Healing Kung Fu
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This academy is a sacred space for both Personal and Collective Transformation
Meet Sifu DeVante Love (they/he/she)
For years I felt worthless, unloveable, and weak...
I took action to protect my heath by changing my diet and joining the wrestling team hoping for a better future. The team wasn't a safe space for me as a gay teenager, so I left and began training in Kung Fu. There in the studio, I felt accepted and was encouraged to embrace my spiritual side which I had gotten closely in touch with. I diligently trained, competed in tournaments, and earned my black sash in record time. In college, I earned a scholarship that sent me to China where I ended up living for over four years. By day, I taught people how to develop their emotional and spiritual intelligence... by night, I was sharing tea and training with various Kung Fu masters. I then moved to New York to obtain a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from Columbia University and created a framework that integrated spiritual healing, psychology, and my Kung Fu practice. I travelled, performed, and refined the Healing Kung Fu modality before competing in the Gay Olympics in Paris where I had a spiritual awakening. I realized I was destined to go public with teachings and create a safe space for queer folks and people of color to learn how to find their inner peace and heal themselves. I became even more passionate about cultivating Healing Kung Fu as a space where folks can navigate issues of oppression, systemic racism, and anti-gayness so that they can feel more empowered in their bodies and in their lives. I am now a Buddhist monk, training to be a Lama so that I can create even more powerful spaces for deep transformation.