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  • Winter Solstice Workshop 2023

    Winter Solstice Workshop

    £15.00

    Qigong & Meditation Live on Zoom

    Join me virtually on Zoom for an evening of nourishing breath work, relaxing Qigong and stillness meditation on the winter solstice 2023. Learn relaxing movement and stillness techniques to foster a calm state and release physical tension. Dip into the world of internal cultivation practices for health, happiness and longevity.

    In the Chinese calendar this is the time of absolute yin, known as Dong Zhi, with the shortest day and the longest night in the year. The yin yang symbol is a visual representation of the Chinese calendar, depicting the season changes. At the winter solstice the sun moves to the most southerly position of -23.5 degrees. It is a time of rebirth, where the days after begin to slowly lighten as we move forward into the winter season.

    In Chinese culture Dong Zhi is a time for festivities, family gatherings and a time for the farmers to prepare food for the upcoming cold winter weather.  The winter solstice is the turning point, when the shortest day comes and goes, a time to celebrate this time of yin, optimism and looking forward. Join my virtual Qigong gathering to celebrate the return of light.

    Friday 22 December at 6pm UK

  • Chen Tai Chi Group Class

    Tai Chi Livestream

    Online Chen Tai Chi Classes

    Learn traditional Chen Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home. Join our silk reeling and Chen Tai Chi foundations class on Zoom with catch up on demand. And gain access to our Chen Tai Chi form video library to learn the Chen 5 elements and Chen 15 short forms. Our lessons aim to give momentum to your home practice. Learn how to improve your posture, how to apply the body mechanics and develop the principles. Bring your quality of Tai Chi movements to life. Beginners welcome.

    Foundations – Sundays 10.15am to 11.30am
    Form – Vimeo on Demand – Anytime

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    Yang Subscription

    Yin Subscription

  • Hibernating Bear Tai Chi Live Stream

    Hibernating Bear Livestream

    Tai Chi & Qi Gong Online Class

    The Hibernating Bear lessons offer a more gentle approach to training Tai Chi and Qigong. The weekly Zoom livestream class include seated and standing movements, guiding you through gentle tension relief, physical relaxation and meditation techniques. Give momentum to self-care, boost your mental health and support your physical body with kindness. Open to everyone, for all abilities, for all ages especially those living with chronic health, chronic pain and chronic fatigue, senior citizens, and anybody who would like to nourish the mind and body through relaxing movement and stillness. Beginners welcome to join. 

    4 x video on demand classes p/month

    Fire Subscription1 x video on demand class p/month

    Water Subscription

  • Earth Qi Gong For Women Zoom Class

    Qigong for Women Livestream

    Online Qigong Classes via Zoom.

    Strengthen and nourish the mind, body and spirit with Earth Qigong for Women.  Gentle and powerful movements to support female health, aid inner healing, foster a calm state, improve flexibility and release tension. The YANG live stream subscription is fully immersive and interactive, follow along with in-depth instruction and work with instructor Nicola to develop your Qigong movements via webcam. Don’t worry if you miss a class as the last month is available to watch on catch up.  Beginners welcome to join. 

    Fridays 9.45am to 11.00am UK

    September to November 2023

    Returning in 2024

  • Five Animals Qigong Class

    5 Animals Qigong Livestream

    Online Qigong Classes via Zoom.

    Learn the ancient Taoist exercise routine of the Five Animals Qi Gong – Wu Qin Xi. This three month livestream will cover the 10 animal postures, learn to imitate the animals characteristics and movements for health preservation.  This Qi Gong routine is dated circa 25-220 A.D., with the source attributed to Hua Tuo, a Classical Chinese Medicine doctor from the Eastern Han Dynasty. The YANG live stream subscription is fully immersive and interactive, follow along with in-depth instruction and work with instructor Nicola to develop your Qigong movements via webcam. Don’t worry if you miss a class as the last month is available to watch on catch up.  Beginners welcome to join.

    Fridays 9.45am – 11.00am

    June, July, August 2023

     

  • 8 Pieces Brocade Qigong Class

    8 Pieces Brocade Livestream

    Online Qigong Classes via Zoom.

    Learn the popular Ba Duan Jin Qigong routine over this 6 week course. A foundation level routine for all levels. New beginners are especially encouraged to join this course, as it is one of the easiest routines to learn and is a great introduction to Qigong as a movement system. Learn the movement choreography, structural alignment, applied relaxation and expansive lengthening. Join live on Zoom for a fully immersive lesson via webcam, following along with in-depth instruction and guidance from instructor Nicola to develop your Qigong movements.

    Fridays 9.45am – 11.00am

    5 January to 9 February 2024


    Link not yet live for the trial class, coming soon

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    Bookings now open for advance payment:

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    Bookings open for Patreon on 30 December:

    Yin Subscription
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  • 8 Energies Circle Walking Zoom

    8 Energy Circle Walking Livestream

    Online Qigong Classes via Zoom.

    Learn the eight postures in a circle walking Qi Gong and discover the energies of the eight trigrams in Taoist philosophy. There are many health benefits of circle walking, from helping to balance emotions, connecting the upper and lower body, increase circulation, help create more energy and harmonise the activities of the brain and heart. The YANG live stream subscription is fully immersive and interactive, follow along with in-depth instruction and work with instructor Nicola to develop your Qigong movements via webcam. Don’t worry if you miss a class as the last month is available to watch on catch up.  Beginners welcome to join.

    From 1 December 2023 for 4 Weeks

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  • Chen Tai Chi Online Private Lesson

    Chen Tai Chi Online Tuition

    1 hour live online private lesson

    £37 – £45 per hour

    Learn Chen style Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home via Zoom with instructor Nicola. Progress through the Chen Tai Chi syllabus at your own pace and develop authentic Tai Chi movements and skills. Learn the signature Chen style body mechanics, principles of movement, silk reeling drills, Zhan Zhuang and the empty hand forms. This online private class is for the type of person who enjoys being engaged in the learning process and active in their training.

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  • Chen Tai Chi Silk Reeling Private Lesson

    Silk Reeling Online Tuition

    1 hour live online private lesson

    £37 – £45 per hour

    Learn Chen style Tai Chi silk reeling energy exercises via Zoom with instructor Nicola. This series of repetitive spiralling qigong movements develop integrated strength, body awareness, unity in movement, co-ordination, stability, balance, dynamic relaxation, grounding and breath work. They are the foundation movement of Chen style Tai Chi and are also known as Chan Si Gong.  The movements are a great training ground to develop the principles of movement and body mechanics of Chen style.

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  • Qigong for Women Private Class

    Earth Qigong for Women

    1 hour live online private lesson

    £37 – £45 per hour

    Learn a powerful women’s medical Qi Gong routine via Zoom.  Balance your energy, spirit and emotions through aligning the posture and breathing deeply with focused awareness. Designed to improve female health and wellbeing using the internal healing and strengthening art of Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Learn effective techniques in the comfort of your own home.

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  • Qigong Online Private Tuition

    Health Qi Gong

    1 hour live online private lesson

    £37 – £45 per hour

    Learn Qi Gong exercises in the comfort of your own home in a private lesson that is tailored to your needs, physical ability and learning style. Discover a variety of healthy movements that combine 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. Make a positive step to improve your personal health and wellbeing.

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  • Hibernating Bear Private Lesson

    Hibernating Bear Online Tuition

    1 hour live online private lesson

    £37 – £45 per hour

    Learn to manage your health baseline with gentle and dynamic Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements. Hibernating Bear Tai Chi is for those living with chronic illness, degenerative health, during injury recovery, living with a different baseline from the norm, senior citizens and the elderly. These lessons are tailored individually to your physical ability, to help improve your quality of life. Learn in the comfort of your own home via Zoom in these 1-2-1 classes. Read about instructor Nicola’s own personal journey with chronic health. 

    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. My aim 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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  • Distance Learning Tai Chi Qigong

    Distance Learning Tai Chi

    £45.00

    Private tuition via personalised video learning.

    Learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong or Taoist meditation 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.

  • Chronic Pain Tai Chi Qigong

    Chronic Pain Online Course

    £370.00

    10 Week Live Online Private Tuition

    Learn movement and stillness practices to help manage the symptoms of chronic pain. The Hibernating Bear Tai Chi syllabus has been specifically designed by instructor Nicola for those living with a different health baseline from the norm. This 10 week ‘private tuition’ course covers a variety of techniques that give insight into natural ways to aid the physical and psychological impact of living with chronic pain.

    Instructor Nicola has distilled her professional Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation experience along with her research and personal experience living with chronic and acute pain to create this unique course. The course content will be guided by you, your baseline, your pacing and your needs. Take a gentle yet powerful step towards personal health and wellbeing.

    Zoom

  • My Tai Chi Book

    Tai Chi Qigong Ebook

    Downloadable PDF file.

    Instructor Nicola has been a regular Tai Chi and Qigong blogger since 2010. This E-Book is a collection of her Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation musings, covering the learning process, expectations, principles and movements. Purchase of this book helps support this website and is an opportunity to read all of the articles in a formatted way without advertisements.

    Cost: £12.00

  • World Tai Chi Qigong Day

    World Tai Chi Qigong Day

    £0.00

    FREE ZOOM LIVE STREAM CLASS

    Join us on the last Saturday in April to celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day! This class is open to everyone and is being hosted by instructor Nicola at Earth Balance Tai Chi from the UK.  Take an hour out of your day to discover Chen Tai Chi and health Qi Gong exercises. Learn to calm the mind whilst strengthening the body.  For new beginners and seasoned students, our virtual school is open to all. Let’s celebrate together.  Bookings are open via this page to reserve your place. See you in class!

    Saturday 29 April from 10am – 11am

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