INFO IN SUMMARY (Updated in April 2016)

Zen'Vadi Ruhu' (The Valley Spirit) Qigong School (in Muğla - Bodrum , Turkey) is in charge of presentation, instruction and giving terapy services of qigong, taiji quan and shiatsu both as a science of vitality (theory) and a series of exercises (praxis) in manner of preventive, curative remedy and spiritual progress.


Short definitons

What is Qigong
Qigong is a cultural legacy of China with a long history. Long time working on the vital energy with perseverance and research on it means qigong. The word qigong is derived from qi and gong. Qi can be identified as the underlying energy of the universe, animating power of nature, the bioenergy in living bodies. Gong means working perseveringly and skill developing. So, the prefix of the word gong expresses the field of work and skill developing. Its history with some millennia can be traced back to antiquity. Historical records inform, that four thousand years ago in China people had used a dance to move their bodies, regulate their qi and breathings in order to cure the diseases. Qigong is based on Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist energy exercises and the science of energy of the traditional Chinese medicine. According to the traditional Chinese medicine many illnesses originate from mental imbalance, and the circulation of vital energy in our bodies is closely related to mind. So, the regulation of mind and qi gains an outstanding importance in preventive medicine. With multipurpose applications on oneself (like self-controlled qigong therapy), nutrition, healing others and the geomancy (the science of settlement) qigong has a wide variety of applications. Applications on oneself are based on regulating the body, the breathing & qi, the mind, contain certain stances, movements, techniques of breathing, using vibration, imaging, mind (attention) focusing, and self massage.

What is Taiji Quan
Taiji quan is a specified form of qigong, namely one kind of education of vital energy. Considering its advanced stages taiji is an art of self-defence, basically an education, which leads to a unification of mind and body. It teaches how to accumulate the vital energy, spread to the extremities, circulate in the body and let communicate freely with heaven and earth. It is an art of moving unlike a machine with a low tempo, which create a feeling of rest and recreation instead of fatigue and exhaustion, can be practised by a very wide variety of ages and adopt the teaching of unresisting to its movements (quan). Taiji quan has meditative exercises, warming-ups, which spreads qi to the limbs, a (short or long) series of movements and in advanced stages self-defensive exercises for two. The word taiji means the Supreme Ultimate or the Big Breath of Life, and quan the series of movements or fist. As a life style of Chinese for thousands of years, taiji is the expression of the natural movements of change and transformation, which come out of a creative emptiness. In antiquity the Taoist masters began to adopt the principles of these movements to the human body and in the long run the bodily movements have emerged clearly. The art have appeared approximately four hundred years ago for the first time under the name taiji quan and reached today via family styles.

What is Shiatsu
Shiatsu means to push with the thumb. As an energy massage it’s one kind of qigong. Shiatsu has came into being in the beginning of the 20. century in Japan as a synthesis of the previous manipulative therapies and began to be used for medical purposes. It has been influenced by acupressure (of Chinese origin) and anmo massage, and receipted later a modern healing method, which lays emphasis on skeleton and autonomous nervous systems, and the functioning of the inner organs. Shiatsu considers man from many aspects, establishes the lost biological balances and removes the possible reasons of illnesses by activating the self-healing facilities of human body. Energy medicine considers, that the very first symptoms of illnesses arise in consequence of partial decreasing or increasing of vital energy in the body. This imbalance then, being transferred to the physical and chemical qualities of the body, gives rise to muscle stiffness, acid accumulation, hormonal disorders etc. Shiatsu aims to remove the energetic imbalances in the body like many far eastern healing disciplines. An ideal shiatsu session/treatment is based on trust between giver and receiver. The giver applies pressure techniques on the receiver’s meridians and tsubos (mostly acupoints), stretches her/his extremities, manipulates her/his joints etc.


About time, place, activites and fees (2016)

We have already started to serve in Bodrum, Muğla.

We organize complementary lessons with the students alreday started in İstanbul approximately every three months and qigong camps in several places of Turkey. We will inform you about the places & dates.



- Qigong education, in KARAKAYA RETREAT, Bodrum, Gümüşlük
Wednesday at 09.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

(Each lesson can last 2 hours long. The starting dates are May the 11., June the 1. and continuation)

Eski Çeşme Mahallesi, Caferpaşa Caddesi No: 33
0 252 313 06 50, 0 532 461 06 50

- Private qigong lessons
Held in Gürece, Ortakent

- Education for qigong instructorship
Please be informed (by phone or visiting) for details.

- Qigong Therapy Program
There is no minimum limit to the amount of the participants. It is organized only for the patients, who wants to cure their diseases and illnesses. So, it is recommended to start as early as possible not to give way to health problems to further. The content of the self applications to be instructed will vary according to the demands of the participating patients.


Lessons for advanced qigong practitioners

- Standing Post Exercises (Zhan zhuang gong),
The program provides both, the physical and spiritual develeopment. The progression never ends.

- Fan teng gong (Teaching an ordinary man to reach a high level of health),
The group will start with minimum six participants. The date of start will be fixed with the confirmation of all the participants. Because of the consequential and cumulative progression in the program one cannot enter the group after start. The progressive formation lasts approximately one year. For this reason the participants are requested to take part in the lessons regularly for one year except common holidays etc.). The progression never ends like in the standing post exercises.

- The primordial wuji qigong


- Yang style taiji quan, 88 forms,
will be organized


- Zen shiatsu
Time and place will be determined according to the interest in Bodrum.
The group will start minimum with six participants.

It is applied with two partners, the giver and the receiver. Since the roles of the students are mutually interchanged, the lessons last from two and a half hours to three hours.

The content of the educaiton is basically the applications from the Zen school of shiatsu and partially from bare foot and acupressure schools. With the preparation and entering applications we teach techniques applied in four different positions.


- Feng Shui Counselling

Üç HazineThe school provides natural care by instructing medical and spiritual qigong systems. Among medical qigong systems in the school it is taught various kinds of jinggong (stationary) exercises like entering silence (ru jing gong), gaining qi, alternating nostril breathing, aligning three dantiens, tree stances (zhan zhuang gong) (tree stances are taught especially for both, medical purposes and spiritual progress), fan teng gong etc., jingdonggong (semi-moving) exercises like eight brocades (baduanjin), the cleansing qigong (tsang-fu gong ), the swimming dragon, eighteen movements in harmony (taiji qigong shiba shi), six healing sounds (liu tse jue) and two donggong (moving) exercises callled wind walking or Guo-lin walking (xixihu) and the grand regulating exercise (yun hua gong). In this respect taiji quan is one of the donggong (moving) exercises too.

Beside the courses private shiatsu sessions up to demand are held too: Private opportunity, for preventive purposes and against some diseases.


Please ask for the street address of Vadi Ruhu Çigong Okulu


The fees of 2016

Qigong education, in KARAKAYA RETREAT
300. - TL/month (once a week)


Qigong therapy program
Once a week: 300. - TL/month / twice a week: 480. - TL/month

Fan teng gong
320. - TL /month

Standing post exercises
240. - TL/month

Private qigong lessons
250. - TL/each

Yang style taiji quan 88 (Long form)
Once a week 240. - TL/month / twice a week: 400. - TL/month

Zen shiatsu
300. - TL/month





Hakan Onum
+ 252 348 3913
+ 555 594 56 76

Muğla, Bodrum

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