David Elam

Holistic Healer & Practitioner

Biography

David has dedicated his life to spiritual practices, holistic healing, and martial arts. His life story can be summed up in no less than a book. For this reason, please read over his qualifications and experience below to better understand the calibur of service he is eager to provide you at Samkara Luxury Wellness Retreat & Holistic Spa:

  • 2nd Dan (of 9) Black Belt from ATA (American Tae Kwon Do Association) (9-12 years old)
  • Blue Belt in Machado/ Gracie Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Trained in Ueshiba & Tomiki styles of Aikido (roughly 3 years, total). No rank given in these systems.
  • Awarded title of "Ninja" from The American Hoshin Roshi Ryu School of Bujinkan Ninjutsu (The ONLY School in the Western hemisphere sanctioned to give rank in Bujinkan. He trained via direct lineage: Matthew Childs, awarded rank & trained by Dr. Glenn Morris, awarded rank of Master Ninja & trained directly by O Sensei Dr. Masami Hatsumi, 34th linear Grandmaster who holds all 9 Ninjutsu scrolls from the 9 original Ninjutsu Families of Japan). 2002-2005
  • Green belt (then brown, then black) in Kenpo (after 5 years of intensive Training. Shaolin Monestary lineage via Philip Wimberley, Founder & CEO of American Chinese Kenpo Institute, Asheville, NC, USA)
  • Awarded the Title of "Supreme Science Qi Gong Instructor" via "The Supreme Science Qi Gong Institute". Title personally awarded (with accolades) from Jeff Primack, founder & CEO. (awarded in 2005)
  • Trained in Tai Chi Chuan for 3 years by Master Paul Cheng, of Yellow Mountain (neighboring Wu Dang Mountain, home of the oldest Taoist Monestary/& University in The World & the Source of Master Cheng's Knowledge). No rank is given in this system. Knowledge of the different Forms determines "rank". He Trained in all 5 of the Forms (24, 48, 72, 108 & Sword Form). Essentially "Black Belt level" equivalent.
  • "Spirituality in Education" Degree: 3 Month Intensive Degree personally awarded directly by my Master Teacher, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, through Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA (the only Tibetan Buddhist University in America) . Summer of 1997. My small group leader & teacher was Huston Smith, award-winning author of "The World's Religions", the first book of comparative Religion revealing the commonality of Love & Goodness in ALL World Faiths.
  • Reiki Master (Levels 1, 2, & Master) - 2005
  • Certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner - 2014
  • Certified Master Sound Healer, Personally awarded by founder & CEO of Soma Energetics, David Hulse - 2004
  • Trained to "Yellow Sash Degree" at Agama Yoga University, Levels 1-14 - 2013 to 2017
  • Merkaba Activation from Spirit of Maat: direct lineage via Shari Bilger via Drunvalo Melchizedek - 2009
  • Self-taught Taoist from the Age of 9. Formally Initiated/indoctrinated at age of 26 by an Ordained Taoist Master Priest and still practices daily. 
  • Qi Gong Teacher at Samma Karuna Awakening & Healing School, Koh Phangan
  • Qi Gong Teacher & multi-subject lecturer at Wonderland Healing Center, Koh Phangan
  • Reiki Master (Levels 1, 2, & Master) - 2005
  • Certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner - 2014
  • Certified Master Sound Healer, Personally awarded by founder & CEO of Soma Energetics, David Hulse - 2004
  • Trained to "Yellow Sash Degree" at Agama Yoga University, Levels 1-14 - 2013 to 2017
  • Merkaba Activation from Spirit of Maat: direct lineage via Shari Bilger via Drunvalo Melchizedek - 2009

Texas Tech University:

  • 3 Majors: Art (Venetian-style Studio Glassblowing); Psychology (Clinical, Freudian, Jungian, Behavioral, Paranormal, Abnormal, & Pediatric-to-Geriatric focuses. Most only have 1);
  • Pre-Medicine Degree (4 years intensively)
  • 4 Minors: Chemistry (Physical, Organic, Inorganic), Biology (cellular, micro, botanical, marine), Anthropology (Mayan, Egyptian, Greek), & Philosophy (Eastern & Western)

LMT (Licenced Massage Therapist) degree from The Healing Arts Institute of Lubbock, Texas. 1998 to present

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Bio-Energetic Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy,
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acupressure
  • Deep tissue massage

CONTACT US

Samkara Luxury Wellness
Retreat & Holistic Spa

+66 (0) 89 9733205
info@samkarawellness.com

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+66 (0) 89 9733205
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