(Listed in alphabetical order)
LINDA ARCHINACO 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. Linda 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, followed by advanced training at the 2019 IIQTC retreat in Austin, TX .
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CLAYTON CROSLEY is a practitioner of Qigong as taught by John Munro, the founder of the international Long White Cloud School of Qigong. 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 four 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 1000 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 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, 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 established the Savannah Qigong Collaborative and coordinates its activities. He has had an extensive career as a performing artist and vocalist, educator, and administrator. Gerald was recently certified as an instructor in the international Long White Cloud School of Qigong, and is continuing his studies with John Munro and Clayton Crosley. In addition to Qigong, Gerald has trained on the introductory level in Yang style Tai Chi, and has had many years of experience as a student of Hatha yoga. His professional and personal work in somatic education has included the study and practice of 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 a certified 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. Noel is the owner of Create Well Being, and she incorporates several forms of healing and teaching in her practice.
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