What is Qigong?

Qigong are holistic practices developed over thousands of years of Chinese cultivation.  Life and health are viewed as interconnected balance of mind and body, of self and the Cosmos. We learn to become more integrated and alive within an integrated and alive universe.


Qi is the energetic essence which animates all life. It is always available within us and around us.


With Qigong we absorb this essence to renew ourselves. It is a form of moving meditation that allows us to empty out what no longer serves us and fill ourselves with new potential.


Zhening [Heart Mind Wisdom] Qigong has harnessed the essential aspects of many classical forms of Qigong within a contemporary accessible modern system.

Benefits of Zhineng Qigong

  • Opens our internal pathways for energy to flow freely using Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Has a sophisticated application to every part of our anatomy

  • Enlivens our whole mind-body system by drawing on universal energy

  • Allows physical, mental, emotional, energetic and consciousness blocks to be released

Practicing Zhineng Qigong together

  • Supports us with a potent qi-fields that we create whenever we practice as a group

  • Reintroduces us to our original nature and our fullest potential

  • Enhances our capacity for vivid embodied experience

  • Rebalances our bodies and minds, restoring us to peace

  • Restores health, vitality and suppleness in the widest sense

Qigong is very accessible, with simple yet exact movements that anyone can follow.

Relaxation is the most important feature of effective practice.

We use the power of our attention with the capacity for our bodies to open to greater forces.

And so gain more potency.

Why I Value Qigong?

Qigong movement is always a wave in which we relax, release, return, restore and revitalise

Who benefits from Zhineng Qigong?

Zhineng Qigong is good for people living busy, stressful and demanding lives, it offers freedom from the tensions of modern life.

It is an excellent practice for meditators as it corrects the potential for paying attention to consciousness and forgetting the body.

It is an easy path for intellectual people to develop body intelligence through using our natural senses.

The fluidity and flow of practice can radically improve health outcomes for sedentary, or underfunctioning body systems.

It supports anyone who wants more freedom in an integrating pratice.


Although the movements appear simple there is purpose in every gesture.

Chinese Qigong disagrees that we are all separate individuals living in a world of objects. Instead it is a practice of returning to the harmony that connects all things.

And this is achieved not through thinking, but through our actual experience.

Your Teacher

Karen is a certified ‘Meditation in Action’ Qigong Teacher with Gathering Essence [Edinburgh].

She is also an accredited Zhineng Qigong Teacher with The Qigong Academy.

Karen is currently undertaking an official Deep Level teacher training with Master Zhou Congua [Beijing].

The Classes

I offer intimate learning groups for 3-5 people in my dedicated space in Glasgow’s West End.

I also offer two larger weekly classes.

I provide a special event most months.

And I will be introducing day-long retreats and more in 2024.

Please see below the list of current classes.

Qigong Classes

In Person sessions, Glasgow West End

Together we create a potent qifield with:

Simple movements to enhance your vitality through the day and for home practice

Level 1 practices that draw the universal energies into your internal universe

Level 2 practices that directs mind-body energies with internal attention

Supporting practices and meditations.

Weekly Classes

Regular Classes

Zhineng Qigong In Person 

Saturdays 10.30-12.00 – Registration Open

Fridays 15.00-16.30 – Waiting List

Zhening Qigong Online 

Sundays 10.00-11.00


Six Week Classes

Zhening Form in Person

Mondays 15.00-16.00

Zhineng Flow In Person:

Wednesdays 11.00-12.00

Meditation with La Qi Online:

Mondays 18.00-19.00

Wednesdays 18.00-19.00

Next classes commence 8th January 2024

Registration is open

One to Ones

If you prefer personal attention or to work with a friend you can choose a time that suits you.

Special Studio Sessions

Sundays or Sundays 14.00-16.00 monthly

Venue: Claddens Holdings, Lenzie G66

New events

Festive Gong Offering from Winter Solstice into the New Year

A gong is a commitment to practice for a set period of days. As my gift to myself and to anyone who wants to join me I will be leading practice online for 15 days at 09.00 -09.30 UK time each day starting on the Winter Solstice and taking us into the New Year.

Dates are Friday 22 December to Friday 5 January including Xmas and New Years day. You are welcome to attend any or all sessions. There is no charge but a donation will be welcome.

I will be available 5 minutes before so we can start on time and I will always be available directly afterwards to answer any questions you may have. To join at any time please register.

New events for 2024 to be added soon. 

Qigong is a form of moving meditation that allows us to empty out what no longer serves us and fill ourselves with new potential.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need previous experience?

Qigong is accessible for everyone.  So no previous experience is necessary.  For those with previous practice you will build on the qi-field you have already developed in your system.

Getting Started

I like to meet all new Qigong friends briefly to hear about your interests and to make sure classes meet your needs. Please choose a 15 minute meeting slot to introduce yourself so we can say hello. The call may last only a few minutes if there are no questions but I can also introduce the current schedule and structure for the sessions and hear if you have any other new requests.

Consent Form

It is very useful for me to know if you have any challenges that I should be aware about. So please complete this consent form before attending your first class.

How much do classes cost?

Standard prices are £10 per hour for classes and private sessions are £25 per hour. Donations are also acceptable to support accessibility.

6 week programmes are £50 when paid in advance (1 week discount). Online sessions need to be paid in advance. For in person sessions you can also pay in cash when you arrive.

“It makes me feel relaxed and joyful, connected to a field of goodness and grace bigger than myself. I am loving sinking more into the mystery of it and feeling its effects on my energy and body. After the practice I feel calm all evening. It makes me feel light and also grounded. You show us how to rest back into what is always there to support us. Our wee group feels safe and spacious and friendly and warm.” 

Margaret Kerr 2023

Zhineng Qigong

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