Lee Holden Modern Qigong-Review

UPDATE 29th MAY 2018: This program is no longer available on Mindvalley, however, Lee Holden has a program that is even better that you can purchase here. 

Lee Holden Modern Qigong is hosted by Mindvalley and is an online Qigong training program that demystifies the ancient practice of a powerful energy healing modality that goes back 5000 years.  Qigong has some similarities to Tai Chi, however it is older than Tai Chi, and easier to practice. No special clothes are necessary or special coordination abilities. It is perfect for people with injuries or who dislike intensive exercise, and it may actually have more benefits than intensive exercise.


  • $99 for instant access online. $129 for online access and physical CD’s shipped to your home.

What you get:

  • 6 video lectures which teach you about Qigong and its benefits. 2 video lessons consisting of 10 minute exercises-one for morning and one for the evening.
  • 2 video lessons consisting of 20 minute exercsies-one for morning, one for evening.
  • 6 Bonus lessons which target specific areas such as Qigong for stress and tension, how to have more energy,  better sleep, neck and shoulder pain, focus and mental clarity and Qigong for healing others.
  • Access to the Mindvalley platform which also include which stores your files from the courses you have purchased and makes it extremely easy to download them onto your computer, or watch them directly from the Mindvalley platform.

Lee Holden Modern Qigong

The pros:

  • Lee Holden takes something that is often presented as mystical and complex and breaks it down into something that is easy to understand and easy to practice without it losing any of the powerful effects.
  • You can try before you buy. You can get some free videos sent to you to give you a taster of some of the things you may feel while practicing Qigong and I can guarantee you will definitely feel energy in your body after trying the free exercises.
  • The program is really convenient to access. You can download onto your computer, watch from your smart phone, or save the files and transfer them onto your smart phone which enable you to easily take the exercises with you where ever you go without having to use mobile download data.
  • No need for special gym clothes-practice in whatever you are wearing at the time.
  • Choose between a 10 minute exercise or 20 minute exercise based on how much time you have. But benefits are even felt with a 2 minute exercise.
  • There is a money back guarantee that lasts for 90 days if you are not happy with the program in any way.

The cons:

  • The only real con I feel is that I want more!  After practicing all the lessons for a quite a while, it would be great to have some variety and option to learn more. I would love it if Lee Holden had some kind of membership site where he regularly taught classes online so people can keep learning about Qigong in the convenience of their homes or where ever they happen to be in the world.

Why might I recommend this to anyone who is into Tarot cards?

If you are anything like me, you are too much in your head and not enough in your body. Reading the Tarot (especially if you are new to it) can result in ‘analysis paralysis’ while trying to figure out all the possible meanings of your spreads. When you get into this state, you begin to feel overwhelmed and frustrated and doubt yourself. This is a clue it is time to put the cards down and get back into your body and out of your head and ground yourself with some Qigong!

My experience with the program.

I bought this program back in 2012 and to this very day I still use it most days. I have a background in the fitness industry and have taught all sorts of classes including yoga classes. After learning Qigong from Lee,  my perception of exercising for health and wellness changed forever.

I love Modern Qigong  because it makes me feel:

  • More centered, more energetic and clear for the day ahead, my muscles feel more flexible, whenever I have some pain in my body such as back pain I notice this practice clears it away.

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  • I don’t have to get hot and sweaty to give me a boost of clarity and energy, the benefits are instantly felt and I can easily teach it to others and have them feel the benefits straight away too.
  • Whenever I need a quick refresher after sitting at my desk in front of the computer for hours I can get up and do 5 minutes of this practice and feel as good as new again to continue my work.
  • It also makes me extremely curious about the fact that we are perhaps leaving a whole component out of exercise and health and wellbeing in western society and we could get faster results with our health routines if we included the practice of Qigong with other exercises we do.
  • The program also gives me more energy in order to do more hardcore exercise if I choose to do that, or it acts as a great recovery after doing more intense exercise.

26 thoughts on “Lee Holden Modern Qigong-Review”

  1. this sounds like a very interesting program. I have been looking for something I can do that is not too stressful on the body. I have chronic back pain from spinal stenosis. When I tried Ti Chi with my husband I was sore for days after.Do you think I would be able to handle these exercises? How much bending and stretching is involved and can we taylor it to our own restrictions? I welcome your response.

    1. Hi Liz! (nice name by the way :)) You can absolutely tailor the program to your own restrictions and based on what you are telling me this program would be absolutely perfect for you. It really is the most gentle thing I have come across in all my exercise journeys, yet has also had one of the biggest impacts on me as far as gaining more energy (Bikram yoga was the other that had the biggest impact-which is interesting because Bikram yoga is so hardcore in comparison, but the results after continuous practice are similar-but the Qigong is far less time consuming). Let me know if you have any further questions.

  2. My comments on the Lee Holden’s Morden Qigong-Review are: Since I am interested in exercise and fitness I find this interesting.
    I thought I had heard of every exercise that existed, but not this one.
    I like the fact that you get training to learn about the exercise and its benefit.
    My questions are: Will this type of exercise help an elderly person who is having problems with his balance? And, will this exercise help an elderly person who need a hip replacement and refuse to get one?
    This review is intriguing to me because it has so many benefits that I can use myself, such as: the bonus lessons on stress and tension, better sleep, and focus and mental clarity.
    I think that the ability to get a quick refresher after sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time will be a great selling point, also the quick energy boost.
    I would be interested in this for myself but I just shot my wad on a Nu-Step exercise machine my husband and my health issues.

    1. Hi Ruby, Qigong is the perfect exercise for any age-young or old. With hip issues, you can modify the exercises such as ones that bend deep into the hips by only going as far as your body will allow and still receive benefits from it. The real goal with Qigong is to work with your body, not against it. It is all about releasing resistance and establishing flow. It is helpful for balance issues, but maybe not as much as specific exercises you would do with a personal trainer or physio that target balance issues. It is more a whole body exercise which also makes use of the imagination as you do the training. My favourite benefits are:pain reduction in my body, more feelings of clarity, better breathing due to the expansion of the muscles around my rib cage afterwards and feeling like I have more flexibility without having had to work to hard for it.

  3. Hi, Liz!
    Looking at your site, I see it’s very simple and clean illustrated and well explained what to expect from this program. Over all your site is easy to navigate.
    Personly, I’m not spiritual and stay with my traditional exercise. Wish you all the best to reach your goal.

    1. Hi Wildred, thanks for the compliments. Your really don’t have to be spiritual or believe anything in order to experience the benefits of Qigong. At its simplest, Qigong is just breathing and moving in simple ways that help release tension, make you feel more awake, have more energy and feel more clarity in your mind. That’s it!

  4. Really amazing review. This program seems to be a great alternative for all the people. Day by day we can feel tired or stressful, it can be a great solution to us. Do you use this system? because your experience can help to guide those people like me that are looking for an opportunity to have a better life and a healthy mind. Thanks for share this information.

    1. Hey Alfred, thanks for your comment. Yes! I use this system most days as a regular part of my exercise routine. I truly think it is the missing piece of the puzzle to a complete exersise program. It can be done on its own, or it can be an add on to any other exercise routine.

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    I am familiar with Tai Chi as are most, I think. However , I have heard of Qigong. It sounds very interesting and seems like something i might consider trying. Being the lazy bones I am, i don’t know if I’d ever get to the point where i’d want more. But I can understand your wanting a variety of new moves and exercises. Perhaps you can contact Lee Holden through his website and suggest it. Does he have a mailing list, maybe he’s already planning some more intense courses. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    In the meantime, thank you for sharing your review of this course. I may be back to purchase it through your website after mulling it over. I enjoyed your review!

    1. Funny you mention contacting Lee-the day after I wrote this post I got an email from Mindvalley saying he is doing an intensive online Masterclass as an introduction to his certification training. Ask and you shall receive!!! Thanks for your comment

  6. Hi Liz
    Thank you for your review on qigong, I found it easy to read and very informative. Like you I do have a fitness back ground and I do try and do yoga practice every morning. I now have no urge to go to the gym so to find something else I can do at home that is great for my aging body to help slow down the aging process is exciting. I have already requested a sneak peak video look forward to giving it a try.
    Blessings Corrinda

    1. Hi Corrinda,

      Thanks for your comment! It is funny how the gym becomes less and less appealing as time goes by. I do still go occasionally purely to mix things up a bit, but this Qigong program is my go exercise when I am feeling off, low in energy, fuzzy in the head and stiff AND when I am short on time to exercise for longer. Would love to know how you go with the sneak peak videos! Let me know if you have any further questions-I would be more than happy to help! Thanks for visiting.

  7. Hi, i don’t know anything about this kind of exercises, but it is very interesting to read about, and i think you have done a good job presenting the Qigong training. So this kind of exercises can be done at home in your own livingroom, that is interesting, i will bookmark your site and come back to follow more articles from you.

    1. Thanks Roy. Yep this exercise can be done anywhere! However it is not recommended to do it outside if it is very windy as this has been said to affect Qi (chi) energy. But most people wouldn’t want to be outside if it was really windy anyway! You should try the free training. I can guarantee you will feel something interesting. 🙂

  8. Wow, another great post!
    I find the program really interesting and I would surely include that in my bucket list because this “analysis paralysis” that you talk about is something i frequently experienced. I guess I need a break from the stress and from what you recommended this program might help.
    Thanks for the detailed review!

    1. Hey Lynn! I can absolutely guarantee that you will feel a stress reduction with this program. Not only that, but you will have more energy and resilience generally speaking and feel better in your own skin. I have found it not only helps me physically, but mentally I feel more sharp when I am practicing this program on a regular basis, and I am far less likely to get upset by small things.

  9. Very interesting review for someone like me who has been doing Qigong for over a year. I’ve been doing only the Twelve Pieces of Brocade every morning, so maybe it’s time to learn more, and the site you wrote about, seem like a good place to do it. I’m going to start with the free videos, to see first if it’s for me.

    1. Hey Kristof, it really is a great program and Lee now has an online class 3 times a week every week which is live, so that is something I need to update about this post.

  10. While I’ve never heard of Qigong, I have heard of Tai Chi and it seems very interesting.

    Since they are very similar to one another I would imagine that they convey very similar benefits. Is it true that these types of practices literally energize your body? I’ve heard of people practicing tai chi and while progessing through the movements they’ve experience sudden surges of energy in different parts of their bodies. Have you had a similar experience?

    1. yes I definitely have Alec! The great thing about this particular Qigong practice is that it is actually much more simple and easier to implement than Tai Chi, yet just as effective. If you are interested get the free video training from the link and I can absolutely guarantee you will notice sensations that you have previously been unaware of

  11. Vinnie Prasad

    Hey Liz,

    Great review on modern qigong, I’ve also been apart of the fitness industry for awhile now. A majority of people who think fitness associate it with running or weight training. But I would love to learn and try modern qigong. Since it’s completely left field for me. I will give this a go and keep you updated.

    From a complete beginners perspective.


  12. lifebeginswithyourhealth

    I have heard of this Qigong and even seen books on this home workout, I have never tried it myself but I hear its very healthy for you.

    This sounds like a real good bargain, you get so much for the price. You sound like you do this yourself, how complicated is this for someone new just starting out?

    1. I can honestly say, not complicated at all! You will actually be amazed at how simple and easy this program is to do, yet, there is no complex coordination you have to learn or complex body positions. It is far less technical than doing a perfect squat for example (and far more pleasurable!). If you are interested at all, get the free video for a sample of one of the workouts here. I think if you are at all into health, you will find this very interesting. Thanks for visiting!

  13. Goodday Liz,
    Reading your article about Lee Holden Qigong has a calming effect on me. Wonder what it might do if I were to practise it. Though I am a chinese but I don’t really know Qigong but I learned a lot from your writing.
    How can Qigong help if a person has hypertension or heart pulpitation ? Can they practise Qigong if they have these systoms ? How long a session one needs to practice to see good result ?
    Thank you for your great article.

    1. HI Rehmiee, Qigong is perfect for someone who has heart palpitations or hypertension to practice because it is so powerful-especially when you practice over a period of time as the benefits start to really accumulate.

      You can notice a difference in your body within 5 minutes of practice QIgong It is kind of like a a buzzing and tingling sensation that you experience, and you feel an enhanced sense of vitality straight away. I highly encourage you to check out Lee’s free video. I can assure you will be able to experience the Qi sensation almost immediately. Thanks for stopping by!

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