Instructor


My name is Shirley Amatsakio, Founder of Owahan.com, Your support to change. Qigong London is part of Owahan.com: practising Qigong is a way to support you to change.

I am your Qigong Instructor trained at the London School of Qigong. I am a member of the Complementary Medical Association.

My background is in education; my heart lies in empowering others. 

I support you to change positively by practising the art of Qigong.

I have been exercising various Chinese Martial Arts forms since my twenties and now show you how to experience calm and peace with Qigong.

I discovered Qigong in an emotionally overwhelming time for me. A time wherein I changed environment: a new job, a new home. My mind worked overtime: the "What if it doesn't work out?" - thoughts took over. I felt stretched and stressed. My body felt extremely tired.  
Practising Tai Chi and later Qigong brought peace, quiet and balance in my body and mind. Peace and quiet to let these emotions, feelings and thoughts be, going through them and letting them flow. 

On my journey of mastering different forms, I found an easy to learn system: the Shibashi 18. 'Shibashi 18' means 18 movements in Chinese. Shibashi 18 is a form of Qigong that combines Tai Chi (Chinese martial arts) and Qigong (energy work) mindful movements. I am now passing the form on to my students so they experience their flow of energy, to help them heal and grow.

I am also a Soul Plan Practitioner and Teacher and now offer a new Qigong form called The Golden Spine 9, a powerful form based on the 22 energies of the Soul Plan system. Read more about The Golden Spine 9 here. Click here for more information about Soul Plan in North London.

When you join one of my classes, I will take you on a journey of connecting your body and mind, and changing your perspective in how you approach overwhelm, simply by focusing on your breath,  moving slowly whilst encouraging you to increase your awareness.