Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Qigong and Yoga instructor, Author. UK

Mimi has been a lover of the movement arts since a young age, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. An author and teacher of both students and other teachers for over 20 years, she champions the balance of playfulness and precision as the best way forward in life, and never underestimates how sitting, breathing and conscious movement can provide the clearest and most compassionate perspective on the messy, complex and often unpredictable job of being human. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Mimi lived in China for over 14 years. In 2002, she co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years before moving to the UK. She now l ives in the British countryside, and teaches in person at London's triyoga, and online on movementformodernlife.com. In 2019, she co-founded the Daoist Flow Yoga teacher training programme with Jean Hall that integrates yoga, qigong and somatic-based movement principles. Mimi is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, University of London, where she earned a masters with distinction in 2016 in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She has published a number of yoga and qigong DVDs/videos with New Shoot Pictures and is represented by the literary agency, Madeleine Milburn. She published her first book, Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis in December, 2018 (Orion Spring), and her second, Xiu Yang: Self-Cultivation for a Happier, Healthier and Balanced Life (Orion Spring), in June, 2019. In addition to teaching and writing, Mimi also helps run the Glow Fund charitable trust – a charity she and her husband established that helps disadvantaged Chinese and ethnically Tibetan children with severe orthopaedic conditions receive life-changing operations. ​

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