His study and practice of T'ai Chi and Qigong (Chi
Kung)-ancient Chinese systems for increasing health
and vitality- began in 1980. For six years he studied
solely with Master Chu in London. Subsequently he has
been privileged to work closely with other Masters of
T'ai Chi, Qi Gong and Spirituality.
Altair founded the Inner Dance School of T'ai Chi
and Qigong in 1988 and teaches in Malvern and Worcester.
He has also taught elsewhere in Britain and in Europe.
He prescribes specific gentle exercises for patients
to enhance their recovery to health.
He qualified as a registered Acupuncturist in 1988 and has subsequently taken various postgraduate courses. Where necessary, and with the clients agreement he draws on these other disciplines to enhance recovery and maintain the health of his clients.
In January 2000, Altair started to train to become a
Biodanza teacher. This involved intensive, monthly,
weekend trainings in London at the Ballet Rambert premises
Biodanza is a powerful Healing system using very specific
evocative music, movement, interaction with another
person/persons/group, entering the Here and Now and
allowing for the deepest Self Expression in that moment.
It is the progressive work, since the 1960's of Professor
Rolando Arraneda Toro, an Anthropologist / Psychologist.
His genius was to successfully deepen and take to the
next level the work of Jung, Freud, Maslow, Reich etc.,
letting go of verbal exchanges in preference to Being
Now, using the above-mentioned modalities. It enables
participants to safely dissolve unwanted barriers created
through previous negative experiences/traumas in our
Unlike many psychotherapeutic models the process is
generally not cathartic/ traumatic and does not involve
reliving of previous experiences. On the contrary, it
is enjoyable, often transcendent and euphoric!
For more info. please click on the Biodanza tab.
Malvern Natural Health Centre
15 Abbey Road
Malvern, WR14 3ES
Tel: (01684) 893238
Worcester Natural Therapy Centre
36 The Tything,
Worcester, WR1 1JL
Tel: (01905) 612521