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Thomas Leichardt, MTCM, LAc, DMQ (China)

  • Holds a license to practice acupuncture in the state of California
  • Earned a Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University
  • Holds Doctoral certificate in Medical Qigong (DMQ) from the
    International Institute of Medical Qigong, the oversees college of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China).
  • Received lineage into the Dragon Gate sect of Daoism at Qingchengshan (青城山)
    in China, along with his Daoist name Li Zhong.
  • Received Mantra Initiation from Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), as well as his spiritual name Yogeshwar. Taught Qigong at MA Center, Amma’s main center in North America, located in San Ramon, CA.
  • Is a faculty member at Five Branches University, a school of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Traveled to China in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008 to study with various Qigong, Taiji, and Daoist masters. Photos may be viewed in the gallery.
  • Served as supervising practitioner for the Medical Qigong Internship Clinic, located at the San Jose branch of the International Institute of Medical Qigong.
  • Served Amma on staff during some of Her tours worldwide and participated in Her humanitarian projects.
  • Received massage certification from De Anza Community College, as well as a CA massage license, broadening his background in medicine and therapy.
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About Thomas Leichardt

With a deep inner knowing that there is so much more to life then this surface level we call physical reality, I’ve always been interested in all things that are metaphysical. Over the years, I explored many forms of wellness and spirituality, spanning most of my life. This includes energy work, shamanic healing, medical qigong, sound healing, acupuncture, channeling, and meditation.

Teachings and teachers that have influenced me greatly include the channeled material of Seth and Bashar, as well as medical Qigong, Chinese medicine, and the traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, and Sanatana Dharma.

Skills & Experience

  • Acupuncture
  • Medical Qigong / Energy Medicine
  • Sound Healing
  • Meditation, Lucid Dreaming & Out of Body Experiences
  • Channeling
  • Spiritual Consultation
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Teaching / Instruction / Transmission of Energy Medicine & Spiritual Practices


Daoist Lineage
Dragon Gate Sect of Daoism, Qingchengshan, Sichuan, China, 2006

Sanatana Dharma Lineage
Mantra Initiation by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Ma, 2007


Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2012
Five Branches University, San Jose, CA

Doctor of Medical Qigong Certificate, 2006
Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
& International Institute of Medical Qigong, San Jose, CA

Master of Medical Qigong Certificate, 2004
International Institute of Medical Qigong, San Jose, CA

AA Degree and Massage Therapy Certificate, 2000
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

Current Experience and Additional Background

Program Developer and Instructor

Five Branches University, San Jose Campus, since February, 2008
Develops medical qigong program curriculum, and teaches in the Extension, Master and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Continuing Education (CEU) programs in medical qigong coursework and clinical training.

Owner, Practitioner, Instructor

Sumari Healing Arts, formerly Inner Alchemy Center, since 2004
Private practice in alternative medicine, and instructor of courses, retreats, and workshops in medical qigong, energetic medicine, spiritual development, and personal transformation.


  • International instructor in China, Canada and Thailand
  • Speaker at the final 3 CA Seth Conferences in 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Traveled with Amma on staff for multiple national and international tours

Hobbies & Interests

  • Nature, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors
  • Traveling
  • Photography
  • Reading books about spirituality, psychology, and mystical experiences
  • Inner explorations of consciousness through meditation, lucid dreams, OBE, and mystical states
  • Making contact with spiritual, multidimensional and extraterrestrial beings

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