Skype Lessons

Learn Chen Tai Chi, Qigong & Meditation Online via Skype, Zoom, Facebook

For students who prefer to learn Chen Tai Chi, Qigong and Taoist meditation in their own home, view over our options below for live online lessons via Skype, Zoom or Faceboom video call with instructor Nicola.  Join our virtual classroom and learn ancient movements using modern technology.  Nicola offers both private online tuition and group online tuition. We are based in the UK and operate on either GMT or BST time zones. Lessons are available globally.

Live Online Private Tuition

Instructor Nicola offers two types of online private tuition. You can choose between live online private tuition or distance learning private tuition. Whether you wish to focus on loosening and relaxing the mind and body, or traditional Chen Tai Chi training, instructor Nicola will accommodate your needs. Read more about Nicola's approach to teaching, called the 'Anti Guru'.

Chen Tai Chi Following the forms of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. Study loosening exercises, foundation movements, Chen 5 elements, Chen four corners, Chen 18 form and Chen 74 form.
Silk Reeling Energy Learn Chen Tai Chi silk reeling exercises as a qigong routine. These are the foundations movement of Chen style and contain the signature spiralling and coiling movements.
Qigong For health and wellness, learn from a range of Qigong routines: 8 pieces of brocade, 5 animals qigong, eight energy circle walking and earth qigong for women.
Taoist Meditation Stillness practices and passive Qigong to calm and nourish the mind. The inner smile and microcosmic orbit meditations.
Hibernating Bear Tai Chi For those who live with a different health baseline from the norm. Movement and stillness practices to aid the symptoms of chronic health, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.
Nourish through Breath Learn how to breathe well for life. This breathwork programme is designed to support your health and wellbeing with effective breathing control techniques.

1. Live-Stream: These private tuition classes are interactive, using internet live-streaming via Zoom. We engage as if we were together in person. Read over one of our student testimonials of training private tuition from the comfort of their own home here. In this type of lesson, the pace and content is guided by you. The lesson will be a mixture of instruction, observation, method and principle, flow and choreography, covering many aspects of the Qigong and Chen Tai Chi learning process.

2. Distance Learning via Videos: This private tuition lesson 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.

Online Private Tuition Testimonial: "Nicola is hands down the best Tai Chi instructor I have studied with in my 27 years of practice. Her wealth of knowledge is quite vast, her compassion and caring go on even further. Nicola doesn't just show you the gross moves she explains all the principles and makes sure they are all being implemented in your practice. Also positive constructive criticism aimed at helping you advance. She has said to me more than once that my abilities will surpass her someday, something you never hear from other teachers, their ego gets in the way. Her ability to make adjustments and tweak things over Zoom is unparalleled. I hope she never runs out of things to teach me."

Group Live-Stream

Our online group classes include both 'casual study' and 'formal study', covering a variety of Chen Tai Chi and Qigong movements.  Casual classes include Chen Tai Chi foundations, known as Jibengong. You can dip in and out of these classes as each week is a stand-alone lesson. The theme of a lesson covers the various different layers of learning Chen style Tai Chi with a detailed look at the principles and alignment in movement. Learn about the stress response, spiralling the limbs, detoxing through movement, aligning your spine, strengthening through motion, working with baselines, grounding and rooting, understanding pain, the mind body connection, flushing the joints, improving the breath, to protecting the knees, and the meaning of whole body movement. Formal classes include Chen Tai Chi form, known as Tao Lu and Qigong routines. This is structured learning, where you learn a form or routine over a number of weeks. Suited to learners who enjoy a challenge and who would like to practice in between classes at home. Join our classes on Patreon!

If you think Tai Chi and Qigong are fluffy and easy, think again. We teach the Classical Chinese arts, you can expect to work hard and to learn by method rather than mimic. It's like giving yourself a good deep tissue massage and a session of acupuncture, all through dynamic mindful movements. These classes are designed for small spaces and pets are welcome! Instructor Nicola teaches from her home, usually with her dog snoozing in the background. All of the movements are demonstrated standing up with stepping and moving exercises. You will not need to move around more than 2 - 3 steps in any direction. Visit the webstore for more information.

Group Livestream Student Testimonial, June 2020:  "Nicola was the teacher who introduced me to Qigong & Tai Chi 4 years ago when she lived in Horsham. During lockdown I have discovered her weekly live stream online classes. Nicola is an excellent teacher with a very relaxed, informal, friendly style but she pays a lot of attention to detail & has a very extensive knowledge of Qigong & Tai Chi & the effects on the body. I highly recommend her weekly live stream online classes."