Learn the simple 24 Posture Yang style Taiji form
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Learn the simple 24 Posture Yang style Taiji form

This course teaches a step by step method to learn an easy 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan) form
4.3 (12 ratings)
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Created by Peter Caughey
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Practice a simple and effective Taiji form
  • Manage stress and emotional upsets more easily
  • Sleep better and more soundly
  • Maintain a higher level of health
  • Confidently practice a Taiji form daily
  • Feel relaxed and free of tension
  • Have a deeper experience and understanding of the energy moving inside your body
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Requirements
  • Only perform the movements that can be performed comfortably
  • Don’t practice in scorching sunlight, rain or extreme cold. Avoid draughts and wind. The temperature of your body should remain comfortable
  • Don’t force the breathing during the exercises. Use long, slow, quiet breathes
  • Make sure of adequate ventilation in your practice area
  • If you feel light headed sit down and rest
  • Do not practice when you are hungry or very full
  • Do not practice under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Make sure you wear appropriate loose comfortable clothing, take off tight clothing, waist belts, watches, rings, jewelry, tight shoelaces, body shape wear and tight shoes.
  • Anyone who is seeking peace, stillness and quietness in their heart and mind
Description

This course covers an introduction to the concepts of the traditional Chinese exercise system called Taiji Quan (Tai chi chuan) that millions of people practice in China and all around the world everyday.  Taiji is a martial art, and is also excellent for maintaining superior  body health.

Taiji has been practiced for thousands of years in China and is renowned for maintaining health and longevity. It has been a hidden secret and now the Western World is acknowledging its profound effects upon the human body and health.

In this course you will be introduced to a Traditional and some modified versions of the postures in the famous classical 24 posture Yang style Taiji form. It is easy and simple to learn and perform and require no prior knowledge of Taiji and it is suitable for everyone to practice.

Included in the course are instructional videos of each of the 24 postures in the Yang style Taiji form, at the end of the course there is a full practise of the form, so that you can follow along to help with your daily practice.

To learn this form it is advised to take half an hour each day focusing on one posture or video at a time and then slowly building up to a complete daily practice of 24 postures which takes about 15 minutes depending on how fast you move..

The course is structured with instructional video for each posture. There are safety and training guidelines included to help you get the most out of the course that explains the best and most efficient ways to practice.

This course will help you to create:

  • a peaceful mind
  • help you to relax
  • manage stress
  • maintain a high level of health
  • increase your longevity
  • be calm
  • sleep well
  • feel relaxed and free of tension in your body
  • make your life easier
  • understand more about your physical body
  • feel connected with yourself and things around you
  • and have a better quality of life

Thank you for joining me on my course, please send me feedback, ask me any questions and please write a review.

Cheers,

Pete C

Who is the target audience?
  • Men and women, boys and girl who have always wanted to try Taiji (Taichi)
  • Anybody who has anxiety and stressful lives
  • People who have over busy minds
  • People who are stressed and have little time for themselves
  • People who are sedentary and sitting at a desk for a long time
  • People with high or low blood pressure
  • People with insomnia
  • Anyone who is seeking peace, stillness and quietness in their heart and mind
  • People want to exercise all of their muscles, ligaments and tendons in their body and to increase their body health.
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Curriculum For This Course
92 Lectures
01:26:18
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Introduction to Taiji Quan
2 Lectures 04:54

What is Taiji Quan
02:32
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The History of Taiji Quan
2 Lectures 08:45
History of Taiji Quan
08:25

This lecture is on the history of Yang Lu Chan the father of Yang Style Taiji quan and a lineage diagram

Taiji Quan lineage Diagram
00:19
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Pre-Practise Health Precautions
1 Lecture 00:43

This lesson is a list of safety and health precautions before practising Taiji. Please read

Preview 00:43
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The Ten Taiji Quan Training Principles
1 Lecture 04:26

This lecture is on Yang Chen Fu's Ten Taiji Quan Essentials, which is one of the most widely used documents used today on the principles of Taiji Quan.

The Ten Taiji Quan Training Essentials
04:26

This is a quiz about the understanding of the 10 Taiji training essentials

The 10 Taiji Training Essentials Quiz
4 questions
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Practical lessons for the 24 posture Yang style Taiji Quan Form
84 Lectures 01:05:40

This is lesson demonstrates a Traditional Bow, which is a sign of respect and is preformed before commencing this Taiji form. It shows respect to Yourself, your Teacher, the Creator of the Taiji form you are practising, (In this case Yang Lu Chan), The place where you are training, Yin and Yang - Earth and Heaven, and lastly the Oneness or Dao (The source of all things)

Preview 00:52

This is lesson 1 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the west'.

Preview 01:30

This is lesson 2 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the west'.

Preview 00:48

This is lesson 3 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the north'.

Lesson 3. Holding the ball to the southwest.
00:34

This is lesson 4 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the forth part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane'.

Lesson 4. Parting wild horses mane to the north
00:44

This is lesson 5 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the west' for the second time.

Lesson 5. Holding the ball to the northeast for the 2nd time.
00:56

This is lesson 6 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the west' for the second time.

Lesson 6. Parting wild horses mane to the west for the 2nd time.
00:40

This is lesson 7 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a revision lesson of the six parts of the posture 'Parting wild horses mane to the west and north'.

Lesson 7. Revision Parting wild horses mane.
00:47

This is lesson 8 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'White Crane spreads its wings'.

Lesson 8. White crane spreads wings
00:53

This is lesson 9 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Brush knee to the left'

Lesson 9. Parry and prepare for brush knee on the left.
00:34

This is lesson 10 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Brush knee to the left'

Preview 00:39

This is lesson 11 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Brush knee to the right'

Lesson 11. Parry and prepare for brush knee on the right.
00:44

This is lesson 12 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Brush knee to the right'

Preview 00:31

This is lesson 13 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Brush knee to the left' for the second time

Lesson 13. Parry and prepare for brush knee on the left for the 2nd time.
00:42

This is lesson 14 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Brush knee to the left' for the second time.

Lesson 14. Brush knee on the left for the 2nd time.
00:33

This is lesson 15 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and is a revision lesson of the posture 'Brush knee to the left and right'

Lesson 15. Revision Brush knee.
00:41

This is lesson 16 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Play the lute'

Lesson 16. Play the lute
01:07

This is lesson 17 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the modified version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the south' for the first time.

Lesson 17. Repulse the monkey to the south (modified version).
01:13

This is lesson 18 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the modified version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the north' for the first time.

Lesson 18. Repulse the monkey to the north (modified version).
00:54

This is lesson 19 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the modified version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the south' for the second time.

Lesson 19. Repulse the monkey to the south for the 2nd time (modified version).
00:51

This is lesson 20 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the modified version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the north' for the second time.

Lesson 20. Repulse the monkey to the north for the 2nd time (modified version).
00:46

This is lesson 21 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and is a revision lesson the modified version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the north and south.

Lesson 21. Revision of Repulse the monkey (modified version).
00:57

This is lesson 21a in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the Traditional version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey on the right' for the first time.

Lesson 21a. Repulse the monkey on the right (Traditional version)
00:40

This is lesson 21b in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the Traditional version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey on the left' for the first time.

Preview 00:37

This is lesson 21c in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the Traditional version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey on the right' for the second time.

Lesson 21c. Repulse the monkey on the right for second time(Traditional version)
00:36

This is lesson 21d in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the Traditional version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey on the left' for the second time.

Lesson 21d. Repulse the monkey on the left for second time (Traditional version)
00:38

Lesson 21e. Holding the ball to the northeast for the 3rd (Traditional version)
00:37

This is lesson 21e in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and is a revision lesson the Traditional version of the posture 'Repulse the monkey to the right and left.

Lesson 21f. Revision lesson for posture Repulse the monkey on the right and left
01:45

This is lesson 22 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'. which is 'Holding a ball to the northeast for the third time'

Lesson 22. Holding the ball to the northeast for the 3rd time.
00:40

This is lesson 23 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'. which is 'Parting wild horses mane to the west'

Lesson 23. Parting wild horses mane to the west for the 3rd time
00:54

This is lesson 24 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the third part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'. which is 'Roll back and raise arms to the west'

Lesson 24. Roll back and raise arms to the west.
00:37

This is lesson 25 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the forth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'.

Preview 00:51

This is lesson 26 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fourth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'. which is 'Press to the west'

Lesson 26. Press to the west
00:28

This is lesson 27 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the sixth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'. which is 'Roll back and push to the west'

Lesson 27. Roll back and push to the west
00:41

This is lesson 28 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and is a revision lesson of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the west'.

Lesson 28. Revision Grasping Peacocks tail to the west
00:24

This is lesson 29 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'. which is 'Holding the ball to the northwest'.

Lesson 29. Holding the ball to the northwest
00:51

This is lesson 30 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'. which is 'Parting wild horses mane to the East'

Lesson 30. Parting wild horses mane to the east.
00:41

This is lesson 31 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the third part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'. which is 'Roll back and raise arms to the East'

Lesson 31. Roll back and raise arms to the east
00:40

This is lesson 32 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fourth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'.

Lesson 32. Grasping Peacocks tail to the east
00:37

This is lesson 33 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fifth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'. which is 'Press to the east'

Lesson 33. Press to the east
00:19

This is lesson 34 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the sixth part of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'. which is 'Roll back and push to the east'

Lesson 34. Roll back and push to the east
00:39

This is lesson 35 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and is a revision lesson of the posture 'Grasping a peacocks tail to the east'.

Lesson 35. Revision Grasping Peacocks tail to the east
00:43

This is lesson 36 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Single whip to the west'. which is 'Grasp arms prepare for single whip for the first time'

Lesson 36. Grasp arms prepare for single whip to the west for the first time
00:47

This is lesson 37 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Single whip to the west'. for the first time

Lesson 37. Single whip to the west for the first time
00:45

This is lesson 38 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first step of the posture 'Cloud hands'. 

Lesson 38. First step cloud hands
00:44

This is lesson 39 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second step of the posture 'Cloud hands'. 

Lesson 39. Second step cloud hands
00:31

This is lesson 40 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the third step of the posture 'Cloud hands'. 

Lesson 40. Third step cloud hands
00:31

This is lesson 41 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fourth step of the posture 'Cloud hands'. 

Lesson 41. Fourth step cloud hands
00:29

This is lesson 42 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fifth step of the posture 'Cloud hands'. 

Lesson 42. Fifth step cloud hands
00:27

This is lesson 43 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Single whip to the west' for the second time. which is 'Grasp arms prepare for single whip for the second time'

Lesson 43. Grasp arms prepare for single whip for the 2nd time.
00:40

This is lesson 44 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Single whip to the west'. for the second time

Preview 00:41

This is lesson 45 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form is a revision lesson of the postures 'Single whip to the west and Cloud hands'

Lesson 45. Revision Cloud hands
00:33

This is lesson 46 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Pat the high horse'.

Lesson 46. Pat the high horse
00:29

This is lesson 47 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the  posture 'Right heel kick' called Grasp hand kick to the knee.

Lesson 47. Grasp hand kick to the knee
00:47

This is lesson 48 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Right heel kick' called Abdominal (groin) kick to the northwest.

Lesson 48. Abdominal kick to the northeast.
00:42

This is lesson 49 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Boxing tiger ears', or sometimes called 'Double push to the ears' this first part is called 'Cross arms'.

Lesson 49. Cross arms
00:27

This is lesson 50 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Boxing tiger ears', or sometimes called 'Double push to the ears' this second part is called 'Boxing tiger ears'.

Lesson 50. Boxing tigers ears
00:34

This is lesson 51 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Left heel kick' also called Abdominal (groin) kick to the southeast.

Lesson 51. Abdominal kick to the southeast
01:17

This is lesson 52 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form is a revision lesson of the postures 'Right heel kick, boxing tigers ears and left heel kick'

Lesson 52. Revision of the three kicks
00:41

This is lesson 53 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a modified version of the posture 'Snake creeps down on the left'. 

Lesson 53. Snake creeps down on the left
00:36

This is lesson 54 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Golden cock stands on left leg' sometime called 'Golden Cockerel stands on one leg'. 

Lesson 54. Golden cock stands on left leg
00:26

This is lesson 55 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a modified version of the first part of the posture 'Snake creeps down on the right'. 

Lesson 55. Prepare for snake creeps down
00:27

This is lesson 56 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a modified version of the second part of the posture 'Snake creeps down on the right'. 

Lesson 56. Snake creeps down on the right
00:35

This is lesson 57 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Golden cock stands on right leg' sometime called 'Golden Cockerel stands on one leg'. 

Lesson 57. Golden cock stands on right leg
00:27

This is lesson 58 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form is a revision lesson of the postures 'Snake creeps down' and 'Golden cock stands on one leg'.

Lesson 58. Revision snake creeps down
00:38

This is lesson 58a in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a Traditional version of the posture 'Snake creeps down on the left'. 

Lesson 58a. Snake creeps down on the left (Traditional version)
00:49

This is lesson 58b in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates a Traditional version of the posture 'Snake creeps down on the right'. 

Lesson 58b. Snake creeps down on the right (Traditional version)
01:03

This is lesson 59 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Working with shuttles to the southeast' or sometimes called 'Fair lady weaves a shuttle' this first part is called 'Stepping to the northeast to hold a ball'

Lesson 59. Stepping to the northeast to hold a ball
00:46

This is lesson 60 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Working with shuttles' or sometimes called 'Fair lady weaves a shuttle' 

Preview 00:41

This is lesson 61 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture 'Working with shuttles to the northeast' or sometimes called 'Fair lady weaves a shuttle' this first part is called 'Stepping to the southeast to hold a ball'

Lesson 61. Stepping to the southeast to hold a ball
00:36

This is lesson 62 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture 'Working with shuttles to the northeast' or sometimes called 'Fair lady weaves a shuttle' 

Lesson 62. Working with shuttles to the northeast
00:37

This is lesson 63 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form is a revision lesson of the postures 'Working with shuttles'.

Lesson 63. Revision working with shuttles
00:28

This is lesson 64 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Needle at the bottom of the sea'. 

Lesson 64. Needle at the bottom of the sea
00:45

This is lesson 65 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the  posture 'Step forward to fan back or Fan through back'. 

Lesson 65. Step forward into fan back
00:39

This is lesson 66 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the first part of the posture called 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'. This first part is called 'Two hand parry and drag in'

Lesson 66. Two hand parry and drag in
00:46

This is lesson 67 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the second part of the posture called 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'. This second part is called 'Back hammer punch'

Lesson 67. Back hammer punch
00:37

This is lesson 68 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the third part of the posture called 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'. This third part is called 'Break inside wrist grab'

Lesson 68. Break inside wrist grab
00:30

This is lesson 69 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fourth part of the posture called 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'. This fourth part is called 'Punch to the southwest'

Lesson 69. Punch to the southwest
00:41

This is lesson 70 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the fifth part of the posture called 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'. This fifth part is called 'Break outside wrist grab roll back and push to the southwest

Lesson 70. Break outside wrist grab roll back and push to the southwest
00:47

This is lesson 71 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form is a revision lesson of the posture 'Turn body, block, parry and punch'.

Lesson 71. Revision two punches
00:19

This is lesson 72 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Two hand parry and inside throat grab sometimes called 'Apparent close up'.

Lesson 72. Two hand parry and inside throat grab
01:08

This is lesson 73 in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form and demonstrates the posture 'Closing of the form' sometimes called 'Cross hands'.

Lesson 73. Closing of the form
00:42

This is lesson demonstrates a closing Traditional Bow, which is a sign of respect and is preformed at the completion of the Taiji form. It shows respect to Yourself, your Teacher, the Creator of the Taiji form you are practising, (In this case Yang Lu Chan), The place where you are training, Yin and Yang - Earth and Heaven, and lastly the Oneness or Dao (The source of all things)

Lesson 74. Final Gung (Bow)
01:01

This last lesson in the 24 Posture Yang style Taiji Quan form demonstrates the entire Taiji form perform without stopping

Lesson 75. Complete Form
06:37
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About the Instructor
Peter Caughey
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PETER CAUGHEY

“My mission is to help people break free from limiting belief stories that stops them from living their true potential as a human being and, my gift as a Healer and Teacher is to help people discover the true essence of who they are and to live their life with abundant freedom.”


Hi I’m Peter Caughey, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 

Teacher & Writer.

I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the World to break free from these stories and I’ve discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as a human being. During my combined 25 years of teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have learnt about how to create a higher quality of health for people and how to break their limiting belief stories.

I have dedicated my life to helping people to have a higher level of health and I encourage them to see the World in a different way. A way that inspires them to enquirer into the possibilities of how they can have a more fulfilling and happier life with a flow on effect that benefits and helps others.

I didn’t start out this way as my background prior to healing was 16 years with the New Zealand Amy and 7 of those in the (SAS), New Zealand Special Forces. I loved the mental and physical discipline in the SAS. I became a weapons and explosives instructor, and an advanced medic. I also learned Hand to Hand combat and ended up teaching many different ways to incapacitate an opponent. Now I do exactly the opposite. I was a two packets of camel cigarettes a day man and could down a bottle of scotch in a sitting. I’m not saying this to impress you, I just want to share where I started, as I didn’t come from a background with an awareness around health or any spiritual wisdom about life.

 I became interested in Chinese Medicine at the age of 28 when I went to get my first acupuncture treatment for a long term neck injury from playing rugby. After the first treatment I felt incredible and I was amazed at how a few small needles could make me feel so good.


A bit more about Peter

Peter has a Bachelors of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and Diplomas in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Taiji Quan and Tuina from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which he received in 2001. He was a Tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM from 1999 – 2013, where he designed and taught the Qigong Diploma Course as well as teaching Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong principles, theory and techniques. He currently serves as a member on the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.

Peter has been running Taiji Retreats for over 17 years, based on Traditional Chinese Monastery philosophies and teaching weekly Qigong and Taiji classes for the same number of years. Making his teachings available to as many people as possible, he has online courses teaching Qigong exercise systems, Reflexology and Qigong and TCM courses for specific conditions such as Insomnia, Stress, and how to quiet a busy mind.   He runs Qigong Teacher Trainings Courses, Acupressure and Reflexology courses as well as  Medical Qigong Workshops and TCM Health Retreats around the World.

Trained in Traditional and Classical Taiji styles such as Chen styles, Yang style, Wu style and Sun style. Peter also instructs 13 different Qigong styles, which include Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Dao Yin, Zhan Zhuang Gong and Lao Tzu Shao Dan.

 Before Peter found what he believes is his true purpose in life of healing and helping others, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Defence Forces and during his service he served seven of these years in the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSAS) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander.

He is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves travelling the Globe with his wife  and baby boy, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and their country. He now resides in Bali, Indonesia.