Five Animal Qi Gong

Live Interactive Seminar - 13, 14 & 20 November 2021

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Key Features

  • Join us over 2 weekends this November to explore in-depth this Ancient Chinese Qi Gong Form.

  • All training sessions are live streamed with the option to participate Face-to-Face or as an Attendee only (Not being seen by Shifu).

  • Suitable for all levels including complete beginners - Shifu Yan Xin will lead you Step-by-Step, breaking down the qi gong form to bite sized sections, so, that it is easy for you to learn.

  • If you can't make it to the Live sessions, you have the option to train on demand with the recordings in your own time, for 12 months after the Live sessions have taken place.

The Five Animal Qi Gong is an ancient set of Chinese Qi Gong practice that is believed to be developed in the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD), with the purpose to strengthen our internal organs, Qi (Oxygen) and Xue (Blood) flow. 

The five animals are Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey and Crane (or Bird). Each animal is associated with one of the element the Wu Xing (5 Elements, which are -  Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth). 

There are 2 Qi Gong movements for each of the animal, each movement works on the 2 corresponding Yin and Yang internal organs and its related emotions each of the organ governs. 


Element: Wood

Season: Spring

Organ: Liver | Gall Bladder

Emotion: Anger



2. Deer:

Element: Water

Season: Winter

Organ: Kidneys | Bladder

Emotion: Fear



3. Bear 

Element: Earth

Season: Late Summer

Organ: Spleen | Stomach

Emotion: Worry

4. Monkey

Element: Fire

Season: Summer

Organ: Heart | Small Intestine

Emotion: Joy


5. Crane | Bird

 Element: Metal

Season: Autumn

Organ: Lungs | Large Intestine

Emotion: Sadness


This Qi Gong, Wu Qin Xin, when translated literally to English means Five Animals Play

So in this Seminar, Shifu Yan Xin will dive deep into these playful set of ancient exercises with you. He will share with you what he thinks is the optimal way of practicing this Qi Gong and its related breathing techniques, so that you can extract maximum health benefit from your your own training.


We look forward to exploring this playful Qi Gong Form with you this November.


How to Participate

Our Five Animals Qi Gong is Live Streamed with Shifu Yan Xin (34th Generation Shaolin Disciple), taking place over  Saturday 13, Sunday 14  & Saturday 20 November 2021.

Saturday 13, Sunday 14 November 2021 (15:00 - 17:30 GMT) - Dublin/ London Time:

Each day consist of 2.5 hours of learning session with Shifu Yan Xin. 

Saturday 20 November 2021 (15:00 - 17:00 GMT) - Dublin/ London Time:

2  hours Consolidation Training session - with Shifu Yan Xin

How to participate in the Live Stream:

This program is done via Live Streaming with Shifu Yan Xin and other students from across the world. 

Methods of joining: 

You can join as a Face-to-Face interactive participant  (limited spaces available - Shifu will be able to see you and correct your movements) or, 

You can join as an attendee only, i.e. you will be able to follow Shifu Yan Xin but, Shifu Yan Xin will not be able to see you. 

If you've opted for the Face-to-Face training option then please ensure you have a laptop or computer that has a camera so that Shifu gets to see you and correct your movements during the training.

If you have opted for the attendee only option then you will still need to have a device such as laptop/ computer/ tablet. But it is not essential to have an access to a web camera. 

What if I can't make it at the time of Live Stream? 

If you are unable to to make it to the live training at the time it takes place, not to worry, the recording the the training will be available for you to train in your own time from your Student Dashboard.  

This training course will be available in your student dashboard for you to catch upon for 12 months after the retreat ends. 

What you need to Join this program: 

1. Have access to a device such as a laptop, computer or tablet, smart phone could work but the screen might be too small for a good training experience. 

2. Have access to a small space in your home, kitchen, living room, bedroom, garden.

3. Have good internet connection, it is recommended the download and upload speed to be minimum 1.5Mps for a good training experience. You can test your internet speed here.  

We look forward to meeting some of you in person (via Zoom) and training with you in November!

Training Schedule

  • 01
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    • Five Animal Qi Gong (Wu Qin Xi) - 五禽戏
    • Five Animal Qi Gong - Full Qi Gong Form Demonstration
    • How to participate in this Live Seminar
    • Preparation Tips for the Live Sessions
  • 02
    The 5 Animals
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    • Tiger | 虎
    • Deer | 鹿
    • Bear | 熊
    • Monkey | 猴
    • Crane | Bird | 鹤
  • 03
    Five Animal - Qi Gong | Wu Qin Xi - SEMINAR
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    • REPLAY: Day 1 | Saturday 13 November 2021 - Session 1 | Tiger
    • REPLAY: Day 1 | Saturday 13 November 2021 - Session 1 | Tiger & Deer
    • REPLAY: Day 2 | Sunday 14 November 2021 - Session 2 | Bear
    • REPLAY: Day 2 | Sunday 14 November 2021 - Session 2 | Monkey & Bird
    • REPLAY: Day 3 | Saturday 20 November 2021 - Session 3 | Consolidation Training
    • REPLAY: Whole 5 Animal Form
  • 04
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    • Feedback for this Live Seminar

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  • What is the difference between enrolling as a Face-to-Face and a participation Only student?

    Both training options, the Face-to-Face Interactive training and Attendee-Only option, take place at the same time. The Face-to-Face training is very similar to training in a physical class together with other students, where you can be seen by Shifu Yan Xin and he will be able to help you with your training and can correct your movements. In order to keep up with the quality of teaching, number of spaces for this option is limited. With the participation only (Non Face-to-Face Option), you will be able to see Shifu Yan Xin live but no one else will be able to see you, so you can still enjoy the live training atmosphere but would not be able to have your movements corrected.

  • How do I know if I am a KungFu.Life member to benefit from the Warrior member price?

    If you are subscribed to one of our Yearly, Quarterly or Monthly subscription plans (either as a Warrior or Wellness Member) or if you are a Lifetime Member of ours then you are a KungFu.Life member and you will be able to find your discount code to join the Live Yi Jin Jing program in your KungFu.Life Members page and/or in you email inbox.

  • What if I can't make it to some or all of the Live Sessions

    If you can't make it to some or all of the live training, the replays of the sessions will be available for you to catch up on. We strongly recommend you join the training live for a better training experience, but if life really gets in the way, then following the recordings is the second best option. If this is the case, then just opt for the non Face-to-Face pricing option at the check out.