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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QIGONG/TAIJIQUAN INSTRUCTOR - Sifu Peter Eves

Peter obtained a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering before becoming a pioneer in the health and wellbeing movement in the 80’s, working as a registered remedial massage therapist. His knowledge of remedial therapies and dry needling has helped sporting people recuperate from punishing exercise programs, assist with injuries, pain management, stress and rehabilitation, in particular working with state level swimmers and runners. He also has a Diploma of Nutrition, giving him a deep understanding of how the body functions, diet and exercise, the mind-body connection along with disease and injury prevention.

Peter started studying Qigong with Grand Master Jack Lim over 30 years ago and has continued to study and train in various forms of Qigong since that time, confirming his belief in the healing benefits of Qigong and Chinese Medicine.
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TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG INSTRUCTOR - Sifu Pei Pei Sim

Pei Pei started her professional career as an accountant in Malaysia before quickly realising that her heart lay in wanting to work with people to help improve their mental and physical wellbeing. She trained as a hairdresser and beauty therapist, dealing not only with people’s physical appearance but their psychological and emotional issues as well. However, she wanted to “give” more, so having commenced Yoga in 2002, she decided to train as an instructor so she could share its benefits with the broader community. This led her to complete an International Yoga Instructor Course with the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors, followed by advanced training in India and postnatal teacher training in 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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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
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JinLi Annual Tai Chi Retreat 2018

Don't miss out this year!
Friday evening 6th April to Sunday 8th April 2018
The perfect way to get away from it all... and "Yes", you can come for just a day.
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Qi Energy: Find the Force Within

Learn how to build, store and release the life force energy we call QI.
Sunday 25th February - 2.00 to 5.00pm
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JinLi Spring Break Practice Classes 2018

Prahran - Sunday 23 September - 9.30am
Reservoir - Sunday 30 September - 10.00am
Elwood - Wednesday 26 September - 9.30am
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JinLi an active supporter of Adult Learner’s Week 1 to 8 September 2018

JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi is encouraging adults of all ages in Melbourne to discover the transformative effect of adult education during Adult Learners’ Week from 1st to 8th September. All our Tai Chi and Qigong classes are open to new students wishing to discover more about these amazing arts.
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Free Tai Chi for Seniors during Victorian Seniors Week 7 to 14 October 2018

The perfect time to try Tai Chi and Qigong, meet other like-minded people, and discover the benefits of these ancient Chinese Arts developed as a tranquil way of keeping fit and improving your health.
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