Rayén Antón

Rayén started her path into Chinese medicine in 2002 and then graduated as TCM practitioner in the Fundación Europea de Medicina Tradicional China in Barcelona. Later she continued studying various types of Japanese acupuncture with Stephen Birch learning Manaka style, Meridian Therapy, Shonishin, and graduated in 2007 as Toyohari practitioner with the European Branch of Toyohari Association.

In 2011 started her path with Engaging Vitality studying with Charles Chace and Dan Bensky, and she fully integrated the Engaging Vitality approach into her practice ever since. She now runs the Engaging Vitality spanish study groups and also teaches the introductory module in Spain, and Modules 3 and 4 throughout Europe and the United States.  

She has been working as well with Prof. Manuel Rodríguez in Barcelona for his TCM, Manaka, Meridian Therapy and Paediatric trainings since 2005, and was part of his clinic team since 2003 and since 2010 she added running her private acupuncture practice in Barcelona.

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Ferdinand Beck

Ferdinand is learning Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and other related topics since 1995. He has been introduced to the Engaging Vitality approach by Charles Chace and Dan Bensky in 2011, where he now teaches basic classes, assists intermediate classes and supervises study groups. His clinical background ranges from TCM to Japanese Toyohari acupuncture, as well as visceral manipulation in the tradition of J.P. Barral. All now incorporated within the Engaging Vitality framework. Ferdinand maintains a private practice near Munich, Germany.

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Manuel Rodriguez

Manuel has been in the East Asian medicine field since 1992, coming from a background of Aikido and other east asian martial arts. 
He's now a practitioner and teacher of Acupuntura Biodinámica Clásica, Paediatric acupuncture and care, Dr. Manaka's yin-yang balancing method, Meridian Therapy, Engaging Vitality and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Manuel received his graduate and postgraduate from Beijing Yiyao Daxue (University of Traditional Medicine and Pharmacopea), specializing in Manaka, Shonishin and Toyohari methods.

Invited teacher at Universidad Finis Terrae (Chile) and EIMCO (Chile), Director of  Master on Pediatric Acupuncture (FEMTC). 
President of Asociación de Acupuntura Clásica. 
Author of "Pediatría en Medicina China" (2008). "Cuídalos" (2008), "Teoría básica de la MTC" (2011), "Estandar Internacional Chino-Español, Nomenclatura básica de Medicina China" (2011), "Restoring Order in Health and Chinese Medicine" (2104), Acupuntura Biodinámica Clásica (2016), Tratamiento de Síntomas (2017), and Preparación del acupuntor. (2017). Several papers and translations in specialized journals of TEAM. 
Codirector of Social Clinic (Barcelona).

Currently living in Barcelona, Manuel has managed his own practice since 1999, and teaches in Spain as well as in Latin América.

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Felix de Haas

Felix has studied and practiced East Asian medicine for over 30 years . His own journey has been through different aspects of East Asian Medicine with a strong focus on the classics and the surrounding body of East Asian philosophical literature and history. 

He has studied and practiced different approaches to acupuncture and herbal medicine including, Chinese and Japanese forms such as 5 element acupuncture, Manaka, and Toyohari. He has also studied the underlying Chinese philosophy, the history of Chinese Medicine, as well as forms of Inner Cultivation. The last decade he has specialized in the Engaging Vitality approach.

Felix has studied with several outstanding masters including Francois Ramakers, Bob Flaws, Stephen Birch, Yanagista Sensei, Takai Sensei, Dan Bensky , Charles Chace and Volker Scheid.

He has two clinics in the Netherlands and teaches the basic module program of Engaging Vitality as well as the intermediate modules on the Mid-space and Ignition. He also teaches  postgraduate courses about the philosophical and historical aspects of Traditional East Asian Medicine. He is a co-author of the upcoming book on Engaging Vitality with Dan Bensky, Charles Chace and Rayén Antón.

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Bart Wintjes

Bart is an acupuncturist with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He started 30 years ago as a physiotherapist and manual therapist. Originally Bart followed the Anglo Dutch Program given by Ted Kaptchuk for acupuncturists and herbalists. After that he further studied orthomolecular nutrition, and then continued deepening into different Japanese acupuncture styles as Toyohari and Manaka taught by Steven Birch, Junko Ida and Toyo Hari’s Advanced program.

He studied frequently with Japanese Masters such as Yanagista Sensei and Takai Sensei. He has integrated and applied all his learned matter into practice.
Along with Felix de Haas, in 2011 Bart started studying with Charles Chace and later with Dan Bensky. Since 2014 he has been a teaching assistant and instructor at the Engaging Vitality core trainings.
Bart has a practice in Friesland, Netherlands.

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