(Listed in alphabetical order)
LINDA ARCHINACO is a certified IIQTC (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi) trainer with 12 years experience in teaching, coaching and coordinating practice groups. She teaches Qigong to people of all ages, from preschool children to the elderly. Linda also speaks to local organizations about the benefits of Qigong, including stress reduction and improved overall health. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, and extensive experience in developing and conducting workshops that promote Qigong awareness and practice throughout the community. Linda recently returned from her second trip to China, where she deepened her understanding and practice of Qigong.
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CLAYTON CROSLEY is a practitioner of the Long White Cloud Qigong system as taught by John Munro, a Qigong lineage holder from the Wah Family. Clayton was introduced to Qigong about 30 years ago through his martial arts practice. It wasn’t until a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery that Clayton began to use Qigong to heal himself. Clayton has completed more than three years of training under John Munro’s mentorship, and is a certified Level Two Instructor for all ten of the Long White Cloud Qigong courses. Clayton is a US Army veteran who served honorably for 10 years. He now volunteers and teaches in the Veteran’s Administration clinics in Savannah and Hinesville, GA. Clayton works closely with medical staff at the VA, and is referred veterans who suffer from PTSD, Parkinson’s, severe arthritis, chronic pain, and other ailments. He recently completed 850 hours of service to the Veterans community.
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PATRICIA (TRICIA) SUTLIVE RICHARDSON began working in health care in Savannah in the late 80’s as an RN in behavioral medicine. In the mid 90s, she began the study and practice of Qigong, initially with a Chinese master visiting Savannah on a one-year visa. This orientation 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, Patricia 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 (C.M.Q.) through the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Patricia 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 currently facilitates activities for the Savannah Qigong Collaborative, and was recently certified by Master John Munro as a Level One instructor in the international Long White Cloud Qigong school. In addition to Qigong, he has also trained on the introductory level in Yang Style Tai Chi. Gerald has had an extensive career as a performing artist, educator, and administrator. His professional and personal interests in somatic education include work with the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method, and Body Mapping for actors, singers, and instrumentalists.
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NOEL SZYCHOWSKI has been a student and practitioner in the healing arts since 1972. She is an Instructor of Kalachakra Medical Qigong, from the Lotus Health Institute. Noel received her first certification in QiGong in 2004, with further certification as a Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner (CMQ). She has been sponsoring healing and Qigong seminars in Savannah since 1992. She is the owner of Create Well Being, and incorporates several forms of healing and teaching in her practice.
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