Taiji (T’ai Chi) is an ancient Chinese exercise practiced for health and self-defense. It is characterized by slow, gentle movements and is sometimes described as meditation in motion. It emphasizes balanced, low impact, whole body movements. It has positive affects on stress, focus, arthritis and a host of other health issues. As scientific research increasingly shows, regular T’ai Chi practice can have significant impact on mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. Or as an old Chinese saying goes, “Practice Taiji and you will develop the pliability of a child, the strength of a lumberjack and the peace of a sage.”
Bob has been a student of T’ai Chi (Taijiquan) and Qigong for many years. He has practiced T’ai Chi for nearly 35 years, Qigong for 22 years, and has taught for 20. He has had the opportunity to work with a number of top T’ai Chi masters over the years and has studied a variety of styles. Most notably, he has been a senior student of Master Yang Yang for more than two decades. He was one of the first students to be certified by Dr. Yang in his Evidence Based Taiji program. This program is noted for its research-based health benefits. It is used by the medical staff and patients at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. It is also part of weekly instruction at Canyon Ranch Resort in Massachusetts. Bob travels regularly with Dr. Yang to teach workshops and retreats across the US.