Samir Rawas Sarayji

Certified Massage trainer

Samir Rawas Sarayji discovered his passion to massage at a workshop by the OMB Academie in September 2019. He then enrolled for the study and was the fastest student to graduate completing the course in 6 months. 5 days before the first corona lockdown he graduated. Afterwards, he was accepted in the trainer’s trajectory. Since 2020 he teaches at the OMB Academie and works as a professional masseur.

Certified Dao Lu instructor

Samir Rawas Sarayji is training Dao Lu (Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and Lu Kung Fu) since May 2005 at Fire Dragon. His love for the art and its usefulness to his well-being has made him a devoted student for life – training 10 to 20 hours a week. In 2009 he started teaching and giving workshops. And in 2015 he became a certified Dao Lu Instructor.

Background

Samir grew up in Nigeria and lived briefly in Spain, before settling in the Netherlands. He holds degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in English and Literature. When not teaching, working or training, he will most likely have his head buried in a book or be busy with a DIY project.

He has had a brief background training in boxing, Tae Kwan Do and Hatha Yoga in his youth, before choosing the path of least resistance: Dao Lu, in 2005. Samir had then adopted the Taoist philosophy because of its harmony with nature and life. In 2016, conscious of his lifestyle choices and his health, he became a vegan.

In 2020, Samir discovered Shamanism and entered a new dimension of mind, body and spirit. He has never looked back, and from the moment the transformation took place where he uncovered his inner strengths, unmasked his weaknesses and became whole, his life took on a new meaning that has only strengthened and grown exponentially since then. Just after his transformation, he met the love of his life, and unbeknown to both of them at the time, she too is a shaman. It is two souls meant for one another.

To touch someone is not just a physical act, it is everything that encompasses a human being, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Therefore, the intention behind a touch is of paramount importance, for only with the right intention can trust be built and the journey to heal commence.

 

My deep-seated intention is to want to help others heal, and the starting point is what we call in shamanism ‘loving presence’ – which means being present with an open heart, listening with an open mind, without judgement, and sharing and helping accordingly to the needs of the other.

Bibliography

Dao Lu

Primary Sources

Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu

The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan by Tsung Hwa Jou

Taijiquan Theory by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

Tai Chi Theory and Martial Power by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

Tai Chi Secrets of the Yang Style by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

 

Dao Lu

Secondary Sources

The Tao of Meditation by Tsung Hwa Jou

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang

The Inner Structure of Tai Chi by Mantak Chia and Juan Li

108 Insights into Tai Chi Chuan by Michael Gilman

The Inner Teachings of Taoism by Chang Po-Tuan

Philosophy

General sources
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The Awakening of Intelligence by J. Krishnamurti

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Bushido: The Way of the Samurai by Tsunetomo Yamamoto

As One Is by J. Krishnamurti

Freedom from the Known by J. Krishnamurti

 

Psychology

General sources

Quantum Mind by A. Mindell

Reinventing Your Life: Schema Therapy by J. Young & J. Klosko

Human Communication by M. Burgoon

Journeys into the Unconscious by I. Ward

Developing Minds by M. Rutter

The Feeling of What Happens by A. Damasio

Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by F. S. Perls