Lee Holden

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Lee Holden is an internationally known instructor in qi gong, meditation, and tai chi. In collaboration with Grand Master Mantak Chia,one of the foremost qi gong experts in the world, he was instrumental in bringing the ancient Taoist teachings to western culture. His pioneering work has popularized qi gong through books, classes, workshops, video courses, online programs, and American Public Television programs.[1]

Holden has been acknowledged by the International Chi Gong Association [1] (2009) for his ability to make the esoteric Taoist teachings accessible to modern students without compromising or diluting their essence. He conducts training and certification programs in traditional and medical qi gong and continues to study with qi gong masters in Thailand, Indonesia, Moscow, Japan, and China.

A licensed acupuncturist, Lee Holden practices in Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, California. In addition to his international teaching and private practice, he works as a stress management consultant to corporations, including Apple and 3Com. He was the wellness director, stress-management consultant, and acupuncturist for Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler on the motion pictures The Animal and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.


Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of qi gong and tai chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his Varsity Soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he decided to make their continued study a priority. After graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, he began training with Mantak Chia and other Taoist masters throughout the world. He later attended Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California, graduating as a doctor of Chinese medicine.

Editor and Author[edit]

Holden served as editor for the publications of Master Mantak Chia, collaborating on numerous media and book projects, including Cosmic Orbit, Tendon Nei Kung, Tao Yin,Cosmic Inner Smile, Lesser Kan & Li, Cosmic Healing Sounds, and Sexual Reflexology.[2] He also co-authored Simple Chi Kung.[3] Lee released his first book, 7 Minutes of Magic: Recharge your Body Each Day with Qi Gong,[4] which has been prominently featured in broadcast and multi-media.


Lee Holden has published over twenty-five Audio and DVD course programs. Several have been published by Sounds True. A complete listing of his multi-media publications can be found at his official website. A partial list below includes:

Qi Gong for Health and Healing, Qi Gong Flow for Beginners, Qi Gong for Stress, Qi Gong for Upper Back and Neck Pain, Qi Gong for Low Back Pain, Qi Gong for Seniors, Qi Gong for Healthy Joints and Bones, Qi Gong for Weight Loss, Qi Gong for Healthy Digestion, Qi Gong for More Energy, Qi Gong: Deeper Flow, Qi Gong: Moving Meditation, Qi Gong for Deep Sleep, Meditation for Health and Healing, Qi Gong for Health &Healing, and Your Body of Light.

Workshop Leader/Consultant[edit]

Holden has facilitated workshops “Seduction of Spirit” and “Mind/Body Medicine” with Deepak Chopra in San Diego, California. He is also a regular workshop leader for the following institutes of alternative healing: Esalen Institute, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.


  1. ^ "American Public Television". APT. Retrieved 10 January 2012 and www.aptonline.org
  2. ^ Harper-Collins, Aurora Press, and Universal Tao Publications are Mantak Chia’s main publishers.
  3. ^ Mantak Chia and Lee Holden. Simple Chi Kung. Simon and Schuster, 2011
  4. ^ Holden, Lee. 7 Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong. Avery Press, 2008

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