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



Patreon Tiers Feb 2024

Lesson details


  • 2, 9, 16, 23 June
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 July
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 August
  • This Qigong is on rotation and will run for 3 months from June to August 2023. The complete set of movements will be taught over the course.

Schedule Five Animals Qigong

Video Library

All students, both YIN and YANG subscription gain access to our video library. Watch via video on demand anytime on any device:

  • Loosening Exercises
  • Chen Tai Chi Silk Reeling Basics Video Course
  • Chen Tai Chi 15 Form Video Course
  • Earth Qigong for Women Video Course
  • 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong Video Course
  • Standing Practice Video Course

Book a Trial Class


  • Cost: £5.
  • Chose the date you wish to attend and make your booking up to 6 days before.
  • No Access: To class recordings.
  • No Access: To our private online network.


  • Cost: £34 per month + VAT subscription.
  • All live stream Zoom classes – interactive via web cam, receive guidance & ask questions.
  • Access to class recordings via video on demand available for one month.
  • Access to the school video library.
  • Access to our online Tai Chi & Qigong community, a private network and support group.

Yin Subscription


  • Cost: £17 per month + VAT subscription.
  • Access to class recordings via video on demand available for one month.
  • Access to the school video library.
  • Access to our online Tai Chi & Qigong community, a private network and support group.


Livestream: Via Zoom.  Sign up for a free account and download the app. Students to have their webcams on during the class to receive feedback and guided adjustments.  Microphones on mute, use the chat function for questions during the class. You will not appear visually on the recordings.

Video Catch Up: The live-streams are recorded in 1080p HD, you will have access to the previous month via video on demand.

Booking Notice: Your account needs to be set up manually. Please purchase your subscription with a minimum of 24 hours notice of the first livestream class you want to attend i.e. do not purchase the subscription on the day of the lesson. Thank you.

Contact: Any questions please contact Nicola here.

Caveat: Please note that learning online is not a replacement for in person classes. Tai Chi and Qigong should ideally be taught in a hands on manner, where movement, posture and alignment corrections are given and shown physically.

Suited To:  No experience needed. All of the movements will be performed standing up with stepping and walking exercises. You must be able to stand and move around for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The movements can be demanding on the body. This livestream class is not suitable for students with chronic health, who will continue to be taught under private tuition and in the Hibernating Bear livestream.

Space: You need enough room to walk a small circle, anything from 2 metre square upwards.

Medical History: As with all medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health, please consult with your Doctor prior to starting a class. Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation are not a replacement for conventional medical treatment.  Please advise instructor Nicola prior to class of any medical conditions, injuries and/or ill-health that may prevent you from safely taking part.

Terms of Online Purchases

Trial Cancellations: No changes, refunds or cancellations of the trial class.

Patreon Payment Terms: Monthly automatic renewal via Patreon. Cancellations apply from the next month.  Please read Patreon’s subscription terms here.

Annual Leave: The cost takes into account 4 weeks of annual leave per year. 2 weeks in the summer and 2 weeks in the winter. No live classes during this time.

Requirements: A good size PC monitor, a good internet connection and computer speakers. Best suited to a laptop or home PC. Mobile devices are not suitable for the livestream as the screen size is too small.

Legal: We are based in the UK and governed by UK jurisdiction.

Additional information


Tue 28 July 1-2pm, Tue 4 August 1-2pm, Tue 11 August 1-2pm

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