Michael Yeager has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for over thirty- five years. He teaches three different styles of Tai Chi--Yang, Sun and Chen, as well as straight sword, broad sword and cane forms.
In addition, he practices and teaches several styles of Kung Fu. His website is www.goldenbambootaichi.com an ongoing history and resource for his students, containing videos of the Tai Chi exercises and forms taught in his classes.
Michael retired as a Mental Health Therapist in 2009. He is a writer. His blog address is www.aretiredboomer.blogspot.com and his published novel is called Above the Labyrinth. He is currently working on a second novel.
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art often referred to as moving meditation. This gentle exercise can be learned and practiced by people of all ages. It promotes overall health, body awareness, balance and helps quiet the mind.
Tai Chi is known as the way of non-resistance. It teaches relaxation and mindfulness during physical activity.
Students learn to move with grace and power. In class we start with stretching and strengthening exercises as well as the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong form and then we focus on the traditional Tai Chi forms.