After living and working for the United Nations Development Programme for 10 years in Ethiopia, 2 years in Iran and 6 years in India, we arrived in Penang, Malaysia in 1970. I discovered the Yang form of Tai Chi Chuan through Master Kwong Kai Yooi, Martial Arts Instructor at the Malayan Penang Chin Woo Association to whom I owe most of what I learnt and understood only much later – at almost 80 I continue exploring.
In 1983, after settling in France, Jean-Paul Gallard, our President, and myself created the 'Association de Pratiques Energétiques Chinoises - APEC' - we shall celebrate its 30 years existence in April 2013.
From 1986 to 2011, I followed several schools of teacher training:Master Li Xiao Ming,(Institute of Tradional Chinese Medecine in Peking)Master Chu King Hung in London (Yang Tai Chi),at the 'Temps du Corps' in Paris: Madame Ke Wen, Master Zhang Guang De, Madame Liu Ya Fei, Master Shen Xin Yang et Mme Mok Chung Meng (Hui Chun Gong), Master Yuan Li Ming (Wudang)Dr. Jean-Marc Eyssalet (traditional Dao Yin)
In 2009 I discovered Master Liu Deming and the 5 Element Qi Gong on Youtube and knew that there was a turn in my practice of Qi Gong. Master Liu accepted my invitation to direct Zi Ran Men workshops in Redon and we have had the honour and joy to welcome him for two Zi Ran Men workshops and two Tranquillity Meditation workshops in october 2011 and 3 workshops in June 2012. Master Liu's Tranquillity meditation is deep and powerful.
After many years of learning, practicing and teaching, I wish now to concentrate exclusively on teaching Ziran Qi Gong as well as Hui Chun Gong. Ziran Qi Gong as practiced, taught and advised by Master Liu is a deep way of exploring body and mind, as well as the world around us – I am happy to continue on this WAY without end.
In 2016 Ingrid was honoured to be accepted by Master Liu as a 6th Generation disciple of the Zi Ran Men lineage.