Baduanjin Qigong and Chinese self-care techniques

Course objectives

To learn an efficient and easy-learnt traditional Chinese exercise for daily self-care: Baduanjin Qigong. During this course, you will also learn useful and easy-used traditional Chinese techniques to tackle chronic symptoms that have troubled you daily, for instance, sleeping problems, constipation. Moreover, we will share a useful technique tip with you in each lesson to get rid of annoying frequent "small" problems, for example, hair loss, low fever due to catching cold etc.

To whom

This course will be in English and it is perfect for all ages and no previous knowledge is required.

As everyone is unique there is no single piece of food or excise that is suitable for all people. Traditional Chinese self-care techniques have a brilliant history for over 4000 years. Its fundamental philosophy on better well-being is based on taking good care of own health by doing suitable things at the right time for her/him (e.g., how to rest and exercise, what to choose to eat/drink etc).


Mentioned in several encyclopaedias originating from the Song dynasty (around the year of 1150), Baduanjin Qigong firmly helps to improve your heath physically and mentally if you practice it for about 10-15 minutes per day. It has eight sections that can be practiced in either indoors or outdoors.

Numerous modern scientific empirical studies have proved that Baduanjin Qigong has significant positive effects on various health problems. For example, a review investigation (Zou et al., 2018) summaries 22 empirical studies and illustrates that Baduanjin is effective as an adjunctive rehabilitation method for improving cognitive functions in addition to psychological and physiological parameters among different age groups and various clinical populations (e.g., Parkinson's disease, chronic neck pain, chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness, psychological illness). In this course, we will particularly focus on integrating breathing techniques with soft and slow movements of Baduanjin Qigong following the Taoism traditions in Wudang Mountains.

About the instructor

Shupin Li (PhD) is from Guangzhou (China) where local people very often use traditional self-care techniques to tackle chromic symptoms in daily lives. Shupin is experienced and enthusiastic to learn and use these techniques. She has practiced Baduanjin Qigong for more than ten years and she has been a full-time teacher in China for two years. In addition, she started to learn different recipes of Cantonese herbal soup for self-care depending on the weather since she was a teenager. She is now studying acupuncture with Qigong from a traditional Chinese medicine expert who has been working as an acupuncturist in Switzerland and Japan for a few years. Shupin is currently a post-doc researcher in a Finnish University in the field of educational science. She is also a freelance data analyst for a human resource consultancy in Helsinki.

Course structure and time

  • Number of course sessions: 5 (16:30-17:30 on every Sunday of Oct. 2021: 3.10., 10.10., 17.10., 24.10., 31.10.)
  • Time period per session: 60 minutes
  • Teaching mode: Face-to-face
  • Dress for participants: loose and comfortable; Indoor socks (NOT slippery on the floor) are recommended (Bring your yoga mat if you have one. In case you don't, there are mats available to borrow.)

Price: 150€ including the 5 hour course as described above

Private consulting sessions are additionally available to reserve for participants of this course. Self-care techniques will be suggested for individual participants depending on their interests/needs to tackle some chronic symptoms (e.g., digestion problems, sleeping disorder and others) on daily basis. The sessions could be organized online or face-to-face. Contact Shupin through email or WhatsApp for the duration and price of your sessions or just for a chat. (Private sessions' times and prices agreed directly with the teacher.)

SILTA JOOGA PILATES reserves the right to changes.

Please take care of your own insurance, SILTA is not responsible in case you hurt yourself on the course. SILTA is not responsible for the advise the teacher gives to you. 

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Please confirm your spot by buying the prepaid card from the link below. After the purchase there is no refund but you can transfer your spot to a friend if you can't attend. You will get the more accurate course description after the purchase.