In 2007, I, Eileen Hoyt, took my first Qi Gong Class from Lee Holden of the Santa Cruz Chi Center when he came to South Lake Tahoe to give a Qi Gong Workshop. One class was all it took. I was hooked! I have been doing Qi Gong ever since. In 2013, I became certified in Lee Holden’s Qi Gong Teacher Training Program and began teaching Qi Gong on the shores of South Lake Tahoe.
In 2015, I wanted to further my knowledge of Qi Gong. I went to Thailand to study with Mantak Chia, one of Lee Holden's primary teachers. I spent the winter studying Qi Gong with Mantak Chia at the Tao Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I became a certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor.
In June 2011, I decided to make yoga a part of my life. In 2013, I completed The Yoga Solution Hatha Yoga 200 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Program with owner Jennifer Sadugor, the Full Life Yoga Studio Yearlong Advance Studies Program with owner Elke Brown, and began teaching yoga.