About Sadana Center
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino, a 1992 graduate in Law School at San Martin de Porres University in Lima, Peru; with Postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Marketing is the Owner and Founder of Sadana Center.
Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino is also a professional martial artist with more than 30 years training and has been teaching for over 15. His training began at the age of 7 years old when he took his first Martial Arts class.
As a younger adult he lived and studied in a Buddhist Temple Tian-Tan (Temple of the Heaven) in Lima. Peru.
He studied the Chinese Martial Arts Chuan - Fa (Five Animals), White Crane Qi Gong, Buddhist Philosophy; Meditative Arts and Oriental Healing methods under the direction of the Honorable Master Yin Lung Tsa.
In 1989 he learned under Master Lau Laos a system of combat freestyle San Da, “Yijinji science”, “Five elements principles” and “Daoism Qigong”.
It was until 2000 when Shifu began his personal journey, leaving his professional life in the past and came to the United States.
Since then, Shifu Orlando has taught his QiGong knowledge and the classical Chinese arts that he learned from his mentors.
He is a teacher, the kind of teacher who guides by example and compassion.
His life's work is to respond to the need for us to know ourselves better while finding peace and balance in our busy lives.
He shows us that we are already perfect and complete. We have not been cast adrift in the Universe, everything we need is easily found within.
Over the years Shifu Orlando continued to train and expand his Qigong knowledge under some of the best QiGong mentors: Master Zhao Jiang, Master Li Wang and Master Zhongxian Wu (Daoism Shamanic QiGong Fu Lu)
Master Schiaffino offers Taichi and Qigong classes, workshops, seminars, instructor training Programs, Healing and Meditation to provide opportunities for students to deepen their study of traditional Daoist practices.
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Sadana Center's Manager Ana Tosta, graduated in 1988 from Catholic University Andres Bello with a degree in Mass Communication-Journalism and worked as a TV Producer at Channel 2 RCTV, one of the most important Television network in Venezuela.
In 1999 she came to the United States and met her husband, Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino. She learned from him about the healing power of gemstones and crystals. Shifu Orlando has been her Mentor since.
Ana also designs one of a kind semi-precious stones handcrafted jewelry inspired by the natural beauty of the stones and their magical healing and mystical power. She sells her jewelry in her Etsy Shop: DiTostaDesigns.
Di Tosta Designs jewelry is infused with positive energy. Once Ana has finished her creations, her pieces are energized with Reiki (ancient healing symbols) and mantras by Shifu Orlando to restore the wearer body and open obstacles.
Ana divides her time between Sadana Center, DiTostaDesigns, and taking care of her son Salvatore.
The roots of Sadana Center
The roots of Sadana Center comes from the Peruvian Hakka Chinese Community ( Macao, Canton, Guandong) with strong roots in External and Internal concepts.
Masters who migrated to Peru in 1945 during the Chinese cultural revolution with the President Mao Tse Tung. The influence of hard styles Chinese red army Hakka Wei Dan & Nei Dan.
The philosophical and spiritual components of our school are deeply rooted in the Buddhist and the Taoist tradition with cultivation in Meditation, Healing Arts, Cha Dao the Art of Tea, Taoism food components, Herbal Medicine, Li-Da Tapping Qigong, Long & Hu massage- Dragon and Tiger- and the ancient school of Shamanic Mountain Emei Fulu Qigong.
In 1989 Shifu learned under Master Lau Laos a system of combat freestyle San Da.
San Da is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and elbow and knee strikes.
Shifu Orlando also studied under Master Lau Laos: “Yijinji science”, “Five elements principles” and “Daoism Qigong”.
Shifu comes to North America from his native country Peru, bringing the richness of the Buddhist and Daoism tradition.
His teaching and practice are for everyone to explore.