The English Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Association is a member of the International Federation of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Associations, an organisation set up to promote the system of exercises devised by Professor Zhang Guande
It was formed by Mark Atkinson in 1999 at the request of Professor Zhang Guangde, creator of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.
The Association has four clear aims:-
- To acknowledge Professor Zhang as the ultimate authority in all matters relating to Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.
- To spread the knowledge and increase the practise of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong .
- To maintain and improve the standards of teaching and learning in Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong in England
- To gather and share information and teaching materials.
In order to achieve these aims, the association provides opportunities for members to come together to standardise practice. It also disseminates information concerning the teaching programmes of Professor Zhang and other Dao Yin masters.
The Association is an informal organisation run on non-profit making lines and open to all in England who wish to practise Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.