The Mission of HeartMind Qigong and TaiChi is to increase awareness of self-health compliments to conventional medicine; and improve the lives and well-being of individuals through an increased awareness, and practice, of qigong. In short: to teach people how to improve their own lives, health and well-being through qigong and Tai Chi

Many cultures, including the Chinese, do not believe in the separation of the Heart and the Mind (body and spirit). They approach health, exercise and well-being in a more holistic fashion, and believe that true health comes from a balanced mind, body and spirit. They are not separate components, but together make an individual whole and complete. If the spirit is sick, the body will follow, and vice-versa. The West has a similar idea that you can 'worry' youself sick (stress), or 'believe' (or pray) yourself well.

HeartMind (Xin) is their version of our individual words for "Heart" and "Mind". This 'center' is located in the chest. Wholeness, health and well-being can not be found solely in the heart (body) or the head (mind/spirit), but is instead one word: HeartMind. It is the integration of mind, body and spirit. This is the essence of HeartMind Qigong and TaiChi.

About the Instructor:

Debbie is an artist who has always had an interest in teaching and helping others. After going through a life-changing event, she found yoga helped her to heal mind, body and spirit. Realizing the power of yoga, she wanted to find a self-healing form that was accessible to an even larger audience. So she looked into the self-healing potential of Qigong and was inspired to learn more. Qigong uses simple, gentle movement, massage and breath work.

After doing a bit of reasearch, she went to Omega Instutute in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY to study with Dr. Roger Jahnke. She completed 200 hours of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Certification Training, and is certified by the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, CA. She continues to work with Dr. Jahnke, and is in the process of helping to bring a Tai Chi Easy materials to the public. She has been teaching Tai Chi for Health and Qigong in NH communities for 4 years.

Debbie has sturggled with weight for most of her life so she understands the challenge of finding a fitness program that is simple and easy enough to start, and is flexible enough to fit into any routine. She found what she is looking for in Qigong. The simple gentle movements of Qigong are suitable to any age or health level. The moves are not intimidating or difficult, and can be practiced in the privacy of your own home. No special equipment is needed so moves can be practiced in a bed, in a chair or standing. And, best of all, for those of us starting out, there is no intimidation of going to the gym. You don't have to be perfect to start. This is the 'every-body' exercise. The benefits are undeniable and life changing.

She teaches in New Hampshire and is anxious to share the healing benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi with others.