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...