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The Deeper Being Family

Deeper Being was founded in 2011 by Rachael Cheang as a meditation group for all levels, beginner to advanced. In 2014 it expanded to include Traditional Tai Chi Chuan and Holistic Therapies

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Unity in Mind 

Body Training

Meditation and Massage Therapy Northampton
Rachael Cheang BSc. MSc.
Meditation instructor, Tai Chi instructor, Massage Therapist


Rachael has been engaging in various meditation practices for over 25 years and has studied with many different spiritual groups and teachers, each of which have given her extremely valuable insights. She has gained an MSc. in Mindfulness and Compassion with distinction from Coventry University and is now doing a PhD researching the effects of mindfulness and compassion for Autistic people.


In April 2019 she had a systematic review published in The Journal Of Child And Family Studies on the effects of mindfulness on empathy and compassion in children and adolescents, which you can read here. She is a British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) registered teacher, qualified to teach the Mindfulness Association's 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course and Compassion Based Living Course. She also teaches within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and is a trustee of the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. 

In addition she started Tai Chi Chuan in 2009 and qualified as an instructor in 2013. Her journey continues to deepen her understanding of herself and of life.


She offers classes, short courses, workshops and retreats in traditional sitting meditation, walking meditation, Buddhist philosophy and secular mindfulness practice. She also offers one-to-one spiritual advice, instruction and mentoring. Further she assists Sifu Nick Cheang in many of his Tai Chi classes as well as running regular classes for Age UK and other community groups.

Rachael is a qualified massage therapist and Reiki practitioner offering Reiki healing, Swedish Body massage, Thai Herbal Compress massage and Indian Head Massage.

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Sifu Nick Cheang MDA Midlands Area Representative
Tai Chi instructor, Tai Chi Massage Therapist

Tai Chi

Nick started martial arts over 40 years ago, devoting himself to Tai Chi Chuan in 1999. He taught and learnt Tai Chi under Master Ding full-time before moving to Northampton and becoming the Lead Representative for the midlands region of Master Ding Academy. He continues to develop his art through intensive training with Master Ding.  Information about his Tai Chi activities can also be found on the regional MDA website at or Facebook page

He is available for classes, private lessons, workshops, intensive courses, demos and team building/event experiences. He currently teaches people from Northampton, Birmingham and surrounding areas and in diverse locations online too.

Media and Partnerships

Nick has been in a TV documentary, DVD, corporate show reel, several radio interviews regarding Tai Chi.


He also partners with many bodies to provide Tai Chi such as: HMP prison service, various retirement homes and communities, Age UK, Leisure Centres, different martial arts groups, festivals, Councils and Museums, schools, charity events and staff well being days as well as being the private Tai Chi tutor for some notable individuals. The list constantly expands and changes as projects naturally start, end or evolve.  

Body Therapy

Nick also treats people with his own effective body therapy which he calls 'Tai Chi Massage Therapy', which he has been developing since first beginning to massage in 1988. It draws on the principles of many techniques that he has been exposed to such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, shiatsu, swedish massage, trigger point, accupressure, cranial sacral therapy, tissue unwinding, intuitive healing, reiki, reflexology, tui na, psychic healing/surgery and chi kung therapy. In execution it uses advanced Tai Chi Chuan knowledge and understanding of internal energy (chi), using merging, listening and 'cleaning up the chi flow' to feel how to treat the client and achieve their objectives based around the Tai Chi model for health. Click here for testimonials.

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