“In recent years, Qigong has become one of my favourite go to practices for stress management. I’ve found it’s gentle repetitive movements have had the most amazing effect in promoting inner calm. Regular practice has also improved my balance, flexibility and posture. I have no hesitation in recommending Heike’s classes. She is one of the best Qigong teachers that I have come across. It has been a real bonus that Heike now also teaches online.” Jacqui
“I have attended this class at Citylit since the summer term when it went online. I find the exercises and routines both relaxing and meditative. The ideas behind the practice are interesting and rather poetic. Heike explains and demonstrates the movements very clearly. Her teaching style is quiet, friendly and informative which suits the practice. I recommend her classes to anyone interested in the ideas of Chi or who wants a gentle but strengthening form of exercise or both.” A.L.
“The benefits of Heike’s Chi Kung teaching have fully revealed themselves during the Covid-19 lockdown -providing me with powerful grounding, promoting boundary setting and mindful awareness of my body. I am very grateful for her generosity in offering additional discounted sessions throughout this challenging period” Molly Wolfe, Art Psychotherapist
“I have enjoyed Heike’s classes in these lockdown times as they have helped me be in the present moment, in my body, resulting in a calmer mind. Chi Kung is a great practice to do in the morning, especially having Heike take you through with her soft, gentle voice and presence” Maria C.
“Chi Kung has a very relaxing effect on me and it has helped me to calm my anxiety during lockdown. I always look forward to Sunday sessions! Thank you so much Heike!” Elise Barca
“Chi Kung with Heike is very relaxing and restorative. It helps me quite my anxious mind and come back to my centre, find joy and peace within the body.” Christina G.
“I very much enjoy the grounded, nurturing way Heike has as a facilitator.” Sue Lewis
“I look after twins and the Chi Kung sessions with Heike really helped me to release all the tension in my neck. I pick them up regularly and the slow stretching movements were very beneficial. I also liked that it would energise me for the whole day, ready to get going. Heike is a very calm teacher who constantly makes sure that you are in the right position to prevent injury and makes the lesson a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for the next session.”
“I really enjoyed Chi Kung with Heike. Heike is a warm, calm and joyful person, who helped me to appreciate the benefits of Chi Kung. After our sessions, I felt relaxed and calmer. I also perceived an increased clarity of mind and I felt more grounded. Our sessions were a special treat that helped me to take a break from the stressful routine of everyday life. I would advise anyone to take Chi Kung classes with Heike. She is very professional and prepared.”
“Heike’s Chi Kung classes are a great way to relax and feel grounded. I always sleep well in the evening after classes, and enjoy the chance to breathe deeply and stretch. The classes give a chance to be present in the now and connect with the environment and have a sense of possibilities.”
“I really enjoyed Heike’s course at the city lit. It was my first introduction to chi kung and I consider myself fortunate to have had such an excellent teacher. So much so that I now hope to continue practicing chi kung on a permanent basis as I found the postures and breathing of very great benefit.”
“I first heard about chi kung at a seminar for trauma therapy in may 2012. When I came across the advertisement for chi kung classes by Heike, I was so excited that it was taking place locally in Walthamstow. I had no expectations what so ever prior to attending my first class, I went in with an open mind and the willingness to explore. To my utter amazement I found myself crying following the grounding exercise where we had to imagine growing roots beneath our feet and those roots receiving nutrients from the earth. Never have I ever attended an exercise class where such gentle movements and visualisation has had such an intense effect. What more can I say other than that I am hooked. I am developing such a great respect for this particular form of movement and the philosophy. Heike herself is an amazing teacher, not only with clear directions and very calm soothing voice, but also her passion for chi kung comes through. I have had the pleasure of having some private lessons along with a group setting and all I can say is I have benefited in so many ways. Despite my short exposer, chi kung has opened an access to myself in ways that I have never experienced before, and I will continue to practice and hopefully explore it further with even more benefits. So Heike thank you so much. You have been a fantastic teacher may I continue to learn from your experience and wisdom .” Sajjida Moghal