Martial arts, yoga, tai chi and qigong (Chee-Kung) have been life-changing practices for me as pathways to greater strength, balance, agility, and equanimity. I have found a deeper understanding of the ways we embody and physically remember stress and trauma while discovering moving meditations that rejuvenate the body and mind.
My tai chi and qigong training began with Roger Jahnke of the Institute for Integral QiGong and Tai Chi (IIQTC). I am a certified Community Practice Leader in Medical QiGong in the ancient healing tradition known as Bu Zheng QiGong (vitality enhancement method). I have also trained with Roger Jahnke in Primordial QiGong (Wuji QiGong), developed by Daoist monk Chang San Feng, and with Nzazi Malonga of the Dharma Health Institute in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to my martial arts training, I am also a certified Holistic Nutritionist (AFPA), Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, and a retired US Army Reserve JAG Corps officer.