Our Mission

Find your Harmony Mission Statement 1st To feel comfortable in and become one with your body 2nd To live your life as part of a whole 3rd To let your body flow in line with your intentions 4th To manage your emotions and thoughts harmoniously 5th To keep your mind aligned with your body and soul 6th To let your mind guide your life to recover your true essence as a human 7th To have the Harmony within you direct how you react to outside influences. 8th To let your life complete its journey towards becoming the being you are meant to be 9th To live as a whole entity anywhere.

Open letter from the founder Alex Choi

I believe you are a person who:
  1. Feels empathy towards others
  2. Looks for solutions rather than arguments
  3. Sacrifices your time and energy for the values you hold dear
  4. Aspires to be your best, although you may not know exactly how 
  5. Intuitively understands that competition with others is unnecessary, whereas competition with oneself can be rewarding
Do these statements resonate with you? 

If so, you are the kind of person who needs more tangible success as well as spiritual success. And therefore you are a person I can help to grow, because you inherited a deep consciousness that encompasses empathy and spirituality from your BiggerSelf.

Alone we have limited success, but when we team up with other spiritually intellectual people we can make real changes for ourselves and the world.

I want you to have the opportunity to engage in a community that has accumulated a higher spiritual consciousness, energy, and purpose. 

Call us 908-232-2377

Thank you so much!

Our Team

Lisa Bento

ZEN Program Coordinator
Lisa received her degrees from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her expertise as an educator and instructional leader includes success with gifted and talented programs, inclusion/special needs differentiation and diverse demographics including inner city youth. Lisa has developed and delivered specialized courses in coding with python and app development. She has also provided tailored professional development sessions in educational technology, coaching strategies, inclusive classrooms and social emotional learning. While addressing the needs of varying capabilities in learners of all types and ages, her 19 years experience as an educator includes mathematics on the middle school, high school and university level. Pursuits toward leadership in her field became prevalent in these last five years of her training with Grandmaster Choi at Harmony Meditation Center. Lisa has served as Consultant, Lead Teacher, Math Coach and now Department Chair of Science and Mathematics. She has been awarded and implemented three grants in three years for social emotional wellness, which includes integrated lessons for mindfulness and for developing a growth mindset in staff, students and school community members at large. Learning and exercising Mind is a Muscle has upgraded Lisa’s vision, methods for success and management style. In practicing Mind is a Muscle techniques, she now knows to make any quality improvement it is vital to know why we do what we are doing, to have technologies that support ease of use and proper implementation of processes and to establish meaningful relationships with people and resources toward the shared vision for improvement. Lisa has been a devoted student of Grandmaster Choi for 10 years, served as editor for the Harmony Meditation: A new way to completion and HwanDo books, and presents outreach sessions in collaboration with our team for various entities and organizations.
As a human being what should we do to reciprocate the benevolent influence of life?
– Johwa Choi in Harmony Meditation: A new way to completion
Roman Berlin Marathon

Roman Lavrov

ZEN Program Coordinator
Roman obtained an MS in Computer Science with distinction and has worked in Higher Education at CUNY College of Staten Island for over a decade. There he has held several IT roles including Technician, Web Developer, Application Developer, Web Accessibility Specialist and Technical Project Lead. He works passionately with students, faculty, and staff to support learning initiatives related to technology. Beyond his profession, Roman is an avid athlete with many years of experience with CrossFit, Yoga, Snowboarding and has completed several marathons. He applies a similar drive, resilience, and curiosity to finding an answer to his lifelong question of "Who am I?". In 2014 Roman began a serious spiritual journey, attending several extended silent meditation retreats, studying Buddhism teachings, reaching out to teachers from various traditions, and even explored a transition to a secluded monastic life. Luckily, this journey led Roman to meet Grandmaster Alex Choi, who guided him to recognize that there does not need to be a separation between the personal/professional and spiritual life. Through ongoing Zen Tai Chi training, Roman is learning how to properly connect mind, body and soul and truly grow as a person. He now works to educate and help others establish an accessible pathway to freely reach toward their own boundless potentials.
Grandmaster Alex Choi

Alexander J. Choi

Grandmaster Alexander J. Choi is the founder of Harmony Meditation and an author of books and CDs for physical, mental and spiritual development. For over 20 years, he has served as an enlightened mentor and advisor to those interested in learning and applying the timeless principles of human growth.

After a successful corporate career as a Chemical Engineer, Master Choi attained spiritual enlightenment and devoted his life to the development of methods for applying spiritual training to modern life. He provides training and guidance for people to recover their genuine identity, achieve tangible success and spiritual success.

Master Choi’s specialty is training corporate managers and leaders by providing guidance for all aspects of human life. He has delivered public lectures and workshops about the proven principles of human development and the relevance of the mind for personal and professional advancement. Among these are:
- ‘ZEN Method’,
- ‘BrainHaveFun’
- ‘Mind is a Muscle’ leadership training.
He also runs a regular ‘BrainHaveFun’ podcast.

Public workshop and speaker engagements (selected events)

  • Merrill Lynch, NYC
  • Boston Consulting Group, Summit NJ
  • Silence Therapeutics, Berlin, Germany
  • Bloomingdales, Short Hills
  • Eileen Fisher, NYC
  • JCC of Central New Jersey
  • Science Park High School, Newark
  • Arts High School, Newark
  • Atria Senior Living, Cranford
  • Westfield Memorial Library – repeated lecturer
  • Berkeley Heights Library
  • Diversity Committee New Providence
  • Newark Public Library, author event
  • Warren County library, author event
  • Springfield Public Library, author event