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


    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.

    Tai Chi

    Tai Chi

    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.

    Dorn Method

    Dorn Method

    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

    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 :

    Qigong: Wednesdays 18:00-19:00 Kumsal Park, Nicosia
    Tai Chi (42 Steps): Thursdays 18:30-19:40 Kumsal Park, Nicosia.
    One class 30 TL (10 Euro) or four classes 100 TL (30 Euro).

    Monthly Qigong and Tai Chi Classes, Istanbul: Please check the Turkish web site

    Qigong Retreat, 1-5 June Aytepe, Turkey: 

    Lots of Qigong and a little Tai Chi, meditation and short nature walks for four days next to a forest at 950 metres in Aytepe, Izmit, Turkey. The venue is only 70 minutes drive from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and a private minibus will transport us with a very reasonable fee.

    June 1st dinner and check-in; June 5th, 16:00 end of the retreat. Fee: 1,160 TL (365 Euro) and includes all exercises, four nights accommodation in a twin room and vegetarian foods.

    Tai Chi Camp 11-12 June Lapta, Cyprus:

    Learn Tai Chi or improve your skills. Participants will practise 24 Steps or 42 Steps Tai Chi in different groups simultaneously. In the last 15 minutes of each session the two groups will come together to practise Pushing Hands exercises.

    Saturday Schedule:
    10:00-11:30 Practice
    11:30-12:00 Break
    12:00-13:30 Practice
    13:30-15:00 Lunch Break
    15:00-16:30 Practice
    16:30-17:00 Break
    17:00-18:30 Practice

    Sunday Schedule:
    08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    09:00-10:30 Practice
    10:30-11:00 Break
    11:00-12:30 Practice
    12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00-15:30 Practice
    15:30-16:00 Break
    16:00-17:30 Practice

    Net practise time is 12 hours. Please read the Tai Chi page and watch the video to learn more about 24 and 42 steps Tai Chi and Pushing Hands.

    Full participation fee: 570 TL or 180 Euro (Includes net 12 hours practise, two lunches, one dinner, one breakfast, and one night accommodation in a twin room).

    Two days without accommodation: 470 TL or 150 Euro (Includes net 12 hours practise and two lunches).

    One day without accommodation: 235 TL or 75 Euro (Includes net 6 hours practise and one lunch)

    All meals are vegetarian. 50 TL (15 Euro) extra for a single room. Our venue, Lapida Hotel at Lapta (Lapethos) has a swimming pool and is 1500 metres from the beach. Bring your swimming suits :)