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Once upon a time, I, Chuang-Chou, dreamed that I was a butterfly, a butterfly flying about enjoying itself. I did not know that it was Chuang-Chou. Suddenly I awoke and was veritably Chuang-Chou again. But I do not know whether it was I dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang-Chou. ---- from Chuang-Tzu
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Sharon Smith
752 Greenwich St. #3C
New York, NY 10014
United States
212 243 6771
taosharon (at)

In addition to her work MICHAEL KRUGMANS' SOUNDER SLEEP system, SHARON SMITH  has been practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, & other Taoist spiritual and healing arts for 30 years & teaching them for 25. Her influential teachers include Masters Mantak Chia, Li Jun Feng, Ming Chan, and T.K. Shih.  She also studied with Jeanette Chi, Gilles Marin, Don Ahn, as well as many other Tao masters. Sharon is certified by Master Mantak Chia's Universal Tao system as a Senior Instructor and Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner.  She also holds a teaching certificate from the International Sheng Zhen Society to teach Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, the work of Master Li Jun Feng.  In addition, Sharon has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 25 years. She has traveled many times to China, Thailand, India, the Philppines, and New Zealand to further her studies.

She currently teaches seminars internationally as well as regularly at the New York Open Center.  She has also taught at Master Mantak Chia's Tao Garden in Thailand, Omega Institute, Healing Tao University, The Learning Annex, Wainwright House, United Nations Feng Shui Club, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Morningside Retirement Health Services, Dorot Senior Center, Jubilee Senior Center, Healing Tao of New York, La Guardia Community College, Queens College, New York University, Adult Education Division of the New York City Board of Education, & the New York State Department of Parks & Recreation.

Sharon has worked with the Sounder Sleep system for 6 years and works with both groups and individuals. She is a recipient of numerous foundation grants for her work with senior citizens and in community mental health programs.