SIFU RAMA – ROBERTO LAMBERTI
Sifu Rama-Roberto Lamberti, of Italian origin, has dedicated to applying the ancient internal arts to the needs of a modern complex world. He has facilitated processes of transformation for thousands of people, so that they can live their daily lives and their challenges with greater balance, wisdom, and inner peace.
He has trained as a teacher of Chi Kung and Tai chi chuan for 17 years, initially with Franz Moeckl in India and then in Malaysia with Sifu Wong Kiew Kit, whom he accompanied for 14 years and brought him to Latin America in 2001 to introduce these arts in the region.
Chi kung and Tai chi chuan came to complement the findings made since his early youth, in which he was initiated in Advaita meditation with Jean Klein, one of the most important masters of the 20th century. He lived several years in India where he received from H.W.L. Poonja the teachings of Ramana Maharishi in the Inquiry of Being.
He is currently President of La Montaña Azul Training and Retreat Center that he founded in 2004 in Costa Rica. Part of his teachings are reflected in the book The Serene Force, Voices and Silences of Sifu Rama, written by Adelaida Nieto.
SIFU SIMÓN RODRÍGUEZ
Master Resident of La Montaña Azul, Sifu Simón, has received ancestral knowledge of Chi Kung and Tai chi chuan from great masters in America and Asia, and has practiced the internal arts for 16 years.
He was trained in Heartmath, an internationally acclaimed tool as a pioneer in heart intelligence and stress management by organizations such as Stanford and NASA.
He has received training in Chi Kung Healing in Malaysia, Flow Learning and Chi Running in New York.
He is Health Coach of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition of New York and has deepened his knowledge with contributions of Chinese medicine through courses at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Spain.
He is the Director and Founder of Alaya Camp at La Montaña Azul. For 10 years this program provides tools to enhance the capacity of children and young people to live in deep joy and be a source of inspiration for others.
He is also the Founder and Director of “Yo quiero ser” a regional network created to support private, public and social projects in their potential to awaken happiness in people.
International speaker and teacher of Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan, he has directed workshops and programs for thousands of people, including leaders of some of the most important companies and social programs in the region.
He has tremendous willingness to serve and be attentive to the different opportunities to give and help.
He has dedicated his life to the development of programs for the improvement of the quality of life of people.
PRACTICE AND ESSENCE
In 2004 she came to Costa Rica to support the creation and development of La Montaña Azul, where she has lived since then. With her contagious joy, she is always attentive and available to serve every person who comes to this magical place, and with whom she shares valuable contributions that enrich and transform her life.
She was the Director of CERLALC, a decentralized Institute of UNESCO for 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and represented the Latin American region in multiple international events for the social and economic development of the region.
She was the Director of the National Directorate for Children and Youth of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia in various periods of government, a position from which she directed programs in favor of peace with young combatants, former combatants, and displaced families. From this governmental instance, she led and directed the team that opened a cultural center, providing opportunities for children and young people from marginalized communities and youth gangs, as well as a Network of Cultural Organizations for children, with more than 600 associated cultural groups.
In her youth, for more than a decade, she was a well-known film, theater and television actress. She left acting to devote her life to programs that improve the quality of life of people.
She is a volunteer of The Art of Living where she works in the coordination circle of programs of the Prison Violence Reduction Program in Costa Rica and is a member of the Prison Board Team of the Art of Living Program for Latin America.
She has been an international lecturer mainly on issues regarding social co-inclusion, peace and the integral well-being of people and societies.
Among her publications are “Forgetting Forgets,” “Tomorrow is Late” for Children and “The Serene Force.”
She is Co-founder of the Program Alaya Camp. Since its inception, she has been the coordinator of “Small Grasshoppers,” a program where she works with children from 5 to 12 years old, giving them the opportunity to maintain their essence and capacity of amazement for the small-great things of life through the contact with nature, with themselves and with others.
She is an Environmental Manager and has a training in Mindful Schools and the Full Attention methodology to apply with children and adolescents in educational centers and individual programs.
During the last 2 years she has participated in the collective creations of the kitchen of La Montaña Azul and has dedicated herself to supporting its internal organization, giving rise to the implementation of new processes and dishes, enriching the full expression of Happy Food of this center.
Currently she also promotes the spirit of the Blue kitchen, with the opening of new spaces of education in Costa Rica and Colombia, to inspire participants on how they can relate to their nutrition to nourish their health, happiness and well-being from the consciousness of cooking with love.
This has also led her to be part of the processes of change in the kitchens of schools in Costa Rica and Mexico, bringing Happy Food to children and young people.