Discover Wild Goose Qigong
 (Dayan Qigong)

Nurture Your Body , Mind and Spirit the Qigong Way

What is Wild Goose Qigong ?
Welcome to our website! We provide information on Wild Goose Qigong, (a specific style of Qigong), highlighting its unique benefits and advantages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, our resources and local class details can help you enhance your health and well-being.

Wild Goose Qigong also known as Daoist Kunlun Dayan Qigong, is almost 2000 years old. This system of moving meditation exercises dates back to the Jin Dynasty. It has been passed through 29 generations to the current Grandmaster, Chen Zhi (pictured). He is the grandson of the famous former Grandmaster, Yang Meijun (1903 - 2002), who  first made these Qigong exercises public in Beijing, during the late 1970s.

 In China, it is also known as Dayan yangsheng gong, which means, Wild Goose wellbeing exercises. Wild Goose Qigong is well known for its self-nurturing, self-healing properties. This type of Qigong uses very precise, carefully choreoghraphed dance-like routines, which we call Forms. It is essential to be as accurate as possible when performing these, as we need to align specific acu-points during the practise. If you are not accurate, you will not gain the maximum benefit. it is also described as a moving meditation

The forms are performed in a slow, relaxed manner, similar in appearance to Tai Chi, but the emphasis here is on the yin/yang balance of stretching/relaxing whilst breathing in/out. The forms have been scientifically developed over time using TCM and acupuncture knowledge.
Wild Goose Qigong is well known for its curative effects. Externally it can strengthen the body, make the hair and skin softer, and improve balance, suppleness and flexibility. Internally it is "massaging" the internal organs. Grandmaster Chen Chuangang said, " Wild Goose Qigong is a nurturing process. The First 64 is a miracle, amazing training with good results for eveyone, but it must be original, accurate and honest.  It should always be done softly and with a calm heart."

The Wild Goose Qigong First and Second 64 both work on maintaining and improving health, but the system also offers additonal, supplimentary exercises with specific help for the liver, kidneys, heart, stomach etc., for those with chronic ailments. There are also meditation techniques to accompany the forms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine does not seperate the mind and body, but takes a holistic approach.
Emotional problems can also benefit by working with the corresponding internal organs.
 As the movementsof Wild Goose Qigong are working on the meridians and acu-points, it can be described as self acupuncutre without the needles!   The movements automatically harmonise the internal enegy, balancing the Yin and Yang, and bringing the body into balance, to improve health and wellbeing.
The Wild Goose Forms and their potential
The Wild Goose Qigong system consists of  74 forms, some long and some very short. It also contains meditation techniques.

The first stage is to learn and practise the forms known as the 1st 64 and the 2nd 64.This is the foundation of the system and opens the vertical meridians, develops the 3 Dantians, and starts the self-healing processes.These forms are already a high level of Qigong.

Stage 2 is to develop the 5 Yin organs, the spleen, liver, heart, lungs and kidneys.
Here we learn:
Patting the Meridians Gong
Protecting the Liver gong
Kunlun Bagua Qigong
Eight Character Waist Pulling Gong
Kidney Strengthening Gong
Protecting the Heart Gong
Kunlun 11 Form
Qigong for the Stomach

Stage 3 is training the meridians, collaterals and the Zang Fu organs to interact , and to spiral the Qi.
Tripod and Spiral Gong is part of this stage.

Stage 4 is the "Soft" forms, Soft Palms Qigong, Soft Fists Qigong etc. Practise of these Forms can help to exhaust disease and nourish the spirit. It allows us to purify our our Qi Field, preventing illness.

Stage 5 strengthens the Qi by combining quick and slow movements, internal Qi and external muscle. This will improve the physical strength, and develop the speed of the internal and external communication of the human Qi field.
Dayan Fist
Dayan Palm

This is just a small section of the Wild Goose syllabus, but more than enough to practice!

You will find lots of videos relating to these exercises on You Tube. Our channel is called Suejo Johnson Wild Goose Qigong
Yang Meijun 
Born in Shanghai in 1903, Yang Meijun moved to Beijing, as a child, to live with her grandfather, Yang Deshan.  When she was about 13, Yang Deshan,  began teaching her the Wild Goose Qigong system. He told her not to teach to others until she was 70! As she was the best student in his group, he told her that she would become the 27th Generation Inheritor of the skill.

In 1927 the Chinese Civil War broke out, and around this time Yang Meijun married. Chen Chuangang was born in 1929, followed by two more boys and a girl. She kept her Wild Goose Qigong secret from her family, getting up at 3.00 am to practise. Chen Chuangang remembers visiting Daoist Temples with his mother, but not understanding the significance.

When the Japanese invaded in 1937 the family fled Beijing and became seperated from each other. In 1942 Chen Chuangang briefly met up with Yang Meijun in Han Dan. However contact was lost again. Soon after Chen Chuangang joined the Chinese army. They would not see each other again for 36 years! During the Cultural Revolution many people were relocated.

In 1978 Yang Meijun began teaching in a park in Beijing, and soon she became famous for her healing skills. The Wild Goose Qigong was gaining in popularity. Finally in 1980 Mother and Son were reunited. Chen Chuangang began his study of the Wild Goose System and by the late 1990s he was accompanying his mother to teach in many provinces.
He became the 28th Generation Inheritor in 1998. Yang Meijun passed away in 2002.

The only known video of Yang Meijun performing a form from the Wild Goose Qigong system.

Qigong Classes

Join our Wild Goose Qigong classes led by experienced instructors to learn and practice the fundamental techniques. Contact us for details of classes in: Altrincham with Sheila Taylor on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, and in Bury with Sue Johnson Thursday and Friday at 10.45am. Private lessons and Instructor training by appointment, with Sue Johnson. Please contact for details.

Qigong Workshops

Participate in our immersive Wild Goose Qigong workshops to dive deeper into the practice. Held in Bury, North Manchester, these are led by Sue Johnson. With over 30 years experience, and having been trained by the Grandmaster, Sue has a friendly, informal approach to her teaching.

Qigong Retreats

A Qigong retreat will immerse you in a tranquil environment and also fast-track your learning of Wild Goose Qigong. Connect with nature, rejuvenate your body, and nourish your soul. If you would like to organize a retreat, our instructors will be willing to provide the tuition. Please get in touch.

Chen Zhi


In December 2021 Chen Zhi became the current Grandmaster. Born in 1962, the son of Grandmaster Chen Chuangang, he began training at the age of 18 with his grandmother Yang Meijun. He lives in Wuhan, but teaches in many parts of China, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Fu Lixin.

Chen Chuangang

Grandmaster (retired)

Chen Chuangang became Grandmaster of the Wild Goose Qigong system, in 1999. He succeeded his mother Yang Meijun. He has worked to promote the correct teaching of Wild Goose Qigong, ensuring that there is a standard, correct, method to each movement, and not many fragmented variations. This has been done with reference to the teachings handed down from Yang Deshan, his Great Grandfather.

Sue Johnson

Bury Instructor

Sue began her WG journey in 1990. From 2007 - 2014 she studied with Dr Bingkun Hu, (a student of Yang Meijun). Then is 2016, 2017 and 2019 she studied in Wuhan, China with the Grandmaster. She has been teaching Wild Goose Qigong in classes and workshops since 1992. Sue teaches in the Manchester (UK) area, from beginner level to Instructor training.

Sheila Taylor

Altrincham Instructor

Sheila was looking for a Tai Chi class when in 2005, she discovered by accident, Wild Goose Qigong! She also trained with Dr Bingkun Hu during his UK workshops between 2007 -2014. She has twice trained in Wuhan, China with the Grandmaster in 2017 and 2019. Sheila runs a weekly evening class in Altrincham and has also conducted retreats in North Wales.

  • Manchester, UK

Please contact us for information about classes and workshops, or to find instructors in other locations.