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Silent Ground Retreats
is a holistic training and has been offering retreats for over 30 years. Annual Retreats take place in beautiful rural locations such as Cortes Island and Quadra Island. Immerse yourself in sacred, peacful places for integral transformation.
We also offer weekly classes, workshops, private sessions and bodywork in Vancouver, BC.

Tao Alchemy Training
Practice Tao Yoga, Chi Kung (Qigong), and Meditation for a amazing awakening and rejuvenating experience. Give yourself time to deeply explore your inner life. Connect with and absorb nature's splendour and pure energy. Learn tools to tune up your Energy Body so you can vibrate in resonance with your Source.
Accelerate your growth! meditative lifestyle

Certification Programs and Certification as:
Universal Healing Tao Instructor
Tao Yoga Instructor
Tao Tantric Arts Facilitator
Feminine Treasures Instructor


Minke de Vos, Senior Universal Tao Instructor
is the Director of Silent Ground Retreats in Vancuver BC. Minke has devoted over 30 years to the practice of internal arts. She has worked alongside Mantak Chia since 1983. She has a wide range of energetic and spiritual skills and a reputation as a top teacher of gigong, healing and women's sexuality. Practitioners of all levels benefit from her creative teaching style, with its focus on living a vital, loving and passionate life.

Articles by Minke de Vos
Heart Chi Kung
Healing my Heart


   Silence your mind in the
ground of consciousness






Weekly Classes
in Vancouver

Sept. 21 - Dec. 16, 2015 more info
Contact Minke to register for classes

Feminine Treasures

7 - 9 pm
RSVP for location

Nov. 16 - 23
Tao Tantric Yoga

7:30 - 9 pm

Nov. 10 - Dec. 15

Healing Tao Qigong

7:30 - 9 pm
Angel Hands

Nov. 11 - Dec. 16
Course descriptions      
RSVP required
Tues. & Wed. classes at:
Angel Hands Intergrative Centre
#201 - 1416 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC



Song of the Goddess
Cultivate Female Sexual Energy to grow Love, Beauty and Vitality
Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 - 6 pm, private studio in Strathcona more info
accompanied by Theda Phoenix

Salt Spring Island. BC

Tao of Love

Tao Tantric Arts for men & women, singles & couples
Non-residential but there are many nice places to sayon the island
TBA, Beaver Point Lodge

Contact: Gaianna to register


June 16 - 19

Longevity Qigong
June 17 - 19, 2016, Ancient Spirals

Bone Toning - June 16evening
Longevity Qigong - June 17 - 19
Private Medical Qigong Sessions - June
20 - 21

Contact: Linda Fisher to register

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Cortes Island
Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat - 3 weeks of retreats - July 23 - August 12, 2016 more info
Tao Energy Basics - Sat. July 23 - Fri, July 29
Healing Love - Sat.July 30 - Fri. Aug. 5
Fusion of the Five Elements - Sat. Aug. 6 - Fri. Aug.12

held at beautiful Dorje Ling Dharma Centre on Cortes Island travel info
Healing Tao Qigong, Tao Yoga and Meditation
Revitlaize your self with natural energy!

Pictures from past summer retreats



Medical Qigong Practitioner Training more info

Certification by The International Institute of Medical Qigong and Henan University
with Wendy Lang MMQ (Master of Medical Qigong)

The Medical Qi Gong Practitioner program is presented in a series of four 5 day workshop intensives, starting Oct. 1, 2014
in Vancouver.
Please sign up by June

This in-depth training includes: intuitive energy bodywork, specific movements for different conditions, and the spiritual roots of acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Excellent tools for bodyworkers, acupuncturists, and other health practitioners.

download ionformation (word docs):
registration form
detailed course information
course syllabus

***** Introductory Evening Talks ******

May 26, 2016 ~ 7 - 8:30 pm
Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 W 4th Ave

*** Medical Qigong Free Clinics ***

June 4 - 5, 2016 - Practitioners Clinic
June 18 - 20, 2016
- General Clinic - All welcome

Register: 604-669-2505 |

more info


Quadra Island
New Years Retreat


New Years Retreat - Dec. 28 - Jan 2, 2016, Quadra Island more info


Sacred Femininity more info
Teacher Training for Women

January 10- February 6th 2016, Koh Phnagan Thailand

April 17 - May 14, 2016, Bali


Divine Alchemy more info
Training for Men and Women


February 21st- March 5th, 2016 Taoist Preistess

March 6th -March 19th, 2016: Divine Alchemy Initiation


Private Sessions & Bodywork

Minke deVos

make an appointment


Tao Sexual Healing
Connect the source of your creative power with your loving intention to accelerate your growth. Safe and supportive ways help you to develop your sexual, Kundalini and spiritual energy. Self-healing for PMS, hormone balance, low libido, sexual frustration, abuse, and relationship disharmony. Access and channel rejuvenating energy to awaken your potential. Learn individualized practices to continue at home to enrich your daily life and relationships.
For individuals or couples. These sessions contain no nudity or sexually explicit activities.
$90 /hour, plus GST, a session is usually 1.5 hour

Medical Qigong Therapy
Minke helps you to dive into the roots of life issues and bring them into the light to be transformed. This profound bodywork channels Divine energy with the use of movement, healing sounds and colour to release, restore and rejuvenate.
The treatments and prescription exercises are rooted in Chinese medicine, intuition and body awareness.
Release unresolved emotions that can be stuck in your vital organs and around your navel with Chi Nei Tsang.
You will be given effective practices to manage your energy and balance emotions.
Develop integrity of presence and quality of your daily life .
$90 /hour, plus GST, a session is usually 1.5 hour

Private Sessions by Skype
Skype sessions are an effective way to experience self- healing and transformation at home.
$95 /hour, plus 5% GST, a session is usually 1.5 hour ($150 incl tax)


Private Sessions & Bodywork

David Gyurkovics

make an appointment

Medical Qigong, Acutonics and Chi Nei Tsang
David offers amazing treatments which combine Medical Qigong, Acutonics/Sound Healing and Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist Internal Organ Massage). He has studied and practiced qigong, meditation and Tao Yoga for 15 years and studied Japanese Acupuncture with Dr. Miki Shima OMD.
$80/ hour, plus GST, a session is usually 1.5 hour

Private Sessions
instruction is available in Meditation, Qigong, Cultivating Sexual Energy (for men or couples).
Long distance healing or live sessions.

$80/ hour, plus GST, a session is usually 1.5 hours


mailing address:

Silent Ground
Suite #12 - 1601 Comox Street
Vancouver BC

Canada V6G 1P4


May the wisdom of the Tao bring meaning and fulfillment to your life.

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