News & Events
The Call of Sedona Wins Nautilus Silver Award
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Sedona, AZ
Ilchi Lee’s latest book, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart, was recently awarded a Nautilus Silver Award in the category of Religion/Spirituality – Other Traditions & Practices. Originally published as a trade paperback by BEST Life Media in September 2011, the book made it to the New York Times bestseller list in February 2012, as well as the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today lists.
The Nautilus Awards recognizes books and audio books that promote “spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change,” while at the same time stimulating the imagination and offering “new possibilities for a better life and a better world.”
In its twelfth year, the Nautilus Book Awards picks Silver and Gold winners in thirty-four subject categories, including audio books and six categories for children and young adults. Winners are chosen in a three-tier judging process by experienced two-person teams of book reviewers, authors, editors, librarians, booksellers, and other leaders in the publishing industry. In choosing books, they look for “distinguished literary and heartfelt contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.”
Three books by Ilchi Lee also won Nautilus Silver Awards in 2010: In Full Bloom: A Brain Education Guide for Successful Aging (BEST Life Media, 2008), Healing Chakras: Awaken Your Body’s Energy System for Complete Health, Happiness, and Peace (BEST Life Media, Second Edition, 2009), and Brain Wave Vibration: Getting Back into the Rhythm of a Happy, Healthy Life (BEST Life Media, Second Edition, 2009).
Scribner Buys Rights to The Call of Sedona
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Sedona, AZ
Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, recently acquired the world and eBook rights to The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart by Ilchi Lee (BEST Life Media, September 2011). They will publish its trade paperback and eBook editions in July 2012. In addition, Simon & Schuster Audio will publish a simultaneous audio edition. Scribner senior editor Shannon Welch, who will edit the book, acquired the rights through literary agent Bob Silverstein of Quicksilver Books.
To promote these new editions, Ilchi Lee will engage in a book tour in select cities throughout August and September of this year.
BEST Life Media is happy that this bestselling book will reach a wider audience through Scribner's distribution network.
The Call of Sedona Made The New York Times Best Seller List
Monday, February 27, 2012, New York, NY
The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart by Ilchi Lee was listed as number two in the Paperback Advice & Misc. section of The New York Times best seller list for February 26, 2012. It also recently reached number four on The Washington Post Best Seller list for paperback nonfiction and was included on the USA Today and IndieBound bestseller lists. Ilchi Lee is the first Korean to be listed on four bestseller lists simultaneously.
These sales were boosted by the concerted effort of the book’s author and its publisher, BEST Life Media, in partnership with Dahn Yoga & Health, Inc. and Dahn Yoga’s Body + Brain Center franchises. They were also the result of the efforts of over 300 meditation circles based on the book.
Ilchi Lee has engaged in a nationwide book signing tour for the past two months that saw about a thousand people attend and buy approximately 1500 books on the spot.
BEST Life Media also ran a Getaway to Sedona Giveaway through Hasmark Services from February 5th through February 11th. They offered three Sedona Getaways, five Experience Sedona Gift Certificate Packages, and a Personalized Calligraphy Artwork by Ilchi Lee as prizes. There were almost 840 entries to the Giveaway, in which entrants could participate in a live teleseminar with Ilchi Lee and receive bonuses from over 100 partners.
During the Giveaway period, meditation circle leaders around the country ran book talks and demonstrations of the ideas and techniques in The Call of Sedona at their local bookstores.
A week before the Giveaway, The Call of Sedona App was released for iOS and Android platforms. The app’s audio meditations, Sedona landscape images, videos, and inspirational messages bring the user to Sedona wherever they are and allow them to sample the Sedona spirit Ilchi Lee writes about in the book. For the Giveaway, the app was discounted from $2.99 to 99 cents by its developer, Infinity Brain.
While set in Sedona, The Call of Sedona is not a book just for fans of the area. “My hope is that by reading this book people will gain a fresh inspiration and a dream that will infuse vitality into their life, that they will take part in the beautiful dream Sedona gives through its profound connection with the earth,” Ilchi Lee said. “No matter where you are you can discover meaning and hope in life through a true encounter with yourself. As people come to love themselves more they come to love other people and the world more deeply. Each of us can make this world a better place.”
New Comparative Brain Wave Vibration Study Shows Alleviation for Depression and Insomnia
Friday, January 6, 2012
In a study appearing in Volume 2012 of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team including researchers from the University of London and the Korea Institute of Brain Science report the results of their assessment of the comparative effects of Brain Wave Vibration, Iyengar Yoga and Mindfulness training on mood, well-being and immune function.
Created by Ilchi Lee, this unique form of meditation is based in a combination of Korean tradition and modern understanding of the human brain. Brain Wave Vibration is a moving meditation involving movements of the head, neck and body and is designed to relax mind and body. It is considered most beneficial when practiced in combination with other yoga exercises.
A previous study showed how Brain Wave Vibration has positive effects on regulating stress, but the current study looks more deeply at the benefits of the practice. Participants in the University of London study practiced the method as part of a 5-week program and experienced mental benefits, comparative to Mindfulness training, and physical and emotional benefits, comparative to Iyengar yoga.
Brain Wave Vibration was introduced to many people with BEST Life Media’s 2008 publication of the Ilchi Lee book by the same name. Since that time many people have reported benefiting from practicing Brain Wave Vibration, which the study now documents and supports. For example, the researchers noted evidence of “[a]n improvement in sleep [that] has been a common anecdotal report by Brain Wave Vibration practitioners, as has increase in energy and vitality.” In effect, Brain Wave Vibration was unique in its benefits to depression and sleep latency in study participants. The researchers concluded that the results of this first controlled trial for this unique form of mind-body training were sufficiently provocative to warrant further investigation.
Latest Ilchi Lee Book Will Launch at Evening Event
Wednesday, August 24, 2011, Sedona, AZ
On the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2011, Sedona-based publisher BEST Life Media will launch its latest book, The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart by Ilchi Lee. The event, which will include a talk and book-signing by Mr. Lee and entertainment by local artists, will be held in the front yard of the Sedona Mago Healing Center at 340 Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Author Ilchi Lee’s fascinating personal stories and profound awakenings in Sedona are beautifully interwoven in this book. The book also contains many color photographs that capture inspiring moments in Sedona. Those attending will have the rare opportunity to meet Ilchi Lee one on one while having their book signed.
The Call of Sedona launch also promises to be an evening filled with entertainment that will include popular musicians Meadowlark, Sedona Diva Jeanie Carroll, dancers Yolessa Lawrinnce and Hansori Keliikuli, the power drumming of Sedona’s Rhythm under the direction of Paul Yanson and entertainer Shondra Jepperson as the evening’s emcee. There will also be excerpts from the book read on stage by a few local celebrities, in addition to the talk and book signing by Ilchi Lee. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served during the event.
In the book’s introduction Ilchi Lee writes,
“The essence of the message that Sedona has conveyed to me is that inside each one of us there is a much greater and more beautiful truth and dream than the ordinary ones we know. And that we already have everything we need to achieve them. I hope that through this book you realize that you have always been great and that you will gain a fresh inspiration and a dream that will infuse vitality into your life. Finally, I hope that you can take part in the beautiful dream that Sedona gives through its profound connection with the earth.”
According to publisher Jiyoung Oh, The Call of Sedona is Ilchi Lee’s dedication of love and gratitude, as well as a beautiful invitation to Sedona. Through his personal stories, including the meditations he has engaged in at many of the vortex sites in the area, he endeavors to share with readers the spirit of Sedona that has made such a significant difference in his life. She says, “Sedona’s nurturing and restorative environment inspired much of Ilchi Lee’s art and philosophy,” and, “He considers this magnificent place his true home.”
While the event is open to the public, those wanting to attend should RSVP. To RSVP, call Yolessa K. Lawrinnce at 347-885-3456 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because the event will be held in the front yard and parking lot of the Sedona Mago Healing Center, guests should use the several public parking lots in the vicinity.
BEST Life Media Author Website Gathers People to Pray for Peace
Saturday, January 1, 2011, Worldwide
The website of BEST Life Media's main author, Ilchi Lee, is asking people to pledge to read his Prayer of Peace on January 1, 2011. Ilchi Lee originally wrote and read this prayer at the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders on August 28th, 2000. Now, more than ten years later, Ilchi.com is gathering like-minded individuals to read this prayer to re-affirm a commitment to peace. The Prayer of Peace focuses on the peace that Ilchi Lee often writes about, especially in his book Earth Citizen, a peace that can come when people look past their difference and recognize that they are all from the earth, and all essentially one life. To read the prayer and/or if you are interested in joining your heart and mind to thousands of others in praying for peace in the New Year, go to www.ilchi.com/pop.
BEST Life Media Visits the Sedona Book Festival
Saturday, October 2, 2010, Yavapai College, Sedona, Arizona, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A bright and sunny Saturday heralded the second annual Sedona Book Festival hosted by the Well Red Coyote bookstore, Yavapai College, and the Friends of Sedona Public Library, where BEST Life Media once again had a table. Authors and publishers from the Verde Valley and other areas of the southwestern United States offered their creative works for sale to local residents. The festival was held this year at the Sedona, Arizona campus of Yavapai College, which provided a relaxing fountain as well as food and drink to give visitors respite from perusing the three rooms of books.
Besides BEST Life Media's body mind spirit books such as Brain Wave Vibration and Healing Chakras, murder mysteries and stories of life lessons covered many of the tables. At the end of the day, five elementary and middle school students were given awards for essays they submitted to the contest organized by the Festival.
Throughout the day, speakers gave fifteen minute talks about books and publishing. BEST Life Media asked ten-year Dahn Yoga and Brain Education instructor Genia Sullivan to speak about Brain Wave Vibration. During her talk, Genia led the audience through a brief sample of Brain Wave Vibration using drumming music from the CD, Music for Brain Wave Vibration. Some of the participants reported feeling relaxed after their two-minute trial.
During the middle of the day the event's Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker gave talks about their work. This year, Gary Every was the Guest of Honor, a local individual who has greatly contributed to the growth and vitality of the Sedona/Verde Valley literary community. Gary is a author, poet, performer, and moderator of the Sedona Writing Salon. Gary regaled the audience with tales from his book about adventures in Arizona. The Keynote Speaker was Allen Woodman, Chair of the English Department and Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University. Allen is the author of six books of fiction and scores of short stories and essays, the latest of which he shared with the audience.
BEST Life Media Releases Nature Heals, A New Guided Meditation CD by Author Ilchi Lee
Nature Heals, a new meditation CD by South Korean-born author Ilchi Lee, was released today by Sedona-based publisher BEST Life Media. The meditations for self-healing include natural sounds, soothing music, and guided visualizations that will help you relax, reduce stress, and connect with the healing energies of the earth.
For centuries, ancient mystics and indigenous shamans knew what modern science is only now beginning to recognize--nature heals. By tapping into the natural elements, we can step into the flow of nature and balance our body, mind, and spirit. Many of us can attest to the soothing effects we feel when walking a sun-baked hiking trail, meandering through a shaded forest, or relaxing by a cool, rushing stream. This is earth wisdom at work.
This new 78-minute audio CD features six elemental properties of the planet--rain, water, sun, trees, wind, and earth--that are connected by the cycles of nature. The rain falls, streams fill, sun emerges, soil nourishes, plants grow, and the air is oxygenated. It is a never-ending cycle and circle of life, of energy. By tapping into this energy, we can unleash our own natural healing ability.
Nature Heals features six tracks that can be listened to one at a time or in a single continuous session. It can be used indoors or outside. Each meditation uses a specific natural element as the focal point while leading the listener through a guided meditation designed to enhance a particular human quality such as acceptance, purification, personal power, communication, freedom, and gratitude.
The meditations are read by Michael Munson, a Dahn Yoga and Brain Education Trainer who travels worldwide, leading seminars and workshops for individual self-mastery and empowerment. Munson has been a student of energy healing and Ilchi Lee's teachings for nearly ten years.
Nature Heals will enhance your capacity to experience and communicate with the tremendous living world that exists all around and within you. By immersing yourself in the elemental properties of the plane, you can encounter the earth's wisdom and witness principles of life that are both hidden and pervasive in the natural world.
Bowing Meditation Workshop
Dahn Yoga instructor Genia Sullivan, based in Sedona, Arizona, has begun giving free local workshops on Dahn Yoga-style bowing meditation, such as that taught in BEST Life Media's latest book, Bowing: A Moving Meditation for Personal Transformation by Dahn Yoga Education. Two workshops were presented in August 2010, with the first at the Sedona Library and the second at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Each workshop included an explanation of the principles and benefits behind this ancient mind-body practice, as well as discussion and an experiential bowing session.
Thus far, all of the participants felt the power of bowing meditation after their experience and were interested in continuing the practice. Genia will offer additional bowing meditation workshops, which she calls The Sacred Art of Bowing: An Exercise for Meditation, Vitality, and Grace, in September 2010 and beyond.
Genia Sullivan has been bowing as a practice for the development of the mind-body connection for the past ten years. She has been working and training as Dahn Yoga instructor since 2001, and holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College in Massachusetts.
If you are in the Sedona area and would like more information about The Sacred Art of Bowing workshops, you can contact BEST Life Media for more information at email@example.com or 877-504-1106.
DVD Cover Wins Photography Award
The cover of one of BEST Life Media’s DVD’s, Dahn Yoga Essentials, was submitted by its photographer Bob Coates to the Arizona Professional Photographer’s Association (APPA) Print Competition. Bob won second place in the Masters Commercial Category for his warm portrayal of DVD instructor Dawn Quaresima. In the photo, Dawn is surrounded by warm red and orange tones and a soft light highlights her gentle smile. Bob also won first place in the Masters Wedding Category for a picturesque outdoor wedding photograph he calls, “A Wee Bit Closer.” Overall, he was sixth in the APPA’s Top Ten Photographer’s of the Year.
The AZPPA Awards are presented for prints that meet particular criteria including Impact, Print Quality, Presentation, and Originality. The association says submitted prints are judged by a panel of experienced judges. A judging panel typically consists of five judges with one or two alternate judges. There are five categories in the Open and Masters Divisions with the top three scoring prints receiving awards.
New Book and Mini-Workshop Explores the Sacred Art of Bowing
Sedona, AZ (July 29, 2010) – Bowing is the most beautiful of human activities, representing all of life in its most poetic form. It is also a great form of exercise. The simple, repetitive motion uses every major joint and muscle in your body, pumps your heart, and makes you sweat.
Now, you can explore the sacred art of bowing with a new book by Dahn Yoga Education entitled, Bowing: A Moving Meditation for Personal Transformation, released by Sedona-based publisher BEST Life Media. To celebrate the new book’s release, a free mini-workshop on the sacred art of bowing will be held on Thursday, August 12th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Sedona Creative Life Center.
Used by Asian cultures for centuries, bowing strengthens your body, mind and spirit. Like other forms of meditation, bowing helps you develop discipline and a focused, centered mind. However, it is more grounding than traditional sitting meditation, because it also requires flowing movement and physical strength. This movement gets the body’s energy flowing and naturally brings up joy and gratitude for your physical being.
Bowing: A Moving Meditation for Personal Transformation brings this ancient meditative practice into modern times with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This inspiring guide will help you understand the art of bowing and how practicing it can have profound impacts on your life. You’ll learn how to build strength, cultivate humility, and embrace oneness through the simple act of bowing. After only a few weeks of practice, you’ll enjoy greater vitality, more peace, and an uplifted spirit.
While many people may associate bowing with worship or some sort of superstition, in reality, it is a very natural act arising in almost every culture around the world. All of the world’s major religions use some form of bowing during prayer or other devotional activities. As a part of everyday life, it is especially associated with Eastern cultures, where people commonly bow to one another as a sign of mutual respect. Even in the West, people bow when receiving applause at the end of a performance.
The August 12th mini-workshop will highlight a highlight a brief presentation on bowing, practical principles and an experiential full-body bowing meditation session. This type of bowing is not affiliated with any religion or belief system. Bowing as a mind-body practice is centered on the development of internal and external grace for personal self-reflection and self-reverence. It offers a low-impact, symmetrical exercise that produces a light cardiovascular workout. Modifications will be presented for those with physical limitations or other discomforts.
The bowing workshop will be led by Genia Sullivan, a Dahn Yoga instructor since 2001 who has been using this moving meditation practice for the past ten years. Ms. Sullivan also holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College in Massachusetts. For more information or to RSVP (not required, but appreciated) contact Genia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-913-5761. The workshop is free, although donations to help offset the cost of the venue are welcomed. Books will also be available for sale at the workshop.
About the Author: Dahn Yoga Education is a collective of holistic health professionals dedicated to the creation of health, happiness, and peace on the individual and global levels. Dahn Yoga is a unique integrative body mind training practice taught in 1000 centers in 10 countries around the world. To learn more about a Dahn Yoga center in your area, visit www.dahnyoga.com.
Ilchi Lee's simple moving meditation, Brain Wave Vibration, the signature method of his Brain Education system of training, was recently used in a research study on the effects of mind-body training on stress and emotions.
The study was designed to assess the association between stress, positive and negative affect, and stress hormone levels in meditation and control groups. Overall the experiment found that people who engaged in a regular Brain Wave Vibration practice were less stressed and displayed more positive emotions. Stress factors such as depression, anger, and the manifestation of psychological symptoms in the body, were also significantly less in the meditation group than in the control group. These effects were similar to those found in experiments with other mind-body techniques.
It also found that there was more dopamine (DA) in the blood of people who engaged in Brain Wave Vibration than in healthy adults who did not. In subjects who had practiced Brain Wave Vibration for three years or more, blood dopamine levels were higher in those individuals with more positive emotional states.
Primary investigator Dr. Do-Hyung Kang from the Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Center, Seoul National University Medical Center explained, “Now it is widely accepted that meditation has positive effects on regulating stress. This study supports similar results, but also gives us a clue that this can be by the regulation of the sympathetic nervous system [the system that generates the stress response], especially by elevation of DA level in this vibrative meditation group.”
This research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of South Korea and carried out by scientists from major national research centers in South Korea, including several institutes at Seoul National University, as well as the Korea Institute of Brain Science. Sixty-seven people who regularly engaged in Brain Wave Vibration for an average of 43 months were gathered and compared to a group of 57 healthy adults. The results were published in the June 2010 issue of the international science journal, Neuroscience Letters.
Brain Wave Vibration as a mind-body training technique fit the aims of the study well. The researchers described the technique as being "designed to relax both mind and body through natural rhythmic movements. It is intended to be a simple meditation technique, a kind of moving meditation that can be used to manage stress and optimize brain health. This technique is designed to quiet the thinking mind and release emotions, particularly negative emotions, through physical movements and focus on body sensations.". For more information about Brain Wave Vibration, you can visit www.brainwavevibration.com
For more details about the study, visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20546836 for the abstract and links to the full article.
Reference: Y.-H. Jung, et al., The effects of mind–body training on stress reduction, positive affect, and plasma cate-cholamines, Neurosci. Lett. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.05.048.
Healing Chakras Book Wins 2010 Arizona Glyph Award
Sedona based BEST Life Media submitted Healing Chakras by Ilchi Lee in three categories for consideration: Psychology/Self-Help; Health/Wellness/Nutrition; and Best Interior Layout/Design. Healing Chakras won the 2010 Arizona Glyph Award for Best Interior Layout/Design and was named as a finalist in the other two award categories.
Now in their eighth year of competition, the Arizona Book Awards help to promote and support quality work created by Arizona authors, produced by Arizona publishers, or written about Arizona and to recognize excellence in craft and creation in the Arizona book industry. Books are judged in 33 subject categories and three design categories, and one Embodying Arizona Award is given for the best book that meets all three of the above categories.
BEST Life Media, has been a member of the Arizona Book Publishers Association since 2008. In 2009, the company received an Arizona Glyph Award for Brain Wave Vibration in the Psychology/Self-Help category and for In Full Bloom, in the Health Wellness/Nutrition category.
The Glyph Award is representative of the earliest written symbols. The highly prized awards were designed by Gilbert sculptor Hugh Littlebury, incorporating two famous Arizona symbols: copper and sandstone. Each award is unique in its texture and color, just like the unique talent and perseverance required to earn this honor. To view all wards winners, visit http://azbookpub.com/onews/aba-2010-winners.
BEST Life Media Wins Three 2010 Nautilus Book Awards
Three books written by Ilchi Lee and published by BEST Life Media recently won Silver Medals in the 2010 Nautilus Book Awards. Now in their 10th year, the Nautilus Awards recognize books and audio books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, while at the same time stimulating the “imagination” and offering the reader “new possibilities” for a better life and better world.The winning titles include:
In Full Bloom – Aging Gracefully/Retirement category
Healing Chakras – Health/Healing/Energy Medicine category
Brain Wave Vibration – Personal Growth/Psychology category
The Nautilus Book Awards look for literary and heartfelt contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens, and young adults.
The awards have a unique three-tier system of judging that offers a deliberate course of examination and scrutiny designed to sort and separate books as they are measured against a carefully prepared list of notable characteristics. This process is carried out by three teams of highly qualified, experienced reviewers located across the U.S. whose successful careers as editors, writers, librarians, schoolteachers and bookstore owners are matched with a passion for books that offer new ideas and options for a better world for everyone. Each book is evaluated by at least two judges at each level in 28 subject categories. You can see all 2010 Award Winners at www.nautilusbookawards.com.
Press Release: Brain Fitness Technique is Making Big Waves: Brain Wave Vibration Rights Sold for Seven Languages
Released via PRWeb
Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) May 4, 2010 -- Everybody is catching the wave. From Asia to the Americas, and all across Europe, people are shaking it up to the powerful rhythm inside themselves. They're tapping into a new mind-body training method that is surging across the continents, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to uncover the vast abilities that lie within their brain. Why? Because they say, it works.
They're getting into the rhythm with brain wave vibration. As people move to the beat and allow their whole bodies to vibrate, they feel a release of tension and a sense of equilibrium coming back to their body and mind. Their brain clears, their energy is stimulated, and suddenly they're in a much better mood.
The new brain fitness technique is described in the book, Brain Wave Vibration: Getting Back to the Rhythm of a Healthy, Happy Life, written by Ilchi Lee and published by BEST Life Media. It recently won a 2010 Silver Nautilus Book Award, which recognizes books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change, while inspiring readers to new possibilities for a better world.
At its core, the method uses basic vibration exercises to get your qi/ki energy moving and calm your brain wave activity. It involves three basic elements: 1) deliberately making vibrations in your body, 2) allowing your body to ride the rhythm, and 3) following the flow of energy.
"It may seem like magical thinking to believe that something so simple could produce such good results. But really, the healing is happening within you," writes Ilchi Lee. "Your brain already instinctively knows what your body needs for health and happiness. This method only helps you to activate it."
People who practice the technique say that it helps them manage stress more effectively, regain their physical vitality, master their emotions, and unleash their body's own innate healing ability. "It has helped me manage my chronic pain, increase my energy level, and improve my attitude about life in general," said Leslie, a practitioner in Lakewood Colorado.
"When I practice, I feel closer to my real self. It gives me a freedom that connects my body and soul," said Peter from Epsom, England. "My right brain becomes harmonized with my left brain in a state of complete calm, peace, and emptiness," he said. Brain wave vibration and ki energy training are taught in more than 1,000 Dahn Yoga and Body+Brain centers in 10 countries.
Publishers in seven countries have either purchased the rights to or already published foreign language versions of Brain Wave Vibration: Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Taiwan, Russia and China. The Korean edition has sold more than 300,000 copies. The first English edition, published in 2008, sold more than 80,000 copies and won a 2009 Gold Medal Living Now Book Award and a 2009 Arizona Glyph Award. The new, expanded edition includes more success stories and a deeper explanation of the science behind the method designed to change your brain.
"The book is a unique integration of the holistic tradition of the East and Western scientific insight," said Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, clinical professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of The New Executive Brain. "Written in an engaging and lively style, it conveys optimism and humanism, as well as some very practical approaches to attaining mental health and balance," he noted in his review.
BEST Life Media Books Featured at Seattle Borders Workshop
April and May 2010, Borders, Seattle, WA
The Dahn Yoga Center in the Harbor Steps area of Seattle, Washington has joined forces with their local Borders bookstore to create educational opportunities for Borders customers. These body mind spirit educational events relate to BEST Life Media products that Borders sells, the contents of which the Dahn Yoga Center teaches.
Every other Tuesday, from April 6th through June 1st, Dahn Yoga is offering free aura readings from 11 am to 6 pm at Borders. At the same they will introduce passerby to their programs and to the body mind spirit books, Healing Chakras and Brain Wave Vibration by Ilchi Lee.
They also offered an earth wisdom meditation at Borders on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, during the lunch hour from 12:30 to 1:00 pm, and again at the end of the work day from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. For this beautiful relaxation meditation, Borders let them use a larger area upstairs where they featured the books Mago’s Dream and Earth Citizen. They offered a free week of classes to whomever bought one of Ilchi Lee’s books.
Finally, in celebration of Mothers' Day (Sunday, May 9th), on Tuesday, May 4th the Harbor Steps Dahn Yoga Center offered a workshop at the Borders bookstore on Brain Wave Vibration and Vitality Walking so that people could better understand some of the important content from Ilchi Lee's In Full Bloom and Brain Wave Vibration books. These Ilchi Lee books highlight how simple techniques can help individuals maintain successful aging, hope, and vitality throughout their lives. Those who purchased one of these two books received a special free week of classes and half off a private introductory session at the Dahn Yoga Center. Borders featured both books on their “Suggestions for Mother’s Day” table as well. Other passerby could receive an ever-popular aura reading anytime from 11 am to 6 pm.
Earth Citizens around the U.S. Celebrate Earth Day
Week of April 17, 2010 in 10 U.S. cities
A new international movement has emerged from Ilchi Lee’s concept of an Earth Citizen—someone who puts their identity as a citizen of the earth before any other identity, with all of the rights and responsibilities that go with it. As he communicated in his short book on the topic, Earth Citizen: Recovering Our Humanity, it is only by realizing our common humanity through the earth that its people may come together as one to create a peaceful and sustainable way of life on the planet.
Initiated and supported by the non-profit IBREA (International Brain Education Association) Foundation, the aptly named Earth Citizen Movement geared up in the United States this year for Earth Day. In cities around the country, Earth Citizens held festivals, participated in concerts, planted trees, and performed a special form of kigong choreographed for the occasion by Dahn Yoga practitioners. By the end of Earth Day week, over one hundred volunteers in ten cities nationwide had performed over four hundred hours of service. That service included planting over 2200 trees.
In addition to these efforts, a special Mago Earth Festival was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 17, 2010, and an Earth Citizen Walk in Rockland County, New York on May 1, 2010. At the Cambridge event, 106 participants learned about improving themselves and paying attention to earth wisdom through booths on Dahn Yoga, Brain Education, aura readings, and the Earth Citizen Movement. Fourteen of them signed up for the Earth Citizen Movement. Through an interactive presentation of kigong, relaxation meditation, Dahn Yoga, Brain Wave Vibration, the DahnMuDo ki energy martial art, and games, many shared they could feel a personal connection to the earth and why being an Earth Citizen is important.
To top off the week’s events, Mayor Mufi Hannemann of Honolulu proclaimed April 24th as Earth Citizen Day at a ceremony at City Hall on April 23, 2010. The Proclamation, which was initiated by Diane Oda and supported by Hawaii State Representative Ken Ito, was in recognition of the local Earth Citizen Movement activities sponsored by the Hawaiian Dahn Yoga Centers and local chapters of the IBREA Foundation. It was awarded by the mayor as an event “… providing our community with an opportunity to celebrate our aina and focus on the preservation of our planet.“ The proclamation was also given in recognition of the on-going volunteer activities that ”increase participant’s sense of well-being and awareness of the earth.”
An all day Mago Earth Festival at He’eia State Park was held in celebration of the proclamation on April 24, 2010. The festival included continual Dahn Yoga classes, kigong demonstrations, experiential exercises for all ages, traditional Korean drumming, and a dance group. There was also a taro planting ceremony and a wish release ceremony in which participants released their wishes on pieces of rice paper into the ocean.
The event was coordinated by Nobuko Todd, Regional Manager of the Hawaii Dahn Yoga Centers, with the help of Kimberly Lowe, a volunteer Dahn Yoga instructor who has been offering ongoing free classes in the He’eia State Park, and the conservation group, Friends of He’eia. Ms. Todd shares, “The Mago Earth Festival was created by hopes and dreams to create a healthier, happier, more peaceful earth community in Hawaii. We hope the festival will offer an experience of connection with the earth and awaken the best in the human spirit.” Her sentiments were echoed by Earth Citizen organizers around the country.
BEST Life Media Booth at the First Annual Sedona Book Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2009, The Well Red Coyote Bookstores, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ninety-four authors, publishers, and booksellers from Sedona, Verde Valley, and Flagstaff, Arizona areas gathered together in a large tent outside the Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona for a beautiful, clear day of fun with books. The Sedona Book Festival, which was well-trafficked by locals and tourists alike, featured booths with books for sale, fifteen-minute presentations by authors and editors, and music by local musicians Wolfs Robe, Ralf Illenberger, and Judy Torigoe. BEST Life Media was present with a booth there and a presentation about the company and its products by Nicole Dean, Senior Editor. In honor of the Festival, the Sedona City Council issued a proclamation declaring October 2009 as Book Lovers Month.
Yoga Books, CDs, and DVDs at the Flagstaff Yoga Festival
August 7-9, 2009 at the Pine Forest School, Flagstaff, Arizona, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Yoga abounded at this three-day festival featuring many styles and techniques. A Free Wellness Marketplace filled the parking lot of the Pine Forest School in which classes were held all day. BEST Life Media sold its products at a booth there, while the Sedona Dahn Yoga Center and BR Clinic gave classes in Brain Wave Vibration and Oonki Acupuncture (which uses Brain Wave Vibration) respectively.
Author Ilchi Lee to Train Thousands at His Brain Art Festival
Saturday, August 15, 2009, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
This vibrant and dynamic spectacular of music and dance will feature an interactive lecture by BEST Life Media author Ilchi Lee that will evolve into intensive Brain Wave Vibration training. The audience will experience the method in a fun way from the Brain Wave Vibration author himself, with the combined energy of thousands of people. At this amazing, whirlwind event, they will profoundly open their hearts, understand the true potential of their brains, and experience their authentic nature. The lucky attendees will learn what it means to be a brain artist—someone who uses their brain’s vast creative power to make their life a work of art--a positive, productive, progressive, and peaceful life that contributes to a harmonious and empowering world vision.
Because of Lee’s commitment to world peace, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated, through the International Brain Education Association’s (IBREA) Earth Citizen Movement, to the United Nations in order to support the achievement of its Millennium Development Goals.
Energy-Based Yoga from Korea: Integrating Body + Mind
Saturday, July 18th, East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
This first installment of the Dahn Yoga at the East West Bookshop Lecture Series will provide an overview of the holistic therapy from Korea developed by Brain Wave Vibration author Ilchi Lee.
Experienced Dahn Yoga manager, healer, and trainer, Hyeran Ihm, PhD, will lead visitors in simple movements and vibration exercises that restore the body’s natural energy flow for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Brain Wave Vibration Drumming Festival
July 11, 2009, Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona, AZ, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
This festival held at the breathtaking Sedona Mago Retreat center celebrated the rhythms of life. Participants reinvigorated their common humanity through their connection to planet Earth, mother of all life. Under the magnificent, starry summer sky, they experienced vibrant oneness with all nature. First Melissa Koci of the Sedona Dahn Yoga Center led the participants in Brain Wave Vibration to live drumming, and helped them tap into their own internal rhythm. Then drum circle facilitators Sinde and Solange from Rhythm for Change gave the audience their own drums and let those rhythms really come out. The program fee included a free copy of Brain Wave Vibration: Getting Back into the Rhythm of a Happy, Healthy Life by Ilchi Lee.
Radio Show Talks Up Brain Wave Vibration
BEST Life Media Senior Editor Nicole Dean was interviewed about Brain Wave Vibration on Seattle’s “Chat with Women” radio show that airs LIVE Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on KKNW 1150 AM, King County, WA.