STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT
Wellbeing through movement and meditation practices.
WHAT I OFFER
I am offering regular group classes in Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan in South Devon and tailor-made wellbeing sessions for individuals or small groups.
For beginners, I am offering 'Dragon and Tiger Qigong', a relatively simple form to learn, comprising of seven movements paired on the left and right sides of the body. This form will be taught as a short 'course' over a period of 4 weeks. Despite being relatively easy to learn, it offers numerous health benefits. For some, this form will be enough and will serve as a valuable asset to any regular health practice.
Tuesdays, 7.00-8.30pm at Totnes Natural Health Centre, TQ9 5DW.
£40 for the 4-week course.
Please contact for details of the next course (please note, this is not a 'drop-in' class).
Tai Chi Chuan Classes
For those with prior experience, or those who learn 'Dragon and Tiger Qigong' and want to continue to deepen their practice, I will be teaching the 99 movement Tai Chi Chuan form of the Cheng Ming System. Alongside Tai Chi Chuan, I will also teach Qigong (Zhan Zhuang) and push hands, which are also integral parts of the system. The 99 movement form takes approximately one year to learn and is taught by learning a small section of the form each class. The first 14 movements act as a basis of the form and take approximately 3 months to learn. Although progress is slow, the benefits of learning the form in this manner should not be underestimated.
Class times: (starting soon)
Wednesday evenings at Meadowbrook Community Centre,
Shinner's Bridge, Dartington,
£10 per class
(please contact for times and details of when classes will start).
Tailor-made Wellbeing Sessions
Alongside regular group classes in Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, I am also offering tailor-made classes for individuals or small groups. Depending on the desired aim, whether it be more of a 'physical workout', a 'relaxing meditative practice', or a combination of both, I use my knowledge gained through over 25 years of practice in martial arts and meditative practice, to provide a tailor-made combination of physical movements coupled with meditative exercises, to achieve the desired aim - an improvement in one's holistic health and well-being.
Please contact for more information or to book.
I have been interested in martial arts and Eastern Philosophy since a young age. I began practicing martial arts in 1994, initially learning Tae Kwon Do for 5 years. Since 2003, I have been practicing the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, which I still practise today. In 2007, I began learning the Chinese health practice of Qigong, studying for 3 years in Cardiff in the 'Li Family' system. In 2014, I moved to Tokyo, where I began to diligently practice Tai Chi Chuan in the Cheng Ming System of Wang Shu Chin, under the instruction of Master Hidemine Jibiki. I was very fortunate to receive first-rate instruction in Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong (Zhan Zhuang), 'push hands' and Hsing Yi Chuan from Master Jibiki himself, alongside a variety of teachers at the head branch of the AJSSMAF in Tokyo. I was also very fortunate to receive instruction in Tai Chi Sword, Hsing Yi Chuan and Qigong (Zhan Zhuang) from Hiroko Nakamura (President of the AJSSMAF), as well as instruction in Tai Chi Chuan and Hsing Yi Chuan from Grandmaster Wang Fu Lai, and instruction in Tai Chi Sword from Huang Su Chun.
My interest in Eastern Philosophy also began around 1994 when I first read a copy of the 'Tao Te Ching' at my uncle's house, which sparked a life-long interest in Eastern Philosophy. At the same time, I also remember finding a book on qigong and being able to 'feel the energy', which made a big impression on me at a relatively young age. I continued to read widely on a range of Eastern Philosophies and health practices and in 2000, I began practising the 'Energy Medicine' techniques of Donna Eden. In 2007, I trained in Bi-Aura Therapy and shortly afterwards, I trained in the Zdenko Domancic Method of Bioenergy Therapy, and 'Theta Healing'. I completed Reiki levels 1 & 2 in 2012, and I have worked as a complimentary therapist in the UK and also in Goa, India.
In 2018, I completed an MA Philosophy and Religion - Eastern and Western Thought, and now after many years of study, research and practice, it is my desire to share what I have learnt to benefit others; at a time when there is arguably more need than ever.
t: +44 7397 810157