Hwalan is a polymath yogi, martial artist, teacher, actor, multi-media artist and visionary. The dialogue between seemingly opposing forces, traditional and contemporary, East and West, earthly and heavenly, ultimately leading to greater oneness on all levels, is at the heart of her work.  Hwalan has been teaching for a over a decade.

Hwalan is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Columbia University, with a B.A. in Visual Art. A former member of the USA Shaolin Temple Demo Team, Hwalan currently trains in Wu Shu.  Martial Art and dance performances include: ESPN’s 100 Greatest Moments in Sports, High5 Games (2 video games), NYCO at Lincoln Center, Wu Tang Clan Revival Concert at the Meadowlands.  Acting includes TV: The BlacklistHorace and Pete. Film: Equal Standard, The Warrior and the Savior, subHysteria. Theater: Alas the Nymphs BAM Next Wave Festival, Spiral Ramp Guggenheim, America HERE Arts Center.    Art exhibitions include: The Armory, Philadelphia Museum, National Arts Club.

Awards: Hans Hessel Award National Arts Club, Gold Medal Scholastic, Inc., Writers in Performance scholarship Tribeca Performing Arts Center.


“Hwalan is among the most beautiful beings I have ever known. She radiates spirituality, discipline and intelligence. Her respectful manner and inner commitment inspires in her students a serious yoga practice for the body and the mind.”

-Alexandra Munroe | Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum