A Weekend Intensive  

with Linda Varnam, C-IAYT, RYT500

March 2nd   | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm March 3rd | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

$325.00 ($350.00 after Jan 31, 2019) plus HST.

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is one of the most popular styles of qigong around the world because it is effective and easy to learn. The demand for tai chi qigong instructors is increasing as baby boomers start to age and as more people become aware of the benefits of qigong.

In this course, students will learn:

  • The first set of Shibashi. Including teaching tips for each movement.

  • How to identify common mistakes and cue correct form.

  • The 3 major types of qigong, namely the moving qigong, standing qigong and

    seated qigong.

  • The theory of qi and how this applies in practice to Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi

    Set 1.

  • Qigong breathing techniques and relaxation exercises.

  • The benefits of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi from a physical, mental and spiritual


    By the end of the course, students will know how to:

    • Modify movements for teaching diverse populations.

    • Understand how to work with qi flow and share this knowledge practically with students.

    • Feel confident to include Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi in your present teaching.

    • Explain the benefits of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi to your students and potential

    h students.

  • Feel confident to include Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi in your present teaching.

  • Explain the benefits of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi to your students and potential clients.



Those who intend to teach or would simply like to have individual attention should enroll in this assessment at the end of the workshop. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that the student fully understands all the concepts and techniques covered in the workshop.

An instructor certificate will be issued to those who successfully pass the assessment. Graduates are eligible for listing on the certified instructors section of

Prerequisites: Students must be able to recall and perform all 18 movements of Shibashi

Date & Time: March 3rd, 3:00pm-5:00pm


A) Perform the first set of Shibashi
B) Demonstrate the different techniques learned during the course.

C) Submit a video of you performing the movements from both the front view and the side view.

D) Successfully complete a short quiz based on the information presented at the workshop and in the practice materials.

Please note your assessment process will be overseen by Master Sifu Wing Cheung of the Tai Chi and Feng Shui Institute.
Assessment Fee: $100 (payable at workshop)
Please contact Linda Varnam if you need any assistance.

Linda Varnam, ERYT500, C-IAYT, is recognized as a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Through her Yoga Teacher Training and experience she is recognized as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 with the Yoga Alliance, and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®). Under the guidance of Sifu Wing Cheung of the Tai Chi Qigong and Feng Shui Institute she has trained as a Level 2 Tai Chi Qigong Instructor. A lifelong student Linda continues her studies and is currently training as a Level 3 Instructor. 



A Weekend Intensive  

with Tony Tavares, RYT

Winter 2019   | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm 



This intensive 2 day workshop will explore the TCM approach to the psyche to access psychological blockages through yin yoga & mindfulness practices, lecture and discussion. Learning will be approached in an experiential way including a Yin Yoga practice each day. 

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers, interested students and complementary practitioners. 




Tony Tavares is a registered yoga teacher, registered acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, acupuncture and meditation teacher and mindfulness counsellor. He is the founder and director of Norwood Holistic Health Centre. Tony is on the faculty of Soghrati Yin Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats within Ontario.