Baduanjin Qigong Classes

What is Qigong?

Qigong means “energy work” – releasing stagnant chi (life energy) so that energy flows more freely through the body-mind system.

Qigong is a practice consisting of posture, easy movements, breath-work, self-massage, sound, and focused intent that brings about self healing as a consequence. Baduanjin Qigong is a Qigong form Michael Brennan teaches in his group- and private classes.

You can begin a Qigong practice no matter your age, gender, physical ability, or prior experience with meditative movement or energy work. Qigong does not discriminate. Whether you live a relatively sedentary lifestyle, are an athlete, or move and exercise regularly, a Qigong practice will benefit you.

If you are looking to enhance your own well being or increase energy, want sharpened mental focus, and reduced pain, Qigong is right for you.


“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

~ Aristotle

Baduanjin Qigong Classes with Michael Brennan in Columbus, OH

Private Qigong Course

Evenings and weekends are available for private lessons. We will meet for one hour each week for 6 consecutive weeks. The fee for the full course is $250

Individual Lessons

A single session to fine tune your practice. The fee is $60 for one hour.

Benefits of Qigong practice

More awareness
More energy
Better balance
Increased ability to focus
Improved breathing
Muscle relaxation
Less pain
Better blood flow
Lower blood pressure
Stronger bones
Improved organ health
Better sexual performance
Quicker recovery from surgery or injury
Enhanced lymph movement
Stronger immune system
Coping better with chemotherapy


Group Qigong Course – Ohio State University Integrated Medicine

July 15 – September 9, 2024

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Group Qigong classes are being held through Ohio State University Integrated Medicine.

The Bundle FEE is $135 for the full course.
OR Early Bird Bundle for $120



FREE Morning Practice Sessions for Baduanjin Qigong Practitioners

Our Qigong Community of Practice sessions are held every M-W-F mornings 7 – 7:30am via Zoom.

These practice sessions are FREE and open to anybody that is familiar with the Baduanjin Qigong form. Instructions are not given during the practice sessions, so you should already know the form before joining the practice sessions. These sessions are a great way to connect with other Qigong Practitioners on a regular basis and to enhance your own practice.

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Qigong Resources – to inform and inspire you

Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation Mindfulness: Mountain Meditation A short guided meditation facilitating the development of grounded strength and wisdom. Meditation is beneficial for us on many levels. It is a way of practicing mindfulness. It helps to settle a busy mind....

Two Treasures by Thich Nhat Hanh

Two Treasures by Thich Nhat Hanh

Two Treasures Buddhist Teachings on Awakening and True Happiness When we practice Qigong, we are practicing mindfulness. The more mindful we are, the more present we can be in our lives and the lives of those we interact with. One of my favorite authors on the subject...

A Qigong Commentary on Tao Te Ching

A Qigong Commentary on Tao Te Ching

Deepen your Qi Gong practice Gaining a deeper understanding of Taoism Philosophy will enhance and deepen your Qi Gong practice, and a great place to start understanding that philosophy is with the Tao-Te Ching. The whole purpose of Qigong practice is to help you open...

Michael Brennan is a certified Qigong Instructor and regular practitioner of Tai Chi Quan. He is a long-time Tibetan Buddhist Practitioner and was former Director of the Karma Thegsum Choling Center in Columbus, Ohio. Michael’s teaching style is especially welcoming to the beginner. LEARN MORE

What students say...

Michael has a very calming voice and teaching technique; encouraging students and reminding us to listen to our bodies. He was available for questions during class or even outside of class, if one came up during the home practice. As Michael explains the moves, the philosophy behind the moves and his experience with Qi Gong, the one thing that is truly apparent… he cares. ~ Diane, OH

What students say...

I was apprehensive about the class due to knee issues, but Michael assured me the moves could be done sitting or standing. During the course, he even “pulled me aside” (as best one can do in a Zoom environment), asking me if I had questions and how it was going for me using a chair. The class was easily adaptable for a chair and I found myself doing a combination of both sitting and standing. ~ Student, OH

What students say...

Michael is such a great qigong teacher. I really enjoy his class. He not only clearly explains how to do the qigong movements but also the reasons behind them and their purpose. ~ Trish, OH

What students say...

During COVID 19 we creatively moved to an outdoor venue, and you instituted Qigong instruction in advance of the Tai Chi class for those of us who were interested. A remarkable experience! You so unselfishly opened us to a new avenue. Then you offered online practice sessions for your students and friends interested in continuing our Qigong learning. Selfless. Beneficial. And very much appreciated! ~ Bill, OH