ABOUT WISDOM TRADITIONS
Wisdom Traditions is the vehicle Andrew Popovic has set up to represent his teaching, writing, and healing work.
The mission of Wisdom Traditions is to help guide people towards Awareness, Clarity, and Personal and Spiritual Freedom; while passing on the precious teachings of these ancient traditions, as well as Andrew’s own experience and insight.
Andrew Popovic is an internationally renowned teacher of Qigong and Meditation, bestselling author, and doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 35 years experience in the ancient Wisdom Traditions of healing, martial arts, and personal & spiritual development.
Andrew started training in oriental martial arts and meditation at the age of 15, progressing through the Japanese and Chinese martial arts traditions. In his twenties, he started learning Taoist Qigong (Energy Work), Taoist Meditation, and Taoist Healing methods alongside the Taoist martial arts of Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Ba Gua. He began to teach Taoist Energy Work and Martial Arts, as well as treat people with Qigong healing, and then progressed to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) full time for an honours degree (BSc.).
Andrew’s most important teachers in the Taoist Healing, Martial, and Spiritual arts include: Taoist Lineage Master B.K. Frantzis, Lineage Master Ding Teah An, Lineage Master Chen Xiao Wang, Professor Li De Yin, Lineage Master He Jing Han, Lineage Master Wang Yang Ji, Professor Hui De Jin.
In the late 1990’s Andrew was introduced to the Dzogchen teachings of Tibet, as well as the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition (Tantric Buddhism), and went on to study closely with some of most renowned spiritual masters of the last generation to have lived in the ‘old’ Tibet, including the great Tibetan Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. Over the course of 20 years as his student, Andrew has been incredibly fortunate to receive transmission of the full range of teachings in the Dzogchen tradition, including its most esoteric and secret methods of spiritual development.
Other important teachers for Andrew in the Tibetan tradition include: Chimed Rigdzin Rinpoche, Ato Rinpoche, Khyentse Yeshe Namkhai, Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche, H.H. Sakya Trizin, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, H.H. The Dalai Lama, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, H.H. Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.
These teachings of Dzogchen and Vajrayana built on the foundation of Andrew’s years of powerful Taoist spiritual and energetic practice; awakened a profound awareness; and gave Andrew a greater understanding of the deeper nature of what we are and how we function as human beings.
Andrew has studied with teachers of the Native American traditions: living with the Shuar tribe in Amazonian Ecuador and studying the ancient shamanic healing and spiritual traditions of that culture as an apprentice to renowned Shuar Shamans (Uwishin) including Miguel Inchit, and Julio Tiwiram Taish. He has also attended many Pow Wows and healing ceremonies in North America with Navajo, Cherokee, Apache, Lakota and other tribes. The Native American aspect of Andrew’s training has formed a fascinating counterpoint to his extensive Eastern/Oriental studies, and has given him profound insights into the commonalities of healing and self-development paths, as well as some unique methods of healing and spiritual development.
Andrew has for many years maintained a busy clinical practice treating people using Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, and Traditional Chinese Herbal formulas; as well as healing methods from the Tibetan and Native American traditions. Alongside his work as a healer, Andrew coaches and teaches students from all walks of life.
Andrew is the author of best-selling books on Tai Chi and the Taoist healing and spiritual tradition. He has been interviewed for radio and print internationally, and has provided training seminars for Fortune 500 companies including Cable & Wireless and Ford Motor Company. He has coached A-List movie stars, world-famous entrepreneurs, and corporate CEOs.
As well as his deep and extensive training in the Wisdom Traditions, Andrew has an honours degree in Law, and has in his time worked for a major investment bank, as well as in the design and branding industry. He is very much aware of the realities of normal life and work; and consequently can not only relate to his patients, students and clients, but understands exactly how to help them in the most effective and efficient way.
Andrew communicates in a direct, engaging, and often amusing way, bringing the sometimes esoteric subject matter firmly down to earth. He speaks English, Spanish, and French.
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