About Paul Bloom

Traditional Wisdom

Qigong is an ancient Chinese art, combining breathing and moving exercises to improve physical health and calm the mind.

A Teacher You Can Trust

For the past 25 years, Paul Bloom has studied classical qigong with Chinese master Kwan Sai-hung and Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rinpoche and Prof. Robert Thurman. His in depth examination of Chinese philosophy at Harvard and Columbia Universities enriches and augments the traditional wisdom he’s gained during a quarter century of study.

Paul has actively included the Buddhist principles of the rare and precious nature of being a human being and the significant role of love and compassion in realizing one’s full potential.

Mr. Bloom has conducted qigong workshops at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY; Tibet House, NYC, and taught at Buddhist retreats at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM.; Jewel Heart, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Menla Mountain Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY.  He presently teaches weekly classes in Woodstock, Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Red Hook, NY.  Paul’s focus is to present these ancient, time-honored healing and spiritual practices in a systematic, step-by-step fashion accessible to the modern Western person.

Spiritually Grounded

Paul has spent a quarter century studying qigong with the Chinese Taoist Kwan Sai-hung and Tibetan Buddhism with Gelek Rinpoche and Prof Robert Thurman.  Mr. Kwan is part of the Taoist Northern Complete Reality School.  As a Taoist he practiced physical, mental and spiritual exercises to create a complete and balanced life in relation to the Tao or Way, the greater reality and flow of life in the universe. One is a microcosm of the greater macrocosm that is the universe.  The Complete Reality School believed in using the totality of experience to improve humanity and used Confucianism and Buddhism as well as Taoism.

In this spirit, Paul has actively included in his teaching the Buddhist principles of the rare and precious nature of being a human and the significant role of love and compassion in realizing one’s potential as a human being.

With A Modern Approach

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

Coupling the time-honored authentic practices drawn from the classical Taoist canon with a systematic, accessible approach designed to resonate with the contemporary student, Paul brings his infectious passion and love of Qigong to the clients he serves.

A step by step methodology, stressing complete understanding of both the moves and the mindset, helps even the youngest students realize the benefits of this ancient art. By making it easy to understand and participate, Paul facilitates individual growth and achievement for students of every age, background, and ability level. Personalized DVDs allow the student to practice at home, focusing exactly on what they need to work on for their personal development – the ultimate one-on-one experience, continuing the wisdom of the studio in the comfort of your home.

Every student is able to begin an immediate practice and start seeing the positive effects of Qigong in their life right away.

These benefits include:

1 ) Increased energy and elimination of toxins from the body.
2 ) Enhanced strength and flexibility
3 ) Significant stress reduction
4 ) Calm the mind and increased power of concentration and focus
5 ) Control and balance the emotions
6 ) Prevent illness and achieve a longer, healthier life
7 ) Develop a deeper sense of purpose
8 ) Greater efficiency in reaching one’s goals
9 ) Do all of the above in this lifetime