Certified Flowing Zen Instructors

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In May, 2016, I completed the first-ever Flowing Zen Qigong Teacher Certification Program.

The following instructors survived 100 hours of grueling teacher-specific training in qigong, and passed both practical and written exams.

In addition to the teacher training, each instructor had 2-24 years of prior qigong experience before starting the certification program.

Some teacher certification programs count the student phase of the training toward the certification hours. If I did that, then these instructors would all be 200-hour certified (or more).

Instead, I prefer to differentiate between the student phase and the teacher-training phase. This is how I will keep my standards high for teacher certification.

The 100-hour training covered topics like: teaching The 18 Luohan Hands, The history of qigong (and tai chi), the absolute basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yin-Yang Theory, Five-Element Theory, appropriate touch, ethics, The Three Treasures, the 12 Primary Skills of Qigong, opening energy points, mindfulness and qigong, the 6 major energy points, the dosage of qigong, the research on qigong, what qigong can and cannot heal, when to call 911, and more…

Each instructor received the following certificate:

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Without further ado, here are the certified Flowing Zen Qigong instructors, listed alphabetically by last name!

Arun Blatchley
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Occupation: Media Editor
Website: zenhumans.net
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/zenhumans

 “I’ve been practicing qigong and kung fu since I was 17, and almost ten years later, I can’t imagine life without it! I’ve boosted my immune system, begun healing my scoliosis, and empowered myself to live life on my terms.” – Arun

Chuck Boardman
Location: Lake City Florida
Occupation: Happy husband, Occupational Therapist, and retired military officer.
Phone: 443-876-6293 

“I started learning Tai Chi forms in 1990 but never realized you could use them for more than moving meditation and balance training. After learning Flowing Zen Qigong for the past several years, it has changed the way I practice my martial arts. I have practiced qigong with other teachers but no one yet has introduced the wonderful “flowing willow” aspect that is found in the qigong taught by Sifu Anthony. It is great for my health and has helped me improve the internal aspect of my push hands and Tai Chi Chuan practice. I hope to share this with others in the Lake City area who are truly interested in learning this helpful practice.” – Chuck

Glen Boecher
Location: Gainesville, FL
Occupation: Family Mediator and Attorney
Website: qigongglen.com
Phone: 352-562-9750

“I have been practicing qigong since 2009, and it has enhanced virtually every aspect of my life on a fundamental level. I am grateful for the opportunity to train under Sifu Anthony Korahais, and enthusiastic about continuing to develop these skills and sharing them with others.” – Glen

Coro Borjas
Location: Gainesville, FL and beyond!
Occupation: Wellness Coach
Phone: 352-389-5148
Facebook: Wellness with Coro
Other: Hablo Español

“Qigong transformed my life! Years ago I was terrified dealing with health challenges also affecting my emotional state to the point of fearing for my life. Qigong provided me with a simple way of tuning up with self healing and empowerment while enjoying the practice.  Grateful for the amazing shift I experienced as result of practicing it. I am now passionate to share with others all over the world who seek to have better quality of life and to cultivate good health and vitality. ” – Coro 

Vickie Caligure
Location: Homosassa, FL
Occupation: Retired Physical Therapist and college instructor
Phone 352-220-1968

“I began QiGong learning from a book in 2006. My pracitce blossomed when I found Sifu Anthony at Flowing Zen. I am now a certified instructor in the Flowing Zen style and exicted to share the amazing benefits of QiGong. After 2 knee surgeries and the discovery of an impaired immune system, the practice of QiGong has kept me healthy in body, mind and spirit. I know it can make a difference!” – Vickie

Rachael Channing
Location: Gainesville, Florida (and beyond!)
Occupation: Free spirit retired from stress. Now working with individuals, small groups, large classroom settings and hosting live workshops in my capacity as a Flowing Zen Certified Qigong Instructor.
Phone: (352) 219-8111

“Qigong actually found me. I was a confused, stressed, unhappy, spiritually depleted individual in great physical pain due to multiple accidents. Fast forward 6 ½ years practicing Flowing Zen QIgong and I am happy, courageous, in much better physical condition, and feeling spiritual contentment. Feeling empowered to create a new life for myself I became a Certified Flowing Zen Qigong Instructor.” – Rachael 

Claire R. Holland, MD
Location: Jacksonville, especially The Beaches
Occupation: Claire Holland, MD, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Light Touch Therapist.
Website: holland.massagetherapy.com
Phone: (904) 535-4779

“I started Qigong at a time of tremendous upheaval in my life. I often began sessions feeling overwhelmed or tense, but by the end, I could breathe and smile again!” – Claire

Tamara Leisey
Location: Gainesville, FL
Occupation: Licensed Occupational and Massage Therapist
Phone: (352) 275-2829

“I have been practicing qigong and Chinese martial arts since 1996. These amazing arts have helped me to accomplish everything I’ve set out to do in my adult life, while maintaining vibrant health, youthful energy and enthusiasm! I’m eager to share the practices and benefits of qigong with all who are interested.” – Tamara  

Lauren Michelle Kolansky
Location: Gainesville, FL & Asheville, NC
Occupation: Healing Arts Facilitator / UF Health Integrative Medicine
Website: zenmethods.org
Phone: 925-998-3091

“Over 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a supposedly incurable debilitating neuro-skeletal muscle disease that caused extraordinary pain, anxiety, and depression. Qigong has been a powerful medicine that not only got rid of all my pain, but helped me to move again. Now I have more health and vitality than ever before! I can do more and handle more with joy and ease, as it strengthens my ability to let go, empowers my health and ignites the spark that continues to promote my creativity, strength and love for life.” – Lauren 

Monica Marquis
Location: Greater Toronto Area Canada
Occupation: Health Promotion Specialist
Phone: 905-483-3811
Website: www.monicamarquis.ca
Facebook: Qigong For Stress

“My focus is on qigong for stress, anxiety, and better sleep. I’m a Medical Qigong Therapist in addition to a qigong teacher. I teach at several locations in the Greater Toronto area.” – Monica

Mandi Palmer
Location: Asheville, NC
Occupation: Functional Medicine Health Coach
Phone: 828-575-8299

“Qigong has been the missing piece of the puzzle to connect my mind, body and spirit. I never knew REAL healing until I began practicing daily.” – Mandi

Elan Simon Parsons
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Occupation: Botanist, artist
Website: daoteajing.net

“Qigong helped me see the beauty in a life that I had all but given up on due to depression. I now live that life to its best and most fulfilling, and hope to help others to do the same.” – Simon

Lisa Patterson
Location: Gainesville, FL
Occupation: Licensed Massage Therapist
Phone: 352-377-7040
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.patterson.5454

“I discovered Qigong seven years ago. Qigong helps me to be a healthier person. I want to share this healing art with those who wish to be healthier too.” – Lisa

Michele Gonzales Talmor 
Location: Gainesville, Fl & Versailles France
Occupation: Massage Therapist, Medical Qi Gong practitioner, Biosyntonie and Nutripuncture practitioner
Phone: (352) 374-8170 (in Florida) and (33) 1-39557366 (in France)

I studied qigong with several teachers, but I discovered really the fun and the pleasure of practice through the teaching of Flowing Zen, and that gave me the desire to become a teacher.” – Michele 

Erin Taratoot, AP, LMT
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Occupation: Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor
Phone: 850-694-0225

“I discovered qi gong while in school for acupuncture, and I fell in love immediately.  The simple techniques have greatly improved my energy, mood and overall health.” – Erin 

Wendy Walton
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wendy.walton.771

“I started qigong to heal from Crohn’s Disease. I have achieved that and much more. I’ve practiced 6 years and have taught for three. I love teaching qigong, and especially the Warrior Stances (zhan zhuang).” – Wendy

Cloe Waterfield
Location: Gainesville, Florida & Tiverton, Nova Scotia
Occupation: Environmental Educator and Consultant
Websites: www.twenty-fifty.com and www.consciousbreathadventures.com
Twitter: @cloe2050

“I am a firm believer in the healing power of nature. Finding qigong, with its breathwork, gentle motion, stillness and positive thinking, was like settling into a soft pillow, deep in a pristine forest and saying aahhhh…” – Cloe 

Judith Williams, PhD
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Occupation: Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, University of Florida
Phone: (352)281-2783

Barbara B. Welsch, DVM, PhD
Location: Gainesville, FL
Occupation: Psychologist and Veterinarian
Website: http://acompassionateway.com
Phone: 352-727-2906

“I have learned that there is so much more to physical, emotional and spiritual health than what is readily apparent. I use qigong as my own healing practice and incorporate it into my psychotherapy practice. I also teach qigong at the Counseling and Wellness Center of the University of Florida. I offer 1 on 1 qigong lessons in Gainesville, and I use Reiki in my animal hospice practice.”

Anne Young
Location: Gainesville, FL
Occupation: Certified Flowing Zen Qigong Instructor!
Classes: Unity of Gainesville Church, 8801 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: 352-665-6727
Facebook Page: Heart-Centered Qigong

“My 6+ years of Flowing Zen training and practice have changed me from a tired old woman just waiting to retire and rest to a sexy sexagenarian who could hardly wait get certified and start this new and exciting career teaching qigong. I battled for years (probably a lifetime) with depression and I was suffering from chronic low back pain since 1992. Qigong gave me a toolbox of techniques to handle both. Sharing what I’ve learned and helping others get great results is my mission!” – Anne



Mindfully yours,
Sifu Anthony

I’m Anthony Korahais, and I used qigong to heal from clinical depression, low back pain, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. I’ve already taught thousands of people from all over the world to use qigong for their own stubborn health issues. I teach online courses, and also lead in-person retreats and workshops.

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