CAIRNS: Qigong for Health Instructor Training Workshop with Dr Paul Lam

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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

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Cairns City, QLD 4870


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Harvest the power of Five Element Qigong for Health in this special workshop under the guidance of Dr Paul Lam

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The Five Element Qigong

The Five Elements is a fundamental concept of Chinese Traditional Medicine and the law of nature. Each element represents organs, emotion, colour, sense, and sound within thebody. They positively influence each other to create and develop stronger Qi.

Qi is the life energy that circulates throughout the body for inner strength and good health. Gong is a method of exercise in this context. Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise that cultivates stronger Qi. Health and harmony of the mind are directly related to the quality of Qi according to traditional Chinese medicine. Better Qi improves mental and physical health.

Dr Paul Lam and his team designed the Five Element Qigong to be easy-to-learn and powerfully effective for health for almost anyone.

You will learn this program to improve health and your level of tai chi. If you are a Tai Chi for Health instructor, you can be certified to teach this program if you give prior notice, complete an assignment and meet the requirements.

According to ancient Chinese philosophy, all things in the universe are made up of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements have different properties: earth nurtures all living beings, metal is sharp and changeable, water runs down and irrigate the earth while wood is characterised by growth and fire is hot.

The five elements represent five major internal organs of the body. They interrelate and influence each other. While one enhances another, they also negate each other. The positive relationships are: metal gives life to earth, earth gives life to water, water gives life to wood, wood to fire and so on.

The negative relationships also work in a continual circle; earth negates water, water negates fire, fire negates metal, metal negates wood and wood negates earth and so on. The Five Element Qigong is based on this theory of nature, where the harmony and positive relationship between the elements will enhance Qi and is effective in promoting all aspects of health and wellness, including relaxation and mental concentration.

Reasons to Come

Dr ​Lam ​enjoys ​sharing ​his ​40-plus ​years ​of ​tai ​chi ​experience ​so ​much ​that ​he ​has ​traveled ​over ​a ​million ​miles ​teaching ​it. ​His ​workshops ​are ​usually ​fully ​booked, ​people ​travel ​thousands ​of ​miles ​to ​attend ​his ​workshop, ​some ​attended ​several ​in ​different ​countries ​in ​the ​same ​year. ​He ​has ​a ​knack ​of ​making ​complex ​theory ​easy ​to ​learn. ​You ​can ​expect ​to ​enjoy ​his ​friendly ​interactive ​teaching ​method, ​and ​significant ​improvement ​in ​your ​tai ​chi.

  • To enjoy working with Dr Lam and his colleagues
  • To learn from Dr Lam’s 40-plus years of experience in tai chi and medicine.
  • To deepen your understanding of Qi, the five elements, and improve your tai chi and health
  • To cultivate your Qi (internal energy) more effectively and learn how to use delivery of Jing (internal force) to generate more Qi
  • To meet and interact with many other like-minded tai chi enthusiasts
  • To be certified to teach Qigong for Health
  • To update your existing Tai Chi for Health certifications
  • To experience the near magical power of Qigong, and its synergy with tai chi

How to do Qigong well

The ultimate goal is to use your conscious mind to direct the Qi, use Qi to direct your physical body, thus combining the mind, Qi and body as one co-ordinated entity. This may sound challenging, but the actual learning and practice is relatively easy. With regular practice you will progress steadily to the ultimate goal. You will gain health benefits almost right from the start of your practice. The most enjoyable part is the practice, and the many health benefits you gain as you progress.

At the Workshop

Dr Lam will go through each form in detail to explain the depth and inner meaning. He will offer feedback, points of improvement and direction to develop your tai chi. You will be working towards the ultimate purpose of tai chi; to cultivate your Qi most effectively and enjoyably. During the workshop you will have time to interact with Dr Lam and his colleagues, and benefit from his 40-plus years of tai chi, teaching experience and medical knowledge to help you improve your tai chi.

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Paul Lam, an Australian family physician, tai chi expert and Director of the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He loves teaching and is the first person in history to have travelled over one million miles for the purpose of teaching tai chi. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several books on tai chi and has composed a best-selling series of Tai Chi for Health programs that bring health benefits to millions of people all over the world. His tai chi programs are recommended and supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, and health departments and Arthritis Foundations around the world for fall prevention and improving health. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

How Will I Benefit from the Workshops?

Over 500 medical studies have shown tai chi improves almost all aspects of health, including muscular strength, flexibility and fitness; as well as improved relaxation, balance, immunity and other health benefits. However, studies don't show anywhere near the full extent of benefits tai chi can bring, such as empowering you to develop inner peace, strength and power, leading to more happiness and fulfilment!

Dr Lam will share his knowledge gained by working on the true meaning of tai chi for over 40 years. There will be intangible energy that can only be shared by personally interacting with him.

Who Can Come?

Anyone without any prior knowledge can come to the Qigong for Health workshop.


All participants are required to prepare using Dr Paul Lam's Qigong for Health program material prior to the workshop. You will gain more from the workshop with the preparation.

You can get the program through either:

Enrolled participants will receive a 20% discount code for instructional materials with their confirmation email.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Special Note: Please attend scent-free in consideration of those with allergies, including Dr Lam himself.

Instructor Training

If you prepare beforehand and meet the requirements, you will be eligible to be certified as an instructor to teach the Qigong for Health program. This program is an excellent tool for health professionals to teach their clients.

It is also required for instructor training to read and learn from the "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively” book by Dr Lam. This book is also available in Kindle format through Amazon.

Workshop Fees

Early Bird until 5th July 2020:

  • Qigong for Health - Total $265

From 6th July 2020:

  • Qigong for Health - Total $285

Fees include course tuition, morning and afternoon refreshments, sumptuous lunch, and attendance certificate.

*NOTE: Accommodation and updates are NOT included in the prices above.

Combined Workshop Discount: Register for this Qigong for Health workshop on 31st July to receive a $50 discount code for the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Workshop on 1st-2nd August 2020.

After booking this first workshop, please check the confirmation page or your confirmation e-mail for the discount code.

Cancellation fees:

  • Until 15th Oct 2020 - a cancellation fee applies in the amount of $50.
  • No refunds from 22nd Oct 2020 onwards.


Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Pier Point Rd,

Cairns City QLD 4870


Please book directly with the hotel at (07) 4031 1411. Mention Dr Lam’s tai chi workshop or Group Code TAI300719A for the special discount rate.

Should you wish to stay elsewhere, feel free to explore other types of accommodation available in the area.

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card (click on the Register button on this page)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Australia

Account Name: Tai Chi Productions

BSB: 062 234

Account Number: 10253957

Note: For EFT, please contact us first at to get a quote.


Workshop participants who are also certified Instructors will have the opportunity to update any of their Tai Chi for Health qualifications. Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted before the applicable deadline. Administration fees apply.

Price per Update: $50 (max of $200 for 4 or more updates)


Questions? Please contact us at or call +61 2 9533 6511 (Australia)

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