Presenter Biographies



Dr. Effie Chow
San Francisco, California | United States

Dr. Chow has a Ph.D. in higher education, and a master's degree in behavioral sciences and communication. She is a registered public health and psychiatric nurse and Qigong Grandmaster with over 40 years' experience. She is a National Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and a California-licensed acupuncturist since 1977. Dr. Chow received her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, and Qigong in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and the United States. Her Qigong experience includes Frolic of Five Animals, Six Sounds, Taoist Qigong, Eight Silk Brocades, Dayan, Taiji, Wai Tan Kung, Shaolin, Microcosmic Orbit.
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Dr. Stanley Ngui
Richmond Hill, Ontario | Canada

Dr. Stanley Ngui was born into a family of Chinese Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts. He studied intensively with his father, who brought this enriched culture from Canton, China. Sigung Stanley continues to practice and teach at the Budokan enriching the lives of his many students. Trained with various Masters and a qualified Master in Chi Kung, he has been awarded many accolades as Co-Chair to the World Congress of Qigong and Natural Medicine, and given the highest honor of being named Qigong Master of the Year.
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Mantak Chia
Doi Saket, Chiang Mai | Thailand

Grand Master Mantak Chia recognized very early as having great potential for spiritual development, he was initiated into meditation practices by Buddhist monks at the age of 6. While studying in Hong Kong, he learned Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido and Kundalini Yoga from a variety of teachers. His pursuit of Taoist teachings led him to meet the White Cloud Hermit, a Taoist Master originally from Central China, living at that time in the mountains not far from Hong Kong. Master Yi Eng was to become Master Mantak Chia's principle teacher. Grandmaster Chia created the Universal Healing Tao system to effectively share the many ancient Chinese meditative and internal energy practices transmitted to him by a series of masters and teachers from throughout Asia.
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Qi Fei-Long
Flushing, New York | United States

The world renowned qi gong Great Master Qi Fei-Long is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), an honorable member of the China Medical Qi Gong Council, Advisor for International Science & Peace, President of the Flying Dragon Health 6c Nutrition Schooland the Chairman of 'World Chinese Changes, Feng Shui and Astrology(Metaphysics) Academy. He became Master of the 31st Generation of the Jin Gang One Finger Stand of the Shaolin Temple. After leaving Shaolin Temple, he had the privilege to learn "Tibetan Qi Gong" from both the Panchan Lama (second to the Dalai lama) and Xia Ridong, which is only passed on to a very few outstanding monks at the Tibetan Temple. Great Master Qi Fei-long combined the "Chan Yuan Gong"and the "Tibean Qi Gong" to create his powerful "ChanMi Gong" which has been officially recognized by the Chinese Government as one of the most powerful and useful methods for gaining and retaining one's good health.
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Dr. Shin Lin
Irvine, California | United States

Dr. Shin Lin is the Director of the Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling and Energy Research, holds professorship in the Department of Developmental & Cell Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is also on the faculty of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Neuroscience at UC Irvine. In 2008, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
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Dr. Alex Feng
Oakland, California | United States

Dr. Alex Feng, lineage holder of the Zhi Dao Taoist Tradition, is an acclaimed Taoist Master who was taught and mentored by his father, Dr. Wei Ren Feng, who is descended from a long line of Taoist scholars. Dr. Feng has been a leading force in bringing Taoism to the West since the early 1970s. He holds a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University and is an accomplished practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, Feng Shui and Judo/Jujitsu. Dr. Feng lectures nationally and internationally and serves as a preceptor and mentor to many students of Taoism, Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts.
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Tao Wu
Toronto, Ontario | Canada

As a Certified Canadian Tea Sommelier, Tao Wu is a second generation tea exporter and active member the Tea Association of Canada. Raised in Wu Yi Shan, the poetic landscape in Fujian province known as the centre Oolong and Black teas, Tao uses his background and experience continue the rich and history of Chinese tea culture. A six-time winner at the 2011 North American Tea Championships, Tao features over 130 types of tea including more 53 certified Organic teas along with white, green, black, Oolong, Pu-er, Yerba Maté, African Rooibos, and Caffeine-Free Botanical teas.
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Lee Holden
Berkeley, California | United States

Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of QiGong and tai chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his Varsity Soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he made their study a priority. Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S.and Canada. Lee's unique QiGong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.
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Hong Yuan Luo
Edmonton, Alberta | Canada

As a founder and president of the Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College, Master Hong Yuan Luo is highly qualified in Wushu having graduated from the Guangzhou Physical Education Institute and lectured at the South China Normal University. A gold medalist at the Wuhan International Taichi Tournament in China in 1984, Master Luo is an accredited International Class A Wushu Adjudicator and a 7th Duan (Level) Wushu Master granted by the Chinese Wushu Association. Among his many mentors are his father, grandmaster Ji Hong Luo, Liu Xin Gu, a principal promoter of contemporary Taichi and Mu Ni Lei, a renowned Chen style Taichi master. Among his students are top-ranked Taichi push-hand competitors not only in North America, but in China as well winning 7 gold medals in international push-hand competitions of the highest levels.
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Yuanming Zhang
Denton, Texas | United States

Grandmaster Yuanming Zhang was born into a traditional martial arts family in Sichuan province in 1963. His entire life has been devoted to Internal Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He traces his lineage through reknowned Zhang family ancestors back to the sage Laozi (Lao Tzu). Yuanming Zhang is a 17th generation grandmaster of the Dragon Gate lineage of Mt. Wudang Daoist Kung Fu. He has earned international recognition for his expertise in a variety of martial arts. He is a professor of Chinese Medicine and has been a Consultant to the United Nations Qigong Society.
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Lama Tantrapa
Portland, Oregon | United States

Lama Somananda Tantrapa is the holder of the lineage of Qi Dao that has been fostered in his clan for 27 generations since 1224 AD. He was primarily trained by his Grandfather who was the last Grandmaster of this style of Tibetan Shamanic Qigong. In addition to being recognized as an incarnate Bön lama, ordained as a Buddhist monk and initiated into Subud spiritual brotherhood, Lama Tantrapa holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology and certifications in Qigong, Hypnosis and NLP. He is also the producer and host of the Internet Radio talk show The Secrets of Qigong Masters. He currently works on two new books and an Internet TV Program called The Flow Show.
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Philip Mo
North York, Ontario | Canada

Sifu Mo has been practicing Chinese Martial Arts for over 60 years. He began learning Tai Chi at the age of 12 in Hong Kong under Sifu Cheung Wing Kwong, eventually specializing in the Wu style. His practice included expertise in all aspects of the Art, including a deep study of Qigong, which cultivates internal energy to promote healing and self-defense. He is an instructor of Tai chi at Hart House at the University of Toronto and teaches Tai chi at several other centers in Toronto. He is a co-founder, Director and Honorary President of the Canadian Chinese Kuo Shu (Martial Arts) Foundation.
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Dr. Jack Yan
Richmond Hill, Ontario | Canada

Dr. Jack Yan has 46 years of training experience in Taichi, Kungfu and Chikung. He is officially accredited as a 7th Duan Wushu Master by Chinese Wushu Association (China) and is a 12th generation Chen's Taichi inheritor - one of the eighteen in-chamber disciples of Grand Master Chen Zhenglei. Jack Yan moved to Canada in 1988 and began teaching Taichi, Kungfu and Chikung. In 1993, he founded Taishan Internal Arts Club (currently Taichi And Tea Wellness Clubs since 2010). At the age of 52, he fulfilled his dream completing his Ph. D. of Education in Chinese Martial Arts from Shanghai University of Sport. Jack Yan has published and translated numerous books on Taichi, Kungfu and Chikung.
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Dr. Daniel Mroz
Ottawa, Ontario | Canada

Daniel Mroz Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Daniel is a 20th generation disciple of Chen Taijiquan under Master Chen Zhonghua, a 6th generation practitioner of Cailifoquan, a 4th generation practitioner of Tang Peng Taijiquan and a 3rd generation practitioner of Zhi Neng Qigong under Master Wong Sui Meing. He holds an instructor's diploma in qigong under renowned Master Kenneth Cohen. The Dancing Word, Daniel's book on the use of Chinese martial arts and qigong in the training of actors and dancers is published by Rodopi Press, Amsterdam.
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Ming Kit Kwan
Nelson, British Columbia | Canada

Medical Qigong Teacher Ming-Kit (Klotz) Kwan was born in Hong Kong, and immigrated to Canada as a young man. As a young child, he learned martial arts such as Kung Fu and Tai Chi and studied a variety of Medical Qigong diciplines with Masters in China, South Asia, U.S.A. and Canada. Master Kwan's 30 year employment as Chief Lab Technologist in Newfoundland and British Columbia hospitals, have earned him the respect of the medical community because of his proven techniques and healing accomplishments since his official retirement from Kootenay Lake Hospital some years ago.
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Dr. George Grant
Richmond Hill, Ontario | Canada

Canada's Pioneer in Neutraceutical and Quantum Integrative Medicine, world-class professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author. Dr. Grant is an Analytical Chemist, Toxicologist, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Biofeedback, Stress Management, Pain Management, Anti Aging and Indoor Air Quality Specialist. Author of 7 best selling books, former Scientist at University of Saskatchewan's Faculty of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Professor at Seneca College in Toronto, and Senior Consultant for Health Canada.
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Dr. Randall Waechter
Brampton, Ontario | Canada

Dr. Waechter obtained his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from York University. He is particularly interested in understanding the natural resilience that some maltreated individuals demonstrate, with the goal of promoting widespread resilience for maltreated youth. This has lead him to examine meditation, Qigong, acupuncture, and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a way of focusing thought processes and contextualizing emotional responses to maltreatment. Dr. Waechter has described a possible Western scientific correlate for the concept of Qi, and continues to study the relationship between Qi, bioelectromagnetic energy, meditation, attention, working memory, and emotion.
Science Symposium
Dr. George Love
Boca Raton, Florida | United States

Dr. George Love, Jr., Doctor of Oriental Medicine and President of 4 Doors to Dao, is a Florida licensed primary care physician and Board certified Acupuncture physician since 1986. After George Xavier Love started his private practice he met Prof. John B.Y. Lee aka Li Bing Yuan, a Taoist scholar and Qigong master. He was accepted as a student and within three years he received his Oriental Medical Doctor degree in 1984 from the Beijing Longevity & Rejuvenation Institute in Virginia. Dr. Love was the co-Founder of The Kitchen Physician School of Natural Healing in Boca Raton from 1994-1999, and was the director of Amazing Herbs & Acupuncture from 1999 through 2003.
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Dr. Roxana Ng
Toronto, Ontario | Canada

Roxana Ng is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto and a Taiji Juan and Qi Gong practitioner. She has been integrating eastern practices into her teaching, and exploring the transformative potential of combining East/West wisdom and theoretical traditions in education since 1990.
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Dr. Yoshiaki Omura
New York, New York | United States

Dr. Omura's (M.D. - Yokohama City University, with internship at Toyoko University Hospital, Tokyo and Sc.D. - in Pharmaco-Electrophysiology of Single Cardiac Cells, Columbia University, New York), far-reaching expertise is rooted in a strong academic background involving an unusual combination of fields including experimental physics (B.S. in Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo--the founder of the SONY Corporation graduated from the same Engineering School--and three years in Graduate Experimental Physics, non-matriculated, Columbia University), medical electronics (Research Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College, where he introduced the first course in Biomedical Electronics), and basic and clinical medicine (Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery, and Residency at the Cancer Research Hospital, Columbia University) from both Western and Oriental perspectives (several teaching and research Professorship appointments at various universities in Japan and the U.S.).
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Jeremy Bennett
St. John's, Newfoundland | Canada

Jeremy Bennett is the published author of The Power of the Mind: How I Beat OCD (Flanker Press), international motivational speaker, professional magician, and television personality. Jeremy will show you that the keys to happiness, productive living, and success are indeed within your reach. Addiction, mental illness, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence are but a few within the quagmire of countless negative influences that keep us from becoming the individuals we want to be. However, the mind is a powerful thing. Once it is unlocked, worlds of possibilities become obvious to the seeking individual. Paths are cleared and choices defined. Jeremy is living proof that your mind can overcome what you thought it could not.
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Paul Lara (Qi Belly)
Toronto, Ontario | Canada

Paul Lara has been practicing QiGong for over 10 years. He holds an official 20th Generation Chen Style Tai Chi lineage declaration under Master Zhang Yu Fei of Beijing. He is a 5th Generation Reiki Master under Master Hyakuten Inamoto of Kyoto. His formal training for Zazen, Reiki, QiGong and Kung Fu was completed in Japan & China during the years he spent there. In 2002, while in France, Paul studied and worked in the venerable Thich Nhat Hahn's monastery. After leaving Europe in 2002, Paul spent his time as a student of Eastern wellness practices living and working in South Korea, Japan and China from 2003 to 2009. He was inducted into the Chen Style Xin Yi Hun Yuan Tai Chi family and became an official 20th generation lineage holder in 2009.
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Dr. Sandra Rose Michael
Sebring, Florida | United States

For over 3 decades, recognized miracle healer Kahuna, Dr. Michael has been a distinguished global authority on holistic health & has created a technology that effectively integrates bio-photonic fusion, unified fields & quantum physics to generate an electro-pollution free energetic environment that profoundly optimizes Body~Mind~Spirit health. Internationally renowned and receiving numerous scientific awards for her accomplishments including, "Qi Technology of the Year" 2008, the World Summit on Integral Medicine, World Congress for Integrative Medicines & Ministries of Health in Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Taiwan and the Ukraine, Dr. Michael is a keynote speaker for UN, media & Medical conferences world-wide, she shares research in applied integrative bio-physics that documents true cellular regeneration through the future of Quantum Energy Medicine.
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Philip Lai
Ottawa, Ontario | Canada

Master Lai, a Certified Naturotherapist, is the founder and president of the LAMAS Qi Gong Association of Canada.
He studied under his father as a youth in his native Hong Kong and became a Master of Kung Fu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He became experienced in energy healing as a teenager and studied medical Qi Gong under several Great Masters.
He has over 30 years experience teaching Qi Gong, meditation, acupressure, and TCM. He is a skilled practitioner of Qi therapy, distant healing, Chinese massage and Kung Fu. He has successfully treated many people who were considered “incurable” by western medicine.
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Marisa Vocca
Rome | Italy

Marisa started very early to play and experience Qi effects with her mother, who is a very good energy healer. She has studied oriental languages and cultures at university, lived in China where I studied and practiced qigong, from the early '90s. She teaches qigong and meditation to hundreds of people, performs external qigong treatments, and deals with a lot of different diseases.
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Paul Ng
Toronto, Ontario | Canada

Paul Ng has been practicing ancient Chinese Geomancy and Astrology to guide may individuals and business people to prosper since the 1980's. His scope covers many walks of life and nationalities.
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Qin Xiping
Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo | Japan

Born in Xi'an in Shanxi province in1958, started to train Shaolin Qigong and Martial arts at 8 years old and entered the Songshan Shaolin Temple at 16years add in order to study Zen Buddhism Chosen as the 34th Grand Master of Shaolin Temple at 21yers old. He has been teaching Shaolin Qigong and Martial Arts in Japan from 1994. He is only person who is authorized to teach Shaolin secret Qigong by Shaolin Temple outside the Songshan Shaolin Temope. In 2000, he succeeded using Qigong Anesthesia in extracting teeth for the first time in the world. Subsequently, he won the highest awards at previous Qigong congresses, most notably at the 8th World congress of Qigong.
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Dr. Chu Chow
Toronto, Ontario | Canada

Dr. Chow was born in 1937 in Shanghai, China. He began studying various martial arts at the age of 9, including: Shao Lin Guan, Tai Chi Guan, Xing Xi Guam, Tai Chi Sword, Shan Cai sword. He studied Chi Kung with his father and Buddhist monks. Dr. Chow studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine with a famous traditional Chinese medicine doctor, Dr. Le Jau Cai, his godmother.He is famous for his ability to send Chi and heal at long distances. Experiments that he conducted proved that he could heal a patient flying in an airplane, while Dr. Chow was at his office in Toronto.
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Adrian Florea
Bucharest | Romania

Grandmaster Adrian Florea was born on May, 31st, 1953. He graduated the University for Building Machines, Bucharest. In the last 54 years he practised 22 sports, and started to study and practise TCM and Qigong 38 years ago, by self efforts. In 1993 he got a diploma for TCM in Beijing, and in 1998 he became a member of the board of directors of World Qigong Federation.
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Dr. Nadia Linda Hole
| Hawaii

Nadia Linda Hole MD is a Qigong practitioner, teacher, & pioneer, with degrees from Princeton, Duke, & Oneness Universities. She has served on the faculties of the American Holistic Medical Association & American Academy of Pain Management; as a contributing author of chapters on Qigong & KHT Koryo Hand Therapy, for Pain Management, Neurology, & Cardiology, complementary medicine textbooks; consulting editor for landmark textbook, Chinese Medical Qigong; & presently is your From the Doc columnist for Yang-Sheng.com magazine. Regarded as a “master” by fellow Masters, Dr Hole herself makes no claims. Besides dancing, dolphins, healing in the way of Love; & the practical science of “miracles,” Dr Hole’s passion is bringing a more heart-centered, Qi approach, to medicine.
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