Levi (“Lay-vee”) Ben-Shmuel blends his knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan and Kabbalah to create a unique, uplifting spiritual voice. A teacher of Tai Chi and Kabbalah, he is the co-creator of Sulam Chi, a graceful and powerful movement form that integrates the energies of Tai Chi and Kabbalah’s mystical Tree of Life. (Sulam Chi means Ladder of Life Force Energy.) A DVD called, Sulam Chi: A Dance of Life, is a beautiful introduction to the movements and what is behind them.
Levi is also a singer-songwriter. His CD, Take a New Road, is a joyous celebration of the inner journey toward freedom. He contributed an essay to the book How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, a collection of 101 insightful essays from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders, and writers. He is the author of the inspirational self-help book Living Wisely. Levi is also a contributor to The Huffington Post.
While pursuing a career in software development, Levi earned a master’s degree in economic development
from MIT in 1989. He studied Yang-style Tai Chi intensively during his years in the Boston area. He moved to
Israel in 1991. During his ten years there, Levi became a dual citizen of Israel and the United States, taught Tai Chi,
met his Kabbalah teacher, and co-created Sulam Chi. He returned to the United States in 2001. For 5 years, he was co-host of Transitions Radio Magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Levi lives with his wife and son in northern California.