Qigong: The 18 Forms with Mimi Kuo-Deemer
A moving meditation for health and vitality. Great for all ages and abilities!
Qigong is a subtle, gentle practice for moving and balancing your life force. When done properly, qigong improves the circulation of your vital energy, or qi, as well as the blood and breath — without feeling taxing or depleting.
Qigong: The 18 Forms is a six-day course with Mimi Kuo-Deemer that guides you through a classic, meditative sequence that encourages slow, silky movement and deep, rich breath-awareness. No matter your age or abilities, these daily practices support optimal health and vitality in all layers of life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Get ready to separate clouds, dance with rainbows, push waves, and fly like a wild goose — all with qigong finesse!
Meet Your Teacher
Mimi Kuo-Deemer, MA, is the author of Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis: Nourishing Practices for Body, Mind and Spirit and Xiu Yang: The Ancient Chinese Art of Self-Cultivation. She teaches meditation, qigong, and internal martial arts (6th generation lineage holder in Baguazhang). Born in the United States, she lived in China for 14 years before settling in the British countryside with her husband and their dog, three cats, 5 chickens and 60,000 bees.
“Regular practice of the 18 forms supports the health and vitality of the body, calmness and creativity in the mind, and transformative breathing.”
What is Qigong?
Qigong is medical in that it is one of the five pillars of Chinese medicine, the others being acupuncture, massage, herbs and Feng Shui. It’s martial in that every martial artist will do qigong as their foundation for health and energy. It’s spiritual in that it has roots in China’s Daoist and Buddhist traditions. In Daoism, the cultivation of qi through movement practices like qigong was part of the path to harmony with the natural world and Oneness with Dao.
What You’ll Learn
Each day of this program is 25-35 minutes long and includes a lesson to learn the movements and a practice to embody them. The last practice includes all 18 forms you will learn!
Day 1: Introduction to the 18 Forms + Qigong Practice
Day 2: Body-Breath Connection + Qigong Practice
Day 3: The Rooted Forms + Qigong Practice
Day 4: Spreading Your Wings + Qigong Practice
Day 5: Creating Equilibrium + Qigong Practice
Day 6: Finding Balance + Practice with All 18 Forms
What Commune Students Are Saying About Mimi
“I simply love this practice with this loving teacher. It's a big WOW for me. Thanks a million.”
“I felt a shift in my energy after the practise from sleepy, not-long-awake, to PING! very awake and aware and ready to get on with the day. It was like the slate had been wiped clean.”
“This was incredibly calming and nourishing for my heart and I now feel a deeper sense of connection to my meridians.”
Enjoy a movement practice that:
- You can do anywhere, with no special equipment and minimal space
- Improves joint health and posture
- Gets you out of your head and into your body
- Brings you into energetic balance
- Will grow with you — for life!