Online Classes

Yuan Qigong

Due to the current situation, the number of online classes has increased. I’ll be offering beginners classes starting every month for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the list of the present options. Two new beginners classes are starting this April 1st.

All session are on Zoom. For details, please get in touch.

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday – 8am to 9am – Practise of Tian Yuan and Di Yuan
  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9am – 9.30am – Heart meditation
  • Tuesday / Thursday – 10am – 11am – Ren Yuan 
  • Wednesday & Friday – 11am – 12noon – Qigong for Beginners
  • Wednesday & Friday – 4pm – 5pm – Qigong for Beginners

These classes will run the first two weeks of April.

There will be more online classes in May.


Jin Shin Jyutsu workshop Online 

A blissful day of Jin Shin Jyutsu from the comfort of your own sofa!

Sunday April 26th  from 11am to 4pm 

The price per day workshop is £40 (material included). Concessions pay £30. Discounts are granted when referring a friend. Suitable for all levels of experience. 

For a one-to-one session of JSJ, you can either contact me at and 07813026383

Jin Shin Jyutsu




Previous Events


Our teacher of teachers, Yuan Tze, and a team of Ren Xue colleagues and practitioners from Europe were in Sweden, France and Portugal this Summer 2019. We had an amazing time growing and supporting one another, teaching Yuan Qigong and Ren Xue to newcomers as well as students from around the world. A mind-blowing opportunity to open our hearts so our True Self can fully manifest.

A life-changing experience every time.

For details, please check our international website:


Ren Xue 1-Day Workshops in October (Puebla, Mexico)

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Yuan Tze Visit for 2-Day Workshop in July (Brighton, UK)

It was a privilege to host this weekend in Brighton that over 50 people attended.  An introduction to Ren Xue, a meeting of like-minded people guided by Yuan Tze’s profound teachings. With gratitude and outmost respect I am blessed to be one of his teachers.

Ren Xue, the study of human life, is a holistic system that can be learnt and used to guide our lives towards harmony, realisation and wisdom. 

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Two inspiring talks in June (Brighton, UK) 

I had the privilege to be  interviewed by the living legend, the multi-talented Susi Oddball and her programme, ‘Your voice matters’ at Brighton and Hove community radio. 


Here’s a video clip of a talk I gave in the summer, at one of the most exciting Brighton’s monthly events: Inspiring Talks, a hub of creativity and passion for life.


Yuan Qigong 1-Day Workshop (Medellín, Colombia) 

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Yuan Qigong Weekend Retreat (Denia, Spain) 

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Yuan Qigong and Jin Shin Jyutsu 7-Day Retreat (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia) 

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Yuan Qigong Weekend Retreat (Denia, Spain)


For treatments, classes, events or any questions please contact me via:

Jin Shin Jyutsu: or 07813026383

Yuan Qigong: or  07813026383. 

Thanks and I’ll contact you as soon as possible.


Yuan Qigong –  a weekly class at Horizon Centre for people affected by cancer (Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton)

“I would just like to thank you for the Yuan Qigong – I LOVE it! It is the first thing I have done in ages which comes to me as second nature and makes me feel good.  I go back to feeling how I did in my twenties!! It is so effortless and I love the tips you give us at the end to help our lives – and you do it voluntarily – very generous of you and I really appreciate it.  I can really feel the healing especially psychological (I have had some mental health problems in the past – being in the wrong place at the wrong time – now I am back in sussex where I belong I want to connect with my home environment again) and it feels so real – not quirky at all.  So a big thank you.  I like the idea that we don’t become dependent on you which is good for my self reliance.  The ripple effect of my increasing ease will benefit my family and friends. I hope to develop my happiness and come out of my English reserve!! We used to have a flat in Catalonia by the sea in Pals so all my family love Spain and we LOVE the Spanish people. When we were there they were all so friendly and warm.  It is something for us to work towards being like! You must feel your work is very rewarding as you can see the results in everyones faces.” (S.C.)

“Qigong has helped me begin to understand the power and healing forces that are within my own body.” (J.W.)

“Excellent both teacher and class. Can’t recommend it enough.” (R.G.)

“Lovely feeling, fantastic feel of togetherness from the first session -a room of total strangers- the mark of a really great teacher.” (D.B.) 

About Jin Shin Jyutsu (workshops and treatments):

“Just to say a big thank you, again. It was such a refreshing and nourishing day yesterday; very special. I practiced JSJ all the way on the train home, and I woke up very easily this morning which felt great!” (J.S.)

“I’d like to give my thanks, belatedly. It was such a warm, generous, honest space you held us in Carmen. I felt great that day and the effect has lasted all week – and I am keeping up the practice when I remember too. I’m so glad we found each other and look forward to meeting you again.” (S.S.)

“Thanks for such a beautiful and connective day – I feel so alive! And to share that experience with you, Lula and my family was wonderful….” (T.S.)

“As a body worker and also a person who works with children, I have learned many techniques on how to give nurturing healing massage and received much guidance on making sure the children are safe. However, I was lacking in my life tools that could nurture my being and support me, both mentally and physically. Then the synchronicity of life brought me to Carmen. She has been incredible inspiration and she introduced me to self-care JSJ. The simplicity and effectiveness, and most importantly, the fact that it is always available to me (it’s just my hands!) is incredibly empowering and has helped me to relax and learn about myself.  JSJ has become part of my nurturing self-care practice and I am eternally grateful to Carmen for being the kind and compassionate teacher who shared the art of healing with me.” (Lucie Polakova, Thai massage practitioner & kids outdoor activity assistant)

“I believe that you may have saved my life or, at the very least, my quality of life and I will never be able to thank you enough for your love, honesty and compassionate wisdom.” (S.L)

“What a gem you are my dear Carmen. What a lucky day it was when I met you.” (P.W)

“Carmen has such a kind, gentle and nurturing presence. I found the one-to-one sessions super relaxing and restorative, and I got loads out of the self help course. Since my first session with Carmen I’ve used JSJ every day, and I find it such a good tool to bring me back into my body and move away from my over analysing mind! I would happily recommend Carmen to anyone (and often do).” (J.D)

 “I found Carmen while I was undergoing chemotherapy and she was a real godsend. Her warmth and humour combined with the real healing power of JSJ helped me weather the chemo and feel not only more relaxed but a lot better. Carmen is also wonderful at teaching JSJ, so I was able to continue using it at home which gave me a continuity of practice that really helped” (N.O)
“The sensation of palpable bliss” is the closest way I can describe how it feels when you do JSJ, that is placing your hands in different places, You can feel that energy ‘wooosh!’ and you know you are plugged in to something incredibly powerful. And your own body takes over to gently but forcefully tell you to “stay right there”. (L.N)

“I had three Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with Carmen while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.  Thanks to Carmen’s treatments the common side-effects associated with chemo, such as fatigue, depression, etc… were kept at bay and I remained full of energy.” (J.LQ)

Yuan Qigong (retreats, workshops and weekly classes):

“Thanks once again for such a beautiful workshop – I feel that it really gave me the most unique insight into working with energy, and I can feel that it has already heavily influenced my other practices. Particularly this idea of Qi exhaustion and that we spend so much time expending energy and so little time creating it. That goes for dynamic yoga asana practices as much as for our day to day life activities. I feel that my own Qi exhaustion leads me to states of anger, anxiety and depression and I am ever more conscious of the need to balance this in my own life. I was also very much struck by the ideas of the kinds of energy that one puts out into the world and how that can influence everything – from the tone of a room or space, to the dynamics of whole relationships and communities.” (A.S.)

“Firstly I can’t thank you enough for giving me these classes, they have been amazing in every way. Carmen is an excellent teacher and pitched the classes at a slow level which was just what we needed, as sometimes going to a class can be daunting. She was an inspiring teacher and I feel I can start doing some of the exercises on my own now.” (C.A)

“I found huge benefit on every level.. physical, emotional, spiritual and social. I found after having treatment I had lost a lot of confidence and found it difficult to join in much and do things, but the classes really helped and I feel I am growing as a person, which is fabulous after quite a long time of opting out.” (C.A)

“As a total newcomer, I couldn’t have wished for a better introduction to Yuan Gong than I had last weekend on your course Carmen. It was an inspirational and transforming event for me and I shall be taking up regular practice once I get back to Brighton. The good food, beautiful space and meeting the group completed two great days. Many thanks” (M.K.)

“As a newcomer it was a great introduction and this week i have definitely felt better, with less hot flushes and of less severity, so its already working! I am hoping to plan it into my daily life thats for sure.” (R.

As for the food, I would say it was more than excellent, it was the best veggie I have ever had. I hope the new veggie restaurant opening in Javea is half as good. (H.E.)

“I have really enjoyed my second stay in Denia, meeting and practising with you all was a real pleasure!” (D.G)

“Thank you Carmen and Raphael for taking the time to organise and deliver another fantastic stay, top!” (S.B.)
“Thank you very much Carmen for all the effort and the affection. It was great to spend the weekend with all of you. I wish you a great year and full of Yuan Gong” (C.G.)
“Thanks to you, Carmen, because as your training increases, our chances of learning and enjoying the beautiful experience increases.
I think it is a very good idea to be able to use the new technologies to obtain their own profit, so thank you for putting so many possibilities at our fingertips.” (A.H.)


Welcome to my healing fields!

Would you like to feel healthier? Happier? More balanced?

You’ve come to the right place.

My mission

I believe we are here to learn, grow and share. We all have a mission and I don’t mean a heroic one. It can be very humble and simple. Some people find a mission naturally very soon in life but others don’t. To go deep into yourself and your life so you can find your true self (and your mission) our teacher Yuan Tze has given us the tools to go through a profound process of self-awareness. It’s called Ren Xue, a life cultivation system which can have profound effects in your life.

Being in harmony with yourself can give you enough clarity to help you shape your life and find what you truly want in life so you can move forward with vitality, love and compassion.

For the last decade I’ve been focused on sharing these two practises, Yuan Qigong and Jin Shin Jyutsu. More than ever, the world needs human beings who are awake: people ready to learn, grow together and share life so we can reach self-realization and wisdom.

If you’d like to help yourself feel happier and healthier, by all means, come and see me. I’ve got a lot to teach while I keep learning and sharing. We all learn and grow together. That’s how life works in a harmonious way. I love life: human beings, nature and the universe at large.

portrait 2018

My values

I always had an intuition about our inner power to deal with life in a harmonious way. This gut-feeling lead me to start my journey through natural health and healing modalities nearly three decades ago. Since then I value a well-balanced life, personally and socially. My search for tools that have allowed me to find my true self arrived in close proximity. As the proverb says: ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears’.

My encounters with Jin Shin Jyutsu in 2009 and Yuan Tze’s Ren Xue (Yuan Qigong) in 2013 were not random. I was ready to fully embrace the most powerful life guides I’d come across. After extensive training, I became a practitioner and a teacher for both modalities. I could not waste time as I was determined to help people find what I have found: a simple and effective therapy (Jin Shin Jyutsu) and a life changing system (Ren Xue) of which Yuan Qigong is a fundamental part.

I was so lucky I found the two. One is through touch and helps people to let go of scepticism and embrace self-care. The other one, Ren Xue and Yuan Gong, is rooted in a tradition of moving and still meditations which are very powerful and can truly help you at all levels of life from the physical to the mental and emotional as well as the social. A wonderfully inspiring path for personal development.

Some words from my teachers that summarise their wisdom:

These practises have helped me restore health, develop clarity and strength. They have allowed me to learn about myself physically, emotionally and help me to recognise those old patterns that were (and some still are) preventing me from finding wellbeing, happiness and fulfilment. 

Self-realization and wisdom maybe round the conner. For the time being, I am really enjoying the journey.  


A brief bio-picture

I’m a Brighton based (East Sussex, UK) holistic therapist. I am interested in promoting self-care for health and wellbeing.

Fascinated by the world of natural therapies I felt compelled to immerse myself in them when I became a mother. My oldest child was very ill and it was only the natural approach to health that helped her become healthy again.

Drawing on an extensive and varied professional life as a language teacher and translator, I studied energy work as I accompanied my daughter on her journey to health. This passion continued as I realized I could better my own life and those of others. I started practicing Qigong in 2003 and then trained as a holistic therapist in 2009, when I came across Jin Shin Jyutsu. My on-going studies in these and other complementary therapies like natural nutrition and reflexology have helped me enrich my private and professional life enormously.

To learn about life force (Qi) and consciousness, I study and teach Yuan Gong (Qigong: cultivation of Qi) and Jin Shin Jyutsu (The art of the creator in compassionate hands). Both these Daoist practices were designed to help people help themselves. It’s only by going back to the source that ultimately we can learn and grow.

I love helping people by sharing what I’ve learnt: we can get into the right state of being and enjoy health, happiness and growth by learning about ourselves and incorporating some simple techniques into our everyday lives. 

Here’s a video I made for Pecha Kucha talking about the beginning of my journey as a therapist:



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