Welcome to Qigong for Wellbeing. My name is Yasmin Shah and I teach Qigong and Meditation.
Both qigong and meditation are ancient practices known to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. They are great ways to feel calm, centred and refreshed. The traditions of qigong and insight meditation are also paths for developing insight, wisdom and happiness.
Almost anyone can practice qigong and meditation. In my classes qigong and/or meditation can be done while moving, standing and sitting, and no special equipment or clothing is needed. I have worked with people of all ages and in a variety of settings: young people in a secondary school where I taught mindfulness practice, drop in community qigong classes for people of all ages, lunch time work place sessions for a Local Council, and regular sessions at a Dementia Day Service, supported housing for those with mental health issues, an NHS acute mental health setting, and community classes run by Age Concern. I have also run wellbeing sessions for staff at schools and the NHS.
I have studied both meditation and qigong and have regularly practised meditation for over 40 years and qigong for over 15 years. They have helped to steady and strengthen me in body, mind and spirit. I have learned to overcome difficulties and stress better, to make wiser choices, and to live more harmoniously.
Now I enjoy sharing my knowledge of both qigong and insight meditation with the intention of bringing about a greater sense of wellbeing and ease. I teach with lightness, a sense of fun and a deep respect for tradition.
It is important to me that all who come to me, regardless of their physical and emotional needs, are able to participate, enjoy and feel the benefit of the practice, be it qigong, insight meditation, or a combination of both. In addition I run courses, workshops and individual tuition for those who are unable to attend classes or workshops, or who prefer individual support.
Have a look at other pages on this website for information about qigong and meditation, the classes, workshops and courses that I run, and also to read what others have said about my classes. Feel free to contact me for more information.