Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Gung) classes for all

Revitalise - Rebalance - Relax

Weekly classes, incorporating both Tai Chi and Qigong, are held in and around Godalming and Farnham, combining health Qigong exercises and Yang Style Short or Long Form to harmonise mind, body and spirit.

All of these classes are suitable for any age and any level of fitness. Beginners are welcome! See below for venues and times.

Biospirals Qigong

We offer a regular Biospirals Qigong class (the first in the UK). Having trained with the Tai Chi Research Centre in Venice, Debbie is the first practitioner in the UK to offer a regular class where students can learn the routines associated with this grounding and flowing Biospirals Qigong practice, as well as bringing high-quality instructors from the Tai Chi Research Centre to run workshops and training programmes in the UK.

Surrey Hills Tai Chi and Qigong Godalming
Surrey Hills Tai Chi and Qigong Godalming
Surrey Hills Tai Chi and Qigong Godalming


Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of coordinated body movements focusing on the cultivation of internal energy - ‘chi’. Its aim is to harmonise the mind, body and spirit, promoting both mental and physical well-being through softness and relaxation.

When practised correctly the movements (or Form) of Tai Chi appear rhythmical, effortless and in continuous flow.

Debbie is accomplished in Yang Style Short Form and Long Form - sequences of 24 or 48 moves that provide a good grounding in the fundamental principles of Tai Chi - as well as Wudang, Sun and Fan Forms.


Qigong taps into the body’s internal energy and is an ancient Chinese health practice that coordinates breathing patterns with movement to maintain and improve health and well-being. Qigong focuses on simple, but subtly powerful exercises that relax and strengthen the body and mind, the aim being to build an inner relaxed alertness and resilience to stress.

Practiced regularly, Tai Chi and Qigong can increase internal vitality and improve general health, improving balance, co-ordination, focus and flexibility.


Grounding, calming and flowing, the Biospirals Qigong is a method of moving that helps the body to relax and become more centred by emulating one of the most beautiful patterns in nature the spiral.

Bringing together Eastern knowledge and western science, the exercises address the internal and external vibrational energies to integrate and harmonise internal structures, particularly the connective fascia system. This supports the task of receiving and distributing the necessary information to sustain and nourish the body.

The system allows the mind and body to free itself from the negative effects of accumulated tension. The benefits of practicing are obtained almost immediately in the bone structure, joints and articulations, muscles and tendons, connective fascia system, and above all, in the energy system.


There have been a wide range of studies undertaken over the past few years, all of which have reported positive benefits from practicing Tai Chi or Qigong. These include:

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue

  • Helps with back pain, and head, neck and shoulder pain

  • Improves balance and postural alignment

  • Helps boost memory and concentration

  • Supports the immune system

  • Can help with chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, IBS and ME

  • Deepens and enriches breathing



Tai Chi


Hambledon Village Hall
Malthouse Lane


Tai Chi

10:30 - 11:30am

Borough Hall


Introduction to Qigong


Borough Hall
See flyer for more details


Advanced Tai Chi (not suitable for beginners)


Unitarian Hall
Meadrow, Godalming


NEW Beginners Tai Chi


Unitarian Hall
Meadrow, Godalming


Tai Chi

9:30 - 10:30am

Borough Hall


Tai Chi

2 - 3pm

Dapdune Wharf

Contact Sport in Mind to book

Fun outdoors class for anyone experiencing mental health problems


Saturday Afternoon Qigong - monthly sessions

19 November 2022, 17 December 2022, 21 January 2023, 18 February 2023

Join me for Qigong to help support your physicial and mental health and well-being.

Click here to view the Qigong practice flyer for more details.

In-depth Biospirals Qigong Workshops

NEW The Essence of the Tree, a workshop blending Qigong and Creativity.
Join us for this new workshop exploring the use of Qigong movements to harness our creativity.

Click here to view the Qigong Art Therapy flyer for more details.


Debbie has practiced Tai Chi and Qigong since 2001 and has been teaching since 2008. Alongside her teaching Debbie is a Shiatsu therapist and finds that the combination of Tai Chi, Qigong and Shiatsu equips her to help students and clients to optimise their own health and well-being.

Debbie was originally attracted to Tai Chi because she found it was one of the few things in the middle of a hectic week which calmed her mind and helped her feel more grounded.

Debbie trained for many years with Sue Woodd, and has also attended workshops with Tew Bunnag, Master Faye Yip and Master Franco Mescola. It was meeting and training with Master Mescola that inspired Debbie to begin her own journey into an exploration of Biospirals Qigong; her journey led her to Gillian Reid, with whom she continued her Qigong training, which has resulted in her spearheading the introduction of this amazing style of Qigong in the UK. In 2016 Debbie and Gillian established the Biospirals Training School UK, offering anyone with a passion for life the opportunity to study and focus on how to reach a greater level of harmony within the body.

As well as her regular classes Debbie teaches for the Farnham U3A group and works with Oakleaf – a local mental health charity.

Debbie is an accredited teacher with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and the Biospirals Training School UK.


“I've been practising Qigong and Tai Chi at Debbie's classes for three years. Debbie is a fantastic teacher, with patience and an interesting knowledge of how the calming movements, link to the martial arts. 

I have chronic back, hip and nerve pain from surgeries.  Tai Chi emotionally relaxes my mind and frees up the myofascia.  Myofascia is the skeletal muscle which becomes immobile and tight causing pain after injury or surgery.  Learning Tai Chi helps me manage daily activities easier and improves my mental state.

I really look forward to going to Debbie’s classes.”

Karen Burke, Woking


For any questions or to make an appointment contact Debbie Heaney on

07810 703 960

or email Debbie directly at

debbie @ surreyhillstaichi.co.uk