I became a student of Taoist Master Mantak Chia’s in 1987 and I’ve been committed to advancing myself in the Taoist energy practices since then.
In 1990, I became an instructor and began teaching the Universal Healing Tao system in Europe. Some years later I moved to Thailand to learn and
internalize more of the Inner Alchemy energy practices at Master Chia’s center, the Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort.
By 2001, I was a Senior Instructor teaching different levels of Taoist energy meditations and Inner Alchemy Qigong in many countries.
Since 2010, I’ve served as the Global Branch Leader for Chi Nei Tsang, a Chi organ transformation massage that begins with detoxing the abdomen and the five major organs. Chi Nei Tsang has five levels and the techniques involve the whole body.
Teaching is truly my passion and inspiring others to try these ancient practices and live a healthy lifestyle is my calling.
I feel so inspired and compelled to teach these practices all over the world because the Tao has also completely transformed my life, who I am and my understanding about spirituality.
MY JOURNEY TO THE TAO
Going back to childhood, I, like many others, had many experiences which caused a lot of emotional distress and challenges. I grew up having no self-esteem and feeling very insecure. These deep feelings of not being “right” or “good enough” stayed with me for a long time, and only through the Tao practice, was I able to become aware of them and transform these negative emotions into self-healing positivity.
My parents fought a lot and I grew up with fear, which manifested as a lump in my stomach. I became isolated, with no one to share my deep fear and insecurity, and I became introverted in my family dynamic. As a result, I felt drawn to mysticism and all that could not be explained with words. At that time, I didn’t understand anything about emotions, I just felt very uneasy with my family.
As a young adult, I began searching for a way to develop my spiritual potential and truly improve myself, my well-being and my ability to feel fulfilled and happy. I explored Shamanism in South America and gurus in India, but didn’t feel strongly connected to these practices. Eventually I made it back to my home country, Germany, and there I found a book by Master Mantak Chia about opening the Microcosmic Orbit.
I practiced opening and moving my Microcosmic Orbit for quite some time before finally attending a course with Master Chia. I remember feeling my energy moving so much stronger while practicing together with Master Chia than when I practiced the Microcosmic Orbit alone. I realized that this was what I was looking for, I wanted to master the energy practices myself so that I could assist students feel their own energy moving in their bodies.
I’m forever grateful to Master Chia as the energy cultivation practices that he teaches have positively transformed my life in every aspect, and I’m committed to helping people change their lives as much as these teachings have transformed mine.