About our Teachers
Masahiro Ouchi is the founder and director of TaoZen® and the director of Chi Nei Tsang Institute Japan, Healing Tao New York and Universal Healing Tao of Japan.
His spiritual journey began with a childhood experience at a 600 year old Zen temple in the mountains of Japan. Since then Masahiro has practiced Taoist Meditation, Zen Meditation, Various forms of Taichi and Qigong, Shaolin Temple Kempo, Japanese Archery, Esoteric Shintoism, Kundanlini Yoga , Prana Yoga, and Tantra Yoga. He met Tao Master Mantak Chia in 1980 in Chinatown in NY, and is one of his few original students and a first-generation senior instructor. Masahiro is also a student of Li Jun Feng, Wushu teacher to Hollywood Kungfu star Jet Li . He has also studied under the great Doctor and Priest Hiroshi Motoyama and Mr. Michizo Noguchi.
He is one of only a handful of senior instructors of Chi Nei Tsang, the Internal Organ Healing Touch, and the founder of Qi Core Therapy, a whole body healing method based on Qigong, breathing and meditation. Masahiro is also a long-time student of other therapeutic modalities such as Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Primal Scream Therapy, NLP, Feldenkrais, Noguchi Taiso and Dance Therapy. He is also a certified yoga teacher and a personal physical trainer.
Masahiro owned a marketing company in New York City for more than two decades, working with many global corporations and brands. Before that he was a director of a large international advertising agency. Now his company, Momo International, Inc. is evolving into business/life consulting for integration of business and spirituality. Many of his consulting clients are prominent international businessmen, global brands, celebrities, and leaders.
He is the author of “ Meditation Exercise” “Self Chi Nei Tsang Touch” and is a regular contributing writer for fashion and health magazines.
His joyful workshops have been very popular throughout the world.
Masahiro Ouchi’s focus is to bring ancient spirituality and healing practices into our modern life – to live fully with joy and compassion and to cultivate aging well together.
Miranda Maher is a TaoZen Instructor and a Certified Instructor of the Universal Healing Tao. She currently teaches Qigong, T'ai Chi and Meditation in Brooklyn, New York.
"My education is in visual art and I have been making installations and drawings and photographs for over 20 years now. Dharma has guided me since I stumbled on a lecture by Alan Watts in a school gym in Munich years (and years!) ago. In the mid ‘90s, I started training in an obscure Japanese martial tradition, and a couple years back I was granted the rank of Menkyo Okuden in that art. In 2000 I began investigating Taoism as an extension of my martial studies, and as a way to heal the chronic back pain I’d developed. I was fortunate to find Masahiro and Mantak Chia’s methods: the pain that resisted many chiropractors and therapists was gone in a couple of months. But more importantly, I had found a beautiful and profound qigong and meditation tradition that supports me in my life. At some point (I don’t remember quite when) I began assisting Masahiro here in New York. And at some later point, began teaching when he was away. At first reluctantly, but now I appreciate how precious the opportunity is--to help clarify my own path and to be of service to other seekers."