Other Leading Teachers in Retreats
Guma (Judy Tretheway) is a Certified Teacher in Wisdom Healing Qigong. She has been teaching Qigong since 1996 and active in the Wisdom Healing Qigong community since 2007. She has been instrumental in writing our books, creating the online program and guiding our Professional Training Program. As a volunteer she taught weekly Qigong classes inside Folsom prisons for 8 years. She has taught in hospital, church and community settings and is experienced in conducting retreats, speaking at National conferences and mentoring students one-on-one. We benefit from her background as both a Community Newspaper Publisher and a Hospice Chaplain.
Vivienne Verdon-Roe, Ph.D will be Lead Assistant Teacher. Vivi is a Certified Teacher in Wisdom Healing Qigong. Her career as an Academy Award winning film maker and public speaker on peace, environmental and women's issues was ended by a 20 year struggle with Lyme disease. When she was introduced to Wisdom Healing Qigong, she says "I got my life back. I went to China and practiced with teachers from the Medicineless Hospital. Qigong has brought me vibrant health, happiness beyond the circumstances of my life and inner peace. Sharing with others what I've learned from this extraordinarily transformative technology is my greatest joy." Vivienne has participated in Chi Center workshops and events, bringing her warm heart and Qigong skills to teach and help others.
Ellie Coriell is a Certified Teacher in Wisdom Healing Qigong. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for the last 22 years incorporating her love of Qigong, Heart Centered Meditation, and other healing arts into her work. Her passion is helping people integrate all aspects of their lives and find greater happiness and wholeness. She has studied Qigong since 1993, and after having the good fortune to be on two month long retreats in China with Master Mingtong Gu, has devoted her study to Wisdom Healing Qigong, finding it to be the most powerful and effective Qigong practice. She teaches in the community and is an adjunct professor of Qigong at Colorado College. She loves incorporating the Qigong in leading pilgrimages to Ireland. She has worked to create a thriving Qigong community in Colorado Springs. She organizes and is a lead teacher at the Colorado Springs Healing Intensive Retreat each fall.
Debra Chamberlin-Taylor will be Lead Assistant Teacher. Debra Chamberlin-Taylor is a Certified Teacher in Wisdom Healing Qigong. Debra has been teaching meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and nationally for 20 years. She has had a private practice as a psychotherapist, and has taught retreats on conscious relationship and spiritual growth for over 30 years. She also leads workshops on embodiment of awareness and love in relationships and in our diverse world. In addition to practicing Vipassana, she has been influenced by Dzogchen, Diamond Heart and devotional practices. More recently she has become a certified teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong after finding Qigong and mindfulness used together to be the most healing and transformative practice in her long spiritual journey.
Rhandee Lipp will be a Lead Assistant Instructor. Rhandee is a Certified Level 2 Instructor in Wisdom Healing Qigong. She came to Wisdom Healing Qigong seeking relief from a chronic pain syndrome that started suddenly. Through dedicated practice she recovered from this condition that was typically reported to be “incurable.” In addition to becoming pain free, Wisdom Healing Qigong has provided amazing tools for personal growth on all levels. “Sharing this powerful healing practice with retreat participants brings me incredible joy.”
Adriane Oliver is a Certified Level II Teacher in Wisdom Healing Qigong. She has always been interested in the healing path and healing through connection with the natural world. She’s been a teacher of children with special needs, a psychotherapist, and a longtime practitioner of meditation and yoga. From the consequence of years of living with chronic fatigue, and subsequently, with Lyme disease, she has looked at alternative ways to support her body in healing — something she wasn’t finding through traditional western medicine. When she began practicing Wisdom Healing Qigong, she not only realized great relief from the symptoms of these chronic diseases, but also healing in unexpected areas. She feels devoted to sharing this amazing practice that has not only brought physical healing, but also allowed her to experience more self-assurance, peace, and joy in her life.