SunDo Taoist Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center
SunDo Taoist Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center

Our Organization

Founded in 1980 in the United States, SunDo has expanded throughout Europe and Asia. In 1997, we incorporated as a non-profit. SunDo has now grown to become a world-wide organization. Leaders devote a significant amount of time teaching the practice and principles of Taoism at various practice centers. Also, in 1997, we purchased land in northern Vermont for the SunDo Healing Center, a meditation and retreat venue where members gather several times a year to focus on their practice. 


SunDo is a 503(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational non-profit organization.



Executive Team
Master Hyunmoon Kim, Executive Director
Tora Strawderman, Senior Vice President
Diane Matta, Financial Services
Betsy Forrest, Secretary & Newsletter Manager
Christine Ucich, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Ron Catabia, Distance Member Coordinator

Executive Director

Grandmaster Hyunmoon Kim


Master Kim is director of the SunDo International Association & Sundology Graduate Studies Program. With a PhD in the Philosophy of the Human Sciences, Master Kim integrates contemporary knowledge of western psychology with his traditional eastern training in SunDo Mountain Taoism. He leads retreats , workshops and lectures throughout the world.


Associate Masters

Ron Catabia joined SunDo Mountain Taoism in 1988. He is the founder of the Easthampton SunDo Center in Massachusetts. Promoted to Associate Master in 2007 and then to Master Teacher in 2014, Ron is committed to researching and developing a western perspective on Taoist psychology. 



Tora Strawderman, promoted to Associate Master in 2007, founded the Los Angeles SunDo Center and currently practices in Florida. A regular workshop presente the Vermont SunDo Retreat Center, Tora's work focuses on the practice stages of SunDo and their effect on states of consciousness.




Granted a Teacher certificate in 2005, Lucie Lambert is part of a small group of dedicated practitioners in Vancouver. While teaching, she connects to others through grounding and centering, and SunDo breathing. 

Virginia Platt, promoted to Teacher in 2007, coordinates facility management, retreat programming and residency stays at the SunDo Retreat Center in Barnet, VT. She also teaches weekly SunDo classes in St. Johnsbury and Barnet, VT. 

Betsy Forest, promoted to Teacher in 2008, is the coordinator for the Central Vermont SunDo Center in Montpelier, VT. Her role also includes producing the quarterly newsletter in addition to presenting workshops at the SunDo Retreat Center. 

Christine Ucich, became a teacher in 2019 and serves as education coordinator for the SunDo Retreat Center in Vermont, USA. Her interests include the tea ceremony and creating a forest therapy program for healing in nature at the retreat center.  

How to Find Us

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Upcoming Retreats

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Our Lineage

SunDo has been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years.


Learn more about our Master Teachers in SunDo History.

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SunDo International is a federal 503(c)(3) tax-exempt, educational non-profit.