Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Mimi is an author and teacher of both students and other teachers of qigong, internal martial arts (6th generation Baguazhang), mindfulness and yoga. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Mimi lived in China for over 14 years. In 2002, she co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years before moving to the UK. Mimi now lives in the British countryside, and teaches workshops, immersions and retreats as well as online via Zoom and movementformodernlife.com. Mimi is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, University of London, where she earned a masters with distinction in 2016 in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She has published a number of yoga and qigong DVDs/videos with New Shoot Pictures and is represented by the literary agency, Madeleine Milburn. She published her first book, Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis in December, 2018 (Orion Spring), and her second, Xiu Yang: Self-Cultivation for a Happier, Healthier and Balanced Life (Orion Spring), in June, 2019. In addition to teaching and writing, Mimi also helps run the Glow Fund charitable trust – a charity she and her husband established that helps disadvantaged Chinese and ethnically Tibetan children with severe orthopaedic conditions receive life-changing operations. ​

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Mimi Kuo-Deemer
  • Mimi Kuo Deemer: Qi Gong Basics - Introduction

    Qigong (chi kung) is an energy and intention-based practice that works with the principles of xing ming shuang xiu, meaning 'the body and spirt are equally cultivated and refined'. Qi means 'life force' and gong means 'to cultivate or build'. Thus qigong is the cultivation of life energy. While s...

  • Mimi Kuo Deemer: Qi Gong Basics - Warm Up For Meridians

    Qigong (chi kung) is an energy and intention-based practice that works with the principles of xing ming shuang xiu, meaning 'the body and spirt are equally cultivated and refined'. Qi means 'life force' and gong means 'to cultivate or build'. Thus qigong is the cultivation of life energy. While s...

  • Mimi Kuo Deemer: Qi Gong Basics - Five Elements Forms

    Qigong (chi kung) is an energy and intention-based practice that works with the principles of xing ming shuang xiu, meaning 'the body and spirt are equally cultivated and refined'. Qi means 'life force' and gong means 'to cultivate or build'. Thus qigong is the cultivation of life energy. While s...

  • Mimi Kuo Deemer: Qi Gong Basics - Organ Mudra Meditation

    Qigong (chi kung) is an energy and intention-based practice that works with the principles of xing ming shuang xiu, meaning 'the body and spirt are equally cultivated and refined'. Qi means 'life force' and gong means 'to cultivate or build'. Thus qigong is the cultivation of life energy. While s...

  • Yoga and QiGong with Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Introduction

    Welcome to Yoga, Qigong and Mindfulness Meditation: Finding Balance and Ease. Mimi Kuo-Deemer has created this unique and accessible video integrating three distinct and complimentary practices of yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation. 

    The cross-pollination of vinyasa yoga with qigong - a Chi...

  • Yoga and QiGong with Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Meditation and Mindful Flow

    The first of 3 in this series: Meditation and Mindful Yoga/Qigong Flow begins with a five-minute mindfulness meditation practice to help establish a sense of embodied presence, followed by a dynamic vinyasa flow and qigong sequence of sun salutations that will recruit the primary muscles and join...

  • Yoga and QiGong with Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Finding Balance

    The second of 3 in the series: Finding Balance - Fluid and Strong Standing Poses integrates strong standing pose work in horse stance and warrior poses that are combined with fluid, water-based qigong forms. Together, these move toward a state of harmonious balance and steadiness. 

  • Yoga and QiGong with Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Finding Ease

    The final of 3 in the series: Finding Ease - Effortless Effort offers a gentle flow that will restore and replenish your energy. Qigong practices that blend yin and yang, as well as a juicy hip, twist and backbend sequence will leave you ready for a delicious relaxation in savasana and finish.

  • Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Qigong Flow - Introduction

    Welcome to Qigong Flow: The Eighteen Forms and Eight Brocades for Organ and Meridian Health!

    In this qigong series, Mimi presents two well-known and accessible forms of qigong practice: the Eight Brocades (Ba Duan Jin), and the Eighteen Forms (Shibashi).

    Both sequences are excellent routines f...

  • Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Qigong Flow - Eight Brocades

    Qigong Flow - Eight Brocades: This section includes the Eight Brocades practices that works specifically to increase health and vitality in the organs, meridians and their associated emotional qualities. 

  • Mimi Kuo-Deemer: Qigong Flow - Eighteen Forms

    Eighteen Forms (Shibashi 十八式) Eighteen Forms: Mimi presents these eighteen Forms using fluid, unbroken movements and visualizations that help us connect more intimately to the elements of the natural world and its harmonious state of balance.