LORENA MONDA, DOM, LPCC, CHT is a certified therapist and trainer for the Hakomi Institute. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine since 1984, she is also the co-founder of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs. In addition to teaching Hakomi internationally, Lorena is a teacher of Sheng Zhen Gong, and attributes her qigong practice with deepening her appreciation of the power of mindfulness as a vehicle for the direct experience of qi. Lorena is the author of the book The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life, a co-author of the Clinical Guide to Commonly Used Chinese Herbal Formulas, and a coeditor of the books Hakomi Mindfulness- Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice (WW Norton, 2015) and I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 Years of Plum Village Life. She lives and practices in Placitas, New Mexico.
RUPESH CHHAGAN, L.Ac, CHP is licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and certified Hakomi practitioner. He has been practicing Oriental Medicine since 2004 and the Hakomi Method since 2006. He lives in Austin, Texas where he has a private practice synthesizing the modalities of Oriental Medicine and Hakomi to alleviate suffering and raise awareness. Rupesh teaches at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and teaches for the Hakomi Institute. He is a student of Zen Buddhism, learning to bring the wisdom and compassion traditions of the East into our modern American life. Rock climbing and enjoying nature are his lifelong passion.