classes and events


Most People are habituated to mentally analyse anything outside of their usual experience. To TRUST the unconscious/ subconscious mind to retain and analyse this material through mindful repetition comes naturally to some, and needs to be learned by most, the placebo effect/embodiment habit response is much more than a minor inconvenience to most western thought structures.

A course in basic mindfulness, or proficiency in musical, artistic, movement, or healing spontaneity is useful coming into this material. On the other hand, learning taoist practices properly, radically increases these proficiencies.

These internal practices, when done correctly, are very powerful and only suitable for people prepared to take responsibility for their own thought processes and emotions and who “do as you will to be done by.” Are you compassionate? do you have empathy?

Be aware that this material will challenge you in ways that you have never imagined, and give you the means to change the source of deep negative habituated behavioural patterns. This will involve discomfort. For thousands of years humans have found the rewards of spiritual bravery to be worthwhile.

1 on 1 private lessons

Tai chi chuan - wu style, and old Yang style.

Ba gua, Dragon tiger medical chi kung, energy gates Nei kung, Taoist longevity breath work, Circling hands nei kung, Marriage of Heaven and Earth nei kung, God’s playing in the clouds Nei kung. 1 on 1 tuition in the taoBoat garden/rooms.  email

£60 for 45 minutes

£280 for 5 sessions block booking


I teach free classes

at for the Sangha and guests at the Cittaviveka forest monestary in West Sussex.

If you are interested in attending these classes email me at and i will contact you with the details of when I am on retreat, the precise times will then be made available nearer the date.

There are no prerequisites to attend these classes.

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Coming soon, book a place on the course/courses now as places are limited.


These training courses are not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. I simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. 

Please note: The practice of Taoist energy arts may carry risks. I am very concerned to ensure that the training is a positive experience for every participant. If for any reason whatsoever I deem that there may be any potential safety risks for you during this training, you will be asked to leave the training immediately. 

If this occurs you will be refunded a pro-rated course fee. All other expenses that you may have incurred, including lodging and travel will be your sole responsibility and standing wave nei kung will not be responsible for these expenses.

Tai chi push hands seminar with Sifu Michael Christiansen. Sunday 22nd October 2017
The fun stuff inside Taoist arts!

A two person co-operative AND competitive skillset in stability, where the practical and esoteric combine.

Athletes and sport people will find these powerful tools translating easily into other skillsets, hand sensitivity for body work, martial arts and any other skill where sensitivity is required (including love making.)

Learn the foundations for spinal healing, spontaneous social skill (including self defence!), and discover profound psychological insight into how the spine and brain combine as habitual movement.

Push hands is an art, science and body engineering practice for investigating and refining how you move and interact with people under varying degrees of pressure and at varying speed.

Are you too fast/slow to advance and open up to people?

Too slow of fast to withdraw without skill and sensitivity?

For those with the interest; learn how to fight without harming your opponent (risking jail time).

£75 both sessions

£40 morning. Flow, the turnaround, sensitivity.

How to maintain constant contact with skin and mind, an extraordinary way to deal with the physical and emotional alienation caused by modern urban life. (No devices necessary!)

How to rotate the tissues of the arms and legs, setting them up for the skill of twisting, double helix spiralling of the sort tissues, tendons.

1.30 -3.30 pm
£40 afternoon. Structure, energetics (side channels vs breath), application.

The art and science of continuous weight shifting, a 2 week retreat would’t cover the whole subject!

Get out of your muscles both deep and surface and and into your fascia and ligaments.

Learn relaxing the joints, how to make them "boneless” and completely fluid.

Learn how the kwa (psoa, lower back, hip, tailbone, sacrum, sitting bones) and belly, internal organs and spine function in turning the body.

How the hip socket connects with the spine.

Other topics covered if time allows will be how to get over the flight, paralysis, fight response, and how to deal with a sense of powerlessness and the inability to completely unleash your power safely, (the root of passive aggression).

How to stay present and deal with people trying to bully and dominate you, how to be comfortable within a sense uncertainty, how to not freak out when you loose a sense of control.

A number of scholarship places are available for this course for cash strapped folk, if you feel you have a deep connection to this material get in touch for details.