2022 Tao Alchemy Arts Level 1 Qigong Teacher Training
at Johnson's Landing in the Kootenays, BC

July 10 – 24, 2022

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 10 – 24, 2022

Our 2 weeks immersion focuses on the Tao Alchemy Fundamentals and Tao Sexual Energy Cultivation.
We will be practising Meditation, Tao Yin Yoga and Qigong in our daily schedule

Week One: Tao Fundamentals and Self Healing includes:
Inner Smile Meditation, Microcosmic Orbit, Six Healing Sounds, Qi Self-Massage, Iron Shirt Qigong, and Medical Qigong

Week Two: Healing Love and Cultivating Sexual Energy includes:
Self-Massage, Sexual Vitality Qigong, Yogic Breathing, Energy Healing, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, and Conscious Relationship

Personal Retreat
This retreat is a great opportunity to deepen your practice.
First timers are welcome to join with the option to continue next summer.


In this training you will learn how to:

• Awaken your natural healing energy
• Understand the healing properties of each practice
• Refine each movement to reflect fluidity,
harmony and strength
• Integrate conscious breathing techniques
• Develop and facilitate classes and private sessions
• Build your personal daily practice


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 practice and teaching.

Practice teaching in small groups will be on Saturdays.

Intimate Group - Only 10 students will be accepted for optimal personal support.

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




Certification – You will be certified by Tao Alchemy Arts.
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)

Certification will be for each level, according to past experience. If someone has at least 50 hours of previous training and a year of personal practice, we will certify them as an instructor of the material. If they are less experienced, they will receive a participant certificate.

Level One is July 10 – 24, 2022

‘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.

2 week retreat - $1,800, 1,650 (before July 4) CAD, plus 5% GST
Please deposit $800 CAD by etransfer to ensure your place.

Register with Minke - minkedevos@gmail.com
Reserve your spot with a deposit of $800 CAD
by INTERAC etransfer, Paypal, cheque, money orders or Bank Transfer

(non-refundable after May 15, before this there will be a 10% admin fee applied)
Balance due July 1st

If the course is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.


Accommodations & Meals, 4 weeks:
Register with Robyn

Accommodation and Meals for 2 weeks retreat in Canadian dollars:
Private: $1830 CAD plus tax
Shared: $1460 CAD plus tax
Camping: $1190 CAD plus 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 4 pm on Sunday and leaving Sunday.
Please arrive by 4 pm to get settled in. We start with Qigong at 5 pm.
Our closing circle 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 over 20 years of experience in Taoist interanl practices. He is a practitioner of Chinese Shamanic Medicine, Acutonics, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist Internal Organ Massage) and student of Japanese Acupuncture. He emphasizes breathwork as a basis for healthy living.


“I highly recommend Minke and David as experienced and authentic teachers. An incredible experience in an amazing location.” Sandra Tonn
"Experienced, masterful teachers that offer wisdom, inspiration and embodied flow." Irene Dulay

"Minke is arguably the best Taoist instructor in North America. She & her partner David are a powerful yin - yang tag team. Their workshops are powerful & fun" Peter Melnychuk

"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




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