I am a lifelong learner and teacher, and believe strongly that everyone can continue learning and exploring throughout their lifespan. Mind and body are linked; each informs the other, and movement is as essential to human growth as is thought. Internal and external complement each other.
I’ve spent twenty years studying Yang style T’ai Chi, Qigong, pushing hands, San Shou, sword, knife, fan, and cane with Sifu Paul Abdella and Sifu Ray Hayward. For the past ten years, I have been a tutor at my studio, Twin Cities T’ai Chi, teaching individuals and groups of students. I have been teaching T’ai Chi at the University of Minnesota since 2017.
I have a background in teaching and training youth and adults, as well as coordinating educational programs for public schools and non-profit organizations.