Teacher: Level 2

Penny Auburn


I began studying Tai Chi and Qigong in 1993 on the advice of an acupuncturist. I’ve always been interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and Taoist ideas about connecting with nature. I was looking for a general boost in my health, and for some help dealing with workplace stress and low energy. Training regularly was just the thing. It kept me in shape and as I’ve gradually moved to a greater emphasis on Qigong, I find the benefits increase as the years go by.


I began teaching Tai Chi through a Sydney academy in 1995 but felt a growing interest in Qigong. I kept learning Tai Chi for years but meanwhile took the opportunity to do Qigong workshops with different masters.

I discovered Sheng Zhen Moving Meditation back in 2002 and more recently found Simon Blow on Zoom during lockdown. I find Simon’s classes very inspiring and helpful, and I continue to attend his workshops when I can.

I was teaching for Osana medical centre in Narrabeen, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, when classes were down because of COVID. Before that, I taught for many years for organisations such as Northern Sydney Local Health District, Central Coast Local Health District, the ABC, Kuringai Council Healthy Outdoor Classes, Pittwater Palms Retirement Village, Bayview Gardens Retirement Living and St Joseph’s Church in Narrabeen, as well as my private classes.


Starting in February 2023 I’m returning to teaching in public venues. My first class will be a free weekly session for U3A on the Northern Beaches, Sydney. Newport Community Centre: Wednesdays at 2 pm.
These are the forms I teach: Shibashi, the Eight Pieces of Brocade, Liu He Gong and Guigen Qigong. Sheng Zhen Meditation forms including Healing 1, 2 and 3, Heart Mind as One, and The Heart of Spring.