Hibernating Bear Livestream

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Video Course

The Hibernating Bear lessons offer a more gentle approach to training Tai Chi and Qigong. This video programme includes 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. 

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£10 pcm + VAT


Water Tier – Patreon Subscription

  • Cost: £10 per month + VAT subscription.
  • Format: Please note these lessons are not live on Zoom. They are recorded and available to watch at your own time and pace via video on demand within Patreon.
  • Access: To the school video library.
  • Access: To our online Tai Chi & Qigong community, a private network and support group.
  • Access: To patron only posts and resources.
  • Join Here via Patreon.

About you

Everyone is welcome from 18 years to 80 plus. Open to all abilities, all ages and all levels. These lessons are open to beginner level students upwards, no experience needed.  To have the best experience during the live streams you must be physically able to follow along with the class for 1 hour.  These classes are a mixture of:

  • Seated presentation and discussion.
  • Seated or standing loosening exercises.
  • Seated or standing breath work.
  • Seated or standing Tai Chi and Qigong movements.
  • Seated or lying down relaxation and meditation session.

If you have complex health needs where bespoke tuition is needed, these lessons are taught as online private tuition where you work with instructor Nicola directly. Please contact Nicola with any questions about whether you are suitable to participate in the livestream.


What you will learn

N.B. This is not tuition where you will learn a Tai Chi or Qigong routine or a qigong set. The focus is on movements for health and wellbeing. Especially correcting and maintaining physical alignment, with deep muscular / soft tissue /joint movements and diaphragmatic breathing.

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi is for students looking to/for…

        • Be flexible and adaptive in your Tai Chi and Qigong practice, to be able to sit or stand.
        • Aid recovery from injury or illness.
        • Help ease the symptoms of living with chronic or degenerative health conditions.
        • A more gentle and relaxed approach to exercise.
        • To gain confidence before attending a public class.
        • To get back into exercise after being sedentary.
        • Would like to learn in the privacy of the home.
        • A class where all ages and all abilities are welcome.

Hibernating Bear Video Library

We are adding to the programme regularly, here is a list of the current video lessons available to watch via video on demand.

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mindfulness in Stillness & Movement
  • Body Awareness
  • Mind Body Connection
  • Posture & Pain
  • The Skill of Fang Song / Applied Relaxation Part 1 and 2
  • The Absence of Resistance in the Body
  • Stabilising the Knees Part 1 and 2
  • Cross Lateral Movements
  • Regulating the Stress Response
  • Seated 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong
  • Seated Tai Chi Silk Reeling
  • Connecting the Diaphragm in Breath Work
  • Detox the Body through Movement and Breath Work
  • Qigong for the Shoulders – Silent Practice
  • Qigong for the Spine – Masterclass
  • Taoist Meditation Session

More Details

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.

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.

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.

Contact: Any questions please contact Nicola here.

Patreon Payment Terms

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

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

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