Instructor / Coach
I still remember that day under the tree so long ago. I had just turned 18 and was practicing tai chi in a field of deep grass that was swaying in the gentle breeze around my legs; the sun was shining; a light mist falling. It was a feeling and moment that changed everything. It was THE moment. There was no going back.
This was the beginning of a journey - a quest for tools to create a lifestyle of health, vitality, longevity, and peace. This led me to study with top teachers and coaches in the Chinese martial arts; to learn about food and nutrition; and to study massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu®, and meditation.
This journey led me to create Aloha Internal Arts - a system that applies these tools to aid you in creating the life you desire.
Faith LeLievre is the founder of Aloha Internal Arts, School of Tai Chi & Qigong.
Faith has been studying Tai Chi, Qigong, and the Internal Arts since the age of 17. After experiencing the many benefits she received from her practice, she knew that it was her path to share this with others.
Faith began her studies while living outside Boston, Massachusetts with Master Art D’Agostino in Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Tai Chi. At the age of 23, Faith moved to Hawai’i and opened her first school. She sought out and studied with some of the top masters in North America including Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, Master Wei Lun Huang, Master Ren, Guangyi, Master Chen Xiaowang, and Master Fu, Sheng Long. She also studied Jin Shin Jyutsu, an art of harmonizing the energy of the body, with Mary Burmeister. Faith continues to study and learn and currently studies with Grandmaster Liang Shouyu, Master Helen Liang, and Master Chenhan Yang at SYL Wushu in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Faith teaches weekly group and private lessons, workshops and retreats ~ locally in her hometown of Hilo, Hawai’i, abroad and online. She brings her cumulative studies with these masters in this ancient knowledge and wisdom to her classes.
The focus of Faith’s classes is movement, breath and energy cultivation to promote health, well being, balance, vitality, centering, grounding, and an internal calm. Some of the many benefits that have been noted with the internal arts are improved balance, increased energy, better sleep, and mental clarity. Yet, the bottomline is, practicing these arts simply help to make you feel good.