West Oxford

I’m currently offering one-to-one sessions, particularly for those experiencing limited mobility or long-term ill health. Classes will restart in the winter of 2022. Until then, if you’re interested in one-to-one Tai Chi Qigong sessions either online or at the venue below, just fill in the contact form below and I will be very happy to see you.

Where

West Oxford Community Centre, Main Hall, Botley Road, (opposite Osney Island minutes from Oxford Train Station), OX2 0BT.

Dates

You can contact me to arrange a private session at a time that works for you.

Cost

One-to-one sessions are on a sliding scale, please contact me for more info.

East Oxford

As well as continuing online and in-person one-to-one sessions, I am now offering an occasional seasonal group session in East Oxford. The next one is ‘Rest and Renew’ on Sunday 14th Nov 2021 in east Oxford.

I will be restarting my seasonally-based classes on Fridays 9.15-10.30am in the winter of 2022.  To arrange a one-to-one session please get in touch using the contact form below.

Where

Winter Qigong group session: Barracks Lane Community Garden, Barracks Lane, OX4 2AP. 

Dates

Winter session: Sunday 14th Nov 2021, 2.30-4pm.

One-to-one sessions: contact me to arrange a private session at a time that works for you.

Cost

Winter Qigong session: £45

One to one sessions are on a sliding scale, please contact me for more info.

 

Zoe’s approach feels unique because the classes are tailored to the season, which helps my body adjust and get in tune with to the forces of nature around me. I find her classes incredibly powerful and nurturing. Zoe’s teaching style is gentle and un-intrusive. She clearly knows her field well, and her personal practice is deep, as this comes across in her confident and clear instructions.
N.L.

The effects on my body were immediately restorative: calming and energising at the same time.
A.D.

I have a tendency to turn to caffeine/chocolate to combat tiredness, and an unexpected benefit of Zoe’s Friday morning Qigong sessions is feeling more naturally energised. I also feel more accepting of my state – and less inclined to use stimulants to change it.

C.R.

I became more aware of habitual tension in my body, of feelings and sensations, and how I move.
K. F.

A Qigong class with Zoe is an opportunity to step quietly into a place where we should all be spending much more time – connecting with our inner being. Visualise a journey through your body, your internal organs, imbuing them with the energy of peace and kindness. Moving in awareness and relaxation – it’s the best feeling!

B.W.

Extremely useful, helped me to change the energetic state of my system. I could feel the gentle and powerful shift towards healing.
Z. P.

About the classes

My classes follow the seasonal cycle, with Qigong to support the body through each season and in their transitions, helping out the organs working hardest at different times of year. I combine this with teaching Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. You are also likely to learn other, shorter forms.

I teach both Qigong and ‘Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi’. Shibashi (meaning ‘eighteen movements’) combines aspects of both Tai Chi and Qigong disciplines, as it involves a seamless flow of movements, each of which is repeated, with the deep awareness of qi cultivation and breathing. There are 4 sets currently taught in the UK, though the full series of 8 comprises of 108 movements (some of which are repeated). It was created by Lin Housheng in 1980, and is taught internationally by, among others, Sifu Wing Cheung of the Tai Chi, Qigong and Feng Shui Institute. I am qualified to teach Shibashi Sets 1 and 2, which I learnt with the Institute’s senior instructors, and in workshops with Sifu Wing Cheung, whose background is in Nei Gong and traditional Tai Chi.

Set 1 is quite gentle, designed to balance qi flow in the whole body for optimal health, and deepens the breath. It is the foundational practice, suitable for beginners or for those unfamiliar with Shibashi. This is a great Qigong to learn if you experience anxiety or stress.

Set 2 works the legs more strongly, helping to open and exercise the leg meridians as well as developing the breathing and the sense of moving from the kwa, or pelvic area. It is suitable if you want a slightly stronger practice physically, and if you are already familiar with Set 1.

Drop me a line to register your interest in a class, or ask a question

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