Tai Chi and Qi Gong Beginners´Course

Tai Chi and Qi Gong courses at Venabu

Tai Chi and Qi Gong have been shown to have positive benefits for the body and mind. Through gentle exercise the connective tissue becomes more flexible, the muscles stronger and the mind more focused.

Learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong in the peaceful atmosphere of Venabu Fjellhotell on the edge of the Rondane National Park.

We offer this beginners´course and also “Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia” for those with this and other musculoskeletal conditions. For both courses you can choose the all-inclusive package or to take the course only.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong beginners´course

Discover this holistic practice that develops both strength and relaxation.

Course Dates


30th August – 1st September 24

These weekends will be taught in Norwegian.


From 4850,-
Per person, sharing a double/twin room
Price includes accommodation, meals and Tai Chi/Qi Gong course.

2800,- per person, course only, plus lunch on Sunday

Course grade


Group size

Minimum 8, maximum 20.

This course will equip you with several Qi Gong exercises and a Tai Chi form to practise at home. These practices can help to revitalise the body both physically and mentally.

Read more about Tai Chi/Qi Gong (in Norwegian).

Day 1: Arrival and introductions
Check in from 15h

19:00 Dinner is served

20:30 Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong – what can you expect from this course?

Day 2: Basic principles
From 08:00 Breakfast

09:30 – 11:30 Warm-up with Qi Gong exercises, followed by part 1 of the Tai Chi course.
We go through the basic positions and principles of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:30 Second part of the Tai Chi course. The class ends with Brynjulf talking about the origins and history of Qi Gong  and Tai Chi. 

13:30 – 16:00 Lunch and free time.

We recommend a relaxing walk in nature. There are plenty of options for a leisurely walk close to the hotel.

16:00 –18:00 Third part of the Tai Chi course. The class ends with calming Qi Gong stretches.

19:00 Dinner is served

Why not spend the evening in our lounge? Our pianist plays during the evening and there is a selection of teas and coffee freely available.

Day 3: Bringing it all together
From 08:00 Breakfast
09:30 – 11:30 Qi Gong warm up followed by part 4 of the Tai Chi course.

11.30 – 12.00 Break

12:00 – 13:30  Fifth part of the Tai Chi course. We go through the whole form together. The class ends with Qi Gong stretching exercises. there will be a summary of the course with questions and answers.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

Check out.

The programme may be subject to minor changes.


About Tai Chi

“Grand ultimate boxing”

Tai Chi has its origins in Taoism, and was originally a martial art. The movements are based on traditional Chinese medicine, in terms of physiology and physics. Tai Chi can literally be translated as “grand ultimate boxing“. Mental focus, relaxation, good posture and effective movements are important cornerstones of the practice.

Tai Chi is suitable for everyone – young and old.

In Tai Chi, sequenced movement patterns, or “forms” are practiced. Some are slow, others fast.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong have many similarities, and the combination of Qi Gong and Tai Chi has proven to be useful in restoring harmony in the body and mind.

As one becomes familiar with the movements, the practice is experienced as meditative. Through the Tai Chi forms you are led into a moving meditation and presence – often referred to as “mindfulness”.

Tai Chi - Venabu Fjellhotell - Brynjulf Haugan

About Qi Gong

“Vital energy”

Qi Gong is recognized in China as a science and has been used for over 5,000 years for the healing and prevention of disease. Qi Gong can be translated into “the method of the life force” or vital energy.

Qi Gong consists of calm exercises with the goal of bringing the body into balance. This is achieved by stimulating the muscles, joints, connective tissue, nerve pathways and circulation in a gentle and natural way. This mild approach is suitable for most people. Several studies have been done on the effect of Qi Gong on diseases and conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, indigestion and neck / back pain.

Our Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructors

Monica Brandvold Klevstadlien


“I trained as a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor with the Norwegian Tai Chi School. A qualified paramedic with several years experience, I am also a trained health and health administration secretary. I have further education in substance abuse, mental illness and mental health work. I have also practised Shotokan karate. Now I want to give others the opportunity to learn Tai Chi, a wonderful form of exercise”. 



Orange flowers. Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash<br />

Wenche is a trained therapeutic Yin & Yang Yoga teacher, mindfulness instructor, breathwork coach, Shan Tai Chi and Qi gong instructor and Aromatherapy masseur. In addition, a certified counsellor, ICF/CTI Co-active Coach. She is genuinely interested in people and has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and work environment. Her target group is those who struggle with stress-related problems, tension, fibromyalgia, fatigue, exhaustion, overstimulation in body and mind and sleep problems. Those who want to have a more balanced life.

What participants say:

“Thank you for a fun and educational lesson with Tai Chi and Qi Gong – calm training that was good for body and mind!”


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