Taoist Conclave

Pictured left to right:

Rev Johann HeYaoChi (Sifu Johann Sasynuik)
HeYaoChi – Harmonious Jade Pool, 25th Gen. Daoist teacher
Owner/Proprietor at Kung Fu Club – Fall City/Issaquah
At the Kung Fu Club Fall City/Issaquah, Sifu Johann HeYaoChi is dedicated to providing students with professional instruction in an inspiring and motivating environment. Xiong Jiang Wing Chun PaiSifu Johann is presently offering classes in Xiong Jiang Wing Chun Kung Fu. His classes include standing and seating meditation, to promote the present moment skills fundamental to both the “external” aspect and exercises of the Xiong Jiang Wing Chun Kung Fu and the “internal” aspects of the Qi Gong.

The Urban Monk Pedram Shojai, OMD
Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, filmmaker, NYT best selling author, and founder of He was ordained Taoist Minister in 2001, Priest in 2011 and then Abbott in 2016 through Dr. Carl Totton and the Taoist Institute. The Urban Monk website features a link to his pod cast and and his blog page.
13 Orchard, Suite 108, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Ven. Rev. Thomas McCombs DO
HeFeng DaoShi Abbot of Jin Dan Gaun
The Golden Elixir Temple An Academy for Daoist Study
My Si-Hing Thom McCombs DO, started my training in 1980 in the DaoDanPai (Way of The Elixir School). He began his Daoist studies with John Davidson & Bill Helm in San Diego in 1974, opening his own Dao training through the Boulder Community Free School before moving on to Osteopathic Medical School in Tulsa. He is Abbot of the Golden Elixir Temple near Napa, CA; not actively teaching at present. He practices medicine at Bay Area Osteopathic in American Canyon, and can be contacted at doctomco AT comcast DOT net.

Rev Billy Woods
Wandering Abbot of Spirit Gate Temple
Billy studied the Dao Dan Pai system (See Lineage/Teachers). He teaches workshops in Qi Gung and Tai Chi, and is also a professional drummer, performing at venues across the United States. By giving foundational instruction to folks who are not familiar with these forms (and to those with more advanced understanding), Billy shares his reverence for rhythm and a desire to open us to the higher good. This happy confluence of drummer and Daoist Abbot allows Billy to perform/teach his unique blend of mindfulness/playfulness.
Billy’s began playing drums nightclubs in 1958 while he was still in high school. Summers you’ll find him on the concert stages at venues across the USA, performing “The Peace is Possible Suite”, as the opening prayer at music festivals like Front Porch Fest, Elevation Belly Dance, The Starwood Festival, Darbukastani Independence Day and others (see his website for bio, photos, free downloads of his recordings, YouTube videos, class schedules and tour dates).

Ven Rev Dr. Bruce Eichelberg OMD
The Institute for Inspired Living
Reno Acupuncture
Reno Alternative Medicine
Balance Point Alternative Medicine Blog
85 Washington Street, Reno, NV 89503

Ven Rev Dr. Carl Totton
Taoist Institute of Los Angeles
The Heart of Tao
Dr. Carl Totton, Psy.D.
What’s This Tao All About?
10630 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Professor Carl Totton is the founder of the Taoist Institute. He has studied the Chinese healing, spiritual, and martial arts for over 45 years and is licensed as a clinical and educational psychologist. He teaches classes in all of the traditional Chinese internal and external martial arts, Qigong, Taoist meditation, and Tui Na, the ancient Chinese method of acupressure massage and medical Qigong. Located at is a DVD collection for you to train at home with Dr. Carl Totton’s The Core System DVD series. With DVDs on Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, internal martial arts combat, and the exciting Monk Fist series, you can learn the secrets of Dim Muk, Dim Xue, and Dim Ching and much, much more.

Venerable Reverend Bill Helm
Taoist Sanctuary – The Well-Inner Looking Place
Jing Gaun History
Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego
4229 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
The Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to the teaching of Taijiquan, Qi Gong and Taoist meditation, Taoist philosophy and Traditional Chinese Healing methods. The school was founded in 1975, and is directed by Bill Helm, Taoist Priest, Chinese medical practitioner and martial artist. A Class Calendar and a list of products offered that include video instruction on DVD of Qi gung practices and Tui na, healing arts, are offered at Also offered are some short instructional videos on Vimeo, and reminders and tips for your practice that you may find helpful. All of these videos are free to use and share.

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Rev Dr. Michael Milner, Ph.d, Th.D, D.Min
Spiritual Teacher, Pastoral Counselor
Awakened-Life Coach
Flowering Heart Temple
300 Feather Tree Drive, Clearwater, FL 33765
Rev Dr. Milner is a Spiritual Teacher, Pastoral Counselor and Ordained Interfaith Minister who embodies diverse spiritual traditions: Taoist, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and more. Lecture and workshops topics might include Stages of Awakening & Transformation in various spiritual traditions, Chakras, Kundalini, Dhyana (meditation) & Samadhi (Union) Many Pathways to the Sacred Taoist Meditation, Qigong & Energy Healing Mystical Esoteric Christianity: Christian Meditation, Centering Prayer & the Christian Contemplative Tradition The Path of Awakening & God Realization.
Monday on-line class 9:00pm EST Flowering Heart light meditation Vimeo or Facebook Live with Michael Milner & Suzanne Champlin
In person classes on Wednesday, Taoist Elixir system, at 6:00p-7:20p and at 7:30p-9:00p Flowering Heart Blessing circle, Meditation & Satsang beginning with a crystal bowl meditation. IMPORTANT NOTE: Call 727-686-3912 or email michael AT floweringheart DOT org in advance.

Sifu Janis Gabriel (He Long Dao Shi)
Abbess of Phoenix Virtue Temple (Fong De Guan)
Phoenix Virtue Temple
Longmont, CO
Sifu Janis Gabriel of Phoenix Virtue Temple has over 50 years experience in the areas of movement, body dynamics, and healing arts, as well as life-long spiritual/religious studies. Areas of study include numerous dance genres, Kung Fu, Taiji, Qigong, Taoist religion/philosophy/healing arts, world religion and philosophy, as well as yoga and various massage therapies. As a lineage holder in Dao Dan Pai she teaches Qigong, Taiji, and Taoist healing arts. Sifu Gabriel is currently teaching via the internet with in person classes to resume in the near future, and can be contacted at helungpvt AT gmail DOT com.