Deception Training
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Deception Training

Deception Training Body Language and the Mind Body Connection The relationship between Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation practice and how you hold yourself in stillness and movement. The Stress Response What does the fear, stress, anxiety, scared, afraid, discomfort or nervous response look like in your posture and movement? Posture: Hands are hidden or closed,…

Meditation Myths
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Meditation Myths

Meditation Myths There is a lot of misinformation about what meditation and mindfulness are, mixed in with unnecessary stereotypes and superiority. For many this puts the stillness practices out of reach. When I teach meditation and mindfulness, I strip away preconception, expectation and myths. Simplicity is the key. On a basic level mindfulness and meditation…

Healthy Movement Livestream
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Healthy Movement Livestream

Healthy Movement Livestream Online Tai Chi & Qigong for Health In response to the current health difficulties, we now offer two online Tai Chi and Qigong live-stream classes each week. These lessons are available globally. You don’t need a lot of space, a step or two in any direction and pets are welcome. These classes…

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream
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Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream

Chronic Pain Qigong Livestream Come along to our monthly online livestream for those living with chronic pain, who would like to explore gentle and powerful movements for both mind and body.  Join instructor Nicola from the warmth and comfort of your own home for an hour of self discovery, discussion and practice in a private…

Chronic Pain Course IOW
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Chronic Pain Course IOW

Chronic Pain Course IOW ReMap Course Summary – March to June 2019 Wednesday 12 June 2019 saw the completion of the 12 week ReMap course in Newport on the Isle of Wight, a movement and stillness class for those living with chronic pain. Over the duration I introduced the students to ‘Hibernating Bear Tai Chi’, covering…

Spring Womens Qigong Class
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Spring Womens Qigong Class

Spring Womens Qigong Class Join the monthly online Qigong for women gathering to explore healthy and powerful movements for physical health and mental ease with instructor Nicola in her virtual classroom.  All from the comfort of your own home. Open to all levels of students, whether a new beginner or seasoned Qigong practitioner.  Whatever your fitness…

Celebrating International Womens Day
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Celebrating International Womens Day

Celebrating International Womens Day  * Online Qigong Event – From My Home To Yours * FULLY BOOKED Celebrate International Woman’s Day with instructor Nicola on Sunday 10 March 2019 at 10.30am. Join our virtual classroom and experience learning qigong online with women from across the globe. “I would love you all to join me for…

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi
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Hibernating Bear Tai Chi

Hibernating Bear Tai Chi “Build a Strong Foundation for Mind and Body Health” The phrase “Hibernating Bear” comes from instructor Nicola’s ethos to make authentic Tai Chi and Qigong available to all abilities of students, no matter age, physical ability or location. The online hibernating bear lessons follow the Taoist principles of kindness, modesty and…

Detoxing through Movement
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Detoxing through Movement

Detoxing through Movement The Importance of the Lymph System to Health Most of us know that a sedentary lifestyle causes health to decline, and yet a large part of the population of all ages do not move or exercise regularly. Sitting at a desk, lounging on the sofa, driving, lying in bed and so on….

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You
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Prolonged Sitting is Killing You

Prolonged Sitting is Killing You Tai Chi and Qigong to improve your posture in daily life If you have attended my Tai Chi and Qigong classes, you’ll know how emphatic I can be regarding frequent healthy movements and postural health in your daily life. By practicing the Classical Chinese arts regularly, the corrections to your…

Travel with Hope
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Travel with Hope

Travel with Hope A Parkinsons Disease Interview Introduction This interview on April 11, 2014 is an update to a previous interview on March 15, 2013. Meet ‘John Doe’ and read his story of learning to live with Parkinsons Disease (PD). He studied Qigong with me, instructor Nicola for a three year duration as private tuition…

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins
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Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins

Tai Chi for Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance (chemical neurotransmitter) within the human body. It helps to control our mood, emotions, thought patterns, learning and sleep by carrying signals in between the nerve cells (neurons). It is located in the intestines, within the central nervous system, the brain and in blood…