Chris Ray Chappell
The Cognitive Body and Contemporary Qi Gong
Through a series of practical internally modulated exercises that integrate your mind , body and energy.
“It is better to find your mind in silence than in conversation” Arthur Schopenhaur
Control & Manage Stress
Calm your mind and soothe your nerves. To gain control you have to surrender your ego.
Strengthen Your Body The Right Way
You are only as healthy as your internal organs. Exercsie from the inside - out.
Apply Your New-Found Strength
Whether you want to simply enjoy a healthier life, lose some weight, or are a professional athlete, you are dependent on internal strength.
Learn how to re-build your health from the inside - out. Interoception is your alarm system and your best friend.
An optimized body is an efficient one and you will expend less energy doing the things you enjoy.
Happiness is not external to you. Learn to let go.
Take the first step to living your best internal life by accessing your mind-body connection.
About Chris Ray Chappell
Chris Ray Chappell has worked professionally in Film and Theatre as an actor, dancer and choreographer, fight director. Since 1995 he dedicated his time mainly to the teaching and researching Taoist Internal Arts and Tibetan Mind training practices. He has been visiting China since 2004 to investigate first hand these arts via active lineages in Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Hsing-I and Qi Gong practices.
Over a 50 plus year time frame he has trained with masters in various fields of expertise. Beginning with Wado Ryu Karate Do in 1973 and then later studying at the now legendary Earlham Street Dojo under Steve Morris 1979/80 . Later Chris studied Classical Ballet at Rambert School and went on to be a founder member of Central School of Ballet with Christopher Gable. In Contemporary Dance Graham technique Chris was fortunate to train with a major principle of the Martha Graham Company the inspirational William Louther.
Chris holds lineages in Tai Chi Chuan, Cheng Ba Gua Zhang and Hsing-I and Hun Yuan Qi Gong. Being an indoor student of the late Grandmaster Tian Ying Jia provided many insights into Yang family Tai Chi Chuan practice that are not in the public domain which he later supplemented by private study with Master Robert Boyd 2nd Disciple of late Grandmaster Ip Tai Tak.
Chris has broadened his research to include study with Master Practitioners of western body work, in the 1980’s Chris studied and taught Pilates in London. Chris also studied the ground breaking myo-fascial Bodywork of Thomas Myers and Dissection studies with Gil Headly as well as Hypno-analysis with Neil French.
Chris has studied with several Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoches over the past 20 years his main teachers being Chögyal Namkhai Norbu . He graduated in 2018 the Martsang Kagyu Lam Rim ( Mind Training ) after 5 years of private study with HH Gangri Karma Rinpoche.
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