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Happy New Year, 2019!  Isn’t winter great!

Brand new year, brand new classes, brand new locations!  Please click on Classes and Services for more details, but in a nutshell:

Private Sessions:

New location:  Cranbrook, Kootenay Health Center

New location:  Invermere, Renaissance Wellness Center


Introduction to Qigong for Health – Potpourri for Cultivating Vitality

  • Kimberley Conference Center, January 19 and 20, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days
  • cost:  $59 for one day, $99 for both days
  • please contact me to confirm registration – 250 427 6474 or

Winter Qigong Intensive – College of the Rockies

  • Cranbrook campus, COTR, February 1 and 2, 2019
  • Friday – 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm
  • cost:  $139 + GST
  • please click to register or for more information

Stay tuned regarding weekly classes – I am exploring some options and will let you know what I have been able to find and create!

I am currently in the middle of teaching a first year Medical Qigong Practitioner course – with a wonderful group of students!  This class (which can lead to a 200-hour certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner) will be offered again starting in September – please check back for details.

I am also teaching, in partnership with my teacher Wendy Lang, an online “Awakening Your Light Body” course, starting January 10 – if you are interested, please let me know, as it is not too late to join.  This work is an amazing way to expand consciousness, and create more peace, light, flow and harmony in your life!

Heads up – the “Learning to Channel” course I taught in November was a lot of fun and it was a hit, so I plan to teach it again this year, possibly in May.  So if you’re interested, please let me know.  I will add your name to the list!

Finally, I started the Doctorate of Medical Qigong program in November!  The Doctorate program specializes in the treatment of oncology, so am looking forward to adding those skills to the ones I have already gained.  It represents another 1000 hours of deeper study into Chinese Energetic Medicine – it is an amazing course, and I will keep you posted regarding the progress of my studies, the topic of my dissertation, and everything I am learning!

I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings, and seeing you in the near future!

With Blessings for a year of peace, love, light and abundance,




Fall Update 2018

Fall Leaves


The summer has transitioned into Fall, into the process of death and decay, and letting go…..

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”
Daphne Rose Kingma

And I am in the process of letting go of my work as a Health and Wellness consultant for the current company I work for, trusting I will be lead to, or I will create, whatever comes next….letting go of who I was and learning to be who I am in this moment.  I give gratitude to all I have learned from my previous job – the lessons it brought; am grateful it has helped fund all my studies (I am a lifelong learner!), and so glad it allowed me to meet and serve so many wonderful people! It is the longest job I have had (approximately 15 years), and I am so fortunate to have had this opportunity in my life – it has been a pivotal pillar in my spiritual growth, as have all my employment opportunities.  Hindsight is 20/20!

I will be teaching more in the future, and have a class of Qigong students currently in progress.  This is a year-long program, and we have made excellent progress to date!  The program culminates in a medical qigong clinic in June…we will be looking for volunteer clients at that time.  I continue to enjoy meditating (Lightbody) and hope to teach a face-to-face Lightbody class in the near future.  I will be teaching an online Lightbody course starting in January 2019 with my friend and teacher – Wendy Lang.  Please contact me if you are interested in the online version, or see details here.

I have been called to add Learning to Channel classes to the repertoire of classes I teach.  Channelling is a skill that anyone can learn in order to receive guidance and support for living your life with more peace and joy – all one needs is a strong intention to do so.  You will be taught to connect with the Highest Guides/Beings of Light, who have one’s highest good and spiritual growth as their priority.  They will advise, give a higher perspective to various situations in one’s life, and leave it up to the individual to make choices and decisions that are aligned with the individual’s intention. High guides only guide – they will not tell an individual what to do, and they do not predict the future. Many of the people who see me want higher insight into the events of their life – by teaching you how to channel, you will learn how to find these insights yourself. In essence, the guides and I are teaching you how to fish instead of giving you a fish. If you’re interested, let me know – a Learning to Channel class is running the weekend of November 10 and 11, 2018, and I will consider running another one in 2019 if there is enough interest.  Contact me by email – – if you would like to attend a Learning to Channel class.  I am open to arranging classes for specific groups – if you have six or more people who are interested, please let me know.

Finally, I have decided to take the Doctorate of Medical Qigong Program, specializing in Oncology, with my teacher Wendy Lang.  This is a two-year program, beginning later this month, creating a total of 2000 hours of study (since starting to study medical qigong in 2010). While oncology is not my preferred area of expertise, I believe understanding this area will help me research health maintenance and disease prevention strategies to nip cancer in the bud before it starts.  There is a part of me that also understands that cancer is a great teacher, and presents opportunities for healing for patients and their friends and family alike….perhaps that is another area that I can focus on.  I see the opportunity and need for people diagnosed with cancer to be able to socialize with each other and provide support to one another.  I see the creation of a local cancer support group in the near future that I would like to be a part of.  Qigong offers much to support and work along with Western treatment of cancer, including exercises to maintain health and vitality while undergoing treatment, exercises to supplement Western medicine practices, practices to reduce the harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and opportunities to learn stress reduction and relaxation techniques to support people going through cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Stay tuned!

Blessings for a fall filled with Light and Peace,


Awakening Your Lightbody Course

I am extremely excited about teaching the Awakening Your Lightbody course, with my teacher and friend Wendy Lang, in 2018!  I have been a student of Lightbody since 2014, and find it to be a great complement to my work as a Medical Qigong/Shamanic Chinese Medicine practitioner. This powerful meditation practice allows me to reach higher realms of consciousness for light, wisdom and guidance which I bring into my work and into my life.  Please see an excerpt from the Orin & Daben website below for an explanation of what the light body is, and why you might choose to awaken it.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at or call me at 250 427 6474.  For information regarding cost, please see Classes and Services.

What Is the Light Body? (from Orin and Daben website)
Your light body is an energy body that exists at a higher level, closer to your soul, than your chakras. You have seven vibrational energy body centers and three light body centers, for a total of ten centers that power and make up your light body.

As you awaken your light body you will learn how to change less harmonious energies into positive ones and use the energy around you to go higher. You may experience a stronger sense of personal power and a greater ability to control your emotions, stay centered, release old blocks and stuck emotional energy, and respond with love and compassion.

Your light body opens doorways to the higher realms of light, such as the soul plane. Awakening your light body assists you in adding light to your thoughts, opening your channel upward, and connecting with the Universal Mind. As you awaken your light body you will learn how to get into states of consciousness where you can more easily choose actions that reflect the light of your soul and higher self. You can experience many illumined states of awareness in these journeys; states of consciousness that are deeply insightful, blissful, and take you beyond thought into direct experiences of beingness. In these states you can see, sense, or feel the expansive energies of the higher dimensions and make them a part of your daily life.

Why Awaken Your Light Body?
Many of you are in the process of making the evolutionary leap of awakening your light bodies, made possible in part by the waves of light that are coming to the earth plane. DaBen and Orin have created the light body course as a way for you to take this evolutionary step.

What will understanding, using, and awakening your light body do for you? As your light body awakens, you draw to yourself opportunities to make a difference in the world as you grow more radiant with love and light. Awakening your light body can assist you in having a clearer vision of what you are here to do, lifting the veils so you can see more of your purpose and why you are here. As you gain a stronger connection to the Higher Will and Universal Mind, you are able to more easily attract abundance, new opportunities, and loving relationships.

Awakening your light body can help you create states of inner illumination, mental clarity, and an open heart. You can be more focused, mentally alert, and physically vibrant. You can more easily choose how you want to feel and the thoughts you want to think. You will learn how to get into states of consciousness where you can more easily choose actions that reflect the light of your soul and higher self. You can experience many illumined states of awareness in these journeys; states of consciousness that are deeply insightful, blissful, and take you beyond thought into direct experiences of beingness. In these states you can see, sense, or feel the expansive energies of the higher dimensions and make them a part of your daily life.

If you are a writer, musician, artist, teacher, healer, or in any creative field, awakening your light body can assist you in achieving the inspired and intuitive state of consciousness needed to excel at your work. If you are teaching or working with others, it will help your work to have a more profound effect and to make you more magnetic to clients and students.

Awakening your light body can improve your personal relationships. As your energy becomes more beautiful and radiant, people will act and think in higher, more loving ways around you without your trying to change them. Your heart will be more open and you will understand what it means to love as your higher self and soul. As you work with the light body centers you can learn to become transparent to lower energies, and choose inner peace more often. If you are around children, these energies can help them stay calmer and more focused.

Awakening your light body enables you to reach expanded states of consciousness. Your ability to sense the subtle energies of your soul will increase. You will learn ways to bring your soul’s consciousness into your personality and daily life as you open the channel between you, your higher self, soul, and/or guide. You can develop your clairvoyant sight, psychic, and healing abilities.

Working with these centers can enhance any other path or techniques you are using and enjoy. They can greatly enhance any other therapeutic techniques you have chosen.

It is easy to awaken your light body. The energy centers that power the light body are definite and real. You can feel and work with them, creating positive and lasting results as you do this. You can go higher, feel more balanced, stable, clearheaded, creative, and gain a new perspective on life.

We want to mention that all spiritual growth is a process of unfolding consciousness, and as you awaken your light body and grow spiritually, you will still have challenges and lessons that are opportunities for growth. However, as you become more radiant and filled with light, you will have more skills to move through these lessons with greater ease and joy.

Upcoming Courses/Seminars – Fall 2017


Hello!  I hope you are enjoying the warmth, the light, and the joy of these beautiful summer days!  I am heading off to New York for the Immortal Sisters conference in Phoenicia at the end of August, and land back here in September to hit the ground running!

The Summer Qigong Intensive was held at the Aboriginal Gathering Place on the campus of the College of the Rockies on June 24 and 25th – it was AWESOME…the participants enjoyed beautiful weather, a beautiful space, and the beauty of each other’s company!   Each person was able to experience the energy of the Fire Element, and determine whether it was bountiful or deficient within them – ways to better balance the fire element were then shared with the participants.

The next seminar in the Five Element series of Qigong intensives will be held at the College of the Rockies on September 9 and 10, 2017 – Late Summer, and the Earth Element, with a focus on the Spleen and Stomach organs.  For more information, and to register, please click here.

Also starting in September is the first seminar of the Medical Qigong Practitioner level series.  There will be an information/question and answer opportunity about the upcoming seminar series, on Thursday, August 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Trickle Creek Lodge in Kimberley.  Please email me if you are interested, and I will forward you a document outlining the details of the training.

Opening to a Higher Path – Guided Meditation

Hi Everyone,

I recently had the pleasure of listening to this meditation, and decided to post a link to it to see if it resonates with you.  It is on the Orin and Daben Lightbody website home page, and is free to listen to or download.  Link is below the picture.


I have made a commitment to open to a higher path, and would like to invite you on the journey….enjoy!

Orin Meditation – Opening to a Higher Path

Blessings of peace, love and light,


January 2017 – Happy New Year!


I haven’t added a new post for over a year….it was almost exactly a year ago today I was shocked to learn my Mother had just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  She left the earthly plane approximately six weeks later.  So imagine my surprise when I realized this Christmas holiday was the most peaceful and serene I had ever experienced.  How is this possible, I asked myself, after such a devastating loss?

This year has been one of the hardest years of my life; it has shaken me to the very core of who I am – or rather, who I thought I was.  Somehow though, I am in a better place than I was before. I have more peace, more joy, more clarity regarding who I am and what I came here to do.  It is through the darkness I felt and experienced after my mother’s death that I found more light; indeed, I found MY light.

We have a choice in each moment of who we want to be when faced with tough situations like this.  These tough times, times of darkness, despair, frustration, and loss, they polish us; they give us an opportunity to grow, to learn, to feel, heal and transform…without the darkness, how would we ever be able to see the light?

I am sitting in a place of deep gratitude for my Mom – all the strengths, beliefs, virtues, and gifts she passed on to me, and all the things I learned from her.  I know what she sacrificed for me and my siblings….how hard she worked to give us the life she did….and how much she loved us!  She feels closer to me, is with me more, now that she is gone than when she was alive.  I understand that death does not separate us, and love continues well beyond the end of physical being-ness. So perhaps that is where the sense of peace and joy comes from – knowing we are never truly apart from our loved ones, and knowing in darkness, there is an opportunity to find and experience more light, more love, more joy than we could have thought possible. In the darkness is an opportunity to heal.


“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly” Lao Tzu

This has been a year of tremendous shift and change, and this change continues to guide and move me through 2017.  I am being called work differently – less weekly classes, more seminars, more online sessions, and a focus towards spiritual and soul work – helping people increase consciousness, and live from their heart, with joy!  Not sure what that looks like yet, but am excited at this change in direction – it feels more aligned with who I am.

I am really enjoying teaching medical qigong/shamanic chinese medicine seminars – stay tuned for possible dates for the fall!  It is extremely satisfying to help others learn about the process of spiritual cultivation and healing.

In the near future, I am looking forward to starting post-graduate shamanic chinese medicine seminars with my teacher Wendy Lang this March.  I am also going to New York this summer to attend the Immortal Sisters Conference in August – to meet like-minded Taoist sisters and find out what others are doing in the Qigong, Tai Chi world.

Blessings for a year filled with love, peace, light and prosperity!


November 2015

Evolution of Consciousness

Medical Qigong is a wonderful transformative practice, with the underlying intent of developing greater consciousness, or awareness, of what is happening in our bodies, our minds, and our feeling and spiritual worlds.  Stagnation, or blockages, in our spiritual and energetic fields and bodies can manifest into dis-ease in our physical bodies, or at the least, rob us of important vitality – it is important to have a way to connect with these aspects of our being so we can transform any energy that blocks us from manifesting our true beauty and light into the world.

I’ve spent the latter half of my life trying to understand what Consciousness is, what it means, how to define it, how to gain it and how to help others understand it.  In addition to Medical Qigong, and courses in Channeling and Mediumship, I have also been studying the Lightbody, with wonderful results.  Lightbody meditations are designed to bring awareness to the energetic aspects of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves, and how to bring more light into all of these parts of us.  I attended the most recent Lightbody Meditation (held every April and October in Medford, Oregon) and came away feeling lighter and more energized after three days of meditation.

Imagine my surprise when, after my return, I started to experience intense anxiety.  I questioned my studies, I questioned my abilities, I was questioning whether or not all my efforts to develop consciousness were in vain, as I was feeling more anxious than I had ever felt in my entire life!  Then, it hit me…..

The consciousness I was gaining was what was making me aware of the anxiety!  I likely experienced anxiety all the time, but was so skillful at applying the masks I used to cover it that I was hardly ever aware of it! Until now.  Now I had to face it…now I could face it, because I could feel it.  I marvelled at the strength of the masks I had used to conceal it, and to avoid feeling it.

We have a saying in Qigong, “you have to feel it to heal it”.  It is an important part of classes and of sessions.  For real transformation to occur, the journey will be at times joyous and at other times, uncomfortable and difficult.  I wish you blessings of peace and love through these times, as you bring light to the dark corners we all have.


Winter is coming, a time for quiet contemplation.


All classes in Cranbrook and Kimberley are running – please see Classes and Services for times and locations.  I am available for individual sessions in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

I am offering package deals for sessions, as one session is usually insufficient to create the transformation people seek; regular attendance at classes is recommended and is much more economical, but I have tried to make the sessions more economical for regular clients as well.

The Winter Intensive – Water Element, is fast approaching – it is being held January 29 and January 30, 2016, at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.  Please register early to avoid disappointment, we have sold out the last two intensives.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to seeing you soon!