(Listed in alphabetical order)
LINDA ARCHINACO is the primary teacher of weekly community Qigong classes at Savannah’s Unitarian Universalist Church. She is also active in leading practice groups at other Savannah locations and in Hilton Head, SC. Linda is a certified IIQTC (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi) trainer with 13 years of experience in teaching, coaching and coordinating practice groups. She teaches Qigong to people of all ages, from preschool children to the elderly. She also speaks to local organizations about the benefits of Qigong, which include stress reduction and improved overall health. Linda has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, and has worked in a number of capacities as a trainer and facilitator. She recently returned from her second trip to China, where she deepened her understanding and practice of Qigong. This trip was followed by advanced training at the 2019 IIQTC retreat in Austin, TX .
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CLAYTON CROSLEY is the primary teacher for weekly Qigong classes at the Veterans Administration clinics in Savannah and Hinesville, GA. Clayton is a US Army veteran who served honorably for 10 years. Clayton was introduced to Qigong about 30 years ago through his martial arts practice. After a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, he began using Qigong to heal himself. Clayton’s primary teacher and mentor is John Munro, the founder of Long White Cloud Qigong. He has completed six years of training under John’s mentorship, and is currently a certified Level Two Instructor for ten of the Long White Cloud courses. At the Veteran’s Administration clinics in Savannah and Hinesville, GA, Clayton works closely with the medical staff, and is referred veterans who suffer from PTSD, Parkinson’s, severe arthritis, chronic pain, and other concerns. He has been teaching Qigong to veterans for five years and recently completed 1500 hours of volunteer service to the Veterans community.
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PATRICIA (TRICIA) SUTLIVE RICHARDSON is the primary teacher for twice-weekly community Qigong classes at Savannah’s Wesley Oaks Methodist Church. Tricia began working in health care in Savannah in the late 80’s as a Registered Nurse in behavioral medicine. In the mid 90s, she began the study and practice of Qigong, initially with a Chinese master visiting Savannah. This led to further studies in complementary/Eastern medicine practices, including training in 2007 with Jon Kabat-Zinn MD, the founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts. In 2009, Tricia graduated from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy with a new focus in integrative medicine. In 2015, she was certified as teacher of Medical Qigong (CMQ) through the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Tricia currently works with the community building non-profit Mixed Greens, and offers wellness services through her private practice, the Art of Self-Care.
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GERALD SEMINATORE coordinates the activities of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative, and also maintains its online presence in the community. He is the primary teacher for weekly community Qigong classes at three libraries in the Live Oaks Public Library system. Gerald was recently certified as a Level Two instructor in Long White Cloud Qigong, and is continuing his studies with John Munro, the school’s founder, as well as with Clayton Crosley. He has also been mentored by Linda Archinaco, with additional experience in IIQTC approaches to the teaching of Qigong for wellness care. Gerald has also trained on the introductory level in Yang style Tai Chi, and was a student of Hatha yoga for many years. He has had an extensive career as a performing artist and vocalist, educator, and administrator. Gerald’s professional and personal work in somatic education has also included the study of Body Mapping for actors, vocalists, and instrumentalists, as well as study and practice of both the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method.
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NOEL SZYCHOWSKI is the primary teacher for twice-weekly community Qigong classes on Savannah’s Isle of Hope. Noel has been a student and practitioner in the healing arts since 1972. She is a certified instructor of Kalachakra Medical Qigong, as taught at the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Noel received her first certification in QiGong in 2004, with further certification as a Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner (CMQ), also from Lotus Health. She has been sponsoring healing and Qigong seminars in Savannah since 1992. Noel is the owner of Create Well Being, and she incorporates several forms of healing and teaching in her practice. She is a trained artist and has taught both sculpture and fiber arts at several universities.
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NOTE: Our community-based classes are solely educational, and focus on gentle exercise, self-care, stress reduction, and overall wellness. Neither medical diagnoses nor representations about possible therapeutic outcomes for individual participants are offered in these settings. (If you have concerns or questions in this area, speak with your personal health care provider, and/or with an SQC teacher, who may be able to provide a referral for professional consultation.)
Any practices provided and promoted by this website are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. Please consult your health care provider if you are in doubt about your capacities. Qigong practices as shared and demonstrated in SQC community classes are known to be safe. However, you voluntarily assume any and all risks, known or unknown, associated with your learning and practice of Qigong. The instructors of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative are not liable for any injury, health impairment, or accident befalling any student in class, during their practice time, or as a result of practice.
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