About the Center/Instructors

ABOUT

We are a school and a community. Our mission is to learn and practice movement and healing forms that increase health, strength and balance in body, mind and heart. Our methods come from timeless wisdom schools like qigong, Daoism, yoga, and Chinese medicine. We practice in classes, in the parks, at the river and the ocean with flowing qigong movements and walking. Our goal is to grow personally and together as a group, and share the light and healing with our families, friends and community.

In classes we learn practical and intuitive life skills. We study classical meridian and five element theory and apply it to everyday life. The result is more vitality and centeredness. This reduces the effects of stress, improves relationships, and brings more joy and well-being. In addition to seasonal classes, we meet weekly to practice. Practices are free of charge.

INSTRUCTORS

KAMALA QUALE

KAMALA has been an avid practitioner and teacher of qigong and Chinese medicine since the mid 1980’s. She has studied in the US and in China with Master Wang Qingyu and Heiner Fruehauf of the Jin Jing Gong lineage and Master Wu Zhongxian of the Mt. Emei lineage. Kamala is a Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist and bodymind counselor who specializes in helping people heal from physical and emotional pain. She graduated from NUNM in Portland, OR where she attended the classical Chinese medicine program. Kamala is also a senior authorized instructor for the Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Foundation, and a certified therapist and former instructor of the Hakomi Institute for Mindfulness Based Somatic Psychotherapy. Kamala is the director and primary instructor at the Moon and Lotus Center of Movement and Healing.

 

GURU HARI KHALSA

GURU HARI has been a practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga since 1982.  He started his qigong practice in 2008 and has studied in the US and in China with Master Wang Qingyu and Heiner Fruehauf of the Jin Jing Gong lineage and Master Wu Zhongxian of the Mt. Emei lineage.  Guru Hari’s background and approach is based on many years of research into ancient and traditional medicinal systems, mainly Ayurveda and Classical Chinese Medicine.  Like qigong, these systems are intricately connected to the purity and power of Nature and share a common perspective that body, mind, spirit and the Universe are one. In addition to teaching qigong and yoga Guru Hari is a consultant developing functional foods for health and wellness brands around the country. He is also a tea master and can often be found sipping small cups of aged puer or high mountain oolong teas.