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Angela  Verkade

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Angela J.H. Verkade

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“At age 5 I started practicing gymnastics and later added dancing. Later on I explored karate & taekwondo and developed a deep fascination for ancient cultures. Instead of following my heart, I was diverted to a more accepted, yet very different path that gave me an experience of life but went against my nature, so that I came to lose the connection with my inner body. Ignoring the signs, I became seriously ill in 2013. In my search for solutions to deal with my limitations, qigong came my way. In 2014 I started studying TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with a specialization in Yang Style Taijiquan (Zheng Manqing tradition) and Medical Qigong.After three months of practice my medication was reduced to zero and I started feeling better and better. From then on my fascination for Chinese Culture & Philosophy, Martial Arts, Qigong & TCM increased even more. After meeting Dan KJ Vercammen in 2020, I switched to Dong and Yue Styles Taijiquan and began learning Yuanqigong, Taoist Internal Alchemy, Taoist Medicine, and Internal Martial Arts (Shidaxing, Xingyiquan, and Baguazhang). I'm deeply grateful to be able to study Chinese Culture and Chinese Philosophy, as well as Classical Chinese, with Dr. Vercammen. From 2020 onwards I've been assisting Dan Vercammen in &"

I'm a Taoist Lifestyle coach/practitioner, specializing in TCM, Footreflex, Tuina & Chinese Martial Arts and Strenght & Mobility Programs. Assisting Prof. dr. Dan Vercammen with classes & organising events with TaoistStudies.Org and China Arts College. I am also responsible for the (Financial) Administration & (Social Media) Marketing of TaoistStudies.Org &


  • 1981-1991

Gymnast, regional champion The Netherlands

  • 1993-1997  

Drum & Buglecorps colorguard, European Champion A class (1996/1997)

  • 2001-2019   

CFO & CMO, iZyX! SMB Network Management, Lelystad, Netherlands, 

  • 2008

higher education; studied Financial Administration & Business Strategies, Leiden, Netherlands

  • 2011

Finalist Businesswomen of the Year (2011) (province Flevoland, Netherlands)

  • 2013

(Audience) Award winner, ICT Entrepeneur of the Netherlands (2013)

  • 2014-2017

higher education; TCM & Lifestyle coach/practitioner with specialization in Taijiquan (Zheng Manqing or Cheng Man-ch'ing) & Qigong. BOCAM, Tilburg, Netherlands

  • 2016

higher education specialization in medical qigong BOCAM, Tilburg, Netherlands

  • 2017

higher education PSBK psychosocial fundamental knowledge, specialisation in Narcissism & Münchhausen by proxy syndrome, Vita opleidingen, Zeewolde, Netherlands

  • 2017-2018

Taijiquan (Yáng Lùchán / Yang Lu-ch'an or Yang Fukui) BOCAM, Tilburg, Netherlands

  • 2017-2019

higher education Footreflex Western & TCM Total Health Academy, specialisation in Chinflex Professional, The Woman & Fertility, den Haag (Rijswijk), The Netherlands 

  • 2018-2021

TCM/TuiNa/Footreflex practioner/business owner Nei Jing Tu, Living from inner strenght, Lelystad/Raalte, Netherlands

  • 2018

 higher education Guasha/(Fire)cupping/Moxa specialisation Rep your Body, Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands 

  • 2018

higher education Footreflex & Body craniosacral specialisation Total Health Academy, Breda, The Netherlands 

  • 2018

higher education Eye Diagnostics, Western & TCM Vita opleidingen, Zeewolde, Netherlands

  • 2018

higher education Auriculo, ear acupuncture Qing Bai Academy, Amersfoort, Netherlands

  • 2018-2020

higher education TuiNa therapeutical massage Total Health Academy, Wijhe, Netherlands

  • 2019-2020

Nine Star Ki, Reb your body, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

  • 2020- present

studies Master of Taoist Arts, specialisation: Internal Martial Arts, Chinese Culture & Philosophy, Taoist Chinese Medicine, Classical Chinese, Internal Alchemy (Neidan), China Arts College/Taoist, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2023- present

Taoist Lifestyle coach/practitioner/ business owner, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Courses

Classical Chinese Language, Classical Chinese Philosophy, Internal Martial Arts (Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xinyiliuhequan/Xingyiquan), Taoist Internal Alchemy, Traditional Chinese Medicine: Taoist Massage (Tuina- Anmo), Qi-harmonization, Yuanqigong (health exercises, breath training, self-massage), VAS & Classical Chinese Pulse diagnostics & other relevant courses.

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