Teacher Training in Bali

Teacher Training Certification Courses include an in-depth study of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Health Qi Gong and Spiritual Qi Gong, focusing on safe and effective teaching methods based on Taoist Healing Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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.
* You must have previous experience in Tai Chi & Qi Gong to join the Teacher Training Course. We do not agree with the new age approach of “zero to teacher in 4 weeks.” Beginners can only join PART ONE, but can return 6-12 months later to take PART TWO.

21 Day Mountain Retreat – Teacher Training

  • PART ONE Teacher Training 100 Hours Course – 21 Day Mountain Retreat near Munduk North Bali – includes hotel accommodation USD2400
  • PART TWO Teacher Training 100 Hours Course – 21 Day Mountain Retreat near Munduk North Bali – includes hotel accommodation USD2400
Teacher Training Courses are held at our Mountain Retreat location in Munduk North Bali. 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. It is recommended to take PART ONE first and then return to Bali 6-12 months later to complete PART TWO. This will allow time for your practice to mature to teacher level.
* Please note: There is no certificate for PART ONE. 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. Contact us
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6 Weeks Private Course – Teacher Training

  • FULL COURSE 200 Hours Teacher Training Certification Course at Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre near Tanah Lot South Bali
    Accommodation not included USD3600

Teacher Training Courses are also held at our Healing Arts Centre near Tanah Lot South Bali. Here we offer 6 Weeks Teacher Training Certification Courses in Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong. These courses are designed for students who can spend longer in Bali and can complete the full Teacher Training Course in one visit. The Teacher Training Courses at this location have a minimum requirement of 2 years experience in Tai Chi and Qi Gong to be accepted onto the course, as it involves advanced theory and philosophy which may be beyond the comprehension and skill of most students still at beginner level, or have never learned Tai Chi and Qi Gong before. Contact us

All Teacher Training Courses are taught in small groups max.4 people, 25 hours per week Monday to Friday 9-12am & 4-6pm. You are expected to do 50 hours solo practice during the course and complete the written assignment.* You must have previous experience in Taic\ Chi & Qi Gong to join the Teacher Training Course. We do not agree with the new age approach of “zero to teacher in 4 weeks.” Beginners can only join PART ONE, but can return 6-12 months later to take PART TWO.

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 masters refer to as ‘One with the Tao’.

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.
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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 10 years, and Sivananda Yoga for over 20 years. Since 2010 Dave has been teaching at Tai Chi 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.