Coaches in the Peaceable Dragon Community
This is the current list of Coaches in the Peaceable Dragon Community. We add new Coaches from time to time, so please check back regularly... Listed alphabetically:
Paul Richard, Founder and Instructor Peaceable Dragon
Paul has been following the flow of Qi for nearly thirty years, learning from generous and talented master instructors on several continents. The founder of Peaceable Dragon, Paul teaches several forms of Qigong and Taijiquan. He is noted for his warmth and humor.
Pauline has been a practitioner of the internal arts since 1989. Her interests have included Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga and Reiki Jin Kei Do. She began teaching Tai Chi in 1997 and Qigong in 1999. Her primary focus has been as a certified instructor of Sheng Zhen Qigong. Pauline’s Qigong training includes numerous workshops, seminars, teacher trainings and intensive retreats in Asia/Pac, Europe and North America with Master Li Jun Feng, her principal Qigong teacher. Other Qigong teachers of note she has studied with include Li Jing, Francesco Garripoli, Daisy Lee, Master Wu Zhongxian and Roger Jahnke. With his approval, Pauline has recently begun teaching the Nine Phases of Cultivation and Mastery Qigong as developed by Roger Jahnke. Her deep commitment to the practice, along with her realistic approach to life, makes her an inspiration to her students.
Pauline's enthusiasm and love of Sheng Zhen Qigong is contagious, and her in-depth knowledge of the movements enables her to teach to the level of each student, from beginner through advanced. Pauline’s ready laughter and compassion for others embodies the spirit of Sheng Zhen. Pauline is a member of the Peaceable Dragon Instructors Association, and the National Qigong Association. She teaches weekly classes, weekend workshops and private instruction in Northern Virginia. Her teaching has led to working with cancer patients through INOVA’s Life with Cancer program and on an individual basis.
Brian has been learning the Tai Chi and Qi Gong under the primary tutelage of Paul Rischard. He has trained under the esteemed teacher Li Jun Feng in several forms of Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, and in Taiji sword under the renowned Li Jing. Brian also has extensive martial arts training in Tomiki-ryu Aikido, and various other martial disciplines. On a more personal level, Brian feels honored to be associated with the wonderful people of Peaceable Dragon. In addition to teaching, Brian's work experience is widely varied. His sense of humor is occasionally called into question, and he feels odd referring to himself in the third person.
Francesco “Garri” Garripoli left a full pre-med scholarship during the mid-‘70’s to study in Hawaii with a renowned 81 year-old doctor trained in integrative Eastern healing and known for his extraordinary medical results. Founder of Qigong Tracker and Energy Arts Global, he co-owns and operates a healing retreat on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i and teaches Qigong around the world.