Thursday, January 8, 2009
T'ai Chi instructor profile
UPDATED ON 9/21/10 I am currently teaching through the Rec and Parks dept. of San Francisco at Glen Park. Adult Tai Chi and Qigong for Seniors. See Sfrecpark.org. I was on the staff of the Healing Center of San Francisco for about ten years starting in 1982. This is a Holistic education center run by Jocelyne Nielsen and is a post secondary school that gives c.e. credits. It was started to help registered nurses learn techniques of alternative healing and Chinese medicine theory and accupressure. Here I taught T'ai Chi classes and Qigong exercises. I also taught at Third Wave Dance studio in 1983-4 which was located at 24th and Mission for a short while. I taught small groups in my home in the Mission from 1983-87 as well as at Douglass Park in upper Noe Valley. I began teaching at the Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez (415-282-2317) in the mid eighties and continue to this day as part of its Community Center Service function. I have also taught classes at corporations including Colossal Pictures and Synopsis. I taught for a brief time in the early corporate fitness program of Levi Strauss in the early eighties. I have taught a grant funded free class in the Tenderloin's Boedekker Park.