Co-founder - retired
Caroline Whyman was a driving force in the formation and development of the Three Monkeys School of Qigong. After 5 years, a move out of London to Devon and an increasing demand for her teaching abroad she has chosen to refocus her energies in other aspects of the Zhineng Qigong Community and step out of her role with Three Monkeys.
Caroline Whyman has had an interesting career as an artist, lecturer, and writer who made unique, inlaid porcelain, which was exhibited worldwide. She spent time as an ‘Artist in Residence’ in Japan, Poland, Israel and Hawaii, and worked as a lecturer in post-school Education.
Before becoming successful, she had endured a prolonged period of a mystery illness - now known as ME, or post viral fatigue syndrome, which robbed her of six years of ‘normal’ life! Regaining her health was a long process; after three years of regular acupuncture treatment her health began to return.
This was a time of deep self discovery, and she began searching for something she could do to support her own progress - an article in a Sunday paper led her to Qigong, and her first teacher, Simon Lau (with whom she studied for over 20 years).
Within the first six months of practising ‘Wisdom Form Qigong’ or Zhineng Qigong, her health, and wellbeing had returned in force, and she knew, very deeply, the power of this practice!
Caroline has always been passionate about teaching and trained as Qigong teacher at ‘The Elemental School of Qigong’, where she made friends with her teaching colleague John Millar.
In 2008 she travelled to China where she met Jianshe Liu, at the Hexju Qigong Centre and her love affair with China and with the wonderful community of Zhineng Qigong teachers began!
Caroline regularly travels to China, to train with various Zhineng Qigong Teachers,and also leads groups of people to experience Zhineng Qigong and the culture of China, and likes to practice speaking a little mandarin Chinese, which she has been learning for the last 4 years.
Caroline is no longer with Three Monkeys.
Caroline’s influence remains strong within the Three Monkeys and she is an integral part of our online training.
We wish her well in her new ventures