Tarik Tekman has been practicing Tai Chi and Qigong since 2001 with various masters including Lam Kam Chuen, Li Hechun, Aihan Kuhn, David Verdesi and Fu Wei Zhong in Europe, America and Far East. He started teaching Qigong in 2008 and Tai Chi in 2010.
He also graduated from The School for The Work of Byron Katie and completed Dorn Method & Breuss Massage Advanced Therapist training. He studied Basic Shiatsu at European Shiatsu School; Bert Hellinger Family Constellations with Stephen Victor; Ho’oponopono with İhaleakala Hew Len and Satsang with Stuart Schwartz.
He teaches Qigong and Tai Chi in Cyprus and Europe; facilitates Dorn Method and The Work of Byron Katie; organises retreats that include Qigong, Tai Chi, nature connection and meditation; and trains new Tai Chi and Qigong instructors. He is a board member of “Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute” and “Peace Players International-Cyprus” and member of “International Academy of Consciousness”, “Lam Tai Chi Chuan Association” and “Da Cheng Chuan Chi Kung Research Group”.
Qigong is a life energy exercise based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. It strengthens the immune system, internal organs, breath, cardiovascular system, bones and joints; reduces insomnia, migraine, lack of concentration, headaches, dizziness and tiredness; improves well being, energy and peace.
Is an exercise that improves balance, flexibility, cardiovascular health and the immune system. It is also called “moving meditation” because we practice slow, fluid and circular Qigong and Martial Arts movements that originate from our centre, with a relaxed body and mind.
A wholistic, effective, safe and Non-manipulative therapy to correct misalignments in the spine and joints and a True Self Help Method.
The Work of Byron Katie
A method of inquiry into our stressful thoughts and beliefs in order to free ourselves from our attachment to them.
Weekly Qigong and Tai Chi Classes, Cyprus :
Tai Chi (24 Steps): Tuesdays 18:30-19:45 Home 4 Cooperation, Nicosia
Qigong: Wednesdays 08:30-09:30 Feslikan Park, Gönyeli (from 5th October) and 18:00-19:00 Kumsal Park, Nicosia
Tai Chi (42 Steps): Thursdays 18:15-19:25 Kumsal Park, Nicosia
30 TL (10 Euro) per class
Monthly Qigong and Tai Chi Classes, Istanbul: Please check the Turkish web site
Qigong Retreat, 12-16 October, Cyprus:
Lots of Qigong and some meditation and short nature walks in order to connect deeply with yourself and nature. You will detox with a meat, caffeine, alcohol and sugar free diet as you practise intensive energy exercises during these four days. The third day of the retreat is silent until dinner time to deepen your practice.
12 October 18:30 dinner and check-in, 16 October 16:00 end of the retreat. Fee is 1,120 TL (340 Euro) and includes all exercises, four nights accommodation in a twin room and vegetarian foods. 200 TL (60 Euro) extra for a single room. 50% to be paid during registration and 50% one week before the retreat.
Eight Brocades (Baduanjin) Workshop, 22 October, Istanbul: Please check the Turkish web site
Mind, Body and Spirit Festival, 12-13 November, Cyprus:
Free Qigong and Tai Chi workshop (date and time to be announced later), Filoxenia Conference Centre, Nicosia.
Mind, Body and Spirit Health Festival, 26 November, Istanbul:
Free Tai Chi workshop (11:15-12:15), Harbiye Kültür Sitesi, İstanbul.
Tai Chi Camp 10-11 December, Cyprus:
Participants of all levels will start learning or improve their skills in 24 or 42 Steps Tai Chi and Push Hands. Camp starts on 10th December at 09:00 and ends on 11th December at 16:45. Net practise time is 10 hours. Please read the Tai Chi page and watch the video to learn more about 24 and 42 steps Tai Chi and Push Hands.
Fee: 450 TL or 140 Euro (Includes net 10 hours practise, two lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, and one night accommodation in a twin room). All meals are vegetarian. 50 TL (15 Euro) extra for a single room. Venue: Lapida Hotel at Lapta (Lapethos).