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In 1999, after completing a degree in Psychology, Tom moved to Sydney from New Zealand, and began a diploma in Zen Shiatsu. Whilst studying this, and other physical modalities such as Chinese Massage and Yoga, Tom discovered an interest in Buddhist Meditation.
During this study period he began an intensive Qi Gong practice with a Chinese master based in Sydney. Deciding to deepen his understanding of the origins of this practice, in 2003 he began studying with a Taoist master in San Francisco. Travelling to apprentice his teacher in 2005 he studied Taoist Mediation, Nei Gong, Dream Yoga, TCM, Qi Node cooking, and the Mantic Arts including Traditional Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui.
In 2007 Tom returned to Sydney and began his own Mantic practice. As this path unfolds Tom has found joy in tea ceremony, music, and in his own spiritual practice. Finding a naturalness in the view and practice of the traditional Chinese Mantic Arts, expressed through the Taoist way of “action without the compulsion to do, we find our path of ease.
The practice of Chinese Mantic Arts, is based not in the desire to correct, but in the non-dual expression of what is. Offering a unique view of the human experience, Chinese Astrology gives you an understanding of why you are the way you are. Similarly, traditional Feng Shui enables you to rejoin society in your most capable way. These systems, developed in a Confucian and Taoist society, and with origins steeped in a earlier animistic shaman environment, open a wider context of the human experience within nature.
Whether by a natal astrological reading, where one finds their character’s path of ease through the dance of freedom and fate, or by the external participation found through Feng Shui and the natural calibration of time and space, the practice of Chinese Mantic Arts presents our nature “as it is.” By being able to clearly see ‘what is’ we derive great clarity and the potential to move forward in ease and happiness.
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on therapy based on the TCM meridian and Yin/Yang systems. The primary aim is to create balance within the whole being. Shiatsu has great results not only with relieving chronic & acute physical discomfort, but also on emotional, mental and energetic levels. Tom incorporates ideas from Japanese Ki Yoga, Macrobiotics, and Chinese Qi Gong massage in all his treatments.
Qi Gong is a profound energy cultivation technique that nourishes body, mind and spirit. Drawing on many years of personal experience, Tom will guide the practice through simple cleansing, strengthening and balancing techniques. Qi Gong’s unique combination of movement and breath, seasonal calibration, intention and meditation, makes it an ideal daily practice. Teachings are available on a private one-on-one basis or group workshops at Breathing Space.