James Beavis

I am a Tui Na practitioner, and Tai Chi & Qigong teacher and I am passionate about health & well-being.  It is my mission to give as many people as I can, access to the health benefits of the ancient art forms of tai chi, qigong, tui na & acupuncture.

I have used tai chi & qigong to recover from my own debilitating back injuries, and I now enjoy the privileged position of being able to teach others the skills and techniques to recover from their own chronic illness and injury.

I enjoy being able to give my students the support and skills to enhance their health and watching that happen.

Seeing peoples posture change, the fluidity of their movement develop and a greater sense of relaxation & well-being develop as they learn how to release their stress and tension is incredibly rewarding.

To further my skills and understanding of these arts, I qualified in tui na, the chinese medicine bodywork system. This is an incredibly effective art for healing musculoskeletal injuries, and I currently run a home clinic alongside my tai chi & qigong classes.

See the Tui Na website for more details.


My studies continue in acupuncture with Xian Tian College.

  • I hold a diploma in Tui Na from Xian Tian College after completing my training under Rob Aspell.

  • I practice at my Port O' Leith Boxing treatment room and at my home clinic, focusing on musculoskeletal injuries.

  • I am insured for Tui Na through Balens

  • For Tai chi & qigong, I trained under Matt Berry, founder of West Wales Tai Chi, for over 5 Years.​

  • I am registered and insured with The Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.


  • I have completed over 6500 hours training &


  • 1000+ hours continuous professional development.


  • I have been teaching classes and one to ones since May 2015 and have taught over 1500 classes.


I am forever indebted to my friend and mentor Matt Berry, founder of West Wales Tai Chi.

I am incredibly lucky to have trained under such a dedicated and skilled practitioner of the art.


Matt has a depth of knowledge and comprehension of tai chi rarely encountered, and the even rarer ability to impart that understanding.

Thank you for your continued friendship, training, support and guidance. Thank you for helping me find my path, and giving me the courage to walk it. May it continue until we're 130 and beyond!

I am also immensely grateful for my fellow students, training under Matt's expert tutelage, and my own students & patients, past & present. You teach me more than my own training ever could.

I wish you every health and happiness.

I also feel incredibly lucky to have trained and to be continuing my Chinese medicine training with Xian Tian College, for both my very accomplished and knowledgeable teachers, and the support and encouragement of my fellow students.