Grandmaster Xu Mingtang is the living lineage holder of ZY Qigong, and has taught more than 40,000 students in China, Russia, Europe and North America. He teaches that qigong is a simple life science and invites his students to enter the universe of understanding what it means to be human, what our place is in this universe, and how to cultivate our greatest potential.
Dr. Zhao is one of China’s top Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors and Herbalists, and is one of only 80 doctors in all of China who passed the highest level Chinese Medical Tui Na and Massage exam last fall. He, like ZY Qigong’s Grandmaster Mingtang Xu, grew up in Henan Province, learning techniques from his grandfather that have been passed down through his family lineage.
Master teacher Claire Guyu Johnson grew up in China, apprenticed by lineage holder of ZY Qigong, Mingtang Xu. Part of her practice has included solitary meditations without food or water in Chinese and Tibetan caves. Claire’s approach is heart centered, as opening the heart is one of the most effective entry ways to enter the subtle realm of energy (qi) and information.
Teacher Jerigtu Borjigin, Mongolian shaman and healer, comes from a family of well-known shamans, healers, herbalists and Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoches. His teaching and healing is strongly rooted in the endless earth and big heavens of the Mongolia grasslands and gathers power from his connection to the ancestors and lineages.
A cultural anthropologist, writer, certified qigong instructor and wilderness expedition leader, Karen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and holds a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She is a private student of ZY Qigong Grandmaster Xu Mingtang and has studied intensively with him at Shaolin Monastery in China and has traveled with him worldwide.
Jean Clough has been studying Qigong since 2000, training with Grandmaster Mingtang Xu as a personal student, and with Claire Johnson, both of the ZY Qigong lineage. She also studies Taoist Medicine, Tui Na and Qigong with Dr. Liu Dong and Master Liu He of Ling Gui Qigong School.