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Isabelita Papa

I began my spiritual journey about three decades ago, when I was ordained as a Buddhist nun by Venerable Taungpulu Sayadaw of Burma. I studied and practiced meditation with Dr. Rina Sircar at CIIS. Since then I've practiced chanting at the Syda Yoga Ashram community in Oakland and practiced Taoism and Advaita contemplation.
I was fortunate to be individually trained in First Set and Second Set Dayan Qigong and certified to teach the First Set by Master Hui Liu and Dr. Erlene Chiang. Although the training brought me to the edge of my physical and mental stamina, my energy level kept increasing. Afterwards, my body was never the same; it has been positively transformed and my life has changed forever.
The flowers of the teacher's training bore fruit in so many ways, and I bring those gifts to my students through teaching Qigong, Restorative Yoga, Mindful Pilates, Compassionate communication, holistic lifestyle and walking the walk with balance and grace.
I offer classes in Emeryville, the San Francisco Bay area, Northern California, Mexico and Hawaii and teach and facilitate workshops and retreats in Qigong, Pilates and Restorative Yoga. I also teach at assisted living facilities and senior centers, and help those with cancer, stroke, and physical challenges, and people in hospice.
I am certified to teach Qigong and Pilates, and was certified by Dr. Judith Lasater to teach Restorative Yoga. I am a Compassionate Communication facilitator, which is based on non-violent communication. I am credentialed by the Board of Adult Education in Physical Fitness, Art Therapy and Nutrition.
I am a Certified Healthcare Provider and am certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis, Kinesiology Muscle Testing, Nutrition and Minerals by Dr. Marshall of PRL Labs, and Nutritional Cleansing under the guidance of Dr. James Jameson with Health Force Nutrition.
I have been in private practice for the last 20 years in San Francisco and 15 years in Emeryville.



Upcoming events with Isabelita Papa
2/23/2018Qigong—A Day of Wellness and Healing Sound
Tere Abdala-Romano
Adyashanti
Noliwe Alexander
Bhikkhu Analayo
Michele Andropoulos
Steve Armstrong
Pascal Auclair
Adam Baraz
Jane Baraz
Pawan Bareja
Teja Bell
Jennifer Berezan
Devin Berry
Sandy Boucher
Matthew Brensilver
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Grove Burnett
Carol Cano
Andrew Chaikin
Janice Clarfield
Dan Clurman
Patrick Coffey
Enrique Collazo
Anne Cushman
Bruni Davila
Eve Decker
Bob Doppelt
JD Doyle
Bonnie Duran
Mei Elliott
Melvin Escobar
Sean Feit Oakes
Vinny Ferraro
Grace Fisher
Rolf Gates
Shahara Godfrey
Joseph Goldstein
Trudy Goodman
Linda Graham
Kevin Griffin
Mingtong Gu
Alex Haley
Rick Hanson
JoAnna Hardy
Susie Harrington
Devon Hase
Carley Hauck
Francisco Herrera
Emily Horn
Roger Housden
Kate Johnson
Amana Johnson
Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Byron Katie
Ruth King
Kittisaro
Madeline Klyne
Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
Dori Langevin
Brian Lesage
Noah Levine
Rachel Lewis
Martha Link
Tias Little
Joanna Macy
Tripti Mahendra
John Martin
Heather Martin
Djuna Mascall
Konda Mason
Kamala Masters
Dawn Mauricio
Rick Mendius
Nikki Mirghafori
Franz Moeckl
Matthew Morey
Tara Mulay
Kate Munding
Winnie Nazarko
Yong Oh
Frank Ostaseski
Isabelita Papa
Tina Rasmussen
Susana Renaud
Marcy Reynolds
David Richo
Sakti Rose
Adrianne Ross
Jaya Rudgard
Sharon Salzberg
Ayya Santacitta
Alexis Santos
La Sarmiento
Jill Satterfield
Greg Scharf
Sara Schedler
Martina Schneider
Erin Selover
Nirali Shah
Richard Shankman
Ashley Sharp
Gina Sharpe
Gulwinder Singh
Oren Sofer
Bob Stahl
Beth Sternlieb
Heather Sundberg
George Taylor
Thanissara
Erin Treat
Jai Uttal
Terry Vandiver
Arinna Weisman
Pam Weiss
Lila Kate Wheeler
DaRa Williams
Carol Wilson
Nina Wise
Christiane Wolf
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