Welcome to the website of Joy Chi!


There you are! You probably found me because your body indicates that you are tired because of poor sleep, you have tense muscles, you are stressed by all those deadlines at work and you have to perform optimally. Make decisions quickly. Have a busy job in combination with your family or another situation where you have tremendous stress. You have difficulty concentrating and you always forget something.

Good news!

I can help you with my Qigong lessons so that you can relax, get a rest in your head and become aware of your body again. As a result, these complaints will decrease or even disappear.

How can I help you with that?

I am going to teach you how through movement, breathing techniques, visualization, meditation and self-massage, you will relax your body and that you will get peace of mind. This will improve your health and immune system. You start to feel more vital and cheerful. You can concentrate better and you get sharper awareness. What will you sleep well again!

The body becomes stronger, more flexible, joints become flexible again and the blood circulation is improved. The sun inside will shine again!

Is Qigong suitable for you?

Qigong is suitable for all ages regardless of your health and physical condition.

Who am I?

I am Joyce Doeve, founder of Joy Chi and from September 2019 I will give Qigong lessons and private lessons every week on Thursday morning in the Geuzen-Statenkwartier in The Hague.

What is Qigong?

Qigong (Chi Kung / Dao Yin) is a more than 5000 year old Chinese movement theory with the aim to restore balance to body and mind.

Qi stands for “life energy” and Gong means “art or skill”. So you can translate it “as controlling and working with life energy”

What is meant by life energy?

Life energy is energy that ensures that a person, animal or plant can live. In India people speak of “Prana”. In Japan “Chi” and in China Qi or Ki. Qi flows through our body over energy channels (meridians) that are connected to our organs.

Everyone is born with a supply of life energy but this decreases over the years due to external factors such as stress, illness, busy job, pollution, etc.

In short, everything that gives you the feeling that it “costs you energy.”

If we do not supplement this energy, we will burn out. There are different ways to regain energy such as walking in nature. Cooking a delicious meal. Reading a book. Massage. Social contacts. Traveling. Everyone has their own way to recharge themselves. The best effect is combining this with Qigong.

When I am in nature and combine Qigong with this, I feel more relaxed and happier. Certainly of flowers! That’s why you see flowers on my website. It makes me happy and it gives me energy.

You can practice qigong to:

  • help reduce stress and tension
  • support you with therapy
  • to get healthier
  • to support athletes
  • to support martial arts

The effects that you can experience within a few weeks:

  • A better sleep pattern
  • You feel more relaxed
  • It gives you greater power
  • A better condition
  • You feel more vital and cheerful
  • You are more balanced
  • A greater concentration
  • You feel more confident
  • The recovery capacity improved
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • You develop a sharper awareness

By practicing Qigong daily I notice the positive effects this has on physical and mental level. I couldn’t live without it anymore!