I often am asked will Tai Chi and Qigong cure anxiety and/or depression? No. The movement arts are not a replacement for professional psychology. If you live with anxiety of depression, it is advised to seek professional advice before joining … Read More
Learning to Take Care of Yourself In my classes I often talk about exercising and training gracefully to your own physical baseline.This phrase comes from my teacher Casey Kochmer, from Personal Tao. Read his article on baselines here. We all … Read More
Join the monthly online Qigong for women gathering to explore healthy and powerful movements for physical health and mental ease with instructor Nicola in her virtual classroom. All from the comfort of your own home. Open to all levels of … Read More
Movement and Stillness for Health and Wellbeing Isle of Wight charity the Independent Arts are launching a new project entitled ‘ReMap’ on 20th March in conjunction with the ‘Chronic Pain’ department at St Mary’s Hospital. This project is designed to … Read More
Exploring the potential of Tai Chi and qigong exercises to aid the genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Instructor Nicola lives with EDS, you can read her journey in health here. Living with a different health base-line from … Read More
** Free Online Event – From My Home To Yours ** FULLY BOOKED *Please contact us to add your name to the cancellation list* Celebrate International Woman’s Day with instructor Nicola on Sunday 10 March 2019 at 10.30am. Join our … Read More
Spring is near and life is beginning to return to the earth. My favourite time of year is about to erupt into pink and white blossom. Isle of Wight – Private Tuition My doors are open to Tai Chi, Qigong … Read More
1 Hour Online Group Lesson
These interactive lessons take place from my home to yours. The lessons focus on the internal healing and strengthening exercise practice of Qi Gong. You will learn to energise, rejuvenate and calm the female mind, body and spirit through powerful postures, deep breathing and body awareness. Learn effective techniques in the comfort of your own home that will help you towards a regular Qigong routine. Suitable for women of all ages and abilities.
Day: Sundays at 10,30am BST.
Dates: 7 April, 5 May, 2 June 2019.… Read More
As student, you can expect many challenges to come up during your training in a group class and your practice at home. Try to hold a positive approach, seeing challenge as opportunity. Tai Chi and Qigong are life-long practices, there … Read More
First let’s look at the difference between intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic Motivation This is when the urge to do something comes from within, for personal reward and personal joy without a goal in mind. You do it for the … Read More
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
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
Introducing Hibernating Bear Tai Chi “Build a Strong Foundation for Mind and Body Health” The phrase “Hibernating bear” comes from instructor Nicola’s ethos to make authentic Tai Chi and Qigong available to all abilities of students, no matter age, physical … Read More
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!
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.