About Tanou

I’ve always had a strong drive and desire to know, see and experience more of this world.

I dedicated over 10 years to the intense practice and study in Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong in Asia in this search and in the years after.

I’ve always had a strong drive and desire to know, see and experience more of this world.
After some deeply traumatizing experiences in my childhood, loosing my brother when I was 9 years old, some spiritual experiences in my teens and a continuing deep yearning for more wholeness, I left Austria at the age of 19 as large part of who I was was left out by my education and longed to live.

Behind all confusion my heart and true capacities wanted to bloom. I dedicated over 10 years to the intense practice and study in Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong in Asia in this search and in the years after. I am utterly grateful to the various monasteries, places and different teachers that served me in my clarity and helped develop my skills and grounding.

It’s been a ride of an adventure through a huge territory of practices, healing modalities, different meditative and embodiment disciplines, shadow and emotional work, body centered psychotherapy, relating and communication practices, psychic and intuitive trainings, reiki, martial arts, retreats, spiritual technologies, shamanic journeys, fasting and nutritional development, communities and many of life’s lessons in my ongoing zest for learning and offering healing and awakening in the most accessible, loving and effective way possible.

I really want to show that to people that they really can heal and awaken. I see after all that beautiful trouble I myself have arrived and continue to arrive at a ever more natural and relaxed openness, appreciation and trust in the path, the way things are and everything that life brings.

I feel that I am blessed to live now the life that I didn’t dream of was possible.

Currently I enjoy to offer these wholesome tools and experiences in a condensed, essential and baggage free way to people who want to make a positive change in and with their lives. It’s a great joy now for me to run classes, retreats, growth-oriented men’s circles and individual sessions. I also lead people on special journeys and trainings to magical places in Asia.

I see my work as a grounded integration and synthesis of the paths of Meditation (awareness practices), Qi Gong (energy cultivation), human growth psychology and Yoga (body/mind strengthening and communing with the divine).

I see my work as a down-to-earth integration and synthesis of the ways of meditation (mindfulness practices), Qi Gong (energy cultivation), human developmental psychology and yoga (body / mind strengthening and connection with God).

A sunset surf under one of the most amazing plays I’ve ever witnessed inspired this poem.

Surfing,
What a deep and intimate connection,
plunging my arms and body into the water of nature,
rolling and riding on what’s here,
sublime fine clarity and awareness,
showing itself as the veils of clouds niand sun colours passing,
reflecting itself on the water back and forward, ever new,
in all but an expression of its mysterious emerging and unfolding.
I don’t want to miss you anymore and any less,
Let me hold you sacred ground and see you even in the darkest places of your infinite web.

On hurt, solution with non resolution and spirituality that is about Intimacy.
Experienced like most of us,
Thorough mistreatment and deepest betrayals of trust,
Lied to, led on, projected agressions on, abandoned,
No apologies, portrait as my fault,
All happened as if must.
Misunderstood, unheard and unseen even by those closest and the ones trusted the most.
Wounds cracked opened to earlier abuses and neglects by our culture,
Put by Life having and needing to deal with this seeming torture.
Lucky to have found in this Oceans waves,
And gone for truly skillful and empowering ways.
Grateful for the healing spaces.
Where all the hate and flames can rage,
Tears and all come out of its cage,
Where all the whaling can unboundedly storm,
Where all the hidden voices can now aloud be heard and take their places,
Where all the intellectual dots,
and heart and guts connect and link up,
Past, present, future and the Unborn.
To be whole!
and no more try to be a sage.
Fully human, deeply intimate with All that I am,
No more bullshit as I’m including as healthy anger my rage.
Trusting as I’m bringing my core to the fore.

On Pains’ Grace
Sitting by the rocks and lake,
Can’t help but no more escape, the wrenching torn in my heart and guts.
Stories running wild in my mind, turning up the flames how they were hurtful, ignorant and unkind.
But wait,
Grabbing wisdoms way to turn towards.
Settling, sitting with and surrounding the pain,
Like all around it,
softly,
til even sitting in it,
Seeing it
Stripped from the resistance to it,
Hanging out with it,
Sudden care emerging and
Freed from sufferings chain.
The pain no less but held in care.
Compassion to myself rising and everyone out there with similar hurt affair.
What a benefit, what a novel Grace,
Daring to look into our pains truly hurting face.

Selection of my certifications

Insight into my curriculum vitae

2006-07

First meditation retreats in Burma and deepening of Yoga-Asana and breathwork with burmese teachers

2006-07

2007-08

Beginning to teach first classes in Austria; retreats with internationally renowned teacher and monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya, journey to India for Yoga study.

2007-08

2008

India, completion of first Yoga teacher training and a longer phase of extensive study and practice of the philosophy of Yoga and different Asana styles (classic Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga)

2008

2008 - 2009

Completion of second certified teacher training, longer stays in buddhist monasteries in Burma for the integration and furthering of the various practices

2008 - 2009

2009-11

Two years in Bali: many months of training with a Qi Gong master; further developing the Yoga with other teacher friends

2009-11

2011

Two months with a shaman master in the Amazon; til date and in this year countless of workshops and courses on the theme of healing, development and integral consciousness

2011

2012-13

One year with my work in renowned Ayurveda Hotel Sonnhof in Austria; including 1-month training with Shaolin masters Shi Yan Hao and Shi Yan Bao; and the start of a 3-year training with communication and spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl; leading of my first Qi Gong and health retreats

2012-13

2013

2 months in Southeast Asia, this time 3 weeks with grandmaster Mantak Chia for the deepening of advanced Qi Gong practices for 2 weeks in complete darkness. After that and until now continued my training under Shaolin masters Shi Yan hao and Shi Yan Bao in Qi Gong, Taiji and Kung Fu;

2013

2013-14

Leading men’s circles; Founding of a company and the birth of Tanou Energy Work; further education as a productivity coach. Teaching gymnastics and expression in schools and workshops in various, conscious festivals over Europe.

2013-14

2015

Teaching in schools and in my old gymnastics team, Trainings in the US with Robert Augustus Masters and others; leading international workshops and expansion of Bali Qi Gong journeys through moving Tanou Energy Work to Bali

2015

2016

More international trainings and leading retreats, Coaching Bali sports teams, Professional Psychotherapy training with Robert Augustus Masters

2016

2017-18

Teaching courses in Portugal, USA, Bali-Indonesia; deepening of the work with children, mentoring orphan teenagers and young adults and continuing individual healing sessions

2017-18

2019

Kids and orphan children work, mentoring athletes and young orphan adults, Qi Gong retreats, individual healing sessions

2019

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