Our Team

 
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Master Teacher Michael Leone

Master Teacher Michael Leone has over 40 years of martial and healing art experience. He is the Head Medical Qigong director of the Zen Wellness organization. He owns and licenses Martial Arts, Zen Yoga and Zen Wellness Centers, and is the author of the highly acclaimed book “Zen Wellness Self-Care Solutions” along with numerous DVD’s on Qigong, Tai Chi and Martial Arts.

A registered 8th degree Black Belt Master Instructor registered with the United Martial Arts Association of America and recognized by The National Qigong Association and Yoga Alliance. He is one of 13 recognized Head Master Instructors in The International Doh Yi Federation. Master Leone has been teaching the eastern arts full time for over 30 years and has trained and certified thousands of black belts and instructors.

He began his martial arts training as a teenager in 1977. It was at that time he began to see the healing aspects of Qigong, bagwa, tai chi and the internal disciplines that cultivate greater energy flow in the body. He witnessed students of all ages experience what seemed like miraculous healing of back, knee, neck injuries, and many other ailments. His entire life has been devoted to studying and teaching martial, medical and spiritual Qigong ever since.

Master Leone created the Zen Wellness Restoration, Longevity and Cultivations courses and has trained thousands of members. He de-mystified and created a step-by-step process of the very complex subject matters within the Taoist philosophy of health, cultivation and enlightenment, thus making it simple to learn and benefit from.

Master Leone has trained with many masters and grandmasters of many different disciplines and continues his training and teaching in the Phoenix area and travels throughout the world conducting trainings and certifications for instructors.

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Master Teacher Jason Campbell

Master Campbell’s unique perspective on health, wellness and spiritual growth comes from his lifelong study both of music and the ancient arts of Taoist health and medicine.  His meditation and Zen training began as a child through music. His whole adult life has been an effort to combine eastern arts, meditation and music.

A 7th degree black belt and Zen Wellness Master Teacher, he has trained with many masters and grandmasters in meditation, tai chi, qigong, kung fu, yoga and Taoist medicine. He has been teaching the eastern healing and spiritual arts for over 25 years and currently owns and licenses Zen Wellness Centers with headquarters in Phoenix.

Master Campbell has trained and certified thousands of students and instructors and has also worked with and consulted with hundreds of yoga and wellness studios in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia,  teaching entrepreneurial skills to studio owners and independent teachers. He is the author of “The Official Yoga Business Success Guide” and numerous manuals and training programs teaching meditation, kung fu, qigong, tai chi and entrepreneurial skills.

He has released 7 albums. “The 5 Elements of Om Shanti Om,” debuted at  #1 on Billboard and #1 on Amazon. All of his music teaches the simple discipline of sitting still for one song (5 minutes), closing your eyes, inhaling when you hear the bell, then exhaling when you hear it again (every 4 sec).  The music guides the listener through his or her meditation practice and has opened meditation to thousands of people who have never done it before or who have tried meditation and have failed in their effort to simply sit still and clear the mind.

His music is being used in Hospital ER's, yoga studios, wellness centers, therapist waiting rooms, and hospices to relieve stress on families and reduce end of life drug use.  It is being used in a pilot program in South Carolina to teach prison inmates how to meditate. Zen Wellness classes for children also use the music to teach kids stillness and clarity.  And, of course, the music is beautiful and is wonderful to experience with no other purpose than the simple joy of listening to it.

In general terms, the purpose of all of Master Campbell’s teachings and music is to raise the collective vibrational frequency.

“Be still for one song (5 minutes) per day, close your eyes and breath with the bell.  Your mind will clear, your body will relax, your life will change.”

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Master Instructor Sara Anderson

Sara Anderson began her training in the martial arts in 1984.  Living and training in Chicago (her hometown), she reached the level of first degree black belt by 1988.  Shortly thereafter, Sara moved to Boston and continued her training, teaching martial arts, Taoist yoga and Chi Gong at schools and clubs in Boston and New Hampshire. She co-founded Seminars Unlimited – a company which provided corporate wellness (tai chi and chi gong) and self defense for Fortune-500 company employees and senior management staff in the New England area.  By 1996, Sara had reached the rank of third degree black belt and moved to Phoenix, AZ.  In Phoenix, she began augmenting her training with different yoga and chi gong styles (asana and pranayama).  She trained for several more years before becoming certified through the Zen Yoga system  and Yoga Alliance.  Sara continues to train and teach at the Zen Wellness Sun City Studio.

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Master Instructor Alan Venable

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Master Instructor Colleen Inman

Since 2000, Colleen Inman has been training Dhan, Hatha, Vedic and Taoist lineage practices of yoga, medical qigong, Yang and Chen taijiquan, bagua, kung fu, TCM and astrology. She is a mother, published author and business owner/operator of Zen Yoga & Zen Wellness center in Sun City West, Arizona. Currently a certified instructor through Forest House yoga and holds a double Masters with Zen Wellness and Doh Yi World Headquarters after completion of over ten thousand hours of training. Studies and publications of books, online courses, direct teachings and mindful living are her ongoing daily pursuit.

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Chief Instructor Reggie Arizmendez

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Head Instructor Amy Oderkirk

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Gileana Sonfield

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Amy Searcy

Amy is a certified Zen Yoga and Zen Wellness Medical Qigong instructor and has studied with many masters and grand masters. She also has certifications in Bikram and Barkan Yoga. Amy has been teaching yoga for over 17 years and has been practicing yoga since 1996. She has a 1st degree black belt in Kung Fu and is a teacher of Taoist Tantra. Amy currently studies medical and spiritual Qigong with Master Teachers Michael Leone and Jason Campbell, Taoist Tantra and the I Ching with Xi Lai.

Amy is also an accomplished actress, having been in numerous films and plays. She has found that yoga and qigong are the perfect compliment to acting, helping her to focus her energy and breath-work. She is the owner of the downtown Phoenix Zen Wellness Center.