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#15 Xiu Yang: The Ancient Art of Self-Cultivation with Mimi Kuo-Deemer

What is Xiu Yang? And how can we apply its ancient principles of self-cultivation to take care of ourselves and the world? Yoga, qigong and meditation teacher Mimi Kuo-Deemer shares how we can bring more of our whole, balanced selves to work, relationships & life.

 

“What I have learned over time is that rather than seeing yourself as somehow damaged or flawed, you can remember that beneath the crusty layers of tension, tiredness or anxiety is an already intact sense of self that is whole and complete.”

Mimi Kuo-Deemer

What is Xiu Yang? And how can we apply its ancient principles of self-cultivation to take care of ourselves and the world? Yoga, qigong and meditation teacher Mimi Kuo-Deemer shares how we can bring more of our whole, balanced selves to work, relationships & life.

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  • The Art of Xiu Yang (3:50)
  • Unity, Vastness & Gardening (15:00)
  • Living Seasonally (32:13)
  • Cultivating Spaciousness (43:23)
  • Freeing the Inner Critic (49:40)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Clock. Source: fiveseasonsmedicine.com

Mimi Kuo-Deemer 

Mimi Kuo-Deemer has practiced and taught yoga, qigong and meditation for over twenty years in China, the UK, Europe and the United States. She is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, where she received a distinction in her MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Mimi lived in China for over 14 years where she worked as a photojournalist. She co-founded and co-directed Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio. She now lives in the British countryside, and teaches primarily at London’s triyoga, where she offers classes, teacher trainings and immersions in yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation. She also is a regular contributor to the online wellness site, movementformodernlife.com.

In addition to teaching and writing, Mimi also helps run the Glow Fund charitable trust – a charity she and her husband established that helps disadvantaged Chinese and ethnically Tibetan children with severe orthopaedic conditions receive life-changing operations. ​

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