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The human heart is the center of a territory with no boundaries.
–Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

About Thea Elijah

Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at  TAI Sophia Institute (now MUIH) and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.

She has apprenticed and studied with some of the most influential Chinese medicine teachers in the West, such as J. R. Worsley, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée and Claude Larre, Leon Hammer, Ted Kaptchuk and Lonny Jarrett.. Thea is also a Muqaddam of the Shadhuliyyah Sufi Order.

Thea maintains a private healing practice, incorporating her Chinese medical knowledge and heart-centered healing. At the request of her clients and students, she has developed a series of workshops teaching Whole Heart Connection (formerly Medicine Without Form). These open the student to “healing” situations outside of formal health care contexts, including family life, classrooms, activism for social change, and work within organizational structures. She currently teaches Chinese Medicine, Sufi Healing, and Whole Heart Connection across the United States. Thea is based in Southern Vermont, where she lives with her family.