North Bali
  • 100 Hours Teacher Training PART TWO Certification Course
  • Counts as 50% of the 200 Hours Taichi & Qigong Teacher Training Course
  • 40 Group Classes with Instructor Dave West
  • Small group only max. 8 people on Retreat
  • Includes Forest Walks in the Mountains
  • To Hot Springs Lakes & Waterfalls
  • 21 days/20 nights 3-4 star accommodation w/Breakfast
  • Lunch & Dinner not included
  • Advanced payment required
  • 10% discount when you pay for PART ONE & PART TWO at the same time
  • For Private Course please Email your preferred dates Contact us

See Terms & Conditions/Payment Options

Teacher Training Course Part One & Part Two

Teaching Taichi & Qigong is a great way to help make a difference in other people’s lives while keeping yourself healthy & relaxed. Medical research supporting the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong has greatly fanned it’s popularity. A new generation of instructors, armed with both practical and professional skills, is needed to teach this art to an increasingly diverse population. High quality courses are required for new instructors wanting to develop their Tai Chi and Qi Gong teaching skills and for seasoned teachers wanting to deepen their craft.

Mastering Tai Chi and Qi Gong takes many years of training, patience and effort, leading to profound wisdom and spiritual growth, and what the ancient masters refer to as ‘Te’ – virtues attained by living in harmony with the ‘Tao’ ( ‘Tao Te Ching’ – The Book of Tao and its virtues ). Therefore, the purpose of certification is to ensure that all students have attained the virtue, skill and knowledge necessary to practice all course elements safely and effectively, and carry forward the great traditions of Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong with modesty and respect.

Teacher Training Courses are held at our Mountain Retreat location in Munduk North Bali for small groups max.8 students. Here we offer 21 day courses in two parts designed for short term students who can not stay in Bali for the full 200 hours 6 weeks course.

Together they offer an in-depth study of Yang Style Taichi Chuan, Health Qigong and Spiritual Qigong. Training focuses on safe and effective teaching methods based on Taoist Healing Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These are high quality courses for new instructors wanting to develop their Tai Chi and Qi Gong teaching skills and for seasoned teachers wanting to deepen their craft. 

* Please note: There is no certificate for PART ONE only. On completion of both Teacher Training Courses PART ONE and PART TWO successful students will be awarded the 200 Hours Taichi & Qigong Teacher Training Certificate. We highly recommend you take PART ONE first and then return 6 to 12 months later to take PART TWO to complete your certification. This will give time for your practice to mature before you start teaching. You can also send us an email with your preferred dates if you would like a Private Teacher Training Course 1-to-1 with instructor Dave West.

TTC Requirements for Certification

  • Full certification requires completion of PART ONE & PART TWO
  • All students are required to behave in a professional manor
  • Attend all classes on time Monday to Friday 
  • 9am-12pm & 4.30 to 6.30pm
  • Practice 1 hour Solo Training per day 
  • Complete the written assignment on time
  • Teach one class per week (30 mins)
  • Phones & all internet devices are not permitted during classes
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere on all retreats & courses.
  • Please read https://taichibali.com/terms-conditions/

TTC Retreat Schedule

  • Classes are Monday to Friday
  • No classes on Saturdays & Sundays
  • 6am Solo Meditation (optional)
  • 7.30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Morning Group Class & Forest Walk
  • 1pm Lunch Break
  • 2 – 4pm Solo Training & Written Assignment
  • 4.30 – 6.30pm Afternoon Group Class
  • 7 pm Dinner
  • 9pm Solo Meditation (optional)

Goals of Practice

Medical research supporting the health benefits of Taichi and Qigong has greatly fanned it’s popularity. A new generation of instructors, armed with both practical and professional skills, is needed to teach this art to an increasingly diverse population. High quality courses are required for new instructors wanting to develop their Taichi and Qigong teaching skills and for seasoned teachers wanting to deepen their craft. Mastering Taichi and Qigong takes many years of training, patience and effort, leading to profound wisdom and spiritual growth, and what the masters refer to as ‘Te’ – virtues attained by living in harmony with the Tao.

  • 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.

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Instructor – Dave West

Experienced instructor and long time resident in Bali Dave West has been teaching Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Health Qi Gong for over 15 years, and Sivananda Yoga for over 25 years. Since 2010 Dave has been teaching at Tai Chi Bali Taoist Healing Arts Centre, specializing in sitting, standing and moving meditation, focusing the mind and breath to lead the Qi, relaxing and balancing the body and spirit. His teaching methods cut straight to the science with simplicity, clarity and practical skills, while maintaining fundamental principles and effectiveness.