My fitness specializations and interests include the simple movements of T’ai Chi Chih, through which we activate, circulate and balance our energy. What inspires me each day is the calm, balance and joy that I see in students when they experience T’ai Chi Chih. As they continue to practice I see energy patterns change, they become more calm and more balanced. They naturally feel more joy and carry this experience out into the bigger world changing it one small step at a time!
I take the calm, balanced and joyful concept of T’ai Chi Chih into my health coaching (Chew For Chi) as I help others explore new food opportunities for better energy. LOVE the power of food! Enjoy being with friends, my huge family, animals, being OUTSIDE in the elements, the feeling of warmth on my skin, fresh produce from local gardens, inspiring books, theater, music, great conversation, learning, learning and more learning… always a student!
In addition to accreditation in T’ai Chi Chih, I also have certifications in Tai Ji Fit, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes.
And I have additional trainings in Primordial Qigong, Fan Form, 8 Pieces of Brocade, 18 Movement Qigong Form, Zhang Zhong Gong, Yang Style Short Form, 5 Elements and 3 Circles, Tai Ji Fundamentals, Conscious Embodiment and Wallace Technique.
I have studied with Joanna Hunter, Chungliang Huang, Heather Reade, Michael Winn, Russ Smiley, Lorraine Moore, Dave Zimmerman, Wendy Palmer and Heather Wallace.
T’ai Chi Chih allows me to move through the days with as much grace and dignity as I can muster from my dantien! — Monica