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  Penny Klein, PT, EdD   5th Generation - Wu Yi Jie He Family System  Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor  Doctor Klein started martial arts in 1987, first studying karate then judo where she holds a black belt and competed internationally.She has been studying and teaching tai chi/qigong for health promotion since 1999 and is also trained in Reiki.Her research on therapeutic applications of taiji/qigong has been published in leading medical journals. Her most recent work addresses Qigong in cancer care.  Buffalo, New York  email: kleinqpj@gmail.com  www.facebook.com/qpjklein/

Penny Klein, PT, EdD

5th Generation - Wu Yi Jie He Family System

Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor

Doctor Klein started martial arts in 1987, first studying karate then judo where she holds a black belt and competed internationally.She has been studying and teaching tai chi/qigong for health promotion since 1999 and is also trained in Reiki.Her research on therapeutic applications of taiji/qigong has been published in leading medical journals. Her most recent work addresses Qigong in cancer care.

Buffalo, New York

email: kleinqpj@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/qpjklein/

  Sifu Fred Popeski   5th Generation - Wu Yi Jie He Family System  Fred has studied the martial arts since 1992 with Tai Chi as his main area of interest. He has always had an interest in helping people maintain health and wellness. He is also a Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner and Certified Instructor, which is a natural healing modality. Fred also holds certificates in several other modalities. The combination of Mind Body Healing and Wu Yi Jie He Family System is a great benefit not only for himself but for his clients as well.  Erie, Pensyvania  phone: 814-323-2104  www.mind-bodyhealing.com

Sifu Fred Popeski

5th Generation - Wu Yi Jie He Family System

Fred has studied the martial arts since 1992 with Tai Chi as his main area of interest. He has always had an interest in helping people maintain health and wellness. He is also a Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner and Certified Instructor, which is a natural healing modality. Fred also holds certificates in several other modalities. The combination of Mind Body Healing and Wu Yi Jie He Family System is a great benefit not only for himself but for his clients as well.

Erie, Pensyvania

phone: 814-323-2104

www.mind-bodyhealing.com

  Sifu Bill Pickett    Certified 24 Posture Wu Yi Jie He Qigong Instructor Trainer (Level 3)   Bill has 30 plus Years experience in Tai Chi and Qigong in various modalities. He started his training in the Wu Yi Jie He 24 Posture Qigong in 2009 with Grand Master Helen Wu. He continued in 2012 with Grand Master Wen Ching Wu. As bill became more interested and started practicing the form on a regular basis, he found Sifu George Picard in Canada and completed his studies to become an Instructor Trainer in 2017. He Teaches his local classes, The 24 Posture Qigong and also conducts weekend workshops in different locations in the USA. Bill is also a Master Trainer with Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health Institute and Conducts instructor certification Classes for Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health Program.  Knoxville, Tennessee  Phone: 865-567-4837  Email: BillPickett20@gmail.com

Sifu Bill Pickett

Certified 24 Posture Wu Yi Jie He Qigong Instructor Trainer (Level 3)

Bill has 30 plus Years experience in Tai Chi and Qigong in various modalities. He started his training in the Wu Yi Jie He 24 Posture Qigong in 2009 with Grand Master Helen Wu. He continued in 2012 with Grand Master Wen Ching Wu. As bill became more interested and started practicing the form on a regular basis, he found Sifu George Picard in Canada and completed his studies to become an Instructor Trainer in 2017. He Teaches his local classes, The 24 Posture Qigong and also conducts weekend workshops in different locations in the USA. Bill is also a Master Trainer with Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health Institute and Conducts instructor certification Classes for Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Health Program.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Phone: 865-567-4837

Email: BillPickett20@gmail.com

 
  Judy Anne Bonafede    Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 2)    Judy Anne Bonafede started Martial Arts in 1997, studying Tai Chi with her Mother, whom was struggling with the onset of Dementia at the time. She moved on to Isshinryu Karate to eventually earn a Blackbelt. She has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong since 2002 at Martial Arts and Wellness Centers throughout Western New York.    Lockport, New York    phone: 716-908-3653

Judy Anne Bonafede

Certified Therapeutic QiGong & Tai Chi Instructor (Level 2)

Judy Anne Bonafede started Martial Arts in 1997, studying Tai Chi with her Mother, whom was struggling with the onset of Dementia at the time. She moved on to Isshinryu Karate to eventually earn a Blackbelt. She has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong since 2002 at Martial Arts and Wellness Centers throughout Western New York.

Lockport, New York

phone: 716-908-3653

  Joanne Miller    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)    Joanne Miller currently lives in Raleigh. NC. Her journey into the ancient arts of QiGong and Tai Chi began in 2006. She found that not only did she feel better physically but she was able to handle all of her day to day activities with ease and joy. This new understanding of the benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong led to her obtain her Instructor certification in the 24 posture Wu Yi Jie He System of Qigong.    Raleigh, North Carolina    Phone: 814-403-5441    Email: joannem66@gmail.com    www.chiforkids.com

Joanne Miller

Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor (Level 1)

Joanne Miller currently lives in Raleigh. NC. Her journey into the ancient arts of QiGong and Tai Chi began in 2006. She found that not only did she feel better physically but she was able to handle all of her day to day activities with ease and joy. This new understanding of the benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong led to her obtain her Instructor certification in the 24 posture Wu Yi Jie He System of Qigong.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Phone: 814-403-5441

Email: joannem66@gmail.com

www.chiforkids.com

  Virgil Perdue    QiGong Instructor   Member of Taoist Tai Chi Society from 2000 to 2012. Instructor from 2002 to 2012.  At present a member of TCHI. Instructor for 6 years and a Leader for 24 Therapeutic Qigong. Teaching at senior centers in Morristown and Jefferson City , Tenn. Taught by Sifu Bill Pickett and Linda Pickett.  Email:   perdue.vj@gmail.com

Virgil Perdue

QiGong Instructor

Member of Taoist Tai Chi Society from 2000 to 2012. Instructor from 2002 to 2012.  At present a member of TCHI. Instructor for 6 years and a Leader for 24 Therapeutic Qigong. Teaching at senior centers in Morristown and Jefferson City , Tenn. Taught by Sifu Bill Pickett and Linda Pickett.

Email:  perdue.vj@gmail.com

 
  Siobhan Hutchinson   Siobhan created Next Step Strategies to educate and encourage individuals to discover their body's natural healing ability.  Clients report experiencing increased range of motion, balance, relaxation, reduced stress, and an overall sense of well-being. Along with holding a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health, Siobhan is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih, Seijaku, Guigen Qigong, Reiki Master/Teacher, Medicinal Aroma therapist, and Certified Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. She has studied in China and continues her studies with a variety of holistic practitioners. Her passion is stress relief and walking in serenity. Next Step Strategies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Vitality.  Central New Jersey / Bucks County  Phone: 609-752-1048  Email: Siobhan@NextStepStrategiesLLC.com  Website: NextStepStrategiesLLC.com

Siobhan Hutchinson

Siobhan created Next Step Strategies to educate and encourage individuals to discover their body's natural healing ability.  Clients report experiencing increased range of motion, balance, relaxation, reduced stress, and an overall sense of well-being. Along with holding a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health, Siobhan is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih, Seijaku, Guigen Qigong, Reiki Master/Teacher, Medicinal Aroma therapist, and Certified Clinical Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner. She has studied in China and continues her studies with a variety of holistic practitioners. Her passion is stress relief and walking in serenity. Next Step Strategies: A Holistic Approach to Health and Vitality.

Central New Jersey / Bucks County

Phone: 609-752-1048

Email: Siobhan@NextStepStrategiesLLC.com

Website: NextStepStrategiesLLC.com

  Janet Elliot   Janet has a B.A. degree in Biology and a Master's degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion for teaching and her personal quest for optimal health and wellness has led her to seek opportunities related to cultivating her vital life force. As a student of Sibohan Hutchinson for over six years, Janet has practiced T'ai Chi Chih in weekly classes as well as through her own practice.  Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania  Email: jelliot55@comcast.net

Janet Elliot

Janet has a B.A. degree in Biology and a Master's degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion for teaching and her personal quest for optimal health and wellness has led her to seek opportunities related to cultivating her vital life force. As a student of Sibohan Hutchinson for over six years, Janet has practiced T'ai Chi Chih in weekly classes as well as through her own practice.

Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

Email: jelliot55@comcast.net

  Alan Clayton   QiGong Instructor  Alan is a retired Business Analyst/Technical Writer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also a certified landscape designer and a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener. Alan has studied tai chi since 1995, mostly Yang style until he heard about Dr. Paul Lam in 2004. He was first certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis in 2005 and is currently board certified to teach 8 Tai Chi for Health Institute programs. He has been teaching Tai Chi for Health Programs since 2005. Alan studies privately once a month with Becky Rahe, a Tai Chi for Health Master Trainer in Toledo, Ohio. Currently working on Chen 36 and 24 Postures Therapeutic Qigong  Fort Wayne, Indiana  Phone: 260-484-3103  Email: alantcmg@gmail.com   

Alan Clayton

QiGong Instructor

Alan is a retired Business Analyst/Technical Writer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is also a certified landscape designer and a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener. Alan has studied tai chi since 1995, mostly Yang style until he heard about Dr. Paul Lam in 2004. He was first certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis in 2005 and is currently board certified to teach 8 Tai Chi for Health Institute programs. He has been teaching Tai Chi for Health Programs since 2005. Alan studies privately once a month with Becky Rahe, a Tai Chi for Health Master Trainer in Toledo, Ohio. Currently working on Chen 36 and 24 Postures Therapeutic Qigong

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: 260-484-3103

Email: alantcmg@gmail.com

 

 
  Kris Lindquist    Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor   Kris Lindquist lives in Upper Michigan. Her 86-year-old father taught her to love the great outdoors from a young age She is grateful on quite a few things as she survived snowmobiling on very thin Ice, on Lake Superior, camping in bear country, racing all things with an engine, and hiking in very deep snow. Kris also had the pleasure of working with seniors for the past 29 years and have always tried to help them function as independent as possible in their own homes. For the past 5 years, She has taught TCA and has been certified in the art of 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong, in which she really enjoys doing!  Alger County, Michigan  Phone: 906-387-2439  Email: coakl@jamadots.com

Kris Lindquist

Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor

Kris Lindquist lives in Upper Michigan. Her 86-year-old father taught her to love the great outdoors from a young age She is grateful on quite a few things as she survived snowmobiling on very thin Ice, on Lake Superior, camping in bear country, racing all things with an engine, and hiking in very deep snow. Kris also had the pleasure of working with seniors for the past 29 years and have always tried to help them function as independent as possible in their own homes. For the past 5 years, She has taught TCA and has been certified in the art of 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong, in which she really enjoys doing!

Alger County, Michigan

Phone: 906-387-2439

Email: coakl@jamadots.com

  Linda White   Linda is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) – where she received training to become a CMES through the American Council of Exercise (ACE). The CMES certification is designed to collaborate with a client’s medical doctor, as needed, to reach optimum health & fitness goals. She is also a certified FallProof™ Balance & Mobility Specialist through California State University, Fullerton’s – Center for Successful Aging. She has been doing personal training since 2007 and has taught group exercise, including aquatic and land, for over 25 years.  She loves both nutrition and exercise and loves motivating others to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Her Nutrition Specialist certification is through American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists.  Phone: 757-553-0996  Email: ezekiel5@me.com  www.foreverfitva.org

Linda White

Linda is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) – where she received training to become a CMES through the American Council of Exercise (ACE). The CMES certification is designed to collaborate with a client’s medical doctor, as needed, to reach optimum health & fitness goals. She is also a certified FallProof™ Balance & Mobility Specialist through California State University, Fullerton’s – Center for Successful Aging. She has been doing personal training since 2007 and has taught group exercise, including aquatic and land, for over 25 years.  She loves both nutrition and exercise and loves motivating others to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Her Nutrition Specialist certification is through American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists.

Phone: 757-553-0996

Email: ezekiel5@me.com

www.foreverfitva.org

  Becky Rahe   Becky began her health and wellbeing path over 18 years ago as a Fitness Instructor and Trainer for the YMCA of Greater Toledo. She was an instructor in Group Cycling, Water Aerobics, YMCA Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. Her tai chi journey in 2004 began with the Tai Chi for Health Institute. At this point, she wanted to focus on tai chi. Since then she has continued her training gaining depth experience in Yang, Chen, Sun, and Qigong forms. To spread the many health benefits of tai chi, Becky became an Authorized Master Trainer. She has personally trained with Dr. Paul Lam and continues to grow the Tai Chi for Health and QiGong in the Midwest, USA. She is certified in most of the Tai Chi for Health programs, and has also trained in many forms as well as Qigong, Tai Chi Cane, Tai Chi Fan, Silk Reeling workshops, and has also studied in other forms of energy healing such as Medical Qigong, Reiki, Guided Meditation, and Yoga Fit.  Toledo, Ohio  Email: taichiblr@sbcglobal.net  @beckyrahe.taichitoledo   

Becky Rahe

Becky began her health and wellbeing path over 18 years ago as a Fitness Instructor and Trainer for the YMCA of Greater Toledo. She was an instructor in Group Cycling, Water Aerobics, YMCA Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. Her tai chi journey in 2004 began with the Tai Chi for Health Institute. At this point, she wanted to focus on tai chi. Since then she has continued her training gaining depth experience in Yang, Chen, Sun, and Qigong forms. To spread the many health benefits of tai chi, Becky became an Authorized Master Trainer. She has personally trained with Dr. Paul Lam and continues to grow the Tai Chi for Health and QiGong in the Midwest, USA. She is certified in most of the Tai Chi for Health programs, and has also trained in many forms as well as Qigong, Tai Chi Cane, Tai Chi Fan, Silk Reeling workshops, and has also studied in other forms of energy healing such as Medical Qigong, Reiki, Guided Meditation, and Yoga Fit.

Toledo, Ohio

Email: taichiblr@sbcglobal.net

@beckyrahe.taichitoledo

 

 
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   Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor   Merry developed severe arthritis in her knees after several years as a fitness instructor.  Being younger than the usual knee replacement recipients, Merry was advised to hold off on replacements as long as she could.   She found a tai chi class in my community, and began my journey into tai chi.  Tai Chi has helped her discover her path in developing community with the people around her.  She primarily instruct seniors, those with disabilities, and people that are coming back into their lives after loss. Merry is an instructor for the Tai Chi for Health Organization, and a certified 24 Postures Therapeutic Qi Gong instructor.     Ankeny, Iowa  Email: merriest_one@yahoo.com

Merry Amann

Certified 24 Postures Therapeutic QiGong Instructor

Merry developed severe arthritis in her knees after several years as a fitness instructor.  Being younger than the usual knee replacement recipients, Merry was advised to hold off on replacements as long as she could.   She found a tai chi class in my community, and began my journey into tai chi.  Tai Chi has helped her discover her path in developing community with the people around her.  She primarily instruct seniors, those with disabilities, and people that are coming back into their lives after loss. Merry is an instructor for the Tai Chi for Health Organization, and a certified 24 Postures Therapeutic Qi Gong instructor.

Ankeny, Iowa

Email: merriest_one@yahoo.com

  Irina Tarbeeva   Certified Instructor  Irina began her tai chi journey in 1999, studying the Yang style with master Lu De. Since 2014, she's been involved in Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi For Health" programs, which support self-healing and wellness for conditions like arthritis and diabetes. She opened her own" Tai Chi For Health Studio" in Iron River, MI. In 2017 she began training in 24 Posture Therapeutic Qi Gong with Bill Pickett.  In 2018 Irina became certified  as Instructor Level 1 in 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong.  Iron River, Michigan  Phone:  906-265-2900    

Irina Tarbeeva

Certified Instructor

Irina began her tai chi journey in 1999, studying the Yang style with master Lu De. Since 2014, she's been involved in Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi For Health" programs, which support self-healing and wellness for conditions like arthritis and diabetes. She opened her own" Tai Chi For Health Studio" in Iron River, MI. In 2017 she began training in 24 Posture Therapeutic Qi Gong with Bill Pickett.  In 2018 Irina became certified  as Instructor Level 1 in 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong.

Iron River, Michigan

Phone: 906-265-2900

 

 Cathi Knauf  Cathi began tai chi and qigong looking for answers to reconnect her body after a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and arthritis of the neck and hip. Armed with a detailed "fibro bible" and her medical background as a BSN RN, she began the equally long search of treatment for this syndrome. Everything came together in 2004 after three weeks of beginning yang tai chi: pain was decreasing, muscles and fascia were relaxing. Tai chi/qigong was inserted into the fibro health plan and she was hooked. 2006 was a pivotal year in which she became certified with TCHI and TCHC. In 2017 she began studing 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong and became a certified instructor in 2018 studying with Sifu Bill Pickett.  Escanaba, Michigan  Phone:  906-280-1083   Email:  Cathi@communitytaichi.com       

Cathi Knauf

Cathi began tai chi and qigong looking for answers to reconnect her body after a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and arthritis of the neck and hip. Armed with a detailed "fibro bible" and her medical background as a BSN RN, she began the equally long search of treatment for this syndrome. Everything came together in 2004 after three weeks of beginning yang tai chi: pain was decreasing, muscles and fascia were relaxing. Tai chi/qigong was inserted into the fibro health plan and she was hooked. 2006 was a pivotal year in which she became certified with TCHI and TCHC. In 2017 she began studing 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong and became a certified instructor in 2018 studying with Sifu Bill Pickett.

Escanaba, Michigan

Phone: 906-280-1083

Email: Cathi@communitytaichi.com

 

 

  Jamie Blomgren   Jamie Blomgren discovered Tai Chi the fall of 2004, and loved the grace and beauty of it.  From that time on, she practiced and discovered how it helped her feel better.  She has continued her study and love of Tai Chi throughout the years, which brought her to the discovery of the 24 Posture Theraputic system of Qi Gong, and thus her Qigong Leader certification of this form.  Ankeny, Iowa  Email:   jamiedon@netins.net    

Jamie Blomgren

Jamie Blomgren discovered Tai Chi the fall of 2004, and loved the grace and beauty of it.  From that time on, she practiced and discovered how it helped her feel better.  She has continued her study and love of Tai Chi throughout the years, which brought her to the discovery of the 24 Posture Theraputic system of Qi Gong, and thus her Qigong Leader certification of this form.

Ankeny, Iowa

Email:  jamiedon@netins.net

 

  Julie Wilhelm King   Certified 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong Leader  Julie started her health care career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1989, where she saw the importance of movement and exercise on a daily basis. Starting by teaching classes in pre/postnatal exercise, Julie transitioned into teaching Tai Chi classes in 2010 under the instruction of Sifu Dan Jones. She blended so well with the posture, balance, and movement often set in Physical Therapy. Further training continued in Medical Qigong, Taiji Qigong Shibashi and Chigevity Shoulder Form. Julie received her Bachelor's in Complementary & Alternative Health in 2014 and most recently began teaching Therapeutic Qigong 24 Posture in 2018 after further training with Sifu Bill Pickett  Kincheloe, Michigan  Phone: 906-635-4426  Email:  doula1965@live.com

Julie Wilhelm King

Certified 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong Leader

Julie started her health care career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1989, where she saw the importance of movement and exercise on a daily basis. Starting by teaching classes in pre/postnatal exercise, Julie transitioned into teaching Tai Chi classes in 2010 under the instruction of Sifu Dan Jones. She blended so well with the posture, balance, and movement often set in Physical Therapy. Further training continued in Medical Qigong, Taiji Qigong Shibashi and Chigevity Shoulder Form. Julie received her Bachelor's in Complementary & Alternative Health in 2014 and most recently began teaching Therapeutic Qigong 24 Posture in 2018 after further training with Sifu Bill Pickett

Kincheloe, Michigan

Phone: 906-635-4426

Email:  doula1965@live.com

 Dr. Linda Peng MD.  Certified Level 1 Taiji and Qigong Instructor  Erie, Pennsylvania

Dr. Linda Peng MD.

Certified Level 1 Taiji and Qigong Instructor

Erie, Pennsylvania