Discover the Fascinating Journey of Our Expert Teacher!
Our TCM expert, Peter Hollmayer, has the rare gift of being able to explain the complex system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in a concise yet easy to understand manner. Meet a healer and educator who has dedicated his life to the world of health and wellness.
"From an early age, a passion for health and healing sparked within me. Exploring the picturesque countryside surrounding my village in lower Bavaria with a childhood friend, gathering medicinal plants and discovering the secrets they held, my fascination was ignited. As I delved into the pages of "My Water Cure" by Sebastian Kneipp, a book that opened my eyes to the power of natural remedies it only grew stronger.
As I finished high school and embarked on studies in English, German, and literature at the University of Regensburg, a new chapter unfolded. Engaging in civil service in outpatient nursing, I witnessed the beauty of humanity and the challenges in caring for the sick. This experience etched lessons in empathy and compassion into my heart. The turning point arrived in 1984 when I first encountered Asian healing methods. Starting with a foundation in Shiatsu, I embarked on a journey of "Japanese Healing Touch," a practice that still shapes my approach today.
The year 1990 marked the beginning of a new phase, where I embraced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and naturopathy under the guidance of Peter Weinfurt. At a time when TCM was just beginning to blossom in Germany, English books became our guides due to the scarcity of German resources. In 1993, I earned the qualification of "Heilpraktiker", a holistic practitioner, through a rigorous state naturopathy exam.
Love led me to Dortmund and a move to Unna in 1993, where my Traditional Chinese Medicine practice soon flourished. Collaborating with my psychologist wife, Silvia, added a unique dimension to patient care. The joy of aiding patients on their journeys was immeasurable, and this passion soon extended to teaching TCM. In 1995, my role as a teacher grew, culminating in the establishment of my own naturopathy school in 1997. The recognition from the Association of German Naturopaths (BDH) and continuous certification further validated our commitment.
Through the years, my greatest area of expertise became TCM nutritional therapy. Personal health struggles unveiled the profound impact of nutrition within this framework. My journey led to the development of an accessible nutrition therapy based on TCM principles, culminating in three books I wrote on the subject.
Western medicinal plants became an integral part of my therapeutic approach, offering a holistic blend of Eastern and Western wisdom. Countless seminars with TCM luminaries like G. Maciocia and J. Ross enriched my knowledge, but the most profound lessons came from my patients and students.
Beginning in 2016, I collaborated with Swanie Simon to develop a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) course. Together we offered our hugely popular TCVM training in Germany until 2022.
Now, I'm thrilled to invite you to join me on a transformative TCVM training journey. Our innovative program blends ancient wisdom with modern practices, providing a comprehensive education that encompasses both theory and practice. It's the culmination of decades of experience, passion, and unwavering dedication."
Join us and be a part of the legacy of healing and learning!