Chronic Pain Online Course

10 Week Live Online Private Tuition

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi has been specifically designed for those living with chronic pain with a differing health baseline from the norm. This 10 week ‘private tuition’ course covers a variety of movement and stillness practices that give insight into natural ways to aid the physical and psychological impact of living with chronic pain.


Suited to those that would like to be active in their self-care management programme. Instructor Nicola has distilled her professional Tai Chi and Qigong experience along with her research and experience living with chronic and acute pain to create this unique course.




Duration:  One hour live online private tuition per week, over a 10 week duration (10 lessons total).

Payments / Tuition Fees:  If you would like to be considered for a discounted rate for this 10 week course please contact Nicola. Thank you. To book a one hour class from the Hibernating Bear syllabus, visit this page.

Your Location: We are based in the UK and operate on either GMT or BST time zones. Lessons are available globally.

Instructor: Nicola.

10 Week Syllabus

What You Will Learn

  • Gentle loosening exercises to warm the body
  • Relaxing deep breathing and soft movement techniques to calm the mind
  • Standing, sitting and lying down stillness practices
  • A variety of Qigong and Tai Chi movements
  • How to progressively to build up to a regular exercise routine

N.B. This is not tuition where you will learn a Tai Chi routine or a qigong set. The focus is on the movements, as a way to aid the symptoms of chronic pain.

Suited To: These lessons are open to beginner level students upwards, where no experience is needed. Everyone is welcome from 18 years to 80 plus.

Medical History: Before joining a class all students must advise of any limitations or pre-existing conditions that may prevent them from engaging safely in Tai Chi and Qigong on the medical history form provided via email. Our privacy policy is noted here.

Terms of Online Purchases

Format: Over Zoom or Facebook video call, your instructor Nicola will guide you through live online private tuition (one to one). The lesson will be a mixture of instructor demonstration, student observation, discussion, practice and correction.

Advance Payment Method: Debit or credit card via Paypal only (you do not need a Paypal account).

Requirements: Highspeed broadband internet connection, web camera, computer microphone, computer speakers. Your webcam must be set up and tested in advance so that your whole body is shown in the video screen with speakers and microphone working.

Bookings: Once you have purchased this product, instructor Nicola will contact you to arrange your lesson time. If you would like to check in advance whether a particular time/date is available, please contact Nicola in advance.

Terms: To cancel the complete 10 week course after your payment has been made, please give 48 hours notice of the first lesson. To reschedule your lesson, please give 24 hours notice. No refunds/changes outside of these time frames.

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

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. All students will be required to complete a medical history form prior to joining a class.