About Mark Preston

In 1982 I discovered T’ai Chi Chuan and those meditative strengthening movements have been an important part of my life ever since. I was inspired to explore the world of “Qi” and Chinese Medicine.

In 1988 I qualified in Traditional Acupuncture from Prof. Worsley’s “5 Element” college in Leamington Spa.

Further studies in TCM lead to my lecturing on LCTA’s degree course. I co-ordinated two of the modules on the acupuncture course.

Energy based exercises (Medical Qi Gong) as well as Tuina and Zero Balancing supplement the well-being strategies available in my practice.

Since 1987 I have helped teach Tai Chi Chuan in London as part of a team through the Tai Chi Foundation ( www.taichifoundation.org ) and in 2014 I founded a new branch of the school, Thames Tai Chi, in Cholsey, near Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

In 2002 I had the good fortune to work with my friend and colleague Joop Brouwer as a T’ai Chi advisor on the film “Calendar Girls”.

I have been blessed with two daughters. Kate is working as a Physician Associate in a GP practice in Barnes, south London. Since August 2107 she and Mike have been parents – making me a grandpa! Georgia, who was awarded her PhD on the development of a trans catheter mitral valve from University College London in 2017 is currently doing great work as a volunteer for the National Trust at their Blackdown site in Surrey.

Mark Preston

Mark Preston