Tui Na, Qigong and Clinical Massage Therapist
Since 1988, Erik Oliva has been a practitioner of both Buddhist and Daoist cultivation, and throughout that time he learned Tai Ji Quan, Bagua, Xing Yi, Wing Chun, Chinese Medical Qigong, and Tui Na Therapy.
Since 2000, he has been teaching at various educational institutions both at home and abroad. Erik spent 10 years living in China teaching martial arts, meditation practices, Qigong and Ancient Chinese culture. While in China, Erik became a lay disciple of both the Complete Reality School of Daoism and Buddhism. He lived and trained at various temples throughout China.
He opened a clinic and center of cultivation and martial arts in Brooklyn, NY. During that time, he taught several semesters of Qigong and Tai Ji Quan at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and NY College of Health Professions. He was guest speaker at Pace University on Buddhism and Modern Society, ongoing speaker at The Confucius Institute, and guest speaker at the U.N. representing Chinese culture and language on bridging the cross-cultural gap for international business relations.
During his last several years in China, Erik formulated a system of cultivation based on all of his training called Great Nature Path, which consists of his own style of Tai Ji Quan called Zong Huan (The Art of Interdependence) and a Buddhist/Daoist esoteric cultivation called Jiu Wu Tan Gong (White Canopy Meditation Platform.)
Erik intends to pass on his knowledge and be a guide to all those who are willing to learn and to provide treatments in the Chinese Medicines Tui Na and Qigong Therapy.