Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese art based on energy flow, practiced for good health, increased energy, mental clarity and spiritual development.

It helps overcome many illnesses that are considered ‘incurable’ from a Western perspective.

It benefits flexibility and also helps connect body and mind in a world where the feeling of disconnection is all too common.

It helps individuals attain a deep sense of relaxation and inner peace, attain physical and mental strength and helps attain good health in the most natural way possible (from inside out) 

I guess the question is ‘Why would you not want to practice this gentle art as a way to stay healthy, flexible (body and in life) and connected?’


  1. From the first class/consultation you will feel more relaxed and peaceful.
  2. You will learn techniques from the ancient Chinese art of Chi Kung. Sifu Joan is highly trained in Shaolin and Taoist Chi Kung.
  3. You will learn how to circulate energy around the meridian system of the body, which helps heal an individual holistically- Body, Mind and Spirit. The whole idea is that you learn how to do this for yourself.
  4. You will learn how to eliminate chronic pain and chronic illness on 6 week courses.
  5. You will learn how to overcome stress and burnout and stay calm in turbulent times on one stop workshops.
  6. You will learn how to take care of yourself on a daily basis with as little as 15 minutes practice once or twice a day.
  7. You will have the opportunity to learn more and deepen your skills on different courses with Sifu Joan.
  8. You can begin with an Evening or Morning workshop and later attend a weekend or 5 day workshop or begin on whichever workshop you wish. Sifu Joan teaches systematically. Here is her story: http://chikung.ie/sifu-joans-story/


Classes, Workshops, Seminars and one to one private consultations are available as follows:

KILGARVAN -Morning and Evening Shaolin Chi Kung Classes:  Commencing on 7th May from 10am -11.30am a 6 week course will begin in Kilgarvan (Gortloughera). Fee: €240.00.   Commencing on 13th May from 7pm -8.30pm a 6 week course will also run in the same venue. 20% discount for early booking (before 4th May).

NEWEST: A series of very special one stop workshops will take place over 2019. These workshops are of particular interest to those who suffer from stress and a busy buzzy brain or those who would like to know more about Chi Kung and its benefits. Participants will leave the workshop knowing one particular exercise and 3 other steps to follow at home afterwards.

The first one will be held in The Brehon hotel, Killarney on Wednesday 10th April 2019 from 7pm -10pm. The fee is €50.00. Pre booking is essential. Please text or email 0871212249 or sifujoan@gmail.com

The second one will be held in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork on Sunday morning the 28th April from 9.30am -12.30pm. Fee is €50.00 and again pre booking is essential. Please text or email 087 1212249 or sifujoan@gmail.com

NEW The third will be held in the South Court hotel, Limerick on Wednesday 8th May from 7pm -10pm. Fee is €50.00. Pre booking is essential. Please text or email: 087 12 12 249  or sifujoan@gmail.com


 Easter Healing 5 day NOW FULL

The first 5 Day Shaolin Chi Kung workshop for Beginners and Intermediate will take place in the beautiful woodland area of the Roughty Valley in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry from Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April. Times: 9.30am -4.30pm each day. The syllabus is systematic moving from the most basic to intermediate to advanced over the 5 days. While participants will experience many wonderful benefits over the 5 days, it is important to understand that Chi Kung is an art and daily practice at home afterwards for 15 minutes will bring many more benefits and deepen skills.

18 Lohan hands (Day 1 and Day 2 morning)
Massaging Internal Organs (Day 2 afternoon),
Self Manifested Chi Flow (Day 3 morning),
Sinew Metamorphosis 6 (Day 3 afternoon),
The Art of Flexibility (Day 4 morning),
Sinew Metamorphosis 6 (Day 4 afternoon),
Review (Day 5 morning), Cosmic Shower and Entering Zen (Day 5 afternoon).
The fee is €820.00 with a deposit of €200.00 paid before 12th April to hold your space on the workshop. For those who book and pay deposit before 12th, a 10% discount will apply (Total €738.00).  A light complimentary lunch will be served on all days. Coffee breaks are also included. Bed and Breakfast is not included but there are many bed and breakfasts in Kenmare ( 12 minutes by car) and Killarney 25 minutes by car.  In Kilgarvan you may find accommodation at https://birchwoodkilgarvan.com and https://gortnaboul-house.business.site/
 Minimum number for course is two and Maximum is six. Please email sifujoan@gmail.com if you need more information on this special relaxing and healing 5 days with heading ‘Easter Workshop’ and for bank transfer details/paypal invoice.
Another 5 Day Chi Kung workshop will take place in July from 11th -15th. The syllabus will be the same as above. A third will take place in September 5th -9th with a change in syllabus.

A 5 Day Tai Chi Chuan workshop will take place from June 13th June -17th June from 9.30am -4.30pm each day. This is an intensive course and will cover stance training, moving in stances, internal force, chi flow, Grasping Sparrow’s tail, Lifting Water, Pushing hands, Striking hands and a Tai Chi Chuan set to name a few. The five days will cover Level 1 and 2 of syllabus so especially suitable for beginners. While it is intense, it is also a lot of fun.

The fee is €820.00 with a 10% discount for those who book and pay deposit before June 7th. Deposit of €200.00 secures place. This course may be held in Killarney and the venue will be announced shortly. Minimum number for this course is 8 and maximum is 16. You may pay by emailing sifujoan@gmail.com with heading 5 Day Tai Chi Chuan workshop for bank transfer or paypal invoice.  A complimentary light lunch will be served on the five days.

A second 5 Day Tai Chi Chuan workshop will take place in August 8th -12th 2019. Again this will be for Beginners and the syllabus the same as above. A third will take place in October 3rd -7th also for Beginners. Level 1 and 2 are important basic levels, the foundation for Tai Chi Chuan. Once participants have practiced at home for some time we will offer Level 3 and 4.

NEW Private Chi Kung Teaching: The Gateway Suites, Killarney, Co Kerry on Mondays from 9am to 7pm, other days in The Clinic in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry.

NEW Workshops: Upcoming 2 day workshops will be announced every six weeks. Next workshop will be held in Killarney  (date to be announced) from 9.30am -4.30pm. Course Fee is €350.00 which includes two day workshop on Chi Kung for Health and Healing, handouts and personal training programme. €100.00 deposit secures place. Instructor: Sifu Joan Browne


Sifu Joan Browne has trained with Shaolin Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit for almost 20 years. She deeply appreciates the techniques and skills she has learned for healing and personal development through the beautiful arts of Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan. She specializes in chronic pain, chronic illness and post stroke rehabilitation. She is also a Louise Hay Teacher of ‘You can Heal your Life’ and a Psychiatric nurse.

Please contact her on sifujoan@gmail.com for bookings.

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit’s homepage  www.shaolin.org



Sifu Joan has been interviewed  on OpenHouse on RTE 1 in 2006 and more recently- January 2018- on Radio Kerry. Here is the podcast link to Radio Kerry’s interview  https://www.radiokerry.ie/joan-browne-ancient-art-chi-kung/

Also interviewed by Patrica Messenger from Cork 103. Interview begins at 1.28.56 so scroll to that marker.