Healing for Health and Happiness!
Welcome to Frances Powell Tai Chi & Reflexology
Rainbow T'ai Chi & Chi Kung
I teach basic and fundamental t'ai chi and chi kung exercises.
The t'ai chi and chi kung exercises are slow, gentle yet powerful. They help us to embrace and ease our tensions, emotional, physical, mental and physical. So many students in my classes, 1-2-1 sessions, workshops and retreats have shared that they have been surprised and very grateful for the profoundness of the benefits they feel, bringing radical improvements to their every day life. I invite you to read their feedback!
I teach weekly classes, one to one sessions, monthly saturday classes , a series of Sunday workshops and Retreats, locally and in Scotland.
My students testify to major changes in their well-being, their lives... many transforming beyond their dreams!
I am SO grateful that I have found this down-to-earth, practical, loving way to live. I am so happy to share these tools with my students, who benefit significantly in their daily lives from their very first lessons.
From the moment I wake up, to when I sleep, I use these tools, which assist me to tune in to the beautiful, warm, loving universal chi. I could be peeling a carrot, changing gear in the car, speaking on the phone, on the internet, walking a dog, chatting to my sons... there it is, always, that powerful, yet gentle energy.
So, what is this unique form of t'ai chi and chi kung?
Rainbow T'ai Chi Chi Kung was developed by Peter Chin Kean Choy, author of '15 Ways to a Happier You' and '37 Steps to Happiness' and founder/director of the Rainbow T'ai chi School near Ashburton, Devon, UK.
The exercises include emotional balancing, simultaneous with the physical movements to maximise the benefits of the tai chi movements. As you do an exercise, you are not just moving your body physically, you are practising techniques to embrace your every day life situations in the chi (energy). The exercises help you to transform negative situations, with positive tools, to discover new creative ways to be. A draining negative problem becomes an energising transforming experience, empowering you and healing you - emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
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1-2-1 T'ai Chi Sessions
These T'ai Chi and Chi Kung 1-2-1 sessions are very powerful for personal transformation. I am delighted to say that I have supported many students to empower themselves to feel their lives are permanently and wonderfully transformed.
These 1-2-1s are intense sessions. The student and I work Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit, giving a complete healing and empowering process.
The sessions have been likened to 'Life Coaching'; counselling; but there is a major difference - the emotional balancing is supported through the physical t'ai chi chi kung exercises (opening up the meridians), the mental clarity and the healing chi itself
I have helped a variety of people:
- professional men and women with promotion into their dream jobs, deal with awkward bosses
- students to find the right partner for them
- victims to overcome life-restricting traumas (sexual abuse, rape, violent attacks)
- I have worked successfully with men who have physically abused their partners; I have also helped their partners. These couples have managed to move happily forward in their lives together.
- Lack of confidence; shyness; stress - from blushing hidden faces to laughing grounded confidence - even public singing!
Appointments (1 hour): £40 per session.
Bradley Acupuncture Clinic ~ ring Frances 015335 634 023
James Wood, Crosshills ~ ring Frances on 01535 634 0233
Ilkley Healing Centre ~ ring reception 01943 602177
Scottish Retreat Week
A Week of Rainbow T'ai Chi & Chi Kung - Ardnamurchan
26th May - 1st June 2013
The Third Ardnamurchan Retreat Week!
Following the success of the 2 previous retreats up here in this gorgeous location, I am running another one, this time at the end of May 2013.
A week of T'ai Chi and Chi Kung practice and instruction, mini adventures and stunning locations. We have routine morning practice then the days unfold according to the circumstances: weather, tides, timetables, students and my energy!
I have been visiting this stunning part of the world since a family holidays in 1976 and as a T'ai Chi Chi Kung teacher, it delights me to share with my students the delights of practising here in Ardnamurchan.
The teaching will be indoors in the Lodge and outside in some of the most beautiful, inspiring locations on the Penninsula, where nature herself will teach us to let go and flow with the elements!
The learning can be intense, but plenty of free time is programmed in to allow you, the students, to absorb the lessons of the T'ai Chi & Chi Kung and enjoy this beautiful environment.
Indeed, the week's timetable includes a free day mid-week for students to do as they wish: I have negotiated another day-trip out into the Atlantic as part of a whale-watching trip, but if that's not for you then other options for the free day include resting at the Lodge, exploring the penninsula, looking around Resipole Studios, lunch at the Nadurra Visitor Centre, taking the apartment's boat out or a day trip to Fort William.
I have also provisionally organised a public workshop, for Thursday evening 30th May, 7.30 - 9.00pm, run at Resipole Studios. Retreat participants will have free admission, otherwise fees are £8 on the door.
Sanna Beach is a beautiful sandy beach, wild, with bands of rocks, laden with rock pools, stretching into the turquoise sea.
It is situated at the end of the pennisula and offers views of the Atlantic horizon. The mind instantly finds peace and opening awareness, as the heart fills with delight and pleasure. This place for me is heaven on earth!
This is a picture of Pat, Ruth and Sue, who came on the first of my retreats, 2011. They are practising the 4th T'ai chi exercise on the dunes above Sanna Beach, wrapped up warm and very happy!
The fees for this Retreat week are £550, £495 early bird *. The fees include accommodation at Laga Lodge, tuition from myself throughout the week.
As a bonus, included in the accommodation fees, there is FREE use of a self-drive boat (usually £145 per day!)
Fees do not include transport or food. In previous years, students have shared lifts and shared the provision and cooking of food, which have been delicious, nutritious and plentiful!
To apply for a place on this retreat, please contact Frances: 01535 634 023, e-mail: [email protected]
*Please see Terms and Conditions
Reflexology is a hands-on therapy, using special techniques to work on the feet or hands, to relax the client and support their health and well-being.
Fascinatingly, the whole body, internal and external, is reflected in the hands and feet. As a trained reflexologist and T'ai Chi Chi Kung practitioner, Frances is able to use special techniques to work with these reflexes in a systematic routine to relax you, simultaneously relaxing and energising your whole being.
- Deep Relaxation in a Peaceful Healing environmnet
- Unique combination of Reflexology & Chi Healing
- Simultaneous relaxation and energising
- Boosting your body's Natural Immune System
- Insights into your overall Health and Well Being
Frances' clients find the sessions deeply relaxing and commonly report remarkable transformations in their general health and well-being. Since working with Reflexology in 1999, Frances has had very pleasing results with a variety of conditions, including migraines, infertility, hormone-imbalance, phobias, sciatica, over-due pregnacies, high -blood pressure, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, mental health problems, stroke recovery, Meniere's Disease.
Frances also has regular clients who recognise the benefits of a monthly session to maintain their general health and well-being
Frances also offers Metamorphic technique, which was developed in the 1960's by naturopath and reflexologist Robert St.John, This is a gentle and powerful techinique working on the spinal reflex to release emotional and physical traumas. Through this simple and genius technique, many people experience a deep inner peace and a new ability to move forward in their lives.
Simon Ward Acupuncture Clinic, Bradley - contact Frances on 01535 634 023
Ilkley Healing Centre - contact reception on 01943 602 177
James Wood Organics - contact reception on 01535 636 529
Home Appointments - contact Frances on 01535 634 023
£35 per session or SPECIAL OFFER: £150 for 5 sessions, appointments as you choose
For home visits, prices start from £35 per visit.
- Accredited member of the MICHT
- FTT Graduate from Rainbow School T'ai Chi & Chi Kung, Devon
Reflexology, Tai Chi