Training with Sophie


Before deciding to come and train with me I would advise you read the article below. It will (hopefully!) help you to be clearer about what you are getting yourself into!  Nei Gong is a challenging and intense process, suited only to those who are really looking for transformation.

My advice to anyone undertaking such a study as Nei Gong is to have a honest look at what outcomes are we after.  Stress reduction or transformation?

If you are already a practitioner and know that you are looking to go deeper, want an honest, open and kind environment to do it in, with a focus on body/energy techniques (effectively a tantric approach) then the Nei Gong process may suit you, it’s not for the faint of heart, it is often confronting, difficult and uncomfortable. Once the Nei Gong process has become active, everything will accelerate, enabling deep and real change.. with which, of course, comes challenges.

Pain (physical, emotional, mental) is going to be part of any transformative practice, its an indication of tension/conflict which, when dispersed correctly, is part of the healing process.

In other words don’t go and learn flower arranging when our ultimate goal is to understand the complexity of the soil. If you are after techniques to apply to a stressful period of life, to calm down a little, to improve the quality of the muscle in your bottom, or a new hobby/holiday, then there are many other far more efficient teachers and courses for such things. Training with me will not suit you.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for truth, for an uncompromising approach to your inner life, to having a continued and active practice, looking to find a teacher or a course that takes you to your personal edge within an atmosphere of compassionate  commitment to truth, then this may be the school for you. For it is only at your edge that you can transform.

It needs to be an approach that makes us uncomfortable, either emotionally and/or physically. Where the teaching and the teacher has an earthed, honest approach with a sense of humour! For safeguards look for a lack of pretentiousness, a lack of focus on money,  humility about their attainments, and abundant humour. These are things I have found in the Lotus Nei Gong school, and you will find here training with me at Bonhays.

We train seriously but have a lot of fun in our classes and retreats – everyone soon learns to not take themselves to seriously, as we are all learning and releasing together!

This article is not, I hope, offensive to anyone, I just want to make sure that the right people come training with me. Kindness and heart are central to my teaching so please know that if this type of training appeals to you, you will be very welcome…all of you.

Disclaimer or Who should not train Nei Gong?

Nei Gong is best suited for those adventurous in spirit, with a capacity for discipline, looking for internal transformation, and spiritual development. Being a classical process it is at times very strong.  It is best started with to those with reasonably good health. If you are specifically looking for Qi Gong to only address a health condition there are many other schools that will be more suitable.  It is not appropriate for pregnant women (or if you think you may be pregnant), the under 18’s, or anyone with serious mental health challenges or on, or have recently been taking medication for mental health issues. If unsure contact us so we can speak to you about the relevance of the training for you.

Lastly we reserve the right to ask any student to leave the training immediately if we deem the training to be unsuitable for them, or a risk to their well-being.

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  1. I’d like transformation but not if I have to change anything fundamental but happy to wear any kind of hat.
    In fact I especially want a big hat!

    And if I pay extra can I have a certificate please .
    But it needs to include the word master in it somewhere.
    And I want a gold stamp on it.


  2. Thank you for your informative information. I started my journey nearly 30 years ago and would be very happy and honoured for you to share your knowledge with me

    Best wishes


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