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    Cohen Portrait

    Ken Cohen is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine and is a renowned Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster, based in a small town at 3,000 meter elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (USA).

    Ken began Qigong in 1968, was a collaborator with Alan Watts, student of Joseph Campbell and principle lifetime apprentice to Taoist Abbot Huang Gengshi from South China. He was the first person to teach qigong in North American medical schools.

    Ken is a leader in the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science, believing that each can respectfully learn from the other. He was able to demonstrate extraordinary bioelectric states in the laboratory of Ed Wilson, M.D. and was one of 9 "exceptional healers" studied in the Menninger Clinic’s 12-year research project “Physical Fields and States of Consciousness.”

    His classes and keynotes have been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Health Canada, the International Conference on Taoist Studies (Taiwan), and numerous universities.

    He is the author of the Random House classic, The Way of Qigong and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. Ken is the subject of various works in the Chinese language, including the soon-to-be-released Yang Qigong Da Shi Gao Han: Gu Lao Zhi Hui Yu Xian Dai Ke Xue Dui Hua Di Shi Zhe, “Western Qigong Master Ken Cohen, Emissary of the Dialogue between Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science.”

    See more on Ken's website

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 23/24/25 June 2017


9am – 5pm (Doors open 8.45am) Friday & Saturday 

9am – 12noon Sunday


Master Kenneth Cohen

‘Primordial Qigong Intensive’ 

3 Day Training 

Health, Longevity and Unity with the Tao 


A unique opportunity to train with one of the worlds TOP Masters in Qigong and the FIRST time he has offered this exceptional training in the UK.

– THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT – please contact us if you wish to go on the waiting list for any cancellations.

Qigong is one of the most popular, enjoyable, and extensively researched methods of energy medicine in the world.

Learn the complete 12 movement system of Hunyuan (Primordial) Qigong, the legacy of Ken’s beloved teacher, Madame Gao Fu, in direct lineage from the founder of “medical qigong”. See above photo.

You will leave the training weekend with a deeper understanding of healing energy and, most importantly, a complete workout for vibrant wellbeing.


The course is open to beginners and all levels.


This revered and comprehensive system of ancient Chinese health and longevity exercises cleanses the body of stagnation and recharges the body with fresh and clear energy (qi). Like tuning a piano, you will tune body, breath, and mind so that they are in harmony, not only with each other, but with the life force of the universe.


As a break from the exercises, enjoy qigong meditations for relaxation, clarity, and inner peace and listen to entertaining stories of the old masters. We will also discuss the healing benefits of qigong, how and why it works, and how to use qigong to improve other activities such as Tai Chi, Yoga, and sports.  

Lunch break will be from 12-2pm. You can purchase at the hotel if you wish.

Morning coffee & tea is included in the training fee.



“Without actually being in Ken Cohen’s presence, it would be very hard to believe that an American could have such profound and detailed understanding of traditional Chinese culture. His Qigong movements express true mastery and a deep cultivation of the spirit of China. Professor Kenneth Cohen’s dissemination of Chinese culture to the Western World is an enormous work and a glorious achievement.”  Tu Xinshi, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese American Post


“For five years I have been seeing blood specialists because of an extremely low WBC (white blood cell count). Yesterday I went for my six-month check up. I could hardly believe it when the doctor told me that my WBC was normal! The improvement is not just a little, but substantial. The main thing that was different was that I have been consistently doing primordial qigong. What else could explain this?  I am so grateful and happy. Thank you.”  S.J. psychotherapist


“Thanks to your qigong instruction, my post-polio syndrome is under control. For the first time in thirty years, I am able to walk free of pain. There are no words to express my gratitude.”  M.G. retired Spanish teacher


“I can honestly say that the floodgates of qi opened for the first time and it has been an experience without words.”  M.W. student


“I am the student with Parkinson’s from the recent workshop. I want to tell you that I have been significantly better since the weekend. My movements are easier and quicker. I feel well, rather than ill, and have more energy!”  R.L. nurse


Here is Ken talking to Clara on Chi Time TV, introducing the training and sharing some of his extensive knowledge on how Qigong is a key exercise for us in all walks of life AND a reflection on its long and varied history. 

~ The ticket price is just for the training ~

See more about this on the following page.



Special Rate for training attendees

Mention ‘Conscious Living Events’ to reception; 01202 558057 and get your accommodation for £115 per double room per night. Two people or one, same price. B&B.

About the venue

Ocean View


Metres from the clifftop on Bournemouth’s leafy East Cliff our classic seaside hotel takes full advantage of its breathtaking location. Not only are there views from The Needles to Old Harry Rocks, but Bournemouth’s seven miles of golden beaches are close at hand. We’re not called the Ocean View for nothing!
Our light, spacious lounges & public areas were recently refurbished combining the timeless character of the building’s original Edwardian architecture with comfortable contemporary design.
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AR Tel: 01202 558057

9 thoughts on “Kenneth Cohen ‘Primordial Qigong’

  1. Please can I book a ticket for the Master Ken Cohen Primordial Qigong workshop in Bournemouth on a rate of “Super Early Bird” costing £215

  2. I am trying to book one place for Kenneth Cohen’s Primordial Qigong Intensive but cannot find anywhere to send the fee. Please would you let me know how to do this. With many thanks Sue Lindley. My telephone number is 01202875680

    • Hello Eugenia,

      Thank you for your message.

      Conscious Living Events do not deal with the accommodation side of things. You will have to organise this with the hotel directly, yourself.

      The hotel where the workshop is taking place is called The Ocean View. Here are their details: East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AR Tel: 01202 558057.

      I hope this helps.

      Warm regards
      Sharon Sequoia
      (PA to Clara Apollo)

  3. Hello. How many places are there on the course? Is it in a lecture hall or an informal setting?

    Many thanks for your help.

    • Sharon Sequoia

      Hi Clare

      Thank you for your enquiry and I apologise for the delay in getting back to you.

      We are allowing a maximum of 40 people on to the course and as it stands at the moment, 34 have already booked tickets. The event is being held at a hotel in Bournemouth and it will be an informal setting.

      I hope this helps.

      Warm regards
      Sharon Sequoia
      (PA to Clara Apollo)

    • Sharon Sequoia

      Hi Clare

      I’ve just been informed that it’s actually 60 places and not 40. My apologies.

      Warm regards
      Sharon Sequoia

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