Tao Alchemy Qigong Teacher Training
at Johnson's Landing in Kootenays, BC

July 9 – Aug. 6, 2017

Practice Tao Yoga, Qigong and Meditation
for an amazing awakening and rejuvenating experience.
*Give yourself time to deeply explore your inner life.
*Connect and absorb nature’s splendor and pure energy.
*Learn tools to get your personal Energy Body tuned up
so you can vibrate with the Source.

Accelerate your growth!




Professional Training- 28 day retreat

July 9 – Aug. 6, 2017


Each week has a progressive theme:

1 Tao Fundamentals, Self Healing
2 Healing Love, Tao Tantric Qigong
3 Five Elements, Shamanic Empowerment
4 Inner Alchemy, Spiritual Qigong

Personal Retreat - 2 week option

If becoming a teacher is not your intention, this retreat is a great opportuntiy to deepen your practice.
First timers are welcome to join the first 2 weeks
Prior Silent Ground experience of Tao Fundamentals and Healing Love are welcome to join for the last 2 weeks.



Learn the inner and outer structure of each movement

Learn the meaning, philosophy and healing properties of each practice

Ingrain movements into body memory and make them your own

Refine each movement to reflect fluidity, harmony and strength

Integrate proper, conscious breathing techniques

Learn how to put together and creatively develop classes and private sessions

Build your personal daily practice

  Minke at Dorje Ling, Cortes Island ~ Thank You Kenny
Dorje Ling Meditation Hall



7 am Meditation & Chi Self Massage
8:45 Breakfast
10 Dialogue
11 Tao Yoga & Yogic Breathing

12:30 pm Lunch
3 Qigong
4:30 Break
5 Meditation & Healing Love

6 Dinner

7:30 Bone Breathing & Unwinding
9 pm Healing Sounds

Weekly Practicum - You will have a chance to teach a class in Meditation, Tao Yoga and Qigong and receive feedback on your teaching.

Practice teaching in small groups will be on Saturdays.

Intimate Group - Only 12 students will be accepted for optimal personal support.



Certification – You will be certified by Tao Alchemy Arts, formerly Silent Ground.
If you have sufficient prerequisite hours (70 hours), with a minimum of 6 months of personal practice and pass the test, your certification will be internationally recognized by the Universal Healing Tao (system founded by Grandmaster Mantak Chia)

‘Tao Tantric Arts for Women’ by Minke de Vos
‘Energy Balance though the Tao’, ‘Tan Tien Chi Kung’, ‘Iron Shirt Chi Kung’ by Mantak Chia

Expert Teachers
Minke de Vos and David Gyurkovics together have over 50 years of experience.
Minke has been certifying teachers for over 30 years.

4 week training - $2,860 + tax and early bird (before May 9) $2,490 + tax
2 week retreat - $1,430 + tax( inquire about couples discount)
Deposit: $800 – please pay to minkedevos@gmail.com by etransfer, cheque or paypal
(non-refundable after May 9, before this there will be a 10% admin fee applied)


Accommodations & Meals, 4 weeks:
Please register with Richard at the retreat center.
Based on 28 full days:
Camping - $1,960 + tax
Shared - $2,520 + tax
Private - $2,996 + tax

Choose from:
5 cabins, 4 bedrooms in the Lodge, 2 Tree houses,
2 tipi's, a 7 bed dormitory and 2 campsites.

Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center, Johnson's Landing, BC
Great food from their organic garden!




Travel, Arrival and Departure
Dates include arrival and departure days, arriving at 5 pm on Saturday and leaving Friday morning.
Please arrive by 4 pm to get settled in. We start with Qigong at 5 pm.
Our closing will end around 11 am.
Please let us know if you can offer or need a ride

Travel Info


Minke de Vos is a Senior Universal Tao Instructor, certified by Taoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia. As Director of Silent Ground Retreats she has devoted over 30 years to practicing meditative, healing and movement arts. She draws inspiration from a broad base of disciplines, including Dance, Eurythmy and Acupressure. Following a series of Kundalini awakenings, her encounter with Taoist teachings confirmed the universality of her experience. Practioners of all levels benefit from her creative teaching style, with its focus on living a vital, loving and passionate life.
David Gyurkovics _ Universal Healing Tao David Gyurkovics, Universal Tao Instructor, has 20 years of training and practice in Taoist practices with Silent Ground Retreats. He is a practitioner of Acutonics, Taoist Internal Organ Massage and student of Japanese Acupuncture. He emphasizes breathwork as a basis for healthy living.

Comments from previous participants...

"This workshop has changed my life. Minke has brought to my life a whole new world of energy.
My partner and I are going to continue this work for the rest of our lives."

Participant at Hollyhock






Cancellation Policy
A refund is available less a $50 processing fee, until June 25.
No refund is available thereafter but credit can be applied to another retreat.
If the course is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

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Kootanay Lake
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