Since 1999 Qigong Master Simon Blow has been personally leading unique Study Tours to China. We visit China not only to view the beautiful scenery, but mainly to absorb the ancient wisdom and contact the Qi at the sacred mountains. Travelling with a smaller, dedicated group allows us to move more freely and make morning Qigong practice an enjoyable way to start each day. We study with Qigong Grand Masters, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Professors, Daoist Priests and Buddhist Monks and receive formal training and certification. These tours are designed for the true Qigong enthusiast wanting to go to the source and for those wanting to increase their understanding of Qi energy and tour a fascinating country.

All tours have an element of study combined with cultural activities and sightseeing. We visit Traditional Chinese Medicine hospitals and universities; temples and monasteries; we will meet Masters of traditional painting and calligraphy and be entertained by local choir and music groups. We explore the countryside visiting the sacred mountains, following the ancient tradition practices. As we meditate together here with Grand Masters. The Qi will always be with you.

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Climbing the Great Wall, feeling the energy at the temples and meeting the masters made for a perfect balance of tourism and Qigong learning. Our small group was such a delight, filled with love, support and heaps of fun.
As Master Zhong (Purple Cloud Temple, Wudangsan) would describe ‘ a special bond

Ruth Mustey 2000

The 1999 tour with Simon Blow was by far the best of my three China tours led by Qigong masters. It had a more dedicated focus on meeting Qigong Masters who were happy to share their techniques. Simon provided a tour schedule that created more free time so we could also get
a feel for local culture and lifestyle either together or individually

Peter Bagby 1999

My sincere gratitude goes to Master Simon Blow for making this journey possible.
A short pilgrimage that has deepened my feelings for China and its people, a deeper understanding and appreciation for the magical gifts of Qigong. The whole experience was heart opening and enriching in all areas of my being – spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. Although every aspect of the tour was professionally provided with excellence, there are two things that will remain in my heart; they are the soul and essence of the people and Mt Wudang. The splendor and magical spirit of the mountain remains in my consciousness and presence. I find myself often returning back to Mt Wudang.
My qigong practice is forever enriched!! I continue this path towards natural harmony and the cultivation of nothingness, the true essence of the Universe and our existence.
It was great to travel with like minded people to share this experience. I’m thankful for all the love, laughter and fun they’ve brought into my life while we were away. I hope our worlds will collide once again

Jemma Rivera, Qigong/Yoga teacher, Sydney, Australia, April 2005

Dear Simon, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my trip to China with your group. I found it extremely balanced journey. WE had Qigong and meditation practice for part of the day and then forays into the ancient culture through visits to historic palaces and temples as well as demonstrations of traditional arts of silk making, closeness and jade factories. I loved every minute of it. I was particularly impressed with the flexibility you had built into the program which allowed us to follow our own interests and the care shown in enabling us to get the maxi um benefit out of our journey

Willie Beattie, artist and Qigong enthusiast, Alice Springs NT Australia, April 2006

 

Future China Qigong Tours All tours are personally led by Qigong Master Simon Blow

Qigong, pronounced Chi-Gung, is one of the great treasures of Chinese culture and a component of the holistic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its origins can be traced for over five thousand years through the Daoist Tradition. Other healing arts from this tradition include acupuncture, feng shui, herbal medicine and therapeutic massage.
These unique tours of 10 to 20 people aim to take you to the source of these ancient healing arts, to the places where they were developed over thousands of years and are still practiced today.

Together with our tour partners YBL Travel and Tours in Melbourne and Cultural Interchange Beijing in China, we have created a tour package including return air fare visa application fee, all transfers and transport in China, twin-share accommodation in good quality hotels, three meals per day, entry to attractions, Qigong training and certification and much more.
People from all over Australia, the US, UK and Europe, from all walks of life have gained knowledge about this ancient culture and helped improve their understanding and quality of life.
Mr Jing Zhang from Cultural interchange Beijing has arranged our tours for many years and has become a good friend and is my Daoist brother. He picks us up at the airport, personally guiding us through China. We meet his friends and family giving us a unique insight to this fascinating country. He makes our journey very smooth, saying goodbye at the airport, until the next time we visit.

 

Wednesday 2nd  to Friday 18th  May 2018

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Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong is a classic and historical Qigong practise dating from the Jin Dynasty 1700 years ago.
It’s healing and spiritual legacy has been passed down though many generations. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Wuhan, China and receive direct instruction and guidance from Grand Master Chen Chuan Gang the 28th Linage holder. We fly directly into Wuhan which is a large ancient city on the banks of the Yangtze River in Hubei province, it will be spring time and there are many beautiful parks were we can practise our Qigong with the Grand Master and his students. We will visit the Daoist Eternal Spring Monastery and many other local attractions.

A pre-requisite to join this training tour is a good sound knowledge of the 1st 64 movement Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong, as we will receive training and instruction in the 2nd 64 movement set. We will also practise the 1st 64 and other Da Yan Qigong cultivation techniques under direct guidance of the Grand Master.

Another highlight of this training tour is a trip to Wudang Mountain; Wudangshan is one of the sacred Daoist Mountains of China and has a very special energy. We have been fortunate to visit this amazing place on many previous study tours.

In places we visit you will absorb the powerful Qi, practice Qigong and meet Grand Masters. This is a tour of a lifetime, please book your place early as there will be limited spaces available.

Total cost is $5200 which includes return airfare from Sydney flying China Eastern Airlines and visa application fee. All costs in China, including all transfers, travel, accommodation (twin-share in good hotels, single room supplement extra $700) three meals a day, tickets to attractions, Qigong training.

 

Wednesday 5th to Saturday 22nd September 2018

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These unique tours have an element of study combined with cultural activities and sightseeing, travelling with a smaller, dedicated group allows us to move more freely and make morning Qigong practice an enjoyable way to start each day. On the 2018 China Qigong study tour we will gain a deeper insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine energy cultivation practises at the Shanghai Qigong Research Institute. We will spend three days at the Institute studying an ancient Qigong practise called Liu He Gong (Six Unity Exercise) harmonising the Body, Breath and Mind, leading to the cultivation of Essence, Energy and Spirit.

 Our journey starts in the great city of Shanghai then we fly to the south west of China to Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Then on to Green City Mountain (Qing Cheng Shan) it’s a one hour walk up the mountain path to the Heavenly Masters Cave a Daoist Monastery nestled up in this beautiful natural green mountain. We will spend two nights here meditating and practising Qigong. There are many trails that lead to sacred healing areas and you will have time to explore on your own. You can sit beside the Clearing Heart Pool and the energy will be cleansed and invigorated. Sichuan Province is the home of the Panda; we will also visit a Panda Reserve

 We travel by overnight train to Xian, the ancient capital from the Tang dynasty, here we see the famous Terracotta Army as they guard the First Emperor. Then we arrive in Beijing the ancient capital of the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as the current government. Visit the Forbidden City the largest Imperial Palace every built, see the Great Wall and peer into history as you follow with your eyes the Great Wall disappearing into the distant peaks.

In places we visit you will absorb the powerful Qi, practice Qigong and meet Grand Masters. This is a tour of a lifetime, please book your place early as there will be limited spaces available.

Total cost is $5200 which includes return airfare from Sydney flying China Eastern Airlines and visa application fee. All costs in China, including all transfers, travel, accommodation (twin-share in good hotels, single room supplement extra $700) three meals a day, tickets to attractions, Qigong training.

 

Wednesday 1st to Friday 17th  May 2019

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Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong is a classic and historical Qigong practise dating from the Jin Dynasty 1700 years ago.
It’s healing and spiritual legacy has been passed down though many generations. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Wuhan, China and receive direct instruction and guidance from Grand Master Chen Chuan Gang the 28th Linage holder. We fly directly into Wuhan which is a large ancient city on the banks of the Yangtze River in Hubei province, it will be spring time and there are many beautiful parks were we can practise our Qigong with the Grand Master and his students. We will visit the Daoist Eternal Spring Monastery and many other local attractions.

A pre-requisite to join this training tour is a good sound knowledge of the 1st 64 movement Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong, as we will receive training and instruction in the 2nd 64 movement set. We will also practise the 1st 64 and other Da Yan Qigong cultivation techniques under direct guidance of the Grand Master.

Another highlight of this training tour is a trip to Wudang Mountain; Wudangshan is one of the sacred Daoist Mountains of China and has a very special energy. We have been fortunate to visit this amazing place on many previous study tours.

In places we visit you will absorb the powerful Qi, practice Qigong and meet Grand Masters. This is a tour of a lifetime, please book your place early as there will be limited spaces available.

Total cost is $5200 which includes return airfare from Sydney flying China Eastern Airlines and visa application fee. All costs in China, including all transfers, travel, accommodation (twin-share in good hotels, single room supplement extra $700) three meals a day, tickets to attractions, Qigong training.

 

Wednesday 4th to Saturday 21st September 2019

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China is a very cultural diverse society with a long, proud history. This year’s tour we will spend time in the north of this amazing country in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous area. These tours have an element of study combined with cultural activities and sightseeing. Travelling with a smaller, dedicated group allows us to move more freely and make morning Qigong practice an enjoyable way to start each day.

On the September 2019 tour, we will gain a deeper insight into the Chinese health cultivation exercises at the Shanghai Qigong Research Institute. We will spend three days at the Institute studying an ancient Qigong practise called Liu He Gong (Six Unity Exercise) harmonising the Body, Breath and Mind, leading to the cultivation of Essence, Energy and Spirit.

Our journey starts in the great city of Shanghai then we fly to Huhehot the capital of Inner Mongolian, we have a home stay with a traditional family in a Yurt out on the Grasslands, visit the most sacred area in all of Mongolia, the Tomb of Genghis Khan. Also we will spend time at Wudangzhao which is the largest and best preserved Tibetan Lamasery in Inner Mongolia and see the Yungang Grottoes with its famous 7 metre caved Buddha. We will also spend time at the Daoist Monastery in Datong discussing ideas about life cultivation with the Daoist Masters

Our journey ends in Beijing as we gaze in wonderment at the Imperial Palace in all its glory, visit the Great Wall and peer into history as you follow with your eyes the Great Wall disappearing into the distant peaks. Beijing is a rapidly expanding city, maintaining elements of its ancient past and emerging future.

In places we visit you will absorb the powerful Qi, practice Qigong and meet Grand Masters. This is a tour of a lifetime, please book your place early as there will be limited spaces available.

 

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