The Qi Gong practiced and taught within Path of Dao is very functional. The exercises are not done for the sake of exercising, but aim for a defined goal. This goal is twofold:
On one hand, strength and structure are built – this is the connection to the body and to martial arts. On the other hand, the nervous system will be relaxed and cleaned – stillness appears. This is the connection to spirit and meditation.
Still Power – powerful stillness.
The way that leads there is Nei Gong, inner work.
Living and following the traditional Daoist methods enrich my life in every sense.
These practices - dating back thousands of years - offer me a holistic approach and perspective to modern life and living with all its difficulties, questions and shortcomings. More so they give me concrete means and instructions for day to day living and all the challenges it holds. Again and again I’m amazed by the simplicity but effectiveness of the practice, its depth and wisdom.
I’m very grateful for all the masters and teachers that made an effort to help me with their knowledge and skill. It is because of them that I’m enthusiastic to share my knowledge and way.
Born in Germany, 1970
Training of Martial Arts: (Shaolin)Kung Fu and Taijiquan, first contact with Qi Gong und Meditation, Berlin.
Training and Diploma at the international Shiatsu School Kientalerhof Switzerland, with Saul Goodman
Study of the Healing Dao System by Mantak Chia
Teacher Training Healing Dao System, Qi Gong, Taijiquan und Meditation, with Robert Stooss, Sen.Healing Dao Instructor, Tao Zentrum Mannheim
Practice of Zazen and Daoist Meditation
Studies of Makrobiotics with Steven Acuff, Sweden und Francoise Rivière, René Levi, France
Training of Qi Gong and Inner Martial Arts as student of Master Peng Wu Chi, Taiwan
Studies of Seiki Soho as student of Akinobu Kishi until his passing in 2012
Student of Bruce Frantzis, USA. Energy Arts - Daoist Qi Gong of the waterway. Certified Energy Arts Instructor
1999 – 2017
Residential Teacher at Kientalerhof, Switzerland
Foundation of Path of Dao
Management and Assistant Teacher
Qi Gong, the work with Qi, has silently but continuously taken and filled more and more space in my life.
The Methods in the way they are taught within the system of Path of Dao, are simple to learn and effectful from the first day. Through the practice of Qi, I gain access to my physical body, and to my emotional and mental body as well, which is very empowering and crucial to me. In our times, the feeling of being separate from the inside is widespread and causes so much suffering in modern men.
Becoming whole, be it on a physical or finally spiritual level: The way we walk within Path of Dao is a full and complete life path.
- Teacher in Poland
Practice takes me back to the source. Step by step, tissue by tissue, belief by belief. It is like mother and father perfectly connected. Completely functional. It took me out from serious disorder to normal, alive life.
As a teenager I once became complete - really happy, it happened through continuous investigation in the life processes - spontaneously. Later on, after hard times, I needed methods, teachings and a teacher to get back on the path. I met Ron Timm.
Grateful to all my teachers and always amazed how the methods work, I want to share it with you.
After meeting Ron, I started to practice Qi Gong
Started Shiatsu training and practice
2007 – 2010
Practice of Feldenkrais Method with Jacek Paszkowski
2010 – 2016
Practice and exploration of scientific evidences for Mindfulness
Finished studies on Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw
Qi Gong became everyday training. Since then I have practiced with some great teachers of Tai Chi and Qi Gong (for example: Mariusz Sroczyński, Zhou Xuan Yun, Marek Baliński) always coming back to Ron.
Started cooperation in the project of Akademia W Gruncie Ruchu and W Gruncie Ruchu
Started one on one training with Ron and took over organizing Path of Dao events in Poland
I found out about Ron from the person that I trust. You can’t trust online reviews so much, but if you’re wondering if meeting Ron is for you, you can only trust your intuition.
For me, work with Ron was about exploring fundamental levels and changing habits that were harmful to my body. He is a real teacher, and before I met him, I didn’t know I needed his teachings so badly.
Meeting and starting work with Ron was for me to settle again in my body. Confrontation with the old tension and bringing consciousness back into closed, forgotten, and lifeless parts of the body is like being born again.
When I started practicing Qigong, my life has completely transformed in both the private and professional parts. On my way of life, I finally found a guide who teaches me to meet my own power and stand in it on my own feet - figuratively and literally.
Ron is an exceptionally gifted teacher. Several workshops and retreats I’ve participated in gave me a much deeper understanding of the energy of my body and mind. Ron’s dedication and precision helps me to bring knowledge and experience from lessons to my life. Everyday practice allows me to overcome everyday stress or obstacles and stimulate personal growth.
I have been participating regularly for 10 years in Qi Gong workshops led in Poland by Ron and I practice every day as much as possible. I keep fit and healthy at the age of 75. I can also help my patients better (I have been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine for 30 years now). I have a lot of liking for Ron for the fact that he smoothly combines very high expectations and requirements of participants and his own with support and care. He is perfect in his teachings not for the fact that he goes into detailed technical instructions but that he can consistently communicate the essence and depth of Qi Gong.
During every session, I experience the immediate use of this practice. First of all, my physical and mental presence increases. Thanks to Ron’s very logical and pragmatic explanations, concepts are revealed to me which slowly merge as a big whole. Ron teaches principles that go beyond the sheer physical motions and extend to all my areas of life. Absolutely mindblowing.
I've been on inner search for over twenty years. Ron is the teacher I always wanted to meet. Practice under his guidance, universal wisdom he gives us is something unique in this crazy world, where pseudo-teachers multiplied. I wished only to have more time to practice because it results in my greater peace of heart and better vitality. At the end of each workshop and retreat I thank him personally or quietly in my mind with words 'Thank you, Ron for being here.
Ron Timm is a master teacher, an expert in his field. If you want guidance with learning how to meditate or starting a daily Qi Gong practice – look no further. I can highly recommend his healing classes & energizing retreats where you’ll be introduced to mindful exercises which will quickly produce noticeable benefits on all levels – mind, body and soul. Get started today!
Through the work with Qi I can develop a more subtle and more differentiated perception, which enlarges my diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. At the same time, I learn to deal with my own energetic resources. The basic understanding of Qi, which we develop during the trainings is not only a support in the professional field, but facilitates every aspect of my life. Ron has the skill to transport the deep wisdoms of Daoism with clarity, pragmatism, lightness and contagious enthusiasm.
Between the age of 12 and 23 I sustained several concussions and whiplashes. I suffered from reduced mobility in the area of the cerebral spine as well as from strong tiredness after any effort. Through Qi Gong I found back to my mobility.
After several years of Taiji with another teacher I was surprised how little basic knowledge I had. In a short time with Ron (and intense private lessons) I got important insights and strongly demanding exercises. With Ron I feel seen, challenged and supported.