Aaron is state licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Chinese medical disciplines of tuina, Chinese patent herbal formulas, guasha, cupping, qigong, moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, medicinal mushrooms tonics and five element nutrition.
Aaron has received his Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, his B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University, and his A.O.S. in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute of College of Health Sciences. He has taught on faculty at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Since 1998 Aaron has been practicing the Chinese internal martial arts of Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Liang Style Bagua Zhang, and Shanxi Xing Yi Quan. He is a senior Ba Gua Zhang instructor and associate instructor of Xing Yi Quan under Mr. Tom Bisio of New York Internal Arts/Internal Arts International. He is also a student under Sifu H. Won Gim, a direct disciple of Sigong Chu Gin Soon within the only authentic Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan lineage in the United States.
For 5 years, Aaron worked as a clinician in Tom Bisio's 5th Street Acupuncture Clinc in NYC where he was immersed in Chinese hit/fall (die da) trauma medicine and zheng gu (correct tissue) techniques. Since 2005, he has completed training in the core energetic protocols of Zero Balancing, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral therapy. He has also been trained by Dr. Lisa Van Ostrand of the International Institute of Medical Qigong to practice the medical qigong methods of the Xi Yuan Hospital (Beijing, China).
Aaron began Vipassanna meditation under S.N. Goenka in 2001 and his Daoist meditation training in 2012. He completed a multi-year apprenticeship under Universal Healing Tao Senior Teacher/Council Member, Karin Sorvik. She certified him as a Universal Healing Tao (UHT) Associate Instructor, a UHT Chi Nei Tsang I & II Practitioner and a UHT Chi Nei Tsang I & II Teacher. Eventually, Daoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia granted his certification as full instructor within the UHT. Within this system he is certified to teach Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2, Six Healing Sounds, Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Cosmic Inner Smile Meditation, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Taoist Healing Love practices.
Gayla is state licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Chinese medical disciplines of tuina, Chinese patent herbal formulas, guasha, cupping, qigong, moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, medicinal mushrooms tonics and five element nutrition.
Gayla has received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, her B.F.A in Dance from Ohio University, and her Yoga certification from Om Yoga.
Gayla has training in the Tao of nutrition having taken many courses and foundational training of food combining/cooking and preparing with the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute. Gayla has additional training and experience in Craniosacral Therapy with Michael Shea, Ph.D, as well as training with the Upledger Institute. Gayla is also certified to practice Chi Nei Tsang by Daoist minister, Karin Sorvik
After an international professional career as a modern dancer with some of the most influential choreographers, Gayla turned her head towards the arts within movement medicine. For over 10 years she has worked internationally with the Garrison Institute bringing Taoist Yoga, qigong and mindful movement to survivors of trauma.
Gayla has worked as an acupuncture clinician at New York Presbyterian's pediatric and adult oncology departments where she took part in patient care and clinical trials using acupuncture, essential oils and Chi Nei Tsang at one of the foremost international hospitals in the U.S.. Gayla has also practiced as an acupuncturist in the CUNY college system at the FIT student health clinic treating a wide variety of concerns in the student population.