Hi Folks,

It is now time to introduce several more powerful Qigong practices into the schedule here at Byron Bay Martial Arts. So next week a new Wednesday morning Qigong class will be starting - from 9.30am to 11.00am. 

This class will be comprised of: Wei Dan Shaking, Shaolin Coiling and Bone Breathing – all traditional Qigong practices for improving and maintaining good health.

Wei Dan Shaking:  I learned this pleasurable shaking routine from my first Tai Chi Instructor and have always treasured it as a very deep healing and release for any tensions, blockages, emotional imbalance or stagnant energy that may be stored in and around the organs.

Shaolin Coiling: This set conditions and energises the joints and bones and develops strength, vitality and empowerment. Based on Kung Fu joint rotation exercises, it is one of the most rejuvenating  Qigong practices and develops flexibility, core strength and a strong and upright posture.

Bone Breathing: This is an ancient Taoist technique to literally breath energy into the joints and bones. It an exquisitely nourishing method of Chi enhancement at a very deep level - into the marrow of the bones!

The class will be offered as an 8 Week Course, commencing on Wednesday 24th April to Wednesday 11th June - 9.30am to 11.00am. The Course Fee will be $120 for the 8 classes.

The Course will be suitable for all levels - beginners as well as older students.

Bookings can be made to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone: 66858181

I hope you can make it.

Best Wishes,




SELF DEFENCE SEMINAR with Shirsha Marie in Byron Bay


I will be running a 2 day Self Defence Course on April 27th and 28th 2013.

This Weekend Seminar will cover a comprehensive range of techniques derived from my 28 years of full time teaching of Health and Martial Arts.

The Seminar is aimed to suit all ages and levels of fitness, with practical and streetwise techniques that everyone can perform.


We will be working with techniques that promote strength, coordination and balance, as well as enhancing single-mindedness and self confidence.

These empowering techniques are a lot of fun as we can express the fiery and focused aspects of our nature in a safe and supportive environment.


  • Qigong Breathing
  • Martial Arts Conditioning and Stretching Exercises
  • Power Hand Strikes and Kicks on targets
  • Basic Break Falling Skills
  • Followed by an array of Self Defence techniques against a variety of attacks such as: Wrist grabs, Sleeve Grabs, Lapel Grabs, Hair Grabs, Chokes, Bear Hugs, and Punches.

April Saturday 27th  From 10am to 12noon  and 2pm to 4pm

April Sunday 28th    From 10am to 12noon  and 2pm to 4pm


Byron Bay Martial Arts. Level 2, 144 Jonson Street Byron Bay. Ph: 02 66858181


Included in this price are 2 Qigong DVDs of Warm-Up Exercises for Flexibility and Balance, and Self Massage Techniques for Strengthening the Immune System, providing an opportunity for your ongoing practice at home.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES can be made to: Shirsha Marie: 02 66858181 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or go to Contact Page and fill out a Contact Form.



I am pleased to be taking the inspiring wisdom of Qigong out into the public arena by offering several seminars in the Byron Shire:

• a one-day Qigong Seminar at the Crystal Castle on Sunday 24th March, and


• several one-hour Qigong talks at the Starlight Festival in Bangalow over the Easter Weekend.




on Sunday 24th March - 10.30am to 4.30pm.

This Seminar will include Qigong techniques that promote the health of the organs. They are enjoyable, easy to follow and suited to all ages and levels of fitness. The Qigong Sets we will learn are:

2 active Qigong exercise Sets: “Qigong Self Massage” and “The Eight Treasures”, which promote the smooth flow of energy throughout the meridians and the organs for lasting health and longevity.

2 sitting Qigong meditations: “The Crane Breath” and “The Inner Smile”, which soothe the nervous system and nourish the Organ Chi for deep relaxation and self healing.

The cost of this Seminar is $174 which includes The Eight Treasures DVD + Lunch at the Lotus Café.

Bookings can be made at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, go to: www.shirshamarie.com/qigong-seminars


Easter weekend - Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April -  9.30am to 5.30pm

I will be giving 3 Talks on Qigong throughout the weekend. These talks will include the opportunity to sample a variety of Qigong self-healing exercises. These simple techniques will introduce the gentle and nurturing quality of Qigong as a practice for health maintenance. The talks scheduled are as follows:

Friday 29th March – 11am to 12noon

“Qigong and the skeletal system” - Improving flexibility and ease of movement.

Sunday 31st March – 4pm to 5pm

“Qigong and the respiratory system” – Increasing oxygenation of the blood and every cell of the body.

Monday 1st April – 12 noon to 1pm

“Qigong and the Organs” - Promoting and maintaining the health of the organs.

I hope you can come along and enjoy the many benefits of this ancient exercise system that has healed and inspired people for thousands of years.

27th anniversary of the Dojang

DSCN0846My Taiji teacher, Patrick Kelly, just did his last class in Australia, at our beautiful Martial Arts Dojang here in Byron Bay. On experiencing him teaching and demonstrating his expert knowledge of the art of Taiji and seeing the focused awareness of all students present, I was reminded, as always, of how profound and enriching the system of Taiji is – an ever deepening path of meditation, that takes the practitioner into deeper and deeper states of consciousness. I, like many others throughout the world, am honoured and privileged to know Patrick and to have learnt from him over these many inspiring years.

I also feel grateful for this unique and wonderful Martial Arts Dojang – so full of light and presence. Perhaps this has been created by the 27 years of health, martial arts and meditation traditions, practiced here by so many sincere and dedicated students. The Dojang has a light and peaceful ambience and there is a sparkling sense of love infused throughout the space. Thankyou to all past and present students. I am looking forward to many more years of deepening and refining the body, mind and spirit through martial arts and meditation practices.

Traditions That Have Healed and Inspired
for Thousands of Years

Shirsha Marie
Founder & Principal
Heart Mind Centre (est. 1986)
Post: P.O. Box 819 Byron Bay N.S.W. 2481 Australia
Tel: 0400 558181

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