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Damaris Jarboux


Damaris Jarboux

Founder & Director of The Center Place (1986) and Co-Founder & Director of The Body-Energy Center (1989) in Boulder, Co. She has had a full-time private practice for 20+ years and has taught Qigong, Healing Touch and her own Energy-Body Healing(sm) locally and internationally for 25 years to adults, parents of young children, and teens in High school settings, developing many programs for self, family care and clinical treatment along the way.

An RN for 40 years, she has also trained in Qigong, Healing Touch and Energy Medicine for over 30 years including a prolonged Asian trip and 4 extensive trainings in China. She has studied the mystical stream of Christianity and Anthroposophy for 25 years.

One of the 8 Founders of The National Qigong Association (NQA) in 1996, she holds their highest certifications, a Level 4 Teacher and Advanced Clinical Therapist. She has been a certified Healing Touch Practitioner for 15 years.

She has a clinical practice with a community of healers at The Center Place, a 2-5 year training program in Qigong Healing (Medical Qigong) & semi-annual Holy Wisdom Retreats.

Damaris can be reached at:
(303) 447-0484

Annie Roberts

Annie Roberts

Annie Roberts has been in private practice specializing in medical qigong since 1995. Before practicing energy work she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology continuing on to become a Doctor of Optometry. She practiced optometry for ten years before beginning her qigong studies under Damaris Jarboux at The Center Place in Boulder Colorado. She completed the 4 year practitioner program and continues her studies through the on-going post graduate program. She currently teaches The Center Places’ eight month first year Body-Energy Practitioner Training.

After completing the program Annie honed her skills by volunteering for seven years at Hospice of Metro Denver where she worked with the terminally ill and their families. In 1999 she traveled to Beijing, China where she studied various qigong applications in three Chinese hospitals. During the summer of 2005 she was invited to teach at Tai Chi Caledonia, an international tai chi conference held in Sterling, Scotland.

Annie has been an active member of the National Qigong Association since 1998. She has served on many different NQA committees including as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Certification Committee, Vice President of the NQA and, most recently, Chairperson of the NQA Board of Directors
Annie has offices located in Arvada and at The Center Place in Boulder Colorado. Her normal fee is $80/hour.

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Claudia McLaren Lainson

Claudia McLaren Lainson has been a Waldorf educator for the past 26 years, teaching both Waldorf Kindergarten and adult courses and workshops in Anthroposophic Studies. Claudia studied Therapeutic Education with Gradalis Institute and has been in private practice in Boulder since 1998, helping children and parents meet the challenges facing so many families today. Claudia has raised three children, and she is the founder of Windrose Academy outside of Boulder, Colorado. Windrose is an academy dedicated to developing the consciousness concordant with her vision of the
emerging impulses of the 21st century.


Claudia can be reached at:
(303) 661-9579





Andrea Arduine

Andrea was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been a fitness and health professional for more than 34 years. Her experience with studying many different forms of movement and athletics, from a very early age, inspired her into a teaching career.  She completed college level Anatomy, Biology and Physiology while teaching body conditioning to dance students.

Andrea came to live in the States in 1975, and continued her studies and got certified by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America),The Shiatsu Massage School of California, got her Pilates formal training with Donna MacLean ( Physicalmind Institute), trained by  Barbara Huttner ( Pilates based Ron Fletcher Work), Polestar Education  (Pilates based, Rehabilitation Program),  Carol Welch Biosomatics ( Thomas Hanna somatic movement therapy), Yamuna Body Rolling, Core Intelligence ( Marie Jose Bloom Lawrence), The Body-Energy Center (Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Chi Kung, Energy Body Healing), Psych-K and Reiki Third Degree.

She has been studying  and practicing Yoga for many years and also worked and extensively studied nutrition and healing with Gary Smith, former director and teacher of the “East West Foundation”, a student of Mantak Chia and the founder of the “Aspen Wellness Group”.

Andrea  continues to do research and also continues her education with many masters of their field, including Damaris, nurturing her passion and love for her chosen path.


Andrea can be reached at:
(303) 204-8131

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