Stephen Shrader

Medical Qigong Instructor Stephen ShraderStephen Shrader teaches the Zen Wellness Medical Qi Gong and Tai Chi Classes.  He holds a 500 hour Medical Qi Gong Certification recognized by Yoga Alliance, National Qigong Association, NCCAOM and the United Martial Arts Association of America.

He is a current member of the National Qigong Association and the International Brain Education Association and holds a Level 4 Brain Management Certification in Holistic Mind-Body Training and Brain Education Instruction, promoting physical, emotional and mental health and well-being.

Kristen Darby

Kristen Darby teaches the Zen Wellness Therapeutic Strength and Stretch Program and Zen Baby Wellness classes.  She began her journey in movement and dance at the age of three, training with Colorado Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Cornish.  Kristen achieved Senior Grade Honors with the Royal Academy of Dance and received a BFA from Cornish College of the arts.  In 1998, she founded Children’s Dance Academy expanding the school to include Creative Arts Preschool.  After developing a successful program, Kristen moved back to Seattle and concentrated on raising her own little girls and earning her Nurturing Pathways Teacher’s License, Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Certification and Muscular Strength & Range of Movement II Certification. Kristen also Holds a New York City Dance Alliance Teacher’s Certification and Elementary and Intermediate Labanotation certifications.

Christine Scharl

Medical Qigong Instructor Christine ScharlChristine Scharl is a native of Switzerland, calling Bothell her home since 2005. She has made holistic healing arts a centerpiece of her life work since the age of 21, starting with breath work and massage in 1993. She has been active in the Yoga community in the US since 2001. A focus on calming the mind and body with brain wave vibration and energy yoga techniques led to her Brain Management Consultation(BMC)certification in 2010.

A mother of two, she has integrated her practice within her family with great success. Recently she has centered her holistic health practice on a combination of Yoga, Qi Gong and Certified Therapeutic Grade essential oils with which Christine is certified to give the Aroma Touch technique. She has taught energy yoga at various centers and in the Seattle area and is now happy to offer her services teaching Holistic Yoga at Zen Wellness while pursuing her 200 hour Qi Gong certification.

Renee Benedict

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