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Qigong for Beginners

Using movement and breath-work, you’ll learn to balance your Qi and explore ways of performing the ancient art of Shibashi.

The course

The Shibashi is a set of 18 movements designed to improve health and wellbeing — and the perfect introduction to Qigong. Each lesson will teach you a movement, from “Flying Goose” to “Pushing The Wave” so you can slowly build each movement into a flowing set. Led by Michael MacBean, you’ll be encouraged to explore the Shibashi and finish the course ready to live more peacefully, in the present, feeling calmer, sleeping better and strengthening your body and mind.


Created by the legendary Yellow Emperor of China, the art of Qigong has a history spanning over 4,000 years. The practice uses moving meditation to balance your qi (roughly pronounced chee), which is your life force energy.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to Qigong / Tai Chi
  • The set of 18 movements that make up Shibashi – Set 1
  • Perform each move with confidence
  • Combine all 18 moves into a complete flowing set
  • Learn to relax, be mindful and reduce stress

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Michael Bean practices Qi-Gong

This course includes

  • Over 110 minutes of on-demand video
  • 12 lessons
  • 1 downloadable resource

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to develop strength and mobility with a sense of ease and flow

Qigong student

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Michael MacBean

While exploring the Internal Arts, Michael has been studying Qigong and Tai Chi, alongside Buddhist and Daoist meditation. His teaching creates a path to a healthy mind, developing the body and breath to support the self.

“The more qi-full you are, the more cheerful you are”

Kenneth S. Cohen, The Way of Qigong