Using the wisdom of caring for the body, minding the breath and emotions and cultivating the spirit, we teach the value of leading a conscious and mindful life which naturally avoids dis-ease. And when a diagnosis has been given, we pass along thousands of years of wisdom on how to support healing holistically.
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Christina J. Barea
Greetings! and thank you for stopping by to learn more about me.
Since 2003 I have been professionally dedicated to the development of the human potential in it’s physical, emotional and spiritual evolution (jing, qi & shen). I continue to explore mind-body health modalities and am actively participating in founding or collaborating with several significant organizations which respond to the growing need of humanity. I continue to be a writer in my off time.
- Ordained Buddhist Priest
- Medical Qigong Therapist
- Advanced Qigong Instructor
- Advanced Meditation Instructor
- Registered Yoga Instructor
- Taichi for Health Instructor
- Master Hypnotherapist
- Personal Trainer
- Ordained Buddhist Priest – Tendai, Shingon, Kagyu, and Zen Buddhist Training
- Disciple (Tu Di), Quan Zhen Longmen Pai (Complete Purity) Daoism
- Certified Medical Qigong Therapist – International Institute of Medical Qigong , International College of Medical Qigong and The Rising Lotus Qigong
- Medical Qigong Apprenticeship – Laoshi Christina J Barea, DP, MMQ
- International Institute of Medical Qigong – Certified Instructor of IIMQ Curriculum
- Advanced Medical Qigong Training – Advanced Neigong training with Dr. Bernard Shannon
- Yoga Alliance – Registered Yoga Instructor
- North Georgia State University – Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Health, Wellness, Rehabilitation and Personal Training
- Information Technology – 15 plus years experience in Network and Systems Engineering
- National Guild of Hypnotists – Certified Hypnotherapist
- Other Modalities – Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki, LA-HO-CHI Facilitator and Shamanic Training
- Journey into Daoist Mysticism – Qing Cheng Shan, China – October 2012
Peyton is an avid student of Eastern and Western philosophy, martial arts and spiritual practices. His interest in these arts is studying the multi-faceted expression of Life (qi) that is the underlying thread weaving each moment together.
He is deeply interested in total wellness and committed to assisting people discover practical and effective methods of unifying body, mind & spirit. He is dedicated to helping people find the small pearls of wisdom that move them forward in their energetic/spiritual growth.
He is a certified Master of Medical Qigong (MMQ), Advanced Qigong Instructor, Advanced Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master and Certified Master Hypnotherapist. He has had the opportunity to study advanced techniques of hypnotism with Igor Ledochowski, Buddhist and Martial studies Stephen K Hayes, Medical Qigong and Daoism with Dr. Bernard Shannon, Internal Alchemy with Laoshi Damo Mitchell, Taichiquan, Xingyiquan, and Bagua Zhang with Alan Pittman.
Peyton holds a BS Degree in Exercise Science and has used these skills in a clinical/hospital environment specializing in cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, group fitness; and privately in the capacity of personal training. His clientele includes Olympic athletes, high school and college athletes as well as the elderly and otherwise healthy.
He has been practicing martial arts for over 20 years. His training includes arts such as Aikido, Hapkido, Jiujitsu, Ninjitsu, Toshindo, Tang Soo Do, and Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style. He is currently learning Chinese internal martial arts including Tai Chi Quan, Bagua Zhang, Hsing Yi and classical Dao Yin.
Peyton is an ordained Priest in the Tendai Buddhist lineage of Stephen K. Hayes. Peyton has had extensive training in Buddhist meditation practices and is authorized to guide others through calm abiding, insight, compassionate action and initial vajra meditations. In addition, he is currently pursuing Daoist studies in the QuanZhen Lineage with DaoShi Bernard Shannon.
In the realm of wellness and medicine, Peyton has many talents. He combines his background in Exercise Science with Medical Qigong Therapy to specialize in kinesthetic and energetic blockages, and his talents include muscular pain and injuries, range of motion rehabilitation and creating healthy mind/body energetic patterns. As a graduate of several forms of meditation and hypnotherapy he is also adept at assisting the healing process with techniques such as affirmations, soul-retrieval, and releasing deep seated patterns of disharmony. Peyton is a compassionate healer with powerful Qi.
Peyton was a partner in a service based IT firm for over 10 years. He specialized in network administration, design, maintenance and all aspects of IT project implementation. His latest endeavors in the IT field include designing and implementing websites based on the Word Press platform including carts, memberships, and learning management system implementations.
“The greatest peace anyone can have is a calm abiding in the present moment. In these endless moments miraculous healing can occur. That is my wish for every person – to find that peaceful balance in all aspects of life – body, mind and spirit.” – Peyton Young
- Member of the Order of the Boundless Way
- Member of the National Eagle Scout Association
- Member of the International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists
- Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists
We provide quality total wellness services for the global community.
“Excellent course and instructors! Material presented in a way that is understandable and facilitates applying this information to my current practice. I had the intention originally to wait until later to pursue the next level but was so impressed with this course… am now going to go ahead and do the practitioner level and am very excited about it. Thanks!!”
“Good morning! Just wanted to take the opportunity to say how much I am enjoying your programming, particularly your most recent insight on near eastern cultures and also the addition of the eastern “fitness” routine of Qigong. Those practices are very calming and really help me center in the early morning. Thank you so much, once again, in being in tune with our communities and its’ needs!”
“Christina is a brilliant and gifted teacher who graciously shares her vast knowledge and wisdom. Her unique approach to the art and science of qigong will long be of tremendous benefit to her students and the world at large. Christina is remarkable and we are very lucky to have her here in Atlanta.”
“I am blessed to share space at our healing center with Christina and the Rising Lotus Qigong. Throughout a full year of working side by side in the healing arts, Christina has shown integrity and honesty to the highest measure and always follows through with her word. I have also received qigong healing from her certification class and found it very balancing and healing for the situation I presented on the day of my session.”
“Christina and Peyton, I really enjoyed class this weekend. It has opened up a whole new world for me. I feel that this is the start of a great journey for me. Thank you and I hope my energy was just as rewarding as the one I received this weekend.. I’m looking forward to continued work with you two…“
“One of the most informative and enjoyable classes I have taken. I hold the course in the highest regards, I would advise any healer to take this course.”
Christina and Peyton, I just want to thank you both for such a great seminar last weekend. It far exceeded my expectations. Even though I was familiar with the material, I was able to experience it on a whole new level…”
“… I have been guided by Christina for the last 6 months and can now physically and psychologically get about ‘this business of living’ with minimal support.””
“Christina is very caring and exceptionally in-tune with human beings in her midst (the energy, heart & mind). She connected with me and moved me in a profound way, like no one else ever has. She offered much of what I needed when I sought her out, based on an overwhelming recommendation from a friend. I will see her again, and also highly recommend her extraordinary talent to others.”.
“The teaching was clear- the content exceeded my expectations. I am leaving this class with understanding and tools that I can use for my own practice as well as my work with patients. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“I just wanted to write to you to tell you how much I love your series with Christina Barea & Peyton Young.They are excellent teachers who are so knowledgeable as well as personable…”
“I first found The Rising Lotus and Christina through her web site one year ago. I was searching for an authentic Qigong school and an instructor with deep roots in the practice. I knew I found this after my first class and have been coming every week ever since. I look forward to every Tuesday and now practice Qigong every day. It has truly added peace to my day and something to look forward to. Thank you Christina!”
“I practice qigong daily for my personal self-care as well as take weekly qigong classes at The Rising Lotus. The weekly classes have helped me cultivate the techniques of breath, purging and tonification in a way that I would not have accomplished if I had continued practicing qigong on my own. I have come to the realization that energy work is the glue that cements medical theory to personal wholeness.”
“Christina Barea has been a true blessing to me. She is a extraordinary healer in ways that I don’t fully understand. I am immensely grateful for the gifts and talents she has bestowed upon me with her medical healing. I began seeing her after struggling with my health for many months. I was suffering from the effects of multiple surgeries from Crohn’s disease yet I had no active disease…”
“Christina and Peyton, I just want to thank you both for such a great seminar last weekend. Your ability to take information and present it in a way that everyone can walk away with an understanding, no matter what level they are at, is a gift. You guys are phenomenal teachers and are such an inspiration for me on this beautiful journey. I look forward to more of these seminars in the future.”