Teacher and Founder
Body & Mind Healing Chiang Mai
Hi all and welcome to Chiang Mai. Please let me introduce myself, my name is Rod from the UK. I have been interested in the holistic fields since the 1980's, and this is where my journey began, to improve my life and health, which in in turn, led me to learn to help others in their search for improving and healing themselves.
As you can see I have been busy learning many different ways of balancing and healing, body and mind. It has been a lot of fun, hard work and sacrifice, though the rewards for my efforts have paid off tremendously, especially for improving my overall quality of life and allowing me to tune into my natural teaching and healing abilities. My wife and I opened Body and Mind Healing, so that we can offer alternative ways of healing, through the holistic approach, our success has much to do due to our wonderful students and friends who came in search of something new, to help them in their journey in their lives.
We are a registered school here in Thailand and our holistic center is focusing on personal growth, relaxation, health and healing for our students, using Asian healing arts from India, China and Japan. We teach in a practical and down to earth manner, Yoga & Meditation, Tai Chi & Chi Kung, Reiki Healing, Taoist Inner Alchemy and also give pre prepared Astrology readings for guidance. Our aim is helping our students to reconnect with their own personal energy, allowing them to achieve their own fullest potential in their lives.
Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung
I have been studying Chinese arts since 1993 and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung since 2000, first I studied with, Tai Chi UK run by Sufi Michael Jacques, 3 times world champion of Tai Chi pushing hands (Tai Chi training technique).
In 2002 I received level 7 Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung holistic certification and during this period I taught my first Chi Kung and Tai Chi class in London. Sifu Michael Jacques trained under, master Sifu Dan Docherty with 30+ years experience in Tai Chi, also another world champion and fore runner in the UK and Internationally in the system of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan (Wu Style).
Having completed my training with Tai Chi UK, I then continued to study with Sifu Dan Docherty to perfect my skills in the art of Tai Chi Chuan. Before leaving the UK for good in 2004, I had manage to learn the Wudang Tai Chi Chuan, short and long forms, plus the sword, sabre and spear weapons forms, which are part of the Wudang Tai Chi Chuan system. In 2009 I was certified by Dan Docherty, as a level 4 Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Instructor.
I still continue my studies in Tai Chi, developing my understaning and improving my teaching and return back to my teacher once in awhile, I also study with Godfrey Dornelly, another senior teacher of our Tai Chi system.
Tai Chi Chuan like Yoga is a life long practice, in perfecting your technique and of course yourself.
Yoga & Meditation
My experience in Yoga, began in 1995, when I started to study and practice the spiritual teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the great spiritual teacher and master from India,
I studied his teachings for 6 years and I still continue to incorporate this practice Kriya Yoga in my life everyday. In the year 2000, I wanted to deepen my Meditational practices, so I started to learn and practice Yoga asana. I studied and practiced Yoga asana in India, USA, England, Spain, Scotland, Thailand and Italy and was privileged to study with many experienced Yoga teachers, such as John Scott (UK), Sheshadri (India) and Richard Freeman (USA) (Ashtanga Yoga), Godfrey Devereux (UK) (Dynamic Yoga), Karen O'Bannon (US) and Bijoo Metha (India) (Iyenger Yoga), Tara Fraser (UK) (Vini Yoga), Mataji (India) (Nada Yoga & Yoga Nidra).
I embarked on a career in Yoga in 2002 and have completed nearly 1000 hours of teacher training, initially I enrolled in the British wheel of Yoga, 6 months teachers foundation course, with Tara Frazer (Vini Yoga). In 2003, I continued my studies with Godfrey Devereux (Dynamic Yoga) and completed, my Yoga teacher training with him in 2004. I then travelled to India in 2004 and I studied with Iyenger Yoga teacher Karen O'Bannon intensively in the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India for 3 months, were I completed another 489 hours Yoga certified teacher training course. Along the way I studied with many excellent Yoga teachers. Petra Mitidieri (Ashtanga Yoga) was my first asana teacher and her teaching in the Ashtanga full primary series, was great fun, a challenge and very inspirational.
Reiki and Alchemy
Reiki and Healing; While I was in India, I trained and Studied Usui Shiki Reiki with Rohini khatri in the Parmath Niketan ashram, I also studied Usui Reiki at the Reiki training institute India, with David Swann & Uma Sharma (photo left). I am 5th generation Reiki Shinpiden and teacher, with my first teaching experiance teaching Reiki being 2007, teaching and helping over 500 students from all over the world with their Reiki healing development.
Paramahansa Yogananda was a great inspiration for me, in the realms of spirituality and working with healing energy since 1995 and I have received 2 initiations into Kriya Yoga 1 and 2, I also had the oppotunity to learn a remote healing technique, taught by the Great Yogi.
Mantra; I had the privilege to study Mantra (Nada Yoga) and Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) with Mataji (Sadhvi Abha Saraswati) a well known teacher in Rishikesh-India.
Mantak Chia. Inner Alchemy and Daoist practices; I also had the opportunity to study with Mantak Chia in 2002, while he was in London and studied Inner Alchemy through various teachers (Kris Deva North) and other resources, I started to teach Taoist Inner Alchemy practices since 2007.