I was introduced to meditation and yoga in 1994, and spent the next thirteen years exploring both, primarily through teachers in the lineage of Krishnamacharya. I am so grateful for the wordless spaces that yoga and meditation offer. I taught full-time in NYC from 2005-2011. In 2007, I met my qigong teacher Master Zhongxian Wu. Since then I’ve been learning the roots of Chinese medicine through the moving and meditative practices of the Hidden Immortal 隱仙 and Wu 巫 (shamanic) lineages.
In 2012, I began studying bodywork, both Zero Balancing and SourcePoint Therapy. I also developed an interest in plant medicine, and completed a year long course in herbal medicine with Gail Faith Edwards, in addition to David Crow’s Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution course.
Please find below some brief information on my lineages in qigong and yoga.
I study within the Hidden Immortal 隱仙 and Wu 巫 (Chinese shamanic) lineages. Forms I teach range from seated meditations to internal martial arts, such as DaiShi XinYi Quan (Dai family heart-mind practices). Taiji (T’ai Chi) is a form of Qigong and I teach a short form from the Hidden Immortal Lineage.
Qigong speaks to me in its direct integration with nature, cosmology, space and time. Since 2007, my teacher has been Master Zhongxian Wu. I’ve been fortunate to study in his lifelong training program (learning the roots of Chinese medicine and cosmology) and to travel to China with him to experience the Daoist internal alchemy practices.
Please scroll to the end of this page to see a list of all forms I share.
I began practicing yoga in 1994 and was certified to teach by Laughing Lotus in 2005. I share the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who taught T.K.V. Desikachar, B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. My studies have primarily been through the Iyengar Institute and The Shala, in addition to learning therapeutics with Ellen Saltonstall, and Body-Mind Centering at the Breathing Project.
Without opening your door,
you can open your heart to the world.
Without looking out your window,
you can see the essence of the Dao.
The more you know,
the less you understand.
The Master arrives without leaving,
sees the light without looking,
achieves without doing a thing. – Laozi, trans. S Mitchell
Qigong forms I teach:
Shaking – inner dancing and drumming as opener to all forms
TuGuNaXing – take in the new, release the old (a seated five element/organ system form)
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong
Five Elements Standing Form
Five Dragons Standing From
Five Dragons Seated Form
Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong (seated or standing)
Shamanic Tiger Qigong
Three Treasures Qigong
DaiShi XinYi Quan – Dai Family Heart-Mind internal martial arts
Hidden Immortal Lineage Taiji – Mother Form only (8 movements, BaGua)