Medical QiGong

Medical Qigong for Beginners and Improvers with Tony Walsh
Friday 6 March, 8pm to Sunday 8 March, 1pm

Practiced in China by young and old alike for over one thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative awareness invigorates our natural healing ability bringing an enhanced experience of wellbeing and physical fitness.

Dao Yin Bao Jian Gong Renowned in China for being remarkably effective as a comprehensive Qigong for prevention and treatment of common illnesses with 8 simple movements, this most popular form of Qigong is easy to learn yet offers a powerful system to develop good health, vitality and longevity.

Complimenting and supporting other systems of personal healthcare such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation etc., this course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Nourishing Life, Yangsheng in Chinese, is the basis for understanding Dao Yin Yangsheng Gong or Medical Qigong. Simple yet innately powerful it works
through our engagement with daily life, bringing good energy, humour and natural courage.


The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

Unfortunately this event is now fully booked but we do keep a waiting list for cancellations. If you would like to join our list please email us on

Fee €240
Concession €185

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact
(2) you can avail of a concession only if you stay in the hostel or share a room in a cottage or the Care Centre with your friend/partner, or stay off site.

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email to request assistance from our retreat fund or to discuss flexible payment options.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.

Unfortunately the event is already booked out!

Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032

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Tony Walsh
Tony WalshQiGong Teacher
I was first introduced to Yangsheng when I started qigong practice in
1974, and this in turn led me to take up meditation in the following year. Also,
in 1974 I learned how to cook natural wholefoods through macrobiotic cookery
classes and following this I took up shiatsu Massage which led to my interest in
traditional chinese medicine (TCM).
Whilst it felt to me like I was already familiar with this approach to wellbeing,
sadly it was obvious that this holistic understanding was underdeveloped and
misunderstood in western culture. So in 1975 a group of us started the first
natural wholefood restaurant and shop in Ireland in Crow Street, Dublin called
The Golden Dawn. We also founded the East West Centre where we facilitated
visiting teachers and gave classes and courses on : The Nutritional Benefits of
Wholefoods, Natural Foods Cookery, Do-in, (Japanese Dao Yin Qigong) Yoga,
Meditation, Tai Chi, Aiedo, Aikido, Dowsing and Shiatsu Massage.
We were quite successful and received a lot of publicity, appearing on T.V. and
being interviewed on radio and in the newspapers. We closed in 1982 because
of the recession.
I continued to study acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland
until I qualified in 1989 and subsequently did my clinicals in The Institute of
Acupuncture in Colombo South, Govt. General Hospital, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka.
Over the period 1982 to 1999 I continued to study and practice qigong,
meditation and hatha yoga whilst doing voluntary work and giving classes and
courses. I interspersed this with regular retreats in the various disciplines in
Ireland, U.K., France, India, Sikkim and Nepal.
At the beginning of 1999 I began a Post-graduate Medical Herbalist course in
Milltown College with the Acupuncture Foundation and qualified in 2001,
completing my clinical experience in Nanjing University Hospitals in Nanjing,
I completed a two year Training Course in Wild Goose (Da Yan) Medical Qigong
in 2015 with the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine U.K. Following this I also
completed a two year Teacher Training Course which covers Classical Medical
Qigong forms with the Qigong Teachers Association U.K. in 2017.