qigong classes

At triyoga we offer weekly qigong classes, taught by some of the UK’s leading teachers.

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Q. What is qigong?

Qigong (alternatively spelled chi gung or chi kung) is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.

Q. What are the benefits of qigong?

The effectiveness of qigong has been proven in China by its beneficial impact on the health of millions of people over thousands of years.

Qigong Gives Mental Clarity – many physical problems are at least partially due to, or aggravated by, mental or emotional stress, so the importance of the inner tranquility developed through qigong cannot be overestimated. The practice of qigong helps manage the stress, anger, depression, morbid thoughts, and general confusion that prey on your mind when your chi is not regulated and balanced.

Physically, slow gentle qigong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph). Thousands of studies have shown qigong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.

Q. How much do qigong classes cost at triyoga?

You can attend any qigong class with all of our class pricing options. View all pricing options here. If you’re new to triyoga we recommend:
50% off first month unlimited membership or you can one class for £18 (in centre drop-in) or £9 (online)

Q. What can I expect from a qigong class at triyoga?

There are many forms of qigong practised throughout the world. Some of these forms involve breathing and meditation to promote spirituality and health while others are more vigorous and include martial arts exercises.

Q. Are qigong classes at triyoga suitable for beginners?

Yes, qigong classes are open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students, with options given for different levels.

The teachers

Mimi Kuo Deemer

Mimi is a senior teacher at triyoga. She has practised qigong since 2003, and yoga since 1996. She started teaching triyoga's first qigong class in 2014, and is the author of Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis: Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit and Xiu Yang: Self-Cultivation for a Happier, Healthier, and Balanced Life.

Thalbert Allen

Co-founder and Director of the College of Elemental Chi Kung, Thalbert trains Chi Kung teachers, and is a Shiatsu practitioner and bio dynamic cranio sacral therapist.

Hanna Luna

Hanna has been practising qigong, t’ai chi and Tibetan healing exercises since 2004. Having drawn from the wisdom of different styles and teachers, she is grateful to her teacher who has direct lineage from Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch’ing and Jun Chi Taiji school with whom she has qualified as an instructor and is a member of the T’ai Chi Union for Great Britain.

Tom Watson

Tom is an accredited teacher and faculty member of the College of Elemental Chi Kung and has over seven years' teaching experience.

Belinda Ackermann

Belinda is an artist, who trained as a theatre designer at Central St. Martins and has spent her career working with dancers. Chi kung is an extension of this lifelong curiosity with how the body communicates and what it is saying in stillness and in motion.

Josh Drewe

Josh began learning t’ai chi and qigong from his father at the age of 16, and has now been practising for over 16 years. He practices various forms qigong, such as Zhan Zhuang and seated meditation, alongside teaching sets for general health and the various body systems (such as cardiovascular, digestive, & respiratory exercises).