FUSUN Z. UZUNOGLU / FUZY YOGA is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Master: Universiteit Van Amsterdam – Research Master in Communication Science – 2005
Ils Cools is a seasoned practitioner who studied under one of the most respected masters in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Born and raised in a small town in Belgium, Ils wanted to become a researcher. She would discover ‘the’ cure that could erase all illness. So she studied Pharmaceutical Sciences, got an extra master degree in Biotechnology and obtained a PhD in Microbiology just to discover that it wasn’t about healing. It was about keeping people dependent on medication, most of the time. She decided to look further for an alternative method.
That alternative method came first under the form of Yoga. And as it would make her feel good, she decided to go to Thailand for a 500h Teacher Training Course. That was in January 2014.
It taught her a lot. Mostly that her body, which was injured by years of gymnastics, rope skipping, Kung Fu, Karate and Gym visits, was getting flexible but was not healing. her ankles were still hurting, her toes were still crooked, her back overly curved and tense. A recommendation of a friend led Ils to Chiang Mai and ThaiQiHolistics.
Something clicked. After one week of practicing Medical Qigong as taught by Ajarn Toh, her body told her that this was it. This was the major breakthrough she was dreaming about as a kid.
Ils stayed, and practiced. About 5 hours every day.
It was life changing. My body changed. My mind changed. I can’t say it went smoothly, it was hard, very hard by times but it was so worth it.
And when Ils was battling her personal battles, she also started teaching this life changing system to others. First at the TQH center under supervision, later, about 9 months in her practice, at the Yoga Tree in the heart of the old city in Chiang Mai.
Ils stayed at the TQH center for more than 3 years. Practicing, teaching and working with various patients having minor problems to major diseases like ALS, assisting her teacher with acupuncture and giving Qi-massages. After about 5000 hours of practice and teaching experience at the TQH-center, TQH-retreats, Yoga Tree and some workshops in Belgium, she felt it was time to share the Qigong way with whoever wants to take their health and their life in their own hands. As of now, Ils will be teaching exclusively under Tavoos Garden and Green Leaf Boutique Hotel.
I believe that with the right guidance and an open mind miracles can happen. Maybe not in one day but definitely over time.