Chris Shelton is a certified practitioner and teacher with 15 years of clinical experience in Qigong, an ancient holistic health modality that combines traditional Chinese medicine with movement, breath and visualization. He’s helped thousands of people across the United States and around the world reclaim their health and enjoy lives free from chronic pain. Chris has worked with Special Olympics teams, professional martial artists, weight lifters and celebrities looking for deeper meaning in their lives. Chris’ belief in the healing powers of Qigong is rooted in first-hand experience. As a teenager he suffered from a devastating back injury that left him in constant pain and partially paralyzed. He attributes his full recovery to Qigong, a holistic approach perfect for people who want non-invasive, affordable and empowering healthcare. Chris’ work has appeared in newspapers and magazines and been featured on radio and television. He is founder of Morning Crane Healing Arts Center in San Jose, California, and the author of Qigong for Self-Refinement. Chris is often found chasing after his favorite herd of turtles: his wife, four kids and one grandkid. His second book, Ancient Medicine, Modern Miracles: Tools for Healing, Eliminating and Preventing Disease, is currently being read by publishers.
Parisa Shelton is a practitioner, teacher and student of the healing arts. She’s spent the past 10 years doing what she loves and sharing her blessings with clients wanting to transform their health, healing and overall happiness. Parisa is a certified Pilates teacher and a well-versed student of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Qigong, the ancient art of movement, visualization and breath. Parisa believes Qigong is going to be the next “big thing” in the healing arts – even bigger than yoga! Alongside her soul mate and true love husband, Parisa runs Morning Crane Healing Arts Center in San Jose, California, and Los Angeles. (Yes, some of her clients are celebrities!) Together with husband Chris Shelton, Parisa is on a mission to re-shape the way people view health-care and self-care by giving people ancient tools to relieve stress, reduce pain and lose weight. Parisa is blessed to have four cute step-kids, two tiny dogs and one angry cat.
MTCM, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
Kari Knapstad, Licensed Acupuncturist, has studied various healing arts since 1983 and has cultivated many skills to guide you and your loved ones on a unique healing journey. As a certified massage therapist, she developed the ability to offer deep relaxation and pain relief through therapeutic massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy. Her studies in Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, deepened her understanding of our energy system and how it determines our state of health. Her practice continues to grow as she integrates new techniques to restore your body to a pain-free and vital state. Kari has successfully treated people with a wide range of discomfort and disease, including back and neck pain, headaches, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, digestive issues and side effects of cancer treatments such as pain, constipation, and nausea. Patients report reduction or elimination of pain, restoration of their vitality and enhancement of their well-being. Click here for more information!
Dealing with emotions of any nature or feel stuck in your life? Make sure to contact Marika. She’s certified and skilled in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a.k.a. Tapping, and Matrix Reimprinting, as well as educated in many areas of complementary and alternative medicine (massage, Reiki, homeopathy, nutrition, detoxification, genetics, TCM). Since 2010, she’s been helping her clients heal emotional traumas, manage and heal their physical pain, balance emotions, such as chronic and acute anxiety, fear, sadness, or anger, and re-establish happy and peaceful lives. Marika holds master degrees from Mathematics and Biology from the University of South Bohemia, Czech Repbulic, and has been living in San Jose, CA since 1999. She’s a proud US citizen, mother of two boys, educator, and holistic health practitioner committed to continuous education, and the highest good of her clients.
Inspired by holistic medicine's ability to treat medical conditions without side effects, Brian Blinn has been studying natural medicine for more than 20 years. In 2012 he moved from Settle to Santa Cruz, California to complete a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), becoming a National and California State Board Certified Acupuncturist. Brian's passion for acupuncture and TCM comes from the ability to work on both the physical aspect of the body as well as the more etheric, emotional body. In practice Brian blends his knowledge of western physiology with that of nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture to create a treatment approach that targets the root cause of a disease. The benefit is a body that moves back into a state of harmony defined by a presence of health and happiness.
Lulu O’Miley Shelton is part of our healing team. She is our resident “Mental Health Companion.” Spending time with Lulu will open your heart center and bring you joy. Stop by and say hi to Lulu. Your heart will thank you!