Mimi Kuo-Deemer is an internationally recognised teacher of yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation. Her YouTube channel has had 2.9 million views, with her 8 Brocades Qigong Practice reaching more than 1.7 million. She is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, where she received a distinction in her MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She is a teacher of both students and of other teachers, having practised and taught for over 20 years in China, the UK, Europe and the United States. She also co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing's first and leading yoga studio, and is a senior teacher at London's triyoga.
'Qigong is a new word that describes ancient Chinese practices that help us use our bodies to achieve goals greater than just physical health, including spiritual awareness - maybe what we in the 21st century call mindfulness. Figuring out how to do this is sometimes difficult - there are so many schools and masters that it can be a daunting task - but thanks to Mimi Kuo-Deemer, we have a wise, insightful guide to understand and practice this venerable practice that resonates strongly today.' * Ian Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao *