Pain Instructs
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Training Tai Chi and Qigong during times of injury, chronic and acute pain can offer some unusual benefits. Simply put, pain instructs. It’s one of the responses in the body that is not subtle, it hurts and we react to … Read More

September School News
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Back to School! It’s that time of year again. September rolls around quickly and with that a renewed enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities. In my experience autumn sees a surge in people wanting to start a new exercise routine and/or hobby. … Read More

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi
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The last school newsletter in April advised that new changes were afoot at Earth Balance Tai Chi. As many of you know instructor Nicola has a unique insight into training Chen style Tai Chi and Qigong when living with chronic … Read More

Chen Tai Chi Online Tuition
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

This lesson is for previous students of Chen style Tai Chi that follow the forms of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. Suited to students who have trained with instructor Nicola. It is also open to students who have some experience in Chen style and understand the foundation movements/basic form.

 

This type of online lesson is suited to students who embrace a self-led learning style as it is not a watch and follow class. As a distance learning student you will be the type of learner that enjoys practicing outside of the lesson, videoing your progression and be happy working from resources to prepare for the lesson ahead. If you enjoy a challenge and welcome being active and engaged in your Chen Tai Chi training, this could be for you!

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Hibernating Bear Online Tuition
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

“Hibernating Bear Tai Chi” comes from instructor Nicola‘s ethos to make authentic Tai Chi and Qigong online training available to all abilities. In this online lesson the content is tailored to the student, where Nicola passes on her unique insight into training the Classical Chinese arts when living with chronic and degenerative health, during injury recovery and/or living with a different baseline from the norm.

 

Every movement I make in my practice has purpose, focus, principles and alignment. I meet each day no matter how challenging with hope and perseverance, as everyday holds potential. My aim as an instructor is to show people that there are other routes to improved health and wellbeing, rather than reliance on allopathic medicine and our crumbling health service.  Healthy, frequent and accurate Tai Chi/Qigong movements are a key part of my life and I hope that I can inspire others with my passion and dedication.” Nicola.

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Nourish Through Breath Online Tuition
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

In ancient Eastern cultures breathing is seen as fundamental to life-long health. This has become lost in the modern world, leaning more on pharmaceutical companies to provide us with ‘better health’. Learning to breathe more effectively can have a profound effect on how all of the systems in our body function. Oxygen intake is vital to staying alive.  In this meditation session you will learn to breathe correctly and be guided through a variety of breathing practices that aid relaxation, focus and grounding.  This lesson is for private online tuition where you will learn at your own pace and be guided throughout by meditation instructor Nicola. These lessons are open to everyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing through effective breathing techniques.… Read More

Inner Smile Online Tuition
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

The first stage of Taoist meditation practice. The Inner Smile meditation is a guided Taoist meditation practice (passive Qigong) to help cleanse and purify the emotional, psychological and physical body. We use a simple heartfelt smile as a connection to inner healing for health, happiness and longevity. By focusing our smiling energy into the internal body we can learn how to:

  • Calm, level and balance the emotions

  • Regulate positive and negative emotions

  • Release tension and soften the internal body

  • Cleanse & purify the internal organs

  • Aid and cultivate inner Qi flow

This lesson is for private online tuition where you will learn at your own pace and be guided throughout by meditation instructor Nicola. These lessons are open to everyone looking for Taoist spiritual development.

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Microscosmic Orbit Online Tuition
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

The Second Stage of Taoist Meditation Practice. The Microcosmic Orbit meditation is a Taoist internal energy practice to cleanse and purify the internal body using the major meridian channels in the body. By opening energy points along these channels we can clear blockages and remove stagnation allowing free flow of Chi in a circuit around the body.  We learn to cultivate, refine and store Chi to aid our health, happiness and longevity. Regular practice will help you towards a greater feeling of grounding, connection and openness in the mind and body.  This lesson is for private online tuition where you will learn at your own pace and be guided throughout by meditation instructor Nicola. These lessons are open to everyone looking for Taoist spiritual development.

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Microscosmic Orbit Guided Meditation
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The Microcosmic Orbit meditation is a Taoist internal energy practice to cleanse and purify the internal body using the major meridian channels in the body. By opening energy points along these channels we can clear blockages and remove stagnation allowing free flow of Chi in a circuit around the body.

We learn to cultivate, refine and store Chi to aid our health, happiness and longevity. Regular practice will help you towards a greater feeling of grounding, connection and openness in the mind and body.… Read More

Inner Smile Guided Meditation
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Audio Download

 

** ONLY AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY STORE, CLICK HERE **

 

The Inner Smile meditation is a guided Taoist meditation practice (passive Qigong) to help cleanse and purify the emotional, psychological and physical body. We use a simple smile as a connection to inner healing for health, happiness and longevity. By focusing our smiling energy into the internal body we can learn how to:

 

  • Calm, level and balance the emotions
  • Regulate positive and negative emotions
  • Release tension and soften the internal body
  • Cleanse & purify the internal organs
  • Aid and cultivate inner Qi flow

 … Read More

Health Qi Gong
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese physical exercise practice that combines the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an aligned posture, focused movement and deep breathing. Dating from around 2-5000 years ago, Qi Gong (the modern name for Dao Yin) is a movement and exercise practice that helps to support health and wellbeing. Learn effective techniques in the comfort of your own home that will help you towards a regular Qigong routine. Each lesson will be tailored to your needs, physical ability and learning style covering a variety of healthy movements.

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Earth Qigong for Women
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1 Hour Live Online Lesson

A powerful women’s medical Qi Gong set dating from 1700 years ago. The set is easy to learn, gentle, soft yet powerful, making it accessible to women of all ages.  The focus is on female health using the internal healing and strengthening art of Qi Gong.  Balancing female energy, spirit and emotions through posture, breath, awareness and the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn effective techniques in the comfort of your own home that will help you towards a regular Qigong routine. Each lesson will be tailored to your needs, physical ability and learning style covering a variety of healthy movements.… Read More