Yogi Cho is the Principal of The Universal Energy Arts & YogiChild Academy. He has been a Martial Arts & Yoga practitioner for over 40 years and is an experienced teacher of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Healing Sounds, Ling Chi Healing Art, Meditation and YogiChild.
He was drawn to Western Magik as well as Eastern Mysticism and he started his Martial Arts training in Judo and Karate while at University in Glasgow in 1978. Over the next 25 years, he continued to practice Judo in Scotland, England, Ireland & Japan. In 1987 he left Scotland and headed to the Far East and the Himalayas seeking enlightenment and Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun! He travelled the world, training at the Dionji temple in Nagasaki where he won his Judo Black Belt. On his travels, he was fortunate to learn Mindfulness Meditation (Anapanasati - a simple, pristine practice emulating Gautama Buddha's core teachings.) from Ajan Buddhadassa in Suan Mokkh, Thailand. During the retreat at the monastery, he experienced Tai Chi and Yoga for the first time.
His first official Yoga Teacher training in Ireland was with Charlie Stevens and Marianne Gabriel’s Contemporary Yoga - graduating in 2000. He also completed Tantra Kriya Training with a disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has received Yoga training from Santhi Prasad and Sadh Guru, as well as practising with Jason Chan for many years in Advanced Infinite Tai Chi & Chi Kung.
Five years ago Yogi Cho and Pamela Skinner created a Teacher Training/Self Development School - The Universal Energy Arts & YogiChild Academy. To date, they have had graduates (from the 360 hr Foundational training) from the UK, Finland, Sweden, Japan, France and Ireland.
The Universal Energy Arts are Tai Chi, Chi Kung/Qigong, Yoga, Sound Healing/Healing Sounds, Meditation & YogiChild.
Yogi Cho has published 2 books (Be More Alive! Handbook for Humankind and The Golden Dragons and The Wish-fulfilling Jewel) and has given Classes, Demonstrations, Courses and Retreats in Ireland, UK and Scandinavia.