Dr. Leichardt during Lineage Ceremony
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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.

  • 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.

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, some of which include:

  • Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) is Thomas' spiritual teacher, guide, and guru.
    Thomas serves Amma's humanitarian activities in various ways, awakening a heart of compassion and selfless service.
  • Dr. Seth Lefkowitz, DC, DMQ (China) was Thomas' main Qigong, Daoist and energetic cultivation teacher. Thomas began studying with Seth in 1999, absorbing many intricacies of Qigong and Daoist practice over a span of close to 10 years.
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:

  • Martial, Medical, and Spiritual Qigong
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Daoist Practice and Daoist Alchemy
  • Sanatana Dharma: Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Puja, Etc.
  • The Jane Roberts / Seth Material
  • Abraham-Hicks and the Law of Attraction
  • Native spirituality and shamanic practices from several continents
  • Sufism
  • Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana)
  • Judaism and Christianity
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, healing energy, 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 healer or teacher also helps create and maintain the momentum of healing and learning. Results come as a natural course, as plainly as water flows downwards, because the modalities and practices are rooted in deep observation of patterns in nature and the human body, and have a 5,000 year history of clinical experimentation, application 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 them 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.

Dr. Seth Lefkowitz, DC, DMQ (China)
Founder - Natures Path Center

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.

Brianna Vieira (Prajna)

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!

Tom gave a medical Qigong treatment to one PH client who suffered from schizophrenia. Amazing results were evidenced by the client saying, "I feel better!" In addition, staff observed that this individual was visibly calmer and less hyper-verbal.

Tom is prompt, professional, courteous and compassionate. Tom's work is greatly appreciated by both PH staff and clients. Thank you Tom for making a positive difference in our lives!

Sweta Mitzel
Counselor II
Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center
Pioneer House

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.

Keyes Lloyd, DMQ (China)

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

More Testimonials

More testimonials may be found on Thomas' LinkedIn Profile.

Practitioners: Thomas Leichardt: About: Biography

Thomas Leichardt was born in Krakow, Poland in 1976, during a time when his country was undergoing radical social change and transformation. This climate was probably the first condition to influence his 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 former 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 realized the impermanent nature of the world and the inevitability of change. It was his resolve to accept the changes of life with the grace of Taiji and Qigong masters that 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. There 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.




When the

best leader's

work is done

the people

say, "We did

it ourselves."

Lao Tzu