Summer Qigong Workshop: Practices of the Heart


Sacred Energy Arts practices to express through the fire energy of summer!

Sunday 23rd June | 6-8pm (BST)

Do you wish you had more energy to get you through the day? 

Do you fall asleep in the afternoons? 

Do you wish you could bounce out of bed in the morning like you did in your 20s? 

Would you like to find more vitality and liveliness in your life?

Did you answer YES to any of the above? This workshop is what you need.

We are delighted to be hosting senior teacher, Sifu Matthew Cohen. He’s a life-long yoga, qigong and martial arts practitioner from California who has a truly beautiful practice and way of integrating yoga, qigong and martial arts to explore how we can access our own innate power.

Matthew Cohen is the founder of Sacred Energy Arts and is offering the MFML community a series of seasonal Qigong Workshops to harness the power of the seasons. (Sacred Energy Arts (SEA) is a multidisciplinary approach to health and self development, inspired by Qigong, yoga, & martial arts).

The next in this series of workshops is Summer Qigong: Practices of the Heart, to welcome the warmth and light of the summer time.

The workshop will focus on ways to work with the fire element and heart-opening practices to bring more creativity and expression into our daily lives.

This workshop is for you if you would like to:

  • Increase your energy
  • Learn how to express and use your energy in free and creative ways
  • Learn how to harness the power of the earth’s bountiful energy
  • Feel a sense of vitality, ease, abundance and joy!

Summer, associated with the fire element, the heart, and joy, sets the perfect backdrop for this workshop.

Dive deep into practices that bring more heart to your daily routines. Learn the art of listening to your heart, amplifying its strength, clarity, openness, and fullness. Experience the cultivation, feeling, reception, integration, and expression of the gift of Qi (Energy) through various heart-opening practices from yoga, Qigong, shamanism, and breathwork.

Summer is the perfect time to tune into the joy in our lives through our practice. To harness the heat of the sun to fuel and drive us forwards with energy and power to create and cultivate our desires.

Qigong’s essence lies in the free and creative cultivation and expression of energy.

Things you will get from this Summer Qigong workshop:

  • Exercises to express energy
  • Tools to develop intention
  • Tools to hold attention and stay focused
  • How to feel and listen deeply with your whole body 
  • Develop clear intentions for purposeful action.
  • Practice heart-opening practices from yoga, Qigong, shamanism, and breathwork.

Who is this workshop for:

  • It is recommended for people who would like to feel more energised and vital.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how to understand and use energy better.
  • This workshop is open to everyone, with all levels of experience. Yogis, yoga teachers, qigong practitioners, martial artists, healers, healthcare providers, first responders.
  • This is for any looking for deeper connection to joy, heart, and energy regulation.
  • The workshop is especially beneficial for those feeling isolated or lonely, aiming to empower, inspire, and embody themselves.

The workshop will include:

  • Accessible movement and qigong for all bodies
  • Breathing practices 
  • Meditation
  • Informative talk and practical demonstrations
  • Q&A and discussion

About Matthew Cohen: 

At the age of 5 Matthew found his brother Scott’s yoga book and from that moment on, something inside him awakened – He was on a journey of self discovery. Later, at age 12, Matthew started a lifelong love affair with Martial Arts which led him into dance, qigong, shamanism and healing therapies.

Matthew has been blessed to train with true legends in each of these fields and teaching for over 40 years. His practice has allowed him to share with people from all walks of life in over 15 countries.

Matthew loves the intersection of the ancient and cutting edge, moving from the secular to the sacred, and helping people find their original medicine – what they were born to do.

Matthew’s passion is discovering how to cultivate and regulate more energy so we can all live a more authentic life.

About Qigong: 

Matthew Cohen was Mimi Kuo-Deemer’s first teacher and influence, so if you love Mimi’s classes then give Matthew a try!

Want to know more about Qigong? Read this blog on ‘Qigong for Beginners‘ that answers any questions you might have.

Never tried Qigong before? Try this ‘Qigong Basics series‘ with Mimi and see how you get on.

qigong for beginners

The workshop will take place on Zoom and you will receive the link the day before the workshop. If you haven’t received the link please get in touch at least 2 hours before the start of the class.

No props are needed.

Can’t make it live?

We will be offering a on-demand playback of the workshop for 14 days afterwards, so you don’t have to miss out!


We know that some of you are facing some real cost-dilemmas and we know that sometimes our wellbeing practices are the first to suffer when life gets hard.

We want you to know that we are there for you.

Therefore, we are trialing a ‘Pay As You Can’ for our MFML workshops.

There is a suggested price, which we ask you to pay, if you have the means. The suggested price is the ‘true cost’ of running the workshop, and this is £35.

If finances might get in the way of you joining, you can pay what you can afford, and therefore you are still able to join. This is the Buddhist system of Dana. The minimum that we can accept is £10, because like you, we are also struggling at these times. 

Those of you do have the means, please do feel free to pay more than the suggested price. We want so much to continue to support you for years to come with online workshops and community gatherings. However, we can only do that if we continue to have your support through tougher times.

Please do get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever about the workshop, about payment, or any concerns at all. We really love to hear from you.


If you have any questions about the workshop, drop us a message on

Terms & Conditions

Practising safely

The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.


Your secure payment will reserve your place on this workshop. No refunds will be made.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Qigong Workshop: Practices of the Heart

  1. Karen Ziadeh

    Hello by mistake I signed up for the Spring Qigong workshop March 24th.
    As this must no longer be available? (14 after zoom is well over) .please reimburse .

    Thank you
    Karen Ziadeh


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