The Participants

Submitted by James Miller on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 13:05
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Bill Frazier

Bill Frazier began practicing sacred movement in the early 1970s while living in an intentional community studying the teaching of George Gurdjieff. In the early 1980's Bill lived for a time in an Ashram in India where dancing darshans were one of the main practices. In 1984 he began studying Chinese systems of movement including Yang style Taijiquan, and many different qigong systems. In 1994 he began practicing Jinjing qigong. He has a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and studied with J.R. Worseley, the founder of that style of acupuncture. He has spent many summer months in China studying with Dr. Wang Qingyu, the lineage holder of the Jinjing qigong system.

Roger Jahnke

Roger Jahnke is a doctor of oriental medicine and founder of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (Website: He is a prominent Qigong teacher, speaker and workshop leader. His books include The Healer Within and The Healing Promise of Qi. Roger lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Jeff Nagel

Jeff Nagel is a licensed acupuncturist and has trained in Daoist Healing and Internal Martial Arts since 1969. He studied with swell-known teachers including Share K. Lew, Nobu Asano and Richard Tan. Jeff teaches classes in acupuncture, Chinese medicine and internal Qigong throughout the USA.

Solala Towler

Solala Towler is editor of The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Taoism, a national magazine with readers all over the world. He is also author of "A Gathering of Cranes: Bringing the Tao to the West" and "Embarking on the Way: A Guide to Western Taoism" and is the founder of Abode of the Eternal Tao which publishes books on the Taoist arts. He has been practicing the Taoist arts for over twelve years and is an instructor of Soaring Crane Qigong, Essence Qigong, Wuji Gong as well as Taoist meditation. In addition, he is a board member of the National Qigong Association * USA. Solala leads yearly tours to China to study qigong and visit temples and the acclaimed Yellow Mountains.

Michael Winn

Michael Winn studied with Mantak Chia before establishing his own organization, Healing Tao USA ( He is a well-known author, retreat leader and has produced numerous instructional videos on Qigong, focussing especially on internal alchemy.