Wild Goose Qigong - UK

 Nurture your mind, body and spirit the Qigong way 

Wild Goose Qigong = Dayan Yangsheng Gong = Wild Goose Wellbeing Skill

Wild Goose Qigong or Dayan Qigong 大雁气功 as it has been known, has a new name in China. Since 2018 it has now become Dayan Yangsheng Gong  大雁养生功

Yangsheng means - to preserve one's health, or to keep in good health. So the new name means - Wild Goose Wellbeing skill 

Although westerners are familiar with the name Wild Goose Qigong, the word Qigong is difficult to understand. The new name really is more descriptive of what this exercise system is about.  Wellbeing, self healing, self nurturing, follow these exercises to improve your lifestyle. Come and join us to balance your inner energy, learn to relax, be happy and develop your Wild Goose Qigong, your Wild Goose Wellbeing Skill. 

Email: taichi.college@yahoo.co.uk    Tel:(+44) 0161 762 0609

"Dayan" translates literally as "big bird" or "wild goose".
 It is believed that the founder  or creator of the Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Yangsheng Gong) was a Daoist monk named Dao An (312 - 385 AD). Born in Hebei, he was a Master of Buddhist, Daoist and Confucian philosophy at a very high level.

However the system remained secret, only handed down through family members,  until 1978 when it was first made public by Grandmaster Yang Meijun, (pictured left) who by then was already over 80 years old. Having been taught by her Grandfather, Yang Deshan,  from the age of 13, she was the 27th Generation Inheritor of the skill.
Grandmaster Yang Meijun lived to be 106!   (1895 - 2002)
(more information about her on the page called Yang Meijun)
Wild Goose Qigong, also known as Dayan Qigong 大雁气功, or Dayan Yangsheng Gong大雁养生功, is a health qigong exercise system that was developed during the Jin Dynasty, approximately 1800 years ago, as a way of helping to improve people's quality of life. (pre dating Tai Chi Chuan by over 1000 years!)  Dao An (312 -385), who is considered the Ancestor/ Creator, was brought up with an in depth knowledge of Daoism. Later in his life he was responsible for translation of Buddhist scriptures.  He is credited with starting the tradition of all ordained Monks taking the name "Shi". When he died aged 74, his body was free of disease.
The movements of Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Yangsheng Gong) have evolved from ancient martial arts movements into a self help, wellbeing system that can be used to open the acupuncture points and regulate the flow of Qi  throughout the whole body. When the mind and body come into a state of harmony, stress is reduced and a sense of wellbeing is gained.

Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Qigong) is:-
  • self help, self healing, breath control,
  • mind and body exercise, meditation, mindfulness
  • wellbeing, life enhancement, energy movement
  • self nurturing, self cultivation, relaxation
Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Yangsheng Gong) movements follow the principles of yin and yang as in "nourishing" and "dispersing", breathing in and breathing out, gently stretching and then relaxing the body. 
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Wild Goose Qigong stimulates the flow of energy through the meridians to bring balance and harmony to the inner organs, which in turn can aid respiration, digestion, nervous and cardiovascular ailments. It can maintain joint mobility, suppleness and flexibility.  It has also shown a cure in some instances of epilepsy, psychosis, arthritis and even Cancer! 
Find out how the gentle movements of Wild Goose Qigong can help you move towards a more healthy,  relaxed, refreshing lifestyle. Today, in our fast-paced modern world, the quest for balance and peace with our existence matters even more. Wild Goose Qigong (Dayan Yangsheng Gong) can help you to achieve a sense of wellbeing and a healthy life balance.
 Grandmaster Chen Chuangang, the son of Yang Meijun, has continued his mother's work in promoting the Wild Goose Qigong system.
Grandmaster Chen Chuangang is working to ensure that there are no deviations to the exercise system which has been handed down through 27 generations to him. He succeeded his Mother as head of the Wild Goose system in 1998, when she retired from teaching.

Towards the end of Yang Meijun's life her teaching was not so accurate and many variations have evolved as a result. Grandmaster Chen has tried to standardise the system so that, no matter where in the World we are, we are all continuing with the same accuracy of movements, keeping it original, accurate and honest. 
Today his son Chen Zhi and his daughter-in-law Fu Lixin also help to assist with the teaching and promoting of the Wild Goose system. 

Wild Goose Qigong - UK is proud to be the first UK group of Wild Goose Qigong Instructors and practitioners who have trained in Wuhan, China with  Grandmaster Chen Chuangang, the son of the famous Grandmaster Yang Meijun.

Based near Manchester, we teach the Original, Authentic, Accurate version that was handed down by Grandmaster Yang Meijun to her son, from declaring him her inheritor in 1988 until she passed away in 2002.

Most of our classes are in the North West, but we can arrange an Instructor if you are interested in a workshop or a taster session. Or if you are interested in teaching in your area, just contact us for details of Instructor training. Learn from the original teachings! email; taichi.college@yahoo.co.uk

  • Gain new found energy, Feel Refreshed 
  • Learn how this self-nurturing practice can improve your wellbeing
  • Let this powerful, self-healing system, developed in China,  help you!

Learn the delightful Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64

This video shows the Grandmaster performing the 1st 64 at the age of 89! We start our beginners with this gentle relaxing routine. 

More Qigong videos are available on our You Tube page, search for "Suejo Johnson Wild Goose Qigong" . You will also find some more videos on the pages of this website.