Tai Chi Qigong is available as part of Recorded Content Only Membership, or for events and 1-2-1s – contact alex@babacool.net.

What is Tai Chi Qigong?

Tai Chi can be translated as “Supreme Ultimate”  and Qigong can be translated as “Energy Work” .  There are 5 main traditions of Qigong;

Taoist, Buddhist, Confucian, Martial and Medical.

Alex mostly leads sessions from the Shibashi set which is drawn from the Medical tradition. The emphasis is on the free flow and balance of Qi (energy / lifeforce) within the body with the aim of promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being.

What is involved?

A session involves gentle flowing movements. You work at your own pace and only do what your body is comfortable with.  We generally end the sessions with a period of relaxation.

What do I need to wear?

Nothing special, just comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely.


A mat can be used but is not essential. Please have drinking water to hand.

Before your first session

We suggest you watch the following short video to familiarise yourself with the basic stances and principles of Tai Chi Qigong.

Qigong Stances and Principles

Limited mobility?

Alex is one of a small number of Instructors who has undertaken specialist additional training courses and is qualified to lead “Seated Tai Chi Qigong” sessions.  The movements have been carefully adapted to retain almost all the benefits of the standing full versions and are particularly useful for those who are unable to stand for long periods or become tired during the standing session.

Alex is a full member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain you can view his entry by clicking here 

He is passionate about his continual development as an Instructor and is affiliated to the Holistic Tai Chi Qigong Training Academy UK. His profile and qualifications are listed here

Alex is fully insured, an advanced First Aider and is regularly DBS checked.

For further information or to book a small group or individual session email alex@babacool.net or telephone 07746679905

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