Qigong & Tai Chi

Qigong is now only taught by Sifu Hepple by private appointment only. Please see our booking form below to make an appointment.

Qigong (pronounced “chee-gung”) is traditionally viewed as a practice to balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as internal or intrinsic energy.

Typically a qigong class involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow movements or static postures and a calm mindful state. Qigong is a great form of gentle exercise and can be practiced by everyone. It is great for improving health as well as concentration levels and focus.

Qigong is also seen as a type of alternative medicine which can help to re-balance energies within the body. This makes it ideal during pregnancy or as a natural alternative to medication. It is also fantastic for helping to relax when stressed or to lift the spirit when run down or depressed.

From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature.” Regular practice can maintain a healthy and supple body as well as balancing chi and, in combination with your kung fu practice, can be a source of unlimited power.

Private tuition is available via appointment only and is suitable for everyone of all abilities and ages. Each session is split into two halves. In the first half you will be taken through a qigong workout. This workout consists of gentle stretching and meditative stances as well as qigong exercises. In the second half you will be taught a section of one of the qigong forms and we will discuss how it works and the various benefits of practising it.

Loose clothing and comfortable shoes, with flat soles, should be worn. Bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself after class.

Private 1-1 Tuition

If you would like to book a private 1-1 lesson with Sifu Hepple, please use the form below.

To book, select a date and time slot. Fill out your details and request alternative start times, if needed. (e.g. 10:15 instead of 10:00) Payment can then be made via PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account, and you will finally be sent a confirmation email.

Once you have made your booking, all you need to do is turn up, ready for action!

If you make a booking and then need to cancel, you will need to give 48 hours notice prior to your booking time or payment will be non-refundable!

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