Meet our Team

All JinLi's instructors are trained to the highest professional standard. Each of them brings their own unique qualifications and experience to the school, ensuring that the collective knowledge is unparalleled. Sharing of knowledge and experience is what we specialise in. While each of us has our own teaching style, we all believe in sharing our knowledge with our students freely and openly.


PRINCIPAL - Master Tara Brayshaw

Tara has been studying Taijiquan and Qigong for nearly 25 years and has a 5th Duan in Wushu from the Chinese Wushu Association and a 3rd Duan in Health Qigong from the Chinese Health Qigong Association. The majority of her training has been under the guidance of Master Han Jin Song. She has also been extremely fortunate to undergo intensive training programmes both here and in China with Grand Master Chen Xiao Wang, Professors Men Hui Feng, Kan Gui Xiang, Yang Li, Liu Yu Ping, Xiang Han Ping, Hua Hua, Wang Xiao Jun, Masters Hui He Tong and Yuan Li Min. She has been a Nationally Accredited Sporting Coach, underwent the Beijing Sport University Taijiquan Coach Accreditation Program, the International Health Qigong Instructor Program, and is currently a Certified Instructor with Martial Arts Australia.
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SENIOR TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG INSTRUCTOR - Sifu Lily Liang

Lily holds a 3rd Duan in Health Qigong from the Chinese Health Qigong Association. She has been studying Chinese Martial Arts since 2002 having been inspired by her very first workshop with Grand Master Liu Jinru on Cheng Style Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm) and has never looked back.

The majority of her early training was under the guidance of Master Liu Deming, 5th Generation inheritor of the Liu He Zi Ran Men lineage where she continued to study her beloved Cheng Style Baguazhang along with Taijiquan. She also had the great privilege of undergoing intensive training programs with a variety of great Chinese masters including Professor Yang Li of Beijing Sport University and Master Qin Guang Cheng, to whom she became an interpreter for his workshops throughout Australia.
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MINDFULNESS CONSULTANT - Dr Lisa Pizaro

Lisa is a university lecturer in Australia and overseas.

Her background includes teaching meditation and mindfulness in community, education and corporate settings.
Her passion to understand the mind led her to research Eastern philosophy and meditation in Japan, Korea and South East Asia. She saw connections between Asian wisdom and the Andean philosophy she encountered while living in South America. As both of these philosophic strands were evident in the self-discovery practices of the Wellbeing movement she explored this insight in a Masters thesis at Melbourne University and undertook further research in Creativity, Communication and Culture in her PhD at VU.
Recently she has been researching neuroscience and creativity, and writing professionally.
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Low Cost Tai Chi at Docklands

EVERY Thursday morning 7.30 to 8.30am at The Deck on The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
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Free Tai Chi for Seniors during Victorian Seniors Week 8 to 15 October 2017

A great opportunity to try Tai Chi and Qigong, meet other like-minded people and discover the benefits of gentle exercise.
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Qigong POP-UP Class

The perfect way to manage the rigours of the Festive Season!!
Have Fun... Enjoy... Feel healthier and better about yourself...
Thursday mornings 9.30 to 10.30am until Christmas.
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Spring into Summer with FREE QIGONG in Yarraville

Courtesy of Active Maribyrnong
Classes on Saturdays 2.30 to 3.30pm
18 November to 16 December
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JinLi Spring Break Practice Classes


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Tai Chi and Sail Day


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JinLi in China 2017 - A Taiji & Qigong Training Experience


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