About Us: Sifu Matthew Wood

Wonderful Benefits

Since I began training in Qigong, I have experienced a positive transformation across all areas of my life. I have personally experienced many of the benefits genuine Qigong claims to offer. I also realise that the more I practice, the deeper and more profound these benefits will become.

Health and Vitality

I noticed my health steadily improving over time, becoming less susceptible to illness – including seasonal colds and flu – to the extent that I am rarely ill nowadays.

His posture has improved and I now stand much more upright.

I used to wear orthotics to correct flat feet and over time I have been able to stop wearing these and still maintain a good posture.

One priceless benefit I have noticed is my ability to relax more deeply and stay relaxed throughout the day. The daily stresses that used to bother me no longer affect me. I am able to remain calm, free from stress, and relaxed under demanding and stressful conditions.

I have developed emotional stability and resilience I never had before, which is incredibly useful in today’s stressful world. When I am occasionally knocked off balance, I can return to a place of balance and equanimity quickly and easily.


I feel fitter and healthier than I have ever done. I have found myself naturally making different choices about the food and drink I consume.

The weekend cigarette in a social setting became unnecessary. I practically gave up alcohol without any special focus. More recently I’ve switched to vegetarian going on vegan, not because I don’t like meat, but because it just didn’t serve me anymore.

All this occurred without “trying” to achieve anything, it has just happened naturally.

While I can’t prove longevity – yet – my general health is a great indicator, and a recent full health assessment shows I’m in good shape.

Peak Performance

Generating a lot of good quality energy is extremely useful for daily life.

In the past, a hard day at the office might have left me exhausted. Now I have plenty of energy for work, home, and play.

Having a lot of energy creates a clear mind and ability to focus, leading to better performance in whatever we do. This isn’t to say that I am always the best at what I do, but I am always able to do my best, and that’s important.

Expanded Awareness

Without “trying” to do or achieve anything, I have found myself becoming more aware – more self-aware, in relationships, and opening up to the wonders of the Universe.

With awareness comes choice over how we respond to life, and this has enabled me to improve the quality of my relationships. It has brought about greater love and compassion in my life – for my family, my friends, and the World in general. It has also expanded my world view and perspective on life.

I believe that we live in a Universe where the expansion of Consciousness is fundamentally linked to human evolution. Humans are at the leading edge of that expansion and our own personal evolution is an important contribution to the expansion of Consciousness as a whole.

Expanding awareness has led me to practice Zen meditation, become a Reiki Master energy healer, a Qigong healer, an advanced ThetaHealer®, and a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy® techniques, and Hypnosis. I am a dedicated lifelong learner with the attitude of a beginner’s mind.

Spiritual Cultivation

I have noticed that Qigong has acted as a catalyst for an internal exploration into the nature of life and my place in it. It continues to lead towards a better understanding of the Self, our spiritual essence.

Qigong benefits our personal spiritual transformation, whether we have faith and find the spiritual teachings come alive, or we have no specific beliefs and just experience more connection to life.