It is my mission to inspire people to connect what is truly of value.Mattijs M. van Katwijk
During my adolescence I first got interested in daoist philosophy. After my intellectual education my development was thorougly deepened by training with many international teachers in daoist health and martial arts. Less ‘brainy’, I became aware of the connection between mind and body and between man and nature. Integrating oriental methods for personal development and energy management in a modern context has since been my main interest. I intend to convey my experience and understanding clear and enthousiastically. With structure, creativity and a lot of humour.
In 1998 I began practicing in the Universal Healing Tao with Inge Maassen and Reinoud Eleveld. Since then I have also been practising Aikido with 5th Dan Sensei Franciska van Leeuwen. I was certified as Qi Gong instructor with ‘Ren Mai’, Rotterdam in 2004 and in 2005 I was certified instructor in the Universal Healing Tao in Changmai Thailand. In China I studied with Young Master Xiao Yao and teacher Hu Xue Zhi. Other teachers that were of importance are Juan Li (I Ching Dao), Masahiro Ouchi (Tao Zen), Peter ‘The Dynamics of Standing Still’ den Dekker (Yi Chuan), Lilian Kluivers (Do-In Academy) and Adam Mizner (Heaven Man Earth). I am now training with Damo Mitchell (Lotus Nei Gong).
I love art, cinema and horses. And cats, of course. I am director of Studio MENG in the Hague, where I teach and organise seminars on personal development. Increasingly I devotes myself to MENG Elementair werk, inspiring companies to embrace a more holistic approach to their human capital.