I have been enjoying Tai Chi and Qi Gong for more than 25 years. Practicing and teaching Tai Chi is my favorite thing in the world. When teaching, I enjoy bringing a wealth of experience to each student and teaching situation. My main focus is on health building through the enjoyment of Tai Chi. I encourage my students to develop a daily practice so that they can reap the many lifelong health benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.
My Tai Chi Chuan experience dates back to 1977, when I studied at the Aspen Academy of Martial Arts in Aspen, Colorado. There Ilearned the classic Tai Chi Yang Style 108 Movements with Master Marshall Ho, in an intensive summer program. I have also studied with Grand Master Dr. Tingsen Xu of Emory University from 1996 to 2004, learning what is the most universally practiced form of Tai Chi: Yang style 24 Forms. I have assisted with Dr. Xu’s undergraduate classes, and in a study on the beneficial effects of Tai Chi on Parkinson’s disease. From 2002 to the present, I have been a student of Master Chen, from Wudang, China. Through my studies with Master Chen I have become a certified instructor of a variety of Qi Gong and Tai Chi forms, as well as of Meditation and Healing practices.