Finding Balance in Every Aspect of Your Life

Engage your personal process through movement, breath and meditation.

Cultivate nourishing practices for health and wellbeing.

Transform difficult states into positive energy, relaxation and flow.

Drawing on ancient Chinese and Tibetan concepts and practices, Dyana Wells and Dr Violet Sherwood integrate complementary disciplines to invite states of energy, flow and wellbeing.

Open Ground Classes

Qigong Fortnightly 2021

Join Violet Sherwood for Qigong classes, fortnightly on Fridays, from February 12th, 9.30-10.45am.

Learn how to connect with the energies of the universe and your own self-healing energies to increase vitality, wellness, flexibility, peacefulness and flow.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese energy practice that is part of traditional Chinese medicine.

Translated as skilfulness at working with energy, qigong can be considered a movement meditation and healing practice. 

Somatic Movement Weekly

Relearn Healthy Movement

Join Dyana Wells in gentle movement classes each week.

Tuesday 6pm–7:15pm from March 2nd.
Wednesday 9:30am–10:45am from March 3rd.

Break down inflexible, rigid movement restrictions and allow the brain to create more freedom and integration in your movement.

Suitable for sports people, yogis, older people, in fact anyone wanting to regain their full range of movement, to move in a natural stress-free way, and to become pain free.

Kum Nye Fortnightly

Join Dyana Wells for Kum Nye classes, beginning Friday 5th March, 9.30-10.45am.

In these practices we bring together tension and discomfort with ease and relaxation, at the same time.

This training gives us direct experience of the freedom and power we have when part of the mind remains equanimous even when life gets sticky.

Kum Nye movement has the potential to heal us at three levels:

  • the body through sensation
  • the emotions through feeling
  • the mind through awareness

These are open classes suitable for beginners and experienced students.

October Retreat

Enter the Sacred Feminine

A Weekend of Deity Practice and nourishing Qigong Practices for women’s vitality and sacred connection.

The second 2021 immersive retreat
with Dyana Wells and Dr Violet Sherwood

In Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand

Non-residential

October 2021 Labour Weekend (pending)
or Weekend nearby

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Qigong

Qigong

Qigong is an energy system developed in China between 4000 and 8000 years ago for strengthening and directing life force energy through the body. Ancient Chinese sages and healers observed the natural world, its cycles and seasons, the movements and habits of animals, and the elemental forces of sun, moon, stars, water, mountains, sky, earth and trees. They developed a system for moving energy in a synergistic flow with the rhythms of nature that proved to be an effective method of self-healing. In Chinese, Qigong is represented by an ideagram that combines two ideas – the concept of energy or breath, and the concept of skill or work. So, Qigong refers to skilful means of working with life-force energy, the energy in all living things. Working with our body’s meridians or energy lines, Qigong increases the healthy flow and distribution of life-force energy, thereby strengthening our vitality, boosting our immune system, calming our mind, and healing difficult states that arise from imbalances of energy.
Practising Qigong regularly helps us to feel alive, calm, alert, focused, relaxed and grounded. Through Qigong practice we cultivate and balance our life force energy for enhanced health, vitality and wellbeing.
Qigong uses flowing gentle movements to nourish and support the flow of energy through our body. Combining body, breath and mind within each movement, Qigong can be considered a form of moving meditation, combining all the benefits of a physical workout, cardiovascular exercise and meditation in one practice. As a result, Qigong may relieve or reduce stress, tension and pain. As the greater flow of qi balances our emotions we may feel a deep inner peace and relaxation. Integrating mind, breath and body in Qigong nourishes all our cells with vital life energies, clearing blockages or stagnation, strengthening weaknesses and reducing overstimulation or excess of energy. This has the effect of balancing our internal states naturally over time. … See the full introduction to Qigong and Five Element theory by Dr Violet Sherwood here.

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