Welcome to BHQA!

British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) is regarded by many Qigong enthusiasts, and a great number of professional Health Qigong instructors as the highest authority for Health Qigong in the U.K.

BHQA is recognised and approved as an official body for "Health Qigong®" in the U.K. by the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) based in China, the world governing body for Health Qigong, with thousands of instructors in over 40 countries. BHQA has also been awarded by the IHQF a "5 star" member organisation accolade for its outstanding contribution in the U.K. and beyond.

Our organisational ethos is "Professionalism and Integrity". 

BHQA was founded in 2009, and is dedicated to "Health Qigong®" training and grading, as well as the development of the "Health Qigong®" system in the U.K. and beyond. In the last decade, BHQA has trained more than 200 Heath Qigong Instructors from the U.K., Europe, Israel, the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and Argentina. The BHQA Annual Instructor Course brings some of the most respected Qigong Masters in the world to the U.K. 

BHQA has an extensive global network of professional instructors who are actively promoting this great system to people from all walks of life. BHQA is also working in close partnership with the Chinese Health Qigong Association, Shanghai Sports University, Beijing Sports University, Liverpool University, many professional health organisations in the UK and Tai Chi teachers from diverse linages in an effort to promote healthy living, active life and physical and mental well-being in the wider community. 

Representing the U.K. on the international stage, BHQA regularly send teams to attend international events such as the 2009 international Health Qigong Festival in Shanghai, 2019 World Health Qigong Tournament and Scientific Symposium in Melbourne, Australia as well as hosting the European Health Qigong Games and Scientific Symposium in London in 2018.

At BHQA, we offer a comprehensive high-quality educational programme that is suitable for all levels of enthusiasts, including:

  • workshops and seminars conducted by reputable master trainers all over the UK;
  • certified Health Qigong Instructor courses for Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts, sport and exercise professionals as well as health workers and specialists within the medical field;
  • continued professional development and support to qualified instructors;
  • "Health Qigong®" programmes for NHS patients suffering from various medical conditions, including but not limited to; arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems and MS; and
  • study and exchange trips to China.

We welcome practitioners and enthusiasts of all levels to join us and become a part of our growing family. We offer associate membership, instructor membership as well as club membership.

Our Structure:

President - Master Faye (Li) Yip (MBA) Hon 7th Duan IHQF-

Master Faye is a highly respected Tai Chi and Qigong Master in the U.K. and Europe. A lineage bearer for Yang and Sun Style Tai Chi, she has taught for over 30 years extensively in the UK and in various countries in Europe, as well as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and China.

Master Faye is Vice Chairman of the International Health Qigong Federation and the co-founder of the Deyin Taijiquan Institute (International) as well as a member of supervisory penal to PHD degree research project at Life Science Institute, Liverpool University.


 Chairman - Master Tary Yip (MBA) 6th Duan IHQF

Master Tary is the Co-founder of Deyin Taijiquan Institute (International); President of the Sport association of the UK Chinese Business Federation; President of Wudang Wushu Association (UK), a Head Coach for the BCCMA National Tai Chi Team and a Chief Judge National Coach for Health Qigong Squad UK.

As a lineage bearer for traditional Yang and Sun Style Tai Chi and a leading Qigong Master in Europe, Master Tary travels extensively throughout Europe, Australia, the U.S.A., China to teach Tai Chi and Qigong. For over 30 years, he has taught thousands of enthusiasts helping them gain the numerous benefits of learning Tai Chi and Health Qigong.


Executive Committee members

Vicky Ahern-Hardiman

Dong Barraclough

Nicola G Day

Carol Gascoyne

Pete Hornby

Angela Howarth

Dennis Lee

Sam Ma


Diane Brindley


Jan Jackson 

Design Officer

Tim Edwards

Communication Officer

Rachel Davies

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