Aknanda Qigong Nosara Costa Rica


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.

Oriented to improve health, physical / energy conditioning, regulate emotions and self-knowledge.

Seven pillars of Aknanda Qigong Method

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.

An interior and exterior training.


Standing, Dynamic and Seated Qigong.
Postures and sequence of movements that require the training of equilibrium and balance of all the structure as well as flexibility and strength of the base and spinal cord.

Core and Dantien center are developed significantly both on an internal and external level.

In all the proposed exercises, we stimulate the “Qi” energy flow, vitality through our meridians, seeking for mind-body-Yin Yang equilibrium, fostering a present time consciousness, a joyful and contemplative spirit.

 Aknanda Teaching components

Our teachings are made up of the following systems and practices:


Medical Qigong – Taiji Quan – Luohan Quan–  – Bagua Zhang – Meditation

Aknanda methodology is a new form of the Qigong and internal art based on the combination of different traditional styles and ways of QigongGong Fu, meditation and breathing techniques.

This method takes from each systems the different aspects and skills proposed and highlighted to consolidate physical (Jing), energetic (Qi) and mind/spirit (Shen) harmonization in only one training.

The skills and competences of Aknanda Healing Arts have their origin in Buddhist, Taoist and Zen knowledge and wisdom, having in essence, their representation in the arts of Shaolin, Wudang and Yang Tai chi.

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.

Qigong and Internal arts

A way to self mastery

Structure and forms of Aknanda Qigong Method.

1. Foundational Forms of Qigong

“Creating the base”


Zhan Zhuang.

Primordial Sitting Qigong.

Qigong Breathing set.

Buddhist Medical Qigong 5 Harmony’s set.

Qigong Yi Jin Jing (principles and set).

Wudang Daoist 5 Animals / Elements Wuxin + Dynamic steps.

Aknanda Qigong Flow set.

Legs Qigong & steps (palm, fist, blocks).

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

2. Dynamic systems

  1. Aknanda Water Dragon form (Daoist Spirit).
  2. Aknanda Nei Quan Gong (Shaolin/Buddhist Spirit).
  3. Taiji Quan (Old Yang / Daoist).
  4. Bagua Qigong form.
  5.  Tai He Quan ( Supreme harmony).

3. Breathings Methods

  1. Abdominal Breathing.
  2. Reverse Breathing.
  3. 4 Gates Breathing.
  4. 6 Gates Breathing.
  5. Skin Breathing.

4. Sitting Qigong / Nei Dan / Meditation

  • Dan Tien Gong
  • Daoist Baduanjin.
  • Metal Meditation.
  • Micro Cosmic Orbit.
  • Pure Zen Meditation.
  • Middle Way (Buddhist meditation – Attached one point).

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