Stephen Brooke - Tai Chi Qigong at New Body Barn, Devizes
- also spelt Chi Kung
I have always been drawn to Oriental culture and its practices. My journey into the inner arts began at university whilst I was supposed to be studying biochemistry. The detail and intricacies of western science needed balancing and I was introduced by a friend to Chinese martial arts. It was like dawn breaking on my mind, and a 30yr love affair with Eastern Philosophy was born.
Initially, I studied at the Wutan International Kung-fu Academy, headquartered in Southampton, and after a decade or so of fighting and training in the back yard, it occurred to me that I could combine my passions for Chinese Philosophy and Medicine and went to study Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. I graduated in 2004 and have been working in private practice ever since, applying the principles of Chinese Medicine in the clinic for the benefit of individuals.
These days I live in Devizes with my family and spend most of my spare time practicing meditation and cooking.
A Holistic Approach
The practice of Tai Chi Qigong is derived from Daoist Philosophy and is full of the kind of no-nonsense practical wisdom that can be applied to any situation. Basically put, it is the science of movement - the integration of body mechanics and breathing. The classes at the New Body Barn are designed to help students activate their bodies in a way that allows problems, knots and tension to soften and disperse. By reviving the tissues and promoting good blood and Qi flow, the foundation strength and resilience is created. This allows awareness to permeate the body and work with areas of difficulty in a gentle and effective way. Such is the holistic approach that infuses the work with all my clients.
Tai Chi Qigong can be practised by anyone and is the go-to method for staving off illness and old age for millions of people worldwide.
Stephen will be pleased to welcome you at New Body Barn. Please mention New Body Barn when making contact. Email Stephen: or call 07800 648397
Tai Chi Qigong is conducted in New Body Barn, Devizes Treatment Room which is also available for hire.