The Lotus Nei Gong International School of Daoist Arts was established by Laoshi Damo Mitchell in early 2004 in order to preserve and share the arts of Qi Gong, Nei Gong and the internal Martial Arts. As an organisation, we believe in studying and preserving a system in its classical format. The methods offered here are the result of Damo’s studies across Europe, China and Southeast Asia over many decades. Damo is also a widely published author on the internal arts and this site serves as a portal to access his writings as well as his classes and courses. As an international organisation we have branches around the world run by senior students of Damo. Please feel free to export our site…

Study Nei Gong (內功)

The transformative process of Nei Gong (內功) is taught in a structured and systematic way to students of Lotus Nei Gong International; the step-by-step training method is classical in style yet clear in application.

Newcomers to the School

Nei Gong (內功) is an intricate art form. For this reason we have set Foundation Training courses which we have set up for newcomers to the school. These foundation courses are taught by either Damo Mitchell or his senior ‘inner circle’ students. We help students in their study of the underlying practice and theories of Daoist internal training in order to prepare them for deeper training.

Branches Worldwide

Lotus Nei Gong is a close-knit school with students studying closely with Damo Mitchell and his seniors on retreats and courses. Over the years we have helped many students reach a high level in their practice of the internal arts and now many of them run their own schools around the globe. Our international schools are listed here.


To read about our Lotus Moon System which is designed specifically for female practitioners please click on the image to the left. For articles on Daoism and Nei Gong please click on the image to the right.

Lotus Nei Gong International

Classical Nei Gong Practice

Study the classical Daoist art of Nei Gong (內功). The transformative art that underpins all internal practices coming out of China.

Authentic Taijiquan

Within the school we teach an authentic Taijiquan (太極拳) system that contains the original methods of this profound art form. A full syllabus of health development, martial practice, pushing hands and internal skill.

Chinese Medicine

An important aspect of self-cultivation is the ability to ‘give back’ to others. For this reason, medicinal practice has always been inextricably linked with spiritual systems. Within Lotus Nei Gong International we teach Chinese medicine including Tui Na (推拿) massage, acupuncture and various other therapeutic methods.

I can highly recommend Lotus Nei Gong. If you want to learn about the Daoist arts, this is the place to go! Incredible teaching by the teachers at LNG, and of course Damo Mitchell – a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher with an amazing ability to convey such complex concepts in a clear fashion.

Rob Aspell

Teacher & Practitioner of TCM, Jade College of Oriental Medicine

Lotus Nei Gong International 

Teaching Qi Gong, Nei Dan, Alchemy, Martial Arts, Meditation and other Daoist Studies in various locations around the world. This is the result of Damo Mitchell’s lifetime study of the Eastern Arts. Feel free to come join us on one of courses and retreats that are held around the world.

Despite my efforts I have never been able to access the authentic teachings of the Nei Dan firing process. What was available was shrouded in symbolic language and secrecy. That all changed when I met Damo Mitchell. Not only is Damo’s transmission authentic but his teachings are clear and practical.

Adam Mizner

Head Teacher, Heaven, Man, Earth Taiji International

When a man does not dwell in self, then things will of themselves reveal their forms to him. His movement is like that of water, his stillness like that of a mirror, his responses like those of an echo.

Zhuang Zhou

Great Sage of Daoism, The Inner Chapters of the Zhuang Zi

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to book onto any of our events.