“Using Chi to aid the mind, body and spirit in a fun, fluid and creative way, that helps you stay fit, supple, strong, centred and balanced.“
My name is Lee and I’ve been a lover of exercise since a young boy. From playing badminton with my Mum in the back garden, to cycling in the hills with my Dad, playing tennis on clay with my sister and friends, to swimming a mile regularly, to playing football with the school team. I liked and still like to stay fit and feel good, with different types of movement. I like the different aspects and challenges movement brings out of you, such as creativity, balance, strength, co-ordination, endurance, flexibility, work effort, a positive mindset, discipline, joy etc.
East meets West
As a young boy I was inspired by Bruce Lee with his philosophy, fighting style and aura. As a result of which I participated in Shotokan Karate. As an adult, I practised the well thought out Martial Arts Kung Fu Temple System, at the Imani Centre in Manchester with the humble Sensi who lead by example. A number of years ago I started practising Iyengar Yoga for my wellbeing though also for injury prevention. In more recent times I have practised other styles and at 40 I started focusing more on energy work such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi. I went to the birth place of Tai Chi, in the beautiful Wudang mountains to study and train at the Daoist Wudang Wellness Academy by Master Gu.
For a number of years I’ve always wanted to teach a style or form of Martial Arts whereby I incorporate aspects of music as a soundtrack as well for motivation and inspiration. Although I used to like the fighting aspect I have always been drawn to the non contact artistic forms, whereby your doing a sequence of movements that flow together. This idea then developed into more of a rounded form of exercise that incorporated many elements of movement practices with being passionate in general about wellness. Moving on from that it’s also allowed for a freestyle form of Tai Chi to evolve, that’s organic and fluid so you can be your own intuitive artist.
With a continued development of learning energy practises I decided to make flow, mindfulness and intuition be at the heart of it. That’s where Qi (Chi) meaning Life Energy/Force and Enerchi comes in. Using Chi to aid the mind, body and spirit in a fun, fluid and creative way, that helps you stay fit, supple, strong, centred and balanced.
Embodiment and Flow
In recent times I qualified in teaching Daoist Flow Yoga, this involves Vinyasa Flow, Somatics and Qi Gong. With the Somatics element it becomes a body felt experience and acts as the glue for the energy practices to flow and be.
- Teacher in Daoist Flow Yoga – Combining Yoga, Somatics and Qi Gong (Yoga Alliance 230 hours)
- I’m a Practioner for Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation (QLS Level 3)
- Wudang Wellness Academy Certificate for Taoist Philosophy, Wudang Tai Chi 8 and 33 forms and Health Qi Gong forms (China)
- Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, City and Guilds – Level 4 (PTTLS)
- ACSTH International Coaching Federation Approved Professional Coach
- I’m an award-winning previous Young Entrepreneur for the Chester Enterprise Agency
- Qi Gong Teacher Training Mentorship in 2024 – In Training with Mimi Kuo-Deemer a leading teacher in this energy practice