The Anti Guru

I describe myself as the anti-guru. My role as a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor is not to elevate myself onto a pedestal, and to ensure that you as a student don’t elevate me either. I’m the average person, living … Read More

Health Baselines

Learning to Take Care of Yourself In my classes I often talk about exercising and training gracefully to your own physical baseline. This phrase comes from my teacher Casey Kochmer, from Personal Tao.  Read his article on baselines here. We … Read More

Compassionate Tai Chi

Compassionate Tai Chi Can Tai Chi and Qigong help you become more compassionate with yourself and others? Regular practice of the Classical Chinese arts helps bring about a positive change in personal health, happiness and longevity.  The slow-moving exercises and stillness … Read More

Tai Chi Trigrams

In Taoist philosophy, the 8 Trigrams are symbols of change found within the Book of Changes, known as the I Ching.  Each trigram represents a unique set of characteristics; tai chi application, qi gong movement, natural identity, cardinal directions, organ, … Read More