About me

Hi, I’m Emily Drysdale, one of a select group of Certified Advanced Holden Qigong teachers in the world, personally trained by Lee Holden. I am also a Radiant Lotus Qigong certified instructor (trained by Daisy Lee) and Certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor (Mantak Chia) and have studied different styles of Qigong under masters Robert Peng, Dr Roger Jahnke and John Platt.

I teach an easy to understand, practical style of Qigong based on the principles of moving with the breath, with intention, relaxation and flow. I am also a single mum with two little girls, a visual designer and a recovering stress monkey. Please join me as I rediscover what it means to be calm and live blissfully in this crazy busy world.

I discovered Holden Qigong when I was recovering from a sprained back and concussion after falling from a horse on to my head (oops). Almost immediately I could feel the difference in the movement and flexibility in my spine. It allowed me to come off pain medication and finally have a good night’s sleep without waking up in searing pain.

Lee Holden personally training Emily Drysdale from Bliss Calm Qigong

What I wasn’t expecting was the huge difference it made to my recovery from concussion – I like to think of it as my secret weapon, it’s that good! Post concussion syndrome is an invisible debilitating condition that can be overwhelming to manage. Developing a daily practice of Holden Qigong allows me to keep my symptoms at arms length without needing to resort to medication and its side effects.

Discovering Qigong has been truly life changing for me. To be able to facilitate others on their own unique journey of healing and health through teaching Qigong is enormously rewarding.

If you’d like to book a class with me, you can either book online, or send me a message below, I’d love to hear from you.