Qigong (pronounced chee gung – sometimes spelled Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese health care system that combines physical postures and breathing techniques: it means ‘vital energy (Qi) cultivation (Gong)’.
In accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi flow and balance are at the root of all health conditions. When the balance of Qi is disrupted, ailments and illness occur; when the balance is restored, health is re-established. Working through gentle exercise with Qi will help accelerate healing, slow ageing, relieve stress and enhance learning.
I have been practising Qigong since 2002, qualifying as an instructor in February 2009. I run classes and workshops for adults and children of all abilities around Derbyshire and Staffordshire and was one of the principal tutors for the Fit as a Fiddle programme, which was co-ordinated by Age UK Derby & Derbyshire between 2008 and 2012.
I am the Qigong teacher at Ashbourne Physiotherapy Centre, an approved Strictly No Falling (falls prevention) tutor and work on an ad hoc basis within both the statutory and voluntary health and social care sectors.
In addition, I also offer private one-to-one sessions in Qigong, meditation and therapeutic healing.