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Lama Tantrapa

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Sharon Smith has been practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, & other Taoist spiritual and healing arts for 33 years & teaching them for 28. Her influential teachers include Masters Mantak Chia
(she was in his original class of western students in 1981),
Li Jun Feng, Ming Chan, and T.K. Shih. Other important teachers include Jeanette Chi, Gilles Marin, Don Ahn, Carol Anthony,and Livia Kohn as well as many other Tao masters.
In 2011, she attended the Wudang Martial Arts Internal Kung Fu Academy in China.

Sharon is certified by Master Mantak Chia's Universal Tao system as a Senior Instructor and Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner.
She is also certified by the International Sheng Zhen Society to teach Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, the work of Master Li Jun Feng. In addition, Sharon has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. She has traveled many times to China, Thailand, India, the Philppines, and New Zealand  to further her studies.

Sharon was a seminar leader at China's "Women in Daoism" conference in 2011 and a presenter at the 2009 International Tai Chi Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a recipient of numerous foundation grants for her work with senior citizens and in community mental health programs. Sharon was a spokesperson for Qigong on the nationally syndicated PBS television show, "Asian America" and was the Chinese Astrology columnist for the Asian Food and Lifestyle Journal from 2005-2007.