Mental and emotional well-being, Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation, mindfulness, classes, groups, workshops, retreats


img_8700Classes in Tai Chi Chuan  / Qigong (Chi Kung) – Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8N


Following an absence of classes at Kennaway House since March due to Covid-19, I am very pleased to say that we are returning for October, November and December (dates to be confirmed)


                                                Class sessions will include Tai Chi Chuan Chenstyle Laojia Yi Lu form, 18-movement Laojia form,                                                         traditional Qigong (Chi Kung) exercises and guided meditation.

This year we shall continue our practice of 1st 64 Movement Wild Goose Qigong and further develop the 2nd Movement.

Referred to as the Kunlun School of Qigong, the practice originates from the Sichuan Province in China as far back as the Jin Dynasty (265 – 420 AD). Wild Goose Qigong is both static and dynamic; beautiful movement that imitates wild geese in nature, combining qualities of solid and soft. The emphasis is on action, natural breathing and the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. Easy to follow and to learn, the practitioner is required to calmly concentrate and quieten the mind for maximum benefit.

                                                                                       ‘Tai Chi Qigong Essence’

Friday 23rd October, 6th November and 4th December
Immersive practice in Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong and meditation. Suitable for beginners and experienced.

       In the village of Buckerell, two miles from Honiton. EX14 3ER



£12 per session payable on the day but please do reserve your place in advance by email or text messaging as places are limited.

Suitable for all levels of ability. Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation practice within a peaceful, safe and non-competitive environment.

Just wear loose comfortable clothing and soft flat shoes. Please bring a cushion or mat to sit / lie down on.




Courses and Workshops




‘Too Busy to Care?
– how to cultivate compassionate mindfulness practice in a hectic world’

A  workshop for those interested in using mindfulness practice in everyday living.
Currently practising or not, struggling to practice or perhaps entirely new to the whole subject. 

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Nr. Chard, Somerset
Saturday 9th May 2020. 9.30am – 4.30pm

Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, this workshop is deferred until later in the year



Tai Chi Qigong and Meditation Retreat. 

Buckerell, Devon. Friday 7th August 2020.

Details to follow.










– Find some space in a busy, distracting world.

Please note that sessions normally held at The Beacon Medical Centre will be transferred to on-line until further notice due to Covid-19 outbreak.

I do hope you can join us. Please register your interest by email to then receive an invitation code. You will need to be registered with Zoom which is a straightforward process and free. 

Guided mindfulness-based meditation session. No previous experience required! For calm, peacefulness and clarity of mind.
Room 21, The Oak Suite. Beacon Medical Practice, Sidmouth, Devon. EX10 9YA.
Most Wednesdays 10am – 10.30am. Drop-in session. No need to book in advance. Please arrive between 09.50 – 10.00. Ask at main reception if unsure where to go. Please check beforehand that we are meeting on the week you intend to be there.


East Devon Aspies – a social group for able adults who consider themselves on the spectrum of Autism or Asperger Syndrome and do not have a learning disability

                           This new group aims to meet each month in Sidmouth, but is currently suspended due to Covid-19 outbreak. We hope to resume later in the year, so in the meantime please do contact for further details

An opportunity to meet, chat, share views and ideas in an informal, safe and supportive environment.