Wandering Dao, China …

Where traditional teaching meets contemporary people

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About Wandering Dao


Training System

We call it “the Eight Forces Training System”. It is anchored deeply in the traditional teaching and structured in a contemporary manner to make the information assimilable to western people. It leads the trainee to develop the 8 Complementary Qualities & Skills that the Universe provides to feed and balance perfectly life on Earth.read-more



Meet our faculty and our team who are working to make our workshops, retreats and outreach programs available to the world.read-more



The Wandering Dao Qi Gong School has been created to spread the knowledge of self-healing. It offers a curriculum made of a fine selection of teachings and training that aims to develop the various powers and skills required by the human body, mind and spirit to achieve perfect health, longevity, enlightenment, and ultimately … Immortality.read-more


SHEEP-thumbSelf-Healing Essentials

This Self-Healing Program addresses the one interested in developing and mastering their self-healing knowledge and skills.

Next Program : Oct 18 – Nov 28, 2015

Place : Yangshuo, China


Instructor Training

This Self-Healing Instructor Program addresses the one interested in transmitting self-healing knowledge and skills.

Next Program: Oct 18 – Dec 5, 2015 read-more-blue-ONpurple

Place : Yangshuo, China  

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Work/Study Program

Our Self-Healing Instructor Program (S.H.I.P.) is offered by Master Daniel Li Ox as a Work / Study Program to people interested in Self-Healing and in working in the field of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong.read-more-blue-ONpurple



Bu Di Zhen Tai Chi

This 4-week Bu Di Zhen Tai Chi retreat will teach you a 150-movement form. This form will help everyone to cultivate flexibility, strength, stability, fluidity, harmony, and mastery.

Next Retreat : Jul 12 – Aug 8, 2015 read-more

Place : Yangshuo, China


Chi Nei Tsang & Shiatsu

Objectives: Acquiring healing skills to approach the energetic and physiological systems of the body, learning anatomy/physiology, and the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and practices.

Next Retreat : Aug 30 – Sep 26, 2015 read-more-whiteONgreen

Place : Yangshuo, China


Daoist Sexual Energy

Sexual Energy is a crucial element in Daoism to cultivate the Jing (Essence). Unlike external forces (Cosmic, Earthly, Nature), which can be used but not accumulated, the human sexual power can be refined and gathered.

Next Retreat : Oct 11 – 17, 2015 read-more-whiteONgreen

Place : Yangshuo, China



Holistic Detox

This 2-week Holistic Detox Retreat shares the knowledge of how to integrate a safe and efficient detoxification in ones life.

Next Retreat : Oct 18 – 31, 2015 read-more-whiteONgreen

Place : Yangshuo, China  

Dao of Mind Control - Healing Meditation Retreat

Healing Meditation

This 2-week healing meditation retreat is divided in 2 parts. The first shares the fundamental Daoist Methods of internal practice (Nei Gong) that address and transform the energy hiding in all the organs and tissues of the body.

Next Retreat : Nov 1 – 14, 2015 read-more-whiteONgreen

Place :  Yangshuo, China  

Dao of Immunity and Strength - Qi Gong Retreat

Qi Gong

This 2-week training shares three essential forms of Qi Gong to develop a strong energy and structure, as well as to build internal Qi pressure, which is fundamental for a strong immunity.

Next Retreat : Nov 15 – 28, 2015 read-more-whiteONgreen

Place : Yangshuo, China  

Health Center


Detox Programs

Detoxing nowadays is not a luxury, it is mandatory for everyone in quest of a healthy lifestyle! Our Holistic Detox Programs & Retreat are offered in various formats to suit everyone’s availability. We can either supervise your process or share with you the knowledge of how to integrate a safe and efficient detoxification at home during a 2-week retreat.read-more

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Health Food

“Eating to Live, rather than Living to Eat” is our main principle here. Our kitchen is an active laboratory in which we research, explore, and discover the meeting points of healthy food and pleasure. The menu you will find here at Mood Food Energy Café is always transitory, as we constantly get inspired and excited about sharing our new discoveries.read-more



Our Center is an educational place which provides humble and comfortable rooms, an indoor meditation and training space, a tea room, a library, and a community space in which daily documentary films and feature movies are projected on a big screen.read-more


Aiyana’s experience of S.H.E.E.P 2015

And there we go! six weeks have passed in a snap! A “Wandering Dao” retreat in a village full of charm, very well structured, organized and taught. For those who are interested: – 2 weeks + Detox with liver cleansing by expelling gallstones stored in the gallbladder and liver. With information on nutrition and operation of different systems of the human body. – Two weeks of “mind control” with great techniques and theories of meditation. – Two weeks of Qi Gong with restructuring of the body, moving energy (Qi) to learn to use force and learn to channel it, and techniques ground and root the energy body. Just INCREDIBLE !! Thank you again Master Daniel Li Ox! Great people, easy moments, difficult, painful, joyful, deep … I will never forget! ONE LOVE, Aiyana...

Our experience of WSP 2015

For the past five months we have been working, eating, breathing & living the ‘Wandering Dao’ lifestyle here in Yangshuo. Over this time we have learnt and integrated many wonderful Qi-gong practices, Daoist meditation techniques, substantially improved our understanding of detoxifying the body, embraced and shared within a communal environment and felt the joy of having contributed. Minds, bodies and hearts expanded we now leave Yangshuo knowing deep gratitude. As part of the wandering dao work study program, for three and a half months our daily life consisted of two hours of meditation, two hours of Qi-Gong, four hours working on a nutritional healing resource aimed at raising awareness, drinking copious amounts of tea in the company of friendly souls and eating delicious wholesome vegetarian dishes prepared by the wonderful staff at Mood Food Cafe. This is by no means to say the experience was a leisurely stroll through the park. The days were often long and as many know communal life and undertaking a strong spiritual practice includes many bumps, dips, turns and shakes. It was not the place for hiding feelings behind a smile and brushing problems under the carpet. Luckily for us we had a wonderful teacher to help guide us through this process. Throughout the work study program Daniel delivered timely teachings and helped us develop and refine many wonderful tools to directly face our inner & outer discomforts. As Daniel often quoted “Make space for pain and wisdom will grow.” The little intensified bubble of the work/study program provided the perfect laboratory … as the people, emotions and feelings came and went a deeper knowing,...

My experience of WSP 2015

A word from Amy Katharine Evans about her own experience of Wandering Dao… Today marks a full week since I returned home from the 5 month work/study program at Wandering Dao. A full week since I last had a Mood Food smoothie or one of Ayi’s amazing soups. A full week since I drank Chinese tea the way it should be drunk (with many friends and tiny cups)… and a whole week since it’s just been me, my practice and the big wide world. It would be very easy to write a simple, complimentary summary of this program. The food, the people, the location were all fantastic. But that wouldn’t represent the real reason I applied, or the benefits I believe Wandering Dao offers. Maybe I’m a little masochistic in my approach to life, but I didn’t start the Work/Study Program expecting, or wanting, to simply have a ‘nice time’. And, to my (un)pleasant surprise, I didn’t. “Qi Gong won’t make you feel better, it will make you feel more” were Master Daniel Li Ox opening words to us on our first day. And so it has. These 5 months have been a roller coaster of emotion… meeting trauma, smiling to pain, breathing it all in and then letting it go. This is a program of self-healing, and as we discovered, that’s not always very enjoyable. In its entirety, Wandering Dao provides a ‘holistic toolbox’ of practices for exploring both your internal and external worlds and taking responsibility for what is there. The depth and breadth of what we have learnt in just a short few months could have...

Through the blue gates

An insight into the Wandering Dao work/study program from one of our students… When my partner and I first came to Yangshuo it was to escape to paradise. To sip on coconut milk in the shade of a bamboo forest, dangle off the limestone karst and hang out with the ducks in the winding rivers. For nine months we did just that… working just enough to keep the dragon from the bamboo gate. Like all naturally beautiful places many people come to Yangshuo in search of a little magic to spice up their lives. As a general rule of thumb, where there’s magic there’s money to be made… this is perhaps true nowhere more so than in China. So in true unflinching modern Chinese fashion the town of Yangshuo and its tourism industry has literally exploded. Driving through the centre of town feels more like being stuck in traffic in Beijing than being a brush stroke in a Zhang Quanzong landscape painting. Luckily for us though we did stumble across a little jewel amongst the madness… “Mood Food Energy Café” – the current place of residence for “Wandering Dao”. After our first encounters with the ‘Emerald Reviver’ and the ‘Power Smoothie’ Mood Food quickly became a regular pit stop for us. Each visit not only satisfied our bellies but also sparked our curiosity … an interesting film here, the odd meditative brain balm there, a new branch to perch on … or perhaps a new way to sit on the old one. Since our first step through the unassuming blue gates of Mood Food life has taken some curious...

An evening of heart and soil

Last Thursday evening Mood Food opened its doors to the movers and shakers of Yangshuo, in a fantastic event that involved great food, great conversation… and a whole load of dirt. We started with a buffet that featured all of the Mood Food team’s star dishes (there are a lot) and a fantastic documentary called ‘Dirt!’, which brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. Highly recommended! Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the key event of the night was a brilliant talk by Natural Building Architect Fredrik Dolmans. Currently based in Beijing, Fredrik has worked all over the globe, focusing on the development of buildings that use local natural resources and respect the particular ecosystem of an area. Over the past few years, he has run workshops all over China. Fredrik is passionate about teaching people how to adapt building techniques to their particular environment, and is even helping communities re-discover old building methods that were close to being forgotten. Thursday’s talk was highly inspirational, and it was great to see so many people, both Chinese and foreigners, so enthusiastic about the topic of Natural Building. There were plenty of questions to be answered after Fredrik had finished, and the talking went on into the small hours of the morning. The evening had such a fantastic atmosphere, and there was a real buzz of excitement in the air. So to everyone who...


An insight into the Wandering Dao work/study program from one of our students…. In the West we have a saying ‘Time is Money’ but in Asia time is more like the rhythm of the waves, the ebb and flow of hourly, daily, annual and historical cycles. Today we spent our four hour “work” period swimming at Secret Beach and drip drying in the warm sun. Not to imply any lack of structure or discipline in the WSP as that would be far from the truth, but to emphasise the importance placed on listening to our “true rhythm”. I have found that being in true rhythm is when the quality that governs the rhythm comes from the essence of who we really are. Everything you go through brings you a deeper living experience and lessons towards your evolution. Being a part of the WSP has strengthened my honouring of each reflection as an opportunity to heal, grow and transform continuously. The art of ritual is intertwined in everything we do. We are learning to meditate not only during the 2 hours a day allocated for sitting meditation, or the hour of standing meditation … but in every step, in every breath, with every dish that we wash, and with every sip of the delectable Mood Food Power smoothie we devour for breakfast! Individually and together we are tuning into our truth … living it, breathing it and beaming it....