Derek Notman

For over three decades, I have dedicated my life to  the study of physical culture and philosophy. This pursuit  has led me all over the world including time living in China and South East Asia, studying with traditional masters of martial, movement and healing arts.

I have always sought to extract the essence of the traditions while connecting the common elements. Despite the uniqueness of each art and human form, there is a commonality to being in a body and so themes emerge. I have made it my life’s work, to investigate and understand these themes and share them with others in a paradigm of traditional wisdom through embodied practice.

The marriage of movement arts and healing skill leads to a more harmonious development and balanced expression of the individual.

The beauty of a good practice is the continuity it provides despite the constancy of life’s changes, rendering stable ground from which to observe the change.

I have a strong passion for helping people discover their fullest potential to live healthier and happier lives, and I believe that movement and bodywork play a vital role in our ability to do so.

Martial Arts

Tai Chi

Xin Yi Liu He Quan

Bagua Zhang

Nei Gong

Qi Gong



Egoscue Method


Muscle Balance Function


Body Work

Jin Shin Jyutsu


Zero Balancing


Body Talk

Derek is a teacher who offers countless methods and insights to the movement, connection and potential of the human body.  Unlike some who teach on theory, Derek’s knowledge is derived from the study of what takes place in his own body. 

— Jason Faulkner,  Writer and Martial Artist

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