Fragrant Qigong Instructor


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Ascentis Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency has announced the acquisition of AptEd Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency. The terms of the acquisition agreement and asset transfer have been formally approved by both the AptEd and Ascentis Boards and will come into effect from 1st November 2015.

Ascentis is a UK-based Awarding Organisation with a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications designed to meet the needs of all learners, from basic literacy and numeracy through to Access to Higher Education and professional teacher training. As a recognised charity, Ascentis is committed to the provision of clear progression routes that enable learners to climb the 'qualifications ladder' and achieve their lifelong aspirations.

Ascentis is recognised by both Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency (for HE) and its qualifications are eligible for funding under the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA). Its vocational qualifications have been developed in conjunction with the appropriate sector skills councils.

 Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and Colleges of Further Education. OCNW was the first ‘Open College’ in the UK and served the needs of its members for over 34 years. Throughout this period, OCNW grew yet maintained its independence in order that it could continue to respond to the requirements of its customers and provide a consistently high standard of service to all centres across the country and in recent years to its increasing cohorts of overseas learners. 



 Xiang Gong


This style of Qigong is said to be over 2000 years old and was passed down to Master Tian Rui Sheung by Buddhist monk Shi Wu Kong.

In 1988 this unusual form of Qigong, called Aromatic or Fragrant (Xiang Gong) began to be taught openly in China. It had been kept secret until then by Tian Rui Sheung.



So what are the benefits of this style of Qigong?

The movements are very easy to learn and involve only the arms. Because of this it can easily be adapted for seated practice and wheelchair users. The simplicity of the movements also make it suitable for people of all ages.

A study published in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Chinese Medicine found that including this Qigong exercise programme into a school helped calm and energize students, as well as improve health and reduce aggression.

Another study carried out - The impact of Xiang Gong on depression amongst older adults in nursing homes residents - suggests that this Qigong had beneficial effects on the psychological well-being in institutionalised elders.






Other online courses that we run are:

Tai Chi Bang Instructor Level 2  (in partnership with Master Jesse Tsao)

8 Strands of Brocade Instructor Level 3

Shibashi Instructor Level 2

Shibashi Instructor Level 3 - Health Professionals

Tai Chi Foundation Instructor Level 3  (in conjuction with Master Jesse Tsao for Tai Chi Healthways accreditation)



Qigong is a mind/body practice. This means that you use your mind to control and direct qi/energy through the energy channels as you practice. This style of Qigong doesn't actually require that you have an understanding of the internal movements - they happen regardless of this lack of knowledge!