With over 11 years experience, Brea Fisher is the founder of Kwan Yin Kung Fu, offering Qigong, Taiji, and Gongfu (Kung Fu) as a practice in honoring, cleansing and replenishing, as well as communicating with and being guided by the body (Jing), mind (Qi), and spirit (Shen). Through the ancient Chinese Martial and Internal Arts, Brea combines her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yin Yang Theory, and Five Element Theory to teach forms given to her by Gongfu Master Sing Chui, of the Eagle Claw Turning Style (Ying Zhao Fan Zi Men).
As an artist, Brea combines the visual arts with the Martial and Internal Arts. Her Everyday Gongfu Films have been shared faithfully every single day as part of an online documentation of a daily practice project nearly two years in the making. In these 30-60 second clips, as well as in her longer, more in-depth Lesson Films, she combines landscape photography with Qi cultivating movement. Brea is a student of and advocate for the natural world, and her films reflect that, as each is set in serene, natural, and remote landscapes.
Based in Northern New Mexico, Brea teaches weekly classes and intensive study immersions at AY^AM Santa Fe. She is available to travel for workshops and immersions, and her online courses for home study can be found at KwanYinKungFu.com.
Baelyn Elspeth grew up in Los Angeles studying dance from the time she was 4. This affinity with movement provided a doorway into her relationship with spirit, health and the body. She has since journeyed into deeper connections with Self through studying Yoga, Tea and Meditation. She has been influenced by teachers such as; Tea Master Wu De, Saul David Raye, S.N. Goenka, and Sweet Medicine Nation. In the past few years, her path has evolved toward deepening her relationship to Mother Earth through ceremonial work. Holding space with song and rhythm have become key elements in her work with the Sacred Feminine, and Tea the anchor to ground and cultivate the space of stillness. Whether serving traditional Tea Ceremonies, or holding ritual space through sound and drum, for her, these paths are ways of being a vessel for spirit and consciousness. Following her intuition has continued to lead her from one form of movement to another; from the intensely structured world of Ballet, to the quiet grace of a tea ceremony, or the wild rhythms of the Spiral Dance, Spirit speaks through her in the language of movement. It is a serendipitous occasion then that her received tea name, “Tien Wu” translates to “Heavenly Dance”.
Currently Baelyn travels and devotes her time to sharing and facilitating sacred spaces for communities all around the world, bringing the medicine of Tea and Song wherever she goes. She primarily focuses on collaborative efforts and so along side the offerings of other sisters she holds retreats, workshops, and is a council member of the annual women’s gathering “Spirit Weavers”.