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Minke de Vos

Contact Details

Silent Ground Retreats, # 12 - 1601 Comox Street.
V6G 1P4 Vancouver
British Columbia
(1) (604) 669-2505

Honorary Positions

  • UHT Global Branch Leader - Sexual Energy Cultivation

Instructor Levels

  • Certified Instructor
  • Senior Instructor Level 1


  • Basic 2 - MCO, 3 Fires & Six Directions, Passing Energy
  • Iron Shirt I (IS1)
  • Iron Shirt III - Bone Marrow Nei Kung (IS3)
  • Healing Love (HL)
  • Tao Yin (TY)
  • Tan Tien Chi Kung (TT)
  • Tai Chi Chi Kung I - Yang Style (TC1)
  • FUSION I (FU1)
  • Lesser Kan and Li (KL1)


Minke de Vos has dedicated over 35 years to spiritual embodiment, teaching and healing work. She co-founded Silent Ground Retreats, for long-term, life-transforming programs at their retreat center in BC, Canada. Her profound Kundalini Awakening opened doors for universal wisdom to move through her.

As a Universal Healing Tao Senior Instructor she has studied and co-taught with Taoist Master Mantak Chia since 1983 and is a Global Branch Leader of the Universal Healing Tao System. She has been on the faculty of the Healing Tao University in America. She is a teacher’s teacher and has certified many instructors.

She is a certified Master Therapist of Medical Qigong by the International Institute of Medical Qigong and has assisted in the practitioner training for over 10 years in Vancouver, BC.

She and her partner David Gyurkovics offer retreats and 4-week Qigong Teacher Trainings in beautiful, natural locations. She teaches and gives private sessions internationally.
Along with Shashi Solluna, she co-teaches 5-week Sacred Femininity teacher trainings for women in exotic, international locations.

She is a dancer and choreographer of Sacred Dance, based on Eurythmy, etheric movement of poetry and music. She trained for 8 years in modern dance and completed a 4-year full-time Eurythmy training in Nurnberg, Germany. She is an artist with a BFA from UBC, Vancouver, Canada. Minke creatively integrates voice and movement expression into traditional practices of Tao Yoga and Qigong.

The story of her recovery from a heart transplant using energy cultivation is truly remarkable. See her short video “Heart of a Dancer”

Minke inspires people to live with passion, love and compassion, honoring their bodies, nature and relationships. Beginners to professionals benefit from her vast resources of self-cultivation.

She is the author of the classic book, "Tao Tantric Arts for Women", "Heart Qigong" DVDs and meditation CDs. .

Minke speaks on podcasts and online summits and is in movies like "How it all Began, the Origins of the Universal Healing Tao"  and "Sex to Spirit"

            Illuminate your mind with consciousness.
            Open your heart to true happiness.
            Enliven your connection to the universe.

Contact: Minke de Vos
#12 – 1601 Comox St., Vancouver, BC, V6G 1P4, Canada

My Training Offers

Silent Ground Retreats, established in 1982, welcomes adventurous souls to join the community on a deep meditative journey. Groups are small, up to 15 people, to allow for quality, individual attention.

Courses in personal and professional development give a boost to total wellness. Holistic Arts inspire more meaning, creativity, and consciousness in your life, and motivate your independent practice. By fulfilling the requirements, one can be certified in Qigong, Tao Yoga, and Meditation. You can train and be tested for UHT Associate Instructor and upgrade in Iron Shirt, Healing Love and other forms. One, two or four week intensives are offered. 

The program offers a systematic training in mindfulness of breath, body, feeling and mind. Skillful practices enable us to transform the energies of negative emotions and mental/physical tensions into a vital sense of loving connection with ourselves and the world. The safe, supportive environment allows for personal catharsis and helps to center during challenging times. Loving attention facilitates spiritual, psychic and energetic awakenings.

Tao Basics investigates the nature of the subtle bodies and flows. This training initiates a self-cultivation process, utilizing foundation practices which continue throughout the succeeding retreats: Inner Smile, Microcosmic Orbit, Six Healing Sounds, Chi Self Massage, Healing Love, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chi Kung, Tan Tien Chi Kung, Bone Breathing, Free Flow Chi Kung, Tao Yoga, Human Studies, Cosmic Movement, and the Tao of Voice.

Progressive and Certification Courses: Retreats cover Tao Basics and progress to other intermediate and advanced practices according to the interest and readiness of the participants. Intermediate courses include Fusion of the Five Elements, Kan & Li and deep healing and creative work. 

Seasonal Retreats are wonderful ways to be nourished by nature's wild beauty. For current schedules see: Workshops - By Instructors/Practitioners

Minke also offers online series, live on zoom, called "Be Strong Qigong" and "Tao Yin Yoga". 

Private sessions offer guidance in individualized daily practice and self-healing tools.

Silence your mind in the ground of consciousness.
Open your heart to your true happiness.
Awaken your vital connection to the universe.

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