Dharma Philosophy

All classes taught at Dharma Health Institute are presented in a classical seminar format that allows participants a unique opportunity to develop their practical knowledge, skill, and ability to reach the highest level of practice they wish. Our studio is located in Playa del Rey, California. Our Tai Chi is a traditional Yang Family style with a distinct martial and medicinal structure that is rooted in Taoist philosophy. Our Qi Gong Program is also comprehensive in study and practice, using a generalized iron shirt system as the foundation for a practical skill set and mastery. As one develops their ability, they can readily branch off into other qi gong formulas that the participant may have a specific interest in, such as medicinal, fitness, self control. Our Yoga program is a complete study of Yoga that goes far beyond the common asana (pose) type practices. The yoga program allows the participant to develop a complete yoga practice that can be sustained all through life. This study is suited for those that seek to ‘Be their practice’ other than those that do a practice. For more information, visit us at:


Dharma History

Dharma Health Institute is proof of Zi Malonga’s life mission, which is to provide his clients with as much knowledge as possible so that they can become the steward of their life. Like many of his clients and students over the years, he has had a storied life. It was after losing his beloved teacher and mentor to cancer when Zi decided to dedicate his life to health.

His teacher’s dying wish became the foundation for everything to follow. His first studio in Santa Monica, California, inspired those nearby to try classical Chinese martial arts and Yoga Naga. His devotion to healing arts opened the doors for those looking for alternative, holistic approaches to their life. Now, Dharma Health Institute is host to hundreds of students from all over the world looking to gain better health and self-mastery.

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