Sifu Beth Leone
Hi, My name is Beth Leone and I’ve dedicated my life to the exploration of human potential and I support my others to do the same. I’m a 5th degree black belt in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and the first female Master in my martial art lineage and have owned and operated five martial art and qigong schools.
My journey into the healing art of qigong began with an eating disorder when I was 15. My competitiveness in national track along with my personal challenges resulted in life-threatening bulimia and by the time I was 17, I was hospitalized. When I came out of the hospital, I was worse.
It was then that I became afraid of the power of this addiction and then took control of my own healing. My intention to heal led me to the practice of shamanism, martial arts and qigong and I experienced a full and complete healing.
After healing from bulimia, I vowed to find a way of “working out” that healed the body rather than breaking it down and also nourished the soul. This led me to the practice of Shaolin Kung Fu, which has the healing and spiritual art of qigong as its root.
Inside of the world of qigong I found healing, emotional peace and a deep connection to Spirit which has become my daily ritual that sets the world right. My passion for Kung Fu and qigong has resulted in earning:
Five Black Belts in Shaolin Kung Fu
- Black Belt in Emei Bagua
- Black Belt in Northern Shaolin Long Fist
- Black Belt in Southern Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu
- Black Belt in Hsing Yi
- Black Belt in Tai Chi
Certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor
Master Instructor of Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu
Master Instructor of Zen Wellness Medical Qigong
Master Instructor of Doh Yi Taoist Qigong
I was blessed to marry into a martial art lineage that has pure roots into the Shaolin and Taoist qigong lineages. I married a Master and was hand-trained by him every day for 10 years. During this time, we owned and operated five Kung Fu and qigong centers, training thousands of black belts and I became the first female Master in our lineage. In our schools, I shared blood, sweat and tears with my fellow black belts and then became their teacher, forging a deep heart and a strong will of the human spirit to reach our highest potential. I am proud to be a part of these lineages dating back 4,000 years alongside my fellow men and women committed to a high level of health, heart and spiritual development.
Becoming a part of these ancient lineages and then becoming a lineage holder, has forged a code of conduct and brotherhood that is rare in these times. This is the true heart of qigong and I found a home in my passion for living and giving this art.
My journey to Master Teacher took almost 15 years of daily training. I had to overcome many personal obstacles to achieve this. I battled lethargy, depression, debilitating shyness, fear, anger, and pain. There were times on my journey that I wanted to quit due to personal struggles, death, divorce. All these challenges tested my spirit yet, by continuing to train regardless of circumstances, I forged an iron will to persevere with self-love, unfailing commitment and compassion.
Had I allowed any event to interfere with my training, I would not have achieved the rank of Master. I now use my strong will and compassionate to support my students in achieving their goals. We say that becoming a Black Belt is less about what you know and more about who you become. The journey to earning five black belts and becoming the first female Master in my lineage required an immense amount of time, focus, perseverance and discipline. I have become a stronger, more compassionate and wiser person by learning and practicing the time-tested principles handed down in these arts and now pass this on to my students.
Radiant Light Qigong
A few years ago, I created my own form of qigong called Radiant Light Qigong.
After over a decade of classical training in Shaolin Kung Fu and Taoist qigong, I realized that the female body needs to be nourished by feminine energy that is missing in the mostly male-dominated traditions. It was then that I was gifted through direct inspiration a form of qigong that nourishes feminine energy called Radiant Light Qigong which infuses qigong with a feminine flow, power, sensuality and grace while connecting to earth and Spirit.
To me, qigong is the highest level movement art because it empowers the body, the spirit and consciousness with light.
My vision is to touch the world with a new form of power and grace that builds on the achievements of our ancestors. It is important that we adapt tradition to modern life.
I consider Qigong to be the highest level movement art, because it is a language of radical self-love that cares for body, mind, soul, nature and God all at the same time.
The Priestess Path
My current focus in on empowering women through the Priestess Path. Women are waking up and feeling the call to embody the Divine Feminine, to stand in their power, and have deeply fulfilling life paths and relationships. For hundreds of years, women have been subjugated, persecuted, and systematically killed for embodying sacred wisdom. We now have a window of reprieve in the west and many women are taking the opportunity to embody the sacred wisdom once more and embrace the life of a priestess.
This Priestess Path is born of a lifetime of apprenticeship and learning. It is a Temple that perpetuates and anchors in teachings from the Lineages of Light. Ultimately, we choose ourselves to bring down the light. Thanks to our lineage ancestors, sacred wisdom has been passed down from ancient times to us now, that teaches us how to embody mystic wisdom, body wisdom, star wisdom and tools to live in harmony on this earth.
We give thanks to the brave spiritual warriors that carried these teachings to us, some who gave the ultimate price. We honor our ancestors, we honor this opportunity placed in front of us. The role of priestess is valid and we are keeping this role alive for life on earth now and for generations to come. Enter your email below to be a part of our offerings. See more here: http://priestess-path.com