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June 28 - July 21, 2024

Immerse yourself in the Ancient Wisdom of Qi Gong:

Learn its principles and master its practices.
Experience the life-changing power of vital energy in just 23 days.
This training is easy to follow and accessible. 

Learn from Qi Gong Masters: Become a Level 1 Certified Forest Rock Qigong Teacher

This is a tertiary education level training based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong incorporating a modern perspective through the study of Neuroscience.

If you have been drawn to understand the intricacies of how Traditional Chinese Medicine works and how our energetic body functions, then this training is for you.

Both Master trainers are Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine and University level tutors sharing their combined 60 years of experience.

What to Expect in Forest Rock's
Level 1 Teacher Training

'Join me on a journey into your heart,
where you get to visit the real you.'
- Peter Caughey

I'm Peter Caughey, founder of the Forest Rock Taiji & Qigong School.

I'm a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an Acupuncturist, a Chinese medical Herbalist and a Medical Qi Gong and Tuina Practitioner.

I am also a Master of Qi Gong and Taiji (Tai Chi) and I have been training and teaching for 30 years.

Qi Gong is such a beautiful vehicle to bring your mind and body into the present moment and to have experiences of yourself as an energetic being. It takes you into your heart where you get to visit the real you. This can give you an opportunity to discover why you are here, alive on this planet and it may even give you a glimpse of your purpose in life.

You get to feel a deeper connection to other people and nature. When you walk around, you can feel that you are part of something bigger than yourself. This gives you the ability to look out into the world with different eyes, with clarity and a new sense of wonder. You will see the world very, very differently than you did before. You will see yourself in your life in a new way because of the newly found visions and expressions.

Chinese Medicine sees the physical body energetically and it has been studying for thousands of years how to bring the physical body and mind back into balance to restore harmony. I have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for 30 years and I am still mesmerised how accurate it is.

Qigong is an integral component of TCM. I teach Qigong exercises with the understanding of their TCM functions, not just the physical aspect of the exercises but with the deeper understanding of how the energy or Qi moves in the deep levels of the body and how it effects the homeostasis of the inner functioning and organs of the body. 

Come and join me for this Qigong Teacher Training. It will change your life and as you open up, you step through a different doorway in your life. 

You will get to look out into the world with very different eyes. You will get to bring more happiness into your life and will experience more joy by doing what you love in life. 

Live with passion and live your new life in your brand new world.

See you on the Training.

Much care,
Peter Caughey

Who is this Training for?

The Forest Rock Qigong approach is practical, enjoyable, easy-to-follow and is for anyone at any level of experience.

It begins at a level that anybody can grasp and as the course progresses, your understanding of the technical aspects of Qigong and the theoretical aspects of TCM will grow to a higher level.

The practices themselves are very accessible, you don’t have to be extremely flexible or have aerobic fitness to perform the movements.

You can join the training to increase the quality of your private practice and learn more about the technical TCM aspects of Qigong exercises, or you to learn to teach other people at a high level of understanding of Qigong in both the physical practices and the theoretical level.

Anyone can perform the Qigong systems taught during the training and they are ideal to teach people to help them de-stress and to get tension out of their bodies.

Qigong exercise are good for hyperactive children or to help the elderly with balance and longevity, they can be used for rehabilitation, or to maintain great health and you can share the knowledge you gain to help your family, friends and your children.

This training is taught at a University level equivalent to doing a Bachelors Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and this makes the training specifically suited for people that want to develop professionally. This training will give you a new skill at a high level for yourself or to teach.

The training is ideal for:

* Acupuncturists
* Professional Health providers
* Nutritionists
* Natural Medical specialists
* Experienced Yoga Teachers
* Physio Therapists
* Pilates teachers
* Reiki practitioners
* Body Workers
* Energy Healers

… who want to add another skill to their already existing skills set, or to teach and instruct a new skill at the same level they are already teaching other subjects.

What Will You Get From
This Training Overall?

Learn 4 Different Qi Gong Systems

  1. Heaven to Earth Qigong
  2. Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong
  3. 5 Element Qigong &
  4. Dao Yin Qigong

Learn 7 Different Sets Of Exercises

  1. Heaven to Earth Qigong
  2. Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong
  3. Five Element Qigong
  4. Dao Yin Opening & Closing Qigong
  5. Dao Yin Hypertension Qigong
  6. Dao Yin Insomnia Qigong
  7. Dao Yin Zang Fu Qigong

A Training Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Curriculum

An Introduction

  • History of Qi Gong and of the different Qi Gong systems that we will practice
  • Practice guidelines & safety precautions for Qi Gong
  • Medical & Clinical Applications for the 4 different Qi Gong systems
  • Get a deeper understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine


  • Experience the energy moving around the body
  • Learn how to have a new and different connection in your arms, legs and your physical form
  • Understand your purpose in life
  • Discover why you are here
  • Experience and develop a deeper connection with yourself, other people, nature and the world we live in

Neuro-Physiology & Anatomy of Qi Gong

  • Learn how to apply a neuroscience mindset to the Traditional Chinese Medical view of anatomy & physiology.
  • Learn how to use it in your personal Qi Gong practice, classes or clinic

TCM’s View On Nutrition

  • Learn about good eating habits and foods for the 5 Yin organs.

Teaching Qigong

Confidence in teaching is the biggest barrier in a new teacher’s journey. While not everyone who takes the Training will decide to be a teacher, you’ll leave feeling like you have something of immense value to share with the world.

  • Learn the 20 fundamentals of teaching
  • Learn how to create a class plan & conduct a practical Qigong lesson
  • How to start a successful Qigong business

Medical Qigong: Theory & Application

  • Understand how energetic blockages can cause disease
  • Musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis
  • Learn the medical applications of all the Qi Gong exercises taught in the training
  • Chinese Medical Anatomy of the Jing Lou System
  • Chinese Medical Physiology of the San Jiao System
  • Treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with Qigong (Applying the latest research)
  • Treatment of Central Nervous System with Qigong (Applying the latest research)

Learn the exercises of:

Dao Yin Zang Fu, Dao Yin Qigong for Insomnia & Hypertension, Yin Yang Theory, Five Element Theory, The 6 healing sounds for the 5 elements, The emotions associated with the 12 meridians, and more…

Weekly Breakdown & Summary

WEEK 1: 
Qigong Set: Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong System
Day Excursion: Celebrates the Water Element

Week 1 is about getting grounded and creating a solid foundation. Students will focus on learning how to relax as energy travels more efficiently in a relaxed body and how to ground the body to create more power. Students will be taught the details and precision of each of the postures and understand the mechanics of how the body moves. What you should know by the end of the week:

  • How to align yourself into the
    correct posture
  • The basics of Qigong structures
    and disciplines
  • The Qigong exercises medical
  • How to teach the Qigong
  • Practice Medical Qigong
  • Learnt TCM theory

Qigong Set: 5 Element Qigong System
Day Excursion: Celebrates the Earth Element

Week 2 is all about discovering the interconnectedness of the 5 Elements within the human being and how they effect the body’s energy, thoughts, emotions and wellbeing. 

Discover your personality traits and characteristics according to 5 Element Theory.

Qigong Set: Heaven to Earth Qigong System
Day Excursion: Celebrates the Fire Element

Students will go through a massive personal transformation in the first 2 weeks. Week 3 is all about integrating what was learnt into everyday life. It will focus on practical application of the Qigong information and experience and see how it manifests into our working life, in relationships and in all aspects of living in the modern world.

During this week, we will have a fascinating in-depth look into the Neuro-science behind the functioning of our physical and energetic body.

Week 3 is also about giving students a real-time teaching experience that will build confidence as they become a practicing Qigong teacher.

  • You will have learnt 3 different Qigong Systems to a level that you will be able to teach.

  • You will have learnt and been tested on your knowledge of the Qigong exercises medical applications.

  • You will have a deeper understanding of the Meridians in the body, their location, their functions and inter-relationships with each other.

  • You will have learnt how to create a functional lesson plans and delivery with confidence a 60-minute structured classes.

  • You will know the basic anatomy and Neuro-science of the body and how Qigong can aid in the structure and alignment. And how it can bring about changes to dysfunction and disharmonies in our bodies to bring back

    health and ultimately vitality.

  • You will know what qualities are found in an effective teachers.

  • You will have learnt the Forest Rock Qigong Monastery Exercises only for Forest Rock Monastery students to practice.

  • You will know how to go home and integrate yourself and be ready to take the next steps in your Qigong journey and possible career.

  • You will have guidance on how to set up a business as a Qigong Teacher.

  • You will have built self-confidence and self-assurance and you will see the world through different eyes. You will be stronger and you will have grown your perseverance, diligence and discipline. You will be different to how you were before the training and you will have a new sense of purpose.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Qigong Practice
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM TCM Lesson
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Health & Wellness Lessons
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch/ Free Time
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Qi Gong Practice
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM TCM Theory Lesson
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Medical Qi Gong Treatment & Practice
6:00 PM Dinner & Relaxation

Meet Your Teachers

The two lead teachers of this training are both Masters of their fields with over 60 years combined practice and study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong and Martial Arts.

Both were senior tutors at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and it is with their great care, wisdom, passion, humour and inspiration that they share their lifetime’s learnings on this training.

By having access to both during the training to ask them questions will take your learning and understanding to a deeper level.

Qi Gong Master Teacher
Peter Caughey – Main Facilitator

Founder of Forest Rock Qigong & The Forest Rock Qigong School, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Master of Taiji Quan & Qi Gong, Acupuncturist, Chinese Medical Herbalist, Medical Qi Gong and Tunia practitioner & published Author.

Creator of this 200-Hour Qigong Teacher Training is Taiji & Qigong Master Teacher Peter Caughey. As a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist he is the Founder of the Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong School. Pete C is an internationally renowned teacher and TCM Practitioner of 30 years.

He is the last known remaining teacher of the Jen Gee Dao Tai Kit Kuen Monastery School Principles and Philosophy, originally from Southern China.

In this Training, Peter has put his life’s experience of TCM, Acupuncture clinical studies, and his years of teaching Taiji and Qigong together to create an in-depth Curriculum to bring the understanding of TCM and Qigong to the western world.

Students have had profound life changing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experiences during these trainings while practicing the art of Qigong.

Peter Larking – Supporting Facilitator

Introducing our other main facilitator of the Training, Pete Larking. He is the only person qualified in the Southern Hemisphere to train others in Neuropuncture, which is the study of neuroscience and acupuncture. This is a new field and Pete L is one of its leaders, having taught bio medical sciences, neurological anatomy, Chinese Medical theory, Tuina, Qigong, Taiji quan and advanced acupuncture systems at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture for over 15 years. 

Alex Rowberry – Supporting Facilitator

My background is in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture combined with Chinese Medical Qi gong and Taiji. I studied at the New Zealand School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, completing a Health Science degree and Qi gong and Taiji Diploma.

I specialise in treating shingles. I have spent the last decade researching, treating and recording the best form of treatment Chinese Medicine can provide including herbal formulas and topical creams. As I had the painful pathology for many years and could not find adequate diagnosis or treatment, now I provide it.

My area of interest remains within fertility both male and female. I was lucky to complete an internship as part of my degree where I worked at a local hospital for 12 months treating pregnant women in crisis and learning about fertility from Chinese perspective. Now I apply this invaluable knowledge to my clinical practice. I will be teaching Five Elements level one theory, Male and Female Fertility and Shi Ba Shi, 5 Elements and Heaven to Earth Qigong systems.

I have been practicing Qi gong for nearly 10 years now and the impact on my daily life has been immense. It has changed who I am at the core, given my spiritual, emotional and physical strength beyond any form of training I have ever done. The most inspiring quality Qi gong gives me is peace. When I can find no peace in life what so ever. Because we do after all live in 2023, its busy its tough and it’s hard to focus. I turn to my practice. It gives me peace, clarity of mind and physical strength. I practice every day for at least 15 minutes mostly in the morning. Without this constant practice I know I would not be able to achieve what I do.

My favourite quote is:

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts. We make the world.” – Buddha

The Venue



The resort is located in Batuan, just south of Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali.

It’s a beautiful safe and sacred space surrounded by lovely gardens and the lush greenery of the jungle.

Alternative Accommodation Options


As the resort only offers a limited amount of rooms, we have collected a few other accommodation options for you to choose from depending on your budget. Please click the button below to download budget, middle and high-class price options.

About the Forest Rock
Qigong School

The Forest Rock Qigong School was established in 1999 by Peter Caughey who is the last remaining teacher of the Jen Gee Dao Tai Kit Kuen Monastery School Principles and Philosophy from Southern China.

The basic principle of the School’s philosophy is to live in harmony and contentment with ourselves, other people and with all aspects of nature.

The School’s mission is to maintain and teach the philosophy and physical practices handed down though the lineage of the Monastery School.

Through the Forest Rock Trust, we sponsor four children and a small village community in East Timor.

Learn more…

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Level 1 Forest Rock Qigong
Teacher Training

June 28 – July 21 2024 | Ubud, Bali

Single Room - SOLD OUT

$ 6070 US
  • Full Course (incl. Manual & Excursions)
  • Single Room Booking, 23 nights
  • Healthy Full Board Meals (2x daily)
    & Afternoon Teas
  • Deposit of $500 is not refundable

Course Only

$ 3658 US
  • Full Course (incl. Manual & Excursions)
  • Deposit of $500 is not refundable
  • Daily Lunch on site
  • Accommodation & Other Meals
    are NOT included


What's Included?


  • Afternoon tea on training days
  • 200hr Certification
  • 3x Online Qi Gong Training Courses
  • 3x Excursions & Lunch on Excursions

What's Not Included?

  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Additional Excursions
  • Entry Visa: Please make sure you know the visa and vaccine regulations from your country and airline. 

Travel & Visa

Indonesia, and Bali in particular, is very welcoming to visitors from all over the world. The Bali locals are very proud and excited to share their culture with you but there are still some (visa) steps to take care of before entering.

You can get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) that permits a stay of 30 days in Bali (including the day you land and the day you depart).

Note: You can get VOA at the airport or online

Upon arrival at the International terminal in Denpasar, you will be directed to Immigration officials where you will queue in, either the Visa On Arrival line (and purchase your visa for US$35 with cash or bank card), or directly in the second line to clear immigration.

 You must have a Valid Visa or Visa on Arrival (VOA). 

* Important *  If you are staying in Indonesia for more than 30 days then you need to contact the Indonesian embassy in your country before you arrive to apply for a 60 Day Tourist Visa.

If you get a Visa on Arrival then you will be limited to 30 days only, and if you go over the 30 days you will be fined for each day that you exceed the 30 days.

Here is a list of countries eligible for a VOA.

Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months remaining validity, from the date of your departure from Bali. You need to have a return flight ticket, or a one way ticket plus an outward journey from Bali. 

You can fill in the (electronic) customs declaration form before departure. Please use the following link:

Frequently Asked Questions

If you already have a healthcare degree, then you might find Qigong is a great complementary practice to have for yourself and your students or patients.

Anyone can join the training but it is recommended that you’ve had some experience with a Qigong or Taiji teacher in person.

FROM ONLINE, PLEASE CHECK: As Qigong is a gentle form of exercise, anyone can join the training and it is recommended that you join as soon as possible so you can start learning and practicing the three main Qigong systems taught during the QTT. (You will have access to these courses when you sign up so you can practice before the course starts).

Teaching is the best way to learn and to deepen your practice and connection. It shifts the internal focus of your individual practice out into the external and gives you a sense of how your own energy and technique are truly manifesting through you.

Yes, many of our students take the training just to deepen their practice.

Qigong is a gentle form of exercise and you don’t need any prior experience of Qigong to be able to attend. It is recommended that you are in reasonably good health as you will be practicing physical exercises.

Yes, the training can be broken into monthly payments.

You must be at least 18 years old to take the training. There is no maximum age limit.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. 

This is entirely up to you. If you are travelling long distances, you may want to allow some extra time to get settled in. Also, please consider any Visa restrictions.

You must have travel insurance to attend and it is recommended that you are comprehensively insured to cover all costs and consequences of medical treatment, repatriation, damage/theft/loss of personal belongings, recovery of course fees and flights booked in the event of cancellation or early departure.

In the case of minor illnesses or injuries, there are a few medical clinics in the local Ubud area and several international clinics closer to the airport. These clinics typically do not accept insurance (though you may be reimbursed through your insurance provider) and are relatively inexpensive. If situations require extreme medical emergency care, patients are evacuated to Singapore. Due to significant cost evacuation care, it is advisable to check this coverage is included on your medical plan.

There will be scheduled free time each week. However, because this is a 200 hour training and we have a lot to cover, there won’t be large amounts of it.

Fresh healthy vegetarian and vegan food.

While there will be plenty of time for rest and integration, the training can be a very consuming experience. For that reason, we recommend that you bring everything you need with you.

Also pack comfortable hiking shoes (trainers are fine) and clothes for a mountain hike.

It can get cooler in the evenings in Ubud so you will need some long sleeve pants and tops like warm hoodies and tracksuit pants.

We suggest packing:

  • Comfortable clothes for practicing Qigong
  • Warm clothes, it gets cool in the evenings 
  • Pool necessities, including swimsuit & sunscreen
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Toiletries, including natural mosquito repellent
    It will be provided in the training shala and during all class and activities
  • Any special medications
  • Class notebook, personal journal, pens
  • Electric adapter (two round pins, 220 volt)
  • Refillable water bottle

Hear From Our Students

Erika Eden

“Words can hardly convey the konwledge and skills you will gain from this Qigong Teacher Training.

Open and allow, and you will gain value far beyond just teaching skills; your life will shift and grow magnificently!”

Walter Askins

“This course is much more than Qigong. it is the creation of a community of people coming together to learn and create friendships that could last a lifetime. In a lot of online courses based on Qigong, it is all about the movement, the exercise.

In this course it is about people. People learning about Qigong to help people.”

Dave Hoyle

“It has been a privilege to study with Pete. I’m experiencing myself very differently to how I was 9 weeks ago. Thai massage is my everyday and the way I’m experiencing my work and the way I’m connecting to my clients, experiencing another system and being able to read that, has developed so much.”

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