Students' Testimonials and Reviews

Dennis
Dennis
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"Whilst it's possible to study qigong using book-based or online methods, the difference between these and face-to-face teaching is like the difference between film and theatre, or recorded and live music - it does not compare. For me, the level of transmission and reception of the art of qigong in Sifus’ (James Lawrence) class is 100%. 

Sifu James has time for each student in what is an eclectic and varied mix of personalities. His care and patience with the class is second to none, and the level of attention given is extremely high - light hearted and gentle, yet extremely powerful. I've tried other forms of internal work in the past (yoga, meditation etc) with various teachers, instructors and gurus. Maybe it wasn't my time then and it is now, but I believe with Sifu James' class I have truly been gifted something."
Susie Andretta
Susie Andretta
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The course on Cosmos Qigong run but Sifu James Lawrence (March-June 2022) was essential in helping me deal with emotional and mental issues I experienced after a health scare last year. James is an exceptional teacher who imparts his knowledge of Cosmos Qigong with passion and also with great patience. The Lohan Hands’ patterns we’ve covered during the course have now become part of my daily routine and I am hoping to further my practice of Cosmos Qigong with James in the near future.
Denise Vallance
Denise Vallance
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At 65 and no spring chicken I needed something which was not too hard going on the body and this was perfect. Great beginners course and I have signed up for the new course in September. Instructions geared to individual progress and not rushed. Very easy to follow instructions both at lessons and when doing it at home. Benefited physically and mentally. All done at my own pace. So much more to learn and enjoy.
K Per
K Per
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Chi Kung is such a powerful art and this class is so thorough. The exercises coupled with the way in which they were taught gave me such a deeper understanding of how Chi Kung can help day to day life. For me it was clearing my mind of thought which helped calm me when I was feeling anxious and also when pain was keeping me awake. Sifu James explains it all with such detail and patience. The health benefits were obvious. Would highly recommend this this class. Excellent teaching. Thank you ☺
Dev
Dev
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An excellent introduction to this Chinese art form. Sifu James is an Instructor that will share his many years of experience with you in a heartbeat. I found the techniques very calming and the exercises (forms) aren’t overly strenuous no matter your physical conditioning. If learning how to calm your mind, relax your body and be at one with yourself have become priorities for you in an age of fast food, rush hours and digital overload, I really recommend this course.questions and review patterns. I feel I gained a solid grounding over the 3 months that have allowed me to practice confidently at home.
Selma Crawley
Selma Crawley
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Just completed the 12 week beginners Chi Kung course. James is an excellent teacher – kind, clear & patient as well as a very experienced practitioner of Qigong. He was always happy to answer questions and review patterns. I feel I gained a solid grounding over the 3 months that have allowed me to practice confidently at home.
Hus H
Hus H
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Fantastic teaching – very detailed, accessible and patiently delivered. I particularly enjoyed all the background info on the history and the health benefits of chi kung, and why the methods used in this school are so well suited to health and longevity in modern times. A very gentle pace that even my grandmother could do, but don’t be fooled, the skills acquired are amazingly potent with regular practice. Thoroughly enjoyable and valuable – have already recommended to others.
Soraia
Soraia
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The course was great and delivered at a good pace to the group. I enjoyed the fact that we go from stillness to physical form then to stillness again. This made it easier for me to learn to be more mindful and achieve a meditative state.
Mr S Hussain
Mr S Hussain
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Since learning the very basics of Chi Kung from James I have been surprised by the results as I was initially very sceptical about the power of Chi. James very patiently taught me the steps of a Chi Kung practice called ‘lifting the sky’ and i am addicted to the move now performing this twice a day and the results are a vitality I never had before. I sleep more deeply and I had stiff joints around my elbows which are now gone. I’m certain these steps taught by James have caused these great results. I am very grateful to Chi and James.
Marta
Marta
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I’d never tried anything like Chi Kung before but after attending the free introductory talk I was very motivated to start. The exercises are enjoyable and gentle and taught stage by stage in bite size pieces making it very easy to learn. The teacher, James encourages questions and is very patient and attentive to all the students. The atmosphere is very inviting and friendly which is really important to me. There’s lots of supporting material sent to you after each lesson, for example, videos and emails, so that you can practice what you learn in your own time. I’ve practiced for 10-15 minutes every day at home and the benefits to my health and wellbeing are gradual but very noticeable. It’s helped me to clear my mind of runaway thoughts, helped me relax and become better at handling stress. The relaxation/meditation techniques taught can be applied in everyday life, like when you are in the office or on a crowded tube, where nobody would know what you are doing and it helps me nip anxiety in the bud before it builds up. What I like about this school is that we’re not just taught Chi Kung movements but also other skills and techniques for physical, mental and emotional relaxation which all comes together to encourage the natural flow of chi energy around the body that ultimately is essential for good health.

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