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Claire C. Cunneen
College of Tao, Director
Claire is a College of Tao certified InfiniChi Life coach and Qigong therapist (InfiniChi Energy Therapy). Her training as a Life coach includes the practice of Feng Shui for the Five Healths. She is an Alexander technique teacher graduated from the American Center for the Alexander Technique, NY.
Claire is a College of Tao / Chi Health Institute certified senior instructor in Self-Healing Qigong, Eight Treasures Qigong, Crane Style Qigong and Harmony Style Tai Chi. Her Chi Health Institute certifications also include Taoist meditation, Dao-In & Ba Gua-Merry-go-round.
Claire has been teaching self-development through movement, body-mind techniques and Qigong, meditation and reflection across the US and in Europe for 30 years. She designed and taught the Qigong curriculum at Mercy College’s Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program and was one of the original instructors in the Qi development program at Yo San University of TCM. She offers therapeutic care with individually tailored Qigong protocols and with Qigong Therapy as part of the TCM modalities available at AcuCentre, gives private and group instruction in Qigong & Tai Chi, offers private coaching and Feng Shui consultations, and co-moderates InfiniChi Life coaching, Feng Shui and healthy cooking seminars.
CHI Health Institute, Dean
College of Tao, Associate Director
Degree Program, Dean
To learn more about C.H.I., click here. Dr. Joseph Miller is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Integrative Anatomy. Dr. Miller is the Dean of the College of Tao Degree Program. He is also Director of the CHI Health Institute, a Master Instructor of Harmony Tai Chi, and a Senior Instructor of Dao-In. He teaches Harmony Tai Chi at the UCLA School of Medicine and has conducted workshops, classes, and retreats across the country.
International Taoist Meditation Institue (I.T.M.I.), Dean
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\Olivia is honored to facilitate the teachings of Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Dr. Daoshing Ni, and Om Ni. The living lineage of the Ni family is a thriving treasure of spiritual wisdom and depth.
InfiniChi Medical Qi Gong Institute, Dean
InfiniChi Medical Qi Gong is an ancient healing modality, sometimes referred to as "acupuncture without needles". To learn more, click here. Arnold Tayam is an internationally recognized Master Instructor and a graduate of Haidian University of Beijing, graduate of the International Institute of Medical Qigong, Director of The Longevity Center, served as Professor of Medical Qigong at Five Branches University, and is a featured instructor and designer for several professional Qigong and Tai Ji works, video and book publications. Professor Tayam teaches for universities, hospitals and clinics, including Stanford University CIM, SCSP, and IVF. He also has served on the Board of Directors for the National Qigong Association.As Dean of The Infinichi Medical Qi Gong Institute, with over 30 years experience, Dr. Tayam conducts a Clinical Medical Qigong practice, offering private Medical Qigong healing sessions, as well as private instruction and classes in Chinese Medical Qigong, Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi), Bagua Zhang, Yi-Quan and the Taoist arts.
Sue Sharp Sullivan
College of Tao, Registrar & Study Resources Coordinator
Sue Sharp Sullivan is deeply honored to have recently joined the College of Tao administration as the College of Tao Registrar She has been associated with the Ni FamilyTradition for over 30 years. Sue has served as Study Resources co-ordinator, and the Book Store Co-ordinator at the Annual COT Retreats promoting the Ni family Books, and Infinichi Herb products. She is a Certified teacher of 8 Treasures QI Gong, ITMI Meditation, and has been a Mentor for over 20 years.
. She looks forward to assisting the COT community as Registrar. She considers the Ni Family’s invaluable teachings of the Integral Way to be a guiding light towards the enrichment of all mankind in their journey towards enlightenment.
InfiniChi Energy Healing Institute, Dean
Mentor Program, Director
InfiniChi Energy Healing is an ancient healing modality, sometimes referred to as "acupuncture without needles". To learn more, click here. To learn more about mentorship, click here. Edward Sullivan has been in the Healing Arts for 30 years. In the early 80’s he migrated to Los Angeles, California where he met Hua-Ching Ni, a Taoist Master. Edward began studying Taoism and eventually became a “Mentor” in The Integral Way Society. He became a Senior Instructor through C.H.I. and has taught Fundamentals of Taoism and various QiGong classes at Yo San University of acupuncture for the past 15 years. In 2007, Edward became a Certified InfiniChi Teacher, and currently teaches the InfiniChi Energy Healing Program at Yo San. He also practices InfiniChi at the “weSpark” cancer support center in Sherman Oaks and at his office in Chatsworth. The past four years has taught a Self Healing Qigong class at the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation. Ed also has a private Energy Healing practice in Chatsworth. He lectures at hospitals, support groups and therapist retreats. He did his undergraduate work at Northern Illinois University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, and he did his graduate work at Northwestern University, earning a Master's degree in the Arts. Ed considers himself very fortunate to continue to study with the Ni family.
Mentor Program, Associate Dean
Divinity Program, Associate Dean
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Amira is a dedicated cultivator of a large treasure trove of spiritual practices as taught by the Ni family tradition. These practices have truly deepened her faith in Life, Nature & the Universe. She is certified in most of the programs offered through COT and is currently studying to be certified in the Chinese Nutritional Course. Using food as medicine since overcoming cancer three decades ago, while valuing the beauty, proper cooking methods and tasty fresh flavors, she loves to help others use this knowledge in their own healing.
Together, with an outstanding team of Senior Mentors and an talented Assistant collaborator — Amira carefully coordinated a revitalization the Mentor’s Handbook which shows Mentor’s how to skillfully navigate the inner and outer worlds of being so they can master themselves, be of service to humanity as well as gain a thorough understanding of the Ni family teachings & practices. She feels it is an honor to coordinate the Mentor’s program for this profound unbroken lineage that has been uniquely preserved intact throughout many generations.
Advanced Taoist Practice Program (A.T.P.), Dean
To learn more about A.T.P., click here. Peter Stege, D.O.M. began his study of Taoism and Taoist movement arts with Tai Chi Chuan at the University of New Mexico in 1973. In 1985 he began his study of Ni Family Earth Style Tai Chi and Eight Treasures in Taos, New Mexico. He has studied with several Tai Chi teachers in Santa Fe, New Mexico since the 1980’s. He is currently certified by CHI Health Institute in several forms. Peter has completed the Infinichi medical Qi Gong program with Arnold Tayam through COT and is Dean of the Advanced Traditiaonal Practice Program (ATP) of College of Tao. In December, 2014 he retired from his TCM medical practice and in 2016 he and his wife, Jody, moved to Reno, Nevada to be closer to 2 of their sons and 4 of their grand-daughters. They now host a monthly study group and Peter teaches Eight Treasures, Harmony Tai Chi and Tai Chi Sword. He also helps to coordinate Dr. Dao’s monthly Telestudygroup.
CHI Health Institute, Associate Dean
To learn more about C.H.I., click here. Curt has been studying The Integral Way for more than 30 years.
His initial inspiration came as a young man when he picked up the I Ching at a local bookstore in Sacramento, California. He is currently certified in various forms of The Integral Way, and has taught at Yo San University. Curt has also worked with a wide variety of people as a teacher and helper in both The United States and Europe.
Infinichi Life Coaching Institute, Dean
Infinichi Life Coaching uses the wisdom of the 5 elements and 5 healths to bring a balanced, full life to fruition. To learn more, click here. Since 1998, Mr. Christman has worked with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to advance and elevate organizational performance through individual achievement. He provides consulting services that bring individuals and teams to a point of performance breakthrough utilizing his specialized skills and experience in Neuro-Linguistics, assessment (individual and organizational) and Leadership and Team Development. He and his strategic partners bring the expertise needed to develop and execute organizational growth strategies.
In addition to holding an MA in Organizational Management,
Phillip has completed the MIT Executive Program in Business Dynamics which utilizes System Dynamics in solving complex business problems and helps organizations develop effective strategies, implement and manage change initiatives.
Sisters of the Universal Integral (or Heavenly) Way, Facilitator
I have always loved Nature and Her Silence, and am drawn to realize Her mysteries that bestow both Life and a longing to unite with that Life, consciously and wholly. In 1989 I left my profession as a lawyer and explored meditation and the Feldenkrais Method. While these modalities are deeply rewarding, it wasn’t until being introduced to the natural and universal spiritual teachings of the Integral Way (IW) that I began to appreciate Life’s gifts and sincerely reciprocate. It was some twenty years ago that I became a mentor of the IW. I am now a senior practitioner of tai chi and chi gong, meditation guide and facilitator of the Sisters of the Universal Integral Way (SUIW). All these experiences and Nature Herself inform my presentation style and deepen my love of inspiring people to fufill the True Nature of Life, allowing Her to flow simply and harmoniously through us and into our everyday lives.
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