Natural Movement Chi Kung

Auckland Chi Kung Workshops

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series. 

The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

DragonThe workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body's structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops is offered as four day intensives covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung. 

Each day will run from 10-5 and the last day 10-4 with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.


Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of 'Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment' and 'You are How you Move - Experiential Chi Kung'. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Dan Brierley

Dan lives and works mainly in London he is a principle teacher at the College of Elemental Chi Kung London. At the college he teaches Seminars and regular Evening Chi Kung Classes. He also teaches Weekend Workshops, Courses and Retreats in Britain and Europe. Dan has also been practicing Cranioscral Therapist since 2000 and currently practices in North and South London. He has developed a system of Integrated body work which brings together elements of his experience working with other forms of Therapy including Shiatsu, Massage, Thai Massage, Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Chi Kung.

Thalbert Allen

is Co-Founder and Director of the College of Elemental Chi Kung. He is a professional Shiatsu Practitioner, specialising in sports injuries, and Craniosacral Therapist. He teaches Tai Chi and Chi Kung in the UK and Europe. He has studied Chi Kung with a variety of teachers. He has a background in martial arts. He enjoys a light approach to the work. Thalbert's main aim is to try and demystify the work making the basic technology more accessible.


Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is NZ$600. The workshops are non-residential. 

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of NZ$5700. 

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The venue is the Soul Centre, 18 Huia Rd, Titirangi, Auckland

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.


Dianne on 09 4139806 or email

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Dates for the Workshop Series

Metal Forms
20-23 August 2015 (Ged Sumner)

Five Elements
8-11 October 2015 (Ged Sumner)

Central Channels 
February 2016 (Dan Brierley)

Dragon Forms
May 2016

Internal Alchemy 
August 2016

Internal and External Fields
November 2016

Water Forms
February 2017

Fire Forms
May 2017

Earth Forms
August 2017

Wood Forms
November 2017

Times 10-5pm