one FREE FLOW SESSION online practicing in a virtual classroom in real time with Leia. After signing up to the FREE live class you will receive the link to login to the zoom classroom. Be sure to check the class time table for your time zone. 20 minutes of flow easy movements that will build strength, flexibility and coordination.
The Flow Library is now available!! The continuation of the Youtube videos series.
Achieve harmony and balance through movement.
Because I have a long background in figure skating and dance I was able to pick up Tai Chi easily. I have been practicing Yang style Tai Chi since 2006 when I started by learning a 64 movement form. I practiced with a teacher 3 times a week and then I practiced at home every other day because as an athlete I know that a personal practice is how you excel in any sport. It took me 2 years to learn that form well.
Then I went to train intensively, for two years, in a Traditional Martial Arts Academy in Wudang China. Here I learned a whole new style of Tai Chi that I found enchanting and in the two years I trained there I learned a handful of Tai Chi forms, sword forms, Qigong forms and I even got so strong that I started to learn Kung fu forms. I have been certified to teach almost all of them by my Chinese Master Yuan Xiu Gang.
There has been a powerful transformation in my life because of my daily Qigong and Taiji practice and I would like to share these benefits with you. I offer you this website as a place to train and to embark on the journey of learning what Taiji has to teach us about ourselves, life, health, and the world around us. I look forward to seeing you in class.
I love your youtube videos and have used them for a couple of months. Your style, rhythm, way of speaking, manner, and "vibe" are all just right (for me). Thanks to you, I have started to practice tai chi and have become committed to keeping up the practice and learning more (from a variety of sources including your teaching). And it has been doing me a lot of good, helping with my neck, shoulder, and back problems (I'm nearly 59 years old, a professor who reads and writes too much). Thank you!
Alyssa - March 2019 Membership Library
I fully agree with Vicki Lant Baird . I am not elderly though,, nor distressed. Just a gal who has not had much exercise for a while. You made me feel at ease in your You Tube videos and I felt stronger and more balanced within a week. After about 3 weeks, I got the confidence to move forward and purchased your Tai Chi Basics. I love what i"ve learned so far. Thank you , Leia ! Ignore those critics. You know what you are doing !
Dru Ann Jeffries- Dec 2018 - Traditional Basics
Daphne Tinkler I have been suffering from this for over 15 years- an unseen chronic illness . Since beginning your Tai Chi classes on You Tube and now having the separate modules, I love gettng up in the morning and spending at least half an hour doing the exercises and concentrating on the breathing that accompanies them . I have noticed a huge difference . Thank you
Daphne - Feb 2019 - Membership Library
Your videos have taken me from being primarily sedentary to moving once again. I am interested in taking the next step. Thank you Leia.
Deborah - Feb 2019 - Membership Library
Right now I work more on your videos about Tai Chi Traditional Basics and also the workshops 1 and 2, because I feel I am able to understand and integrate the movements through them, but sometimes I also look for one of your tai chi Flow modules to enjoy movements in a more relaxed and very pleasant way. Thank you and see you,
Laura - Jan 2019 Traditional Basics and Youtube Videos
I look forward to seeing more of your instructions. This has been a great addition to my daily life!
Ellen - Nov 2018 - Membership Library
This is great for SIMPLE movement and FLOW to get the chi moving, 2) Leia flows perfectly WITH the music IN SYNC to the beat. I've studied several Qigong/Tai Chi forms in China and in the USA, and I LIKE THIS! This Taiflow uses PRINCIPLES and PARTS of basic Tai Chi and Qigong. How do you naysayers think that the multi-hundreds of Tai Chi and Qigong forms came to be in the first place? By masters putting together NEW COMBINATIONS of the individual parts! There is nothing wrong with doing that! The important point is that you get the chi MOVING and FLOWING, which this 5 minute form does very well. I like Leia's voice, her graceful movements, the exquisite background, and even the music. She accomplishes exactly what she set out to do! Kudos to her for putting this up!
Kaz Art - YouTube Videos
Yes, Leia, I do have your Tai Chi Basics Course and I am enjoying it. I did have interest in your website to learn the Wudang style form, but found alot more excellent information than I expected. Wanted to let you know that I've been teaching tai chi and qigong for over 15 years, but I still remain a student for continued knowledge of my beloved arts. Looking forward to more training with you, I enjoy your method of teaching and enjoy your very fine material. Your excellent training in Wudang, China certainly shows through in what you do, very impressive! Continued best wishes in all you do.
Bob Wolfskill from USA- September 2018 - Traditional Basics
I want to thank you, Leia, for the extraordinary motivation you give me. Nobody would motivate me so effectively. Your peace, inner balance and smile make me stand out on the terrace every morning to practice. And I know (and feel) it's good for me. I started with „5-minutes 100 days” modules on YT, thinking that it could work, it’s not too excessive. Now I practice about 40-60 minutes your Traditional Tai Chi Basics and YT modules. Your method is very clear, well thought and allows me to gradually develop new skills. The everyday practice has become something normal and necessary. I want to follow this path and I hope I will, after learning 8 Brocade, continue my practice with you and your further courses.
Agnieszka from Poland July 2018 - Traditional Basics
Hi Leia! Just wanted to thank you for your you tube videos! They have changed my life! I have fibromyalgia and find it difficult to exercise without taking a toll on my body but your videos introduced me to something I not only can do BUT LOVE DOING!
Thank you! Carrie Ann Edens July 2018 - YouTube videos
I love your 8 brocade course very much. I like the separate videos but I think i would also like the long version as well. I very much appreciate your calm and nourishing voice and the way you speak during the moves. So far I have only done 8 chapters and I believe there are two more. I’ve gone as far as: Clench The Fists And Glare Fiercely. I’m also still watching and following along to your you tube 5minute video. I wish i could take a class from you in person. Maybe someday I will come to New Zealand and see about that. I live in Seattle,Washington. Thank you!
Sally Simmons May 2018 - 8 Brocades
I love Leia’s on line tai chi courses! Her videos are lovely, nourishing and easy to follow. Her calm and positive energy is inspiring. I’m so glad I found Leia on YouTube and have since signed up for her on line 8 brocade course. I feel this is the beginning of something deeply healthy and positive in my life. I highly recommend learning tai chi from Leia!
Thank you Leia! Sally April 2018 - Qigong 8 Brocades
Just wanted you to know that I am thoroughly enjoying your modules. I have recently retired after 20 years working in children's services and decided to do something about my interest in tai chi. I found the lessons challenging at first but also relaxing and my sense of achievement when I master the movements is fantastic. My breathing, coordination and balance have improved markedly and I have been diligent in practising every day, whether it has been for 10 or 30 minutes, but ensuring I do not miss a day and this has certainly assisted me to improve. I prefer to practice outside but bit difficult at the moment due to our winter weather. I started with your 5 minute a day Youtube sessions late last year, then purchased the video sessions and am so glad I did, so thank you for sharing your skills and passion online. Recently I had to have a filling at the dentists, where I always gag a lot as I dislike things in my mouth. I tried to really focus on my breathing through my nose, holding my hands on my tummy to feel the diaphragm moving correctly and I did not gag once, which I attribute to my tai chi, a great practical outcome.
Lyn Hodkinson June 2018 - Traditional Tai chi Basics Course
"I have found Leia's Tai Chi classes to be fun and energising.
Robert Wells, Personal Trainer March 2018 - Live Flow Classes
“I am thrilled to hear that you are planning to film more online courses. As a complete novice and a rather unfit middle aged person it is going to take me a while to progress however I am practising every day for 30 minutes to one hour. Your videos are very good for working on posture and the best that I have found in that regard. Also the gradual pace and the way you break things down makes it easy to follow and gain confidence day by day. I will book an online lesson as soon as I gain a little more coordination with the hand and leg movements.Keep up the great work. All the Best ”
“Thank you again for this morning. It was excellent. I came away from the session again feeling like I had achieved something worthwhile. I am enjoying them immensely. Will return next Friday. Regards”
"We love your videos and are working our way through them slowly. We found you on YouTube about 6 months ago and practice daily. Our success is measured in the improvement in balance and flexibility. My right foot is welded together in three spots so I was unable to balance on one foot when we began. I remember telling Gale that I would not be able to do the exercises. I can now do so and my flexibility has greatly improved."
- Rod/Gale Perry