Khewang (Tibetan for Honored Scholar) Phuntsog Wangmo (Ping Cuowangmu) received her advanced degree from the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in 1988 after completing her five year training program and two-year residency. During that time she studied with the Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen, two of Tibet’s foremost Tibetan Medicine doctors who are credited with the revival of Tibetan Medicine within Tibet under the Chinese. Tibetan Medicine is recognized by China and also India as a licensed profession, with the use of the title of doctor. Khewang Wangmo had the exceptional opportunity of extensive clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for four years. Thereafter, she dedicated many years of work as a doctor of Tibetan Medicine in Eastern Tibet where she collaborated and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A. the non-profit organization founded by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. After that, she worked on behalf of A.S.I.A. setting up hospitals and training centers in the remote regions of Sichuan Province and Chamdo Perfecture.
Khewang Wangmo (Ping Cuowangmu) was appointed the International Director of the School of Tibetan Medicine in 2012. She is currently in residence at the Shang Shung Institute of America, the international seat of the School of Tibetan Medicine, where she continues in her leadership as Director and International Director of the Institute’s national and international programs.
Master Jane Yang is an internationally renowned Qigong Master who migrated to Australia from China. She has been practicing Qigong Therapy for over 35 years, and is renowned in China as a true Master of the art and science of Qigong Therapy. Master Jane nearly died from an incurable heart disease, but found a Qigong Master who was able to heal her. This inspired her to go on to learn from some of the most accomplished Qigong Masters in China. Master Jane Yang has developed a unique form of Qigong Therapy known as “Wuji Qigong Therapy” which she initially learned from her teacher, Master Li.
Vaidya R.K.Mishra (1952-2017) was an Ayurvedic health practitioner, product formulator, researcher, and educator, born into a family of Raj Vaidyas that boasted a 5000-year history of healing. His familial lineage is traced in the ancient Vedic text, the Puranas. His in-depth theoretical knowledge of the classical ayurvedic texts was accompanied by his unparalleled compassionate practical healing skills.
He held a GAMS (Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree from Bihar University and a Sanskrit degree from KSD University. Upon completing his formal institutional education he interned with his father, Kameshwar Mishra, for seven years, mastering the art and science of diagnosis and specialized remedy formulation as handed down in his ancestral lineage.
Emmett Hutchins was one of Dr. Ida Rolf’s first students. Dr. Rolf appointed Emmett as one of the first teachers of her work. As Dr. Rolf requested, in the 1970s Emmett moved from California to Boulder to focus on the work that would eventually bring into being the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.
In the early 1990s, after teaching in Boulder for years, Emmett and his partner Richard Stenstadvold (former Executive Director of the Institute), left the Rolf Institute and re-established the Guild for Structural Integration (Dr. Rolf’s original name for teaching her work). Emmett was devoted to Dr. Rolf and her work, and he did his best to carry on what he believed to be the highest principles she had taught him. Emmett taught and practiced Rolfing for 40 years and passed away peacefully in 2016 at his home in Kauai.