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- Zachary Krebs - Assistant Tai Chi, Qigong and Yi Jin Jing Instructor. Web Designer, Database Engineer, and Administrative Support
- Stasi Maxwell - Administrative Assistant, Event Coordination/Hospitality.
Michael Vasquez, lineage instructor, has been a practitioner of the Internal Healing Arts since the age of 16. He began his formal training with the Martial practices at the Kido Institute, Santa Fe, NM, where his training & teaching included classes in: Ji Do Kwan, Tai Chi, Yoga, Chi Gung, Soft Style Kung Fu. The natural development of the practice moved from “external” to “internal”, from martial to healing & health.
As the Instructor & Outreach- Director for the Internal Arts Institute / Taoist Studies Society, located in Santa Fe & San Francisco, he then taught the practices of Taoist Yoga, Tai Chi/Chi Gung, Hshing-I (5 elements) & Chi Gung, at the IAI while continuing his training with the T.S.S. On-going teaching/training led to a more formal relationship with Master Zhou Rhong Qin Tsai, and the Internal Lineage Tradition was brought to America from Taiwan .The focus of the training encompassed wholeness, rehabilitation & "returning to the state of the child" using the traditional methods of Hshing-I, Tai Chi & Ba Gua.
“In the spirit of ‘those who came before me’, we offer any & all of what has been passed as it is appropriate, to those who have the sincere interest. “It is my belief that the Health & Harmonious aspects of the practices are needed to balance the conflictive, competetive and dominate approaches, in these times, with respect to all things connected.”
Quintsai Rong Zhou, lineage holder & native Hoklonese, was brought up in the oldest historical district of Dao Da Cheng, Taiwan. Da Dao Cheng is renowned for its medical arts of herbology and healing. Speaking the Hoklonese language (an ancient Chinese language spoken in the Tang and Song Dynasty in Chin (600-1200 A.D.), Mr. Zhou was among the few and last of the contemporary Chinese that received the lineage tradition education and mastered the classic ancient medical texts and related healing arts.
Mr. Zhou performed master level phyiscal transposition theories of the spherical trigonometry (named Ba Gua), and interactive Yin/Yang transformations (Tai Chi), within the I-Ching (one of the oldest classic Chinese texts on the principles of changes). He has made revolutionary breakthroughs in the understandings of the transforming internal practice. He also bridges the meaning of this Internal practice to contemporary society by teaching the primary methodologies and principles.
Mr. Zhou's teaching career began in the early 1970's. He is known for the unique internal approach that helps realize life potential and further inspires advancement and refinement.
In 1993, Mr. Zhou founded the Internal Lineage Tradition, an educational organization for the public to continue self-initiated learning and advancement. Mr. Zhou as his staff teachers make this internal practice and self-healing available in local ITL schools across the country.