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About Joelle

Under the direct tutelage of Tulku Lobsang, my introduction to the Lu Jong practice years ago was both exciting and inspiring. Calm and focused, gentle yet powerful, were some of my first impressions.

I knew immediately that I had found my core discipline, my Root Lama, and now actively build my daily regimen upon this foundation.

With focused studies in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics & Romance Languages at New York University, coupled with an avid archeologist for a mother, I have traveled the world all of my life.

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In doing so I have experienced and observed many cultures, further cementing my deep respect for, and belief in, the benefits of maintaining a strong and healthy body in as gentle and non-invasive a manner as possible.

Born into an eclectic ancestral fusion of Asian and Cherokee traditions, the healing arts of movement and introspective philosophies forged the lineage that makes me who I am today. The appreciation for spiritual, mental and physical balance was instilled upon me from the early age of three when I was first exposed to yoga and encouraged to meditate. Actually, most of us fell asleep ... but it served to mark the beginning of a regular meditation practice.

Later, awareness deepened with further Buddhist studies as well as a myriad of traditional studies including Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong, Calligraphy ... and newer disciplines such as Tsa Lung, Tummo and Tog Chod.

Western curriculae followed in the fields of music, strength training, Pilates, and dance - especially Flamenco. A large part of my childhood living in Andalusia, Spain, eventually led to several years teaching in my own NYC dance school.

In my 25 year business career I practice the art and science of creating upscale clothing, touching once again upon the human form as a marvelous manifestation of the ultimate elegance in motion.

I am based in New York and New York's incomparable Hamptons where I offer private instruction of Lu Jong. I am also available by arrangement for group lessons or seminars.

Together we can bring the precious practice of Lu Jong into your life.

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History of Lu Jong

LU JONG in Tibetan is a compound word: LU in Tibetan means 'body', and JONG means 'training or transformation'. ---more

Tulku Lobsang

The venerable Tulku Lama Lobsang Rinpoche is a high Buddhist master and renowned doctor of Tibetan medicine. ---more

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