– Lotus Nei Gong International –

Welcome to the home of the Lotus Nei Gong International School of Internal Arts. We are a dedicated school of cultivators working through the medium of Chinese Martial Arts, Nei Gong, Qi Gong and Meditation. The school was established in the UK by Damo Mitchell in 2004 and has since gone on to become a global organisation.

  • Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang
  • Internal work in the form of Nei Gong and Meditation
  • Health, Well-Being, and Internal Growth


The Path to Self-Development as Passed Down by the Masters


道可道非常道, 名可名非常名


Online Training

An introduction to the concept of Qi by Damo Mitchell

Classical Teachings…

in a modern context

Damo Mitchell’s search for the nature of true spirituality has taken him a lifetime of study across numerous continents. He has studied extensively within Daoist, Buddhist and Hindu lines and been initiated into some of the most in-depth wisdom traditions that the East has to offer. His teachings include instruction on development of the physical, energetic and mental aspects of human life.

Damo has become well known for being able to convey the essence of these classical traditions in a way that makes sense to modern people. Please feel free to explore our site and learn about Damo’s studies and offerings.


Lotus Merchandise

Follow this link here: LNG Merch or else click on the image below to visit our official merchandise collection. Here you will find sensible and not so sensible clothing with our logo and other symbols related to what we do.


The Five Pillars of Practice

Body Development

Transformation of the body’s organisation and function according to authentic internal Gong Fu principles. These are the foundations upon which we build our personal practice.

Energy work

Activation and development of the body’s channels, energetic reservoirs and power centres. These teachings are generally according to the Daoist and Buddhist traditions.

Mental Sphere

Blind practice is never wise. It is through shaping and instructing the intellect that we are able to  provide ourselves with a guiding light along the path – Theory and practice merge. 

Spiritual Growth

Alchemically, nourishment of Spirit is a twofold process of both building and shedding. When practiced hand-in-hand, these two principles initiate the awakening process.


The ethics of service have long been an important aspect of the path.This manifests within the teachings of cultivation and medicine passed on within the Lotus Nei Gong school.

“A world full of suffering is the perfect place to practice kindness”

We are a technical school of teaching. As such, we stay true to the traditional way of passing on the internal arts. Whether a person is studying the path of Taiji, Nei Gong or Medicine, they can be sure that there is rigorous attention given to detail and a level of clarity contained within the teachings that has been a major reason why Lotus Nei Gong has continued to gather pace with regards to its global spread.

Despite all of this, the most important aspect to the practice is that it must be under-pinned by a sense of connection, love and kindness to all. This is the truest meaning of the arts and an ideal which we hold in the utmost import.

No matter, how far a person wishes to dive into these arts, all have a right to health, happiness and fulfilment. Lotus Nei Gong International is a community that aims to assist people in the development of their own personal well-being.

When the Heart is lost, the Art is dead…

ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ

Worldwide Branches

The Online Academy

“That which we give our attention to, grows”

Our Events and Workshops

Damo and his senior teachers regularly run events internationally throughout Europe, America, and Asia, covering all of the Lotus Nei Gong syllabus – Click the button below for Damo’s event schedule…

Chinese Medicine

The Xian Tian College is the Chinese medicine aspect of Lotus Nei Gong, where we provide training courses in a number of disciplines such as Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Qi Gong.

Our Online Programs

The Internal Arts Academy is our website for our authentic online instructional material in Daoist and Buddhist internal energy work, including teaching on Qi Gong, Nei Gong, Meditation, Martial Arts, and Medicine.

Video Resources

Featured below are a few links to video resources that people may find useful. These are examples of theoretical lectures delivered by Damo on various subjects associated with the internal arts.

Striving in Practice

The Online Academy

TCM Immunity

The Yi Jin Jing

The Nei Jing Tu

clear guidance

Instructional Guides

Critically acclaimed books by award-winning author, Damo Mitchell

Damo has written a number of books that clearly define the alchemical path of Daoism. He continues to study and write with an emphasis upon making the obscure, clear so that these arts are as accessible as possible in modern times. Check them out to see why so many practitioners have called them the clearest books on the subject. 

view books by damo

What People Are Saying

Steve Wheeler

“I spent ten years studying and training with different teachers of the Daoist arts, and I learnt many valuable and helpful practices. But my first day in a Lotus Nei Gong class I knew I had found what I was looking for: tangible, practical techniques that lead to real progress and change, explained with precise technical detail and grounded in an atmosphere of cameraderie and good humour.”

Joyce Thom

“Damo Mitchell’s depth of knowledge and wide range of experience is remarkable. Even more extraordinary however is his unwavering dedication to studying and preserving the authentic internal arts.
Damo’s genius is that he is able to break down complex esoteric subjects into the specific causes, conditions, and effects needed for progress.
It is rare to find adepts who continue to work so hard to refine their craft and continue their growth. And it is even rarer to find those who are willing to share their understanding and insights so generously. 
As a long-time student of internal arts, I can say with Lotus Nei Gong is unparalleled in its offerings and that I feel very grateful to be a part of the school.”

Cole Diamond

“Lotus Neigong presents a curriculum of esotericism and classical spiritual practice to the public in a way that is unprecedented.

To have the ability to study neigong, alchemy, and internal martial arts in such a clear, open, and sequential way is an incredible opportunity, and I feel tremendously lucky and grateful to be able to do so.

LNG is the result of a profound degree of searching, diligence, and dedication in Damo’s own path and it is amazing that we get to benefit from the fruits of his tremendous labor.”

Harry Terzian

“I spent years searching for genuine schools of these arts. Unfortunately most were either just arm waving or based on imagination – or worse still, dangerous and incomplete.
Lotus Nei Gong is one of those rare schools that gives you the complete picture of step by step understanding and development along the path.
Everything is explained clearly – missing none of the crucial nuances or dumbing it down. At the same time the complexity is broken down to make it understandable.
All the methods are shared fully – and they’re shockingly powerful once you get to grips with them. Very thankful to have found LNG.”

Ffion Medi Davies

“Lotus Nei Gong is the key to access the treasured information that is so often missing from the world of internal arts. It’s teachers lead by example and only teach what they have diligently practiced. It is a place of kindness and a space where everyone can progress to realise their full potential.
Whether your looking for somewhere to gain skills and knowledge of training practices, to improve self development and mental clarification, or to do something more profound.
Lotus Nei Gong is the access point for all of these things and more. It has a way of picking you up and placing you on your life path and it’s up to you where you go from there…”

Phillip Reiner

“Damo’s books lead me to seek out his tuition in person. He has the ability to get his abundant knowledge of the internal arts and its principles across in a way which makes it easy to understand and access.

The Lotus Nei Gong classes are characterized by hard work, dedicated students and a joyful atmosphere. All this helped me to gain quick progress, which is what I have long been looking for.”

Jonathan Phillips

“Lotus Nei Gong takes a critical look into the mechanics of body, mind, and spirit development within the Daoist lineage. For the student who wants a hands-on approach to cultivation, LNG provides well defined methods alongside clearly presented theory, and is based on practical knowledge earned through experiential learning.
In addition, Damo keeps a light-hearted approach to his teaching and it has been a pleasure to be a part of the school’s community, both online and at various workshops around the globe. There is a collegial atmosphere of support amongst peers and teachers within the school.
LNG has brought a deep sense of peace and accomplishment into my life. I feel more capable than ever before, and have faith that with LNG I am truly on the right path towards spiritual fulfillment.”

Thomas Balazsy

“Having the privilege to study with LNG for about 5 years now I not only have had access to high level tuition from a large number of skilled and dedicated teachers but also became part of a community of kind and helpful practicioners who support each other by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Besides getting an insight to the authentic eastern arts I made friendships and had experiences that will stay with me forever.”

Anaisita Dao

“A systematic approach to learning is how I would describe LNG; having started with absolutely no knowledge of the Daoist internal arts, I quickly began to understand the process.

Not only from the explanation of the theory that is often given, but from the experiential understanding gained as I continue to move deeper into the practice. Plus the added bonus is the great community of practitioners involved in LNG!”

Xuelian Qin

“We all come from different backgrounds and perspectives when we seek something like LNG, for me, to have met and being taught by a teacher who knows the authentic method, and still further improving himself and herself (Roni) , willing and enthusiastic about teaching and helping us.

Along every step of the way, i also felt the enormous amount of encouragement, patience and love from them, which has been the huge support for me over the years, as when the body changes the mind changes too, then life changes, changes are good but not always easy at the time.”

Mark Hartnett

“Training with Damo Mitchell in Lotus Nei Gong has been life changing. The practice of Nei Gong, Alchemy and Bagua has been nothing short of amazing. Plus the theory to back up the practice makes everything so clear, transparent and understandable.

Damo’s knowledge and skill is mind blowing. Can’t wait to get back to his in person classes. All the other teachers in Lotus Nei Gong are so helpful and friendly.

It’s a school about really helping everyone to progress efficiently and correctly. Highly recommend to anyone interested in the internal arts.”

Florian Nischwitz

“Lotus Nei Gong is the most authentic internal arts school I have ever come across.

Damo Mitchell shares his vast knowledge without holding back and in a unique way which allows the Western mind to understand the theory behind the practice.

This combination leads to a linear progress along the path and opens the door to understanding the inner workings of the human energy system.”

Mandie Thrippleton

“Damo has the rare ability to break down incredibly complex ideas so anyone can understand them, which makes these arts so accessible.

Genuine teachers, tangible results, fun training. LNG is THE place to go to develop an authentic practice.”

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