The heart and mind know a more powerful truth than perhaps we are consciously aware.


It is a feeling beyond words. A feeling of interconnectedness, of deep trust, relaxation and freedom.

This is a precious and valuable way of being.

However, although we may all to some degree may have a sense of it, and have experienced it in our lives, at the same time it is something that is not always easy to achieve.

Because of this, sadly for many of us, life can be a struggle.

However, I believe that, with good tools and good understanding, life doesn’t have to be this way.

About the practice

Yuan Qigong

Consisting of moving and still exercises, Qigong works on breath, body, mind and Qi or Chi (life force energy). It is over 7000 years old and there are many different schools and philosophies of Qigong.

The style of Qigong I teach is called Yuan Qigong. It is a modern Qigong system incorporating many traditional principles to create a practice that is effective and easy to learn.

Benefits can be felt very early on and may include:

•Increased energy levels
•A deeper level of relaxation
•A calmer, clearer state of mind
•Reduced stress
•Reduced pain
•Greater emotional stability

‘Be calm, relaxed and natural

Pure Qi flowing with abundance and vigour

Where can illness come from?’

– Yellow emperor’s book of internal medicine.


REN XUE is the name of philosophy that Yuan Qigong is a part of. It draws on wisdom found in traditional teachings, such as Daoism, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong.

In simple terms it is about seeing that body, mind and Qi, our life force are all connected. Hence to work on improving our life, whilst Qigong practice is important, we need to work on our habits, in particular our habits of thinking, our patterns.

My Story

I started learning Qigong over 15 years ago.

At the time when I first started learning I struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, but more so, I was struggling with finding motivation and focus in my life.

Although I didn’t really realise at the time, relationships were a struggle and I found it difficult to feel close to people.It wasn’t until life improved, quite dramatically, that I was able to get a different perspective on these things.

What I now understand is that body and mind are connected and it is of upmost importance to look after our energy levels, our vitality.

Regular, daily Qigong practice and REN XUE has helped me in profound ways. Life is simpler, relationships are more harmonious and I am happier.

What I offer

As well as workshops and events both in Dunedin and beyond I offer two regular classes:

North East Valley

Sundays 4-5pm

North East Valley Project,

248 North Rd



Tuesdays 10-11am

Waitati Hall,

26 Harvey St

Both these classes are drop in and the price is $10 per session. If you plan to come, please message me via: