Mimi is an author and teacher of meditation, qigong, and internal martial arts (6th generation Baguazhang). She champions a balance of playfulness and precision, and never underestimates the value of wisdom with a healthy dose of humour. A long-time dharma student of Sangha Live’s founding teacher, Martin Aylward, she also co-leads retreats with him at the Moulin de Chaves.
Her teachings draw inspiration from nature, the Dao, and the wisdom of Buddha Dharma. She particularly enjoys discovering and sharing ways embodiment practices nourish and support our personal welfare, which by extension encompasses the welfare of all life.
Mimi’s two books include Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis, and Xiu Yang. Her programmes and teachings extend across many platforms including qigong practice videos and DVDs available on Amazon Prime, Commune, yogaandfitness.tv, movementformodernlife.com, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Born in upstate New York, Mimi has lived most of her adult life overseas, in Beijing, London, and now Oxfordshire, where she lives with her husband and their dog, three cats, 8 chickens and 60,000 bees.