Lee Holden is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. Lee first discovered the healing power of Qi Gong and Tai Chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his varsity soccer career in college. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body, allowing him to return to playing while deepening his major in Psychology, he made their study a priority. He has translated works for Mantak Chia, a widely revered QiGong expert, and has trained and taught in numerous intercultural contexts in Asia.
Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over one hundred PBS stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He holds annual teacher training programs and weekly classes at his Santa Cruz Chi Center in California with on-line and in-person programs. His intention is to bring this healthful and effective practice into greater public awareness.
Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth manner have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He is a stress management consultant for top Silicon Valley corporations including Apple, 3Com, and Cisco, and has been the on-site wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.