Aknanda Qigong Nosara Costa Rica


Be Healthy, achieve real balance and discover your willpower like never before


Improve health, physical / energy conditioning


Regulate emotions



Aknanda Qigong is a strategically shaped method of consistently walking, practicing and learning the way of Qigong and the internal arts in order to cultivate the body and spirit.

Seven Pillars of Aknanda

1. Energy work

Stimulate and refine the Qi “energy life force”in organs, meridians and bones. The quest to harmonize the flow of Qi inside de body.

2. Movement

Find movement within stillness and stillness within movement. Stationary and dynamic postures that require precision, mind-body connection, equilibrium, balance, strength and flexibility to flow and become the best version of ourselves.

3. Breathing

It enlarges your pulmonary capacity, nourishing the body with new energy, removing toxins, tensions and stress.

4. Intention

To learn how to canalize intention as the substance that moves and transforms our being.

5. In-rootment

Movements and postures that seek to strengthen the connection land-legs-center creating a strong, flexible and trustful base.

6. Dantien Center

To sink and move from our center, to have our mind in our energetical and physical center of our organism. Centering the body, centering the spirit.

7. Water Mind

To free our chain of thoughts, returning to our body in present time. More adaptability, openness and freshness.

Aknanda’s Method benefits

  • Refinement cultivation of Qi (Energy life force).
  • Improves the respiratory and digestion system.
  • More elastic and strong physical body.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Body awareness coordination.
  • Cognitive development.
  • Reduces level of stress.
  • Selfknowledge.
  • Emotional intelligenge regulation.
  • Zen attitude.

How is the Aknanda Method Practiced?

Energy Work – Breath work – Movements – Postures – Stretching’s

The Relevance of following a UNIQUE method

 In general terms, Aknanda Qigong is constituted and formed by a body of knowledge, based on exercises, philosophy and traditional practices of Buddhist and Taoist origin. More specifically, we refer to the legacy of Shaolin (Qigong / Neigong / Kung Fu), Wudang (Qigong / Neigong / Taichi) and also the Yang system of Taiji Quan. 

Education – “Through the journey”

The training is divided into 3 levels.

The trainee will gradually acquire both the techniques and knowledge of each phase.

STEP BY STEP: all levels are interconnected, the trainee will experience each step in a particular way, focusing on acknowledging that step only, to continue learning more skills every time.

It comes a time when all these phases are only one, a single matrix that flows and grows “through the journey”.



The dimension of our essence (Jing) is responsible to set our structure.
Getting physically prepared requires coordination, postures, movements and equilibrium, which are all necessary to become mechanically healthy, to promote the flow of energy, to become more vital and to raise our level of awareness.


Once the previous step has been undergone: setting up, alignment, central training, the objective will be to join our movements with breathing techniques, consolidating our integrated, stable and relaxed positions.

To work connected (feet, legs, center, arms, palms) opens our path to grow and control our Qi (vital energy).

During this phase, we further work on opening the meridians (canals of energy) flowing into a deeper field of the training and self-meditation.


This third level consolidates levels 1 and 2 fostering the “mind´s emptiness”, getting to the deepest part of the training. “Shen” symbolizes the spirit/mind/intention (Yi). The energy is guided by the mind. A “water mind” is a bright, calm, cool, flexible and strong spirit that has the power to create, transform and heal.

Aknanda Qigong Syllabus

Method and structure

Aknanda Qigong syllabus is essentially supported and nourished by the currents mentioned above.

Now, the key in the transmission and learning process is to “structure” a competent methodology capable of creating solid foundations and a safe path of development and evolution in each practitioner.

We learn to regulate the body, breathing and mind. The 3 treasures and pillars of Qigong and internal alchemy for a long life in harmony and balance.

Foundation Excercises

Primordial Sitting Qigong – Quieting the mind and expanding the awareness.

Wuji – Qigong mother posture.

Abdominal Breathing Development – Anchoring the breath, sinking the Qi.

Zhan Zhuang – Standing postures, building the frame, Qi development.

Qigong Openers – Warm up, meridians and fascia estimulations, healthy joints and body mobilty.

Dan Tian Gong – Connecting and building the center / battery.

Qigong Breathing Routine – Development of the breathing system, Yin Yang principle, Qi circulation.

Qigong Energy ball – Strengthening the energy field and its transformative action. Expanding awareness and intention.

5 Fundamental Postures of traditional Kung Fu – Coordination, strength, endurance, muscles activation.

Qigong forms and methods

How do I become a Qigong instructor UK?
Buddhist Qigong

Ancient Shaolin Qigong and Buddhist Medical Qigong TQH System.

Under the influence of Yi Jin Jing, Baduanjin, and Shu Jing Gong, we developed a powerful Qigong set, in order to create vitality, balance, elastic strength, and transformation of muscle, tendon and connective tissue.

Taoist 5 Animals Qigong

Applying the theory of the 5 elements, this Qigong set, from the Wudang mountains, acts on each vital organ, developing coordination and the physical body.

Animals moves and flow

Funny and powerful movements, patterns of each animal, different breathing methods, learning to develop soft and hard.

Aknanda Qigong 5 harmonys Flow

Special soft, dynamic and continuous Qigong set. The art of flowing, adapting and transforming.

Internal work, meditation in movement, powerful circulation of healing Qi.

Ji Ben Gong Kung Fu

When the internal meets the external.
Traditional forms that develop coordination, balance and will. We give life and power to the postures and foundations created in the foundation stage.

Kicks, palms, fists, blocks, steps and internal work like Chi Sao.

Ji Ben Gong (Basic Gong Fu Skills and stances).

Sitting Qigong | Meditation

During the course and process of personal development, we will learn the following domains. Neigong / Nei Dan.

Dan Tien Gong.
Metal Meditation.
Shaolin Xi Sui Jing ( level 1).
Micro Cosmic Orbit.
Pure Zen Meditation.
Middle Way (Buddhist meditation – Attached one point).

Breathing Methods

During the course and process of personal development, we will learn the following domains.

Abdominal Breathing.
Reverse Breathing.
4 Gates Breathing.
Skin Breathing.

Do you want to become a Qigong instructor?

Aknanda Method

Whoever is determined to become an Aknanda instructor will be able to teach according to its level experience. It is not necessary to have completed all the levels to start teaching.

There are different categories based on the instructor’s experience, working hours, skills, etc. at any moment, the trainee may have gained the necessary experience to become a teacher of the phase he has already performed.

Why choosing Aknanda Healing Arts?

Aknanda Healing Arts offers the opportunity to practice Qi Gong in a unique way, experiencing different styles (dynamic, stationary, seated) obtaining a complete approach to these arts.

While maintaining its millennial traditions from China, Thailand and Indonesia, it integrates elements from the modern science creating a solid and flexible system that people of all ages can benefit from. Another key aspect is the possibility to be part of an International School, sharing the Aknanda methodology with people from cultures from all over the world.

Aknanda Healing Arts also delivers online courses and workshops so that everyone has the possibility to join us.

Part of our dream is to expand and include everyone. Being able to help and contribute to the global community expanding the concepts and techniques we teach, creating a world where people have a better quality of life, find their wisdom, become healthier and find specific tools to become the owners of their body/mind spreading a compassionat