Nourishing Life

Cultivating the Art of Change

Internal work is a challenging but rewarding process. Lightheartedness and humour are essential qualities for this work and we try to keep a good balance in class between focused application and having a good time. Come prepared to meet your edges, work hard and have lots of fun!

WEEKLY classes

Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm

An Sanctoir, Bawnaknockane, Ballydehob, Co. Cork

€15 per class

In these classes we will develop the foundational principles of Nei Gong with a focus on the Ji Ben Qigong set, breath work, Dan Tian Gong and Dao Yin. These form the fundamental exercises we use to build the foundations of Nei Gong within the body. 

It is not necessary to have trained with us before to join the classes, the teaching will be suitable for beginners as well as those with prior experience.


Wu Xing Qigong Practice

November 18-19

An Santoir, Bawnaknockane, Ballydehob, Co. Cork


According to Daoist teachings everything in the manifest universe, including the human body-mind, is made up of five core energetic processes. Known as the wu xing, these fundamental qi patterns and their dynamic interrelationships underpin both our physiology and psychology.

Over two days we will explore the rich symbolism of the five elemental phases of Daoism and learn a set of qigong exercises which work directly with these five fundamental components of our energetic make up. Drawn from the medical qigong tradition these simple exercises make a powerful addition to any self-healing routine, bringing greater harmony to the mind and balancing the functions of the body’s organ networks.


Qigong for Nourishing the Kidneys

December 9-10

An Santoir, Bawnaknockane, Ballydehob, Co. Cork


Nourish the root of health and vitality through stillness practice this Winter

Over two days we will explore the concept of jing and how it relates to the kidneys in Daoism and Chinese medicine. Alongside this we will use a variety of standing and seated practices including gentle breath work and meditation to nourish the kidneys, still the mind and consolidate and guard the essence as we approach the depths of Winter.


Principles and Practice of Dan Tian Gong

Date TBC

Location TBC


Join us for two days of Dan Tian Gong

Over two days we will delve deep into the theory of the lower dan tian alongside learning a series of seated and standing practices designed to build the container of the lower dan tian and prepare the ground for filling it with qi.


Yang Sheng training programme

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