Episode #221 | Qigong and Conscious Aging Conference August 4-6, 2017

Master Mingtong Gu and George and Sedena Cappannelli

Qigong and Conscious Aging.  What's the connection?  Everything! To age consciously, we must learn to live in, experience, and listen to our bodies.  Sadly, many who age lose contact with their bodies. In this extraordinary first conference offered at the beautiful new Chi Center in Galisteo, New Mexico, Master Mingtong Gu leads qigong exercises and shares what qigong is about.  George and Sedena Cappannelli, the founders of AgeNation and Empower New Mexico, have teamed up with the Chi center to offer inspiring, informative talks by Andrew Harvey, Joan Borysenko, Judith Orloff and other luminaries, as well as a fabulous concert on Saturday night with Robert Mirabal, Consuelo Luz, Tess Yong, and Michael Kott. In this interview, we talk about conscious aging, what it means, and some of the highlights of the conference.

Master Mingtong Gu

Episode #219 | Pat Gorman | Roots & Branches | 5-Element Qigong

As a senior teacher and Legacy Holder with the School of Tai Chi Chuan for over 40 years and a 5-element Worseley acupuncturist for 30 years, Pat initiated and developed the Qigong practice called "Roots & Branches" with Gerrie Sporkan, another Worseley acupuncturist and Tai Chi Legacy Holder from Holland.

Pat assisted Patrick Watson, Senior Student and appointed successor of Professor Cheng, to found the international School of Tai Chi Chuan and the Tai Chi Foundation. She participated in setting up a Tai Chi apprentice program that has produced more than 500 Tai Chi teachers worldwide.

Currently she is teaching Qigong, Medical Qi Gong, lecturing on Chinese philosophy and specializing in the treatment of autoimmune issues, depression and the treatment of children.

Episode #176 | Master Mingtong Gu | Qigong and Sound Healing

Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher and healer who received his training from a variety of Grand Masters in China and at the world’s largest medicineless Qigong hospital, where thousands of patients were treated with every known disease for one month, with a 95% cure rate. Master Gu is a sound healing and Qigong master. He embodies the Tao, exuding spirit, Chi, love, wisdom and humility.

The Wisdom Healing Chi center is in Galisteo, New Mexico.



Episode #132 | Bruce Fertman / Alexander Alliance International

Bruce Fertman is the co-founder and director of the Alexander Alliance International, created in 1982. Fertman trained as a gymnast for ten years and was a professional modern dancer for 12 years. For 16 years he apprenticed with and assisted Marjorie L. Barstow, the first person formally certified by F.M. Alexander to teach his work. Fertman combines his training in psychology, theology, Alexander Technique and dance in his practice. 


Episode #116 | Anna Rider | "Move to Mend"

Move to Mend is Anna’s private practice where she works somatically with individuals to move creatively and efficiently in their everyday lives. She began her practice upon leaving Laban Institute of Movement Studies in 1980 at the Sports Training Institute in NYC. At that time she started to integrate and utilize her studies in Bartenieff Fundamentals, Kinesiology, Ideokinesis, and Body Mind Centering. During the last thirty-five years she has worked with dancers, musicians, actors, athletes, people with post-traumatic injuries, those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy and the elderly to bring awareness to their body patterns and movement choices.

Anna enjoys working with the very young to the very young at heart using the language of movement. Everyday brings renewed joy watching how people move as the most direct and persuasive means of communication.

Episode #67 | Tai Chi and Roots & Branches, 5-element Qigong | Edna Brandt, Greg Woodson

Edna Brandt and Greg Woodson tai chi are Tai Chi Foundation senior teachers. Edna Brandt is also a 40-year senior Doctor or Oriental Medicinetrained by J.R. Worseley. The New York School of Tai Chi Chuan and The Tai Chi Foundation were founded by Patrick Watson, one of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s senior students, in 1976.

In this interview on Living Juicy! Brandt and Woodson talk about Qigong, Tai Chi and Push Hands., and especially the 5-element Qigong form called “Roots and Branches”

Episode #58 Robert Tangora | Tai Chi Master

Robert Tangora teaches Yang style Tai Chi Ch’uan, Spinal Chi Kung, Push Hands and Sword publically, and privately to experienced practitioners. Tangora trained at the Tai Chi Ch’uan, Sur Jung school founded by Professor Cheng Man Ching and with Chi Kung master Jiao Guo Ryu. He studied Buddhist meditation in Tibet, and became a disciple of the late Master Tok Seng Gim.