I first learned T’ai Chi Chih in 1997 with someone who was not accredited. I still felt calm, grounded and centered. It helped me gather my energy, my thoughts, my courage to do all that I had to do at the time. I was Super Mom: working full time and taking classes toward three accreditations and being married raising two kids.
After two years of practicing the wrong way, that person became an accredited TCC teacher and started to teach the movements correctly. I had to learn the TCC movements all over again. I decided to become a TCC teacher since those easy movements were so beneficial at all levels: body, mind, heart and spirit.
I became an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher in 1999.
I have been teaching ever since: to all size classes, to different population of couples, teenagers, 55+ program, etc.
I have taught from my home, the recreational center, hospital, retirement home, parks, libraries, churches, Buddhist temple and now on Zoom.
I also teach all levels (beginners, intermediate, advance, and Seijaku) and am currently training a potential TCC teacher.
I attend the annual TCC conferences and various annual events: TCC Retreats, TCC Intensives, Teacher Accreditation Weeks.
I’ve also hosted local events in Kansas City.
To this day T’ai Chi Chih remains my daily meditative practice. I feel that the inner exploration is not finished after 20 years but is just starting to reach another “inner height level.”