People look for retreats for themselves, waiting for a holiday in the country, by the coast, or in the hills. Why wait? . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in their own mind and body. . . So learn how to constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself everyday with Taiji Qigong.


The Norfolk and Norwich Taiji Qigong School (NNTQS) offers warm and engaging classes to teach the Life Arts of Taiji (Tai Chi), Qigong (Chi Gong), Mindfulness, Longevity Breathing, Neigong and Meditation to live your everyday life (and deal with the problems of ordinary daily living) helping you to transform your life. 


We are a dedicated Taiji Qigong School that cultivates vitality through sharing experiences that preserve long-term, sustainable health practices for everyone.


Guided by first hand experience, that health nurtures creativity and positivetransformation. Our approach is based upon empowering you in your own restorative/healing process, and motivating you through gentle encouragement, guidance and support into achieving your own potential for optimal health, happiness and wellbeing.
An essential component of Norfolk and Norwich Taiji Qigong School is to build a supportive community and being immersed in the company of like-heart-minded individuals.

"Practice what you want to become good at!"

OUR ethos

Our ethos is grounded in the belief that a complete state of wellbeing requires more than physical health. The one underlying principle of Daoist belief is that:    


“ We are created with the hand prints of our actions, emotions, experiences and thoughts each and every day. Our handy work sticks to us: only if we let it define us.”


For most of us body language is something we are unaware of until our bodies complain and demand our attention, leading to stress, illness or injury and damaging our ability to lead happy and healthy lives. Practising Taiji Qigong teaches us to listen to our mind and bodies and to skilfully undo habitual negative patterns whether it be mental, physical or emotional , so allowing our natural receptivity, intelligence and responsiveness to emerge. As this process unfolds we will learn a new kind of body language, a new way of using our minds and bodies and a new kind of fluency and expressiveness which cannot be captured in words alone.


Our classes ensure that your journey towards mind and body clarity, strength and expressiveness unfolds at a pace that is absolutely right for you.

about us

Our reputation as Norfolk and Norwich's leading medical Taiji Qigong School comes from word of mouth from our students. 


You're in good hands, here are a few reasons why the Norfolk and Norwich Taiji Qigong School is your first choice:


  • We won the coveted Activity in the Community - Active Norfolk Awards 2019

  • Our teachers are dedicated daily practitioners who live Taiji Qigong

  • The school produces happy and healthy students who return day after day, week after week, year after year

  • Extensive teaching experience that spans over a decade, throughout the UK and Europe and to thousands of students

  • Our teachers are inspirational, approachable and knowledgeable 

  • Our teachers are certified, but more importantly, have studied and trained for decades with leading masters from across the globe

  • Medical Taiji Qigong is a major branch of Chinese medicine (and arguably the most powerful branch) - we are extensively trained and versed in Traditional Chinese Medicine 

  • The School has its own purpose-built well-being studio, affectionately known as A Place To Be

  • We are a full-time school offering you choice, opportunity, flexibility and affordability

  • Our teachers are certified instructors with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and offer specific classes for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

  • We work with Active Norfolk and the NHS offering Pain Management groups

  • We are members of The Qigong Institute 


Deniz Paradot

Deniz is a modern monk, a lifelong practitioner and master in the traditional Life Arts. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Norfolk and Norwich Taiji Qigong School and the Award-Winning Centre of Integrated Qigong for Health and Wellness CIC

Read his inspirational story and why he dedicates his life to helping others through Taiji Qigong.

Laurie paradot

Laurie is a senior teacher at the Norfolk and Norwich Taiji Qigong School. She specialises in women's health, hormone balance, weight management and body confidence and teaches woman-specific Taiji Qigong and Neigong.

Read more about her journey and experience.


Chi Gong

our practices

We teach several different practices to suit everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student looking to go deeper.


We offer classes during the day and evening from our own purpose built studio, A Place To Be in Norwich city centre, and also in surrounding villages.


We aim to offer you affordability, flexibility and opportunity. So there is a pricing structure that will suit you. Don't forget your first class is always FREE.


Over the years and having taught thousands of students, we've been asked many questions. The most common ones have been answered here.

As a trainer and facilitator myself I’m often hard to please but I have to say Deniz is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I ride life’s storms with more equilibrium, sleep better than ever and feel much more touch with my body. 


Anne Francis



Tel. 01603 516171

Mob. 07977 114031


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A Place To Be

Studio 12

(first floor)

Capitol House

4-6 Heigham Street