"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders" 

Lao Tze

What is Qi Gong?

Qi Gong is a system of "internal arts" training that originates in the Daoist and Buddhist traditions of ancient China. It can be translated as "energy work" - energy in this context referring to a process of transformation that occurs within and between the body and the mind. It's techniques involve standing, moving and sitting practices that work with the breath, the awareness and soft tissues of the body.  These methods aim to clear and regulate the meridians (energy pathways) of the body which in turn bring improved physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. 

Why practice?

People traditionally practiced Qi Gong for a variety of reasons - including medical health, increased martial power or as a form of moving meditation geared towards profound internal change. The process that occurs when Qi Gong is practiced regularly is called "Nei Gong" or "internal work". The benefits of Nei Gong can include 

  • higher energy levels
  • increased physical health and flexibility
  • a brighter and clearer mind
  • accelerated personal evolution, naturally uprising patience, courage, insight, empathy and inner peace
  • better levels of immunity to external pathogens and viruses
  • deeper connection to self, others and the environment 
  • spontaneity, inner freedom and creativity
  • profound inner stillness and raised levels of consciousness.


I completed my teacher training through Lotus Nei Gong International, the global Nei Gong school of Damo Mitchell, of which I am a senior student.  I now train daily, including weekly classes with Sophie Johnson at Bonhays Lotus Nei Gong. I have taught in the past, including my own retreats and at major drama schools in London and Bogota, Colombia. I am currently concentrating on personal practice, although classes and retreats may be offered in the future.