MIdweek May Retreat for Active Age /qi gong May 2023

Greetings many of our classes have doubled in numbers as people realize they have to take more responsibility for there Mental and physical health. These retreats give a safe relaxed environment to learn and share with a group of like minded individuals the gentle approach to self healing .

Early Spring Qi Gong

Greetings to you all 

Update on classes and events for February .

The rhythm of energy is something we all look for and when we have it life seems to flow with more ease.

These practices are tools to help you find that balance within yourself


February Classes 

Tuesday Mornings,  Setu Center Clarinbridge,  10.00am – 11.00am 

Starting 7th,14th, 21st, 28th February .

This Class will be covering general qi gong basics, warm ups and Taoist meditation.

With self care, stretching and meditation to relax each area of the body and internal organs 

Drop in €12 

Tai Chi Classes

Thursdays,  Setu Center, Clarinbridge,  8.15pm – 9.00pm, 

This gentle form is suitable for beginners and is very effective exercise and wellness practice .

Tai Chi Form is a Moving Meditation and once learned is great as a daily practice.


COST €55

Drop In €12

Tai Chi Improvers 9.00 – 9.30 

Take an opportunity to get into the deeper learning and applications of Tai Chi dynamic fast moves and martial applications and push hands .

6 weeks both  classes €75 

Drop in both classes €15 

Qi Gong Meet Up.

Tea and Qi,      Setu Center, ClarinbridgeSaturday 25th, 2pm – 4pm

Training in the Syllabus of 8 Silk Brocade stretching and breathing practice  Taoist guided Meditation practice focused on nature and the elements and healing of our internal organs …

Cost  €20,  Booking Essential 

To book your place text or email and l will add you to the mailing list 

Payment can be made Revolut, PayPal or bank transfer.

086 3298392 

Qi Gong new year schedule 2023

Hello folks,Wishing You a happy new year in 2023 ..Thank you for the reply to the Xmas email always appreciate the feedback .ONLINE CLASSES

All classes are currently being held online via Zoom.  I will let you know when I have schedule in person classes in the future.

January 12th

Thursday 7pm – 7.30pm, Body Parts Qi Gong and Self Care .

This online class will be live and recorded a deep stretch through our various body part.

With self care stretching and meditation to relax each area . 

We will be focusing on:  Feet and Knees, Hips and  Lower Back, Chest and  Shoulders Neck , Wrists and Elbows, 

Relaxing the stomach and diaphragm and correcting our posture.


COST €50 

January 12th

Thursdays 7.45pm – 8.30pm,  PRIMORDIAL FORM  AND TONING January 12th

This gentle form is suitable for beginners and is very effective ceremony or energy balancing and clearing of your body and living space .

Primorial Form is a Moving Meditation and once learned is great as a daily practice.


COST €60 

Do both Thursday Classes for €85 january deal 

Saturday  21st January Online  10.00am – 11.30am  Breathe and Be,

 Morning workshop 

Take an opportunity to get into the New Year and let go of tension with this online breathing session.  

We will be going through the various energy centers in the body in depth to find the still space within. 

learn how to ground and open with breath and Focus .

Suitable for beginners 

Cost €20 

To book your place text or email and l will add you to the private group for zoom link.

Payment can be made Revolut, PayPal or bank transfer,  details at bottom of this email.

HOTEL RETREAT   Fri 3rd and Sat 4th February,  Connemara 

Join us on this journey of breath and movement in Clifden Station House Hotel, Connemara, Co Galway



Arrive from 3.00pm onwards,  

Dinner,  6.00pm

Gentle Evening Orientation and Meditation,  8.00pm  – 9.00pm 


Breakfast,  8.00am – 10.00am 

Exercise In Qi Gong Breath and Stretching Exercises,  10.30am – 12.30pm.

Free Time to explore Clifden and relax,  12.30pm onwards 

Tai Chi Posture, Essence and Exercise,  3.00pm – 5.00pm  

Dinner 6.30pm and relax for the evening.


Breakfast,  8.00am – 10.00am 

General Qi Gong and Tai Chi Session, we will re-cap on what we learned and you will have the opportunity to ask any final questions.  10.30am – 12.30pm.

Workshop Finish and Check Out of hotel rooms,  1.00pm

Retreat Includes:

Breakfast and 3 Course Evening Meals on both days.  Access to the pool and sauna area.  Guided practices and meditations supportive space over the weekend.


Single Room €475 

Shared Room €375 per person – if you would like a shared room do enquire as many people are happy to share for these retreat weekends.

Bookings to be made by Jan 21st.   €100 deposit secures your place.  

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Payments for classes or retreat deposits can be made in the following ways:

Revolut: 086 3298 392   


Bank Transfer:   Please contact me for bank details.


Qi Gong West

Recent Class Recording

In this class I am covering my new syllabus which incorporates elements of both Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Try it out for yourself and see how you get on

Samhain Qi Gong Greetings

Hello to you all,

Attached is a class I recently recorded. Its a breakdown of the new Class routine I’ve been teaching this autumn.

Follow along and practice: https://youtu.be/9Q89YMGghfs

I’m running a retreat for Active in Age group In Ennistymon, its open to the public and Retired Active Age group. If you are be interested drop me a line.

Take care and speak to you soon. Blessings Colin

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Do You want to be Healthy

Hi all.

Next term of classes . working on new syllabus .

Join us in Setu studio , Bungalow 2 directly across from swimming pool .

Tuesdays in person    Drop in €12 6 classes €55   Oct 18th -Nov 22nd ..

Qi gong flow with Colin .8.30 – 9.30 

This class has a small group and we are training Martial applications for end of class..

 benefits ,fitness and well being self defence .. All welcome .

Thursdays Online 

Hi all just a reminder class for general Qi Gong flow starts again

 . Cost 6 classes €55 

Many thanks to those of you who have been in touch ..

Thursdays,   8.00pm – 8.45pm,  Oct 20th – Nov 24th 

Cost  6 weeks €55 .

Chair Qi Gong is ongoing in Oranmore with Active in Age group.

You can join the class at €5 per week class once you register as a Member of Active in Age .

This brings many benefits and affordable events .

Try any class for free This October .

To register just drop me email.or text 086 3298392 .

Have a good weekend blessings Colin 

Autumn Qi Gong newsletter

This week is Autumn Equinox and in rhythm with the seasons I will hold a free event Sat morning 24th 9.30am on zoom .
Topic: Saturday Qi Gong Improvers

Meeting ID: 821 9123 6652
Passcode: SaturdayQi

The focus will be a ceremony and guided journey to see whats coming up to be let go of at this time, for example, let go of planned ideas and we will surrender to receive any guidance on the day.

Bring a pen and paper and be comfortable for 9.30 am .approx 45min – 1 hour .

New Course Begins Oct, Sat 1st – 8th -15th -22nd 

Ceremonial Qi Gong, Five Animals 

Online Event 10.00 am – 11.00

This Shamanic form is great for ceremony and healing of the emotions and once learned can be practiced on any occasion. 

It will give you a deeper knowledge of the organs and your energy system.

Suitable for beginners /intermediate.  Cost €40 

Discount available if you attending any other courses.

I am available for one to one healing therapies In Clarinbridge starting in Oct.  Get in touch for more info. 

  • Restorative healing for recovery and to re-build your energy system.
  • Hands on energy healing / intuition guidance opening of energy system.
  • Ceremony healing for deeper healing done with fire and intention in outdoor setting.

requires learning some basic Qi Gong.

New class schedule QI Gong Autumn 2022

Hi guys,

I hope you had a good summer. Life is always changing as with the seasons.


I have put something nice together over the Summer combining all my years training of Tai chi and Qi Gong and Meditation in one form.

Tai chi takes many years practice as does Taoist Meditation so I have made an integrated short form following the 8 silk brocade basics.

The form has elements of TAI CHI and incorporates Meditation in each Movement .

I have been using it in Daily practice and find it very good .


In Person Class,  

Tuesdays,  8.30pm – 9.30pm,  Setu, Clarinbridge 

Begins 6th Sep 

6 Weeks  €60,   Drop In €12

Online Class,

Thursdays,  8.00pm – 8.45 pm

Begins 8th September .

Recording will be available for a week to watch over via zoom link .

I will follow up with some in person and Online workshops in coming weeks .

Qi Gong West

Slovakia Qi Healing Trip


It is with great pleasure I return to Bratislava Slovakia since my last visit in 2020.  

I will be offering Healing Sessions and a Seminar during my visit in June  12 –  22 

June 2022.

For those of you who do not know me my name is Colin Dempsey and I am visiting from Ireland.

I was trained in Shaolin Qi Gong, along with martial arts, Tai Chi and and healing arts of Taoism and Shamanism .

My aim is to help people through long term or short term problems by bringing their energy into balance..  

When our energy is in balance we can flow with all of life, we can flow with the changes and be present with the challenges to ensure the optimum outcome for us and our loved ones.

I aim to create a safe space for people to open up and let go of their stress, worries, fears or whatever is holding them back in their life during sessions.

A healing session can restore energy to our body, bringing us more vitality and/or help us move through old emotional, physical or mental patterns occurring in our lives.

Each individual session has a time of sharing to see where the healing is needed and how best to help each person.

An openness to the healing helps but is not essential.

Some Tui na massage and energy healing through the hands is part of sessions.

Talking sessions and energy healing without massage are also available.

Each session is 1 hour and the cost is €70 

A longer session of 1 hour 30 min is also available on request and includes use of massage with oils,  Cost €85

Additional information on:  http://www.qigongwest.blog



Monday June 13th 12.00pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 14th,  10.00am – 8.00pm

Wednesday 15th,  10.00am – 8.00pm

Thursday 16th,  10.00am – 8.00pm

Friday 17th,  10.00am – 4.00pm 

Sessions can be booked by text or email. 

Send your name and preferred day and times to check availability.

Contact Colin on:  00353 86 3298392   OR   Email  dempsey.gao@gmail.com

Deposits can be sent on Revolut to 00353 8632 98392   or by  PayPal   dempsey.gao@gmail.com

An email or text before session to communicate any concerns is welcomed.

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A Group Workshop will be held on Saturday 18th  June in Ponteo Hotel, Rusovce,  

12.30 am  – 5.00 pm. 


12.30pm – 1.15pm,  Tai Chi Basics and Warm Ups,  Posture Correction Jam Jong 

1.30pm – 3pm,   Training in: Tai Chi,  KICKS,  Push Hands,  Applications and Form

3.30pm – 5pm,   Qi Gong Breathing,  Stretching and Self Healing Meditation  .

Afternoon Tai Chi Practice: € 25 

Evening Qi Gong Practice:  € 25

Attend the Full Day for  € 45 

Pre-payment for individual Practice required to reserve your place and deposit of €20 for Full Day training.   

To book a space contact Jan on:  0903958434,   payments by Revolut to 00353 8632 98392  or PayPal  dempsey.gao@gmail.com

For more information contact Colin on 00353 8632 98392  OR  EMAIL dempsey.gao@gmail.com

Qi Gong Sharing /Yin Yoga

Special qi gong class

Hi all.

I hope this email finds you well.we had a great session this morning and i wanted to share it with you .

For the coming term i will focus more on zoom  syllabus based events and in person events to go deeper in a given area .

 Updates to come soon on details and will be posted on qigongwest home websitre 

Our next in person event will be on April 9th in setu Center , Clarinbridge 

11 am – 1.00 pm cuppa and biscuit provided …

A workshop to bring more vitality in our daily life is the intention of the event if this resonates with you see u there .Cost €20 

Class recording Meeting Recording:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/NV6Fl4v6jhLEij-wTqixZTEl5B9KL7QeT9yksfWCwD3oU_URrVtNrSRtzYrlnjKP.SWe4NJF5647FVics

Access Passcode: qigong@123

This class massages and stretches each organ and leads you into the healing art of Spontaneous Qi Gong. 

The safety talk is at the end if you have big Trauma do listen to the last few minutes before training or contact me for a consultation .

Have a great rest of weekend and Enjoy the sunshine 


Qi Gong West

February 2022 Qi Gong schedule

Hi all just a reminder for upcoming classes

All classes are Online .

The two workshops are in person .




One Class Option:  Pay for one Term

Tuesday Evening Qi Gong €45

Thursday Evening Tai Chi,   €45

Saturday Morning Qi Gong and Meditation,   €50


Attend any 2  Classes for €75


Attend All 3 Classes for €100

Booking details below 

Receipts are available on request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact by email or telephone.

Class schedule 2022

Hello folks, Happy new year to you all

The next class term is now up and bookings can be made in the usual ways.  Please do not hesitate to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions.

The next term will be held over 6 weeks as follows:

Online ClassesAs usual classes will be recorded and you can watch the recording all week and is often downloadable .

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.



One Class Option:  Pay for one class:

Thursday Evening Tai Chi,   7.30 pm    €45

Saturday Morning Qi Gong and Meditation flow  10.00 am   €50If anyone wishes to have one to one session Online that is possible by booking phone or email…Classes will resume on Saturday the 8th for a term of 6 weeks .Tai chi and relaxation class will resume on Thursday the 13th for 6 week term also .

Attend Both Classes for €75

Qi Gong Zoom Classes

Hello folks,

The next class term is now up and bookings can be made in the usual ways.  Please do not hesitate to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions.

The next term will be held over 6 weeks as follows:

Online Classes:

Thursday Nights,   Tai Chi Class,  8pm – 8.45pm,  4th Nov – 9th Dec.  

Saturday Morning,  Qi Gong Class,  10am – 11am,  6th Nov – 11th Dec.

Both Thursday and Saturday’s classes will be a general approach including some breathing, grounding, stretching and meditation to quieten and soften the body and mind.

As usual classes will be recorded and you can watch the recording all week.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.



One Class Option:  Pay for one class:

Thursday Evening Tai Chi,   €45 

Saturday Morning Qi Gong and Meditation,   €50


Attend Both Classes for €75


To book any of the classes please use one of the following methods:

Paypal:       dempsey.gao@gmail.com   or   click on the link here: paypal.me/qigongwest

Revolut:    086 329 8392 or

Bank:         Details are available on request, please email to request.

Please confirm when payment is being made which classes you are paying for, email dempsey.gao@gmail.com to enable us send you the zoom link or add a note when making PayPal transfer.

Receipts are available on request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact by email or telephone.

Update Qi Gong October 2021

Greetings to you all .
A lot of changes for us all these past 2 years i hope you  were able to navigate the times with some trust.
As we begin to return to group activities I’m sure there is excitement and fear its good to sit with it and observe the internal adjustments .In Taoism it is said that any restriction leads to growth in new directions  or greater growth when opportunity opens up ..I saw this in my neighbours garden ,They kept for many years a bonsai tree one day they planted the tree outside .Within just a few years this Tree grew so fast into a Oak Tree normally a slow growing type of Tree .
I had to change jobs completely and work as a carpenter and general handy man in the locality along with being a father for the first time  i am still adjusting .
I am still quite committed to teach and will offer for October one weekly class Online .possibility of one more in November mid week.
Saturday Morning 10.00 am zoom .starting Saturday 9th . cost €35 4 classes .
Class will be recorded so u can watch all week  will be a general approach some breathing grounding stretching and Meditation to quiten the mind 
As things open up we can organize a retreat or workshop somewhere nice as well give the opportunity to unwind and ground with group energy again .

There are some groups returning in person its membership only so if you are part of these groups il see you. in person 

Qi Gong Online class testemonial

Thank you Colin, that was just beautiful. Great to bring the qi gong form together like that and the meditation was a wonderful treat. Thank you for remembering me and the others unable to join you this morning  – it was good to feel the support of the group even via the recording.

Heres a little gift to get into the rhythm of Spring time .


Here is a class recorded live on Tai chi and deep stretching .

Classes can be joined anytime or get in touch to find out about our upcoming courses.


Free Qi Gong class on you tube

HI Guys i have posted a few new classe on you tube they are live zoom classes recorded of each of the available online classes at qigongwest. We have 5 slightly different classes check out classes page for full details .


Tai Chi Form

Hi Guys at the end of each Online class we go through the movements of the Tai chi form along with some QI Gong breathing and deep stretching of the tendons .

Here is a breakdown step by step instruction video to help you learn the movements .

leave a comment of your thoughts below

Online Qi Gong Update

Qi Gong Classes Online schedule .

Hi folks,I hope your all safe, doing well and are looking forward to our move into Spring next Monday!
As it looks like the lockdown will be extended further I feel it important to do what I can to help the community and do what I can to help people and have decided to do this by continuing and offering the ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ classes throughout February for free.  This class is a wonderful opportunity to do a short exercise/stretch, refocus, set an intention, connect with other like minded people and I will also send the recording for the week for you to watch as often as you wish or if you miss the live class.
If you would like to join the February ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ class just send me an email and I will happily add you to the mailing list.I’ve attached a recording of this weeks class for you to try and get an idea of what we do during this class.

The weekly classes are continuing on in February as outlined below and you are very welcome to join any time.  Some experience is required for the Thursday night and Saturday morning classes however you can join the Friday morning and Tuesday evening classes if you have no or little experience.  If your unsure which class might suit you best send me a message or call me for a chat 086 3298 392.

 February 2021 Class Schedule 
 1st – 22nd Feb Monday’s 8.00am – 8.30am ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ Classes 
 5th  – 26th Feb Friday’s  10.00am – 11.00am Qi Gong Chair Exercises and Lifeforce Meditation Classes
 6th – 27th Feb Saturday’s 10.00am – 11.00am Saturday Improvers Qi Gong Practice 
 2nd  – 23rd Feb  Tuesday’s 7.00pm – 8.00pm Tai Chi and Deep Stretch Class
 4th  – 25th Feb Thursday’s 9.00pm – 9.40pm Gratitude and Healing Meditation, Qi Gong Form

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Free Wake Up, Shake Up class or the February Terms classes send me an email and we will arrange your registration.

Colin,Qi Gong West

Tai Chi TRaining tips

We are currently offering classes ,Personal training and video content Online .

Get in touch if u have any questions have a great weekend


A short video to help in understanding one of the basic principles of Qi Gong and how it relates to mental health. This particular pratice bringing our awareness to the present moment. Enjoy

Qi Gong for beginners

A great time to start your journey in Qi Gong, Learn the basic fundamentals in the comfort of your own home with our Online classes .

Your Mental health is in your hands get in touch for more info or questions .

Wake up Shake Up Qi Gong

We Will Be running this class live from next Monday the 11th January .

This class will be about setting and making clear Intentions for the year ahead .

The ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ classes are a morning practice designed to help us be more present for the day – to bring us into the present rather than being stuck in the past or worrying about the future.  We also set an intention for the day and the year ahead.  It is a great practice to waken the body and mind each morning, build a positive mental focus and increase physical and mental stamina in our daily lives. It can also help us gain clarity and let go of things that are bothering us and help us focus towards the positive changes and things we have and want in our lives.  – a chair is required for the meditative section of this class.

€5 euro per class drop a line if interested …

Qi Gong Daily practice

Heres a sample class for daily practice try it twice a week and you will get great results on improving your Health and well being . We love to hear back privately or publicly about your training experience .

New Year qI gONG

Happy Christmas everyone thank you for your participation we hope to see you again or hear form you about how you are progressing in your journey .

We are delighted to announce our new year schedule unfortunately all classes will be online for the foreseeable future .Its important to look after your Mental health during these challenging times .

I am available to help should you be uncertain if these classes are the right fit for you and happy discusss in more detail the benefits of Qi Gong practice .I believe if you have the patience to look inward these classes could give you solid grounding and peace of mind going through 2021.

Qi Gong Gift Voucher

Hi guys, we are delighted with the current online training programme and the results have been positive for all attendees.

Classes resume in January, as always we will be giving some free downloadable material to encourage daily practice as Qi Gong requires participation and effort as well as a safe space being created by your facilitator.

We are available to assist you choose the classes that are right for you.

If you wish to purchase a gift voucher it will give access to any of our new year classes or to have a One to One session through zoom in private training, healing or personal development.

Payments can be made by Bank Transfer, PayPal or Revolut.

BANK DETAILS are available on request. Contact us by email dempsey.gao@gmail.com

PAYPAL click this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile

REVOLUT: 086 329 8392

For enquiries call Colin on, 086 329 8392 or email, dempsey.gao@gmail.com

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Qi Gong, Winter Meditation

Some photos of Qi Gong by the lake in the area I live, there are many beautiful Nature places to visit. This is on Flaggy shore Burren, Co Clare .

It was pretty cold and we didn’t wait around for too long but I wanted to capture the winter light to share with you.

Winter is the season of slowing down and resting, going within and connecting within. As the winter sets in I have slowed down the rhythm in most of the online classes taking more time to go deep between movements, stretches and in the meditations allowing this natural external rhythm of the season to connect more deeply with our inner rhythm.

Have a nice weekend,


Qi Gong Online Class Schedule .

Hi Guys as Winter comes in the Energy really slows down .With some Online Classes you will get to feel this Energetic rhythm Naturally occur .I noticed it over the weekend less vital energy and a need to rest ,A nice peaceful place rests with you ,Its good to listen to our bodies.

In these gentle yet powerful Qi Gong practices learn to be your own Teacher and Healer .Since taking our classes Online we have been able to reach new people in far away places ,I hope to travel and Hold retreats in some of these places once lock down is over . In the meantime great to see you via zoom .

Q&A and Demonstrations Session

Hi folks, your very welcome to join me for this Q&A session this coming Thursday, 7.30pm – 8.15pm.
There will be discussion about the current classes and upcoming classes for the new term in January. There will also be short demonstrations of some of the various exercises, stretches and forms we do during each of the classes.

The session will be carried out on Zoom and you can use the following link to join us:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 884 5729 0653
Passcode: Health

Whether you are simply curious or already attending one of my classes and would like to hear more about another class you are very welcome to join us for this discussion evening.

Looking forward to seeing you online,

Heart Stretching and Energy Healing Meditation

This is basic way to heal and remove stress from the body and mind. In this set we are working particularly with the Heart Energy and physical heart,

The stretch activates the heart, pericardium, small intestine and thymus gland. The meditation guides our energy through intention to connect with and bring healing to the heart.

I really enjoy sharing these methods so people can learn to heal themselves and not have to rely on too much medicine or advice. I believe the body speaks to us in a intuitive voice and the more we slow down and connect the more we begin to hear what is needed by the body to heal.

I’m here if you have any questions. In the meantime keep smiling, all is well.



Testimonial from our Saturday morning Qi Gong Improvers Class

“Colin, thank you. Really enjoying classes and doing a little homework thanks to you. It’s good for me after almost 2 years of chemo, surgery and then radiology which finished a year ago. However residual stuff as a result and because lymph notes being removed, etc. Anyway, stretching seems to be the order of the day. The big boys don’t tell us all that. They do their job and congratulate us on how well “we” did. Enjoy the moment. Life is short.😷❤

– We provide results with our Qi Gong programme. This lady has only joined classes 2 weeks ago and as you can see is having huge benefits already. The video below will show you a sample of live classes.

Tai Chi Silk Reeling


Hello folks,

Just an update on ongoing courses and upcoming Beginners Tai Chi course beginning 13/10/2020.

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Our weekly Chair Exercise and Lifeforce Meditation classes and Saturday Qi Gong classes are ongoing and you can join at any time, just get in touch and we can organise you joining us.(some previous experience is required for Saturday’s Qi Gong classes)
FREE CLASSKeep scrolling down for the link to our Saturday morning class this week which you can access and try out for free.

TAI CHIWeekly Tai Chi classes for beginners on zoom begins Tuesday 13th October, 8.00pm-9.00pm.All are welcome to this beginners class with step by step instructions for beginners in Tai Chi.  We will also cover basic breathing and stretching of Qi Gong.  This class would also be suitable for anyone wishing to brush up on technique or get back into the practice.
Topics covered will include:
Tai Chi Essence,
Tai Chi Form,
Qi Gong Breathing and Warm Ups.
COST The 6 week term is €45
orwe have a special deal on at the moment if you would also like to attend the Friday morning Chair Exercise and Lifeforce Meditation Weekly Zoom Classes (5 weeks) you can attend both classes for €60!    (don’t forget if you can’t make the class live you will still receive the recording for the week!)
Please confirm when the payment is made which term(s) you are paying for and your contact email for us to send you the zoom link.
All classes will be recorded and you can watch and re-watch the class for the week. If you miss the class live you will still have access to the recording. Payments for classes are non-transferable.
Payments can be made through any of the following ways:Paypal: dempsey.gao@gmail.com or click on the link here: paypal.me/qigongwestRevolute: 086 329 8392 orBank: details available on request
Receipts are available on request.
You must download the Zoom app to access the classes and recordings.


Link to last weeks Saturday Qi Gong ClassTopic: Qi Gong Sat Morning Classes
Start Time : Sep 26, 2020 09:51 AM

Meeting Recording:

Access Passcode: Qigong#02 
   –  ENJOY!  –

I still have a few spots available for one to one sessions if you would like a more personal tuition or guidance on your practice or for personal programmes.

About Zoom Recordings:
Sessions are recorded for personal practice and review.
All group sessions are available for review and use for up to 7 days after the class.During group sessions all participants will be muted during the practices and if you would like to keep your video screen off you can turn it off at any time.

Regards Colin,Qi Gong West

Early Autumn Qi Gong

 I hope you have been well during the summer months and not been affected too much by the pandemic.
I haven’t been in touch for a while but I’m happy to report that I am up and running with improved internet and a new zoom plan to support you and bring us together as a community as best we can during these times.
In the coming weeks I plan to have a full weekly programme which will include Tai Chi, Qi Gong daily practices for  Morning Healing Practice and a night time Reset and Gratitude Meditation, including Intention Setting and Qi Gong rituals.

For September I will be hosting Friday morning class in Qi Gong Chair Exercises & Life Force Meditation, beginning 18th September – 23th October – 6 week term,  from 10.00am – 11.00am,  Irish Time
CHAIR EXERCISE The chair exercise class is very gentle physically, easy to follow and suitable for all ages.  It is great for flexibility, grounding, relaxing and rejuvenating. We will have 10- 15 mins at end for questions and chat .

Saturday mornings I will host Qi Gong classes, beginning 19th September – 24th October – 6 week term,  from 10.00am – 11.00am,  Irish Time.  These are intended for anyone who has some experience in Qi Gong or meditation or similar practices.  
The syllabus will include:  

  • Shaolin 8 Silk Brocade – stretching of the limbs and organs
  • Exploring the Alchemy and Shamanic guided Meditations of Taoism

This will include The 5 Elements, The Healing Sounds, Connecting to the Earth, Connecting to the energy of these times and connecting to your own inner flow.

I will have a beginners Qi Gong course starting in October for anyone interested in beginning or resitting the beginners level in Tai chi and Qi Gong.

Friday morning:   Qi Gong Chair Exercises & Life Force Meditation, 10.00am – 11.00am, 6 week term,  €30 .
Saturday mornings:   Qi Gong,  10.00am – 11.00am,  6 week term,  €48

  or attend both classes for €60!!

Please confirm when the payment is made which term it is for and your contact details (email or whatsapp) for me to send you the zoom link.
All classes will be recorded and you can watch and re-watch the class for the week.  If you miss the class live you will still have access to the recording.  Payments for classes are non-transferable.

Payments can be made through any of the following ways:
Paypal:       dempsey.gao@gmail.com   or   paypal.me/qigongwest Revolute:    086 329 8392Bank:          details available on requestor please contact me if you have any issues with digital payments.
I still have a few spots available for one to one sessions if you would like a more personal tuition or guidance on your practice or for personal programmes.
I will have an update with additional classes and workshops for October in the coming weeks.
Looking forward to seeing you online 😃
Colin,Qi Gong West

About Zoom Recordings: Sessions are recorded for personal practice and review.  Private sessions are never shared with anyone other than you.  You will receive a copy of the session and the original copy will be deleted by me within 7 days.All group sessions are available for review and use for up to 7 days after the recording (the day of and 6 days following, eg. Friday – Thursday night)
During group sessions all participants will be muted during the practices and if you would like to keep your video off you can turn it off at any time – I will advise during the session when I am beginning recording.receipts available on request .

Qi Gong Practice,Enjoy

Spring Qi Gong Workshop

Spring Qi Gong and Meditation Workshop
Connect with the energy of Springtime and new beginnings in your daily life .
Learn how to connect with Nature on this event in a fun energetic way and how to practically apply Qi Gong in your daily life .
Syllabus .
Medicine walk.
Tao Basic warm ups and guided Meditations connecting to five Elements .
Protecting your aura and cleaning your energy.
Saturday March 28th
11.30 – 4.00 pm
Setu Yoga Centre, Clairnbridge, Co Galway, H91 K2T0
Deposit €15
Charge €45 Pre Payment early bird €40
Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop, no previous experience is required.
Expect to be energized and relaxed after the session.
Handouts will be provided by email after the event.
Deposits can be paid through PayPal, dempsey.gao@yahoo.ie
you do not need to have a paypal account to but if you prefer you can contact me for bank details, number below.
Spaces are limited so please book in advance to secure your spot.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or for more information on what we’ll be doing on the day.
Regards Colin
086 329 8392
Qi Gong can harmonize, strengthen and have a healing effect on the functioning of all the internal organs and bodily systems. It can increase the supply and flow of energy throughout the body, can have a variety of rejuvenating effects and is believed to increase longevity, it induces calm mental and emotional states and is a very grounding practice, bringing you into the moment and into to the present.

Workplace Qi Gong and Meditation


Reduce Employee Stress While Simultaneously Improving Productivity

Workplace Meditation Can Help Your Employees

The workplace can often bring challenge and over time can create stress and tension for employees.

Meditation offers us a respite of inner peace away from the files, computers, clients and build up of daily demands to enable us rebalance and rebuild our inner strength, resilience, calm, openness, creativity, communication, cooperation and relaxation.

My meditation classes are done in four parts:



Stretching and

Guided Meditation.


Using the breath and gentle movement to release tension, anxiety or resistance that is being stored in the body allowing the person to relax into their body, into the present moment and into a more allowing state which will enable them to focus, relax, release unnecessary worry or stress and more forward in a more proactive manner.

Not many people can just switch off for an hour and meditate, it is a learning process.  A person may close they’re eyes and still be very busy in the mind.  Over many years of teaching I have discovered that by teaching in these four parts or methods the student can find quicker, more successful and longer lasting results.

This process naturally releases emotions and negative feelings and allows space within to clear our minds and freshen our Energy System.

In addition there are many physical benefits to preforming this meditation along with movement and stretching, some of which include relief of back pain, stiffness, sciatica, headaches, fatigue,

I am leading classes and retreats in meditation for over ten years and can apply the techniques to team building and group orientated exercises also.  Helping team members to recognise their self-worth as an individual, as well as within their team and helping them recognise and work alongside their team members.

The theory of the energy system is also part of the course just a few Minutes each class and I support this with handouts and have audio recordings available for purchase for a nominal fee so people can practice at home if they wish.

Other topics can also be covered, some of which may include Tai Chi or Qi Gong practice.

Colin Dempsey,

Qi Gong West

086 329 8392

New Qi Gong Class for Active retired .West Side Galway


 Tuesday  Mornings Active in age 55, €8 drop in, four weeks €25

Qi Gong ,Chair based Exercises and stretching Class .11.30 am -12.20 Westside Community Center .Galway

This workout is perfect to get u back in shape at a pace that’s comfortable for your body.A good physical warm up with some Mobility exercise.


Breathing to Massage organs ,Meditation to calm Mind nervous system .Stretching and mobility of Bones and tendons to improve posture and flexibility.

Class ends with meditation  .
benefits. Improves energy levels
Relieves aches, back pains ,Mild arthritis ,IBS symptoms etc.
IMG_2224Contact Colin for more info 086 3298392


New year February Schedule

New year greetings all .
Bit of info on upcoming events below
Reminder This Saturday
11th January,  2.00pm – 5.00pm
Introduction to Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop,
Mindfulness Haven ,Terryland House, Galway H91 D2P5
Cost €35,  deposit €15.
8th FEB ,  10.30.am – 1.00pm
Qi Gong Workshop Deep Healing Qi Gong
Setu Yoga Centre, Clairnbridge, Co Galway, H91 K2T0
Cost €30   deposit €10
28th Feb  7.00pm – 8.30pm
Shaolin 8 silk Brocade Qi Gong Workshop.
Floor exercise ,Seated Meditation ,Standing practice
Friday Night Special, Setu Yoga Centre, Clairnbridge, Co Galway,  H91 K2T0
Cost:  €15
March 7th  Introduction to Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop
Healing Tao Basics warm ups ,Six healing sounds .
Mindfulness Haven ,Terryland House, Galway H91 D2P5
Cost €35,  deposit €15.
10.30am – 1.30pm
Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop Description:
We will be practicing some gentle yet powerful exercises which can result in many physical, mental and emotional benefits.  Regardless of age or physical abilities Qi Gong can offer a wide range of benefits to all.
We will be covering the following topics:
Meditation, Breath and Movement
Inner Alchemy
Self Healing
Deposits can be paid through PayPal, email:  dempsey.gao@yahoo.ie
Contact me for bank details or discounts
(deposits are refundable up to 7 days before the event)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or for more information on what we’ll be doing at the events.
Handouts are provided by email ….
Regards Colin

086 329 8392

Xmas Qi Greetings


Greetings all,
Wishing you a happy and peaceful holiday season.


13th December,  7.00pm – 8.30pm
Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop.  (see description below)
Friday Night Special, Setu Yoga Centre, Clairnbridge, Co Galway,  H91 K2T0
Cost:  €15
4th January,  11.00am – 1.00pm
Yoga and Qi Gong Workshop
Setu Yoga Centre, Clairnbridge, Co Galway, H91 K2T0
Cost €25,  deposit €10
11th January,  2.00pm – 5.00pm
Introduction to Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop,
Mindfulness Haven ,Terryland House, Galway H91 D2P5
Cost €35,  deposit €15,  Early bird; €30 if paid before 31/12/2019.
Deep Healing Qi Gong Workshop Description:
We will be practicing some gentle yet powerful exercises which can result in many physical, mental and emotional benefits.  Regardless of age or physical abilities Qi Gong can offer a wide range of benefits to all.
We will be covering the following topics:
Meditation, Breath and Movement
Inner Alchemy
Self Healing
Deposits can be paid through PayPal, email:  dempsey.gao@yahoo.ie
(deposits are refundable up to 7 days before the event)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or for more information on what we’ll be doing at the events.
Regards Colin

086 329 8392

Newsletter Dec 2019

Early  Xmas greetings to u all .
Few events to update u with  .
Dec 7th
Workshop to the ancient art of self healing through movement with practitioner and long-time established Tai Chi teacher Colin Dempsey.
learn and practice:
Qi Gong Basics ,Shaolin Qi Gong, Medical Qi Gong,
theory and questions session

Topic covered meditation, breathing, movement.
Recommendations for daily practice .

Mindfulness Haven Galway, Terryland House ,Headford Rd, Galway City

10 am – 1 pm . cost €35.

I will hopefully run this course again in January date to be announced ..before xmas
Hotel break for over 50s Clifden House hotel,Feb 3rd 4th 5th Includes 2 nites Accommodation .
Daily Tai chi and Meditation sessions ,All meals included ,
Shared room €210
Single room €250 .
Book early to reserve a place latest date 13th Jan  .
€50 deposit secures a place .
I can arrange one in another location for younger age group in many various locations around the country do drop a line if u be interested if we have the numbers could be a good Spring break would have to be early week days  ..
Classes Oranmore is going Strong if u can make it on Thursday evening 7 pm .
If u can make a beginners 6 pm in Jan let me know .
Friday evening will be a Meditation class and Qi Gong in new Yoga Space Setu in Clarinbridge .
The aim of the class is to give a time to unwind after your busy week and let go the tension before the weekend starts
Located across the rd from  swimming pool before brothers of  charity building .
6pm – 6.50 ,Happy to start before Xmas but most likey be Early January ,
4 weeks €30
drop in €10
Booking essential .
Heres a little gift for u all 12 minutes water Meditation guided ..
For future dates to look out for look at qigongwest.blog
Any questions do give me a call .
Offering gift voucher healing sessions €50 for December only .

Qi Gong Meditation

Meditation is a great way to relax at first u need guided Meditation but with time u can just drop into the stilness of your inner void .

Enjoy https://youtu.be/RkAm5N3WSe0


Qi Gong dates to keep

Dec 7th . Introductury Workshop on Self healing .

Qi Gong Basics ,Shaolin Qi Gong /Medical Qi Gong Practice sessions .

Theory and Questions session led by Shaolin Practitioner Colin Dempsey .

Topic covered Meditation ,Breathing ,Movement .Daily practice .

Location Galway City ,Unit 30 ,Terryland House ,Headford rd

10 am – 1 pm . cost   €40



Dates to keep in mind ,

Glenmalure Lodge retreat ,29/30/31 May

Tai chi Qi Gong with joint school Jade natural Medicine school owner Anthony Monteith and Colin Dempsey joining to bring u a Natural healing environment and practice to heal and grow .

More details coming soon


Annual Slovakia trip Early September in Modra Mountains with day of Sightseeing in historical City of Bratislava included ,Date and venue details coming in new year …

We had a great trip there this Autumn




Qi Gong Class Galway

Few new faces at Tai Chi Today some good stretching and breath work from the Oranmore group .IMG_2224.JPG


I would like to thank you for this amazing event too, it showed to me the aspects of Qi-Gong, I’ m trying to put into my practice as well (the alchemy and shamanic approach) .
I’m also sending my big THANK YOU for sharing your knowledge and experience in such friendly way
I’m looking forward to meet you soon.

I wish you good luck and energy into your practice

Tai Chi Taster

Thanks to the Sports Partnership for organizing this event with the slightly disabled teenage group in Athenry. The kids all encouraged each other alot and each shook my hand in appreciation after the session ,We could all learn a bit from them .Covered during the session relax Tai chi exercize , self defence Basics along with a bit of Meditation …2019-08-14 20.54.40


Summer Events

Hi all last mail of the Summer few Workshops on if u be interested .
July 6th
Next Saturday a Day to run through Basics and get out into Burren to do Some meditations visit Sacred sites .lunch provided .
Early bird booking €50 /€60 on the day

Nature and the Elements ,Sat 6th 10.00 a start to 5 .

Colins New Poster 2019(1).jpg
July 13th A half day of Yoga /Qi Gong in Nature with the Elements ,
The Marque is up and we invite you to join us for some Summer Exercise and Meditation at Amber Healing,Siobhan Moylan will lead u through some Yoga training and Colin Dempsey will guide you through some Guided healing Meditation and Gentle Qi Gong ,Healthy lunch provided . Cost €40
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