Minke de Vos, Senior Inner Alchemy Instructor, has been director of Silent Ground Retreats for over 20 years. She has extensive training in movement arts, including Eurhythmy. She has produced several audio/visual Tao Tools. She has an enormous range of energetic and spiritual skills and reputation as one of the top teachers of qigong, healing, and women's sexuality.
She teaches in Canada and internationally. SilentGround.com
“Short” Bio: Minka de Vos, Senior Universal Tao Instructor, draws from her extensive background in energy arts and her own soul journey. She has dedicated over 25 years to spiritual embodiment, teaching and healing work. She co-founded Silent Ground Retreats, for long–term, life-transforming programs. Her profound Kundalini Awakening opened doors for universal wisdom to move through her.
She has worked and co-taught with Taoist Master Mantak Chia for over 25 years and is part of the core faculty of the Universal Healing Tao System. She also co-teaches Healing Love with Michael Winn of the Healing Tao University each summer. She is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by the International Institute of Medical Qigong and has organized and assisted in the 3 year training. She teaches and gives private sessions internationally.
She is a dancer and creator of ‘EnChant Dance", based on Eurythmy, the etheric movement of sound. Minka creatively integrates intention, awareness, visualization, breath, healing sounds, chanting, self-massage and movement into the practices of Inner Alchemy Meditation, Taoist Sexual Energy Cultivation, Tao Yoga and Qigong. She inspires people to live with passion, love and compassion, honoring their body, chi and relationships and the world around them. Come and benefit from her vast resources of healing and self- transformation methods. She is the author of "Feminine Treasures" Playbook, "Heart Qigong" and other DVDs and CDs http://www.silentground.com/
Minke de Vos
Senior Instructor of Tao Yoga and Inner Alchemy
I have been the director of Silent Ground Learning Centre on Read Island for over twenty years. People came from around the world to experience getting in touch with themselves and nature. Our retreats ranged from one week to eight-month programs. We offered teacher training and certification in Tao Yoga.
I now offer weekly classes in Vancouver and international workshops. This has been a big change of lifestyle. My remarkable recovery from a divorce, life-threatening crisis and heart transplant shows the sure effectiveness of my practice. These recent challenges have helped me to support other people’s healing processes with compassion.
I am certified by Mantak Chia, a world-famous Taoist Master. Certification includes: meditation, Chi Self-Massage, Tao Yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Healing Love and Inner Alchemy. I have studied with him for over 20 years. My training with Mantak Chia clarified safe and effective ways to work with energy. In 2002 I attended a Darkroom retreat for “Greater Enlightenment”, held at his center in Thailand. He has given me permission to certify instructors in the Living Tao practices.
At an early age I became aware of subtle energy flows and the magical weaving of sound, colour and movement. As an adult, during intensive retreats in Europe, my meditations became an inner dance. I experienced powerful Kundalini currents and expanded consciousness. Later I recognized some of these experiences in esoteric Taoist texts and realized their universality.
I studied Eurythmy for four-years, full time in Germany and was certified in 1982. For two years I taught Eurythmy at Quadra Island Waldorf School. Eurythmy, founded by Rudolf Steiner, is a beautiful art of movement, which brings poetic speech and music into alive expression. The truth in these graceful inherent gestures rang true to my soul. It is a refined way to move with the etheric/energy flows of cosmic forces.
I have a BFA in creative dance and other fine arts from UBC. Two of the several dance performances, which I choreographed, were explorations of the Five Elements, emotional transformation and energetic regeneration. My eight-year dance training included modern, ballet, Iranian, Feldenkrais, Laban and dance therapy.
My study of healing arts started with certification in Shiatsu /Acupressure. I experienced the healing and soul-nourishing power of the human voice by practicing for over 20 years the Werbeck method of ‘Unfolding the Voice’ with Christer Ekstrom, Curative Eurythmist.
I have been a student of Zen Master, Roshi Philip Kapleau and attended retreats with him in the States. I have practiced meditation with full time dedication for 20 plus years. It continues to be a very important pillar of my life.
I studied Chi Kung, including Medical Chi Kung, with Master Liang for 2 years
I am a co-creator of ‘Tao Tools’, guided CDs, videos and instruction booklets to support home practice, e.g. ‘Bells of Love’, a CD of playful ways to cultivate female sexual energy. My “Feminine Treasures” work is very popular.
My vision is to encourage people to cultivate serenity, happiness and wellness in their lives and manifest compassion through their bodies. I offer my love and joy for practice!
For a more detailed bio and my articles on breathing and energy cultivation, please visit my web site www.SilentGround.com