She has studied energy work extensively since 1980 with Delores Krieger, RN, Phd (former Professor of Nursing at NYU) and Dora Kunz, (internationally known healer), both founders of Therapeutic Touch system.
She has created weekend workshops at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center. The workshop- "Rest your soul, Renew your spirit", is now in its 9th year.
Richard Clegg - known as Clegg
He has been involved with eastern study for most of his adult life. He has a 5th degree masters rank in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do, with 30 years of practice.
Both Richard and Debra have spent over 7 weeks in China on several trips with their Qigong teacher Michael Winn, and also several weeks with Mantak Chia in China and here in the USA. Their time in China was learning Qigong and also doing Daoist longevity cultivation in the caves above Huashan with the Zheng Yi Daoist Monk - Stone of Perfection. They have studied Qigong together for 18 years. They teach it locally, nationally and soon( July 2017), Internationally( see Qi Travel- Italian retreat) They offer workshops, classes and weekend retreats.
They have a Medical QiGong / Integrative Therapy office for private treatment sessions in Poughkeepsie, NY, near Vassar College.
They also have a Qigong and Restorative Yoga class at Vassar College for the College s community of students, faculty and staff. On Sundays they teach a Public class at 1030am - at Inner Light Spa - 1 East Dorsey Lane Poughkeepsie NY.
Additionally they are also graduates of Donna Karan's Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program in NYC. They are Certified Medical Qigong Practitioners. Their Medical Qigong studies have been with Lisa VanOstrandt, DMQ and Dean of the International Institute of medical Qigong. They are continuing their studies with Lisa- moving toward completing their Chinese Physician-ship. Additionally, they have a long term relationship with Jeffrey Yuen.
Debra sitting in front of the Purple Portal of Huashan(Mt Hua), China 2014.
Richard at the entrance of their cave with Huashan in background.