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2009: 2 part series on Endocrine disorders with Jeffrey C. Yuen:

The endocrine system and the hormones it releases influences almost every cell, organ and function of our bodies. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth, development, function and metabolism. The Endocrine system also plays an integral part in sexual function and the reproductive processes. The study of endocrinology began in China. The Chinese were isolating sex and pituitary hormones from human urine and using them for medical purposes by 200 CE. They used many complex methods, preceding the Western study of endocrinology by over 1500 years. Classical CHinese Medicine Acupuncture differentiates wei qi, ying qi and yuan qi for addressing health imbalances. In order to effectively treat endocrine disorders it is important to understand the interplay between these different expressions of qi and their impact on the endocrine system. The Endocrine system is a highly sophisticated system constantly exchanging information. Glands release hormones directly in the bloodstream, where they are transported to organs and tissues throughout the body. This course overviewed pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroids, hypothalamus, adrenal and reproductive glands and their interplay. Endocrine disorders such as diabetes, hypo-and hyperthyroidism as well as adrenal exhaustion were also covered.

2008: One-Year Training in Chinese Medical Aromatherapy with Jeffrey C. Yuen:

For thousand of years, the therapeutic use of essential oils of aromatic plants has been utilized for the maintenance and restoration of health. Essential oils were applied to create healing on the multi-layered body/mind/spirit continuum. This program discusses the energetic qualities of essential oils and properties such as volatility and viscosity, along with a framework from Chinese medical perspectives, including associations between odor qualities, taste, and five elements. Based on a recognition of the characteristics of the parent plant, correlations will be given between the differents oils and their energetic levels and effects on specific organs and metabolic systems. Chinese medical and therapeutic strategies, such as strengthening the upright qi, eliminating toxins, or removing blockages will be presented along with guidelines for selecting the appropriate essential oils to formulate synergies for the treatment of individuals with different clinical problems, including degenerative conditions, psychological issues, lifestyle stressors, and infections. Classical concepts of character-typing will also be explored and how to mediate these temperaments.

2007 - 2008: HEALING WITH GEMS & STONES (A Chinese Medical Perspective) with Jeffrey C. Yuen:

Stones and gems have historically been a major component of Chinese Medicine with Their properties being described and outlined in the major materia medicas (ben cao). In these texts, stones are considered living evolving entities. Their density and solidity represent greater permanence in healing and the stabilization of energetic intentions and therapies. They can also serve as chelating agent to draw out toxins from the body-mind-spirit continuum. In addition, the application of stones on acupoints or as jewelry can promote certain healing vibrations and draw positive influences or repel negative factors. This program examines the healing properties, structure, color, and application of stones and gems. Topics covered will include elixirs, cleansing & recharging stones, acupoint applications, heated or moxa stones, home/office displacement, ancient & "new" stones,crystal designs, and light interaction.

2006 - 2008: Donna Eden Energy Medicine Certification:

The Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program is based on a curriculum developed by Donna Eden, author of "Energy Medicine". Donna Eden combines the work of John Thie's Touch for Health system along with her own vision and understanding of energy. Donna Eden sees the following energy systems: Aura, Celtic Weave, Grid, Meridians, Chakras, Strange Flows, Five Rhythms, Triple Warmer and Electrics. Her approach offers exercises and numerous healing protocols designed to balance and strengthen these different energy systems.

1991 - 2007: Graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (1991-1995); Teacher (1995-2007) and Dean of Advanced Studies (2000-2007):

This 4-year healing school is based on Barbara Brennan's own original healing techniques and understanding of the dimensions of mankind. Barbara Brennan is a world renowned healer and author. The philosophy of the school is that mankind exists on 4 dimensions. The first dimension is the physical, which most people are familiar with. The second dimension is the auric field, the energy field that comprises our personality. The third dimension is a level of intention called the haric dimension; this is the level that holds our intention to incarnate as well as our soul longings. And finally the fourth dimension of core essence holds both our individual essence as well as our unity consciousness with God. Dis-ease or inability to manifest our longings results when in any of these dimensions or out of balance. Barbara has developed specific hands-on healing techniques to address each of these dimensions of human kind. These healing techniques as well as spiritual and psychological processes called "Brennan Healing Science" are taught to the students during the 4-year program.

2002 - Current: Doctorate in Medical Qigong from the International Institute of Medical Qigong and Dean of Psychology:

Medical Qigong Therapy is a form of Chinese Energetic Medicine, and is one of the four foundational schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi in this context is translated to mean "Life Force Energy" and Gong is translated to mean "Acquired Skill." This intensive program is designed by Professor Jerry Johnson, having studied for more than thirty-one years, he is recognized both in China and the West as America's leading authority on Medical Qigong Therapy. Professor Johnson is licensed as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (D.T.C.M.) in Beijing, China, and has served with national and international committees to promote and encourage the practice of Medical Qigong. The course includes instruction and training from his textbook entitled: "Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy, A Comprehensive Clinical Text." Medical Qigong therapy and prescriptions combine the use of breath work with individual physical movements, creative visualization and intention. The primary goal is to purge toxic emotions from within the body's tissues, eliminate energetic stagnation's, as well as strengthen and balance the internal organs and energetic fields.

2003 - Current: Clairvision

Clairvision is based on the work of Dr. Samuel Sagan. Clairvision incorporates meditation techniques to awaken the subtle bodies and structures. Inner space techniques work on psychological issues and also create an environment to explore spiritual spaces and presences. Samuel Sagan is the author of 15 books on meditation and spirituality for the modern age. Additionally, he is a medical doctor, an acupuncturist, homeopath, astrologer, musician, Sanskrit scholar and is adept in many other disciplines all of which contribute to the brilliance and multidimensionality of this work.

2004 - 2005: Associate Clinical Director of Academy of Five Element TCM College (Hallandale, FL):

During this time, I assisted Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, of the International Institute of Medical Qigong, at the Academy of Five Elements TCM Medical Qigong program. I also participated in the school's Medical Qigong Clinic.

2004: Oncology Training and Certification from the International Institute of Medical Qigong:

This was a 6 month course designed to teach the foundational knowledge of Medical Qigong to treat specific types of tumors and cancer, as well as how to provide specific exercise prescriptions to augment the healing treatment protocols.

1993 - 2003: Diamond Heart Training

Diamond Heart is based on the work of A.H. Almaas. The Diamond Approach is a teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth and object-relations psychological theories. In the Diamond Approach, inquiry is a main technique through which the soul explores its self and its experience. A.H. Almaas, the founder of Diamond Heart is the author of 12 books on spirituality and psychotherapy.

1995 - 1998: Graduate of the Society of Souls

The Society of Souls is based on the work of Jason Schulman. Jason Schulman is a gifted healer, author and musician. The Society of Souls work is based on using the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical text to access healing and transformational states of consciousness.

1998 - 1999: Graduate of the JivaMukti Yoga Center

Jivamukti style Yoga is a method of Hatha yoga practice born from the personal experience of Sharon Gannon and David Life. It is a psycho-physically challenging Hatha yoga class combined with relevant spiritual teachings.

1993 - 1997: Graduate of the Core Energetics Institute

The School of Core Energetics is a body-centered psychotherapeutic approach founded by John Pierrakos. John Pierrakos and Alexander Lowen were students of Wilheim Reich. Core Energetics is based on combining Reichian therapy with the insights from the Pathwork, a series of psycho-spiritual lectures delivered by his wife, Eva Pierrakos.

1994 - 1995: Graduate of the Lung Ta Institute

The Lung Ta Institute teaches an in-depth program on the theory and practice of deep tissue massage and structural realignment.

1984 - 1992: Yoga Studies

During this time, I lived and studied in a spiritual and meditation community. Four of these years were spent in service at an ashram with over 1 of the years in India.

Bachelor's and Master's of Business Administration from The University of Texas

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