As far as we are concerned, qigong is there to share, to discover and deepen together. For our own well-being and that of those around us. In Qi Friends, we like to help spread the vibration of well-being, contentment and confidence. After all, if you yourself are at peace and balanced, then you take your surroundings with you. Do not underestimate your contribution and influence to other people and the world around you.

Each of us is unique and there is not one specific way to achieve well-being and happiness. At the same time, all spiritual paths, religions and traditional systems for health and well-being point out that well-being and happiness is not outside of us, but rather can be found within ourselves. Happiness and well-being is not something we need to learn but rather something we can remember/discover. We don’t have to look far. We are like an instrument through which life flows.

When we tune and optimize ourselves – this instrument – trust, happiness and well-being naturally emerge in all layers of our being – in our thoughts and emotions as well as our physical appearance. Then we can keep in touch with it under more and more circumstances.

The team

Qi Friends was founded by and is a collaboration of Wabke Bouman and Mathilde Roorda Both are Zhineng Qigong teachers and each in their own way is also inspired by other forms of healing, meditation and spirituality.

We love to cooperate and are happy to enrich our team with people who contribute in different ways to make Qi Friends possible and spreading the vibration of well-being, contentment and confidence.

Mathilde Roorda Zhineng Qigong Den HaagMathilde Roorda has been practicing Zhineng Qigong for many years. Once started as a pupil, she now teaches Zhineng Qigong and introduces other people to this special form of meditation in motion. In Zhineng Qigong she can combine her years of experience with Buddhism and her great interest in consciousness development.

“Zhineng Qigong has encouraged me to live more according to my deepest wishes and do what I really like to do. To explore my qualities and how I can use these to add meaning for myself and the world around me. I have experienced that positive thoughts and actions that are focused on my conscious intentions, have given my life course a positive turn.

In my classes I focus in particular on relaxation and loving attention for yourself, but also for the world around you. It is important to become aware of and to concentrate on what is really important to you. Practicing together is very helpful and creates a strong connection with each other. By focusing your attention, you can shape your desired reality.

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Wabke Bouman Zhineng Qigong Den HaagWabke Bouman stumbled upon Zhineng Qigong in 2016. This special form that combines the movement of the body with the focus of our mind consciousness proved to fit perfectly with the experience and deepening in consciousness development to which she dedicated her life to since 2002.

“Zhineng Qigong gives a practical starting point for departure on the universal way of man to happiness, joy, health and inner peace. The theory sometimes seems unmanageable, but from my background in shamanism, meditation and consciousness development, I can quickly put this in a broader context and understand what is meant by it.

I am really happy with Qi Friends. It is a dream coming true. I believe in strengthening each other by practicing and laughing together, in sharing in the Qi Field and the field that stretches beyond words, to live our full potential, in full respect and love for the differences and the similarities between us. ”

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Teacher Ning

Teacher Ning

Teacher Ning was born in inner Mongolia in China. He studied with Dr. Pang Ming, the founder of Zhineng Qigong and graduated at the famous ‘medicineless hospital’ of Huaxia Center. In 1997 he decided to leave this center and studied with several Qigong masters who were more focused on the traditional forms of Qigong. One master who became a big inspiration was master Wang Fengyi who founded the ‘practice of transforming the inner nature’. For years now he travels to Western countries as well, such as the USA, Serbia, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.

Henk van Straaten

Henk van Straaten

Henk started practicing Zhineng Qigong in 2014. He experienced that practicing Zhineng Qigong was doing him well in a way that he could not explain. After having practiced different forms of spirituality – for example during various visits to the ashram of Sai Baba in India or during Buddhist training – he felt that this was the right practice for this moment in his life. So in 2016 and 2018 he completed the teacher training course for Level 1 and 2. In the meantime he studied the theories of Zhineng Qigong Science and translated, together with Nynke, the book of Dr. Pang Ming on the theoretical fundament of Zhineng Qigong Science. Practicing Qigong in the Hexianju Zhineng Qigong Center on Hainan for two months gave him a deepening insight and profound experience, which he still is developing further. In the years 2021-2023 he participated and still participates in developing a course on medical qigong healing.