Our 2017 Healing Team!

Deena, healer extraordinaire

Deena Guffei, MQP

Deena Guffei is a Medical Qi Gong Practitioner and Reiki Master Practitioner. “My goal is to help you on your healing journey ultimately returning to your normal state of being – one of balance with ample energy leading to a joy filled life. It is your divine right! A Qi Gong or Reiki treatment often leaves you feeling relaxed with a deeper sense of self understanding. To your excellent health…”

Mark sailing, looking happyMark Storey, MQP
Mark has been on his own healing journey for the past 30 years. Along the way he has practiced Hatha Yoga, Tai chi, Qigong and many different forms of meditation. Since beginning his sabbatical from his engineering career almost two years ago, he has intensified his daily meditation practice to one to one and a half hours a day.   Mark just completed his practitioner’s level in Medical Qigong in June of this year and will be taking his therapists level starting in September. Mark hopes to eventually attain his Master’s level the following year.
Contact him at:  storeymark13@gmail.com

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Doris Traynor
Cell:   778 833 4469

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Karen Keyes, MMQ

Karen Keyes has been practicing Medical Qi Gong (considered the oldest therapeutic mode of Chinese Medicine) since 2010. She received her certificate of Masters of Medical Qi Gong from Empty Mountain Institute of Medical Qi Gong; taught by Prof. Wendy Lang and with usage of Prof. Jerry Alan Johnson’s “Chinese Medical Qi Gong therapy” books, volumes 1 thru 5.  She presently works out of the BG Acupuncture clinic in Burnaby.

She has practiced Buddhism meditation since teenage, has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Specific Learning Development.  She has fostered a ‘lifelong learner’ route and now is focused on Channeling, Taoism and Focused Intentional Healing.   Her background has directed her to view a healthy lifestyle or a return to a healthy state as requiring:   1. Treating the client as a whole,   2. Addressing the root cause of symptoms of dis-ease, and 3. Empowering the client to be the healthiest Being they can be.

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Brian Mount, MQT
Brian Mount is a Registered Massage Therapist and a Medical Qigong Therapist in private practice since 1997. He is the creator of WholeBody Living – an integrated approach to health and wellbeing that is grounded in somatic awareness and the rhythms of the body. Sessions incorporate many advanced manual techniques including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization and manual lymph drainage, alongside medical Qigong and other energy techniques.

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Jacob Larmour, MQT

Jacob began his training in Qi Gong and the world of energetic arts in 1982, studying with Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-tchen and Dr Danica Beggs in Vancouver, BC. He studied western astrology, hermetics, ceremonial magic, I-ching, herbalism, organic farming, Castenada shamanism, Discordianism, acupressure, TCM and other systems. He has studied Medical Qi Gong with the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong and Shamanic Qi Gong with the Empty Mountain Institute.

He loves to share his knowledge of Qi Gong at his moving meditation classes and private coaching sessions in the Vancouver area. His healing touch and intuitive connection to the energetic flow come to bear in his one-on-one therapeutic sessions.


Caroline MacGillivrey, MQT
Caroline is a Medical Qi Gong Therapist. With 15 years of experience of wellness and health promotions in marginalized populations, Caroline was gifted a scholarship for medical qi gong practitioner and therapist certification at Empty Mountain Institute. In addition to working with patients in clinic, Caroline teaches medical qi gong workshops and classes. In addition to qigong, Caroline encourages connecting with mind, body and spirit through different modalities. Additional trainings Caroline has been gifted include 200 hour YTT through Karma Teachers and Prenatal yoga training with Lori Lucus. Currently Caroline is working on becoming a Master in Medical Qi Gong and reiki certification. Caroline teaches barre, meditation, ballet body, aerial yoga, vinyasa, hatha, yin, chair, kids classes throughout Metro Vancouver. A yoga teacher, dance instructor, writer, and speaker are selected activities Caroline is known for. Caroline is best known as the founder of Beauty Night Society, an award-winning registered Canadian charity.

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John Weiss, MMQ
John Weiss, MMQ, RSMT has a Master’s Degree in Medical Qigong and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. He has been immersed in his love of movement for more than 15 years and created his private practice to continue that journey.  He offers classes, workshops, individual energy healing treatments and Qigong personal training to help people lower stress and increase vitality and well-being.  His passion is to continue to explore and share the wonderful resources and tools that human movement provides to enrich life and heal body, mind and soul.

Blanche Boyce, MMQ
Blanche has been teaching various styles of Qi Gong for a number of years; more recently she began teaching Tai Chi.  She holds a Masters Degree with the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong and has studied with a number of renowned Qi Gong Masters including Grandmaster Peng, 19th generation lineage holder Master Eva Wong, and Grandmaster Ken Cohen.
Blanche has a private practice as an Acupressure (Acupuncture without needles) and Medical Qi Gong Therapist.  Her training also includes Champissage (East Indian Head Massage.)  She works out of her home studio in North Vancouver.
Blanche also holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do.  She often brings elements from these various disciples into her classes.
Currently, Blanche is teaching a summer outdoor Qi Gong class (weather permitting) on Wednesday evenings (7:30 – 8:30pm) at Avonlynn Park in North Vancouver (1400 block of Arborlynn Drive).   During the rest of the year she teaches both Qi Gong and Tai Chi in Burnaby and, at two different locations, in North Vancouver.