The Integration of Body Mind and Energy
Contemporary Qi & Nei Gong
What we do
Internal health and strength is not defined by image, and it's not about having large muscles.
It's far more powerful than any muscle. It powers your entire body.
You cannot see it, but you can experience it.
Join my research, practice and teaching to inspire your journey
“Inner strength arises when your mind, energy and physiology synchronise” CRC
A little stress can make you stronger -- distress however, can destroy you.
Taoist approaches to conflict
Taoism is a philosophy for life.
a process to re balance
Physical health practices
You develop the mind through the body and physical practice is essential.
It all begins with breathing and posture.
Presence of mind
From breathing and posture you will slowly learn to access the mind.
Use your body as a method of total self-development
When you access the mind, you will have the capacity to be totally self-aware.
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 later Classical Ballet with Christopher Gable former Principle Star of the Royal Ballet and Simon Mottram. 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 not in the public domain which was 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 Pilates with Michael King and Hanna Gordon 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 and HH Gangri Karma Rinpoche. He has recently completed the Martsang Kagyu Lam Rim and is currently researching Buddhist approaches to Mindfulness of the body.
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