Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Credentials
Drawing on ancient traditions and modern wisdom, Thomas exercises exceptional skills in healing, guiding, and teaching people individually or in a classroom setting.
Thomas Leichardt integrates ancient traditions and modern wisdom into a beautiful expression of service to his community in the form of classes & workshops, treatments, and private instruction.
Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Teachers
There are many teachers in Thomas' life:
Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Traditions
Thomas Leichardt has exceptional skill in drawing out the essential truth from a wide variety of the world's traditions, conveying this truth in a relaxed, non dogmatic way, and making it directly relevant and useful to his clients' or students' current needs or situation.
Some of the traditions Thomas draws from include:
Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Teaching & Healing
Thomas Leichardt's skills in the teaching and healing arts are refined to a high degree of proficiency. This is, in part, due to his long relationship with Seth Lefkowitz, coupled with personal experience, perseverance, and dedication. In addition, Thomas' deep connection with Amma continually opens his heart to serve the highest good of each individual as well as the community.
Drawing on vast experience and extensive background in the healing and therapeutic arts, Thomas is able to quickly help both as a healer, or as a teacher, transmitting the information and practice in a way that is easy to learn, understand, and reproduce. As long as there is a willingness on the part of the client or student to open, receive the healing energy, or apply the teachings by practicing regularly, the results are fast and immediate. Maintaining contact with the doctor or teacher also helps create and maintain momentum in healing and learning. Then, results come as a natural course, as plainly as water flows downwards, because the practices are rooted in deep observation of patterns in nature and the human body, and have a 5,000 year history of clinical experimentation, trial and observation.
Thomas' remarkable sensitivity to people enables him to discern when it is time to be present, "hold space," and listen, versus when it is time to treat, act or speak. This creates a flexibility in teaching and healing sessions, allowing things to unfold based on the client's and student's needs in the present moment. For example, healing sessions may include holding a space of presence for the client, being a good listener, sharing personal experience or guidance, modulating the client's energy on the treatment table, instruction in specific practices, or any combination of these.
Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Testimonials
Tom Leichardt's Taoist & Qigong Teacher
As Tom’s teacher and instructor of Medical Qigong, I have had the opportunity and pleasure of observing Tom evolve in his knowledge base of Chinese Medicine in its theory, integration and application. As an individual, I have seen his heart of compassion embodied in both healing skills and instruction of Medical Qigong. Tom is an asset to the local Qigong community and an integral link to its foundation. With this, I can whole-heartedly recommend Tom in all his capacities of heart felt service.
Submitted May 29, 2007
Teaching & Healing
As a teacher, Tom has shown me very beautiful, and practical, ways to experience the subtle and sublime flow of divine energy within and all around me. He teaches with both great knowledge and humility, and his sincerity, compassion and authenticity are rare. Tom is also one of the most effective healers I have ever worked with. He has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience, but beyond that is a natural gift of healing and bringing all of who we are into well-being.
Submitted August 26th, 2007
Qigong for Dually Diagnosed Clients
Tom has facilitated bi-monthly medical Qigong groups for Pioneer House's, (PH), dually diagnosed clients for over 1-1/2 years. PH clients report Tom's Qigong groups reduce psychiatric symptoms and aid relaxation. Some clients' favorite PH activity are Tom's groups!
Submitted July 30, 2007
Qigong & Meditation Workshop
I took one of Tom's workshops (main topics Qigong and meditation). I took it for more information on Qigong. What I got out of it was a day of deep rest from the meditations we participated in. I will gladly do it again and have requested Tom give me a space in the next workshop.
Submitted July 28, 2007
Headaches & a Hard Fall
I had reoccurring headaches which got worse after I tripped and fell on hard pavement. I had several treatments from Tom, which reduced the headaches and pain until after the last treatment they were gone. I could feel when he was working on my cranial bones even when he was not touching them directly but adjusting them with his energy and intention. Several weeks later the headaches are still gone and I am very happy to not have to take headache medicine everyday like I used to. Tom said the headaches were due to my cranial bones being stuck which was causing energy blocks as well, and he helped restore the natural cranial sacral rhythm which cleared up the headaches.
Stella from San Jose, CA
Submitted May 15, 2007
Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Biography
Thomas Leichardt was born in Krakow, Poland in 1976, a time when his country was undergoing radical social change and transformation. This climate was probably the first of many markers to influence Thomas Leichardt's life and ability to work with and initiate change. Thomas' family fled communist Poland when he was 6 years old, staying in Austria for 6 months before finally coming to the USA. His family moved often in his childhood, and finally came to California in 1989 where Thomas began his medical and spiritual path.
While Thomas had long been interested in the path, the major initiation happened in 1998 via his partner, who, having a strong spirituality, lead him to meditation and shamanic practices. About a year later Thomas met Seth Lefkowitz while completing his massage certification, and began Medical Qigong training. His partner's diagnosis with cancer and eventual passing several years later lead to an intensification of spiritual practice, as Thomas Leichardt realized the impermanent nature of the world and the inevitability of change. It was Thomas Leichardt's resolve to accept the changes of life with the grace of Tai Chi and Qigong masters he saw on his numerous journeys to the Daoist mountains of China. All of this brings Thomas Leichardt to a deep embodiment and understanding of the practice today.
Thomas met Amma, his main spiritual teacher, in the summer of 2003. While the meditation and Qigong practice led Thomas inward, Amma, with Her unconditional love and service to humanity began to lead him outward. In Her divine presence, Thomas began to see that true love was experienced as an outward flow of selfless service, and was lead by grace to serve on Amma's tour staff. Here he began to experience the joy of service and the quality of selflessness, or presence, on very deep levels of being, which bring a quality of ease and joy to Thomas' teaching and healing practice.