Experience deep, joyful healing
We are grateful to hear from our beloved clients, as they share their stories of healing.
In this photo, Donald is using advanced Tui Na techniques to clear all energy blockages in the meridians and channels of his Estonian student in Basel, Switzerland.
“Man am I lucky to be incarnate at this time with you and thank the universe for bringing us together! We are enjoying immediate results from our Skype session and so appreciate it!” D.R. (After a Skype appointment with Donald, October 2012)
“From the first day my energy levels were greatly improved. (Practicing your Five Element Qigong…) I can light myself up like a Christmas tree---Green, Yellow, Red, White, and Blue-Black. My tremors have all but stopped, and my energy is very markedly better. I do the practice twice a day (am and pm) in bed, and once a day standing outside next to a huge dawn redwood. I'm very impressed you guys, and many thanks.” P.C. (After a Skype appointment with Donald and Cheryl Lynne, September 2012)
"Omg, you are the Rolls Royce (or Patek Phillipe) of healers! Not the cheapest by far, but the absolute best! I am so happy I came to see you at last, the sessions were amazing and the healing continues on a daily basis! I can't thank you enough." Johnny P.
“Donald Rubbo is a Master healer and has transformed not only my life, but the lives of many others, and has been doing so for over 25 years. He is a man of exquisite integrity, he lives what he teaches with impeccability and he does not compromise his values or principles. He is a natural healer, he brings his loving compassion to the people he helps to heal, and to all the people he encounters in his life.
Donald helped me in my healing process from cancer through his hands-on-healing, and through my practice of the mind-body exercises that he taught me. Though he is an extremely busy person, he is always there for me and for everyone else in his life, 100%. Donald teaches from the inside out in a way that students can understand what they are doing, not just on the physical level but from a deeply spiritual point of view. He is one of the most inspiring teachers I have ever had. Donald Rubbo is truly a warrior dedicated to healing the planet.” Julie Bernard
In March 2009, I underwent bi-lateral hip replacement performed by one of the world’s leading surgeons in the field of mobility. I was soon walking without a cane, but had residual muscles constriction (and restriction) which was quite painful. In June, I was fortunate to have Donald & Cheryl Lynne Rubbo work hands-on to strengthen my body’s energy, and Donald taught me a series of short exercises. The exercise routine, which I practiced 5 days a week, took about 15 minutes. When I saw the Rubbos again in August, 2009, Donald added energy work and another exercise. As of this writing, I have no severe muscle tightening and walk pain free. I still have some minor restrictions, but know that with continued practice they, too, will disappear. I certainly recommend the Rubbos, in my case, the results are remarkable. Sherryl Berti, September, 2009.
"I am a 38 year old woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer. My traditional treatments included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I came to the Rubbos to learn about Qigong, and it has completely changed my understanding of the healing process. The practice has empowered me to rebuild and replenish my body. I have been cured of cancer. The Rubbos are probably the most giving people I have ever met. Their life and their mission to help people is a source of constant inspiration to me." Rachel S., 2003
“I attended Donald and Cheryl Lynne's wellness classes when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having lived a healthy lifestyle, being strong and never sick, I was very surprised by my cancer diagnosis. The most perplexing thing for me was that, from a western medical point of view, the source of my cancer was not known. I wanted to know the cause, so I might be able to make life style changes to prevent its reoccurrence. Beyond radiation treatment and taking tamoxifen, I did not know what to do to stay healthy. I felt helpless and very afraid. Learning about Chi Gung with Donald and Cheryl Lynne gave me information and experience that helped me deal with my fears. I left their classes feeling supported, refreshed and peaceful. I felt like there really was something I could do to help my immune system stay strong. Receiving Donald's loving guidance and instruction has changed my life. He models compassion and care. He models health, generosity, and wisdom. He is a treasure.” Beau Leonhart, Rubbo Student
"Having trained with sifu Rubbo for over 15 consecutive years, I can say with complete certainty that he is a truly talented and unique teacher. Mixing stern discipline with tender compassion in just the right blend, he helped bring me to new and higher levels in my martial arts, and as a person, than I had ever anticipated. The tools I gained and learned to use during my time with him have continued to be an integral part of my life and I expect that they will be of continuing value in the years to come." Andrew Davenport, Original Rubbo Heart-Student
"Donald is much more than a martial arts teacher, he is a mentor, a guide and a friend. Donald's tremendous knowledge of the arts and unique ability to communicate the most fundamental principles underlying these arts provided me with some of the most enlightening experiences of my life. His instruction can best be compared to a vessel that allowed me to navigate previously confused and uncharted waters, helping me to explore my own mind, body, and spirit in a way that addressed each of these three components in such a manner that I could finally understand their deep inter-connectedness and their function as a single entity. In other words, he helped me to understand my whole self." Jonathan Mates, Former Rubbo Student
“Sifu Rubbo, with his wide knowledge and deep commitment to the martial and healing arts, his passion for excellence and his compassion for others, has taught me that I can aspire to much more than I thought possible. And I have learned this not from his words, however eloquent, but from the example of his life." Paul Sondador, Attorney
"Donald's work was an essential part of my treatment and positive outcome for breast cancer. The concentration was on total recovery - from the specific focus of repairing my DNA to the broad vision of healing all of us in need. I am tremendously grateful for the benefits and blessings I received during my sessions with Donald. His knowledge, warmth and caring created a powerful journey of hope, opening and healing." Elizabeth Baker
Upon recommendation, I met with Donald Rubbo to discuss recent declines in my health. After a left knee surgery, I became very fearful and my body was reacting negatively. Both knees were affected in the process. We discussed the fear and waning energies, which linked back to several events that left me with a sense of deep grief, loss and a sense of aloneness. I felt totally disempowered by these experiences.
The knee condition mirrored my inner sense of not feeling supported. However, when a person is "deep in the midst of a healing crisis", they cannot heal on their own. In meeting with Donald, we discussed what was going on and I felt a great sense of relief in that he tuned right in to the multiple levels of energetic wounding that I had experienced, which was leading to multi system-shutdown.
He suggested numerous visioning techniques to get myself back on the positive track and out of grief and loss. These techniques reminded me to utilize my intention and imagine best outcomes. Through hands-on energy healing, he was able to amplify energy flow in an injured shoulder. He adjusted a very painful misalignment in the right knee that neither a chiropractor, osteopath, or orthopedic physician had been able to remedy. It made a HUGE difference in my ability to walk normally.
Through the session with Donald, I feel my own energy received a "jump start" and the healing continues in waves that ebb and flow.
As we all know, there is no quick fix; I have to continue to do my part of staying positive and envisioning the best outcomes. Since the body and cells hear every thought and feel one's emotions, I now choose to speak kindly and lovingly to my cells and body. I must remember: I have the power to heal through right use of mind, will and spirit to create harmony within and without. The choices are there to be made - every day and minute, with every breath and heartbeat.
I am happy to experience healing from a powerful, kind and compassionate man who shares knowledge in order to heal and empower. He reminded me to remember who I truly am! Urbara Scott, San Rafael, April, 2012
“Donald's presence and healing gifts have been a tremendous resource to many of our patients who have pursued complementary healing modalities along with conventional medical care. He is such an asset to the community!” Leslie Davenport, MFT, Director, Institute for Health and Healing, Marin General, Novato Community Hospitals, California Pacific Medical Center
"Donald Rubbo is a committed and deeply talented teacher. A caring man with much training and insight. Once when I was suffering from severe and irregular heartbeats, the energy of his hands and the oils he applied to my wrists and pulses calmed them, much like pouring oil on water. His teaching of Chi Gung is inspired and the Bay Area has a treasure in its midst which is his presence." Peter Coyote, Zen priest, actor/writer/activist
“Donald Rubbo is a great teacher and wonderfully caring man. I am blessed to know him and to have worked with him over these many years.” Elson M. Haas, MD Integrated Medicine Physician, Author, “Staying Healthy with the Seasons,” and other books. Founder & Director, Preventive Medical Center of Marin
“Years ago, when I was struggling to get Tai Chi teachers worldwide to come together for a thing called "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day," I was full of self doubt. Although many teachers and schools joined in, many also responded with "Why should we do this just because you ask us to?" often followed by, "Who are you anyway?!" But as this mountain was being climbed, I was at an AQA Conference in San Francisco, in an elevator, and a man named Donald Rubbo, who was a highly respected figure in Northern California Tai Chi circles as well as in the Kuang Ping Tai Chi community, introduced himself to me. He said, "I want to thank you for your work on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, it means a lot." Donald's kind words and his straightforward humanity sunk into my heart. We look back on life at the trickles of our lives that turn one way or another. If they'd have turned one way they would have trickled away to nothing. If they turn another they eventually form a raging river that changes the contour of life. Donald, in the consummate Tai Chi way, turned my trickle toward the Way, with his simple act of humanity. Others I know, who know him, have shared similar experiences. I believe the world would be a quite different place without Donald Rubbo.” Bill Douglas, Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
“Words are not adequate to describe the experience I have had working with Donald. I first came because I was recovering from a series of health challenges, not the least of which was prostate cancer. In many subtle ways, I have been gradually feeling younger, I dance better than most men my age and I have a more joyful outlook on life. The benefits unfold gradually until one day you look back and see how far you have come.” Dr. Philip Hordiner, Dentist, Retired
“Donald's great power as a healer is the direct expression of his selfless compassion. He is the embodiment of kindness and generosity.” Dale Borglum, Executive Director, Living/Dying Project
“In Don's teaching, Tai Chi becomes poetry: Even to a beginner, a Tai Chi move is no longer just a physical movement. It connects to nature, our inner self, and everything that matters in life. It becomes powerful, meaningful, and poetic at once.” Chun Yu, Ph.D., author, “Little Green, Growing Up in the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”
“I probably had only a matter of months to live when I went to see Donald Rubbo in March of 2003. Don did some healing work with me and taught me a daily practice designed to restore my health. I have enjoyed excellent health for the last year and a half, without the need for any treatment other than anti-convulsants. I have now had clean MRIs for nearly nine years.” Dan Reich (diagnosed with a brain tumor in August 2002).