Teacher: Level 5 Master Teacher

Jay McGough


Ni hao! I’m a dedicated Qigong practitioner and I’ve been teaching Qigong in classes, workshops, retreats and corporate events since 2003. I teach a wide range of Qigong forms and I’m also a certified Tai Chi instructor with 20 years of experience.

I’ve studied with Qigong Master Simon Blow for many years, including completing his certified Qigong Instructor Training retreats at the Sunnatarum Forest Monastery in Bundanoon, NSW.

In 2007 I travelled to China with Simon to study Guigen Qigong with Dr Xu Hongtao and received certification from the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong. During that trip, I studied Daoist meditation with Grand Master Cheng Zhen and was initiated into Dragon Gate Daoism at the Eternal Springs Monastery in Wuhan and given the name ‘Xin Jie’, meaning Genuine Purity.

Between December 2010 and December 2013, I hosted (and participated in) seven Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong retreats presented by Simon in North-East Victoria. In 2018 I successfully undertook Da Yan Instructor Training (1st and 2nd 64 movement sets) with Grandmaster Chen Chuan Gang in Wuhan, China.


My journey over the past 20 years has been one of embodying the healing arts and supporting others as they embark upon their healing journey. Qigong is the central element of my practice and sharing Qigong as a powerful practice for self-healing brings me great joy.

Meditation is also a key part of my practice, and it is included in all of my Qigong classes. I have studied meditation with several Master Teachers. I’m also a Reiki Master and a Shamanic Breathwork facilitator.


My local classes are in North-West Tasmania. I’m also very happy to travel anywhere in Australia to present Qigong workshops and retreats. Students who attend these events receive a demonstration video and comprehensive notes.

In addition to local classes, I have taught many Qigong workshops and retreats across Australia and in Bali. My very popular Bali Qigong Retreat ran annually for many years until 2019.  I am planning on returning to Bali to run a Qigong Retreat in mid-2023. I also run an annual Qigong Retreat at the iconic Cradle Mountain in my home state of Tasmania. The next retreat will be in September 2023.

I have a particular interest in teaching Qigong workshops to groups of Tai Chi students as I believe it provides balance to the practice of Tai Chi. Tai Chi teachers are welcome to contact me to talk about presenting a Qigong workshop to their students.