Fundi Yaokai

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Fundi (title in lineage)Yaokai is a sixth-generation teacher of Secret Yang Tai Chi Quan. He is a body-conscious, community-oriented facilitator of new potentials in bringing forth understandings of interpersonal communication to adults and teenagers. As a strong leader in his community, he has obtained a plethora of skills and abundance of experiences. For 20 years Yaokai has supported the needs of youth through managing wilderness therapy programs, working as a Residential Program Director in teenage group homes & owning a business in AZ that catered to teens discovering themselves on rope courses & wilderness rock climbing. In addition to his experience with teenagers he has helped many of adults navigating their way through life’s challenges and the relationships they find themselves in using the principles of the Tao along with his deep understanding of the Human Design System.

 

Tai Chi Quan 

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Tai Chi Quan (T'ai ge ch'üan,) is an ancient internal Chinese martial art practiced for its health wellness, meditation movements, and personal defense training. known for slow and precise movements that stretch the body into alignment, while cultivating internal power flow, known as Qi (chi). It’s principal focus is maintaining balance, yielding to forces, and redirecting energy. The theories and practices of Tai Chi Quan are aligned with the philosophical principles of Taoism and Chinese medicine.

 

Tai Chi Quan provides a wide range of health benefits. Outside of my own

 experience that supports these findings, studies have shown that it drastically:

  • Improves overall strength, coordination, and balance

  • Promotes flexibility while reducing Pain and stiffness

  • Reduces stress and supports deeper, more restorative sleep

  • Enhances the immune system and improves functioning of the

  • respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestion systems of the

  • body while also lowering blood pressure

  • Enhances vitality, increases drive, improves alertness

 

 

 

Tai chi Quan is an excellent means for meditation. It can be a powerful tool to

deepen awareness, & refine one’s ability to relax and cultivate inner peace. The movements and standing postures naturally bring one’s breath

into harmony while supporting the balance of body, mind & Spirit.

 

Tai Chi Quan ultimately encourages balance and promotes the mind for peaceful

outcomes. However, the same meditative movements found in it’s form also have

martial applications. It’s philosophy and execution involves yielding & redirecting

 energy as a fundamental principal in combat. These ancient techniques are

 effective in self defense & an overall increase in strength & personal empowerment.

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Yaokai's Story

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The Outward Journey

Yaokai has been a strong leader in community for decades. Through his personal journey he has obtained a plethora of skills and abundance of experiences. These include owning a business catering to kids discovering themselves in nature, working as an EMT firefighter, and helping developmentally challenged adults live independently.  For four years, Yaokai further developed his understanding of learning and supporting the needs of youth, as he worked directly with teenagers finding their way in wilderness therapy. He carried on this work in many different youth groups, ranging from YMCA teen programs to local mentoring groups.

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INNER AWAKENINGS

Yaokai’s story is full of significant moments that propelled his growth forward into new foundations and understanding. One of his first major shifts came through a life changing dialogue with his own body and Spirit. His marriage of six years ended suddenly and he was struggling, suffering deep back pain and digestive dis-ease. Important, new questions began to surface...  ‘What is energy and how does it affect me?  How does my body connect to my emotions? Why do I feel so disconnected?’
These were questions that began an ongoing quest to deeper understanding.  During his search, Yaokai discovered a vast array of wisdom never imagined. Among these findings, was the ancient martial arts Tai Chi Quan, that encompasses yielding and redirecting energy. Here was a study that rejuvenated energy flow and alignment throughout his body, while palpably balancing his emotions and mind.  Known for it’s health benefits and support in longevity, this sacred practice of Tai Chi Quan became the road to recovery for Yaokai. For the first time in his life connection to mind, body, soul and energy flow were present.  This became a new foundation for him to build upon. Before long, his back repaired itself and his digestion improved beyond expectation. His life began to change in profound ways. The answer became Tai Chi Quan!
After finding teachers and over fourteen years of study, Yaokai continued to journey inward, gathering more knowledge.  He was discovering the language of energetic flow & universal vibration, while finding further understanding about humanity and his role in it.  His destiny as a teacher became clear.

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FUNDAMENTAL TEACHINGS AND PHILOSOPHY

Yaokai is ever changing in his approach to connecting with people, however fundamental foundations have emerged that he draws upon. Finding and following flow has become the key to his life. In other words, following his inner guidance, which naturally opens up pathways of least resistance. “You can only make right choices” is his philosophy; based on the strong belief that everyone has a unique path to shine within. Through connecting to emotional and body wisdom, Yaokai’s teachings guide others in breaking down their stories. His format uses unique communication strategies that help identify root needs and express core feelings. He believes in supporting people to free themselves of judgment and deepen knowing of their personal inner truths.

 

Relationship

Coaching

Self discovery and couples exploration

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“Yaokai is a master of presence. This quality was the most profound aspect of my time with him. To be so fully seen and witnessed without judgement is a true gift. The insights and reflections he offered assisted me in truly getting honest with myself on what was going on and how to change it." DC - Water Priestess Mystery School

 

Relationship and Self Coaching

Yaokai takes a new approach to how we navigate our relationships with self or others. he operates with an emphasis on balance, empathy, compassion and forgiveness while incorporating to principles of the Taoism and the Human design System.  Through clear communication practices and boundary setting exercises clients are able to empower themselves with tools to help with their safe expression of intimacy with others or better understanding of themselves in their own .  Sessions offer grounding emotional support with objective guidance to help clients experience safer, deeper, and more fulfilling connections. 

"I’ve never felt more excited to write a testimonial! This is because I can recommend Yaokai’s services with so much confidence. As a young mother, he personally helped me and my son’s father navigate through early days of parenthood. The space he held for us (both individually and as a mediator) brought so much clarity to our connection.  He provided non-biased reflections back to us so that we could notice the places where we were not meeting in our connection."  MS - Devoted Mother

Relationship Mediating

  Mediating is a important service that Yaokai provides for those in need for solutions. he has developed methods to help restore broken down communication and relations between many different types of relationships. Yaokai is skilled in bringing people together and finding solutions. Along side of his facilitated cooperation skills, Yaokai embodies the skill of listening; also known as Space Holding. This art incorporates a strong & grounding presence while offering significant observations, objective perspectives and suggested re-framing of one’s story. 

 

"Yaokai has held hope for me and dark times and shown me pathways to connection and joy that I could not see for myself. I wholeheartedly recommend him for coaching and support. He’s solid in the best way possible. A truly loving and generous soul whose path is quite clearly about helping others move towards love and peace."  MH -Professional Counselor

 

 

Personal Mentoring  

From teenagers to adults, Yaokai is skilled in the art of helping people find their way in life. Helping them navigate perceived resistance in one natural harmonious flow state. He specializes in specific teachings, clear guidance, grounded presence and an overwhelming amount of patience. He is able to help instill self empowerment, self-confidence and an overall sense of purpose. His deep understanding of interpersonal relations, humanistic programming, and other emotional influences has helped facilitate clients to thrive in their own personal growth and Deeper the foundation of the relationships with themselves and how they flow with their environments.

 

 "He guides individuals to feeling heard, understood, felt and seen.  Yaokai is a master space holder in this way. His honesty and presence have created a container where I have felt safe to unwind, be myself and tend to my relational core wounds." BW - Somatic Body worker

     

        

My Teacher

Nganga Tolo Naa

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Nganga Tolo Naa Who joined the ancestors Feb. 2020  founded  QuieScience Sacred Science Temple and co-founded the Afrakan Kupigana Ngumi System.  He created the Kiungo Cha Mkono (Shackled Hands Style) and was a traditional teacher & healer in the most ancient Afrakan traditions. He studied western herbal medicine from his father and was initiated in to African Rites of Passage by Dr. A. J. Mensah. He to studied from his mentor, Priest Medahochi K. Zannu. Nganga practiced and taught a broad range of martial arts in his 60 years of study. His teachers includes over thirty years of study with Prof. Huo Chi-Kwang (a noted scholar) in the internal arts. Nganga was a disciple of Grandmaster Lu Hung-Ping and Became a fourth generation of Cheng style Pa Kua Chuan (Bagua Zhang), fifth generation of Imperial Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji quan) and studied Shaolin Chuan from Master Hu Ling and Shorei Goju Karate from John Keehan. He has studied acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine with Dr. Han Yin-Lun. He was a student of various meditative disciplines, including Taoism  , Kundalini, Tantra , and Hatha yoga(s). He received initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tibetan Tantra meditation.

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Tai Chi Quan

"This will be the Greatest Investment you will ever make for yourself!"

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Tai Chi Quan (T'ai ge ch'üan,) is an ancient internal Chinese martial art practiced for its health wellness, meditation movements, and personal defense training. known for slow and precise movements that stretch the body into alignment, while cultivating internal power flow, known as Qi (chi). It’s principal focus is maintaining balance, yielding to forces, and redirecting energy. The theories and practices of Tai Chi Quan are aligned with the philosophical principles of Taoism and Chinese medicine.

 

Tai Chi Quan provides a wide range of health benefits. Outside of my own

 experience that supports these findings, studies have shown that it drastically:

  • Improves overall strength, coordination, and balance

  • Promotes flexibility while reducing Pain and stiffness

  • Reduces stress and supports deeper, more restorative sleep

  • Enhances the immune system and improves functioning of the

  • respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestion systems of the

  • body while also lowering blood pressure

  • Enhances vitality, increases drive, improves alertness

 

 

 

Tai chi Quan is an excellent means for meditation. It can be a powerful tool to

deepen awareness, & refine one’s ability to relax and cultivate inner peace. The movements and standing postures naturally bring one’s breath

into harmony while supporting the balance of body, mind & Spirit.

 

Tai Chi Quan ultimately encourages balance and promotes the mind for peaceful

outcomes. However, the same meditative movements found in it’s form also have

martial applications. It’s philosophy and execution involves yielding & redirecting

 energy as a fundamental principal in combat. These ancient techniques are

 effective in self defense & an overall increase in strength & personal empowerment.

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Relationship

Coaching

Self discovery and couples exploration

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“Yaokai is a master of presence. This quality was the most profound aspect of my time with him. To be so fully seen and witnessed without judgement is a true gift. The insights and reflections he offered assisted me in truly getting honest with myself on what was going on and how to change it." DC - Water Priestess Mystery School

 

Relationship and Self Coaching

Yaokai takes a new approach to how we navigate our relationships with self or others. he operates with an emphasis on balance, empathy, compassion and forgiveness while incorporating to principles of the Taoism and the Human design System.  Through clear communication practices and boundary setting exercises clients are able to empower themselves with tools to help with their safe expression of intimacy with others or better understanding of themselves in their own .  Sessions offer grounding emotional support with objective guidance to help clients experience safer, deeper, and more fulfilling connections. 

"I’ve never felt more excited to write a testimonial! This is because I can recommend Yaokai’s services with so much confidence. As a young mother, he personally helped me and my son’s father navigate through early days of parenthood. The space he held for us (both individually and as a mediator) brought so much clarity to our connection.  He provided non-biased reflections back to us so that we could notice the places where we were not meeting in our connection."  MS - Devoted Mother

Relationship Mediating

  Mediating is a important service that Yaokai provides for those in need for solutions. he has developed methods to help restore broken down communication and relations between many different types of relationships. Yaokai is skilled in bringing people together and finding solutions. Along side of his facilitated cooperation skills, Yaokai embodies the skill of listening; also known as Space Holding. This art incorporates a strong & grounding presence while offering significant observations, objective perspectives and suggested re-framing of one’s story. 

 

"Yaokai has held hope for me and dark times and shown me pathways to connection and joy that I could not see for myself. I wholeheartedly recommend him for coaching and support. He’s solid in the best way possible. A truly loving and generous soul whose path is quite clearly about helping others move towards love and peace."  MH -Professional Counselor

 

 

Personal Mentoring  

From teenagers to adults, Yaokai is skilled in the art of helping people find their way in life. Helping them navigate perceived resistance in one natural harmonious flow state. He specializes in specific teachings, clear guidance, grounded presence and an overwhelming amount of patience. He is able to help instill self empowerment, self-confidence and an overall sense of purpose. His deep understanding of interpersonal relations, humanistic programming, and other emotional influences has helped facilitate clients to thrive in their own personal growth and Deeper the foundation of the relationships with themselves and how they flow with their environments.

 

 "He guides individuals to feeling heard, understood, felt and seen.  Yaokai is a master space holder in this way. His honesty and presence have created a container where I have felt safe to unwind, be myself and tend to my relational core wounds." BW - Somatic Body worker

     

        

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Human Design is a new way of looking at oneself and the way one flows
in life. It is a construct for navigating the personal journey of the primordial
dualities of Yin and Yang; combining Astrology, the Chinese I’Ching, the
Hindu-Brahmin nine centered Chakras system and the Kabbalah Tree of Life.

Specifically tailored for each individual, this unique perspective offers
the opportunity to learn important knowledge, with intention of moving within life more harmoniously.

Human Design focuses on using auric energy fields, strategies for different
archetypes and individual inner-authorities. This revolutionary new
perspective is an effective & life long tool to navigate your personal journey. With 15+ years of experience Yaokai will guide you into a deep exploration of your story and can clearly help you understand your chart.  

Are you ready to understand yourself more fully and create useful strategies for your life? 

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Yaokai operates services out of the beautiful Big island of Hawaii

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Testimonials

 

“As a teacher and student of mindful movement, I often compare myself and the teachers I study with to Yaokai. I hope to be and find teachers that are as knowledgeable patient and supportive as him. The things Yaokai's taught me are breathed in my bones. His attention to detail has engrained the movements in my body.  Years later I still remember them as compared to other movement practices I learned and quickly forgot.  This is one of the things I look for when I am searching for a teacher

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“Yaokai teaches with passion and respect, guiding his students in the development of both technical and energetic skill. Moving from his authentic nature, I feel the essence is communicated without words. Perhaps the biggest blessing is that by his presence my desire to advance through discipline is naturally inspired.”

Body worker, Qi Gong practitioner

 

 

“I have been wanting to do Tai Chi for years and was waiting for the perfect teacher. I knew right away upon first meeting Yaokai that I wanted to train with him because he embodies the practice and his energy is very grounding. I’ve been taking private lessons twice a week for the past 2 months and have noticed after class my energy increases so much. It feels like I’m gaining access to energy or Qi that has always been there, I just didn’t know how to cultivate and  activate it. Tai Chi gives me a powerful daily practice that calms my body and mind and allows me to center into myself- something so valuable to me in my fast-paced, busy life. I’m so grateful to have such a masterful and fun teacher.”

Body worker, athlete

 

 

“A session with Yaokai is a wonderful thing. Not only does he have a deep personal knowledge of Thai Chi, he also imbues a session with a stabilizing energy which allows the student to tune into the flow of energy. It becomes easy find embodiment of the poses and experience healing available through them. I still practice holding the ball, a basic pose he taught me, even years after receiving the lessons. So much gratitude for the practice and for Yaokai’s practiced approach to Tai Chi.”

Body worker, yoga instructor

I have been the fortunate recipient of many gifts from Yaokai, over the years. He holds space with strength, presence, empathy and gentleness. Yaokai has the skill and insight to ask the right questions and provides insight that catalyzes a willingness to grow, listen to the heart, and create healthy changes. Years of dedication to studying energy and the body shine through all that he offers as a guide, teacher, mentor, body worker and friend. 

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"Yaokai is the definition of Present. He really sees me, and it is so helpful to receive his insightful reflections, allowing me to see more of myself. Yaokai is a huge blessing to this world, and being with him has been pivotal for my growth and development. Mahalo nui Yaokai for your extraordinary gifts to this world!"

KW - Body worker

 

Yaokai is a deep listener and steady space holder. I have appreciated the feeling of safety in his presence, especially in times of conflict resolution and transition. His skills of holding a centered, neutral position while providing relational, empathetic resonance, has helped his facilitation approach land smoothly while I was creating a relationship agreement after a conflict. I highly value the phenomenal gifts he brings and consider myself privileged to receive his facilitation.

 ST - Massage Therapist

Yaokai has been a strong male presence in my life for six years now, and throughout our entire journey, he has been a kind and nurturing resource for me to lean into for clear reflection on how he sees what I bring into my engagements and the dynamics I get involved in.  Yaokai is never shy to be honest about the role I play in creating my experiences or the truth of how he sees my experiences meeting with those of others.  He is probably the most reliable person I know to always be up front with me without judgement, with a sight on how to get clear, communicate my clarity, and open my heart.

JB - Professional Councilor 

I have had the pleasure to live work and play with Yaokai since 2016. In all the various roles I have seen him occupy he has brought exceptional integrity, grounding authenticity, and inspiring skill to the tasks at hand. I have benefited personally and relationally from Yaokai's discernment of both ear and heart and his ability to deliver guidance through difficult matters with kindness and directness.  He has been able to reflect to me my blind spots with conciseness and care. He stands in his power and is also humble. His presence is magnetic and charming and he uses it intentionally for the greater good again and again.

AD – Massage Therapist  

Fundi Yaokai has been an immensely positive and impactful figure in my life. I have learned a lot from him about relationships of all different kinds.When it comes to relationships and relating, he has helped revealed to me what is real and what is story, what is truly important and what is unnecessary. Like any effective teacher, healer, coach, master, shaman, or whatever word one likes to use, I have found him to be very aware that his role. Spending time with him I have embodied more and more the essence, joy, love, light, harmony and balance of my being. Thank you for who you are, and how you are. You remind me so much of whom I am.

AW - Medicine Man, Musician

 

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As a Tai Chi Teacher

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As a Relationship Coach and Mentor

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