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 - Shifu 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, Wushu Tai Chi Qigong Australia and the Tai Chi Association of Australia.
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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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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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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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​Angelo is a professional trainer with extensive experience in the field of adult education. His passion for nature, healthy living, fitness and working with people drove him to obtain qualifications in biomedical science and horticulture. Leaving the corporate world far behind, and when not teaching Taijiquan, Angelo teaches horticulture and writes professionally on the topics of permaculture and edible gardens.
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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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JinLi Summer Break 2021 Practice Classes

Thornbury - Sunday 10 January - 11.00am
Elwood - Wednesday 13 January - 9.30am
Prahran - Sunday 17 January - 9.30am
Northcote - Monday 18 January - 12.30pm
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Tai Chi at Docklands

EVERY Thursday morning 7.45 to 8.45am 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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Tai Chi and Qigong: A Look Beyond the Practical

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LIVE Seminar Series
Fortnightly from August 2020
Suitable for anyone interested in learning more about the theory behind Taiji and Qigong
Numbers limited to allow for interaction

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Outdoor Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

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Want to get outside for your Tai Chi and Qigong Classes again?
Are you Zoomed out?
Come to any of our outdoor classes... you'll be made more than welcome.
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Professor Yang Yu Bing in Melbourne, Australia

Postponed due to COVID-19

9 to 17 May 2020 Qigong and Taijiquan Workshop Programs. Private Lessons and Small Group Training Available. A unique opportunity to learn from one of the most highly sought after Professors at Beijing Sport University. All Programs and Training in English.
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Chinese Lunar New Year - Massed Taijiquan Performance - 1 February 2020

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Join the largest gathering of people doing Tai Chi in the Southern Hemisphere - Saturday 1 February 2020!
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