Qigong: The Eight Brocades

with Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Cultivate strength, harmony, and health through slow, silken movement. 


This course teaches you a traditional qigong sequence – The Eight Brocades – alongside essential qigong philosophy. For centuries, practitioners have used these eight silken forms to balance vital energy, align with the natural world, support the body’s organs and meridian systems, and live grounded, centered, healthy lives.

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4 hours of one-on-one teaching time, technique demonstrations, and follow-along practices

Learn all eight forms of this revered qigong sequence


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$240 $150


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Learn a Movement Practice That:

  • You can do anywhere, with no special equipment and minimal space
  • Is gentle on your joints yet physically challenging
  • Gets you out of your head and into your body
  • Brings your into energetic balance
  • Will grow with you and continue to nourish you — for life!

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, internal martial arts (6th generation lineage holder in Baguazhang) and Daoist Flow yoga. 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, 8 chickens and 60,000 bees.

“Nature’s capacity for homeostasis and balance is also qigong’s model for health. Excess and deficiency cause imbalance. Think of a garden. When there’s the right balance of sunlight, water, and good soil, plants not only grow, they thrive. When there is a lack or excess of sunlight or water, plants struggle. We are the same. To thrive, we need balance. Qigong offers that.”

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 Commune Students Are Saying About Mimi

“In the short time I've been Mimi's student I have come to understand things that I had only felt or had an inkling of. I have never felt better physically or better equipped to calmly and steadily handle life.”

~ Chris

“Mimi inspires me to bring playfulness and joy, curiosity and patience to my practice. I am touched by her wisdom, and integration of different worlds and knowledge, by her true humble heart.”

~ Tamar

“Mimi weaves together such beautiful practices with a craftsman’s skill and a light touch, and as a result, in a time of tightness and tension, I find release and freedom. She is now my “go-to” teacher!”

~ Kay

Daily Course Outline

Learn a gentle, grounding movement practice.