SQC Teacher Bios

(Listed in alphabetical order)

LINDA ARCHINACO is the primary teacher of weekly community Qigong classes at Savannah’s Unitarian Universalist Church. She is also active in leading practice groups at other Savannah locations and in Hilton Head, SC. Linda is a certified IIQTC (Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi) instructor trainer with 13 years of experience in teaching, coaching and coordinating practice groups. She teaches Qigong to people of all ages, from young children to the elderly. She also speaks to local organizations about the benefits of Qigong, which include stress reduction and improved overall health. Linda has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, and has worked in a number of capacities as a trainer and facilitator. She recently returned from her second trip to China, where she deepened her understanding and practice of Qigong. This trip was followed by advanced training at the 2019 IIQTC retreat in Austin, TX. 

Contact Linda via e-mail:  archinacol@aol.com



CLAYTON CROSLEY is the primary teacher for weekly Qigong classes at the Veterans Administration clinics in Savannah and Hinesville, GA. He is a US Army veteran who served honorably for 10 years. Clayton was introduced to Qigong some 30 years ago through his martial arts practice. After a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, he began using Qigong to heal himself.

Clayton’s primary teacher and mentor is John Munro, the founder of the international Long White Cloud Qigong school. He has completed six years of training with John, and is certified as a Level Three Senior Instructor for all eleven Long White Cloud courses. He also conducts Qigong healing treatments in the community.

Clayton has taught Qigong for veterans for six years, recently completing more than 1500 hours of volunteer service. At the Veterans Administration clinics in Savannah, Hinesville, and Dublin (Georgia), as well as Charleston (South Carolina), Clayton works closely with the medical staff. Often, veterans coping with PTSD, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and chronic pain are referred to Clayton’s classes, both online and in-person.

In addition to his work with Long White Cloud Qigong, Clayton recently completed a year-long training program in Tai Chi with noted Grandmaster David-Dorian Ross. Building upon the foundation of his work at the VA, Clayton is currently spearheading a new program of classes in both Tai Chi and Qigong for veterans. His responsibilities in the VISN 7 (Veterans Integrated Service Network) extend to South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. He is also overseeing other Tai Chi Instructors participating in this initiative.

Clayton is also the resident Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor at Oakridge Wellness Center in Savannah, where he leads regular classes for residents of the the Landings community.

Contact Clayton via e-mail:  claytonbcrosley@yahoo.com
Phone: 912-220-0373



BETH MARTIN is a long-time practitioner of yoga and Qigong, and has been a regular participant in Qigong community and Veterans Administration classes. She was recently certified as a Level One instructor in the Long White Cloud Qigong school. Beth is a graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has studied acupuncture and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. Beth is the owner of Martin Mobile Veterinary Services, and an independent distributor of BEMER products for circulatory and vascular health.

Contact Beth via e-mail: memdvm93@aol.com 



PATRICIA (TRICIA) SUTLIVE RICHARDSON is the primary teacher for twice-weekly community Qigong classes at Savannah’s Wesley Oaks Methodist Church. Tricia began working in health care in Savannah in the late 80’s as a Registered Nurse in behavioral medicine. In the mid 90s, she began the study and practice of Qigong, initially with a Chinese master visiting Savannah. This led to further studies in complementary/Eastern medicine practices, including training in 2007 with Jon Kabat-Zinn MD, the founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts. In 2009, Tricia graduated from the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy with a new focus in integrative medicine. In 2015, she was certified as teacher of Medical Qigong (CMQ) through the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Tricia currently works with the community building non-profit Mixed Greens, and offers wellness services through her private practice, the Art of Self-Care.

Contact Tricia via e-mail:  triciarichardson7@gmail.com



GERALD SEMINATORE coordinates the activities of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative, and maintains its online presence in the community. He is the primary teacher for weekly community Qigong classes in the Live Oaks Public Library system. Gerald is certified as a Level Two instructor for eight courses in the Long White Cloud Qigong school. He has been coached and mentored by senior Long White Cloud instructor Clayton Crosley at Veterans Administration classes and in other venues. He has also been mentored by Linda Archinaco in IIQTC approaches to the teaching of Qigong for wellness care. Gerald has also trained in Yang style Tai Chi, and was a student of Hatha yoga for many years. He has had an extensive career as a performing artist and vocalist, music educator, and administrator. His professional and personal work in somatic education has included the study of the Alexander Technique for actors, vocalists, and instrumentalist. He is an Affiliate member of the national Association of Body Mapping Educators. 

Contact Gerald via e-mail: savannahqigong@gmail.com



NOEL SZYCHOWSKI is the primary teacher for twice-weekly community Qigong classes on Savannah’s Isle of Hope. Noel has been a student and practitioner in the healing arts since 1972. She is a certified instructor of Medical Qigong, as taught at the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, VA. Noel received her first certification in QiGong in 2004, with further certification as a Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner (CMQ), also from Lotus Health. She has been sponsoring healing and Qigong seminars in Savannah since 1992. Noel is the owner of Create Well Being, and she incorporates several forms of healing and teaching in her practice. She is a trained artist and has taught both sculpture and fiber arts at several universities. 

Contact Noel via e-mail:  nszychowski@gmail.com



NOTE: Our community-based classes are solely educational, and focus on gentle exercise, self-care, stress reduction, and overall wellness. Neither medical diagnoses nor representations about possible therapeutic outcomes for individual participants are offered in these settings. (If you have concerns or questions in this area, speak with your personal health care provider, and/or with an SQC teacher, who may be able to provide a referral for professional consultation.) 

Any practices provided and promoted by this website are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. Please consult your health care provider if you are in doubt about your capacities to undertake any kind of exercise program. Qigong practices as shared and demonstrated in SQC community classes are known to be safe. However, you voluntarily assume any and all risks, known or unknown, associated with your learning and practice of Qigong. The instructors of the Savannah Qigong Collaborative are not liable for any injury, health impairment, or accident befalling any student in class, during their individual practice time, or as a result of practice. 

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