Chi Kung Foundations

Chi Kung Foundations Course
with Sifu Thomas

Nine Weeks from 17th October 2024

Would you like to learn Chi Kung
in the Tradition of the Masters,
from a teacher with over 27 years of expertise
in teaching this art?

The Foundations Course

Learn from the comfort of your home.

From Sifu Thomas, a teacher in the tradition of the Masters for over 27 years.

Get direct feed-back and answers to your questions.

Take your internal energy and power to new heights.

In a course that has been refined over a quarter of a century.

Welcome to your Chi Kung Foundations course via Zoom!

Stephanie Burkart

At first I was quite skeptical because I had already tried several other energy systems to no avail.

Looking back, I’m glad I gave Chi Kung a chance.

After a few weeks in the foundations course, I was totally surprised how much benefit I get from Chi Kung.

Now I don’t want to be without it anymore. I’ve found the missing piece in my life.

Stephanie Burkart, Musician and Health Practitioner, Gau-Algesheim, Germany

Bonus #1
Lesson with Master Lam

For several decades now, Master Lam has been graciously helping Sifu Thomas to learn and teach the art of Chi Kung.

In December, Master Lam will teach one hour of the Foundation Course that Sifu Thomas has been offering every year since 1997.

Master Lam has dedicated his life to strengthening and healing human energy. He is the successful author of many groundbreaking books and the TV series “Stand Still – Be Fit!”

Master Lam in Jiǔzhàigōu, Sìchuān
Master Lam in Jiǔzhàigōu, Sìchuān
Michael de Campos

Master Lam succeeds time and again in ensuring that all participants discover something new and valuable – no matter how long they’ve been practicing.

Michael de Campos, HR manager, Munich, Germany

Bonus #2
Coaching Session with Sifu Thomas

In addition to the lessons and practicing together with the group, the foundational course includes an individual coaching session.

This one-on-one Zoom meeting is a great opportunity to deepen your practice and to discuss any Chi Kung topics for which you need clarification.

Sifu Thomas
Sifu Thomas

Sifu Thomas is a wonderful teacher,
clear and radiant.

Richard Levine, writer, director, actor and producer,
Los Angeles, California

Bonus #3
Metal Shi-Li to strengthen your lungs​

In the “Movements of Power” course, Sifu Thomas is teaching an advanced Chi Kung exercise to strengthen the lungs: Metal Shi Li.

The feedback was very positive.

For example, in one case, Metal Shi Li was instrumental in restoring full lung function. The lungs had been compromised by Covid-19 disease.

Although the pandemic is not as dangerous as it was in the early years, this particularly effective exercise is still of great importance, as the lungs are an essential element of our well-being.

Therefore, Sifu Thomas will teach Metal Shi Li in the Foundations Course as well.

Metal for the Lung
Metal for the Lung
Erik Olsen

Through Sifu Thomas’ training, sessions, and with regular practice of Chi Kung, I feel like my practice has truly deepened and reached a much higher level.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve suffered from chronic allergies and sinusitis.

Now, I don’t have these health issues anymore.

I wake up each morning being able to breathe freely.

Erik Olson Fernandez, Union Representative for Teachers, Sonoma County, California, USA

Bonus #4
Extra Session with Claudia

The Foundations Course provides a solid basis of Chi Kung in the Tradition of the Masters in eight lessons.

As an advance Christmas bonus, Claudia, a long-time student, will teach an additional ninth hour.

Claudia has already represented Sifu Thomas on several occasions, and the feedback has been excellent each time.

On the “Voices Of Our Students” page you’ll find a short video in which Claudia talks about her experience with Chi Kung.

Claudia Schmotz
Claudia Schmotz

Chi Kung Training via Zoom

When the Corona crisis began in March 2020, Sifu Thomas looked for ways to maintain the Chi Kung training for the local students. In mid-April, 2020, the first training via Zoom took place.

It turned out that teaching via Zoom is working surprisingly well – particularly for the Chi Kung practices of Zhan Zhuang and Ba Duan Jin.

Most people find it easier to train together in a group of like-minded people, rather than practicing alone. And it’s also more fun.

Based on these good experiences, we like to invite you to join the Foundations Chi Kung Course via Zoom.

In the 8+1 hours of this course, you will learn basic positions of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and the first 4 exercises of Ba Duan Jin.

Sifu Thomas
Sifu Thomas

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Chi Kung Foundations Course last year.

Sifu Thomas has a calming and joyful presence and he is very generous with his teaching.

He managed to create a sense of community within the group even though we were joining online from different parts of the world.

I had already been practicing a few of the basic positions from reading Master Lam’s book, but I learned a lot of new information in the classes.

Taking this course has helped me fine tune and expand my practice.

Paula, Feldenkrais teacher, Charlotte, NC, USA

Zhan Zhuang: Standing like a tree

The art of Standing Like A Tree has been practiced with great success over many centuries.

The carefully balanced positions stimulate the flow of Chi energy, boost our self-healing powers, and build inner strength and stamina.

Based on the good experience with teaching Chi Kung via Zoom, we invite you to experience this effective form of Chi Kung for yourself.

Click here to learn more about Zhan Zhuang

Tim Kahlhammer
Tim Kahlhammer

The practice harmonizes me on all levels und leads to ever more tranquility, strength and good health.

As more and more life keeps flowing into my body, I’m getting more and more in tune with life.

Brihas, Meditation teacher, Isen near Munich, Germany

Ba Duan Jin: The Eight Noble Exercises

In the Foundations Course, you’ll learn the first four of the Eight Brocade Exercises (Ba Duan Jin).

Similar to Zhan Zhuang (Standing like a Tree), also the Ba Duan Jin tradition goes back several centuries, and is very popular.

These exercises stretch and tone the body, and are very beneficial, especially for people with a sedentary lifestyle.

Click here to learn more about Ba Duan Jin

Oliver Haag
Oliver Haag
Ann Mc Fadden

What might look simple on the outside is really quite profound when experienced.

I appreciate Sifu Thomas’ teaching style, patience, and kindness, as well as the international online community he fosters.

Ann McFadden , Senior Construction Project Manager, Winona, MN, USA

Course Content
What you will learn

In the nine weeks of this course, you will learn all the basic positions of Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and the first four exercises of Ba Duan Jin.

Some fundamental aspects of Chi Kung theory, which is rooted in Chinese Medicine, will also be covered.

Hands-on training practice is the focus of this course.

And you can watch some exclusive historical film footage that will give you a deep insight into our living tradition.

The highlights of the course are:

  • The six fundamental Zhan Zhuang positions: Wu Chi + Five Elements
  • The first four Ba Duan Jin exercises in their basic form
  • The most common mistakes, and how to avoid them
  • The three most important points for self-correction
  • The energetic architecture of the body: Three Tan Tiens and three essential energy points

The course is held in English with translation into German.

After completing the course, you’ll have a core program to practice on your own and you’ll be ready for more advanced training.

As an accompanying book, we recommend the classic “The Way of Energy” by Master Lam.

Way of Energy
The Way of Energy
Gina and her Qigong Group

This art has changed my life in positive ways beyond words – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Jeanne (Gina) White, Qigong Practice Group Leader, Hernando, FL, USA

What’s Unique About This Course?

Decades of Unparalleled Expertise
Benefit from extensive decades-long teaching experience of Master Lam and Sifu Thomas, providing you with unmatched insights and mastery in the practice of Chi Kung.

Accessible Instructions
Experience a grounded and comprehensive teaching style that demystifies Chi Kung, making it accessible to practitioners of all levels.

Cultivating Positivity
Embrace a warm and joyful learning atmosphere, where our friendly approach fosters a positive and supportive environment for personal growth.

Real-Time Learning From The Comfort Of Your Home
Engage in live online sessions led by Master Lam and Sifu Thomas. No pre-recorded videos – only real-time, interactive classes ensuring a dynamic and tailored learning experience.

Thriving Community Connection
Join one of the most expansive Chi Kung communities, connecting with like-minded individuals from all walks of life who share a passion for well-being and self-discovery.

Survey Results from Previous Classes

Mentimeter Foundational Course (2)
Course evaluation
Student feedback on “Which words best describe your experience of the Chi Kung course?”

Registration and Technical Details

Fee and Registration

The price for the nine-week course including the lesson with Master Lam and the coaching session with Sifu Thomas is €145.00.

If you register by September 12, 2024, you will receive an early bird discount of €29.00. This reduces the price to €116.00.

We anticipate high demand and therefore kindly ask for an early registration. Please use the button below.

Subsequently, you’ll get a message with all the details on how to join the course.

Your 100% Guarantee

If you cancel before the start of the second lesson on October 24, payments already made will be reimbursed in full and without delay – no questions asked.

Technical Requirements

We’re using Zoom Meetings for our online classes. Zoom meetings are private video conferences where all participants can see each other.

Therefore, in order to respect privacy rights, recording of the video conferences in any form (audio, video) is not allowed.

To participate in the course via Zoom, it is recommended to install the Zoom software on a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop beforehand. Registration with Zoom is not required.

Access to a reliable internet connection should be available.

After signing-up, you will receive the Zoom dial-in data which you need to participate in the weekly classes.

Language and Start Time

The course is held in English with translation into German.

Each lesson will take about 60 minutes.

Please expect some classes to take up to 75 minutes due to the film footage which will be shown after the training.

We’ll meet every Thursday at 18:30 (6:30 pm) Central European Time (CET).If you’re outside of the CET time zone, please check the following link for your local start time:

Click here for the time zone converter

Participation at your own risk

Chi Kung exercises can be demanding and strenuous, depending on your physical condition.

By participating, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

Your health and well-being are our top priority. So please, if you have pre-existing medical conditions or injuries, or if you have any doubts or concerns, seek medical advice before participating in our classes.

Please click the link below to read the Chi Kung Health Advisory for more details.

Click here for the Chi Kung health advisory

Sign-Up for the Chi Kung Foundations Course

For members of the Chi Kung Academy, this course is free and no registration is required.

The registration process is handled by ThriveCart. Once completed, you’ll receive an email with all the details on how to join the course.

In addition to this email, you’ll also receive the Chi Kung newsletter, which you can unsubscribe at any time.

Alternatively, you can register for the course by sending an email to info@chi‑

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