Mimi is an author and teacher of both students and other teachers of qigong, internal martial arts, mindfulness, and yoga. She has been a lover of movement since a young age, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. She champions the balance of playfulness and precision as the best way forward in life, and never underestimates how sitting, breathing and conscious movement can provide the clearest and most compassionate perspective on the messy, complex and often unpredictable job of being human.
Mimi is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, University of London, where she earned a masters with distinction in 2016 in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She has published a number of yoga and qigong DVDs/videos with New Shoot Pictures and is represented by the literary agency, Madeleine Milburn. She published her first book, Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis in December 2018 (Orion Spring), and her second, Xiu Yang: Self-Cultivation for a Happier, Healthier, and Balanced Life (Orion Spring), in June 2019. 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.