Tai Chi Hurt My Knees
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Tai Chi Hurt My Knees There are many barriers to starting something new, whether a hobby, new job or leisure activity. We are our worst enemy sometimes and our minds will throw up all sorts of reasons why not to … Read More

Summer Qi for the Heart
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Summer Qi for the Heart Summer is an expansive time of year that is governed by the fire element and the heart in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your heart in the summer months. The … Read More

Meditation Myths
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Meditation Myths There is a lot of misinformation about what meditation and mindfulness are, mixed in with unnecessary stereotypes and superiority. For many this puts the stillness practices out of reach. When I teach meditation and mindfulness, I strip away … Read More

Spring Qi for the Liver
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Spring Qi for the Liver Spring is a time of re-birth and new growth. A time for outward expression, like the first signs of plant life that burst out of the earth. A time for new beginnings and waking up. … Read More

Building Resilience in 2021
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Building Resilience in 2021 Do not worry, this is not a blog post with a humble brag about how I wrote a novel during the 2020 restrictions or learned how to perfect the art of the soufflé. Nope, I’m the … Read More

Winter Qi for the Kidneys
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Winter Qi for the Kidneys Winter is yin by nature, a time for consolidating, stillness and retreating within. It is a dark, cold, wet and icy time. The winter solstice is seen as absolute yin, with the tiniest spark of … Read More

Autumn Qi for the Lungs
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Autumn Qi for the Lungs Autumn is a mellowing and contracting time of year that is governed by the metal element and the lungs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Here are my suggestions for strengthening your lungs as the weather … Read More

Distance Learning Taiji Qigong
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Private Tuition – Video Learning

Learn Tai Chi and Qigong from wherever you live in the world. This distance learning format is for students who live in a time zone that is outside of our UK schedule. You will learn remotely via personalised videos uploaded to the Tai Chi cloud.  You will be the type of person who enjoys working from a range of resources, is engaged in the learning process, is self led in your practice and happy videoing your progression. If you enjoy a challenge and like being active in your training, this is for you.

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Support Small Businesses
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Help The Little Guys! One way we can continue to support small and local businesses without leaving the home, is to buy online. Whether gift vouchers for your local restaurant and massage therapist to use at a later date, or … Read More

Healthy Movement Livestream
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Healthy Movement Livestream Online Tai Chi & Qigong for Health In response to the current health difficulties, we now offer two online Tai Chi and Qigong live-stream classes each week. These lessons are available globally. You don’t need a lot … Read More

Weekly Livestream
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Online Tai Chi & Qigong for Health

Learn dynamic, relaxing and strengthening movements from the comfort of your own home. Boost your immune system, reduce stress, strengthen your body, detox through movement, and learn how to release physical and mental tension. These ‘casual study’ classes cover a variety of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong movements focusing on improving health, resilience, well-being and longevity. Join instructor Nicola’s online community and take a positive step towards your personal health.

 

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Tai Chi for Spine Health
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Tai Chi for Spine Health An Unhealthy Spine The spine is key to health. One of my teachers once said that Tai Chi and Qigong all focus on spinal health. We use the phrase ‘structural integrity’ when talking about the … Read More

Ways to Relieve Stress
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Ways to Relieve Stress Managing stress is often overlooked. Our bodies are not built for the modern world. There is growing pressure on everyone, to go faster, be more productive, achieve more, do more and so on. Before we look … Read More

The Anti Guru
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The Anti Guru I describe myself as the anti-guru. My role as a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor is not to elevate myself onto a pedestal, and to ensure that you as a student don’t elevate me either. I’m the … Read More

Newport Tai Chi Winter Spring 2020
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** PLEASE NOTE FROM TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020 – CLASS CLOSED ** To be reviewed in September 2021. Any changes will be sent out in the school newsletter and on the blog. Winter – Spring Term 2020 Join our community … Read More