Shi Ba Shi (Eighteen Breaths Skills)

StartTime: Sun 24 July 2011 1:00pm
Location: Christchurch

Those of you who went to the NZRA AGM and conference last month may have been lucky enough to have attended Peter Larking's workshop on the Shi Ba Shi, or Eighteen Breaths Skills medical qigong.

This system includes movements for each meridian and organ system, and Peter teaches his patients the exercises appropriate for their TCM diagnosis so that they can practice them at home as part of their treatment. He also teaches qigong at the NZ School of Acupuncture and TCM in Wellington.

Peter has kindly offered to teach a workshop on the Shi Ba Shi in Christchurch for NZRA members and others who may be interested. This will take place as follows:

When?    Next Sunday 24th July, 1-4pm.

Where?    The sports hall at the Woolston Club, Hargood Street, Woolston.


The hall is located next to the boxing gym, across the carpark from the main building.

How much?     Only $40 for NZRA members ($60 for non-members).

Please pay NZRA before the workshop by direct credit

Account Number: 020160 0249606-000

giving 'Christchurch Qigong' as a reference, or by cheque.
Receipts will be issued.

The workshop will be recognised for 3 hours CPD. You may want to bring a drink and a snack with you for the break, but there are also food and coffee machines at the Woolston Club.

But wait, there's more!

Peter will also be teaching two public sessions on a simple set of qigong exercises that would be beneficial for people to do for themselves after a nasty aftershock. These are designed to be calming, and to nourish the affected organ systems. We will be encouraging our community clinic patients to attend these sessions, and you are most welcome to recommend them to patients, friends, etc. who are badly affected by the earthquakes. The idea is for people to attend both sessions to consolidate their learning, but either can be attended individually.

When?     Thurs 21st July and Sunday 24th July, both 9am-12 noon.

Where?     As above.

How much?    Just a gold coin donation please.


We are very grateful to Peter for giving us so much of his time while he is in Christchurch visiting family. If these workshops are a success we may be able to encourage him to come back again later in the year to teach us more.