A simple yet profound practice that enhances your life, whatever you do
Shaolin Qigong is a 1500-year-old energy art passed down by the Venerable Bodhidharma to the monks at the Shaolin Monastery in China
A simple 15-minute daily Shaolin Qigong practice creates good health, vitality, longevity and a host of other useful benefits
We are taking a break from running regular classes this autumn, as Matthew needs to have a couple of operations that will take him out of action for a number of weeks each.
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In the meantime, be well.
FREE Qigong Taster Sessions
We have been running monthly taster sessions as an introduction to Shaolin Cosmos Qigong, to help you decide whether Qigong is a good fit for you.
These consist of a core introduction to the art – it’s history, philosophy, how it works, how to practice it, and more importantly it will provide an opportunity for you to try it for yourself. Qigong is one of those experiential arts that is challenging to capture in words. You have to try it to experience it.
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This 12-week introduction to Shaolin Cosmos Qigong will establish the foundations for practicing high-level Qigong safely and effectively on your own so that you can reap the benefits of this great practice.
Think of it as learning to drive. When you pass your test, you have all the basic skills you need, and yet your skills will continue to grow and develop with practice and experience.
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18 Lohan Hands
The 18 Lohan Hands is a series of 18 qigong patterns, forms or exercises taught by the Venerable Bodhidharma to the monks at the Shaolin temple to strengthen them not just physically but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually so that they could cultivate towards enlightenment.
Over time this set evolved into the 18 Lohan Fist which became the prototype of Shaolin Kung Fu.
This set will be taught in 2 courses of 12 weeks. You must have completed the Qigong Fundamentals course and have acquired the skill of energy flow to attend this course.
What Our Students Say
Matthew is a brilliant teacher. You can tell this form of Qi Gong works as he's very calm and has a glow about him. The art itself is very easy to learn and put into practice straight away. After the first session I already noticed how much more relaxed I felt and how going about my day there was more awareness of my inner state - where I was feeling tense in the body and mind etc. - and thereby could relax the relevant areas and let go. There is something very light and non serious about this form of Qi Gong. The emphasis is on enjoying your practice, relaxing and smiling from the heart, and just 15 minutes of practice once or twice daily brings enormous benefits to body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Sifu Matthew is a great teacher and demonstrates the benefits of chi kung in his radiant health and calm demeanour. Shaolin Qigong Hampshire teaches authentic Qigong from a great Shaolin lineage. It's wonderful.
Practicing Shaolin Qigong gives me so much energy for life it's almost unbelievable if I wasn't experiencing it for myself. I highly recommend working with Sifu Matthew.
Sifu Matthew does a wonderful job of de-mystifying Chi Kung philosophy and skills into instructions that are easy to understand and follow. It's a bit ridiculous how practicing his Chi Kung is so simple and enjoyable, yet it produces such powerful benefits! Highly recommended.
I met Matthew at a workshop where he was giving people a free taster session of Qigong. It lasted only 15 minutes, but by the end of it, I felt very relaxed, my head became very peaceful and it all made me very calm in my whole body. I also suffered from lower back pain for a very long time and I was trying to make it go away with yoga but with no luck. But, after Matthew's 15 minutes taster session, it did go away! I was waiting for it to come back, but it didn't! I'm so glad I met Matthew, he is a very warm, knowledgable man, very passionate about energy works. I highly recommend working with him!
I remember attending the first Qigong (Chi Kung) class with Matthew and what struck me most was his natural ability to communicate concise instructions to the students. Truly a natural Instructor of the Shaolin Wahnam Qigong Arts, his teaching ability is second to none, I highly recommend Sifu Matthew if ever you need high quality Qigong teacher.
Matthew is a wonderful teacher. Somehow he transmits his enthusiasm whilst being peaceful and calm, so much so that I now practise at home every day.
Brilliant, what's not to like back pain gone, arthritic hands move well stress down. Life changing
Matthew has a natural way of teaching, with an ability to demonstrate the movement and ensure everyone on the workshop gained the knowledge and skills to use it in their daily practices. I found using the practice as part of my daily routine, gives me balance and a calmness around me, which is a perfect way to begin the new day. He also focused on some different movements within Qigong to help us with our own physical issues, which brings focused energy healing everyday. I would whole heartedly recommend Matthew.
I did Tai Chi and Chi Kung for a few years twenty years ago and went along to the day workshop with Matt just because my friends were going. I wasn't expecting anything special but how wrong could I be. Within a few minutes of starting the exercises, I could really feel the chi. It just resonated with me in a way it hadn't done when I practiced before - if it had been this good then I'd never have given up. It's a few months since the workshop and I'm still practicing a few times a week at home before work. I can't wait to do another workshop with Matt.
Sifu Mathew teaches the shaolin arts in a great way easy to learn. Qigong has improved my life in several ways, also making me healthier.
Matthew offers a sacred space to open up to the experience of the Qi flow in everybody in his presence. An ancient practice reflected by a Teacher of a remarkably empathetic presence that lifts all those who join him. He has clearly fallen in love with this art, and become the loving heart of it. I have enjoyed every minute, loved the sequences and been reminded of the beautiful essence we all are, and share. Many thanks, and look forward to progressing deeper into the realm of Qi gong for as long as available. 💞
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