Tarik Tekman started practicing Tai Chi and Qigong in 2001. When he experienced the benefits of these exercises on his health, energy, immune system and mood, he continued his practice 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 gives Qigong and Tai Chi classes 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.
An exercise that strengthens the body, boosts the energy and opens the energy blockages with simple postures and movements. It is also one of the 4 healing methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
An exercise practiced for health or defense, which improves health and balance, while calming the 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.
Cyprus Weekly Qigong Classes: Wednesdays 08:30-09:30 Feslikan Park, Gönyeli and 15:45-16:45 K.Kaymakli, Lefkoşa.
Cyprus Weekly Tai Chi Classes: Mondays 17:30-18:30 SAM Gönyeli and Thursdays 18:30-20:30 Home 4 Cooperation (opposite Ledra Palace Hotel) Nicosia buffer zone.
(There’s no class on the week of 1st February)
Istanbul Monthly Qigong and Tai Chi Classes: Please check the Turkish web site
Four Days in Nature, Cyprus:
“Do you know that trees talk? Well, they do. They talk to each other, and they’ll talk to you, if you will listen. Trouble is, white people don’t listen. They never listened to the Indians, and so I don’t suppose they’ll listen to the other voices in nature. But I have learned a lot from trees … sometimes about the weather, sometimes about animals, sometimes about the Great Spirit…We had no man-made guides to “right living;” nature was our guide. Nature is still my Bible.“
Tatanga Mani (Walking Buffalo)
Four days to deepen our connection with nature and open us to her teachings. Every day we will walk and practice exercises for nature connection in a different place. Walking meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, communication with nature, underworld travel, heart communication, holistic perception, meditation and energy works will help deepen our connection with nature.
March 18th, 19:00 dinner and check-in, March 22nd 16:00 end of the retreat. Accommodation will be at Lapida Hotel in Lapethos, Cyprus. Fee: 1,100 TL (345 Euro). Fee includes nature walks and exercices, 4 nights accommodation in a twin room and vegetarian food. 200 TL (65 Euro) extra if you stay in a single room.
We will have breakfast and dinner in the hotel and carry our lunch that will be prepared by the hotel in our back packs to the place that we will walk and practice. All participants will carry their lunch, water and a mat that they can sit or lie on during breaks and practices in their backpacks. We will walk for at least 3-4 hours every day.
Qigong Retreat, 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, İzmit, 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.