Aknanda Qigong Nosara Costa Rica


Head Teacher and Founder

Bharú (Juan Martin Torchiaro) is an International Teacher of Qi Gong, Medical Qi Gong, Kung Fu and Meditation, and founder of Aknanda Healing Arts.

He started studying eastern arts since he was very young and continued to study in China, Indonesia, Thailand and Argentina. He is knowledgeable in Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM), shiatsu and special breathing techniques.


All along these years he has been seeking to promote his way of perceiving these millennial arts to foster their real spirit and value they are engage to. 

Nowadays, he practices and teaches his own work methodology Aknanda Method to help others develop new personal skills and start a journey to a better quality of life.

“Through movement we create new habits, patterns/standards that help us directing our flow of energy in the best way possible”.

Main Studies

Qigong and Medical Qigong

  • Thai Qi Holistic (Thailand).
  • Wudang Shan Internal Arts (Wudang Shan – China).
  • Shaolin Qigong  and Nei gong (China- Europe).

Kung Fu ( internal and External)

  • Se Chi She Kong  (Dhammapada Dojo Zen).
  • Wing Chun (Moy Yat Wing Chun).
  • Bagua Zhang (Wudang, Cheng).
  • Shaolin.
  • Tai ji Quan ( Old Yang, Wudang, Quan)

Traditional Asian Medicine

  • Shiatsu therapist (Japanese acupressure). Iokai and Seiki styles.
  • Traditional Chines Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbs, Auriculotherapy).

Oriental philosophy

  • Buddhism.
  • Taoism.
  • Zen.

Secondary practices

  • Anti-gymnastics.
  • Feldenkrais Method.
  • Alexander technique.
  • Tibetan Vertebrology.
Qigon instructor practicing in thailand